After last week’s glorification of one of the most unedifying characters in elected dictatorship politics – the ultimate puppet for corporate greed, Mr Bob Carr of Macquarie Bank and chief lobbyist for the pokies industry – I have to admit I’ve had enough of Mungo’s column. He is a fine writer who occupies a large proportion of The Echo every week but he seems to be out of touch and out of tune with the political vibrations of this area.
Almost everybody I meet is happy to give an articulate appraisal of the squalid state of national government and its cast of uninspiring hypocrites. We stand as a disillusioned majority seeking a genuine alternative to rampant capitalism.
Any of these characters Mungo flatters on a regular basis would fail to fill even half of the Coorabell village hall if they held a public meeting there with free admission, sausage sizzle and a shuttle bus. Let’s have some real political debate and insight instead of sycophantic, apologetic personality rubbish – we can find that all over the ABC.
Alan Hainsworth, Byron Bay