Bolt 'living in mindset frozen in history': court
Nobody,White or Black should have to justify their racial identity or their existence as a people, Bolt is a either a fool or someone's tool, I've never been sure which.Geoff Clark entered the building dressed in his possum-skin cloak and Andrew Bolt was accused of harking back to the discredited field of eugenics as the racial vilification trial being brought against the Herald Sun columnist by activist Pat Eatock and eight others started in the Federal Court in Melbourne.
Ron Merkel, for the applicants, claimed that in a series of articles published in the Herald Sun and on its website in 2009, Bolt had relied on outdated notions of racial identity in his attack on a number of high-profile indigenous people, including Eatock, Clark, artist Bindi Cole and academic Mark McMillan.
His articles had questioned the motivation behind these pale-skinned individuals "choosing" to identify as Aboriginal.
This is a farce, Jewish lawyer Ron Merkel is representing the plaintiffs, Jewish Judge Mordechai Bromberg is officiating, I can't find any details of Bolt's legal counsel but being a good little Zionist he'd have access to a top notch QC, what's the bet it's another Jew?
Ron Merkel "goes there" right from the start with his remarks on "what we learned from WW2" and pointing out that "the Holocaust started with words".
What that has to do with anything I don't know, it's not like the Aboriginals can't make a case for the Genocide of their own people, what does referring to the Holocaust demonstrate in this context?
It's lucky Ol' Andrew didn't make too much of Bindi Cole's Jewish ancestry or he'd be going straight to Jail....but then he'd never "go there", would he.
If they say they're Aboriginal then that's what they are.
Nobody, not you, me or Geoff Clark should have their racial identity up for evaluation.
This is another White Rabbit present and it's dropped right in our furry little laps, Race Is real and it matters...let's see how this case pans out.
Hey they can say what they want about history, that's fine with me as long as the words "White Australian" are in every slogan.
Andrew Bolt is being represented by Neil Young QC.
Mr Young is well known as a commercial lawyer who has assisted the Ivanov Royal Commission as well as numerous anti corruption and anti cartel cases.
Nothing of real import was revealed in today's proceedings, Mr Merkel denied insinuating that Mr Bolt favoured a Nazi style Eugenics approach to questions of race.
Mr Bolt took the stand but found his counsel's attempts to refute the insinuations of links with "Nazi Ideology" hobbled by Mr Merkel's objections that he really wasn't suggesting such a thing at all.
In the end after much to-ing and fro-ing Justice Bromberg upheld Mr Merkel's objection.
YouTube - Monty Python - Prejudice.
His 'notions of eugenics' as the media are labelling it, aren't wrong, but.
They don't carry themselves in the same way as other people
Bindi Cole would be the only "difficult" one in this context, then again I've never met her in person, the others are identifiably Aboriginal despite pale skin.
Look at Bruce Pascoe for example, no doubt in my mind.
Day three in the continuing storrrry of a hack who's gone to the dogs.
Bolt's wrong, but he's not sorry
I've struggled with tonight's musical tribute to Mr Bolt "Won't back down" by Tom Petty..nah, too obvious...Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt was forced to concede he got some of his facts wrong in a series of articles about light-skinned people of mixed heritage who identify as Aboriginal, but he refused to apologise for the errors as his trial on charges of racial discrimination continued in the Federal Court in Melbourne today.
Herman Borenstein, SC, for the nine light-skinned Aborigines who have brought the case, repeatedly questioned Bolt on his "meticulous standards of research".
YouTube - Steve Earle - The Unrepentant
I'm wondering how much responsibility the paper itself bears. It's all right to say, they don't necessarily share opinions, but the do if they're paying the guy. They generating hits and selling papers off his notoriety.
I might have posted this before but:
I was talking to an old guy in one of the apartment blocks I was working on last week, avid Herald Sun reader who thought Bolt's ideas were spot on, he then went on to tell me how we should get rid of all the "reffos" and bring over "all those poor Japs, the young ones with the kiddies who'd been in the Tsunami"
"After all!", he cried "We've got the room and those Japs are bloody good tradesmen some of them, better than those idiots who come in off the boats".
I quickly changed the subject to Cars and how "they aren't what they used to be".
I wonder if this old guy realised just what he was saying. Yes, let's bring in the very people the White Australia policy attempted to keep out.
"Yeah I was 40 years on the Railways...course you couldn't get the younger generations to do that kind of work nowadays" etc etc.
Plus all this propaganda about "Asian Tigers" that they get from the Murdoch and Fairfax press causes the "Japs" to loom large in their minds and allows them this grudging respect for their "hard work".
I don't know if you've ever worked with Asians but they make everything into hard work, they normally move with the speed and can do attitude of a Barnacle then either run around like headless chickens when the deadline arrives or just throw up their hands in despair.
In my time I've built up a lot of beefs against Asians. When I was a Mod, an Asian cut through a red light and wrote off my scooter then disappeared when I chased him for damages. As my Scottish friend and I lay on the other side of the road after being taken out his son walked over to ask for our licenses... while his dad apparently didn't have one.
I remember this well-to-do Chinese student who lived at the same house as this girl I was going out with, and her sister, whom he was trying pathetically to get into. She, being beautly racist, wouldn't touch him if he had gold bars strapped to his body. It took him months to work this out, and kept coughing up his rent. When we visited his parents' house one night when they were out, if I went looking for the bathroom he'd walk behind me asking, "Where you going?" as though being from 'convict' lineage it stood to reason I'd be casing the joint. He deserved a smack in the mouth for that, rich people suck like that, but rich Asian people... forget about it.
I'd see him out and about after I quit the job and most of the time he was so drunk that when I'd say G'day to him he'd just look at me all confused, stick out his hand and slur "G'day mate, how ya going, my name's Greg"
Anti-gay claim enrages Bolt
Now he's getting the "full treatment", it's pretty obvious this trial isn't about Aborigines or questions of race, what's next?
Allegations that Bolt made lampshades out of Human skin?
Maybe he's the owner of one of those elusive mattresses stuffed with Jewish hair?
YouTube - Pink Floyd-The Trial (The Wall)IT TOOK until 3.25pm on his second day in the witness box, but Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt finally lost his cool yesterday.
As Herman Borenstein, SC, asked Bolt why he had appended the term ''gay'' to his description of Aboriginal lawyer/academic Mark McMillan in a 2009 blog post, Bolt, who had remained implacably calm through almost eight hours of cross-examination, exploded.
''For you to first smear me with the Holocaust and now try to portray me as a gay bigot is an unforgivable travesty,'' he fumed.
Bolt denied any suggestion he was homophobic, saying the godfather of his children is gay.
''I don't share your assumption that being gay is an insult,'' he told Mr Borenstein, who had in fact offered no view on homosexuality.
Its strange they are allowed to give blow by blow descriptions of an ongoing case, but Bolt does not let his readers comment on any proceedings that are ongoing.
People that don't understand practical politics, will remain victims of it.Now he's getting the "full treatment"
Does anyone know if Borenstein is a member of the protected group, that Bolt defends and champions on a daily basis? If he is, then that is gratitude for you.
A better answer would be, are you saying he is not gay?As Herman Borenstein, SC, asked Bolt why he had appended the term ''gay'' to his description
In your opinion, Mr Borenstein.Mr Borenstein did, however, say many people - ''perhaps even some Herald Sun readers'' - were homophobic, and suggested describing Mr McMillan as a ''gay white man with a law degree'' in a blog on August 19, 2009, was calculated to inflame prejudices of Bolt's readers.