Threats of legal action before human rights bodies are again being used to intimidate and silence voices which dissent from woke orthodoxy by calling out its hypocrisy.
One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson said a threat by the Greens to take her before the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was straight out of the woke rulebook.
“We’ve seen this happen before,” Senator Hanson said. “Somebody gets called out for doing or saying something highly offensive and they go crying to a human rights court pretending they’re a victim. The hypocrisy is astounding.
“This screams entitlement and privilege with no responsibility, which is something the Australian Greens embody. They’ve obviously embarked on a deliberate strategy to offend as many Australians as they can, secure in the knowledge they will never be held to account for it.
“They’ve insulted the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, a woman many Australians held in the highest regard, within hours of her death. They disrespect our national flag, literally moving it out of sight when they’re facing a camera. They call our Parliament illegitimate while collecting generous salaries from taxpayers for being members of it.
“And they’ve told me to go back where I came from more than once. According to their rulebook it’s perfectly acceptable for them to use this phrase, but not at all acceptable when I use it. When I use it, I’m to be censured and hauled before the AHRC.
“The Greens hate freedom of speech. They don’t understand it. That’s why they’re so frightened by it and why they try to suppress it with outright threats and intimidation. As far as the Greens are concerned, freedom of speech is not a fundamental democratic right but a privilege to which only they are entitled.”