Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Boy Racers

Yes, Boy Racers! This has been on my mind a little lately also, what with the 20 year old race starter that just got run down at a local street race in Tauranga recently, but not for the same knee-jerk reactions plastered all over the daily newspapers,
baying for blood! Calling for bans and curfews and more police powers etc!.
What I do not understand is why do the police not simply enforce the law as it stands NOW.
These boy racers could be busted for numerous misdemenours and unlawful behaviour, but they are not!
What is all this rubbish about giving police MORE powers!

Surely if somebody breaks the law, then PUNISH THEM. If they do not comply, punish them again. If they do not comply take away their car to pay for the fine. If that does not work put them in jail! - It just seems so bloody simple to me!
But no wonder There are so many busybodies out there making up new CRAPPY laws that EVERYBODY breaks, that no wonder the boy racers keep breaking rules because they are not enforced - there is no line in the sand that says "step over this line buster and you are BUSTED!" - They are outwardly flouting the laws just to see how far they can push the boundaries.
The consequences of which are that some are starting to get killed in the process.
Now, many years ago, somebody came up with a saying that said If you play with fire, you are going to get burned!" They came up with it, because it is TRUE! I wonder if they teach anything like that in the State brainwashing centres!
What is stopping the police from BUSTING THEIR ASSES?

Politically Correct nonesense is to blame, along with the ever diminishing personal responsibility, which has been effectively removed from our society by the ever-increasing interference in our lives by big government.
Children who still live at home, and who have yet to take responsibility for their OWN lives, are the responsibility of their PARENTS (not the GOVERNMENT, or SOCIETY, or COUNCIL) If these kids misbehave, it is their PARENTS who should be held responsible for their misdemenours. Start busting a fewe neglectful PARENTS, and parents may become a little more inquisitive about what their children are up to when they are out there unsupervised! When a child leaves home, and gets a job, they are then responsible for themselves and their OWN actions. They should THEN expect the FULL effects of the law, should they chose to break it. But alas it is not to be!
Unfortunately, when THESE young Dickheads have children, they will pass on the same lack of responsibility to THEIR unfortunate offspring, and round and round goes the self-generating, vicious circle.
Who is to blame for this? Not the Kids!
Not the parents
It is the WELFARE STATE! Generation after generation brainwashed into thinking that somebody else will take responsibility - no matter WHAT it is, somebody ELSE will take responsibility for it

This is what PC said.

Knee jerks, moral panic and "boy racers"

Are New Zealand kids out of control?
More than they once were?
Or is there something about the phrase "boy racers" that causes people normally hard as nails and sane as a hammer to suddenly start baying at the moon.

Do we need more state control over us -- curfews in Tauranga; lpublic liquor bans in Christchurch; raising the drinking age; a "review" of the liquor laws -- all of this just to stop a few idiots? Or should people (and journalists) just start breathing through the nose.

How many idiots are there exactly?
What's the trend?
Well, there is a trend, a very clear trend; sadly for journalists and the members of Mayoral Task Forces, the trend goes against both headlines and hysterics:

* In 1985 there were 274 road deaths with alcohol as a factor.
In 2005 there were 115.

* In 1985 23% of the drivers affected by alcohol were 15-19.
In 2005, the figure was 20%.

* In 1985 there were 8.3 road deaths with alcohol as a factor per 100,000 population.
In 2005 there were 2.9 per 100,000.
[Source Lindsay Mitchell]

So there you go.

Perhaps rational thought without the moral panic would be better than knee jerk bans and headlines. How old, for example, was the bastard who killed those two young girls in Christchurch? And how much had he drunk? Answer: 22, and not very much.

So why the bloody liquor bans and bans on young drivers proposed by Christchurch mayor Gary Moore?

Of course there is far too much common sense to be had in the above post for any of the brain-dead councillors to comprehend, but there you have it!


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