”I aim to misbehave” redux.Now scientists seek drug to ”cure racist thoughts” #tcot #tlot

RRD:Previously I posted on the ”morality pill” concept.

See:

I aim to misbehave :Manipulating morals: scientists target drugs that improve behaviour The Guardian – fightingstatism

http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/i-aim-to-misbehave-manipulating-morals-scient

Source link:

Manipulating morals: scientists target drugs that improve behaviour

http://m.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/04/morality-drugs-improve-ethical-behaviour?cat=science&type=article

And said:

”Those who ignore the warnings of science fiction are doomed to live in dystopia.”

Now it seems that there is a ”cure” for Racism.Or at least for ”unconscious racism”.
And who could be opposed to such mind altering drugs?

So long as they’re voluntary,of course.

They would be voluntary,wouldn’t they?

I mean you can’t imagine a society compelling people to take such drugs,by arguing that hate crimes are a ”public health risk”,& after all, hate crimes start with hateful thoughts.

Surely you’re not defending racism,are you Robert?

One wonders how many films must be made on the dangers of mind control:Serenity,28 days later,A Clockwork Orange?

No I don’t think such efforts will succeed.

They have already been tried to no avail.

But I do think that such efforts will lead to the violation of individual rights.

PICKET: Anti-racism pill on the way? – Washington Times

http://m.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/mar/9/picket-anti-racism-pill-way/

Quotes: Serenity (2005)

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0379786/quotes?qt=qt0433042

……”Dr. Caron: These are just a few of the images we’ve recorded. And you can see, it wasn’t what we thought. There’s been no war here and no terraforming event. The environment is stable. It’s the Pax. The G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate that we added to the air processors. It was supposed to calm the population, weed out aggression. Well, it works. The people here stopped fighting. And then they stopped everything else. They stopped going to work, they stopped breeding, talking, eating. There’s 30 million people here, and they all just let themselves die”….

Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [RE: What they found on Miranda] This record here’s about twelve years old. Parliament buried it and it stayed buried until River here dug it up. This is what they were afraid she knew. And they were right to fear. There’s a universe of folk who’re gonna know it, too. Someone *has to* speak for these people. [pause] Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Y’all got on this boat for different reasons, but y’all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.”

Quotes: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/quotes

”Prison Chaplain: Choice! The boy has not a real choice, has he? Self-interest, the fear of physical pain drove him to that grotesque act of self-abasement. The insincerity was clear to be seen. He ceases to be a wrongdoer. He ceases also to be a creature capable of moral choice.

Minister: Padre, there are subtleties! We are not concerned with motives, with the higher ethics. We are concerned only with cutting down crime and with relieving the ghastly congestion in our prisons. He will be your true Christian, ready to turn the other cheek, ready to be crucified rather than crucify, sick to the heart at the thought of killing a fly. Reclamation! Joy before the angels of God! The point is that it works.”…

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