Tyranny Exercised for the “Good” of its Victims is the Most Oppressive Kind

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Independent Institute,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Of all the 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.” – C.S. Lewis

My Commentary: It’s all for the “greater good” ! 😉

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