Andrew Bolt, the Australian racist journalist and blogger at Murdoch’s ‘Herald Sun’ newspaper in Melbourne, has today shown his support for the racist neo-Nazi ‘British National Party’ which has recently won a couple of seats in the European Parliament.
Apparently, the fascist and racist Nick Griffin was giving a press conference at Westminster when some anti-fascist demonstrators pelted him with eggs thus effectively ending the press conference. One of the demonstrators, Donna Guthrie from the Unite Against Fascism organisation then gave an interview to the BBC explaining why they demonstrated against Griffin and his fascist thugs in the way that they did. Bolt defends the fascist’s right to what he called ‘freedom of speech’.
Bolt, a fascist and racist himself, believes that these people deserve the right to peddle their sick politics of racist hate. Bolt, no doubt, would have equally defended Hitler’s right to free speech had Bolt been in Germany at the time.
The right to freedom of speech is one thing, but the abuse of that right in order to ferment racial hatred is something else. Bolt’s support of the fascists shows exactly where his sentiments lay.