Abdel-Magied lectures Australia on free speech & on how to prosper

For Australia to prosper, free speech must be extended to all of us

When I criticised representation in politics, Eric Abetz suggested I move to an Arab dictatorship. Yet a deep malaise exists in society and we need to talk about it.

We have put the rest of her excretions below the fold.

Our good friend Bernard Gaynor was rather quick with his response:

I never thought I’d say this, but thank you.

Thank you Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Thank you for your bravery.

Thank you for your commitment.

Thank you for your honesty.

And thank you for turning your back on PC lunacy.

You see, Yassmin has today written this:

For public debate to improve, Australia must be a place where freedom of speech is understood to apply to all equally. Where we operate from a foundation of respect and where we debate the issue, not the individual. This is uncomfortable. However, we must not shy away from the uncomfortable. Unless all of us – including our leaders – lean into that discomfort and listen to voices from outside the current blinkered corridors of power, nothing will change.

Considering Yassmin is so brave, so committed and so honest, I’m sure she will now retract her former tweets in support of 18c, a law that treats people unequally, shows no respect and that plays the man.

I await her to back her words up with action and I remain convinced she will do it almost any second now…

Yassmin Abdel-Magied says she was ‘traumatised’ into silence
Token Muselprop Yassmin Abdel-Magied whines she was ‘traumatised’ into silence after sparking controversy with an Anzac Day Facebook post.

Eric Abetz talks in the Australian Senate
‘We could start by being better represented. That is the role of our parliament, but it currently falls short.’ Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

Australia has all the ingredients for a flourishing, harmonious and inclusive society. We have incredible monetary wealth, with the longest streak of economic growth of any developed nation. We are home to the oldest continuous living civilisation, the source of millennia of wisdom. Our natural landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful, and, despite restrictive migratory policies until the mid-70s, we have quickly made up for lost time. According to the 2016 census, 49% of the population is either born overseas or has at least one parent born overseas. We are the envy of nations worldwide, and rightly so.

Despite this good fortune, however, we are deeply disillusioned with our leadership and institutions. This is not news, and yet when I pointed out the lack of representation at an ANU panel last week, the reaction was nonsensical.

Senator Eric Abetz issued a statement declaring, “If Ms Abdel-Magied thinks our system of government is so bad perhaps she should stop being a drain on the taxpayer and move to one of these Arab dictatorships.”

It seems bizarre that former cabinet ministers would demand that I leave the country for highlighting what is agreed upon by many, including former prime minister, Tony Abbott, who this week released a manifesto to “make Australia work again”.

Voter turnout at the last election was the lowest since compulsory voting started in 1925. Poll after poll shows the population’s dissatisfaction with the status quo, and the Edelman’s 2017 trust survey indicated only 11% of Australians think the system is working. Millions of Australians today feel like their perspectives are not heard, not valued and not respected by our parliament and democratic institutions. So what needs to change?

We could start by being better represented. That is the role of our parliament, but it currently falls short. While women make up a little over 50% of the population, they make up only 32% of the national parliament.

Two and a half million people in Australia live under the poverty line. If that were embodied in parliament, 25 of our of representatives would have had the experience of being a poor Australian.

Eighteen per cent of the population has a disability. If that were represented, it would mean 42 members of parliament or senators would have a disability.

According to the 2016 census, at least 2.8% of the population identifies as Indigenous. That would look like seven representatives in parliament, and we are still only at five.

Almost 4% of Australian residents are born in either China or India. If that were represented in our parliament, that would be nine people. There is not a single senator or member of parliament born in China or India, and only two with either Chinese or Indian heritage.

This lack of representation is no accident. It is, in part, a reflection of the deeper malaise. People no longer believe that politics is a force for positive change, and are therefore disengaging from the system entirely. Those who are interested in improving society are forgoing politics for alternative careers. They’re not running for office, they’re running their own market places, and operating in parallel realities. This means the talent pool entering parliament has shrunk, the world view of people in power has narrowed, and we have been left with the homogenous and disconnected leadership we have today.

