To characterize attitudes or political systems that are thought to deprive individuals of freedom and responsibility, only nominally serving their interests, while in fact pursuing another agenda which is directly against the interests of the individuals. For paternalism definition please see Paternalism: Introduction. Paternalism requires motorcyclists to wear helmets. It forbids people from swimming at a public beach when lifeguards are not present. It forbids the sale of various drugs deemed to be ineffective. It forbids the sale of various drugs believed to be harmful. It does not allow consent to certain forms of assault to be a defense against prosecution for that assault. This is example of reasonable paternalism.
Paternalism force us to be obedient to all the rules that were made by human being that believe they are better thinker and superior than us. What the fuk! Every paternalistic approach which were justified by claiming it is for the greater good of everyone that created for somebody selfishness are bullshit. For instance, the Internal Security Act (ISA) that were being used in Ops Lalang back then in 1987. The government that were lead by Madeath claimed all the opposition leaders and social activist could create racial tension in Malaysia which 106 persons were arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the publishing licenses of two dailies, The Star and the Sin Chew Jit Poh and two weeklies, The Sunday Star and Watan, were revoked.The truth is, Madeath and all his butt kisser objective is to win the next election. They say the status quo are being jeopardise but everybody know thing that were jeopardised was only their position in government.
Paternalism and double standard
For me, paternalistic approach is bullshit when it only serve for the interest of others. Paternalistic do not uphold freedom of rights. Paternalism interfere with our freedom of rigths. Why somebody can assume he/she knows better than any other else? What the fuk! To not preserve the human right would mean you are undermine our intelligence. Thus, questioning our ability of digesting information and making decision. See, paternalistic is only for minor because minor still cannot do the thinking properly and not liable of digesting information and making decision. Remember, paternalism is all about good and harm and we should never let others to decide and control what is good or harm to us.
# I jump, you jump,we die.