In every society, there are people who want to control it so they concoct the most insane relationships of cause and effect and then regulate the “cause.” The most recent example is Tony Blair’s support for laws that ban “hooded tops and baseball caps from the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.”
Hooded tops, or hoodies, are sweatshirts with hoods. Baseball caps are those rimmed hats associated with one of America’s boring pastimes. It seems these insidious devices cause anti-social behavior orders (asbos) and engender yobs (a British slang term for rowdy, aggressive and violent young men).
I suppose next, the government will suggest everyone wears a uniform to prevent theft.