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Australia – Descending into Darkness (Draconian Laws, Police State, Surveillance and more)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:52
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Despite the overwhelming evidence used to add perspective countering the induced-notion of fear of ISIS in Australia, the media and political establishment will have you believe that a terrorist is around every corner, forcing the public to respond based on emotion – rather than of rational thinking. TOTT News has carefully demonstrated how the media uses fear to manipulate public opinion in our 2013 article entitled, ‘Analysing Mass Media: Fear & Manipulation‘.

Now, if all of this wasn’t enough, Treasurer Joe Hockey is taking these events and subsequently focusing the punishment on to the Australian public. After it was estimated to cost $500 million per year to conduct the latest ‘mission’ in Iraq, and after giving a $630 million boost to intelligence organisations to protect us from the boogeyman –now it has been announced that further budget cuts will have to be made to pay for both security and defence purposes.

Indeed, it is not hard to see how the entire landscape of Australia has quickly shifted based solely upon hearsay threats and loosely-justified pieces of poorly constructed evidence. The utter manipulation of public opinion to serve an agenda-based declaration to commit once again in Iraq, coupled with the systematic erosion of our freedoms domestically have been supported out of fear, rather than rational thinking.

As a result of this onslaught of propaganda, a triple threat of legislative pieces are currently in the process of passing through our Parliament in the name of ‘national security’. Let’s take a look at just what these amendments entail, and analyse whether or not the politicians in Canberra are genuinely concerned about protecting us from these supposed external and domestic threats.

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