Category Archives: Cultural Issues

Sous le pont d’Avignon and other things

We are in the south of France, in Avignon in particular, which is why blogging has been absent. Yesterday we visited the graves of John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill. Mill’s grave is in simple white marble with “John … Continue reading

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Reading lists

This is reading time at the beach or on the plane or just because. All suggestions welcome. Let me meantime recommend Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project: a Friendship that Changed the World. It’s about the story of two psychologists who … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, History | 16 Comments

The left sees itself as the Rebel Alliance

Given the split decision in the comments over Rogue 1, we went along last night to have a look. And I have to say that watching the latest Star Wars was an endurance test, but it did not lack for … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, Terrorism | 60 Comments

And if you’re going to the movies

We have been going to the pictures and if you are looking for a movie to see, let me make a couple of recommendations, and one to perhaps avoid. All of these are “Hollywood” so are not going to send … Continue reading

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It almost makes you think things are normal again

DONALD TRUMP WILDLY CHEERED at Christmas Eve Church Service.

Posted in Cultural Issues, International | 10 Comments

Merry Christmas to you all, speaking of which, what happened 2017 years ago that began the count?

I picked up from Andrew Bolt how our Multicultural Commission sends out Christmas cards that deliberately don’t mention Christmas. But even so, I do notice that they are wishing others “A Wonderful New Year”. I can only presume they are … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left | 51 Comments

Slow news day

Do you realise that there are people out there who live in sin? As in they carry on like they are married, but are not married. Some of these people even have children out of wedlock. I suspect that you … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 147 Comments

It’s almost unimaginable

Canada is now run by people madder than the governments of South Australia and Tasmania combined. This is something we need to fear because the crazies are everywhere. This is a quite astonishing interview whose title doesn’t really pick just … Continue reading

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Apartheid doesn’t work like that

There is an op-ed in the Australian this morning that contains this curious sentence:* I object to public policy treating me as an “ethnic”. I claim all rights available to any Australian and demand no rights not available to every … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 68 Comments

Funny business

I get asked all the time how I can go to Woody Allen movies when he married his step-daughter and he’s such a lefty. And while I won’t deny that I have my own personal index of Hollywood types I … Continue reading

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