Yet another wakademic finds a worthy cause to get behind:
Â “Offensive T-Shirts”
This clown has all theÂ ‘right’ credentialsÂ Â for the neo-totalitarians who want Â to remove the last remnants of freedom of expression in this country.
“The same people who preach tolerance on everything are in fact the least tolerant when it comes to open debate.”
While most of us are outraged over Â the farcical Andrew Bolt ‘Racial Discrimination’ Â show-trial, lunatics feel they can restrict our freedom of speech even more.
Here’s the latest from Andrew Bolt:
Writing in theÂ Spectator,Â Senator George Brandis, the Opposition’s shadow attorney general, is alarmed by the jubilation of the Left at my own loss of free speechÂ in a Federal Court decision last month:Â Brandis and Boswell on the losing of our right to speak freely
Policing Australia’s Standards:
Australian National University discrimination expert Simon Rice said while debate continued to rage over acceptable public content, the law had failed to create any guides on where to draw the line.
Draw the line right there, Simon.
Political groups had avoided the subject for years, due to its controversial nature, and marginalised groups were feeling increasingly isolated as a result.
Associate Professor Rice said the ACT had laws against racial vilification but nothing to address contempt of a person’s gender or sexual preference.
And while Tasmania had a law making vilification on the grounds of gender illegal, nobody had actually invoked its guidelines since it was created in the late 1990s.
”In the ACT, we have laws against inciting hatred, ridicule or contempt for reasons of race, sexuality or HIV status,” Associate Professor Rice said.
Without drawing specific examples, he said some shirts today demonstrated serious contempt for women or incited others to be contemptuous of women.
”That is what the law would call vilification, but we don’t have a law against it,” he said.
Associate Professor Rice, who chairs the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, has been asked to take part in a review of the ACT Discrimination Act next year.
He said definitions of vilification would be explored in the review.
”One of the issues surrounding vilification is to what extent they reflect community standards and it is possible that these standards are changing,” he said.
”Personally, I don’t see why T-shirts should be treated any different from newspapers or radio or television shows.”
Australia needs to grow up, Â it is being run by a mob of children who have never left school.Â One day they may be in for a shock , hope they wake up before it’s too late.
Doubt they will, their heads are so far in the clouds, their minds have gone to outer space .
Australia , the home of the world’s greatest suckers.
- I want to live in a country where I am free to give offence and, more importantly, free to be offended.
- They should read history. Â Dictators never share, they destroy those who help them to power .
- The New Left is intolerant of free speech. The Far New Left are even more intolerant. God help Australia as it heads for dictatorship under Labor-Greens.