Not completely extinct

Vast majority of Intellectuals nowadays tend to turn around and bent over in a classical use-me position to anything approved by the 'Ministry of Truth'. They often fail to comment on anything not approved yet by the official instruments of political correctness as if they waited to be told what they should say and what they shouldn't according to current trends and standards. Of course they cannot afford to commit a 'thought crime'. Some of them however remain honest, resistant to the taboos established by the 'police of thought' or simply forget themselves sometimes. Such a casus happend to the famous Nobel Prize Laureate James Watson, a co-discoverer of the double helix, the structure of DNA. In one interview he dared to say something about the average (genetically determined) differences in intelligence between the White and Black races. He only said something scientifically proven but unfortunately he entered a totally forbidden field of ridiculed 'freedom of speech'. I guess he must have been 'persuaded' to resigned from the honorary headship of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory at Florida due to this 'incident'. Terror can only escalate and bullshit can only baffle brains (Merda taurorum animas conturbit).

The only oasis of real Freedom of Speech is the Internet, God knows how long though as these gangsters want to take even this from us (in the States these intentions are camouflaged under such bills as the Patriot Act or covered by such institutions as the Department of Homeland Security, allegedly appointed to fight the terrorism.. in fact giving the insatiate Bureaucracy an extensive arsenal of provisions and possibilities to enhance the control over all citizens). Recently I've been sent via e-mail a humorous text about how times has changed. This message was distributed by one of the Professors in London who I know and respect a lot, and it is very encouraging, that there are still individuals who haven't stopped using their brains or who's brains are still not baffled by overwhelming propaganda. Those who value freedom beyond 'security' are not completely extinct, even among the Intellectuals!

Here's the text:

1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's !
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Nandos.

Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY, no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT
Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully's always ruled the playground at school.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla'

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
And YOU are one of them!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
A'int it the TRUTH!
This is basically showing in a satirical way how the welfare state with its bureaucracy will always endeavor towards expansion. It is worth quoting the O'Sullivan's Law by this occasion: 'Any organisation not planned carefully as a Right-wing with time will change into Left-wing' and Charles Marx's 'words of wisdom' which this time are exceptionally honest: 'To introduce socialism into a country it is enough to introduce democracy therein'. And the best conclusion to that would be a very wise statement formulated by C. S. Lewis: 'Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may 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.'

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