Sunday 20 June 2010

"The subordination of individual liberties to 'the common good' has turned (...) into a nation of scolds and hypocrites"

Their dirty tactics are well known, yet few see anything wrong with them. No one sees this as a violation of these couples' individual liberties, since they deserve what happens to them, and more, for behaving in such an immoral fashion. Even more distressing is that the couples themselves believe they are doing something wrong and accept being judged by society as a natural consequence. They don't feel that their personal freedom has been trampled upon by the police. It would be more accurate to say that the concept of personal freedom is unknown to them.
No, Baher Ibrahim isn't talking about England or about smokers.

But he might as well be, mightn't he?


Dick Puddlecote said...

A comparison well drawn.

Yet some of the commenters are holding the UK up as a beacon of freedom? Lordy!

Furor Teutonicus said...

Sadly, much of Egyptian society operates this way.

Egyptian? Try the WHOLE backwards muslim world arsehole.