The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken



  • Wendy McLeod says:

    Surely there comes a point, and we may have reached it, when the imaginary evils fail to cause the desired effect?
    Having said that, terrorists are proving a worthy hobgoblin!

    • admin says:

      Terrorism is real, rather than imaginary, but its dangers in Australia are grossly exaggerated. I suspect that you are more likely to die in a pub brawl than by terrorism in this country. So, the government, particularly dutton have conflated refugees with terrorists to keep the fear level up.

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