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The Voice: A Classic Marxist Power Grab
Following the so called “indigenous” Voice to Parliament these past few months it appears that little has been said by the Christian Church on the topic outside of a few Christian Activists, bloggers and several scholars most of whom have little mainstream reach into Christian circles. Some prominent Christian ministers in the lefty Anglican camp have come out in support of The Voice to Parliament, a viewpoint which can only be explained by sheer ignorance.
Having not received any line of communication from the Australian Christian Lobby on whether Christians should be voting yes or no in the upcoming referendum I reached out to see what their opinion was. As it turns out they don’t have one - at least not one they are able to share publicly. The ACL has decided not to campaign on The Voice and “cannot tell anyone how to vote.” This is very disappointing because the role of the ACL is to assess political issues and advise on how they intersect with Christianity in Australia. In this instance they have not done so.
I know many within the ACL disapprove of the voice. A Google search turns up a blog article written by Martyn Iles in 2022 stating objections to enshrining a race-based political organisation into our constitution. And I can’t help think that if Martyn was still around the ACL would be more active in speaking out against The Voice. So why not defend that stance now? There is concern around creating disunity in the Church. And it seems The Voice isn’t considered that crucial an issue to be worth the fight.
Therefore I want to make the case in this article that The Voice referendum is far from a “read the electoral commission literature and make up your own mind” kind of issue for Christians. Rather it is the most important political fight facing Christians since the Gay “Marriage” postal vote of 2017 and in many ways, it is far more crucial that Christians vote NO in 2023 than they did in 2017!
The Voice is Marxist Ideology Enshrined with Constitutional Power
Christians need to understand that the Voice to Parliament is not actually about the well-being of aboriginal Australians. That tag line is simply click-bait to get your consent to installing a Marxist power base at the highest levels of our government.
The Labor government and The Voice activists can’t give you any details on how they plan to help less fortunate aboriginal people because they have no plans to help them. Rather they plan to help themselves! If they gave you specific details you would realize that in a heartbeat. Which is why all the campaign arguments from the Yes camp is nothing more than a bunch of hyped up emotional cues designed to play on your feelings - it is a campaign aimed at the stupid but well-meaning Australian. And we have seen this tactic before: “Love is love!" remember? Who can argue with love? It’s all too familiar but without substance.
Christians ought to be asking some obvious questions. Why are those on the Labor left, those that hate God, those that fly rainbow flags, those that push radical trans-gender ideology onto our kids, those who are mostly white - why do they care about “closing the gap” for less fortunate aboriginal people? The answer should be obvious - they don’t!
The truth of it is that the misfortune of Aboriginal people is a profit and power centre for those with Marxist principles. As long as that gap exists there is an argument for government intervention, the creation of large bureaucracies and organizations that funnel huge sums of money into left-wing activist institutions and corporations. The aboriginal industrial complex is a form of Neo-Communism designed to co-opt government power and money (your money).
The left-wing therefore have an invested interest in maintaining and perpetuating the gap because it is the source of their power! If we were to fully integrate less fortunate aboriginal Australians into the capitalistic hard-working social hierarchy of wealthy Australia through all the obvious means then the money train dries up! The powerful bureaucracies servicing indigenous misfortune are no longer required. It stands to reason then that the only way to assist aboriginal Australians is to shut it all down! Therefore, a Constitutionally enshrined bureaucracy represents the worst possible outcome for indigenous affairs in Australia.
But shutting down elite aboriginal bureaucracy due to its wastefulness is something that Marxist activists are keenly aware and afraid of. The closure of the corrupted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 2005 is one example. Which is why they are fighting hard to have their Voice installed at a constitutional level. Activist Thomas Mayo whose signature is on the Uluru statement and who has co-authored the book “The Voice to Parliament Handbook - All the details you need” has stated: “The power in The Voice comes from its constitutional underpinning which means it is protected from hostile governments.”
You heard right. This unelected left-wing base of power will now have a permanency that cannot be meddled with despite future changes in government. In other words: they want to permanently enshrine their voice while shutting yours down!
Voice Proponents are Openly Communist
If anybody thinks I am mis-characterising The Voice to Parliament one should understand that proponents of The Voice are open about their communist leanings. You can watch this video to see Thomas Mayo pay his respect to his Communist forbears to whom he owes a debt of gratitude for his activism.
The Spectator recently published an article by Rod Lampard with photos of Marxist activists flying communist flags during the Yes123 rallies around the country.
