Fear, loathing, and the erosion of civil liberties

Fear, loathing, and the erosion of civil liberties

The hysteria currently being concocted by Australia’s political leaders may be a smokescreen for the more serious threat facing us – an attack of the very freedoms and values our country has been built on. The Abbott government’s recent fear-mongering, antagonistic strategies are heading in a direction reminiscent of other historical governments, even if it is difficult for us to recognise this direction from within.