United Nations to Investigate If Australia Is Racist

Australian Politics, Regressive Left, Rundown

There are still many nations around the world whose laws enshrine racial discrimination, whose governments turn a blind eye to ethnic cleansing and who do not respect basic democratic freedoms. Those nations are worthy of the strongest condemnation of those who purport to believe in equality before the law and human rights.

But the human rights lobby is more interested in criticising a western nation such as Australia for its perceived racism. Maybe because of their view that it is only white people who can be found to be racist and if members of non-white races are racist then it is probably the fault of something white people did.

A coalition of 53 non-government organisations (NGO) are presenting a report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination who are investigating if Australia is complying with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination which Australia is a signatory too.

The convention when looking at it in detail is a totalitarian document. It calls for anti-discrimination laws, hate speech and government sponsored tolerate programs. It completely trashes the values of freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of conscience.

These NGOs are planning to slander Australia as much as they can to this United Nations Committee by criticising our border protection policy including the recent standoff at Manus Island, the welfare of indigenous people and our apparent mistreatment of ethnic communities.

The United Nations will of course be only too happy to accept such a report as they previously condemned Australia for our alleged human rights abuses including earlier this year calling for Australia to end offshore processing.

It is highly outrageous that a nation such as Australia and insulting to its people that it is constantly singled out for constant criticism for not upholding human rights. Objective measures of personal and political freedom in a nation such as the Human Freedom Index rank Australia number 6 in the world out of 159 nations

Let us hope that whatever this United Nations Committee reports we still have a federal government that is prepared to treat such a report with the scorn it deserves.