Paul Keating has obliquely compared Australian Prime Minister John Howard with a man most would consider the twentieth century’s prime embodiment of evil. No, not Phillip Lynch … Adolf Hitler.
Is Howard Hitler? Can you tell them apart? Take this simple Crikey quiz.
The following quotes may be from either man. Let’s see how many you get right.
A: ”Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
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B: ”I don’t think there’s any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they’re in the military or in the police.”
C: ”The day of individual happiness has passed.”
D: ”The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”
E: ”Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.”
F: ”We won’t just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans.”
G: ”I hate guns.”
(For answers see the bottom of today’s email.)
Tomorrow: Is Paul Keating Harpo Marx?