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In a scenario similar to giving car keys and a credit card to a 10-year-old and asking them to pop up to the shops to get ingredients for the dinner they will make, the Australian voting public is being trusted with a historic referendum.
While it’s surely not the Maboian strike to the colony Albo thinks it is, the Indigenous Voice to Parliament will allow a community appointed group of Indigenous Australians to be heard on issues that affect their communities.
It’s worth noting that the proposed Indigenous Voice will not weigh in on everything and do not have vetoing powers as no mines or coal seam would ever get the nod again if that weren’t the case.
Although this concept seems to be a no brainer to anyone who wants to alleviate some white guilt but can’t afford art from the Territory, nearly half of Aussies state they will vote ‘yes’ in the referendum at the time of writing.
However, it goes without saying that this historic referendum could end up a colossal fuck up in the hands of the country that democratically voted Macklemore as having the best song of 2012.
Often touted as ‘the world’s biggest musical democracy’ the triple j Hottest 100 counts down the best songs of the past year, as voted by the people. In 2012, US rapper Macklemore took the top honours, a fact that only becomes more embarrassing when you remember the top five also included Of Monsters and Men, alt-j and Mumford and Sons.
“To be honest, I don’t know how we still have the right to vote anymore,” stated one man who regretted both his votes for Macklemore, Mumford and Sons and Tony Abbott.
“Maybe we should try being a dictatorship just for a bit. We might like it. Surely a fascist government bans Macklemore?”
More to come.