Kevin07 and Jacindarella: How Political Fairy stories go Bung

With a New Zealand election due later this year, it can't hurt to revisit this piece I wrote in August last year. Here’s a political fairytale that New Zealand readers might find familiar: a youthful neophyte with almost no political experience unexpectedly sweeps to leadership of the Opposition, and within a few short months rides …

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Bad Orange Man Cheats the Left Again – and Rewrites the Rulebook

The NPCs are Angry Because the Bad Orange Man is NOT a Warmonger. A Devil's Curmudgeon. Imagine if the left demanded a war and Trump didn’t come? It’s not quite what happened last month, but it’s near enough. While the Trump-deranged left stopped short of actually demanding a war with Iran, it was plain that …

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Animals are not the best people Pt 2: Meat is not murder

As I discussed in Part One of this post, humans undoubtedly benefit from consuming animal products, including meat. It can be argued that the human benefit outweighs the animal cost. Many animal activists object to such utilitarian arguments, arguing instead that animals’ moral status as “sentient beings” or “persons” grants them fundamental rights. But what …

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Animals are not the best people Pt 1: In defense of meat

Psychologist Hal Herzog specialises in studying the relationships between humans and other animals. In his excellent book, Some we love, some we hate, some we eat, he concludes that humans, from animal activists to researchers and even cockfighters, are basically incapable of thinking rationally about other animals. That’s not to say that it’s completely impossible …

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Australia Day protests: What’s their end game?

As another January rolls to a close and the "whole, dreary tribe" of left-progressivism roll out their annual festival of foot-stamping and fist-shaking, it's time to re-post this. Summer is a busy time for Australia’s whinging left: in between furiously posting lying memes about “Jesus wuz a refugee” and clutching their pearls over ANZAC Day, …

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