Vocal Referendum: Read Yes Supporter’s Confrontation Letter With Front Yard Sign Found in Neighbor’s Mailbox
A woman with a Vote Yes to Indigenous Voice referendum sign in her front yard was the target of an anonymous conspiracy theory letter calling her a “communist.”
The typewritten letter begins, “Dear Neighbor,” but immediately resorts to name-calling after that.
The woman from Byron Bay in northern New South Wales was asked to move to China because she was a “supporter of the COMMUNIST AGENDA”, in the letter which frequently split into random capital letters.
The writer said the woman’s views were formed by “media and government propaganda and misinformation or perhaps financial gain.”
The “financial gains” the woman could gain from voting Yes were not specified, but the author stated that “either way, your children and grandchildren will be the ones who suffer from this TOTALITARIAN SYSTEM.”
A woman with a Vote Yes to the Indigenous Voice referendum sign in her front yard has been targeted by an anonymous conspiracy theory letter (pictured) calling her a “communist”.
A family with a Vote Yes sign on their lawn (pictured) have been targeted with vile racist abuse for showing support for an Indigenous voice in Parliament.
The letter then goes on to list suggestions for videos the woman should watch on YouTube, including one titled “The Voice is a Communist Plot – The Secret Plan EXPOSED…!!!!”
While the letter is unexpected and shocking, it is far from the worst correspondence sent to people carrying Vote Yes signs on their property.
Dr Richard Hodge found a letter in the mailbox at his home in Sunbury, in Melbourne’s northwest, on Monday.
It was filled with vile racist slurs calling Dr Hodge a “fake c**n” and a “virtue signaller” before hurling several insults at Indigenous Australians.
“What are the A***s doing for Australia other than sucking $34 billion out of the Australian taxpayer every year,” it reads.
Dr Hodge was shocked after realizing the letter had been sent from Northgate, a Brisbane suburb 1,800km from his home.
“So this is an organized campaign,” the former Australian Defense Force scientist told Daily Mail Australia.
“He’s not some upstart getting angry in the neighborhood.
He believes a disgruntled resident told someone in Queensland that he had put up a Vote Yes sign, leading to the distressing letter being sent to his home.
The letter was postmarked September 13 – a week after Dr. Hodge put up the sign.
He said the letter made him feel like he had been “kicked in the guts” and compared it to how he felt years ago when his house was broken into.
“At that point, things were destroyed in the house, and that empty feeling was the only other time I felt that,” Dr. Hodge said.
“But it was actually even worse because of the despicable nature of the abuse.”
A video also emerged online showing a man storming into a meeting of Yes supporters and demanding that organizers change their minds on the referendum.
Bradley Beaven filmed himself entering the meeting venue in Albury, southern New South Wales, before being greeted by a female activist in a hallway.
When the organizers said it was a private meeting and threatened to call the police, he threatened to call the police on them.
Mr Beaven had also harassed Yes23 activists the previous week in Melbourne.
In Albury, which forms a twin border town with Wodonga in Victoria, Mr Beaven urged Yes voters to “call the police”.
Mr Beaven has previously clashed with Yes23 activists, most recently filming himself in Melbourne’s CBD last week doing the same.
“Because you should be arrested and charged with treason against the people of this country.
As he walked towards the exit, he started shouting “Vote no” and “You are sold traitors to this fucking country.”
In Melbourne, he called a Yes campaigner a “fucking traitor dog”.
The referendum to enshrine an Indigenous voice in Parliament in the Australian Constitution will be held in just over three weeks, on October 14.
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Combined gas and electricity bills have hit record highs, with thousands of families in outer Melbourne and regional Victoria now paying up to $800 more and forking out up to $4,400 per month. year to keep the lights on in their home, according to St. Vincent de Paul. The company’s latest pricing tracking report.
Anthony Albanese (pictured) has been accused of focusing the Voice referendum rather than on issues affecting everyday Australians.