I’m following Andrew Bolt’s trial in the Federal Court in Melbourne. Bolt is facing a class action suite from nine “Aborigines” under Australia’s utterly despicable and fascist Racial Discrimination Act. Here is how the Prosecutor described the sector of the Act that covered Bolts alleged offence-
“The Racial Discrimination Act allowed views to be expressed that might otherwise be offensive to individuals or groups but not if the comments were gratuitous and insulting.”
How the hell does anything so utterly subjective get written in to law? I’ll tell you. Only under the crazy social constructs of the damn Progressives, who have been fouling our civilisation now for five decades or more.
For those unfamiliar with the case, Bolt criticised Aboriginal activists in his Melbourne newspaper column and his blog when he described them as of doubtful Aboriginal origin. Bolt claimed the activists were primarily European and should therefore not be entitled to the grants and other funding they were receiving in order to act as Aboriginal advocates.
The nine “aboriginals” bringing the case against Bolt are a range of teachers, artists, lawyers academics and political figures. In their submissions the plaintiffs claim Bolt said their Aboriginality was not genuine.
“The articles direct criticism to those named, implying that their choice for identifying as Aboriginal was opportunistic and for the purpose of providing them with financial and other benefits reserved for genuine Aboriginal persons who are darker, rather than fairer, skinned Aboriginal persons,” they said.
So now we have the same old same old slanderous bullshit and personal attacks that are always directed at anyone daring to challenge the sacred cows of Progressivism. In court today they plaintiff’s lawyer attempted to link Bolt to Nazis when he referred to the Nuremburg race laws of 1935 and to eugenics, a supremacist movement which advocated selective breeding to reach racial purity. Andrew Bolt is a gentleman and a scholar, and that he should be subjected to this soviet style court and this kind of slander within the hearing is outrageous.
In fact in a free and civilized country, one lacking of the poisonous influences of cultural Marxism, Bolt would not be in this farcical kangaroo court, and the opinions he expressed in his column would have been addressed by counter argument and then we would have all moved on. The Progressives have a lot to answer for their attacks on our culture, with their offensive legislation designed to attack traditional respect for freedom of expression being an especially odious example.
The picture top right shows one of the plaintiffs, lawyer and academic Larissa Behrendt. Viewed as a “successful Aboriginal person”, Behrendt was the first Aborigine to go to Harvard Law School, and became a professor at 31. She sits on nearly a dozen committees and judicial commissions, including the Serious Offenders Review Council and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Council.