"Everybody wants to be the one to strike the head of the tyrant, but not the one to hold the axe."
"...Therefore I say, yes, I am a collaborator. We must all collaborate, willingly, eagerly, if we expect to reap the benefits of unification. And reap we shall."
"You heard cue-ball, right. Pretty soon, they're gonna all be daywalkers, man. And when that happens, I'd rather be a pet than cattle."
I mean, sure, the Patriots claim to be just a society for proud and loyal citizens, but I even know that they're really in cahoots with the authorities. It was the Patriots, after all, who were demanding the detention of all Muslims, even before the Canberra bomb. It was the Patriots who lobbied to get the death penalty reinstated as punishment for treason. It was the Patriots who helped run the campaign that introduced conscription. It was the Patriots who forced Christian prayers back into every school in the nation. And it was the Patriots who orchestrated the banning of abortion. "Procreation, not immigration!" that was their motto. note Even their name is a giveaway. Since when did Australians use a word like "patriot?" They were my brother's biggest fan club, running dogs and informers all. And now we were with a whole busload of them.
—Underground, by Andrew McGahan