As part of his anti-Aborigine propaganda and rhetoric, Andrew Bolt has taken to using the tag ‘New Racism’ to explain his weird inverted sense of logic when referring to indigenous people with very light or fair skin who he thinks are merely using their indigenous heritage to gain some advantages that wouldn’t otherwise be available to them.
By stating that they are using their heritage to gain an advantage, Bolt is implying that these people are deliberately defrauding the system and that they are claiming indigenous heritage for that specific purpose. Never mind that all of them had been brought up within indigenous culture and were aware of their indigenous heritage long before they even knew what the word ‘defraud’ actually meant.
Furthermore, by saying that they are too fair skinned to be Aboriginal can only be described as racial stereotyping. And who is Bolt to say what folk should look like to claim their heritage? There’s far more to racial heritage than mere skin colour. Just because a person doesn’t look like as one might expect doesn’t mean to say that person isn’t what that person claims to be.
Bolt’s purpose in life is to blot out entirely Aboriginal culture over time. He’d deny a persons heritage in his quest to ideologically ‘breed out’ Aboriginality just as the White Australians of yesteryear tried physically ‘breed out’ the indigenous population before.
But where did Bolt get this ‘New Racism’ tag?
Well, one can’t say he plagiarised it per se, but he has hijacked it – and he’s hijacked it from none other than his arch-nemesis, Robert Manne the academic who has frequently debunked both Bolt’s and Keith Windschuttle’s nonsense denying the Stolen Generations.
In September 2002 Manne wrote an essay that was published in The Age newspaper titled “Beware the new racism” in which he described how being racist went beyond discriminating just because of physical differences such as skin colour, etc., but also included discriminating because of culture and religion; the concept of heritage, of course, links the two.
The tag, ‘New Racism’ as coined by Robert Manne, has been hijacked by Bolt in order perpetuate his ideology of breeding out indigenous heritage in order to create a ‘New Australian’ devoid of any true indigenous heritage and dominated by people of White Anglo-European ‘heritage’.