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Tony Abbott is Restoring Our Right To Be Ignorant Bigots

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Have you ever felt oppressed because you never had the right to scream about how much you hate Aboriginals, Asians and other people of colour? Just a reminder, Tony Abbott is the Prime Minister of Australia who is "threatened" by gay people (even though her sister is a lesbian), hates boat people so much that he almost spent a portion of Australia's tax on buying boats from Indonesia and said "I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons."


Really, just when I thought Tony Abbott couldn't do any worse, here we have our saviour in the form of a white man telling us that Australia is totally okay with hating on people of colour. No, of course he does not accept racism, he just thinks we should have the right to be racist. He plans to allow us to be racists by repealing Section 18C, allowing Australians to ''offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate'' anyone who is not of your ethnicity. Employers would also be allowed to make hate speeches against racial minorities.

Good, kind Prime Minister Abbott says,

"It is the nature of free speech that sometimes people won't like it... I don't like what the Opposition is saying, but I fully accept their right to say it."


Yes, Mr Abbott, because having a parliamentary debate and not censoring the opposition was very open-minded of you. Every opinion which you do not approve is totally on par with racist insults! How bigoted of you, how absolutely bigoted and ignorant of you. It makes sense that you would defend the right to be an ignorant racist because you are one yourself.

The Governor-General of Australia defended Abbott, asserting that "people do have the right to be bigots." How can this statement not be satirical? He went on to point out that the current law tackled racism 'the wrong way', by "political censorship". I suppose he thinks that the "right way" would be to do absolutely nothing about it.


Thank you, PM Abbott, for showing me what the freedom of speech is about. I will now exercise it just like you wanted me to, by throwing insults at you.

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