Peter Garrett, former environmental campaigner and ex-lead singer of Midnight Oil turned morally failed Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, embracer of power and ditcher of passion, traitor to his own course and biggest hypocrite in Australian politics, has made many enemies. It probably doesn’t matter to him given his new friends in the corridors of economic and political power.
After his latest failure to stand up against the AFP raid of the anti-whaling vessel Sea Sheppard, I googled on Garrett and found this Facebook group dedicated to his sell-out. Join it to express at least some reservation if not disgust against the man.
The next two video clips are from the good days of the Chaser’s War on Everything: the Chaser team’s Andrew Hanson parodies Peter Garrett and Midnight Oil, followed by by the comedy troupe’s compilation on Garrett. Finally, the last clip reminds us of how far Garrett has moved from his former self: it’s Midnight Oil’s performance of “The Power & The Passion”. “It’s better to die on your feet than on your knees … Nothing they say they do … Just enough to make you wanna cry … Sometimes you have to take the hardest line” he sang – it’s hard to believe that this was the same guy.