Monday, December 31, 2012

Lets combine gullible with inexperience

You can imagine how it all happened - in the months following September 11 2001.

Some smart entrepreneur entrenched in the US military-industrial complex cooked up a bit of a story along the lines of - "Either you stand with us against the terrorist threat - or you will stand alone".

And that was enough to terrify the gullible and inexperienced and headpat-happy leaders in the UK and AU into signing up for the manufactured "war on terror".

A simple marketing message - that has been used by successive US Administrations to intimidate the rest of us and which is continually used to impose new and harsh rules around how we operate as a nation.

The current nonsense in AU around surveillance and data retention is just the latest in what has become regular violations of our rights and restrictions on our freedoms.  And we now have many thousands more people employed in our *national security* industry.

Does any of that make you feel safe Virginia?

Never mind all that they say - we are protecting you from the "terror threat".  All in the name of "freedom" and "democracy" they say.  BS I say.  What do you reckon Eric Arthur Blair would say?

In 2012 the key features were - torture, unwarranted surveillance and drone strikes.  All illegal and all deadly with the details mostly secret.

In 2013 it will be more of the same plus whatever new and nasty crap they think they can get away with.

And here in AU our next generation of headpat-happy politicians are just as gullible and inexperienced as ever.  The only difference is that thanks to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks a few more Australians are now awake to the deadly game.

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