It is my great honour to be here this evening to officially launch Dr Johns’ latest book – ‘The Charity Ball: How to dance to the donors’ tune’.
We are on page 7 of today’s Australian in an advertisement protesting the UWA’s attempted censorship of Danish academic Bjorn Lomborg. We’re reproduced the ad below for those who don’t buy a hard copy Australian.
HOW did Narcissus meet his end? In the Greek myth he falls in love with his own reflection and refuses to leave the side of the pool. Finally he understands that his “love” is his own reflection. He is thrown into despair and stabs himself to death.
The Roman myth is the same except Narcissus simply wastes away, dying of starvation and thirst because he cannot bring himself to leave his reflection.
How will Australia’s own Narcissus, Kevin Rudd, meet his end? He has already been stabbed. I doubt he will starve to death.
There is another version. When Narcissus died, the goddesses of the forest found that the freshwater lake that he knelt beside to observe himself had been transformed into a lake of salty tears. I think that, in the end, Australia’s Narcissus, Rudd, will drown in Labor’s tears.