Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Anti-Vaxxers, Churches, and the State

Anti-Vaxxers are no different from government. They use threats, not persuasion. There's nothing voluntary about subscribing to their anti-medical science views.
People obey the state not because there's an armed state agent in their face, but because the threat of an armed state agent is in their face in the future if they don't obey. People obey the Anti-Vaxxers not because toxic vaccine additives are in their face, but because the threat of illness spawned by those additives is in their face in the future if they don't obey.
Anti-vaxxers are like churches. They instill fears in children and adults alike. They indoctrinate. The First Amendment's free-speech protections ought not to apply to Anti-Vaxxers or churches.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pro-Choice on Baby-Killing, Anti-Choice on Drugs

By what leap of law and logic does an otherwise intelligent human being come to favor interdiction of drug use, prostitution, and gambling even as they tolerate--nay, celebrate!--abortion-on-demand? I understand elevating a woman's "right" to choose to kill her fetus over her fetus' "right" to life. (I'm not entirely with them on this, but let's leave my warped value system to one side for now.) But if a woman has a right to kill a miniature human being who has taken residence in her body because--wait for it--it's her body, she a fortiori has a right to ingest, inhale, or inject the substance of her choice, doesn't she? I mean, it's her body!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Identifying Versus Issuing A Threat

Identify a threat to physical health, say from vaccination, and the freethinkers accuse you of being a crank at worst. Identify a threat to spiritual health, say from rejecting "the Way, the Truth, and the Life," and they accuse you of *issuing* a threat. Just as if you're a criminal or a government. Go figure.