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Alexander Boot: “the modern mind can conceive of inanities that in the past would have been regarded as telltale signs of madness”

4 May 2016

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“Conveniently untethered and fashionably open, the modern mind can conceive of inanities that in the past would have been regarded as telltale signs of madness. Who in his right mind would, for example, have argued in favour of two men getting married? Who could have thought that one day the state would discourage hard work and reward indolence? Who would have ever thought that talentless, subversive morons would earn millions for perpetrating unspeakable obscenities on music and other arts?” …

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 “If someone like Prof. Peter Singer had made his favourite argument in favour of, say, bestiality, he would have been locked up without any prior debate. ‘But it’s victimless!’ he’d scream, ‘We’re all animals and we can love one another!’ ‘Chimpanzees are practically human!’ ‘Why deny us and our pets such pleasure!?’ The only sound he’d have heard in return would have been that of leather thongs being buckled up on his straightjacket. “
– Alexander Boot

 

If you are not familiar with Princeton University professor Peter Singer, here is more about him.

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  1. 4 May 2016 5:54 pm

    Reblogged this on The Harlemite.

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