Thursday, October 30, 2003

The downgrading of cannabis in the UK - another case of what I've been thinking about lately: Freedom vs Responsibility.

As in, it's all very well to hold freedom as a banner for civilisation, but it must go hand in hand with a responsible attitude - otherwise those freedoms do, I think, become dangers.

We are seeing "dangerous" freedom as an excuse to do what we like as individuals now, without necessarily taking into account the effects and the responsiblities that go along with it. "Freedom" is being touted as the reason why war is good (original intentions aside, ahum), and yet it is clear that there must be a level of maturity and orgnisation when it comes to allowing these freedoms to persist.

The sooner "civilisation" is seen inherently as a coupling of these two factors, the better.

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