Letter to the editor: terrorism and domestic violence

Terrorism is the domain of sad, pitiful human beings manipulated by egotistical loudmouths for personal gain.

However, that also describes the current state of politics in Australia, so let's sit back for a moment and think.

What sort of society do we want to live in?

One where we cringe on command, and passively allow the government to monitor everything we say, everything we do online?

That has all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship. It's time to face the facts and reach out to one another for support and understanding.

After all, domestic violence kills more Australians every 2 years than terrorists have in the past 35. DV services are being cut all over the country, while our tax dollars are being spent on multi-$billion weapons and widespread surveillance of ordinary Australians, including me, you and that lady with a scarf. (She's an Iraqi Christian BTW. Heck, my grandmother used to pop on a scarf when she went out. Ban the grannies! #scarftax)

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