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The following picture, based on The Pillars of Society (1926) by George Grosz, is an entirely humorous parody of the parallels between the politics of the Weimar Republic, and contemporary Australia. For those of you interested in the details of the background to the painting and its parallels to contemporary Australian politics, please see the previous blog entry (or perhaps two).


I suspect I have put Cardinal Pell in the wrong frock and headgear for his rank and denomination. As to more details about the attitudes of Grosz towards the relationship between the political right and religion, the following illustration says everything: