Wednesday, June 9, 2010

When the superich and the miners mount the barricades

image courtsey of Bruce Petty and the Age

There they were in the Perth CBD on the back of their flatback truck claiming to be fighting to protect the hopes and dreams of millions of ordinary Australians.

The billionaires and millionaires, the super-rich and the suit-wearing Terrace corporate types with their placards and speeches railing against the super profits tax and those nasty communists and socialists in Canberra wanting to get their greedy hands on "their profits".

There they were, the billionaires, the super rich and the already wealthy protesting about making less money.

They cited great philosophical statements about how all good men must fight evil and defended their right to exploit and profit from the "common wealth" as a righteous cause against evil. And there was one of Australia's richest men dressed in the garb of an ordinary mine worker. And who could not notice the Liberal parliamentarians on the barricades alongside their political paymasters. Ah the irony of it all.

Cartoonist Bruce Petty as always, says it better than I can

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