Can we get one thing absolutely clear?
IN AUSTRALIA, THERE IS NO RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH TO BE FOUND IN EITHER OUR CONSTITUTION OR ANY EXISTING FEDERAL STATUTE.
None. There are some implied notions towards such an idea found in a number of existing laws. But nowhere will you find a defined, legislated right to freedom of speech.
It just doesn’t exist here. We are not America yet. Sorry.
So, next time Kyle Sandilands (hereon referred to as The Talentless Fat Cunt Oxygen Thief, or TTFCOT for short) or anyone else pull out that argument to defend
whatever utterly appalling thing they’ve said (because only people who have properly fucked up will pull out the “freedom of speech” line) remember that not only are they grossly offensive turds, but they’re also complete and utter morons.
I mean it’s not hard. We have defamation, slander and vilification laws. Surely if every single word that came out of our mouths or was written by our hands was protected by a constitutionally enshrined freedom of speech clause, such laws would be unconstitutional and any decision made based on them – like, say, Andrew Bolt’s recent little hiccup – could simply be overturned by the High Court as being unconstitutional, yes?
I mean, I could say anything I wanted and know that my right to say that is protected by our great and powerful constitution. For example, I could call the Talentless Fact Cunt Oxygen Thief a talentless fat cunt oxygen thief and not have to defend my calling him that to anyone. Because I’m protected.
But, as it is, The Talentless Fat Cunt Oxygen Thief could actually sue me for calling him a talentless fat cunt oxygen thief if he reckons it’s going to cause him personal or professional harm in some way. It’s a risk because we do not have constitutionally protected rights to freedom of speech.
But, honestly, seeing him in court have to prove that calling The Talentless Fat Cunt Oxygen Thief a talentless fat cunt oxygen thief was somehow going to cause him harm, given his track record of being a talentless fat cunt oxygen thief, is kind of hilarious.
But I digress.
Can we stop with the “freedom of speech” thing? Please? At least until we either have a referendum to add this right into our constitution or the federal government passes a law deeming all speech to be protected.
Would it hurt people to actually have an understanding of what laws govern this country? You know, like coming to this country to claim political asylum is, in not way, regardless of method of entry, illegal. Thanks.