You naughty kiddies   11/12/2012

When fools get promoted beyond their capability, they’re prone to authoritarian behaviour. The Federal Government’s proposed changes to discrimination laws to make it illegal to offend someone shows that Attorney-General Nicola Roxon is such a nong. And I hope she’s bloody well offended by my observation.

ABC chairman and former top jurist Jim Spigelman has warned that a planned overhaul of discrimination law will impose unprecedented restrictions on free speech, including making it unlawful to offend people, leaving the nation isolated from international norms.

Every libertarian should make it their duty to offend these federal tinpot despots at every opportunity. Nasty little nuff-nuffs.

Chris Merrett comments:

Had she (Roxon) confined it to real discrimination, and adopted an orthodox approach to fundamental questions like guilt and innocence, this bill might have amounted to a lasting legacy.
But she put forward a scheme that treats the community like naughty children.
It would enforce political correctness by making it unlawful to give offence.
Publications could be banned. Liability for religious slights at work would be assumed – unless the accused could prove otherwise.

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3 Comments for 'You naughty kiddies'

    11/12/2012 | 7:02 pm

    If this becomes law, every left-wing academic with a twitter account is going to be fertile grounds for causing offence.

    I forecast now that I’ll be offended roughly twenty times each day, and I’ll fully utilise the Roxon system to attempt to obtain (financial) redress for each and every twittering/comment which offends me.

    Thomas the Tout
    12/12/2012 | 8:49 am

    I am telling you that which you know, but a hallmark of a socialist legislator is to make laws for the purpose of ‘social-engineering’. Such an approach is arrogant and tyrranical. Hasten the day of the glorious revolution (which now must be less than 12 months hence).

    12/12/2012 | 2:43 pm

    This woman scares me. She is so lacking in real intelligence that she should not be in a position where she can inflict her pettiness on an entire nation. “Arrogant and tyrranical” certainly sums her up, but that sort of attitude filters down from the top.

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