‘Nannyism’ is a creeping process by which governments regulate the lives of younger generations, using the morality and societal norms of an older one. The Nanny State is a jurisdiction in which a government ‘nannies’ its’ population, like a nanny does when bringing up children.
The Australian Sex Party has entered the Northern Territory election with a promise to end the Nanny State in that jurisdiction, caused through 30 years of old fashioned policies from the Country Liberal Party and the Labor Party.
To bring home the damaging effects of the Nanny State on the psyche and the economy of the NT, the Australian Sex Party is hosting a dramatic demonstration of 'Nannyism', with the inaugural ‘March of the Nannies’ at 1pm today (17th Aug) in the Smith St Mall.
Sex Party Campaign Manager, Peter Burnheim said the march was a mix of street theatre and street politics designed to make people think about the loss of personal freedom inherent in the major party’s approach to governance. “The N.T. should be enacting modern responses to drug and alcohol abuse and not more of the stupid ‘tough on drugs’ policies that have seen countries like Mexico turn into basket cases”, he said. “NT politicians should also be coming up with ideas to force federal governments to give us our own powers on euthanasia rather than say there’s nothing they can do”.
He also said that there were no doctors in the NT to perform abortions and that women seeking a termination had to rely on visiting South Australian doctors. “If elected, we will work to take the criminal offence provisions out of abortion so that women can make decisions in this area without being forced into guilt trips and have access to RU486. We challenge the major parties to lay out their policies on abortion”.
He said that he wanted NT politicians to find ways to avert the federal government’s internet filter and its data retention schemes from applying to NT residents. “These schemes can be subverted by having strong, state-based privacy legislation”, he said.
The Sex Party wants an end to the federal Intervention in the NT with its racist and patronising policies towards indigenous Australians.
The March of the Nannies will incorporate aspects of all these policies and the organisers are encouraging the public to ‘dress like a nanny for the day’ and join in the parade.
**UPDATE: Check out our fantastic Nannies at our 'March of the Nannies'.