Anita Heiss Again

This will be my last post on this subject. I have not read Anita Heiss’s book Am I Black Enough For You?, so I cannot comment on its literary merits. But there seems to be to be a very clear difference between those who have left negative reviews on its Amazon page, and those who …

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Am I Black Enough For You?

That is the title of Anita Heiss’s new book. Anita was one of the people who sued Andrew Bolt. The answer to Anita’s question is “No-one cares. Call yourself what you like.” But if you claim tax payer money on the basis of your race, then expect the tax payers to take an interest. In other …

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Persistence

Over the last weekend I thought I would give up writing this blog. It has been an interesting couple of years. Some 1200 posts, half a million words. This Winter has been difficult. Constant personal issues involving health and family for the last five years have begun to drain my emotional energy – and it does …

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Andrew Bolt Guilty – And They’re Coming For You Next

Somehow, in the shambolic mess of Justice Bromberg’s mind, a person who says that race should make no difference, and that people should be rewarded and assisted according to their abilities and needs, is guilty of racial discrimination. Somehow, in the blinkered hollow of Justice Bromberg’s mind, people who claim extra rights and privileges on …

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Being Who We Are Part Two

Just a few brief thoughts. One: It seems to me quite clear, at the risk of incurring judicial wrath, that Justice Bromberg would very much like to find against Andrew Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times. There have been a few comments and questions from the bench which indicate this. For example, his remark that …

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Being Who We Are

My mother’s grandfather was Norwegian. He was a very old man when I was young. He was born in the late 1800s, and was one of the last generation of merchant seaman to sail in commerical wind-powered ships. I liked him – he let me have sugar in my tea. But even more I liked the idea …

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Andrew Bolt and Aboriginality

Andrew Bolt will appear in the Australian Federal Court this week to face complaints made against him and the Herald and Weekly Times under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act 1975. In 1995 provisions were introduced into that act which dealt with expressions of racial hatred. Specifically, those provisions made it illegal for a person (corporate or natural) …

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