Leading No campaigner Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has accused “tolerant Yes people” of “abusing and denigrating” attendees of Fair Australia’s South Australian No campaign launch on Monday night.
“The tolerant Yes people were busy abusing and denigrating attendees of our event in Adelaide last night,” Senator Price said on Facebook after protesters yelled “racist dog” and “racist pig”.
“Clearly if you don’t toe their ideological line you’re a racist dog amongst other things. Didn’t appear to be a single Aboriginal person amongst them — oh the irony.”
John Ray comments:
Leftist feel all warm and righteous at advocating a special voice in Federal parliament for Aborigines. Aborigines as a group are in a hell of a mess in many ways so “doing something” for them has great appeal. It shows how much heart you have for their problems and may lead to better treatment of them by future governments.
But conservatives know their history and are quite appalled by the prospect of racial privileges for one particular group. If the 20th century taught us anything, it taught us the evils of racial favoritism. There can be no doubt that racial preferences are simply evil and provoke disharmony.
So conservatives are against the Voice on that and other grounds. And that makes them the enemies of the Leftist feelgood policy. So what do the Left do when threatened with the loss of their feelgood policy? Do they simply concede the point and desist from advocating something that could be very harmful? No way. They like their feelgood policy too much to abandon it.
So what do they do? In good Leftist style they resort to abuse and lies. They go “ad hominem”. They cannot answer the conservative arguments so they impugn the motives of conservatives who oppose the policy. In the oldest bit of Leftist abuse in the book, they accuse conservatives of racism. They say that it is racism that lies behind opposition to the “voice”. That they are are the one who are advocating something racist seems quite lost on them.
So they pretend that it is white supremacists who are their opposition while they are the good and noble guys. It’s a sad commentary on the ego needs that drive such irrationality but it is a classic bit of Leftist argumentation. …
One of the many things that the Left are sedulously ignoring is that it is not only white conservatives in opposition but many Aborigines too. Around half of Aborigines seem to be opposed to the Voice and say so. How come they oppose something that is supposed to help them?
Color me shocked. Just shocked.