Former Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst in The Bulletin:
Imagine, say, 2011. It’s Pete Garrett’s time to run the country.
Prime Miniature John Howard is long gone; a broken, bitter, deluded old man. His good ol’ Texan buddy-boy George W. Bush is forever “on the ranch, perfecting his putting” and no longer takes his calls; yet John is still unable to think outside the Pentagon, still convinced that Iraq - like Vietnam - was an inspired idea.
He wanders the sandy shores of Hawk’s Nest, muttering darkly to himself (or to local fishermen, and those strange blokes with metal detectors), doggedly defending his legacy of education-for-the-rich/sacking-for-the-poor, the by now vice-like media monopoly, and his own unshakable international reputation for throwing refugee kids in desert jails and for putting Australia’s coal-driven economy before carbon—threatening life itself.
Our economy threatens life itself? Scary! But not as scary as this:
Hirst will write regularly for The Bulletin on pop and politics in the coming weeks.
(Via Jeff H.)
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