William Saunderson-Meyer
1 minute read
19 Jul 2014
6:00 am

Mad dog and Englishmen

William Saunderson-Meyer

The infantalisation of society continues apace. Instead of instilling common sense and self-responsibility, governments find it easier to swaddle their citizens in cotton wool and park them in front of the TV.

William Saunderson-Meyer.

This week the South African government tabled draft legislation to make it illegal for school tuck shops to sell sweets and cool drinks. Of course, it should instead be ensuring that schoolkids are not arriving hungry; that they are not being sexually abused at school; that they are not smoking tik at break; and that they learn enough to know what a balanced diet is.

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