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The recent Ferguson Follies in Great Britain have provided everyone with a moment of clarity. The idiocy of the supposed greatest epidemiological authority in the world makes us realize how badly we have subconsciously accepted our own lack of autonomy. Personal autonomy requires that we believe that we have the ability to chose freely our moral path. If we don’t believe in our own personal autonomy then what is the use of bellyaching about democracy or rights.
It has become so very chic to opine about illiberality or Caesarism. As if these are some external natural phenomena we must defend against. The virus is an external natural phenomenon that we can take measures to mitigate. However, our internal personal autonomy is dependent on our own belief in such. Stop believing that you have autonomy and you don’t.
What were Ferguson and Fauci and Gates and WHO and China up to? Their premise was that human beings don’t have personal moral autonomy so they can’t be told the truth thus allowing them to make their own decisions. This gang unilaterally decided that what the situation required were monstrous lies that would frighten people into behaviors that they thought would help. Of course, the supreme farce resulting from this mentality is that the very behaviors people have been stampeded into are the very behaviors that may have the most lasting ill effects.
What then is the most important parameter of them all? Faith in personal autonomy. In America, we back that faith with a governmental system based on human rights and the consent of the governed. In the last two months, we have watched the stampede artists trample on the average American citizen’s rights. Now that Mr. Ferguson, the supreme expert, has been caught with his pants down, it is time to reassess this whole damn thing.
We must learn to believe in ourselves, not imaginary idealized experts, and then we won’t give our freedoms away next time.Published in