Oooh I’m offended! New laws against Free Speech

Controversial writers and denizens in Australia note- I’m going to post some things up on Intentious… and you can’t say anything because I might get (dum dum dum) offended!

I won’t delete your post, no. I will leave it up as a monument so I can take you to court for offending me and discriminating against me because I find your political opinion offensive, and I can sue you for insulting me. Payday, with the added bonus of silencing an ugly gob that dares to disagree with me.

This is what the Labor government in Australia is proposing, in consolidating the discrimination laws in a draft at the Attorney General’s office.

Check out Section 19.2.C of the draft

c) other conduct that offends, insults or intimidates the other person.

… the above can be applied to a protected Attribute which includes Section 22.3.e

(b) industrial history (union official?)
(e) political opinion;

That is another reason why you cannot trust Labor with the keys to the nation in the media age; they seek a way to shut down critics. Who defines what are grounds for offence, and what is the “truth”… the Ministery of Truth, perhaps?

Is it possible for a middle-aged caucasian hetrosexual male to be offended?

Whose to say that anyone who gives bad coverage to the Greens or Labor will not offend someone? (unbalanced coverage, while anything that only crticizes the Coalition is obviously “balanced”)

Perhaps these laws are meant to protect “minorities”, such as union bosses and minority Labor government, and scrutiny of the Greens by the “hate media.”

… speak, friends, while you still can, before this sinister escalation erodes further our Freedom of Speech

… this is madness, and this is definitely not Sparta

 

 

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Categories: Beliefs, Morals, Politics, Law

Author:Richard Lee

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5 Comments on “Oooh I’m offended! New laws against Free Speech”

  1. James Hill
    November 22, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Oh, and just in time to censor free speech, the media makes a huge deal out of some bogans being rude on a bus in Frankston. Free speech is dead and in its place we have the ability to jail anyone that might hurt our feelings.

  2. November 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    This is far more reason to stage a protest than Occupy movement, the SOPA Internet Censorship, violence in video games, women bishops…. yet clearly no one realises just how dangerous this law is yet. Why isn’t there a huge protest?

    • November 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      There is no huge protest because it’s hidden in a little draft that hasn’t been implemented yet

      the other issue is that you have the left leaning cheer squad (ABC, Fairfax, Labor) thinking laws like this will be taken as a hammer to their competitors in the “hate media”

      they greedily think to use the double edged sword to cut their enemies, without any regard to its ability to cut its wielder. Perhaps their confidence is warranted- the media has been pretty well indocrinated that leaning left is the “moral” thing to do.

      • James Hill
        November 23, 2012 at 9:51 am #

        “the other issue is that you have the left leaning cheer squad (ABC, Fairfax, Labor) thinking laws like this will be taken as a hammer to their competitors in the “hate media””

        This is exactly the problem. These idiots see no further than the next media report and gleefully assume these laws will be used to squash “hate speech” criticising leftist doctrine. And it will, but it will also be used by other professionally outraged groups. Expect muslim conservatives to use similar laws to try and block gay pride parades and other behaviour they consider offensive and indecent.

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