Why is it the f**king swimming holes fault? It seems that in our society we believe that rules and regulation will solve any problem. But doesn’t that kind of circumvent any personal responsibility?In constant peril, and better for it too: "Because we did that stuff we learned a lot of lessons. We learned all about consequences. We explored boundaries. We became self-reliant."
If a four year old kid drowns in a swimming hole isn’t it probably the parents fault?
Clearly something’s gone mad, but is it political correctness? Or is it the contemporary need for everything surrounding children to be safe, sanitised and padded to a maddening degree.
Political Correctness hasn’t gone mad – bureaucracy and parenting has. When I think back on my childhood growing up in West Auckland I cant help but feel that they would want to concrete the whole of that in too, or have it shut down by OSH. We were in almost constant peril...
Scraped knees and various wounds and bruises were de rigueur. If my son Harry doesn’t come home with similar when he grows up I will wont to know why.Quite right. We've become a nation of sooks, a flock of easily-cowed sheeple happy to be pushed around, waiting to be led, and eager to get ourselves fleeced. No wonder Chris Carter thinks he can get away with his dictatorial "I-am-the-final-decision-maker" grand-standing at Whangamata.
“Go outside and hurt yourself you bloody sook.” I will say.
LINKS: Gimme danger - Jimi Kumara
TAGS: Political Correctness, Auckland, New Zealand.