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Comfort the comfortable, afflict the afflicted

The response to the corona virus in unconscionable

23 May 2020

9:00 AM

23 May 2020

9:00 AM

The motto of Australia’s political class could well be the reverse  of that old saying, ‘Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.‘

The May release of more fake than usual unemployment statistics has exposed the emptiness of the propaganda slogan ‘We’re all in this together.’

We aren’t and we never were.

Frontline excepted, the comfortable are that mainly unscathed and privileged two million-plus public sector, a group who have kept their jobs, their incomes and their gold-plated superannuation.

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