She who must be obeyed

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 22.26.01The dreary tyranny of political correctness

Dalrymple looks up suicide in an online compilation of drivel that purports to be an encyclopædia, and steps into the following ordure:

As Baron d’Holbach pointed out, the contract between an individual and her society is a conditional one, presupposing ‘mutual advantages between the contracting parties’. Hence, if a society fails to fulfil its obligations under the contract, namely to provide individuals with the goods needed for a decent quality of life, then the individual is not morally required to live in order to reciprocate an arrangement that society has already reneged on. Moreover, once an individual has discharged her obligations under this societal contract, she no longer is under an obligation to continue her life. Hence, the aged or others who have already made substantial contributions to societal welfare would be morally permitted to commit suicide under this argument.

The baron was a philosophic radical, of course

The baron was a philosophic radical

One possible cause of loss of the will to continue living, Dalrymple points out, is

the impotent observation of the creep of political correctness through academe.

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