Friday, January 08, 2010

The Precedent the Racist Australian Government Seeks to Set in the Brendon O'Connell Case Will Likely Harm Australia's Aborigines

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

If the racist Australian Government succeeds in its prosecution of Brendon O'Connell, in which the State argues that an accusation of racism is itself a racist act, then Australia's Aborigines may face similar prosecutions if every they accuse the racist Australian Government of racism, or should they ever accuse "whites", "Europeans", "Christians", "Jews", or anyone else of racism.

The Australian Government claims it is a crime to make an accusation of racism against a State-protected group. The Australian Government has served no notice on the public of which groups it will shield from criticism. Australians live under the constant threat of government harassment and selective prosecution if ever they should dare to accuse a racist group of racism.