Friday, 26 February 2010

How much freedom have we lost?

It is a dark day when a father can't take a picture of his own son without being accused of being a paedophile.

An extract from this article from Sky News;

The dad told Sky News: "Ben spotted a children's ride which had a train on it and wanted to have a go because he's obsessed with trains.

"When he got on my wife suggested we take a picture of him.

"I took the picture on my phone and suddenly this security guard came up and told me it wasn't allowed because I could be a paedophile.

"I told him Ben was my own son. But he said I couldn't prove it. He said there is a real problem with paedophiles and that if I didn't like it, he'd call the manager.

So anyone who takes a picture of a child, even though they are their own son or daughter, is guilty of being a paedophile unless proven innocent.

Is this incident a one off, or is this going on throughout the country?

I would like to ask a question.

If parents are not allowed to take pictures of their own children, then all these CCTV cameras must not record children because the operators might be paedophiles.

Our freedoms are being slowly taken away.

I use to laugh when people said we are living in George Orwell's '1984'.

I am not laughing anymore.

1 comment:

Carneades said...

This problem is widespread. It's reaction to the hysteria generated by the media - or parts of it, mainly the Mail and News of the World. Regrettably, it seems to be on the increase. A single man taking a walk around any park these days would find himself under scrutiny, at the very least.