I don’t want to suggest that they are unconstitutional, or unethical, or any highfaluting notions of liberty, equality, fraternity or whatever other “ity” floats your boat today… on the merits they just don’t make sense.
In 2021, a number of people had an interesting experience joining the liberal party of SA–their memberships were rejected. Why was the state council so scared of new members?
Can you imagine sixteen-year-old men today lying about their age for the privilege of dying in a war? Today, lying about one’s age is a technique used for access to alcohol, not valour.
If you are going to win an argument through darkening, rather than enlightening, the darkness must descend until its blanket has covered and throttled entirely every source of light.
I’m beginning to wonder: when I stagger back out into the sunlight in six months, blinking blearily against the glare, my beard-hair gently tickling the top of my feet, and muttering to a half-deflated soccer-ball named Wilson… what will the rest of the world have become?