Change a Few Words

The Honest Courtesan

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.   –  Laurens van der Post

Though prohibitionists will vociferously deny it, all prohibitionism is the same.  Oh, they’ll throw out all sorts of bogus reasons such as “morality”, “decency”, “health”, “public order”, “national security” and of course “the children”, but in reality they’re all based in one thing:  a busybody desire to control the private behaviors of others because they make individual prohibitionists uncomfortable.  Many of my columns tagged “welcome to our world” clearly demonstrate this; just change a few words and Presto! an argument against porn, gay rights, immigration or even a woman wearing a certain article of clothing or selling her eggs for research becomes an argument against prostitution.  The closest parallel is probably the expensive, rights-trampling, unwinnable “War on Drugs”, and this article from the…

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~ by Sable Aradia on February 20, 2014.

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