When men are caught in the trap of non-objective law, when their work, future
and livelihood are at the mercy of a bureaucrat’s whim, when they have no way
of knowing what unknown “influence” will crack down on them for which
unspecified offense, fear becomes their basic motive, if they remain in the
industry at all—and compromise, conformity, staleness, dullness, the dismal
grayness of the middle-of-the-road are all that can be expected of them.
Independent thinking does not submit to bureaucratic edicts, originality does
not follow “public policies,” integrity does not petition for a license,
heroism is not fostered by fear, creative genius is not summoned forth at the
point of a gun.
Non-objective law is the most effective weapon of human enslavement: its
victims become its enforcers and enslave themselves.