This week, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson announced in the Senate that she’s “fed up” with “reverse racism”.
“Today’s times have changed greatly” Senator Hanson argued. “I remember years ago, when they came, there were the Greeks and the Italians and the different ones, they were called ‘wogs’, they keep telling me, my God, we actually had everything thrown at us, we were abused. But we said ‘Nup’ we got on with it.”
“We all had jokes together,” she told parliament, with a hint of nostalgia. “It was taken in a good sense of humour. I think we’ve lost that in Australia. I think people have become so precious that you can’t say or do anything anymore.”
Her speech was part of a parliamentary debate over a bill to repeal section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act. You see, according to Hanson, “We can’t have an opinion, we can’t say anything anymore.”
And maybe Hanson has a point. You can't even say 'wogs' in parliament anymore. Oh wait...
'Reverse racism' (though the term itself is an oxymoron) could absolutely exist. This is what would be required.
We'd need to rewind a few hundred years.
White Europeans are Indigenous Australians and vice versa.
Indigenous Australians sail into Botany Bay and disrupt a culture that has existed peacefully for at least 40, 000 years.