Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Free speech not academic freedom

QUT academic Brian McNair has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. A Queensland university is in damage control after one of its ­academics, Scottish-trained media professor Brian McNair, described Islam as “a cancer on the planet”. Here is the … Continue reading

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The Gillian Triggs Award

It seems that Outgoing human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs wins freedom of speech award which I have picked up at Andrew Bolt where you can see Rowan Dean saying everything that should be said about how demented such an award … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives | 72 Comments

Something to think about

And if you are wondering why I was reading The Age, we were in a cafe and the comics are right next to the sudoku.

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Guest Post: Arky Free Speech

Free speech is of utmost importance. The so-called progressive left is very good at organising. Starting groups. Having meetings. Protests. Media attention. Constantly beating the drum and never tiring at repeating the same basic message over and over again. Us? Not … Continue reading

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Mark Latham responds

Mark Latham has left a comment on the Get Real Janet thread setting out his version of events.  I think it’s well worth its own thread. ***~~~*** Fascinating discussion. Let’s go to the background: on the Outsiders panel show on … Continue reading

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Get real Janet

UPDATE: I am amazed by some of the comments who act as if we are discussing what Mark Latham said. So let me point out that the issue is what Sky News did. We do not have much artillery on … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media | 140 Comments

What would a lawyer know about human rights?

I have been thinking about this disgusting story of far left fascist immorality and the more I have thought about it the more angry I get. She is a Nazi through and through and other than a few tinselly bits … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on S18C and changing our culture

When Labor, the Greens and certain Liberals in western Sydney seats seek to explain their reasons for opposing changes to S18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, they mostly refer to the concerns of ethnic, religious and racial minority groups. Representatives … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Guest Post | 52 Comments

Sadly she can say what she likes in a public forum

“Sadly you can say what you like around the kitchen table at home,’’ she said. Mind you, it’s not that she can say it but that she does say it that matters. The one thing she never has to worry … Continue reading

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Alarming synergies generating massive destructive power on the left

The radical left is on a roll in the US. If something works, do more of it. Where are the kind of people of the social democratic left who stood strongly with conservatives in the Cold War|? Two factors account … Continue reading

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