I agree with much that Jim Belshaw says…

05 Aug

… while, as regulars will have noticed, we often come at issues in different ways. I do commend his Moral Courage, Fear, Technology and the Decline of the West, a thoughtful piece if ever there was, though I don’t think the title captures the content well enough. I won’t paraphrase Jim at length, but merely say his post expresses concerns about our construction of the concept “terrorism” and the drift in response towards a more authoritarian and intrusive state, with plenty of reference to policies and actions under John Howard. Do read his post.


Jim explains his title further here.

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2 responses to “I agree with much that Jim Belshaw says…

  1. Davo

    August 5, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Have no idea why anyone should play up the “fear of terrorists” card, especially in the Australian context. Have much more likelihood of being demolished by a Mack truck .. or anything on the road, actually.

  2. ninglun

    August 5, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Statistically I am sure that is true, Davo. However, I do no take terrorism lightly either, and neither is Clover Moore, Sydney’s Lord Mayor, or the NSW government, with APEC coming up. Rightly so, I am sorry to say…

    Meanwhile, how about this goose, a Republican presidential hopeless? God help us all if he ever gets up…


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