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On Facebook every day I post “My Thought for the Day” and every now and then I put the question: “What word best describes you?” My personal word is ‘observation’ because it covers a multitude of experiences. With very limited formal education, observation became an integral part of my private classroom. From an early age I became a keen observer. Nothing escaped my scrutiny or sensory surveillance’s. I watched people, nature and life in general. I examined and considered.

So it was last weekend when I was watching one of my grandsons playing basketball. One of the boys in the team is from Somalia. A number of families with African heritage have moved to our area. I observed the mateship of their winning endeavours and the generous enthusiasm of their play between matches. The fun, friendship and frivolity of their connectedness was a delight to watch. The dark lad is of enormous talent with a generous smile, a face as black as night and gregarious nature.

I have also observed the total unabashed acceptance by children of different races at school, and at the local swimming pool where mature judgement is made by children unhindered by the prejudicial ignorance of adults.

My thoughts drifted to my own youth and I wondered just what it is that causes people to be racist. I recalled as a small boy being told what side of the street to walk to school because Jews lived on the other side. I lived through the post war era of immigration when Australians belittled and sneered at Italians and Greeks. Then later with bi partisan agreement we accepted the Vietnamese who came by boat. But not before debasing them with the worst part of our own uniquely Australian prejudice.

Memories came back to me of a pub I used to drink at on my way home from work. The beer garden attracted a cohort of Aussie builders who sub contracted concreting work to a group of Italians. I would observe how the Aussie fellows would run them down with the foulest of language and then drink with them, without a hint of condemnation when they arrived.

There was a time when a relation who was traveling by caravan around Australia rang me from some remote area highly populated by indigenous people. After the usual greeting the following words were advanced.

“I’m not a racist but . . . “. When you hear someone say those words they generally are. What followed was a tirade of critical commentary about every aspect of Aboriginal culture and living standards. I have no doubt that much of what she was saying was true however, there was no situation that wasn’t replicated in white city society. Her comments were therefore racist. The singling out of any group for reason of drawing attention to color is abhorrent to me.

More recently I have experienced racism where I live. I have two neighbors (one now deceased) who when talking about indigenous folk have described aboriginals as taking up to much space.

At a junior football final a couple of years ago a teenage boy was standing behind me verbalising a young aboriginal player of immense talent. I allowed the insults to insinuate themselves into the minds around me. The aboriginal boy had heard the remarks and was a bit distressed about it. I turned and said to the boy of uncouth mouth:

“So yours is what a racists face looks like”.

The teenager slunk away probably not used to having his racism confronted. In the unnatural silence that had invaded the group where I was standing I received a couple of congratulatory slaps on the shoulder.

You see, I hate all forms of racism in a way that even someone like me, with a love of the moulding of words as disciples for good, cannot do. It was a little brave of me to do what I did because I am getting on in years but we must confront it.

In watching the antics of children of different races in their play we can bear witness to the sin of the abusers of decency. By the influence of those who cannot concede that we were all black once. And those who believe that superiority is determined by a chemical compound.

Children celebrate difference and prove to us that racism is not a part of the human condition. It is taught, or acquired. You have to learn it and those who tutor it and preach it are to be pitied for their ignorance and imbecility. No one is born a racist but we are born into racist societies.

What is racism?

It is best described in two parts. Firstly it is the belief that one race is superior to another. That it accounts for differences in human character and ability. Secondly racism is, discrimination or prejudice based on race.

Scott Woods puts it another way:

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Racism is preserved in many and various ways. Even Christian art propagates the myth of Jesus being white when in fact he would have been dark skinned and of Middle Eastern appearance. But art depicts him as white with European features and more often than not as effeminate.
Christians also cannot bring themselves to the point of accepting that dark skinned people were responsible for the introduction of religion into society. No white person has ever introduced a major religion. Some Christians even quote Bible verse to justify white superiority.

Even the law disproportionally targets colored (I hate that term) people resulting in levels of incarceration much higher than other groups.

The worst perpetrators of racism are those who do it through the guise of free speech. People like Andrew Bolt. A journalist of mediocre talent who writes in a grammatical style attractive to the intellect of 13 year olds, unable to challenge the mind (or his argument) with a word, or sentence.

Recently he wanted the law changed so that he would be freer through his column to abuse and defame. When the legislation was turfed because of its unpopularity Tony Abbott felt obliged to phone this journalist of such little virtue and apologise.

People who support Bolt and his racism need to ask just why it is that he is fixated on the subject of race (and Muslims and climate change) and the answer is simple. Murdoch has built his news empire on smut and controversy. The formula has made him extremely wealthy. And there is no doubt that Bolt is paid extraordinary amounts of money to proliferate the pages of the Herald Sun with this sort of gutter journalism.

Let us not forget what Justice Bromberg, said about Bolt’s use of language. He said:

“His style and structure is highly suggestive and designed to excite. His style was ”not careful, precise or exact” and the language not moderate or temperate but often strong and emphatic”. There is a liberal use of sarcasm and mockery,” he wrote. Language of that kind has a heightened capacity to convey implications beyond the literal meaning of the words utilised. It is language, which invites the reader to not only read the lines, but to also read between the lines.”

We should also remember that during the London riots, of the not too distant past Bolt in one of his pieces used the word ‘aped’ to describe the copycat behaviour of some people. The use of the word was legitimate in that sense until you appreciate that he was talking about black West Indians, and then the word became racist. Bolt keeps coming back to skin, or the color of it as if it were a sexual fetish that gives him endless gratification.

And it must be said that Andrew is presumed a racist and has been found to on many occasions lie in his writing, particularly on the environment. In addition he has been known to defame a female magistrate.

He wants the law changed so that in the future under the guise of free speech he will be able to vilify at his heart’s content.

Take two recent examples from his TV program, ‘The Bolt Report’.

Bolt is an opponent of an attempt, which has bi partisan support, to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution, contending that to single out any particular group is racist because it divides Australians? Former Labor minister Craig Emerson thus declared him aracist by his own criteria.

“Then you are a racist,” Emerson said, “because of the comments you made in relation to Indigenous people. By your own criterion, and that’s what you did. You identified a group of people and went for them.”

He was correct. Emerson’s remark relates to the legal case in which Bolt was found to have breached racial discrimination laws in articles that implied light-skinned Indigenous people identified themselves as Aboriginal for personal gain. He was guilty by his own admission.

Another more recent example is when he quiet bizarrely declared that ‘’aboriginals weren’t here first’’. As I said earlier he has this thing about race that sends him into some kind of mental climax that needs constant stimulation. If you want to figure out the argument he was putting go here and then explain it to me. I cannot.

I will end where I started with my observation of that gregarious dark skinned boy playing joyfully in fellowship with his light skinned mates, and the fact each was different in color, one to the other didn’t enter the unblemished purity of their companionship. And I silently prayed that it never would.

Wonder When the Seed Is Planted

I look upon the child’s face and see
Innocence – unblemished purity
Translated in looks virtuous
How sweet how incorruptible

Then it happens with measured subtly
The distortion of youthful thought
Insinuated into free
And immature minds

I wonder when the seed is planted
When evil first takes hold
And intolerance evolves
To become scum on the pond of life

Who grants permission to damage the child?
Of its pristine purity
The wonderment of adventure
And unfiltered creativity

Is it the sin of the father?
That makes a child loathe
That makes them xenophobic
Racist just like him

When does it take root this hatred?
That enters the child’s mind
To be carried with them always
Fermenting as they grow

Are parents so imbued?
With experiences of the past
That forgiveness is impossible
Bad memories seem to last

So they pass it onto their children
And intolerance lingers on
Licking on the finger of hate
It seems to have no end

I can only ask that compassion
Might replace their putrid sin
And the cry that is inside each heart
Will – let understanding in.
(John Lord).


41 comments

  1. Keitha Granville

    Thanks John – I am going to make sure to remember every time I see his name or hear someone mention Bolt, that he is a CONVICTED racist and CONVICTED defamer. Minor crimes one might say, but then I have never been convicted of anything ( do speeding fines count?) so I can take the high moral ground here.
    I too love the pure acceptance of children. If it were possible for the world as one to wipe the minds of everyone over the age of 6 so that we could start again with the minds of children, we might have a planet we could share.
    We can all play a small part though in our own communities, calling racism when we see and hear it an promoting acceptance by example.

  2. Kath Malcom

    A couple of years ago our small local supermarket was taken over by an Indian family and some people were just such idiots towards them, said they would never go to shop there again and just were being bigots and nasty pigs, my son worked for old owner so we watched this transition, and it was embarrassing how a lot of people treated these really lovely people, they are better to work for than the old fat white guy who owned it, they are pleasant and I have been for lunch and met family from India
    Ohhh the food was to die for and they are just people who like us want to be happy in life and free to have choices, if I hear any comments about them, i don’t let them slide, I tell them white folk, we have white trash in this country and seems you are one of them 🙂
    Great article John

  3. Truth Seeker

    John, good one mate 🙂 and well said! 😎

    Cheers 🙂

  4. Sam Loy

    I enjoyed this piece, however, I think it counter-productive to merely belittle Bolt and claim that his arguments make no sense, rather than engaging with them. I am an avid reader of his blog, an activity I masochistically partake in, in order to understand the mindset and worldview of the right-wing conservative. I believe understanding is imperative to defeating.

    His argument about Indigenous Australians and who was here “first” is quite simple, and is based on a deceptive assumption. Bolt views the changes to the Constitution as a path to current Indigenous citizens claiming greater recognition, legal and civil rights, beyond those afforded to others, by virtue of the fact they are racial descendants of the First Peoples. This is the deceptive assumption. But he uses it as the base for a claim that people should not be divided and singled out for special treatment because of who their ancestors were. He thus argues that no one should be afforded membership into an elite group unless they are literally and currently a part of that group. To put it another way, you are not a part of the “First People” unless you were actually alive at the time of British colonisation, as your racial connection matters for nought.

    I have to admit, that I agree in part with this argument. However, as previously stated, it is based on a deceptive assumption about the Recognise campaign; one that has no real basis in fact.

  5. Rob031

    I think ‘ethnocentric’ is a better word then ‘racist’ in such conversations as it covers all bases when we speak of intolerance.

    Back in the mid 70’s several uni friends and I traveled to Sydney to hit some bookshops where you could purchase publications that were normally unavailable in Australia. I came back with two treasures “The Authoritarian Personality” by Adorno et.al. and “The Open and Closed Mind” by Milton Rokeach. Both are seminal works in the field of intolerance.

    The first http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Authoritarian_Personality was comissioned about 1950 to try to make sense of the Holocaust. How could a civilised country that produced Beethoven etc. do such things. It’s focus was on right-wing intolerance.

    It’s a massive tome. The authors attempted to develop a set of questions that could be used to quantify a person’s ‘fascist’ tendencies – the ‘F-Scale’. A large number of ‘subjects’ were extensively interviewed and the results obtained were matched against the evolving ‘F-Scale’.

    The second http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Rokeach came out in 1960 or so. It was, in part, a reaction to or correction of the first. TAP, it was contended, didn’t tackle the fact that right-wing ideologies have no monopoly on intolerance. Rokeach went on to develop a series of tests on intolerance in general.

    Both works are still relevant today. If you’re interested in intolerance (Racism, Ethnocentrism &c) and have not read these works I’d strongly recommend them to you.

  6. kerrilmail

    I wish we would apply similar laws to journalism as those applied to medicne. If a Doctor does something that damages his patient he can be investigated, suspended and struck off the Medical Register for malpractice. Yet we allow people like Bolt, Jones, Hadley 2GB, Newscorp to peddle lies that infect the minds of our youth and vulnerable adults. Why can’t they be stripped of their right to practice the profession they are clearly abusing??? They can be charged with libel if they misrepresent a person, but what if they misrepresent 97% of scientists?? Or races??? This is malpractice and should be addressed!

  7. Umberto Ledfooti

    Keitha Granville – Bolt is a court-condemned racist and a court condemned libeler.

    Unfortunately, Bolt has not been criminally convicted of defamation, with is both an indictable criminal offense in Australia, as well as a tort. So he hasn’t actually been convicted of these acts.

    We must be careful when ridiculing this craven, despicable poltroon that we don’t deploy his tactic of using words inappropriately.

  8. Lee

    What does it say for Australians that Andrew Bolt is so popular?

  9. Jon

    Actually he isn’t THAT popular. I ‘googled’ his viewing figures once on his Bolt Report and he can can only muster around 93,000. If it weren’t for shareholders, Murdoch & Reinhardt, he’d be off air by now.

  10. Steve M

    Thank you John for a wonderfully written article on a subject matter that thanks to the “bolts” of the world cause so much hurt and derision to all concerned

  11. J Marsh

    My friend dropped her daughter off at school”,a small country town, and noticed a new child in the playground.
    When daughter arrived home from school her mother asked her who the Chinese child was. Daughter looked at her blankly and said “what’s Chinese”

    Racisim is learnt

  12. peterimrich

    I would like to thank you for your most perceptive and intelligent article I’ve read for some time and the accompanied poem.
    > There is no knowledge gained other than by careful observation of the world around us. Unfortunately Racists are caught in a deductive loop that starts with a false moral premise that they take as given. That there is strangely no difference and that everyone is equal and that like cream their natural place is at the top.
    >
    > Any notion of social injustice the need for engineering or government interference is counter productive to the natural order. It’s why Bolt is in permanent self denial. History is irrelevant in “a free market” we all enter the competition at birth and as individuals we all get the chance to try to climb the greasy pole of success. His moral frame work has no regard for ‘Society’ ‘Social injustice’ ‘or ‘Structured Disadvantage’. It is the ultra conservative moral blind spot.
    > I sat on a porch outside my motel room in Kununurra W.A a few years back. It overlooked the local school’s basketball court and sports fields. Your description reminded me of a scene that I’ve never really forgotten kids of all shades laughing & playing freely.I only went 300meters into town and was struck by the total loss of innocence.
    >
    > The three biggest buildings in that town were Police, Social Welfare, and Super Market with it’s bottle shop. It was hot 50C in the sun.It was a real Australian burn. I was in a shop the building typical of an Australian farm house with large verandahs all round to provide shade. There was a number of Aboriginals most elderly trying to keep out of the heat gathered under a couple of large gum trees that offered some sparse shade. When the group grew the shade wasn’t enough so they came to sit under the verandahs.
    >
    > The shop was an upmarket tourist shop that wasn’t crowded but did have a few clients mulling around looking at Argyle diamonds. What struck me was the owners husband had wandered in coming from his sugar plantation a nice enough guy as was his German wife. He didn’t have a riding crop nor a Southern American drawl but he went to the phone and said “Hi Bob could you move the flower pots if you get a chance”
    >
    > Kununurra is a tale of two cities unemployment & welfare and policing it’s largest town industry. That wasn’t what got to me. What haunted me the most was at what age did those kids I saw playing begin internalize loss of innocence.

  13. Michael Taylor

    Brilliant comment, J Marsh. I’ll be sharing that.

  14. Anne Byam

    John ….. A thousand thank yous, and congratulations. Your article is superb – one of the best I have ever read. And I thoroughly enjoyed your poem, at the closing of your article.

