The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every step of the way. By hanging our white colonial dirty washing out to dry we have basically thrown First Nations people under the bus whilst looking on to see who will clean up the mess. It’s a shambles and one which Anthony Albanese and the broader top tier political guard should be ashamed of.
First up, the question needs to be asked: Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on this highly sensitive subject? Surely this is one for the broad palette of First Nations krew to work on and decide. Then, and only then should their decision be implemented into whatever constitutional change is required.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart has to be sealed, signed, and delivered without turning it into a circus.
How is it, in 2023, that we are still voting on whether a voice and an influence in politics is valid for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? The mind boggles.
Referendum success rates in this country are below 20 per cent and they notoriously bring out the lowest common denominators of courtesy and manners into the public spotlight. The world has become plagued by keyboard warriors; hate speech and divisive bullshit aimed solely at destroying mild-mannered opinions and any hope of a fair go. It’s like throwing our Indigenous Australians to the lions. Our government leadership has bottled it yet again. Nothing short of a fully endorsed bipartisan approach to full Treaty or Blak sovereignty is good enough here; a sovereignty of a spiritual nature which has never been ceded or extinguished, and one which can co-exist with the sovereignty of the Crown.
Instead, however, we prepare for battle. Racist Australia at its very worst.
Strap yourselves in. It’s gonna get ugly.