A latter-day black Gordon Gecko preaching “Greed is Good”.
Melbourne was recently privileged to receive a visit from Queensland’s most famous Lutheran since peanut farming Premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson. I refer, of course, to the corpulent and verbose Aboriginal Man of the Moment, Mr. Noel Pearson. Whilst Mr. Pearson is apparently unkindly referred to by many in Aboriginal communities around Australia as the ‘Cape York Cane Toad’, he nevertheless is a popular man among the strange and disparate collection of his white acolytes in Melbourne. And they turned out in droves on this recent visit to Melbourne. Well, when I say ‘droves’, I mean about 70 of them turned up to hear his launch of the book version of Marcia Langton’s controversial Boyer Lecture Series.