    Your reference to Scott Wood’s observation – that ” Christian art propagates the myth that Jesus was white” … had me recall that I have only ever seen ONE depiction of Jesus, from literally hundreds, showing how he would have REALLY been – dark skinned and of Middle Eastern appearance. He is also often portrayed as very tall, which would have been extremely unlikely.

    I am not very religious at all, and do not attend any church or denomination. But it has always struck very forcibly, that the depiction of Jesus, is 99.9% made to appear white – for the very reason of ‘ white superiority ‘.

    A child’s hymn comes to mind … and I can only presume it is still sung today.

    Jesus loves the little children,
    All the children of the world,
    Red and Yellow,
    Black and White,
    All are precious in his sight,
    Jesus loves the little children of the world.

    ,,,,,,,,, let’s hope it’s still sung today – that’s presuming Sunday Schools still exist ?

  15. John Lord

    What J Marsh said is so very true. My two lads wouldn’t have a clue as to where Somalia is. One of their friends did use the word nigger on the way home from school. Knowing the lad I think it was from ignorance. Anyway I took the time to explain the ramifications of the word. We must take the time to do so.

  16. mischmash1

    Wonderful post John Lord..a keeper indeed. I’m proof of that theory as my mum was the sweetest non judgemental person I ever knew..she passed that on to me, I passed that on to my children…Although the evil can still get them as young adults as one of mine worked for Jerry Harvey who sent him to the Young Liberals then later his partner sent him to Amerikan brainwashing cult Landmark Education..He’s now lost in a world I cannot perceive..which includes racism..Hopefully my early humane teachings will come back to him later in life..I can only hope.

  17. corvus boreus

    Uberto Ledfooti,
    Distinction noted and appreciated.
    I shall never say that the dim-wittedly inaccurate, bile-spitting bog-toad they call ‘bolt’ was defamatory, merely racially libelous with no good intent.

  18. Kaye Lee

    With young children it’s all about teaching them to embrace difference, to understand that everyone has something to offer.

    I remember my son coming home in year 3 and saying admiringly “Matt knows everything there is to know about cicadas” about a kid who was a bit of a loner, not sporty, physically imposing or socially adept. (ok who is at 9…I am hedging around he got picked on). I was proud of my son that he had taken the time to find out and that he was suitably impressed (son would have usually been running off to kick a ball or throw something).

    That is yet another reason that I am so offended by the IPA’s wish list. They suggest we defund Harmony Day.

    “Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.”

    How curmudgeonly can you get.

  19. Martyn

    John,

    Thank you for a good post highlighting the undercurrent of racism that inhabits parts of the media.

    Alas we do not live in a utopia where we are all on an equal footing, whether it by birth, country or family name and wealth. Discrimination festers when the majority is allowed to use whatever means to subdue anyone with differences that they can classify as weakness or inferiority. Racism is one of the worst of these types of discrimination. As an Australian we all need to show that we are better than Bolt and his sycophants by being inclusive and showing respect to all of our neighbours. We also need to call any racist as you did on the footy field.

    I salute Adam Goodes for what he did, not because he singled out an ignorant girl but because he set the standard for what was to be tolerated and now AFL fans are self regulating and this can only be a good thing.

    Mr Lord, we need to hear more from people like yourself and less from those of Mr Bolt’s ilk.

  20. Paul

    I grew up in the 50s and 60s so I got all the intolerant racist mysoginist crap and probably actually used some of it, its what you did. When I was quite young and courting my first wife a group of us decided on a Chinese restaurant banquet to celebrate my birthday. My girlfriend was forbidden by her father to attend because they were Chinese. This really shook me quite deeply, as Ballarat kids we saw people with Chinese ancestry as just people, the only thing different about them was the fantastic food, we loved it.
    I am happy to say that I seem to have succeeded in throwing off my early training, I raised two boys with the daughter of the racist old bastard and both boys had a wide mix of friends from all sorts of backgrounds, all fantastic kids. One special family with parents from Malaysia was so Aussie they put us all to shame, two of their boys represented Australia at international level and the Olympics in their chosen sports, great people.

  21. stephentardrew

    Colour My Mind

    Deep shades of light flashing across
    The very thing that holds out without and in within
    Exposing natures fantastic diversity in colour and form, shade and light
    When touch is touch as hearts meet in deep recognition of times gone by
    And things yet to come
    As meetings of difference merge into shared appreciation
    That we are all the same under the sun
    Gifted by diversity and change as colours merge and part
    Led not by divisiveness
    But joining of our hearts

  22. Anne Byam

    Stephen … a very good writing of verse. Says so much, in ten lines …. Excellent and thank you.

  23. John Lord

    Painting pictures with words Stephen. Much appreciated.

  24. Anne Byam

    Very possibility I will get brick bats for this one. But I hope not.

    Quite a few people here, are of my vintage … I was raised as a baby in the 2nd World War, and went on as a happy enough post-war child, making her own fun – as we all did in those bygone days.

    My favourite toy was an old stuffed sewn-on black sock – with eyes, mouth and hair, and my mother had dressed her. She was named Topsy. Also had a ‘golly-wog’ ( Lily ) – I loved her dearly. Those two darlings went to bed with me every night.

    They were called simply – ” niggers ” in those days. ………… DO NOT slam shut your browser – PLEASE !! ??

