The Magic Mushroom Morality Pill

Parker Crutchfield, associate professor of medical ethics and law at Western Michigan University, wrote an article published in The Conversation, in which he argued that when someone refuses to follow public health guidelines, “they’re defecting from the public good.” As such, these “defectors” require chemical “moral enhancement substances” to help them “reason” about what is the right thing to do.  

“Could a psychoactive pill be the solution to the pandemic?” Crutchfield writes. “It’s a far-out proposal that’s bound to be controversial, but nevertheless is worth considering, given the importance of social cooperation in the struggle to get COVID under control.”

He does concede, however, that these “defectors who need moral enhancement are also the least likely to sign up for it.”  So, the solution, he argues would be to make it mandatory or better, to administer it secretly, maybe in the water supply.   

The chemicals mentioned by Crutchfield are oxytocin and psilocybin, the active component of “magic mushrooms,” which he says “may cause a person to be more empathetic and altruistic, more giving and generous.”   

Oxytocin, often referred to as the love hormone, acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain that can cause slow or uneven heart rates, severe headaches, blurred vision, confusion, muscle weakness, jaundice, seizures, problems with breathing, etc.  Psilocybin, a hallucinogen similar to peyote or LSD, can alter your mood and sensory perceptions, your sleep, body temperature, muscle control and sexual behavior. 

In other words he wants you spaced out, unable to defend yourself against the left’s Marxists dreams.

Anyone who defies the left’s Marxist mandates, whether social distancing, masks or vaccines, COVID-19 is a collective risk according to Parker.  When someone chooses not to follow public health guidelines around the coronavirus, they’re defecting from the public good. It’s the moral equivalent of the tragedy of the commons: If everyone shares the same pasture for their individual flocks, some people are going to graze their animals longer, or let them eat more than their fair share, ruining the commons in the process. Selfish and self-defeating behavior undermines the pursuit of something from which everyone can benefit.

On top of his “morality pill solution” the good professor also argues that the nation should adopt a resource allocation scheme in which doctors and hospitals would refuse service to those dregs of society that dare to stand up for their rights.  If they refuse the JAB and become infected with COVID, they should be the last to receive medical resources. 

I might assign Crutchfield to the nutty professor list if it wasn’t for the fact that he passes his Marxists ideas through clinical ethics consultations, and teaching of medical students and residents.  

Shouldn’t doctors leave their prejudices at home? Isn’t it their ethical duty to be supportive, not judgmental?   Patients should be provided with the best possible care irrespective of age, sexuality, ethnicity, religious beliefs or politics. This is particularly true of lifestyle issues.

Of course, we’re living in a crazy world where the CDC can alter the definition of a vaccine to encompass experimental gene modification technology.  So, I guess it’s feasible that those on the left can alter what was once called medical ethics.

Source:  US professor: ‘Psychoactive pill’ should be covertly administered to ensure lockdown compliance by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite

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