justvdifferent (justvdifferent) wrote,
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That Sinking Feeling...

Is it just me, or is there something so fundamentally wrong about the security measures the Coalition has taken in regards to the impending APEC Summit? Nevermind the five-kilometre fences, the screwy bus timetables and the police scuttling everywhere, I'm talking about the new "You're-Allowed-To-Shoot-Civilians" laws our loveable Prime Minister has put into place.

I was considering getting my angry lefty on, and protesting at the Summit, but quite frankly I don't trust the Howard government enough to put myself in a position where I am unarmed and unarmoured, and where they can quite legally gun me down just because I looked at some pantsy world leader funnily. And with bullets, not just water cannons. Presently I'm a useless unemployed university student, but egad, I'd be a fuckload lot more useless (and more permanently unemployed) if I managed to get myself into bullet-riddled corpse form.

There is something so very frightening, and... undemocratic, about that last paragraph. Maybe I'm getting carried away with my distrust and detestation of the Coalition government, but I really cannot help but think that we are finally witnessing what many have been predicting about this ridiculous War on Terror: the erratic convulsions of Free Speech's death rattle.

Fuck I hate politics.

Mel, Queen of Darkness and Lizards
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