- Dec 24, 2004
I have read Fahrenheit 451. But not the other. But my viewpoint comes from an idea I had for removing freedom of choice by the use of a genetically modified virus that causes all exposed to come down with a permanent case of telepathy. If no one has the ability to lie and deceive anymore, then that avenue of freedom of choice is removed. I guess I should say freedom of bad choices are removed. So my viewpoint is that government would no longer be needed. No one has the ability to have power over another without the ability to lie and deceive. We would all become part of a collective whole where individually we all still have freedom. But I highly doubt that as a member of a collective whole one would even choose a bad choice.Einstein, have you read the books I have suggested? They deal directly with consequences of a lack of freedom of choice. If you consider things bad now, wait until your free will of choice in choosing a lack of freedom becomes a reality. It then will be prison and hell.
How soon do generations forget our history. Ayn Rand *lived* through the era in which your suggestion was tried. Her book comes from literal experience, unlike your suggestion.
The problem does not remain with free will. The problem lives in the human condition. To rectify it, the only option is for mankind to choose *doing* good instead of evil. Which begins not on a collective level, but the individual level.
A bit of reality: *you* hold the power over no one to force another into action *you* find appropriate. *You* only hold power over yourself. So, start where you're able. *YOU*. Anything else *would be* a lie. And as a consequence, It would be a shift of power and control in the opposite direction with the same result. Abuse of a ruling class over others. What you purport to be against.