    The point I wish to make, ( and I have a superb memory for things past – can hardly remember what I did yesterday tho ) …. is that there was not one smidgin, not a minute hint, nothing – of racism about the word ” nigger”. It was in fact almost revered – by me certainly, and obviously by my parents who, from memory, were NOT racist at all. It was an accepted word at the time, and in no way WAS IT DEROGATORY….. EVER. No one with black skin objected. ( gee whiz – we ALL had black skin to a degree in those days, as we WERE permitted out in the sun to get a heavily dark sun tan – the darker the better – sun tans were to be admired greatly – we actually wanted to be black for a short while ) …. but – – – things have changed – and not necessarily for the better, might I add.

    Back in those days, the main ‘nasty’ was the horrid vision of being invaded by the Chinese … the ‘yellow peril’. The White Australia policy was in full swing and was taken up by just about everyone. I was way too young to know the meaning of it all, but I do remember the vilification ( as we now know it ) … of the ‘ yellow peril ‘. That’s what it was called. The White Australia policy came to a slow death around 1973. Took years to finally disappear.

    BUT … not much has changed, has it ?

    It is the inordinate amount of political correctness …. that has created divides between us. Between us ALL.

    While I do NOT agree with racial vilification in any way, as it is seen in THIS day and age …. racial comment has been MADE vilifiable, by both black people and white people. I do not agree with ANY FORM of vilification … if I am called a slut or a whore, or worse – I could claim to have been vilified. It may be that I might be called that by a white Australian, a white Brit, a white American or a white anything else. It might also come from any immigrant, or a Chinese immigrant or person of Chinese origin, raised here ( I doubt that would happen ) … an Italian – or any other original racially defined person. AND it might come from someone with black skin. It is more likely to come from an alleged “white”.

    Is any of that ok ? NOOOO. Yet it happens. White against white ( in rage and a degraded sense of being at the time ) … people of any colour against people of any colour. Doesn’t matter if we are white, black or bloody brindle. It happens.

    Is this vilification – or is it just a lowering of moral standards, a lowering of personal integrity, and a lowering of respect for … people. ?

    The colour of our skin does not the hell matter. It never has, and it never will – not in reality, and not in my opinion. I do however support anyone ( like Adam Goodes ) for calling to task, a slur …. a ‘racially toned ‘ slur for sure, but a slur … which could, however, be shot at anyone of any colour.

    It’s long past time that we woke up to ourselves, and revisited the morals and decency of respect, positive approach to people of all race, and the realisation that we are indeed ” the same under the sun’ ( to borrow Stephens’ words ).

    Ok … that’s it … now, over to you all.

  25. Anne Byam

    @Paul … your comments show the disregard and intense dislike of the Chinese – back then in Ballarat – and elsewhere.

    Good for you , that you overcame the racist thinking … and I can say I am pleased to have joined the ranks.

    I cannot abide racism in any form – no matter what.

  26. Dan Rowden

    Racism is an interesting phenomenon. I think it’s wrong to suggest that it’s simply learned, although there are certainly aspects of it that involve acquired attitudes. It’s more to do with the development of the ego through puberty. i.e. the development of one’s sense of identity, which involves a heightening of the sense of self and other and various forms of judgement with respect to those things.

    It’s a fairly complex and profound area of thought, but also extremely important so I heartily commend the article for reminding us of that.

  27. Terry2

    Those currently drafting Constitutional amendments to recognise the first Australians have a thankless task as inevitably ( beyond the repeal of the now spent and so called ‘racist’ sections – Ss.25 and 51 (xxvi) ) they will confront the Bolt argument that any recognition of any one race, for whatever purpose, is an act of racism.

    The only way, I suppose, to counter this argument is to use meaningless motherhood statements or a rather convoluted recognition of the whole lot of us – aboriginal people and immigrants : perhaps a ‘Team Australia’ section ?.

    Maybe we really need to start again with our Constitution which, whilst it has served us well, is now very dated and probably needs a complete overhaul : have a look, for instance, at S.59 that’s the one that allows the Queen disallow any law within one year of it receiving the GG’s assent.

  28. Matthew Oborne

    Since the end of world war two it is estimated that over 100 million people have been killed in acts of racial or religeous vilification. Put simply racist behavior kills. We have a government saying people have a right to be bigots, no they don’t, 18c is not going to be changed. History will note Bolt as unfavourably as he behaves. I would say dont read his columns just to keep an eye on him, don’t participate in his evil attempts to change society to suit his needs. Dont like Sam above try to find where Bolt makes sense because he doesnt, he is possibly the only journalist in this country to have had to retract articles in such large numbers, he is virtually alone on his continuing attacks based on race.

    Harry Potters cloak of invisibility is fiction, please note we spot people using the cloak of humanity and the cloak of unity, and whilst they have some magical properties, they only cloak the wearer to the ignorant and willfully ignorant.

  29. choppa

    My friend dropped her daughter off at school”,a small country town, and noticed a new child in the playground.
    When daughter arrived home from school her mother asked her who the Chinese child was. Daughter looked at her blankly and said “what’s Chinese”

    Racisim is learnt

    So should she have asked – who was the kid with the yellow skin and little squinty eyes? Talk about political correctness going overboard – you cant even describe someone by their nationality or apparent nationality? Brilliant comment – more like ignorant. Stepping around on egg shells only fuels racism and allows extremism to flourish….which can be observed in many countries. Why when the left talk economics they always compare Australia to others, but when it comes to issues like immigration, they refuse to see what a balls up its been elsewhere?