We can do better, and therein lies the impetus for systemic change. Fortunately, the conversation is well under way, as demonstrated by four (wealthy, white) men only last weekend. Leading the charge is Richard Walsh, the author of Reboot: A Democracy Makeover to Empower Australia’s Voters, who is calling for the abolition of the Senate. Walsh is joined by the successful venture capitalist Mark Carnegie, Transfield Holdings and newDemocracy Foundation boss Luca Belgiorno-Nettis and property developer and publisher Morry Schwartz in arguing for radical change to our parliamentary democracy. It is worth noting that these men have profited from the very system they are seeking to disrupt. Thus far, there has been no statement from Abetz requesting these men move to an Arab dictatorship.

Disruption requires difference. Yet all too often when someone outside the establishment contributes to the discourse, they find themselves howled down and ruthlessly delegitimised. This happens not based on the strength of their ideas but on their gender, race, religion, sexuality, class or any other identity that sits outside the accepted norm.

That is not good enough. It is hypocritical, and a complete waste of the talent that we have in this country. The discussion needs to be open to and driven by all Australians, not only ones who look the same or who occupy elite positions of power in society. How do we expect anyone to be less disillusioned if they are not welcome to even contribute to the conversation?

This is beyond simply saying we need direct representation of the population, although that is incredibly important. This is saying that we are not taking advantage of the spectacular array of opinions, perspectives and experiences within our nation, and that is stopping us from realising our full potential.

For public debate to improve, Australia must be a place where freedom of speech is understood to apply to all equally. Where we operate from a foundation of respect and where we debate the issue, not the individual. This is uncomfortable. However, we must not shy away from the uncomfortable. Unless all of us – including our leaders – lean into that discomfort and listen to voices from outside the current blinkered corridors of power, nothing will change.

Australia, we are the lucky country. We have no excuse not to be the best.

Very good. Lets start to debate the Islamic expansion program. Vigorously. Last time we checked we found that 80% of Australians don’t want any more Islam. As a good democrat and a newborn free speecher, Abdel-Magied should be on board with that.

11 thoughts on “Abdel-Magied lectures Australia on free speech & on how to prosper”

  1. Whenever I look at this young woman I see an immature, attention seeker who is rapidly becoming a laughing stock.
    I wonder how embarrassed, dare I say ashamed, will she be when she looks back at fifty to take stock of her life.

    1. There is no shame in waging jihad. This is her jihad. Breaking down barriers to Islam.

      1. Outcome could (still) be better …
        Embarrassing islamic fools used to be the very effective method used by Brits until a few years ago … and STILL works especially when nobody listens to the islams’ woeisme false cries of victimisation and everyone piles the you stupid idiot islam on even more !!!

        Then the islamophiles (muhammad’s aka “allah’s” aka “the god’s” … the paedophile’s stinking little lovers) infiltrated the (well everything) and installed their masters PC’ness with whips … which more and more non-islams are now just simply ignoring … to the islams’ peril !!!
        (desecration of the islamophiles’ islam PC’ness is a method of saving your non-islam life and denegrating islams)

        incarcerate each and every islamophiles master and its islamophile !!!
        Then … annihiliate everything islam (this includes muhammadans/muslims/moslems/islams/qur’ans/mosques)

  2. Please someone silence her some more. Perhaps the easiest way is to replay some of her inane comments back to her so that she can know for herself how she comes across to any sensible and rational person. Does she ever stop to think about what she says?

    1. She will look back and see someone who oozed tackiaya …
      Her photos in this article say …
      ⚸[Black Moon Lilith] … I am so wonderfully wonderful !!!
      ⚸[Black Moon Lilith] … Aren’t I soooo fabulously fabulously fashionable !!!
      ⚸[Black Moon Lilith] … I am so toothed !!!
      (do you think anyone will suspect that I have an enormous Verruca vulgaris on my forehead’s hairline … well concealed isn’t it !)
      (Black Moon Lilith … what you are is just a sickening and sickened muhammadan/muslim/moslen/ islam)

  3. Yassmin Abdel-Magied …
    Come on … nobody could survive that stupid !!!
    (unless they’re islamophiles … ie. our traitor politicians their traitor bureaucrats and those traitor other leftoids)

    Oh !!!
    Yassmin Abdel-Magied …
    is an islam/muslim/moslem/muhammadan !!!
    and she is stupider than most (islams) which is why she keeps following their advice guidance and teachings !!!

  4. there were no response to her questions, just personal attacks! How about “if it aint broke, dont fix it”. Oh, and get your lazy buts out there & VOTE!.

  5. I am sure the only person that believes this dim witted moron is the one in the mirror she looks into each morning.

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