Not Great

Son James sent me this link–British government vows tougher knife laws. My response was, “Its not Great Britain. Its not mediocre Britain. Its pathetic Britain.”

A small sample of the pathetically stupid:

Until now, warnings were given to most of those under the age of 18 found with knives. With the change, anyone 16 or over who carries a knife with a blade longer than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) will be prosecuted. Those convicted face a penalty of up to four years in prison.

“Young people need to understand that carrying knives doesn’t protect you, it does the opposite — it increases the danger for all of us, destroys young lives and ruins families,” Brown said.

And a sample of the police state being implemented:

London’s new mayor, Boris Johnson, has also vowed to crack down on knife crime. His proposals include airport-style metal-detecting arches at train and subway stations. London police recently began an aggressive new program to search anyone they wish for knives without having to justify their suspicions beforehand.


One thought on “Not Great

  1. “…carrying knives…destroys young lives and ruins families,”

    I think just about everyone I know carries a knife. My kids have each received several knives as gifts from family members. I guess we just haven’t yet figured out how our lives and families have been destroyed.

    I’ll tell you what destroys young lives and ruins families: A. Retards in positions of power, and B. An education system that leaves any of its students in such a mind-numbed condition that they would listen to this blatant stupidity.

    So Londoners have themselves a new mayor. Congratulations, Londoners. Hope you like crap! Hope you wanted more of the same insanity that got you into this pickle in the first place. I hope you can escape when things go completely to hell.

    Joe; are you sure this story didn’t originate at theOnion? Sometimes I wonder.

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