Bolt, writing at his blog today, has yet another rant at Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes, the Aboriginal footballer who is sticking up for his people against racism and the failure of people like Bolt to recognise the evil Europeans have done to Aboriginal people since arriving on these shores.
Bolt’s response is predictably denialist as he reckons: “My grandparents committed no thefts, rapes or murders”.
Goodes, of course, never said they did. Who Goodes was talking about are the Europeans of the past generally, not specifically. The way Bolt carries on in his article, however, anyone would think it’s just about him.
Racism is still rife in Australia. Bolt mentions how Goodes had been vilified in the past but fails to concede that it’s not just in his distant past. Things haven’t changed. A thirteen-year-old only last year shouted racist taunts at him. And then Bolt tries to make out she’s the victim.