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OK, poor choice of words on my part. I should have said something like: “Based on what I’ve seen from political fiasco’s in the past, it’s clear that most issues-of-the-day are specifically designed to detract attention from something more important. In this way the populace are intentionally incited to become caught up in an argument that doesn’t matter, while an issue more deserving of debate is quietly progressed.”

Rather than criticise you, I respectfully asked if you had knowledge of this and if so, what it is.

I have no secret knowledge — from your writing it sounded as if you did and were keeping it from us.

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