Desire, Belief, and Paternalism

Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
I tend to be staunchly anti-paternalistic because of my personal history with the issue of abortion; especially if those who are to wield such “paternalistic” power over me are… not the same. And like most people who live in Plato’s world, I also do not wish to be ruled by those who are “worse” than I am. And it seems that the only way to make sure of that is to become a ruler myself — at least, of people like me. I have no desire to rule over people who are not like me, and neither do I wish to be ruled by people who are not like me.