Omnipotent Moral Busybodies: C S Lewis

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron‘s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C.S. Lewis

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lbgt students are more likely to be activists

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From Zhara Vrangalova, a study examining if LBGT student are more active than others in politics:

Student protest is often an engine of social change for sexual minorities and other oppressed groups. Through an analysis of college students in the Add Health survey (n = 2,534), we found that sexual minorities attend more political marches than heterosexuals. To understand why this sexuality difference occurs, we performed a logistic regression analysis to decipher the importance of four explanations: essentialism, selection, embeddedness, and conversion. We discovered that participation in political groups is the best explanation of the sexuality gap in activism, but racial attitudes were also important. Type of college major was generally connected to student activism, but educational attainment and disciplinary curriculums did not explain the increased activism of sexual minorities.

By Eric Swank and Breanne Fahs, in Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

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@younglabournz @YoungGreensNZ @nleemariu forgot family planning empowers women on @BackBenchesTV

Control over the number and spacing of women was central to women’s liberation. Young Labour and the Wild Greens forgot that last night on the BackbencherTV show. Neither could handle the notion that people should wait until they can afford to have children before having them. This is an old working class value with which the Young Labour panel member completely disagreed.

The number of children and the spacing between their births has been a major driver of the gender wage gap for decades. Central to greater female participation in the workforce and society outside the home is smaller families.

Many woman put-off having children to their late 20s and early 30s so they could first consolidate their education and career.

Bryan Caplan argues that there is an undeserving poor if they fail to follow the following reasonable steps to avoid poverty and hardship:

  1. Work full-time, even if the best job you can get isn’t fun.
  2. Spend your money on food and shelter before getting cigarettes and cable TV.
  3. Use contraception if you can’t afford a child

Raising a child takes a lot of effort and a lot of money.  One poor person rarely has enough resources to comfortably provide this combination of effort and money.

Young Labour in particular has forgotten the old working class value of being a responsible parent able to afford to raise your children and give them the best things in life.

Being a parent is hard work that requires a bit of discipline if child poverty is to be avoided through ill-considered choices and a lack of family planning.

Young Labour has forgotten the policy of the Labour Party on family planning

Labour believes that all individuals should have control over their own sexual and reproductive lives. An individual’s choice to determine the number and timing of one’s children cannot be compromised.

To ensure that all people can make free and informed choices about their future, Labour supports safe, affordable and universal access to contraception, sexual and reproductive services and information. Labour recognises all women have the right to make their own choices about their own bodies, and should have access to abortion services

New Zealand has a high rate of unplanned pregnancies, estimated at between 40% and 60% of all pregnancies. Labour’s health spokesperson, Annette King agrees that it is a problem and for too long people have avoided dealing with it.

#YesPrimeMinister approach of @jamespeshaw 2 fighting #ISIS

The Greens this week has decided to offer every support short of real help to those being massacred and brutalised by ISIS

“The NZDF deployment to Iraq does not make us safer, but puts New Zealand troops at risk and makes New Zealanders unnecessary targets of ISIL.

“We condemn the horrific violence of ISIL. New Zealand should be using its leverage as a member of the UN Security Council to curb ISIL’s access to funding and arms, not keeping our troops in danger for another year and a half,” said Mr Shaw.

This is straight out of the Yes Prime Minister episode on how the Foreign & Commonwealth Office explains how it helps foreign nations in trouble from invasion and tyranny. A 4 stage plan on how to do nothing.

In his recent speech before the House of Commons on further assistance to those fighting ISIS since Syria, Labour Party foreign office spokesman Hilary Benn described this as walking to the other side of the road.

 

 

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