Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
“Furthermore, it is my opinion that Carthage must be destroyed”
Cato the Elder, after Carthage had, in his opinion, tried to destroy Rome a few too many times, repeated this phrase in various contexts at the end of his speeches. He even did so when the matter at hand was totally unrelated. “Yes Cato, very nice, now can we return to the matter of public sanitation?”
The refugee policy proposed by the government will result in numerous deaths and unassessable suffering. Therefore, it is my opinion that this policy must be destroyed. Further, it is my opinion that this is worth saying at the end of every Facebook status update*.
I ask that I not be alone in this strategy, that others adopt the habit of adding to the end of their status updates “Also, Australia’s refugee policy must be destroyed”.
Thus I say,
Furthermore, it is my opinion that Australia’s refugee policy must be destroyed.
* I must thank Tim Briedis for this suggestion.