Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Unbelievable and frightening

Plot from a novel I read recently.

On the most significant day of the sporting calendar, when literally an entire country stops to watch the main event, a shadowy law is rushed through the democratic parliament with debate curtailed to just ten minutes. The laws allow unprecedented powers of arrest, without explanation, justification, and most significantly, without publication. They are to be used willy-nilly by the 'intelligence' agencies against yet more shadowy dissenters, criteria unknown.

I lied - this isn't a novel. It's about to happen.

When the Melbourne Cup starts, say a little prayer for sanity whilst you pray for your horse.


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