HL Mencken once made the observation that “..The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary..”
It’s worth bearing that quote in mind when you consider the new depths in fear and scaremongering being plumbed by Bill Shorten in the gay marriage debate and plebiscite.
“..Bill Shorten has warned a plebiscite on same-sex marriage could inflame homophobia in Australia and linked the public vote to the massacre of 49 people in an Orlando gay club. Bill Shorten warns plebiscite on same-sex marriage could inflame homophobia
As he clashed with Malcolm Turnbull in his third debate of the election campaign, Mr Shorten called on the Prime Minister to abandon a public vote on marriage equality or risk a rise in anti-gay attacks..”