Thursday, April 24, 2008

Not even a Perky Nana republic!


If anything shows how much we have become a Nanny State in recent years, it is this story concerning the Public Health Bill.

Dear Leader has not made any pronouncement yet on any banning of Pineapple Lumps or Perky Nanas, but her new bills does give health officials the power to.
However, look how the Helengrad years have led to such dictatorial attitudes amongst some.
Yesterday, Fight The Obesity Trust spokeswoman Dr Robyn Toomath told the parliamentary committee considering the bill that was exactly what people wanted.
"People are desperate for Nanny State's help. Parents are desperate for help to get children to eat healthily," she said.
Furthermore:
While she did not want to see regulations governing what people ate, it was essential the Government had the ability to do so as a backstop in case voluntary self-regulation by food manufacturers did not stem the obesity epidemic, Dr Toomath said.
Now, whatever happened to personal responsibility?
Whatever happened to parents having the brains to make the right choices for the childrens' diets?
Whatever happened to their ability to tell their kids not to have sweets before meals, etc?
Have parents become so dumb that they do not know right from wrong? Have parents become afraid to tell their offspring they should not be eating so many sweets? That taking the Perky Nana out of a kid's mouth is now tantamount to assault, worthy of a police raid?
So, parents aparantly feel that Nanny State must say no more Perky Nanas or Pineapple Lumps. Parents have abandonned responsibility for their own actions and their own children!
After all, it just follows the trends of recent years.
But the law might back fire on the government.
"No, Johnny, you cannot have Pineapple Lumps anymore, 'Aunty Helen' has banned them! "
And up grows a generation of libertarian rebels.
"Liberte, fraternite et la drioite au manger Perky Nanas!"will be the rallying cry!

1 comment:

WAKE UP said...

Quoting: "Yesterday, Fight The Obesity Trust spokeswoman Dr Robyn Toomath told the parliamentary committee... "People are desperate for Nanny State's help. Parents are desperate for help to get children to eat healthily," she said".

Here's how you bring a counrtry to its knees and make it vulnerable to takeover (internally or from outside).

1. Destroy faith in the justice system, police, and rule of law, while co-opting them to your own agenda-driven purposes. Check.

2. Decimate the armed forces and render them unappealing as a career option. Check.

3. Constrain freedom of speech, first by political correctness, then by legislation. Check.

4. Muddy the definition of what it means to belong to the nation by opening the immigration and workforce floodgates, creating a potentially explosive, paranoia-inducing multi-cultural mess. Check.

5. Interfere constantly in normal, capable, intelligent people's lives to the point where you drive them out of the country. Check.

6. Treat the rest of the population like children long enough for them to become like children. Check.

7. Co-opt the public service to your agenda and people it with idiots who make statements like the one quoted above. Check.

Thank god this government's going to be turfed out in the nick of time - but watch out for the last lashes of the snake's tail as it goes.