The Myths of “Genocide” and “Stolen Land” Pt. 3: What Do They WANT?

“Decolonisation” Has Nothing to Do With Justice and Everything to Do With Power. This sanitized vision of colonialism is no less unrealistic than the demented hatred of the left. A Devil's Curmudgeon. This is the third and final part of this series.Part One: The Myths of “Genocide” and “Stolen Land”.Part Two: Culture. In Orson Scott …

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The Myths of “Genocide” and “Stolen Land” Pt. 2: Culture

Cultures Don't Only Change by Force - and Why Wouldn't They? A Catholic mission in Nauru in 1914. A Devil's Curmudgeon. In the first part of this series, I discussed the falsity of the pervasive narrative of “stolen land” and “genocide” that bedevils the West. As I argued, despite the lamentable fact that a great …

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Shifty and the Cardinal: a tale of two investigations

In light of the recent unanimous High Court ruling, it seems a good time to post this Insight piece from last year. The U.S. vice president was ridiculed by the usual clown show of legacy media hacks and late night tv “comedians” for his so-called “Pence Rule”: never dining alone with any woman other than …

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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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How the Australian Government Created a Treasure Trove for Citizen Journalists

Going into bat for the legacy media which had had his own back for so long, Barack Obama praised them as “the curated media”. Likewise drunk on their own self-regard, the legacy media developed a mania for so-called “fact-checking”. Both Obama and his cheerleaders in the legacy media labour under the delusion that they are …

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Black Thursday: Lessons from the Bonfire of History

Are the legacy media in Australia, particularly the taxpayer-funded national broadcasters, damned liars or merely astonishingly ignorant? It’s perhaps more generous, though not by much, to assume that they are simply as obtuse and woefully uneducated as they must be, to repeat the same, stupid lies, every summer when large bushfires erupt. The Big Lie …

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The Culture That Ate Itself to Death

On the occasions this Devil and the family venture over the water to the Big Island, the instant our plane lands the cubs clamor to stop somewhere for pizza. Despite Tasmania’s reputation as a “foodie destination”, pizza is one delicacy Taswegians just don’t seem to have be able to get either of their heads around. …

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Reparations: Where’s My Share?

In his fascinating book, Long Trek South, Tasmanian historian Barry Brimfield chronicles the history of human settlement in Tasmania as consisting of waves of different language groups, over thousands and tens of thousands of years. Only a die-hard romanticist would imagine that these waves of settlement were entirely peaceable affairs. In that respect, the arrival …

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Tasmania: Jacinda Downunder squibs and the Green wilt

Here's another old column for historical interest: Covering the Tasmanian state election result in 2018 Well, although sections of the Australian media got a little over-excited at the prospect of having an inexperienced, young, female socialist of their very own to fawn over, the Jacinda Downunder squibbed it, in the Tasmanian state election. Will Hodgman’s …

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