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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Less free

 I enjoyed this post   The next chapter

 It made me think of "human rights".

We need to be alert to the danger of the righteous interfering with things we do and habits we practice. We should monitor what is happening to smokers, drinkers, the sedentary and the obese.  The "Next Chapter" for vapers - us - might be the call to stop us, because we interfere with someone's "human rights".

I've been thinking about this strange modern phenomenon of interfering so intimately in our lives. I see it clearly here in the UK. We are nagged constantly on exactly how we should behave - and even what we may say - and worse - think. We are truly brainwashed - drip, drip, drip - until we conform.

We are entitled to our "human rights" the righteous coo (except for smokers, drinkers, the obese and the sedentary, of course)!  Yet as we demand more and more of our "human rights" many of us get less free.