I bin sittin dere alonga time dreamin, when I bin look and see carpet snake fella and dat carpet snake fella say you bin come alonga closa and look at him. Den him bin change and become rainbow serpent again, who spake thus:
I have a dream that one day all murries will want to do nothing other than sit at home and take a handout. I have a dream that one day all murries will sit on their arse at home, collect a fat welfare cheque that they can then use to pay for a brand new suv to drive to the welfare office.
I have a dream that one day all murries will become too ethically, morally, socially, and intellectually challenged to even try to earn a living. I have a dream that one day all murries will want a handout. It doesn’t matter if it’s employment, education, justice, medical, history, culture or housing or, heaven forbid, any kind as long as it’s government assistance or welfare.
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great and comfortable welfare homes and jobs. Some of you have come fresh from many years of welfare rest and recreation.
As we talk, we must take the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking us: When will you be satisfied? We can never be satisfied as long as murries are the victims of a campaign of unspeakable horrors of white brutality threatening to take away not our chillin but our welfare. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of welfare, cannot gain lodgings in better standards of welfare housing and subsidised vehicles. We cannot be satisfied as long as the murries’ basic mobility is a smaller suv and not a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our chillin are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by having to get a job and support themselves. No, no we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like the waters of righteousness such that these fundamental rights are enshrined in the Constitution-welfare ad infinitum.
An extract from: Deception Bay by Paul Dillon, ASIN: B0186GYV9A Kindle Edition, Amazon.