Nanny state goes crazy
Nanny state goes crazy: parents banned from ferrying children to sports matches. The endless expanding nanny state and surveillance society seems to be the true curse of Monkey Island. The Telegraph.co.uk reported that:
Hundreds of thousands of parents will be banned from ferrying children to sports matches next year unless they have had criminal records checks, under new rules.
The clampdown is part of an escalation in child protection policies which will see 11 million adults vetted before they come into contact with children or vulnerable adults.
Under new regulations, parents who are asked by the organisers of a children’s sports team to take other children to sports fixtures like football or cricket matches will have to be vetted.
Children are the future and so control of the children of today, means having control of the people of tomorrow. It is plain that they do not really care about the security of our children but that it is again about expanding their control and grip on society even further. It is always the fear of “child molester, “terrorists”, and other boggy men that is being used to extend their Orwellian surveillance society. Having those boggy men is so convenient for them that in case child molester and terrorists would not exist, they would had to invent them! And cases like 9/11 and the 7/7 bombings pretty much show that they actually do precisely that!
The comments to such articles btw are usually much more interesting and enlightening than the articles themselves. I selected two comments which show that the Brits aren’t all as stupid and ignorant as I thought.
Posted by Frances on June 28, 2008 06:29 PM
“In my opinion, today’s young people – at least the ones who are middle-class – have been so closely supervised, they find it difficult to interact with any adult they don’t already know. This has done them no favours – they lack confidence and social skills compared with my generation at the same age. Because they are used to being contantly told what to do, they are also very obedient compared with previous generations, and therefore probably more likely to do what adults ask of them, regardless of misgivings. If children were less protected they might gain the social skills and judgment to react appropriately when there is a genuine threat to their safety.”
Posted by Meatdog on June 29, 2008 01:47 PM
“I’ll probably be censored on this sight like I usually am, but I’ll try anyway.
You Brits need to wake, up you are going in to the maws of a total totalitarian police state. The government wants to be the “parent” of your children. With this article and the recent one where parents have to be vetted before they can kiss their own children should have all of you out on the streets with pitchforks and hanging ropes for the politicians. I could go on but here is a quote from George Orwell from “1984”.
“Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their parents at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an animal formality like the renewal of a ration card.””