(If you're a registered Aussie voter and have questions regarding the postal plebiscite, read this and share.)
I arrived at the State Library of Victoria at 12:30 and watched the crowd swell around me. From 1:00 - 2:00 a procession of speakers rallied the gathering of 'Yes' voters somewhat unnecessarily ... it's the great swath of the easily distracted who'll neglect to participate that need a fire lit under their asses. Got family and friends you believe would vote 'Yes' but may forget to return their form? Harangue them. As an American ex-pat who watched self-proclaimed 'cool kids' declare their lack of intention to vote for Hillary Clinton because ... oh, who the fuck cares 'because' ... there's a price to be paid for not pushing back with vehemence against the dark forces among us.
At the very least, this foolish plebiscite is a chance to tell right-wingers to go fuck themselves.
Always a plus.
|Looking towards Little Bourke Street from in front of the State Library of Victoria.|
|Looking towards La Trobe Street.|
|Estimated crowd size: 15,000|
|The march began down La Trobe Street. I don't know why a man chose to wear purple dinosaur pajamas.|
|Looking back up La Trobe Street.|
|After turning onto Bourke Street, we then turned onto Swanston to return to the library and walked past this fire truck.|
|Sign of the day in front of the library. It's time Australia got on the right side of history and joins the list. If you're a registered voter in Australia, you can help make it happen.|