Over the past seven days Andrew Bolt has put up some 12 posts that may be considered racist or designed explicitly to elicit racially or religiously vilifying remarks from people who comment at his blog.
On Saturday, 3 April, there was one; on Sunday, 4 April, he gave it a rest; one on the 5 April; three on 6 April; two on 7 April, four on 8 April, and, so far, one on 9 April.
Three of Bolt’s four main target groups; boatpeople, non-white immigrants (especially non-white refugee immigrants) who engage in violent activities in Australia, Islam, and Aborigines, came into Bolt’s sights this week. Only Aborigines were spared Bolt’s vilification.
One comment in particular from a person called ‘Phyllis’ sums up Bolt’s racist views:
NZ has become a conduit for raw sewage. If they wish to fill their country with scum, fine. It is now time for Australia to apply stringent entry criteria to Kiwi passport holders, and to actively discriminate against certain sub-groups.
‘Raw sewage’? ‘Scum’? The narrative and comments prior to Phyllis’s comment makes it clear that the people Phyllis are referring to are non-white non-European people that were refugee asylum seekers who were accepted by New Zealand, who, as New Zealand citizens, exercised their right to come to live in Australia. They have done nothing wrong at all, yet Phyllis recommends that Australia ‘actively discriminates’ against ‘certain sub-groups’.
This is racial vilification. It is both immoral and it is illegal, and Bolt, by allowing it to be published on a moderated blog, is as guilty as ‘Phyllis’ is of this disgusting piece of racial vilification, vilification that is endorsed by many others who comment at Bolt’s racist hate blog.