Infantilization of society is more obvious than ever. The precautionary welfare state treats citizens as children, patients, inmates. Freedom and responsibility have been replaced by equality and care. Those who are so diligently cared for no longer need any will at all and feel the total precaution and care as a blessing. This is what Norbert Bolz writes in his book "Die ungeliebte Freiheit: Ein Lagebericht" (Wilhem Fink Verlag, 2010) and further: Infantilizing politics relieves - from the anger of reflection as well as from the problems of normal life. A web of precise rules lies over the existence of everyone and makes them dependent on the state even in the simplest matters of life. The caretakers see themselves as the good shepherds of a diligent herd. Voilà.