For further background on the Marxist movement under the guise of indigenous affairs I would recommend people watch Geoff McDonald’s 1984 documentary discussing his book Red Over Black. Geoff was a member of the communist Party in his youth. During his later work for the nurse’s union he began to recognise how the strategies developed by Joseph Stalin were at work among indigenous activist organisations. Geoff describes what he was taught under communist theory:
“The best way to achieve power in any country that had indigenous peoples, such as in Australia with our Aborigines was to start what you would call an anti-colonial movement for indigenous peoples to regain their land. Linked with that were issues of promoting so called multi-culturalism and multi-racialism which would break the homogeneity of the nation which then allowed the communists to take power.”
In the second half of his documentary Geoff describes the success of Christian missionaries in helping aboriginal communities prior to their being over-taken by indigenous activism in Australia. He notes how the Christian gospel achieved immediate and marked improvement in the lifestyle and dignity of aborigines until Christianity was shutout of communities by those advocating another message.
The fact is the Christian gospel and its worldview represents a serious threat to the left-wing because it mends the very ailments they rely on to justify their existence. We can expect therefore that The Voice to Parliament will at every opportunity seek to discourage the Christian evangelism of aboriginal Australians in favour of a Marxist inspired message of victim-hood pushing the need for race-based reparations in terms of land titles and taxation.
The Rainbow Crowd are Pushing the Voice
It should not be lost on Christians that the LGBT activist crowd are strong advocates for The Voice campaign along with a range of powerful corporations that are also noted for pushing the Yes to gay “marriage” vote here in Australia.
The UK campaign launch for The Voice included the appearance of a drag queen singing John Farnham’s “You’re the Voice”.
LGBT activist groups in Sydney were recently calling for the Premier to keep his promise and set up a voice-like advisory council for gay and trans people. In Marxist inspired identity politics there will never be sufficient government intervention or recognition because if further consolidates their power.
Make no mistake. The Yes to The Voice campaign is inextricably linked with the Yes to gay and transgender rights because it is all part of the same revolution. The Voice is the gay “marriage” debate 2.0 but with constitutional recognition! It’s all just one big YES to Marxist ideology - for the purpose of casting Australia adrift from its European Christian foundation.
Christians Must Fight for an Unequivocal NO!
In light of the above we must not ignore the threat of enshrining a Marxist organization into the constitution. Marxist ideology is antithetical to a Christian worldview. It is atheistic and displaces God with Government as Almighty Saviour.
Marxism presents a faulty assessment of that which ails mankind and uses “oppressed” classes as a basis for power. It engages in theft in order to redistribute wealth for the “greater good” as opposed to the Christian doctrines of grace and charity. Marxism equalizes a society, but in a downward spiral and entrenches an elite few who get to pull the strings.
It is no accident that Communists persecute, stamp out, or highly regulate the Christian religion as its vision for humanity poses a threat to their utopianism. And Australian attitudes towards Christianity are headed in a hostile direction and will become even more so if we ratify Marxist ideology at the highest levels of our political system.
Furthermore, there is a tendency in Christian activism to focus on obvious moral issues like abortion or transgenderism whilst ignoring less obvious threats such as The Voice. But in doing so we fail to recognise that the moral battles we face today are symptoms of the shift in ideological thinking. If we fight the symptoms of Australia’s culture war without undermining the ideology that brings forth such ungodliness then we are fighting a losing battle. We lop off branches only to have them grow back again. We must commit to attacking the roots by engaging in strategic ideological warfare.
National division in the form of race wars and multi-culturalism is at the heart of Marxist ideological power. When Christians unify a people group around shared values such our Christian heritage, the law of God and a protestant work ethic then we cut deep into the heart of the ideology that is perpetuating the death-cult. We must focus on recovering a healthy God-centred worldview. Giving into the race war under the guise of “loving your neighbour” is a critical failure for the church as it surrenders significant ground to the enemy’s ideological power base.
Therefore, the adoption of The Voice by Christians represents disbelief in the Gospel and the law of God as the primary method of producing societal good. This is particularly true in relation to aboriginal communities who are suffering at the hands of the left-wing welfare state which robs them of their dignity and access to the truth of God. To advance The Voice agenda is to ignore God’s methods and the prior success of Christian mission to aboriginal communities in favour of an alternative ideology that seeks to anchor their psyches in an oppressed class as a weapon for political power.
Christianity must promote individual reconciliation with God through forgiveness of sins. For real change to occur people must stop pointing the finger at others but instead point the finger at oneself - only then can a person take responsibility! That must be our message to Aboriginal Australians and therefore The Voice’s Marxist framework is diametrically opposed to the Christian gospel.
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