Albanese’s infamous ANZAC speech

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Albanese’s infamous ANZAC speech
Rod Lampard The Spectator Australia 28 April 2023
A first-time Prime Minister making a gaffe in his first ANZAC Day speech can be overlooked. A first-time Prime Minister using such an important speech to serve his own political interests, should be showered with the scorn he justly deserves.
The Prime Minister’s April 25 Dawn Service speech had all the trimmings of an Australian Statesmen.
Anthony Albanese got it right.
This is up until the Labor leader injected the Woke religion into the service of remembrance, bringing race into the ANZAC story.
After a great start, the Prime Minister nose-dived when he reached for the Critical Racist Theory (not a typo).
While cheering on Australians as ‘free citizens of a proud and free nation’ who ‘look out for each other no matter how bad things get’, the Prime Minister contradicted himself.
He divided the country using the far-left’s fake intersectional social construct of oppressed and oppressor, declaring:
‘We must acknowledge the truth that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Likewise we must acknowledge the truth that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who donned the khaki fought harder for Australia than Australia was sometimes willing to fight for them.’ (Transcript.)
The racial subtext speaks volumes.
First, in that moment, the Prime Minister didn’t refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as Australians.
There is a worrying implication that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are not yet Australians or are somehow apart from the rest of the Australian people.
When it comes to the wider conversation about the ‘Voice’, voting ‘yes’ – so goes the narrative – is the only way to make Indigenous Australians, Australian.
The alternate to this proposition is that only so-called racists would vote ‘no’ to the far-left’s desire to subvert the Australian Constitution.
We must therefore vote ‘yes’ to a bigger bureaucracy in order to prove Australia isn’t a racist nation.
Behind Albanese’s words is the false notion that the ‘Voice’ will liberate the oppressed, and make them one of us. Truly ‘one, and free’.
This Us vs. Them polarisation isn’t unlike the emotional manipulation – or behavioural science – deployed during the 2017 same-sex marriage debate.
The false narrative used on that occasion planted in the minds of Australians the insinuation that ‘love’ didn’t properly exist in Australia prior to the redefinition of marriage.
Many bought into the lie, believing that a ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage was about bringing ‘love’ to Australia.
The manipulative propaganda succeeded.
It sucked in the docile and conditioned the Government-is-God class, who opened the door to a slippery slope of increasingly fringe activism that has begun to infringe on faith, family, and freedom.
Australians gave their assent by way of their emotions because they were told reasoned opposition was hate speech and bigotry.
The ‘Voice’ is no different.
It is an emotionally charged, race-based solution looking to solve an imagined racism problem.
Tapping into Australia’s collective conscience made ANZAC Day a prime opportunity to market a pet political agenda.
Maybe they hoped no one would notice?
The ‘yes’ campaign’s subliminal insertion into the Prime Minister’s speech, was, in my view, an abuse of the office’s ANZAC Day platform.
With one loaded sentence, packed with fallacious nonsense, a desperate Prime Minister attempted to guilt-trip Australians into voting for his ill-fated, far-left ideological ‘Voice to Parliament’.
The Prime Minister should apologise.
He should also walk back his red-flag-to-a-bull comments which encourage some of the more zealous quarters of the Woke crowd to falsely link the reverential ANZAC Day march and service, to a celebration of white or Imperial interests.
ANZAC Day isn’t the time or the place for partisan political point scoring.
Many of those who fought for Australia, served, and died side by side each other, regardless of creed, or colour.
The point of ANZAC Day is selflessness. It’s about putting on the Gospel of the shoes of peace, remembering the cost of war, and grieving loss.
These traits appear to be something the evidently self-serving Labor Prime Minister, and his potential 5-star speech appears to have forgotten.

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