My first requirement for an ideal Utopia would be
An end to the showing of cheap, mindless American TV,
If Australia is to become a little United States,
Can we at least get the helpings of "dumbing down" off our plates?
There is potential for marvellous American TV shows,
Why a couple of them cannot be made,, heaven only knows.
Presumably Utopia would be a great deal more green,
Literally and figuratively, than this land has been,
A far safer way to use our coal resources is required,
But successive governments have remained largely uninspired;
Australia's predilection for devastating drought
Suggests that the construction of more dams should be brought about,
We should be cutting down on the enormous use of plastic,
Making "single use" illegal before things get too drastic,
But if all these goals are ever to be achieved, then we need
A political party that can intelligently lead:
Right now we have Morrison, a dingo who's done up as lamb,
His "I'm one of the boys" act a somewhat embarrassing sham,
He has been presented as the Liberals' cute poster boy -
The wolves of the Right Wing are glibly backing their cuddly toy.
The Labor Party, having knifed the best leader it has had,
Continues, now with Albanese, to still look a bit sad,
The Greens Party, which Richard Di Natale currently leads,
Is the one that most earnestly for the environment pleads,
But Australia is a country that was long years ago born
Under the natal sun-sign of conservative Capricorn,
History shows it's been hard for Labor to land the top job,
So I do not like the chances of the "new-fangled" Greens mob.
For the Liberal status quo to promote ecology
Would be tantamount to them advocating astrology!
(Personally, I consider it a pity that they don't,
I am tempted to discuss the matter further, but I won't).
I will say it would take a close Uranian conjunction
For the Liberal mind-set to start to alter its function,
So for the moment I imagine it is quite safe to say
That Australia will continue to ape America's way,
At least we have managed to survive the Trump experiment,
Which was scarcely of assistance to the environment.
Copyright © Beth Evans | Year Posted 2021
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