In spite of an uninspired title imposed by the publisher, these comments sent by Iro Cyr (of CAGE) to TheStar.com (The Toronto Star) say it all in two short paragraphs.
They describe the trajectory of a society so obsessed with the control and repression of pleasure that it puts the old-style Puritans to shame.
The Puritans, at least, had a clear vision of the dismal world they sought. Today’s prohibitions spring from plain mental dullness, spun out of junk science, leading to ever-greater dullness in every sphere of life.
An essential result, however, is the same as ever: making outlaws of decent citizens while enriching with power and money those who are instigating the prohibitions: an old, destructive formula that works again and again — for the stupidity of mankind never changes.