The Woke in One Paragraph by CS Lewis

“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.”

Was this guy a prophet or what?

In fairness I think basically you have robber barons who are manipulating people to be said busybodies, but the point is the same.

One thought on “The Woke in One Paragraph by CS Lewis

  1. I like that quote. The only problem is that most people these days have no idea what the word “cupidity” means.

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