Category Archives: Cultural Issues

Why does anyone believe they have a right to enter the US?

‘CARAVAN’ SET TO CROSS USA WARNS The story begins: Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Cultural Issues | 45 Comments

In defence of Western Civilisation from our modern vandals

And half of those vandals are internal. Here is a twelve step program from Jordan Peterson. It is hard to believe that such common sense still exists and can be said in public, but here it is.   And if … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative politics, Cultural Issues | 54 Comments

Borderline insanity

My nitwit former friend out in California continues to send me articles from the media basically framed around how disastrous Donald Trump has been, is now and ever will be. Although he sends me one or two of these a … Continue reading

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Lindsay Shepherd crosses over

Lindsay Shepherd was the young Teaching Assistant caught between the Moloch of the modern left and a three minute video of Jordan Peterson which she showed in her classroom on communications at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario last year. Her … Continue reading

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Easter 2018

Our traditional Easter Post Several years ago my RMIT colleague Tim Fry and I had an Easter-themed op-ed in the Fin Review. I have posted it before, but it is well worth revisiting. ~~~++~~~ Easter commemorates the death and resurrection … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Taxation | 34 Comments

Václav Klaus discusses mass migration

Migration is the biggest issue of our time and may well be about to put an end to Western Civilisation. Here below is part of an instructive interview with Václav Klaus by Grégoire Canlorbe who gets to the heart of … Continue reading

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MeToo and Slut-Shaming

Helen Dale is out and about in The Weekend Australian kicking butt and taking names – well, just kicking butt. I have a similar sense about the recent #MeToo movement, much of which seems to be so very high school: … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 90 Comments

Over-reaction much?

Here is Peter Dutton telling the crazy lefties how it is: Some of the crazy lefties at the ABC, and on The Guardian, HuffingtonPost, can express concern and draw mean cartoons about me and all the rest of it. They … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 101 Comments

Groupthink and politics trump science: climate alarmism as the ultimate signal of political correctness

Steven Pinker’s latest book in defence of the Enlightenment values of Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress has provided a key to the persistence of climate alarmism in defiance of evidence and scientific arguments. Drawing from work by a legal scholar … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 14 Comments

Mikayla Novak on civil society

My RMIT colleague Mikayla Novak has the lead article in the latest issue of Cosmos + Taxis. From the abstract: I depict civil society as a complex and adaptive phenomenon. Individuals and groups within civil society interact with each other … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Cultural Issues, Market Economy | 38 Comments