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Thanks to reader OzPolitik

17 August, 2009

Andrew Bolt wrote a piece in his blog yesterday entitled the artist needs colouring in. In it Andrew seems to examine an artist’s ‘breed’ by judging his colour and blood which of course he confuses with culture and identity. It is an approach he has taken before with the verdict inferring such and such a person is undeserving of, and has no right to identify as an Indigenous Australian. Andrew does not make clear his qualification to represent and identify Indigenous Australians but hat tips readers Michael and Shannon.

Trying to assist amongst the confusion and angst I posted a link to this, thinking that it might help a light bulb go on. Unfortunately it did not help a scrap. This morning to my horror I discovered this:

andrew bolt doesnt get it

Somehow, through some Boltesque logic, Andrew was able to use it affirm his position on skin colour. I would like to make it clear that OzPolitik did not intend the post to carry the meaning that Andrew puts to it. Instead it was meant to highlight that cultural identity can not be ascertained through colour of skin or ‘drops’ of blood.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 August, 2009 12:13 pm

    Oh dear. That hurts.

  2. Wah permalink
    17 August, 2009 12:18 pm

    Did you have to scrub yourself in the shower for 90 minutes after you saw that?

  3. 17 August, 2009 12:23 pm

    I couldn’t believe it.

  4. 17 August, 2009 1:48 pm

    what’s this, ileum? I leave the room for five minutes and you’re tarting yourself on AB’s blog? 🙂

  5. 17 August, 2009 4:17 pm

    Leave the room – I thought you’d left the blog?

    Acid bath Wah.

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