Keeping us in the dark

My latest New Matilda column is published and discusses our infantile debates around terrorism:

“It’s a petrifying thought that Australia could be vulnerable to terrorist attack. But do we know how much reliable information about terrorism we are actually receiving? In the Western media, there appear to be limits on the acceptable parameters of the debate surrounding terrorism. Two recently released books received little coverage in the Australian media, despite offering major revelations into the function of the ‘War on Terror’.

“There are limits on such debates because our media and political elite are either unwilling or incapable of seriously analysing Western culpability for terror. Islamic fundamentalism threatens our safety and peace-of-mind, but Western-sponsored State terror has killed far more people than al-Qaeda could ever hope to. This is the unspoken reality of the terrorism debate.”

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