Category Archives: Cultural Issues

Andrew Bolt and the anti-semitic left

At least for the present, being anti-Semitic is still counted as a negative. How long that will be, who can tell, but it is not hard to see that those days may be coming to an end, and if they … Continue reading

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Is this really true about the left?

Complete copy from this post from Hot Air: Vox: Sarah Jeong Was Just Talking The Way Most People On The Left Talk About White People. Vox: Sarah Jeong Was Just Talking The Way Most People On The Left Talk About … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left | 36 Comments

Funny business

Which funny enough was posted on the same day as this which is as humourless and dreary as anything you might find: Thanks To Comedy, Nobody Has Laughed Since Trump Became President. Here’s a sample: Ever since Donald Trump became … Continue reading

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Claire Lehmann and Padraic McGuinness

This is a story of two editors. Claire Lehmann is a rising star or even a risen star in cyberspace with her online magazine Quillette that is a space for civilised conversation about controversial cultural issues. Have a look! Last … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Cultural Issues, Education, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 16 Comments

David Leyonhjelm guest post on free speech

Free speech is under threat in Australia, although few realise just how seriously. Politicians of the left point to our national security legislation and its unnecessary restrictions on speech, while politicians of the right point to over-reach in anti discrimination … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech | 39 Comments

You want to see vile, vicious and disgusting, here it is

I am at the moment in the land of the free and the home of the brave – Hungary, that is – and what an extraordinary place it is! The atmosphere of a Renoir painting, with people happily going about … Continue reading

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The McMansion phenomenon

People who are interested in architecture and the follies of the fashion might be amused by this commentary on ostentatious houses. H/t Tom Champion. Sometimes people ask, why is xyz house bad? Asking this question does not imply that the … Continue reading

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“Australia’s pitiless migrant policy”

Unfortunately behind a paywall but sent to me by my moronic former mate who now breathes the air in Silicon Valley and drives three Mercedes and a Porsche. The article is also from the Financial Times in the UK which, … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, International | 38 Comments

OMG! Prince George plays with (toy) guns

The dopey lefty brigade are out in force today. Young Prince George pulled the trigger on a social media storm after he was photographed playing with a toy gun. The future king was with Kate Middleton and his sister Princess … Continue reading

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Background to the Amy Wax story

The following is in the April edition of The New Criterion which by strange coincidence I read this afternoon in the backlog of mail that accumulated while I was away. The material is paywalled and this is cut and pasted … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Education, Rafe | 17 Comments