The Republic of Malawi has been under multipartism for 16 years and the small east African nation struggles to understand freedom. Next week the Malawian government will hear arguments to ban farting in public. "The government has a right to ensure public decency. We are entitled to introduce order in the country," said George Chaponda, justice and constitutional affairs minister.
"Would you like to see people farting in public anywhere?"
Well, even though you don’t really “see” people farting, it is hard to imagine democracy defining itself against natural body functions and the legislative process used to develop a process of law over nature.
Since the country embraced multi-party politics 16 years ago people had felt free to fart anywhere, said Chaponda.
"It was not there during the time of dictatorship because people were afraid of the consequences. Now because of multipartism or freedom, people would like to fart anywhere, he said.
"they should go to the toilet instead of farting in public."
"Nature can be controlled... it becomes a nuisance if people fart anywhere."
The law states: "Any person who voluntarily vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighborhood or passing along a public way, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."
In case you wondering, Chaponda is of the Democrat Progressive Party. Dem Progressive is of the most idiotic political belief combinations in existence and demonstrates what can happen when freedom relinquishes control to the asinine.
When farting becomes a crime, it is hard to say with a straight face that freedom elitists. Of course with all the restricted sphincters as demanded by law, few faces will be straight as they will be forced into being strained holding back the call of Mother Nature.
“Stupid is as stupid does.” And stupid is hardly worthy of being called a free democracy.