You just can’t be trusted, can you? I mean, when people realise that something isn’t compulsory -even if it’s for their own good!- some of them just won’t do it. The law must be changed to force them to act in their own best interest, that’s what the law’s for!
This is the story on Comrade Beeb this morning. Apparently, since the advent of the road-legal quad bike, riders have realised they are not required to wear a helmet and -shock! horror!- some of them have chosen not to. Cue lengthy segment with free advert for a ‘quad bike safety centre’ (complete with riders riding slowly, in circles in the background wearing helmets and a very attractive, visibly upset young lady in a mini-dress leaving flowers at the scene where her brother would definitely have survived his head on collision with a Land Rover (!) if only he’d a helmet on. Oh, and don’t forget the obligatory Daft Lads Who Don’t Wear Helmets admitting they just don’t wear them because it “looks cool.” Powerful stuff.
So who is it that doesn’t trust YOU, Stupid Citizen, to make a rational decision about your own (nobody elses) safety, and wants to force you at gunpoint to make the correct choice? It’s our old friend: ‘Doctors.’ You know, the guys who used to get paid to fix you when you break down, got sick or had an accident but who have long since stopped regarding you as a customer and now regard you as a ‘drain’ on ‘their resouces’ (YOUR resources. YOU paid for them) and thus have a divine right to interfere in YOUR LIFE to ‘prevent poor health outcomes’ i.e. to stop YOUR money being diverted away from golf clubs and brandy.
You are stupid. You can’t be trusted to make the right choice. Listen to us, it’s for your own good. We are the State. You will be assimilated.