HELP! Something must be done! (So I can sleep at night)

Has there ever been a more cretinous and insidious call to action than the cry Something Must Be Done? The giddy refrain, forever favoured by pudding-brained attention-seekers and the mentally infirm, has become mandatory during the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. There are people drowning at sea, stranded in their multitudes in Hungary or on its border, or still trying to flee the Islamic State’s Satanic embrace or Assad’s murderous regime: ergo, Something Must Be Done.

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