The Aboriginal bureaucracy, and possibly some Indigenous people themselves, have been agitating for a ‘Voice’. …
They already have a voice, a very loud voice:
First, they seem unaware — or are at least unwilling to admit — that they already have a voice. As it happens, a ubiquitous and thunderingly loud voice. Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, and everything you hear, promotes the interests of our First Peoples. …
Even supposedly right-wing premiers feel the need to plonk Aboriginal flags atop national landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge despite saying as recently as 2018 that such histrionics was blatantly self-serving virtue signalling. When you have a conservative Premier in the palm of your hand already, why is there a need for the additional ‘Voice’? …
Network television runs many adverts celebrating Indigenous culture and achievements, and to alert the community of upcoming ‘healing’ events like NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week. This is doubly true for the ABC. Even the football codes have their Indigenous rounds. It strikes me that, for a ‘voiceless’ group, they are already in fine voice.
Representation in Parliament is by election, not appointment:
The second mistake made by the ‘Voice’ advocates is thinking that Australian Parliament is a vehicle for ‘being represented’ or the fulcrum for effecting beneficial change. If you want to reform systems, improve outcomes, or advance cultures – you best do it by electing members of the Parliament. …
The truly voiceless in modern Australia:
We have had a party in the Parliament for seventy-odd years that declares to act purely and simply to defend individual freedom. That party has, in the last two years, overseen the complete destruction of freedom in this country, without blinking. There is another party in Parliament, which has recently formed government, that says it exists to promote the interests of the working class. It does not. Its recent actions suggest that it loathes the working class and its values. That party is there to advance the interests of what David Goodhart has called the ‘anywheres’; rich, green, globalist, footloose progressives who cannot comfortably define the word ‘woman’.
One of these parties, the one that ‘won’ the recent election scored 32 per cent of the primary vote. The other party, the one that lost, achieved 35 per cent.
That leaves a third of Australians who do not remotely feel they have a ‘voice’ in or ‘to’ the Parliament.
The Greens and their Teal friends have seats, of course. They can do preference deals. They have the media and wealthy friends on their side. They have a voice that echoes, without cease, around the boardrooms, campuses, and the better dinner parties of the nation.
On the other hand, the million and a half outsiders, the so-called ‘somewheres’ that are generally of suburban or regional abode who cherish traditional values and who voted for right-of-centre minor and micro parties, do not. They are the true voiceless in this country, patently without influence.
This voiceless group makes up nearly one-third of the people of Australia. Perhaps they educate their children in religious schools. Maybe they are unjabbed and remain Covid dissidents. I am guessing they value freedom and patriotism. Resent Woke corporatism. Feel that customer service no longer exists. Are ashamed of what is happening to our culture. Cheer on battlers and champion small businesses. Maybe unfurl an Aussie flag on Australia Day. Fear the coming digital surveillance state. Mourn what we have lost.
For all of these reasons they are resented, sneered at, and ignored by the two major parties. Alas, these voiceless have no veto over harmful legislation.
The ruling class feels good by scorning and silencing us, not helping us. Their ideology cancels our facts and our interests. Sigh. What goes around comes around, but to cement racism into the Australian Constitution is very foolish, even if the trendy people love it at the moment.