I can think of too many situations where this is accurate, from politics to governments to societies: those who are “protecting” us are actually controlling us.
Anything that restricts your freedom, your ability to question, or your desire to think deeply is a potential prison.
Any society, government, or school of thought should be able to withstand scrutiny. In fact, it will welcome it as a way of evaluating weaknesses to turn them to strengths.
Where can we improve?
What’s not fully understood?
What have we misunderstood?
How do we rectify this error?
But groups that scream loudly for you to shut up, that won’t allow you to question premises, that suppress new ideas, that demand your conformity while claiming their diversity are hiding fundamental weaknesses they’re terrified someone will discover.
Escape, as fast as you can.
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