Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fear Politics

They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin

It seems politicians and the media are hand in glove manipulating the public and running a 'beware the boogeyman', 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' blitz to produce fear and anxiety and throw out reason, tolerance and debate!

The Government says a threat to Australians from Islamic extremists is immediate.

Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria and will return home and kill us in our beds!

Apparently we need massive spending on counter-terrorism and our privacy sacrificed to 'battle' this threat.

Tony Abbott wants to presents as a leader for this fearful world but are we looking at the 'Emperor with no clothes'.  A one sided press would have us believe otherwise.  Flag waving - team Australia!!

If the terrorists aim is to instill fear then our own government and media are allies to their cause as we now live in continual panic mode. 

Fear is a natural emotion. Letting it rule us is a choice. Acting like sheep is a choice.

We can do better!

There be dragons!

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