Australian Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm has decided to test a new race hate law known as the “insult and offend” law after being called an “angry white male.” He is doing it to try to prove his point that feelings should not be subject to the law.He said that the only person who can decide if I am upset is me. Offence is always taken not given. We are not responsible for the feelings of other people.
He has been mocked because his feelings as a white male do not count to the MSM who think that only minorities’ feelings should count. Many of them are totally missing the point that he is making. His point is that feelings are subjective and should not be subject to the law. We should not be able to criminalise someone because we chose to take offence to what they said.
To give an example of how subjective being offended is; one person might be flattered if I called them “a skinny bitch” with a smile on my face but another woman might decide that her feelings have been hurt by my words. Crimes are crimes no matter who they happen to. If I steal from Sue and Helen both crimes are theft. How can it be a genuine crime if Sue is not offended by my words but Helen is? I have no control over how those women will react. If I steal I know what I am doing is a crime whereas if I say something, I have no idea if a person will take offence at what I have to say.