Airstrip One is never going to win that war with Eastasia (or is it Eurasia?) if it keeps emasculating its population. We have heard reports about British schools discouraging boys from playing sports and urging them to take drama and dance instead. We have also heard of the nutjob safety and health czars wanting to ban palm plants because the leaves are too sharp. Now, the nanniest of the nanny states is out to ban Boy Scouts from carrying pen-knives.
“I think it is safest to assume that knives of any sort should not be carried by anybody to a Scout meeting or camp, unless there is likely to be a specific need for one. In that case, they should be kept by the Scout leaders and handed out as required.”
This is not an aberration of the Nanny state gone too far, this sissification is what the goal of the Nanny state is. The Nanny state treats every person as though he is a pathetic wretch incapable of self-sufficiency who most be prevented from doing any harm to himself. This is no life worthy of a free man. This is how cattle live; penned, fed, cared for and ultimately no more than the slaves of those who keep the pens.