There’s a boom up there (after Scott Morrison)

By | 1 October 2020

There’s a boom up there (after Scott Morrison)

This slider puzzle poem is a comment on how recording equipment can be increasingly used to reveal people’s racist attitudes, actions or complicity. ‘There’s a boom up there’ is what Scott Morrison said when Peter Dutton and Tony Abbott were making inappropriate comments about Syrian refugees and the plight of Pacific Island nations. Instead of saying ‘hey, that’s not cool to say that’, his sinister contribution to the conversation was to inform them that they might be overheard.

Source text: ‘There’s a boom up there: 6 times pollies were caught out by a mic’, The Drum, 2015.


This entry was posted in 97 & 98: PROPAGANDA and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Related work:

Comments are closed.