  30. John in Wiradjuri country

    Andrew Bolt is paid by various people to write what they want.
    John Singleton quite openly said that he and Gina Rinehart paid Bolt to write about the mining super tax.

  31. billly moir

    Racism is learnt from home and school by the process of prejudice and continually reinforced by the media and many classroom teachers. A prejudice of mine, affects my appreciation of john’s post. I questions his use of Aboriginal, aboriginal, indigenous and Indigenous.
    Those who say it doesn’t matter what colour you are have not been observant. When an Aborigine like the NT chief minister walks into a restaurant no reaction but when, to use our racist PM words, an authentic Aborigine enters everybody looks and many stare and whisper. A famous artist friend went to France and on her return she couldn’t wait to say “Uncle it was so beautiful. I could walk anywhere and not be stared at. Even if I was with a white man”. Ban the burqa France is less racist the Australia.
    It is a fact that learned traits can be unlearned. So it is a sad reflection on an education system which makes no curriculum effort to teach against prejudice. Every pollie and teacher(police and public servant) should have to endure a Jane Elliot experience. Every year 12 student should have a Jane Elliot experience.

  32. Anne Byam

    @billymoir …. Andrew Giles …. NT chief minister, is 1/4 Aboriginal from what I can ascertain … through his father, whose mother was of Aboriginal descent. He has only the very slightest look of aborigine about him – if at all. So yes, no one blinks when he walks into a restaurant.

    An ‘authentic Aborigine’ … ( what does Abbott ‘see’ as authentic – could that be seen as a slur ? ) … dressed impeccably, well groomed and well known, would also not turn a hair in a restaurant. Someone like David Unaipon ….. an extremely clever academic who died in 1967. If he were alive today, and appeared in public, he possibly could be recognised and lauded – by older Australians.

    He SHOULD be recognised, as he would grace at least half the restaurant patrons in their wallets ….. on their $50 notes.

    On the other hand, if an aboriginal man or woman – hauled off the streets in the clothes they stand up in, perhaps slightly drunk – missing a few teeth, or displaying a problem of some kind … e.g. looking decidedly unkempt —- would certainly be stared at – and ignored. But – so would a WHITE person who entered a restaurant, dressed, looking and behaving the same way. I have seen THAT many times myself.

    So what is the difference ? The colour of their skin ? No – – – – it would be the way they present themselves.

    Which leaves me to wonder and wonder, exactly what might have been in Abbott’s mind when he referred to an ‘authentic’ Aborigine. ?

    Might it have been one who is dressed in a loin cloth, with painted symbols on his body ( I think only the men are permitted that ) … to denote some festival or ritual that is important to his tribe ? Or was it the disadvantaged Aboriginal whose home is a humpy. Or perhaps an Aboriginal in the grip of the grape 95% of the time ? Or was it an Aboriginal academic …. and there are a lot of those ( by comparison in terms of population ).

    Neville Bonner ( parliamentarian ) now deceased, Cathy Freeman ( athlete ), Mick Dodson – ( professor of law ) and the inimitable Lowitja O’Donoghue, AC, CBE, DSG. To hear her speak is to be spellbound. She’s received so many honorary doctorates, and recognitions in many fields. She was one of the ‘stolen’ generation ( she prefers to use the words “removed” generation ).

    I really would love to know what Abbott sees as an ‘authentic’ Aborigine. We will never know – perhaps tho, we could make an educated guess ?

    ——-

  33. billly moir

    Dear Anne,
    Perhaps you need to review your attitude to racism. Giles can merge and, as you indicate, would only be stared at under such extreme conditions, but the vast majority of Aboriginal people do not drink, have all their teeth, dress impeccably, speak perfect English and are well educated some in schools but all in culture. These are not ‘mergeable’ these are stared at, these suffer terrible racism and prejudice. The artist is a fabulous woman why should you doubt her word?
    As for the rabbott’s authentic the answer lies in colour and location in reference to Alison Anderson(read king brown country) and insulting to ken wyatt.
    Great that you mention David, I often put to people who post dodgy references or don’t consider Aborigines worthy of a capital the question ‘Who is considered Australia’s Da Vinci’.

  34. billly moir

    I spent over 40 years teaching Aboriginal high school students in the territory and am continually frustrated by the refusal of white society to give the respect of difference that white people get automatically. Aborigines are no different to ‘us’. Some are smart some are not, some are tall some are short, some are dark some are light, some are strong some are weak few are always good few are always bad but all are good and bad. None deserve the racism and prejudice that is endemic in many places in Australia. Until we all recognise there is system prejudice that needs to be unlearned, abbottian racism will prevail.

  35. Lee

    “I spent over 40 years teaching Aboriginal high school students in the territory and am continually frustrated by the refusal of white society to give the respect of difference that white people get automatically.”

