profits despotic regimes.
Terrorist war hysteria
creates a climate of fear and insecurity
which despots use to justify draconian laws
increase the power of the executive branch
promote public acceptance of intrusive policing
foster submission to state authority and a
willingness to surrender personal rights
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Terrorists hate our freedoms
they hate our values
so lets surrender them
lets discard our civil rights
lets capitulate to the terrorists
lets forgo our liberties, in the name of terror
lets accept random bag searches, random body searches
lets embrace summary executions, torture
presumption of guilt, detention without charge ...
Our governments want to hand victory to the terrorists.
They willingly surrender our rights to the terrorists.
The terrorists are no doubt greatly encouraged
to see how easily we surrender our rights and freedoms.
It looks like our governments are helping the terrorists win.
Or are the terrorists actually helping our governments
providing the authorities an excuse to increase control
Are the terrorists actually government black-ops
designed to provide cover for the preparations
in anticipation of impending calamity
the inevitable depletion of oil
Do the anti-terror laws have a more sinister purpose?
Are they to be used to silence dissent and intimidate critics?
Will they be used to suppress and disrupt civil protest?
As oil depletion constricts supply and energy prices soar
as factories and airlines and transport companies flounder
as farmers go broke and labourers are laid off
as the public rails against inflation
as the ranks of the homeless and unemployed swell
as protests and general strikes and civil unrest erupt on the streets
will the government be disappearing the trouble makers
with these anti-terror laws