James Allan on Warren Mundine and 18C

James Allan has an excellent article in today’s Australian dripping in sarcasm. He finds that Mundine’s arguments against the repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to be so pathetic that they warrant the sarcasm.

If you think that my tone is dripping with sarcasm in this piece, you’re right. Mundine’s argument is pathetic. It warrants only derision. Yes, I could have written this piece in a more respectful way that covered the same basic ground. But the truth is that Mundine’s position warrants this sarcastic tone.  …

Here’s the takeaway point. The Prime Minister has no business taking free speech advice from Mundine.

He concludes

And if what is really going on behind the scenes in the Liberal Party caucus is a fear of how this may play with some voting blocks, let’s get the names out in the open of Liberal MPs who want to object to the Attorney-General’s announced repeal of section 18C. These doubters can then see what otherwise Liberal voting people make of their hesitation.

Personally, I wouldn’t vote for any Liberal MP who blocked these Brandis reforms. Would you? You can consult your sympathies on this one.

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19 Responses to James Allan on Warren Mundine and 18C

  1. Rabz

    Personally, I wouldn’t vote for any Liberal MP who blocked these Brandis reforms. Would you?

    I won’t be voting for the Liberals again, full stop. The appointment to a cushy taxpayer funded sinecure of that talentless feminayzee parasite stott-despoja was the final straw.

    But seriously, why are these Liberal MPs being so soft cocked about this? Outside of regressives and their favoured victim groups, just who exactly is in favour of the State sanctioning people deemed to have caused others ‘offence’?

    The Liberals need to realise that the longer this debate goes on and the more people find out about the utterly absurd and unacceptable features of s18 and the RDA in general, the more pissed off they’ll get that it isn’t being repealed.

    So chew on that, you arrogant, expedient z-grade dunderheads.

  2. Tapdog

    This is all just so silly. Rude people should be sent straight to jail.

  3. Ed

    But seriously, why are these Liberal MPs being so soft cocked about this? Outside of regressives and their favoured victim groups, just who exactly is in favour of the State sanctioning people deemed to have caused others ‘offence’?

    Look at who they employ as advisors. I’m not talking about Mundine.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    So chew on that, you arrogant, expedient z-grade dunderheads.

    On behalf of arrogant, expedient z-grade dunderheads everywhere, I take offence at that.
    See you in court.

  5. Rabz

    See you in court.

    Loving it. As I’ll be citing the truth as my defence, you’re on a hiding to nothing, pal.

  6. james

    This is all just so silly. Rude people should be sent straight to jail.

    Damn right. And I get to decide what is rude.

    I am sick to death of people driving their cars right up the front of a right hand turning lane and then trying to merge to beat the other drivers who have been patiently waiting, surely that is worth 20 years.

    But seriously, why are these Liberal MPs being so soft cocked about this? Outside of regressives and their favoured victim groups, just who exactly is in favour of the State sanctioning people deemed to have caused others ‘offence’?

    Every time you feel the need to use the word “Racist” to try and win an argument remember that this climate of fear is where such temptations lead.

    Every pollie in the libs is terrified of being called “Racist” justly or no.

    It is the witchcraft of our generation, and the right has been almost as culpable as the left in making it so.

  7. Robbo

    “I won’t be voting for the Liberals again, full stop. The appointment to a cushy taxpayer funded sinecure of that talentless feminayzee parasite stott-despoja was the final straw.”

    Rabz you are a dickhead.

  8. .

    We’ll see if rabz is correct at around the May budget, I suspect he will be further disappointed.

    PS

    Free speech is sacred.

  9. David

    Well here in the gulag known as Victoria our glorious leader [the small case is intentional], Napping Napthine, has declared the Victorian Liberals [choke, cough, splutter] have decreed that they don’t support the proposed amendment to 18C.

    I have fired off a rather terse enquiring letter to my local MP [allegedly Liberal] to seek written verification if that is indeed so and asking her which part of our diminishing freedoms is next on the list of proscribed activities/thoughts.

    No reply as yet.

  10. Boambee John

    “I won’t be voting for the Liberals again, full stop.”

    Rabz:

    By all means, but while we have preferential voting, make sure that the Liars and Greenslime are last.

    In one Senate election, I filled in the whole “below the line” sheet. I put the Sex Party (at least there are elements of their policies that are attractive) and the Communists (at least they are honest about their intentions) ahead of the Liars and Greens.

  11. I’m with Rabz on this one – two major Socialist parties is two too many for this nation. Stuff the Libs.

  12. A Lurker

    In one Senate election, I filled in the whole “below the line” sheet.

    Only one? I do that for every Senate election. Simply put, I don’t trust the buggers, and so trust my own judgement over their preference deals.

  13. Rabz

    BJ – I’ll in likelihood be reverting to informal voting.

    The system is fucked beyond repair.

  14. Rabz

    aaaarrrgghhh:

    in all likelihood

  15. john malpas

    What you all think of section 18 etc does not matter.
    It is a very useful device to persue the program which has been so successful in England. The creation of white flight in the cities.
    Next will be the full politicisation of the police ( as in the UK) in furtherance of this. They will enforce the hate crimes with vigour or lose their jobs.
    Any dissent with be crush by prison , job loss or constant vilification. As has happened in UK.

  16. .

    rabz – unfortunately, under current law, if you are not prepared to vote libertarian, I can’t urge you to either vote informal or refuse to vote.

    The law should change.

  17. philip j. fry

    john malpas .. I agree, and am developing an escape plan. Once I retire, I am getting out and going somewhere less stupid than this is getting. Mind you, that place may go the same way eventually, so the long term plans is to be ready to keep moving.

    It is disappointing, I do like Australia generally.

  18. Sir Fred Lenin

    We need a Real Conservative party ,one that is totally politically Incorrect.a no Bullshit party with balls,a True Australian Party ,that will spend its first year in office Repealing All u.n. communist laws passed since the fool whitlam.the clown fraser the drunk hawke,the sleazbag keating,and the uN. Lover howard.then krazy krudd and the lying law failure gilliard,.God Help Australia ,with the idiots we get in politics,Abplish politicians and their parties they are all crooks.

  19. fhb

    We have two choices:

    1. We all sign up and join the Liberal Party and have our say at the next pre-selection, and OR

    2. We strongly support the Liberal Democrats who are the only ones who seem to have true liberal values.

    Probably should do both as I will.

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