Soutphommasane has to go. Enough is enough.
Chris Merritt is correct. The race discrimination commissioner is hopeless biased and has confirmed that the semi-judicial Human Rights Commission is acting both as policeman and judge – as well as witch-hunter-in-chief:
Tim Soutphommasane has encouraged people to lodge complaints with the commission about Bill Leak’s cartoon last week depicting an Aboriginal policeman returning a delinquent Aboriginal youth to his equally delinquent Aboriginal father.
The problem is that the commissioner has prejudged those complaints: Leak, according to Soutphommasane’s public statements, is guilty and people should feel free to complain.
Those complaints will all go to Soutphommasane’s organisation, where every official knows that one of those at the top has already made up his mind.
That means any attempt by the commission to deal with complaints about Leak’s cartoon is now vulnerable to challenge for a perception of bias.
The Human Rights Commission is now a menace to two of our most important human rights – to free speech and a fair trial.
It must go.
Check this out from Larry Pickering ‘s site:
PC IS KILLING OUR CULTURE
… along with our cartoonists
Australia’s unique cartoon reputation is dying along with a dying Press that once proudly displayed them. Only The Australian’s Bill Leak is prepared to take on the PC police in maintaining the Aussie cartoonists’ obligation to “stick it up ‘em” and God do they need it stuck up ‘em right now.
Don’t dare call Muslims terrorists or sheilas objectionable or homosexuals pillow biters or, in this case, Aborigines irresponsible, which they bloody well are! The Green Left is slowly having its way with pigeon-holing everyone into an inoffensive light,except Conservatives of course.
Criticise Triggs or Gillard and you’re a misogynist. Criticise Islam and you’re a racist. Criticise Muslims and you’re a bigot. Suggest a sheila has nice tits and you’re sexist, despite the fact that she is wearing a perky bra to show she has nice tits. Suggest she has crook tits and you’re a criminal. Criticise Aborigines and you’re a neowhite Nazi. WTF?
We are living neck-deep in unrealistic PC bullshit that forbids any satirical interpretation of any current event if someone is likely to be offended. No wonder the dishonest media is on its last legs with Fairfax already in its coffin.
And if it weren’t for it being in the taxpayer’s pocket the ABC would have already been cremated and its ashes thrown on a sewage farm.
You know that there has been a win for the Green Left when a Liberal Minister joins the ABC to lambaste a cartoon. Not a photo, a drawing for Christ’s sake! To criticise the cartoon or the cartoonist is fine… I get it all the time, but to suggest The Australian should pull a racist Bill Leak into line is outrageously un-Australian.
This PC bullshit started with guess who? Yep, Whitlam’s grubby little drug dealing Minister for Colourful Ties, Al Grassby. It was he who introduced legislation to make it unlawful to call the English Poms, Italians Wogs, Americans Yanks and even Queenslanders Banana Benders… Cockroaches and Cane Toads were yet to be born.
Two cloned clowns like Shorten and Turnbull are a cartoonist’s picnic but Gillard, Triggs, homosexuals and Aborigines are no go areas. Why is that? I hear they want equality!
But there are always exceptions to the Green Left’s PC rules, and one is called Pauline Hanson. Of course it’s a year-round open season on her or any female who wants a discussion on immigration. So it’s not a lack of respect thing after all, is it? It’s believe what we believe or we have all these awful names ready to call you, like bigot, racist, Nazi, homophobe, xenophobe and sexist, oh, and we have plenty more if you refuse to immediately conform.
Australians have an international reputation as racists simply because the Green Left keeps saying we are. The truth is we are the least racist of any people. But there are racist elements in Australia and the worst of them is the Aboriginal race itself.
We would never think to call them the equivalent of what they call us.
It doesn’t matter about the current crop of cartoonists but it matters about the thousands of kids who would aspire to lightly amusing readers in a sea of future doom.
We need our normality back, call a spade a shovel and let’s get on with solving our manifold problems with a bit of light-hearted relief… if it offends then bloody well get over it.
Je suis Bill