Anti-depressants for Kids

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Anti-depressants for Kids

Postby Tom Palven » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:24 am

Sounds like soma in Brave New World if I remember correctly:
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/no_ ... zens-obey/
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Re: Anti-depressants for Kids

Postby TJrandom » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:47 am

Tom Palven wrote:Sounds like soma in Brave New World if I remember correctly:
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/no_ ... zens-obey/


The government is changing citizens’ behavior with incentives and disincentives, which destroys the natural spontaneous order anarchy society would otherwise fall into.


Me thinks the author is losing it.... as if a natural spontaneous order could ever be a good thing with uncivilised humanity...

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Re: Anti-depressants for Kids

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:11 pm

*sigh* Another libertarian who thinks people would be angels if it weren't for all those oppressive laws and regulations. Like all idealists in that cult, he ignores the obvious fact that people don't behave themselves now, even with penalties for behaving antisocially.
The government is changing citizens’ behavior with incentives and disincentives, which destroys the natural spontaneous order society would otherwise fall into.
Yes, because people like Jeffrey Dahmer should be free to pursue their dietary desires without feeling stifled by disincentives. The Adam Lanzas of the world should be free to brutally murder school children without being judged. Those damn incentives to behave...oh, wait.
The government has basically turned society into a pinball machine which bounces citizens from here to there, taking away control of their destiny.
Tell it, brother! If it weren't for the government, I'd have the choice to buy salmonella-tainted food at inflated prices! Big Brother has taken that away from me. How dare they force me to drink clean water from my own tap? Who do they think they are, providing my home with electricity? What a nerve they have, plowing the snow from my street all winter long, like they own the place!
And then, they use their own coercion as an example of why we need more coercion: because people cannot control their own outcomes in life!
Even if you lived alone on a deserted island, you would not be able to control your own outcome in life, idiot.
Coercion is arguably the leading cause of all mental health issues.
I feel horribly guilty that people who might otherwise commit crimes suffer mental health issues because laws and regulations coerce them into behaving in a socially-accepted manner. Really. It keeps me up at night.
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Re: Anti-depressants for Kids

Postby Gord » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:14 am

LunaNik wrote:
The government has basically turned society into a pinball machine which bounces citizens from here to there, taking away control of their destiny.

Tell it, brother! If it weren't for the government, I'd have the choice to buy salmonella-tainted food at inflated prices! Big Brother has taken that away from me. How dare they force me to drink clean water from my own tap? Who do they think they are, providing my home with electricity? What a nerve they have, plowing the snow from my street all winter long, like they own the place!

Preach it, sister!

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