I wouldn't call it a police state but it is seriously becoming a nanny state with unknown "experts" advising us how to do practically everything
their way with the threat of a new "witchhunt" of sorts if the majority don't comply. There's a lot of stupidness involved and things are
becoming uncomfortable. Folk are being asked more and more to spy on their neighbours, frown upon this and that etc.
Get this. It's rubbish and
insignificant to most people, but it's true. A nearby fishing town planned it's summer Sea Queen festival recently. Every year, (for centuries
maybe), someone brings a donkey along for the kids to get rides. It was called off this year because the council, on orders given by the EU, ordered
that the donkey wear a nappy, (that's a diaper in the US), and the owner flatly refused. The home made raft race they used to have was scrapped a
couple of years ago by the same sort of health and safety do-gooders. And next year they probably won't have the parachute team fall from the sky
because although they follow their own tight regime of safety rules they're getting more slung at the from "above" and it's not fun any more.
few months ago a new law ruled that kids under a certain height must use a booster seat in a car. We couldn't buy one anywhere for about three weeks
and when our local shop got them in I found it was a rectangular block of polystyrene with a nylon cover. That is a law???? For those weeks I was
scared to go out I could have used a damned cushion.
I feel sorry for the police, I really do, if these are the kinds of things they have to get
Other silly rules mean that violent murderers are set free on our streets, junkies are given more perks than the working class, if a 20
yr old has sex with a 14 yr old they go on the same list as a 40 yr old who pervs on smaller kids and the monitoring of these folk is laughable.
Don't believe anyone who says "that guy is safe because we've got him tagged". That's another laughable story.
It's not a police state, it's
"the police in a state" if you ask me.
[edit on 15-7-2007 by wigit]