The Voice is not so much a referendum as a national IQ test and we owe Thomas Mayo a debt of gratitude because he’s confirmed what we already suspected.
He has spilled his guts and said the quiet part out loud.
I think like most, I’ve harboured suspicions and concerns about the voice agenda since the idea was first mooted.
My concern was then, and it’s been confirmed now that the voice was just another lobby group like the Business Council of Australia and would be targeted by the activist class as there stalking horse to lend weight to a left wing agenda.
The difference being that this Lobby group would be concreted in and bolted on to the constitution.
By that I mean it wouldn’t be difficult to convince the 25 or so people on the Voice committee working in tandem with likeminded parliamentary representatives of the left that all manner of social and cultural issues were of importance to them.
The list writes itself. A mine, pipeline, bridge a tunnel a new airport whatever.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, remember the Secret Women’s Business that was designed to stall the building of the Hindmarsh Island Bridge.
Turned out to be totally bogus.
And now these revelations into the mainstream from Thomas Mayo have simply crystallised and confirmed those suspicions.
That toothpaste is out of the tube and there will be no stuffing it back in anytime soon.
Notice to the subtle shift of trying to reframe the debate and the surrounding narrative to be talking about recognition which most people agree with.
These should be two separate questions.
But what they’re trying to do is snow the people by conflating and rolling the voice and recognition into the one issue and hope you don’t notice.
So what has Mayo said that is so contentious.
Well from the Advance Australia website —
Mayo has spoken candidly about the referendum’s aims, describing the Voice as a campaign tool to “𝐩𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬”, “𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬” 𝐚𝐧𝐝 “𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧”
Rather than what the PM described as an “inspiring and unifying Australian moment”, Mayo told a conference of communists that “𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬’ 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞, 𝐚 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡”.
At a 2021 Invasion Day protest where he described “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐞” 𝐚𝐬 “𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬”, 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 “𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞” 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 “𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦”.
Mayo revealed the divisive aims behind the Voice at Invasion Day and Black Lives Matter protests as well as in numerous addresses revealing the Voice’s radical origins to the Search Foundation, which describes itself as the “successor organisation of the Communist Party of Australia”.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬, “𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭”, 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬, “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬’ 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞, 𝐚 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡.”
Mayo says “𝐀 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬, 𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲.”
Remember, Albanese has tried to frame the voice as a “modest” request so he’s either being disingenuous on full on board or is totally ignorant.
And remember this Mayo character is not just another “drive by opinion”, he is a key member of the government working group on the voice and help craft the Uluṟu Statement. The Statement from The Heart document.
We’re talking about an indigenous Magna Carta if you like or an indigenous US Declaration of Independence.
He’s also a member of the militant, the Maritime Union of Australia with everything that association implies.
He’s a very serious player with very serious ideas and very serious, unsettling and radical goals.
To give you a better understanding, think, the ANC without the judicious and sobering touch of Nelson Mandela.