Sanity or the freedom to become trapped!

Dec 6, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden:

I may be a little claustrophobic. I do hate being trapped. It’s not so much small spaces, that alarm me; it’s more tight situations. Anything that takes away my freedom of choice. But then we’re most of us like that. Who wouldn’t be in favour of freedom.Except that of course freedom isn’t always what it seems. Some freedoms lead straight into being trapped. Drugs is the easiest example. Freedom to take drugs becomes freedom to get hooked, which becomes freedom to be an addict, which is no longer freedom- but ‘trapped’.

It’s not just drugs that set off the law of unintended consequences.

Justine Greening, the Equalities Minister, has outlined a new government policy that intends to give people the freedom to be able to pick their own gender and change their own birth certificate without any reference to a doctor or medical advice.

More freedom. Hooray. That can only be a kind and benign act from a caring progressive government. But what if it wasn’t freedom at all?

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