A poll shows 75 per cent of Australians support the Federal Government anti-terror laws.
Reaction to the poll in today’s Sydney Morning Herald’s letters column shows that Aussie-hating playwright David Williamson is not alone with his snobbish hysteria:
Check out these excerpts from the superior classes.
This sentiment may explain why Fairfax is sacking all those journos. Their readers must be about to desert the country in droves.
I have never been a “bleeding heart” as far as law and order are concerned, but I am concerned that the new “no talk” policy will lead to a Pinochet-type order in Australia.
There’s lots of patronising “they know not what they do”:
Three-quarters of Australians support the new anti-terrorism legislation? Lambs leading themselves to the slaughter.
I give up. What’s the use in fighting against the creation of a police state when most of the country is enthusiastically running towards it?
This idiot suspects there will be a terrorist attack. But that doesn’t frighten him. It’s the refusal to bow to savagery that has him dirtying his bloomers:
When these new laws are passed, however, I will probably still get blown up but it will be in a country scared witless and believing the “greatest civil liberty is to stay alive”.
Wouldn’t be a SMH anti-Howard blitzkreig without the Hitler reference.
No sooner did Hitler’s army invade Hungary in March 1944 than my father, as part of the democratic intelligentsia, was arrested by the SS. But we were still allowed to tell one and all what happened to us.
With the planned laws, if ASIO arrests me due to my anti-Howard views my family will not be allowed to tell anyone. Goodbye free speech.
Oh nice, Hitler had greater respect for free speech than Howard. And these blowflies think they are intellectually superior.
But for sheer chutzpah, you can’t go past David Ash of Bondi Beach’s final solution:
That the vast majority like the laws is not as depressing as it seems. We can use the laws to arrest them, and detain them in a huge gated community, with a lot of McMansions and home theatres and no one who looks any different.
The rest of us can get on with life, and see, it’s true, everyone’s a winner under this Government.
So 75 per cent of Australians all look the same?
He/she’s an evil bugger, that SMH letters editor, making so many look so stupid at the same time in one little place.