Friday, December 23, 2016

HMMMMM ... JUST RECEIVED FROM AN AUSTRALIAN COLLEAGUE

Hello Fellow Classmates!

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my old comrades,  but it is difficult in today's world to know exactly what to say without offending someone and giving some extortionist the opportunity to sue under section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.

So I met with my lawyers yesterday, and on their advice, I wish to say the following :

Please accept, with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the summer solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.  I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated, recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017; but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that our country is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wisher.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms :

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/him or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Best Regards (without prejudice)
 

Name withheld (Privacy Act).

9 comments:

Gerald said...

I know those across the ditch can be slow but that Act has been around since 1995.
As implied in the title is not a catch all for all his percieved slights.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

And it takes a real dimwit to not notice vexatious prosecutions under this act are a recent phenomenon, inspired by political activists masquerading as public servants..

David said...

And an even bigger dimwit to realise that every prosecution, bar one, under 18C has been unsuccessful as 18D provided an adequate defence.

The only successful prosecution under 18C was Andrew Bolt, and that prosecution succeeded because the 18D defence was not available to Bolt as he was shown to have lied.

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for someone to do an act that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity.

Section 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act contains exemptions which protect freedom of speech. These ensure that artistic works, scientific debate and fair comment on matters of public interest are exempt from section 18C, providing they are said or done reasonably and in good faith.

Gerald said...

He gotcha there Adolf the Flinko.

The Veteran said...

Gerald/David ... suggest you need to lighten up. Treat it for what it is/was. A shot across the bows of political correctness. You may not like it but can I suggest it reflects the views of many. The same 'many' that propelled Trump into the Presidency and the same arrogance and disconnect that saw HRC take the 'rust bucket' states for-granted ... an arrogance that lost her the election.

Gerald said...

Aw come on stop defending shit when David has shoen it to be just that.

Shelldrake said...

Vet,

Great love it. Just watch the PC toss pots stand up and display mock offence.

The world can be a sad place. Particularly if you see life from this perspective at all times.

Anonymous said...

So much wisdom from a drop shot.

David said...

OK, Veteran, I'll do as you ask, but only if you can explain "political correctness" to me.