The Yes campaign for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament has launched a new advertisement as part of a $20 million television blitz ahead of the referendum.
A young Indigenous boy features in the 30-second commercial, asking Australians to consider a series of simple questions about his future.
‘Will I grow up in a country that hears my voice? Will I live as long as other Australians?’ the little boy asks.
‘Will I get to go to a good school? Will I be able to learn my people’s language? Will I be seen beyond the sports field, recognised by the decision-makers of our country?”
And to accomplish all this all you need do – according to the ‘Yes’ vote propaganda – is vote ‘Yes’ at the referendum.
What a load of baloney!
The simple answer to all the above questions is you can already do all those things, as many indigenous people have clearly demonstrated.
You don’t need a racially divisive Canberra-based ‘Voice’ controlled by a bunch of Marxist activists in order to achieve success in life.
Young indigenous boys and girls should rise above this victimhood mentality and look to emulate people like Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Cathy Freeman, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Lionel Rose, Nova Peris, Mandawuy Djarrtjuntjun Yunupingu, Sally Jane Morgan, Kerrynne Liddle, Albert Namatjira, Neville Bonner, and Adam Goodes …and they are just a few on the long list of successful indigenous people.
None of them had an easy ride to success. They all attended school and in many cases universities, they all then worked hard, kept off the grog and drugs, and also helped and inspired others along the way.
So, there you have it ‘young man in the advertisement’ – you and other members of your generation just need to follow the same path and you could all be just as successful as they have been.
What you clearly shouldn’t do is try to copy whingeing, whining self-proclaimed ‘victims’ like Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney, racist Senator Lidia Thorpe, non-truth-tellers like Professor Marcia Langton and Dr Megan Davis, and bullies like Noel Pearson and Thomas Mayo. If you do, you’ll just become like them.
They’ve all spent plenty of time moaning and groaning about their supposed ‘victimhood’ but seemingly very little actually trying to fix the problems that exist in indigenous communities.
Certainly nothing much has improved despite all the money provided to numerous indigenous organisations plus all the indigenous ‘voices’ in Federal and State governments.
The fact is, all these problems can be fixed and should have been – the reason they haven’t is not lack of money or lack of a ‘voice’ but simply a lack of meaningful effort.
One thing is very clear, establishing yet another Canberra-based bureaucracy like the Voice is not going to make a shred of difference to the indigenous people at the grass roots level.
The extra billions of taxpayer funding by way of reparations and ‘rent’ will just find its way into the pockets of the undeserving indigenous so-called ‘elites’.