This headline, laid out as above and in CAPS, is the opening story of  the ‘Inquirer’ section of this weekend’s Weakened Caucasian, (10-11 Dec, 2011). The language is negative, emotive and aggressive – battles can be painful and destructive. BATTLEs even more so. STEM THE TIDE brought to us by the corporation, and its people, who were avid cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq, platinum sponsors of the Fear Trade.

For refugees fleeing the ravages of war and persecution, there is a BATTLE also. A BATTLE to stay alive. A BATTLE TO STEM THE TIDE of the horror of one’s situation and experiences. Shame on you ‘News’.