The moderate majority


Unless the moderate majority organises itself into an organised, aggressive and verbal lobby, the angry minority will win (this) argument.

— Analysis, Anne Applebaum, Washington Post. Brexit paralysis will feed witch hunts, published in The Age, Saturday, December 3, 2016, p18

Let us remember that the moderates are in the majority (not just relating to Brexit).

Let’s be heard above the rants of the radical minority.


Refugees are human beings


Sadly, the word refugee today has become so politicised and the narrative so polarised, it’s been stripped of all its tragedy and the human suffering and sorrow it carries. It is heartbreaking to see something so fundamentally humanitarian transformed into something political, and exploited to garner popularity and votes. At the core of the refugee crisis are human beings who have lost everything through no fault of their own.

— Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Interview Being a Queen is a job like any other published in stellar, Sunday, December 4, 2016, p13

Let us not exploit refugees for political gain.

Let us be humane and compassionate.