Freedom of thought

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Freedom of thought is is the freedom to think as one wills, a freedom which used to be taken for granted, but which is increasingly encroached upon by "counter-extremism" legislation.

Thoughtcrime

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Freedom of thought is increasingly being limited by what George Orwell referred to in Nineteen Eighty-Four as "Thoughtcrime".

Forced schooling

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees that young children have a right to be forced to attend schools.[1] Huh?

"Education should aim at destroying free will so that pupils thus schooled, will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished."
Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (Columbia U. Press, 1951)



References

  1. Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights