As a commenter wrote to me off line:
Never, ever, ever discourage anyone from doing the right thing. Even on a small individual basis. Remember the guy from the jewamongyou blog who actually went out into the street to support white advocacy? All the retards did was bash him. Sure he is one dude, but so what? If you support them are they going to discourage it?
This fellow Anthony Dillon is defending free speech for Australian Whites. He may be a big reason why Australia actually loosened up it’s hate speech laws. We don’t lose any purity or moral authority (that society doesn’t grant us anyway) if a non-White or Jew does something that gives us more freedom.
I have previously written for The Australian on Aboriginal matters in a manner that some do not like. Many Aborigines and non-Aboriginal people claim that my words are offensive, hurtful, dangerous. However, as someone who has Aboriginal ancestry, it is unlikely that anyone is going to rush to sue me.
While I have not been sued, I am often criticised. I do not take the opportunity to protest that my feelings have been hurt or traumatised because others disagree with me. I support people’s right to disagree with me, criticise me, and challenge me. I welcome it.
But what would have happened if someone with no Aboriginal ancestry wrote the words I write in my opinion pieces? Is it possible that someone with some Aboriginal ancestry would rush to sue a non-Aboriginal person? I think it is highly likely. There may even be claims of “racial hatred”.
Yet I am able to express my ideas without the fear of being sued because my ancestral mix includes some Aboriginality. Is this not a form of racism? Over the years, I have had many non-Aboriginal people tell me: “I’m glad you said it, Anthony; I would be branded a racist if I said it.”
It is all too easy to misrepresent discussions that involve race, particularly if some feel uncomfortable with the content as being blatant racism. Let’s not confuse the right to have open discussion on race matters with racial hatred — regardless of how uncomfortable honest debate may be. It is so easy to shut down debate by screaming “racism” or “I’m offended”, thereby preventing important matters from being discussed.
Anthony Dillon identifies as part-Aboriginal and lectures at the Australian Catholic University.