Aboriginal people themselves are now scrambling to secure their positions – there has been a massive increase in honorary titles befitting the new nobility. This takes the form of Aboriginal people self-nominating themselves as, ‘so-and-so is a ‘proud [insert tribal name here] (wo)man from [insert tribal region here] Country.’

A real-life example that supports our argument that an Aboriginal aristocracy is on the rise in Australia, is that of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre run by a well established, Aboriginal noble family, the House of Mansell. In a previous post, we have described the successful operation of this Tasmanian Aboriginal Aristocratic family.

In later posts we will provide more evidence as to why Australians should look upon the Voice as an hereditary Aboriginal Aristocracy with its own class of Nobles.

The Voice as a Coup

It is our contention that it is important for Australians to look at the Voice proposal through the lens that it is in fact a ‘coup’. You may not agree with us, but in our view, it is incumbent upon a responsible citizenry to keep a watchful eye on those who would seek to destroy our system of government.

No one wants a war, but we need to be willing to think that one day the country may have to go to war against enemies who want to destroy us. Similarly, no one wants, or would support a coup, but we need to be vigilant against proposals that threaten to overthrow, radically change or infiltrate our system of governance without the citizenry being fully informed and involved in the process.

That is why the Founders of our Constitution made changes to our governance so difficult to achieve. An expensive, drawn-out and high-bar referendum process was devised for those times when the citizenry had to be forced to focus on, and think deeply about, a proposed change to the way we are governed. Now, with the Voice Proposal, is one of those times again.

In our opinion it is instructional to consider the views of the very experienced political commentator, Paul Kelly, who wrote in The Australian of 26 March 2023,

‘This referendum is a profound risk for Australia. It has been a long process but with extremely limited consultation with the public – no constitutional convention, no parliamentary committee collaborating on the model, no meaningful effort to strike bipartisanship, incredibly not even the release of legal advice from the Solicitor-General and then, on Thursday, the Prime Minister doubling down in a rejection of efforts to modify or temper the model whose flaws have been documented.’

Kelly’s observations suggest that the Voice is being progressed behind closed doors by a clique of conspirators.

When other politicians or commentators publicly raise legitimate concerns or questions, they are ‘punched down on’ by members of the ‘coup’. For example, consider the following outbursts by one member of the ‘coup’ membership.

Marcus Stewart, a First Nations [Voice] Referendum Working Group member, responded to Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s attempt to elicit more information on the mechanisms of how the Voice will work in practice, and how the Referendum will actually be conducted.

Marcus Stewart – A Voice referendum working group member. See Further Reading Section below on the claims of Aboriginality made by Marcus Stewart himself – are these claims really true? We shall see.

Marcus Stewart’s response to this attempt by Dutton to shed some light on the ‘coups’ inner workings, was that he,

… accused Peter Dutton of “pissing in our pockets” and being “extremely disingenuous” in his dealings on the Indigenous voice to parliament. “Australians woke up to the worst kept secret in politics – the opposition will be voting No,” Mr Stewart said in response to the Coalition’s opposition on the referendum machinery provisions.

“For two meetings now, Peter has looked us in the eye while pissing in our pockets and telling us it’s raining. This is ­extremely disingenuous.”

The Australian 29 March 2023

One week later it was reported that,

‘Marcus Stewart, a key adviser to the Albanese government on the voice, said questioning over whether the advisory body would make representations to parliament and the executive government on policies like the safeguard mechanism were “dangerous” and favoured the No campaign.

“Let me be very clear. It’s dangerous to be running questions such as these. It will only feed the confusion and misinformation out there and favour the NO campaign,” Mr Stewart told The Australian.

“Such lines of questioning will only undermine the voice and its objective to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait ­Islander People.

“The voice will provide advice based on the issues it hears from the community it serves. The only question that matters right now is the question we will put to the Australian people come referendum day.”

The Australian, 29 March 2023

And finally, echoing the words of successful ‘coup leaders’ in other parts of the world, Marcus Stewart assures us we need not be concerned, nothing to see here, all will be OK with a smooth transition to a new form of governance in Australia once the ‘Voice Coup’ has succeeded,

‘First Nations people have a unique connection to this country and our care and knowledge of it run deep. The voice is about having a taste of that inserted into the heart of Australia’s democratic system. By voting Yes you will lose absolutely nothing, but everyone stands to gain so much’.

– Marcus Stewart, Commentary piece in The Australian 29 March 2023, here

As Paul Kelly continues in his article, he provides thoughts that we believe further support our argument that the Voice is a ‘coup in motion’ (although Kelly himself might not describe it in those terms – or maybe he does think like us but he understandably doesn’t want to use such a confronting description as ‘coup’?)

Kelly writes,

For Albanese, it is a personal mission. “I’m here to change the country,” he said. He wants to change the Constitution “to recognise the fullness of our history”. Magnificent vision. But beware prime ministers when they get emotional; it usually means a lurch into unreality.

Do cabinet ministers understand what they signed off on Thursday morning? This is constitutionally empowered group rights tied to constitutionally empowered unlimited representations. It is unprecedented in a dual sense. If carried, it will change our governance and society. There is no way the Coalition could support this model and retain its integrity. It is a sad conclusion from Albanese’s latest remarks that he seeks to carry this referendum on a tactic of deception – relying on goodwill, emotions and the injustice Indigenous people have faced for so long.

This is an intellectual and moral deception. And that needs to be said now because if this referendum is defeated its origins will lie with the decisions Albanese announced on Thursday and the defeat will be his responsibility as the prime decision-maker.

To our mind, this is a description of a classic coup in a ‘banana republic’ – the Prime Minister/President announces he ‘wants/needs to change the country’; as the tears flow at the thought of such a momentous change in his nation’s history, his timid ministers fall in behind his crazy idea as the supporting crowds gather in the streets; deception and bullying are used to marginalise any opposition.

Voice to the Australian Parliament or Coup d’état: Part 3 was first published in Dark Emu Exposed

Roger Karge BSc (Hons) Melbourne University is A 'Quiet Australian' based in Melbourne Australia, with a background in science and business, who edits the Dark Emu Exposed website. Inspired by thinkers who believe that facts are more reliable than empathy - Thomas Sowell, Douglas Murray, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Keith Windschuttle, Melanie Phillips, Frank Furedi, Jordan Peterson, et al. Currently working with a diverse network of people to get Australian politics and discourse back on track to its historical direction - that of a progressive, egalitarian, free-enterprise and aspirational society, dominated by working and middle classes, who believe in a fair-go for all in an open, democratic, sovereign Australia with freedom of expression and association.