Pauline Hanson has declared “anti-white” racism is on the rise, unsuccessfully moving a motion in federal parliament saying “It’s OK to be white”.
The One Nation leader said anyone who watched the news or social media could see increased attacks on western civilisation and the prevalence of anti-white racism.
“It is indeed OK to be white. Such a simple sentence should go without saying, but I suspect many members in this place would struggle to say it,” she told parliament.
“People have a right to be proud of their cultural background whether they are black, white or brindle.”
The motion was defeated 31-28 despite the support of government senators.
My motion for the Senate to acknowledge the rise of anti-white racism has been defeated 28-31. Labor, Greens, Xenophon Team & Derryn Hinch voted against.
It seems the Senate doesn’t think it is okay to be white while at the same time denying the rise of anti-white racism! -PH https://t.co/GeZkPYazWD
— Pauline Hanson 🇦🇺 (@PaulineHansonOz) October 15, 2018
Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch savaged Senator Hanson, saying she was locked in a race to the bottom of the sewer with Katter’s Australian Party member Fraser Anning.
“It could have been written on a piece of toilet paper,” Senator Hinch said of the motion.
“This sort of racism is not only wrong, it could be dangerous.”
Pleased to report that Pauline Hanson’s “I’m white, so I’m OK” racist stunt failed in the Senate today. But disgusted the Liberals and Nationals voted with her.
— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline) October 15, 2018
Greens leader Richard Di Natale also had a crack at former One Nation senator Anning and Senator Hanson.
“The reality is this ‘It’s OK to be white’ slogan has got a long history in the white supremacist movement where both these clowns get most of their material from,” Senator Di Natale said.
All Govt Senators agreed with Pauline Hanson that there is a “deplorable rise of anti-white racism”. It’s a white supremicist talking point, FFS.
We’re heading for tolerance breakdown, Australia. We’re becoming Trump’s America.
— Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) October 15, 2018