The fear game, the Media’s latest sensation

We are more likely to die on the road than be killed by a terrorist act, writes Ross Gittins in The Age.

Exactly the point a made to a workmate yesterday.

Governments like the public to be fearful because people will give up their rights for anything to be safe.

… But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship …Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.

– Hermann Goering, Nazi leader at Nuremberg Trials

Bush is doing it with his coloured terror threat levels.

And the Media does it because it is good for Business.

Anyway, READ Ross’s article in The Age here:

The fear game, our latest sensation – Ross Gittins – Opinion – theage.com.au

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