Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mad to dissent

The Soviet Union was notorious for locking up dissenters as having psychological pathologies. (This response is essentially an extension of the principle that those who disagree with oneself are morons.)

Now this procedure comes to Cleveland, Ohio.

A British colonial officer, Thomas Munro, noted in India, in 1824, "It is an old observation, that he who loses his liberty loses half his virtue". I hope Americans hear and heed this warning.