Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Australia's "Racist Hatred Act" Reductio ad Absurdum

Christopher Jon Bjerknes



(1). Assume that the Jews state that, "We Jews are racists because we are the 'chosen people' and God made us better than everyone else so that we would rule over the other races [Cf. Deuteronomy 7:6]." Could the Jews be prosecuted for the racial vilification of Jews for having called Jews racists? Since it is within the realm of possibility for the Jews to declare that Jews are racist such a situation could arise, leading to a contradiction in the law and its enforcement which demonstrates the unenforceability of the Act against Brendon O'Connell.

If the government is capable of prosecuting the Jews for asserting that Jews are racist, then the government is capable of accusing Jews of racism and in such a situation would itself violate the law by enforcing it, because the government would be alleging that the Jews are racist while concurrently prosecuting the Jews for alleging that the Jews are racist. If the government would exempt Jews from the law but prosecute non-Jews for making the same claim as exempt Jews, then the government is illegally selectively enforcing the law and is denying non-Jews equal protection of the law from Jews and from the racist government.

(2). The Australian government is arbitrarily and without proof defining racism as a if it is a racial trait, while at the same time tacitly denying that Jews could be racist by virtue of their race and therefore asserting that Jews are a superior race to other races which are racist, while concurrently tacitly accusing every member of Brendon O'Connell's race of being racist; for if racism is a racial trait and not the characteristic of a belief system, then the government itself is condemning each race of any person the government accuses of racism, because such persons are by government definition members of a race and racism is by government definition a contemptible racial trait. Therefore, the government is itself guilty of the crime of the vilification of Brendon O'Connell's race by virtue of the act of accusing him and his race of racial vilification while defining the act of accusing a government defined "race" of racism as if racism itself.

The Statute is an illogical absurdity, and therefore unenforceable.