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Roger Kimball


October 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

god in the dock

From C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock (1970):

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.

I am hoping that one or another of my readers might forward this to our masters in Washington. Any chance that Nancy Pelosi, for example, could absorb the phrase “omnipotent moral busybodies”?


Cross-posted from Roger’s Rules

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"Morally omnipotent busybodies " as a "compassionate" description of Nancy Pelosi as clinically megalomaniac. In pursuit of her revenge?

Vowed in 2000 in her rage against Americans described by her sister demagogue the ever "compassionate/caring", "What difference does it make now anyway" Hillary Clinton's "vast right-wing conspiracy"?
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I would send them the end chapter of That Hideous Strength". If that does not scare them nothing will. Call me a nut if you wish but the time is not far when angry mobs start hanging their representatives. How are they going to pay for protection when the bottom falls off the US dollar? Do they think that people will continue to run things unpaid and hungry? Mankind forgets really soon the bad violent times and assume that they'll never come back. The idiots running the world do not know the rule Jesus told us about: if you conquer the world, you lose your soul.
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