I remember as a kid reading about Congenital Analgesia. That’s a rare genetic disorder that renders people unable to feel pain. How cool is that? You could play around, burn myself, jump off buildings, get in fights, all without fear of getting hurt. Awesome!
Then I thought it better. Why does pain exist anyway? It must serve a purpose. And then I realised that are supposed to be afraid of pain, because pain is proxy for other nasty problems like burning yourself (tissue gets burned), jump off buildings (bones get broken), etc. In fact, the unfortunate kids with this condition all end up having all kinds of problems, for example they get severe eye damage because they are unable to feel foreign objects inside them.
So you see, pain is bad, nobody likes it, but it’s useful. It serves a purpose, which makes it good for you. But how can that be? Bad things are bad, aren’t they? They can’t be bad and good at the same time. Bad things are nasty and unacceptable, and must be made away with. Preferably with pills of some sort.
That’s the kind of reasoning modern leftists do. You can see that I as a kid was more perceptive and profound than modern leftist. I’m not bragging, it’s true. See this:
Heart disease drug ‘combats racism’
“Implicit racial bias can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality. Given the key role that such implicit attitudes appear to play in discrimination against other ethnic groups, and the widespread use of propranolol for medical purposes, our findings are also of considerable ethical interest.”
So says Experimental psychologist Dr Sylvia Terbeck, from Oxford University. Another women working in some university ethics department. Well, now that I think about it, the infant me being smarter than a female academic is not much a feat.
The reasoning goes that the drug lowers the heart rate, which lowers the fear reflex. Which of course lowers racism. Watch how she notes that racism qua fear reflex “can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality”. Meaning that it’s a deeper instinct. That’s a bad thing in the leftist zealot’s book, but it’s a good thing in ours. If fear of blacks depends on the same mechanism as fear of lions; well maybe we do have good reason to be afraid.
But that’s not how leftists think. Fear is bad. Fear is the mind killer, as the (also female) Bene Gesserit taught the young Atreides. There’s this universal vice of mankind of thinking that everything is in the mind. Reality doesn’t exist. It’s all about feelings. Control the feelings, and everything will be alright. Extinguish fear! Fear prevents you from being happy. Fear also prevents you from setting a stand and drawing Muhammad in the streets of Cairo. It also prevents you from letting your daughter date a drug dealer from the ghetto and have her gang-raped in the process. You see, fear is not bad. Fear saves lives. Fear is not the mind killer. Leftism is.