Dawe's poems together dwell on how consumerism enslaves us, and deprives us of our innocency and freedom. We need according to Dawe, find a way of turning away from the market place and consumption in order to be free. His poems such as "Enter without so much as knocking" demonstrates the never ending cycle of consumerist power and overdrive, as opposed to "Tele vistas" it is rather similar as it also follows a type of cycle which forever repeats itself as the TV programs are shown regularly and people are consumed and manipulated by it. Modern technology becomes part of the infrastructure used to enslave a consumerist society. His most angered being America is conveyed in the poem "American ised" which outlines the effects which Dawe considers outrageous and harmful, because it uses consumption goods to mislead others and to colonize weak developing countries, which is the same as in "The not-so-good Earth" whereby the television program about the Chinese peasant families misleads the viewers perspectives from seeing it as a tragedy to a form of entertainment. While "Breakthrough" has a sense of bathos within the poem as the death of a little girl is being exploited for use in an advertising commercial to market consumption goods.

On the other side of coin, the "Abandonment of autos" is rather different in some means as at the final stages the consumer is able to release himself from the buying and selling in the car market, he has achieved freedom from stepping out of his car, thus stepping out of the consumerist society. This last poem implies there is salvation for humanity if it can turn its back on consumerism. Dawe offers no easy escape, we can consume, and so destroy ourselves, or we can discipline ourselves to resist consumption, and achieve freedom, unshackled by materialism. Yes.

it was certainly good.