Sunday, 15 April 2007
Alan Moir's cartoons in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper are always pithy and candid, and , more often than not, I agree with his point of view. This appeared in last weekend's SMH and it perfectly catches the disappointment I feel towards Peter Garrett. The charismatic former lead singer of the now-defunct band Midnight Oil was always an outspoken critic of nuclear energy, detention centres, many goverment policies such as those concerning Aboriginal people , diverse environmental issues, and particularly the issue of US bases on Australian soil. Think of some of the songs of the Oils..."US Forces", "Power and Passion", "Beds Are Burning".
This cartoon of Moir's superbly captures the shared diasappointment of PG's complete sell-out to Labor policy. I think it looks as if PG even is aware of it himself, and , while not shame-faced, is no longer the strutting, sweating speaker of truth he once was. Shame, Peter Garrett, shame.