The Upside-Down Politics of Australia

To the first Europeans to arrive here, everything about Australia seemed upside-down and paradoxical. To many, Australian politics still seems the same. Our conservatives are "Liberals", and our "Labor" party are all wealthy professionals. Here's a rough guide to the upside-down politics of Australia ...Do read on ...

The Left are Obsessed with Race Because They Have to be

Racism: It's all the Left have left. A Devil's Curmudgeon. The American left are currently cock-a-whoop that lynching has finally been made a Federal crime, linking the passage of the bill directly to the murder of Emmett Till. Which begs the question: why pass a statute for a crime that hasn’t been reported for nigh …

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The Golden Trio’s Feet of Clay

"Why is it always you three?" In the Harry Potter mythos, “the Golden Trio” has become the fan sobriquet for the stories’ central protagonists: Harry, Hermione and Ron. Somewhat appropriately, given their loud-mouthed social justice warrior author, the Golden Trio have acquired real-life counterparts in the world of SJW politics. Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern and …

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A Tale of Two Dangerous Ideas

Another old one. The Sydney “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” was celebrated as a platform to spout such dangerous, “offensive, obnoxious, fearsome, dangerously stupid” ideas as “Israel is an Apartheid State”, “Genital Cutting is Normal”, or even that “Honour Killings are Justified”. One thing that was immediately obvious was that FODI’s roster was heavily weighted to …

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In praise of our resilient democracy

This was first published in late August 2018, in the immediate aftermath of the leadership challenges that brought down Malcolm Turnbull. So, what really happened in Australia last week? Well, a whole lot of politicians and journalists got excited, there was plenty of grouching on social media, but, really, not much else. Life in Australia …

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Karl Popper says to ban Antifa

The left have taken to invoking a literal footnote from Popper's Open Society, to try and justify their addiction to fascist violence. But they completely misunderstand Popper, who would have tolerated the alt-right, much as he disliked them. On the other hand, he would have condemned Antifa as criminals.

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