England's commissioner for children and a joined in on a campaign Tuesday to ban intended to drive misbehaving children away from shops and other areas.You are right, Al. It does not tackle the root cause of the problem.
The so-called "Mosquito" device emitswhich is audible — and annoying — to young ears, but generally not heard by people over 20.
"This device is a quick fix that does not tackle the root cause of the problem and it is indiscriminate," English Children's Commissioner Al Aynsley-Green said.
The root cause of the problem is you stopped spanking kids and you stopped locking up kids who were into stealing, breaking things and being a pain in the ass. You even stopped making those trouble makers go into the military.
So, with undisciplined, spoiled kids being handed welfare from the cradle and unemployment as soon as they can stumble out of school you wind up with generations of white trash.
You really should have left that up to your cousins on this side of the pond. We can create white trash who turn into millionaires. You just turn your millionaires into white trash.
It is the JOB of the older generation to be intolerant of the young. If the young had any sense they wouldn't tolerate themselves.
Aynsley-Green said in an interview with. radio that the devices do not tackle the real problem, which is that children have no place to gather other than on the streets.
"I think it is a powerful symptom of what I call the malaise at the heart of our society," he said.
"I'm very concerned about what I see to be an emerging gap between the young and the old, the fears, the intolerance, even the hatred, of the older generation toward the young."
There is no amount of shoving safety pins though your lip or chartreuse dyed Mohawks that will make up for getting an education and working your ass off every day.
I realize that my name doesn't have a hyphen in it but I would have sworn that morons like Al could grasp these subtleties.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of theLiberty, supported the campaign.
"Imagine the outcry if a device was introduced that caused blanket discomfort to people of one race or gender, rather than to our kids," Chakrabarti said. "The 'Mosquito' has no place in a country that values its children and seeks to instill them with dignity and respect."
Respect is EARNED. It's not a handout from the nanny state! Dignity is when you fall on your face in a pile of dung and get up and brush yourself off and keep doing your job. Any of the punks in this story doing that? Or are they whining about how they aren't able to shoplift enough for a new iPod?
Well, Shami? Which is it?
"People talk about infringing human rights but what about the human rights of the shopkeeper who is seeing his business collapse because groups of unruly teenagers are driving away his customers?"What about their rights, indeed.