    As a white person who loves our multi-cultural environment, mixes with non-racist people and works in an environment where there is zero tolerance for racism, it is easy to believe that racism is rare in Australia, simply because I am seldom exposed to it. However, I have some migrant friends and also work with a lot of migrants, who all say they experience racism on a regular basis. People from all over the world have been emigrating here since the British first colonised Australia. It’s a great shame that we have not managed to overcome racism yet. It has provided extremely fertile ground for the LNP to encourage even more of it.

  36. Anne Byam

    @billy moir. Your comment : ” Perhaps you need to review your attitude to racism.” ??? MY attitude ?

    First … I did not ‘indicate’ in any way, that Andrew Giles ” would only be stared at under such extreme conditions” I stated that he would not raise a blink from fellow diners. And I add here, he would not have to ‘merge’.

    Secondly – you obviously can’t grasp the use of an ‘example’ in writing. The conglomerate ‘picture’ I produced of an aboriginal was done to indicate the snotty nosed responses that would largely be given to such a person, black OR white….. I took those examples, put into one being, from my own experience – having seen the effects of alcohol on the black community .. AND ON THE WHITE COMMUNITY I might add !!! …. and having seen instances of the lack of dental care … and their mode of dress – at times. Indigenous peoples do not dress impeccably at all times, any more than white people do. And some are disadvantaged and do not speak perfect English at all …. but again, that is not applicable to ALL aboriginal people.

    I certainly did NOT lump all aboriginals into that ‘image’. As for your comment : ” The artist is a fabulous woman why should you doubt her word? ” …. where in the hell did I utter one syllable about ‘doubting her word ‘. Please show me. !!

    My aim was simply to ask what Abbott meant by ‘authentic’ Aboriginal. Your reply does not answer the question, except to note that it was probably a swipe at two highly respected aboriginal people who Abbott has to work with from time to time, in politics.

    I very much DOUBT that’s all there was to Abbott’s comment.

    And I would further suggest that these two ( named ) people of Aboriginal origin, know more about life, morals, integrity and honor, than Abbott will EVER know in his entire life. ( I also note in your following post, that you say there is good and bad in every situation – I agree.- I cannot at this time however, find anything ‘good’ in the white bloke who currently heads our Government . )

    I loathe racism of any kind, particularly against our own indigenous populations.

    I just wish you could meet a cousin of mine ( who I no longer have anything whatsoever to do with ) … who is racist IN THE EXTREME, ( and a Liberal to boot ) …. and you could give her the mammoth serve. And leave me out of it ….

    I did not appreciate your inferences, that I displayed some form of racism in my post.

    ……………

  37. bolty carbanaro

    @@ I FIND IT QUITE SAD TO WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS BECOMING AND IT HAS ALL GONE WAY TO FAR. I REALLY FEEL FOR GREAT MEN SUCH AS ANDREW BOLT, ALLAN JONES, TONY ABBOTT, MURRAY KEIR, GEORGE PELL, AND MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR THIS COUNTRY AND ARE PEOPLE OF GREAT INTEGRITY ARE BEING SINGLED OUT AND TREATED IN A FASHION AND WRONGLY ACCUSED ON A RANGE OF ISSUES IT REALLY HAS TO STOP AND UNLESS ONE SPEAKS OUT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT IF YOU HAVE GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT THERE IS NONE AND BULLYING PEOPLE THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. IT NOT ONLY EFFECTS THE INDIVIDUAL IT EFFECTS THERE FAMILIES THERE CULTURE AND A RANGE OF OTHER FACTORS. I READ THE PAPERS AND YOU HAVE INSTANCES OF A FATHER AND SON IN SOME TYPE OF IMMIGRATION DETENTION AND NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ASK WHY OR THE REASON I COULD ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THEY MUST BE GOING THROUGH. SURFING THE WEB YOU SEE WERE PEOPLE ARE BEING FALSELY IMPLICATED FOR CERTAIN OFFENCES WITH PEOPLE USING OTHER COURT SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD IN WRONG MANNER. AND WHEN THESE PEOPLE GO TO GO TO COURT AND ARE FOUND INNOCENT AND THEY HAVE SPENT THERE LIFE SAVINGS LOST THEIR JOBS HAVE HAD THERE FAMILIES DESTROYED THEY RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION AND IT SEEMS THE PERPETRATORS ARE LET OF THE HOOK WITH NO CONSEQUENCES. AND WHEN ONE GOES TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY FEEL THEY HAVE HAD ALL WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THERE HUMAN RIGHTS BREACHED THEY ARE CRUCIFIED. WHAT THIS DOES IS IT ALLOWS THE INDIVIDUALS DOING THE WRONG THING TO FLOURISH AND EVENTUALLY GETS TO THE POINT WE ARE AT NOW WHICH IS A DIVIDED COMMUNITY. WE ALL NEED TO BECOME MORE PASSIONATE AND GET TOGETHER AS ONE AND GET BEHIND FELLOW AUSTRALIANS NO MATTER WHAT RACE COLOUR THEY ARE BECAUSE THAT PERSON COULD BE YOU NEXT. IT SEEMS THERE IS TO FEW WILLING TO STAND UP TO THIS BULLYING AND THATS WHY I HAVE THE UPMOST RESPECT FOR ANDREW BOLT HE IS A DYING BREED. IT SEEMS THAT WE HAVE NO LAWS TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT AND WE HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN OUR LEADERS. THE WORLD WAS NOT MENT TO BE LIKE THIS AND WE ALL HAVE TO GET TOGETHER TO STOP IT BECAUSE THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS. OTHERWISE WHAT ARE OUR KIDS GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO. THATS WHY I THINK AND IT STIVKS OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB WE DO NEED TONY ABBOTT BACK AS HEIS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN FIX THIS MESS BECAUSE HE IS TUFF FAIR AND STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE. MALCOLM TURNBALL IS OBVIOUSLY A VERY SMART BUSINESS MAN OTHERWISE HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT TO WERE HE IS BUT RUNNING A COUNTRY NEEDS A TONY ABBOTT TYPE WHO UNITES HIS PARTY AND SACRIFICES HIMSELF FOR THE COMMON PERSON. AT LEST TURNBALL CAN SAY HE GIVE IT A GO BUT HE JUST LIKE ALL PEOPLE ARE NOT CUT OUT FOR CERTAIN THINGS.

