That gay issue hots up …so does freedom of speech

Jason-AkermanisFurther to the post about Akermanis and his comments about gay players, the club has given him 24 hours to decide between playing for them OR keeping his media job [his family’s future].

Responding to the media pressure, the club has caved in and there has been a massive response from the public.

I know this is not a specifically UK issue nor an American issue and yet it is very much our issue too.

These sum it up:

dominic Lombardo Posted at 5:37 AM Today

The electronic vote indicates that 75% of the population supports Akermanis and does not want him sacked. What this really means is that the majority of family orientated decent Australians repudiate the filth of homosexuality.

Comment 35 of 236

Bill Dennis Posted at 5:27 AM Today

We are living in a changing world that demands well thinking individuals to stand up for equal rights and justice for all. Akermanis’ opinion clearly stands in opposition to the change we need. If he is not ready to support gay team mates in today’s world, then he needs to do the right thing and bow out.

Comment 34 of 236

Alec Watson of Hawthorn Posted at 6:04 AM Today

Political correctness gone mad. Surely people can see what he was trying to say, if you’re gay and a footballer best to keep it under-wraps as it could jeopardize your career.

Comment 37 of 236

Steve of Mentone Posted at 6:24 AM Today

If Akermanis is punished over what he said in his article, I would say, as a gay man, that this is terribly wrong. I was not in the least offended by the article and I never felt he was in any way attacking gays.

Comment 40 of 236

Jim Reeves of Melbourne Posted at 7:15 AM Today

It appears that in our society, gays and Muslims share hallowed ground. They are beyond reproach and beyond criticism. In fact, both groups, highly entitled in their own way, have hijacked the public’s right of reply and converted our politicians into quaking cowards. Akermanis made a statement of fact with nothing but good intentions, and has been crucified by the media as a result.

Comment 45 of 236

saints supporter of Oakleigh Posted at 7:38 AM Today

The leaders at the bulldogs are taking this too far, this is political correctness gone to far, taking away a persons right to free speech, just because they are scared as to what the public might say, some people understand what Jason was trying to say.

Comment 50 of 236

Billy of Sandringham Posted at 8:05 AM Today

When will all these politically correct wa##ers like the lefties who have infested the AFL realise that the vast majority of sensible people are laughing at you braindead conformists. Your shallowness is revealed by your demands for diversity of all things – except opinion.

Comment 62 of 236

… and so on.  The thing which strikes me is how this battle for civilization is now in every developed country in the world – yes, I also saw these sorts of things at le Figaro and Spiegel.  There is no doubt we’re up against these “braindead conformists” and faux fighters for freedom.

The comments above are in an Australian newspaper and yet they could just as well have been in the Telegraph or Mail.

10 comments for “That gay issue hots up …so does freedom of speech

  1. Anonymous
    May 31, 2010 at 14:27

    I agree there is a battle for civilisation going on between those who feel homosexuality is repugnant and those who do not take the Nazi line and think it is another choice that human beings can make. There is a second issue which is if people want to be Nazis and anti-civilisation, we should allow them to be so but it is equally right that others should be allowed to object to their Nazi ideology. It is time that everyone was treated equally and fairly by everyone else- including homosexuals by heterosexuals.

  2. May 31, 2010 at 16:24

    No, Anon, that is a distortion. The real battle is between those who don’t like another person’s opinion and want it legislated into criminality and those who live and let live.

    Look carefully at Bill Dennis again:

    We are living in a changing world that demands well thinking individuals to stand up for equal rights and justice for all. Akermanis’ opinion clearly stands in opposition to the change we need. If he is not ready to support gay team mates in today’s world, then he needs to do the right thing and bow out.


    “well thinking individuals to stand up for equal rights and justice for all”

    No disagreement between us so far, right? Everyone should do that? OK. Now:

    Akermanis’ opinion clearly stands in opposition to the change we need.

    Two things here. How can an opinion stand in opposition? What exactly does he mean? Does he mean that the opinion is wrong or that it is preventing a process?

    Secondly, “the change WE need”. Who is we? Does he mean “well thinking individuals, of whom he is part” or does he mean “we”, as in “he and his likeminded friends”?

    In other words – is he claiming “well thinking” as meaning him? Because if he does,I’d strongly disagree and say I myself am the well thinking one, not Bill Dennis. So we have a bone of contention here, don’t we?

    Either way, whatever he claims for himself or whatever I claim for myself [and we’ll never agree], the next part is the most worrying:

    he [Aker] needs to do the right thing and bow out

    Whatever for? Because his opinion on what is good for society differs from Bill Dennis’s? An opinion, by the way, which 75% of those polled agreed with. So, according to Bill Dennis, Aker should go because he differs from a vocal minority who have a highly developed sense of entitlement?

    You do see the lack of logic in that, don’t you, Anon?

  3. Lord T
    May 31, 2010 at 17:51

    It’s the usual argument. Instead of getting on with life queers want legislated respect. Respect is not given by force. Personally I couldn’t care less about them. Just not for me thanks but I’m fucked if I’m going to accept their lifestyle as normal. It’s not. From wht I can read in the papers there are more pedophiles than queers. Does that mean that is normal?

    I think he should let them sack him and sue for everything he can get.

  4. May 31, 2010 at 17:53

    “It is time that everyone was treated equally and fairly by everyone else”

    It’s a great place, Utopia. I’ve always wanted to visit.

  5. james wilson
    May 31, 2010 at 18:21

    Forcing false analogies of Nazis and homosexual attitudes is remarkably ignorant. The SA was homosexual.
    What flows from ignorance is more ignorance.

    A dissenting minority can feel free only when imposing its will on the majority.And they have found a vast audience of enablers in people who see themselves as tolerant because their lack of conviction is their only conviction. Complete moral tolerance is possible only when men have become completely indifferent to each other. Better to have enemies.

    If homosexuals are as numerous as they claim, let them form their own teams to compete with the intolerant. That would be interesting, and very profitable. Respect would be earned, and lasting.

  6. May 31, 2010 at 23:11

    James Wilson,

    the SA capo Ernst Rohm was homosexual, which was used as a pretext for killing him, I think.

  7. james wilson
    June 1, 2010 at 00:13

    Rohm’s homosexuality was indeed used as a pretext for his murder, Trooper, and not only Rohm’s. The SA culture was a homosexual culture. Adolf presumably always had it in mind to rid himself of them, but only when their usefulness was near an end. Which it was. Just as the Jewish Bolsheviks were exterminated by Stalin when the offense of their existence was no longer exceeded by their usefulness.
    At any rate, notions of smearing people not taken in by left-wing mandatory gay inclusion, with Nazi affiliations, is as ignorant as would be expected.

  8. June 1, 2010 at 17:31

    Jason Akermanis is a wanker at the best of times. Having said that he should not be sacked for stating what is only his opinion. I don’t see anywhere that he states he is against homosexuality. At the end of the day, it matters not what someone’s sexual orientation is. As long as they are not doing it in my face or in the public eye, who cares? That also stands for straight people. I don’t want to see people getting their rocks off or acting like dogs in heat be they straight or gay. Jason Akermanis is just blowing it out his ass cos he can. He has a mouth and and ego to match it.

  9. June 1, 2010 at 17:42

    Nunyaa, I can’t comment at your site – it doesn’t let me log in.

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