Sunday, October 12, 2008

There are rewards for us all in this crunch

"H L Mencken said practical politics was the business of 'keeping the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary'. Today’s hobgoblin has been a war on terror. The credit crunch is not imaginary. It should cause government to concentrate on things that matter. It should mean no more macho distractions such as 42-day detention, extravagant surveillance and Home Office-generated anti-Muslim prejudice. There should be no more crazy defence projects and bloated security programmes." —Simon Jenkins

1 comment:

Will said...

Very well said sir.