  38. Domenic fammartino

    PROTECTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF AMERICANS MUST ALWAYS BE RESPECTED ITS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT.
    The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” *** IT CAN NOT BE CLEARER THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED**

    Citizens’ Second Amendment rights make americans more safe, secure, and free.The Second Amendment is not simply about hunting or target practice. It’s about protecting lives, families, and homes.When citizens cease to have the right to defend themselves, they cease to be free. And now, more than ever, as radical Islamic terrorists seek to attack Americans on there own soil, Americans’ right to protect there families and communities is all the more critical to there safety and freedom.

    The Left has become very effective at using a combination of social scorn, targeted litigation, and strategic regulations to define which Americans can participate fully in the marketplace, in government, and in academe. Social conservatives are all too familiar with the notion that universities, certain categories of public employment, and even entire industries are increasingly closed off — that they’re not welcome. And that’s despite the fact that we still (at least in theory) enjoy constitutional rights to free speech and free exercise of religion. Stripped of their individual right to bear arms, gun owners would be uniquely vulnerable as the next targeted population.The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal. THE SECOND AMMENDMENT MUST ALWAYS STAND The 2016 election is vitally important on a number of fronts, but few Americans realize that the combination of judicial supremacy and the modern regulatory state can essentially repeal the Second Amendment and systematically roll back gun rights without a single act of Congress. Hillary Clinton has vowed to use executive action to roll back gun rights, and when that executive action includes not just regulatory authority but also Supreme Court nominations, American gun rights are in grave danger indeed. WHICH IS AGAINST WHAT THE FOUNDERS IMPLEMENTED. THE CONSTITUTION AND THE FOUNDERS MUST BE RESPECTED THEY SACRIFICED GREATLY TO MAKE AMERICA THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. THEY HAD GREAT VISION AND FORESITE AND MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

  39. Domenic fammartino


    ANDREW BOLT IS NOT A BIGOT OR RACIST HE IS THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE. ITS THE WAY THE LEFT MEDIA PORTRAY GOOD PEOPLE ITS BASICALLY REVERSE RACISM. BOLT HAS NOT GOT A BAD BONE IN HIS BODY. THE PROBLEM IS THIS SHOCKING Section 18C THIS IS AUSTRALIAS MAJOR PROBLEM. IT makes it unlawful to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” a person because of their “race, colour or national or ethnic origin”.political activists and their lawyers have come to realise that section 18C can be used to aggressively pursue political goals.Too often the law is being used opportunistically. Section 18C is being used not as a shield but as a weapon. In silencing, or threatening to silence, opponents in a debate using legal means, complainants remove the possibility of debate. It’s unhealthy and it’s undemocratic. it prevents discussion of many issues and that should be of concern to all Australians. So ridiculous is the application of Australian racial vilification laws that they can now be used to punish anti-racist sentiment. We are all diminished when anyone’s freedom of speech is taken away. Even if the law never prevents us from saying things we might want to say, today it certainly prevents us from hearing things which we might want or need to hear. It prevents us from knowing what our fellow citizens believe. It denies us the opportunity to refine our thinking and develop our own ideas. Freedom of speech and freedom of thought are inseparable. For as long as I am in this place, I will stand up for free speech. WHEN IS THE WORLD GOING TO UNDERSTAND WE ARE ALL ONE RACE THE HUMAN RACE.

  40. Möbius Ecko

    Domenic fammartino

    Your second response first. You completely left out Section 18D, which all those who attack Section 18C do.

    As to your post 4:54 am.

    The Second Amendment Was Never Meant to Protect an Individual’s Right to a Gun. I can post lots of links to this argument but will allow individuals to research it.

    More to the point I want to make. The point you and the gun lobby always leave out in this argument is the large proportion of people who are killed by a gun they own or someone in the family owns, which includes suicides, accidents, domestic violence and worst of all very young kids shooting other kids, often their sibling. So how are these guns protecting lives when by there absence they would have saved lives?

    That horrible statistic also doesn’t include guns that are stolen from owners and used to commit murder. Again if the gun hadn’t been there in the first instance lives would have been protected.

    These instances of gun deaths in the US make up larger proportion than people being killed by gun whilst attempting to attack a person or family.

  41. dom fammartino

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