Category Archives: Cultural Issues

Signs of the times. The Swedish welfare state and POMO underpins the climate caper

Getting up to date with the Swedish experience. Not just great tennis players and nice kids who can sing! Mona Sahlin, then Sweden’s integration minister, told a Muslim audience that ethnic Swedes envy them because Muslims have a culture whereas … Continue reading

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The Toolbox Went In

APOLOGIES to the great Theodore Dalrymple whose famous essay about the amorality of one criminal – and the abandonment of personal responsibility by modern Western societies generally – will be familiar to most readers. Yesterday in the Brisbane Supreme Court, … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Goo-ga Archipelago

Security ramped up at childcare centre after death of 3yo on minibus.

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Another Stephen Hicks event in Melbourne 12 March

HOW POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS SHAPING YOUR WORLD $15 discount code for Cats  catallaxy Stephen is a libertarian philosopher and economist (with Austrian leanings).  Postmodernism is one of his specialties and another is entreprenership. He will explore the ideological roots of … Continue reading

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This Harebrained Hiatus

KEITH Windschuttle has once again amplified his demolition of “this hiatus, this gap.” TH-TG is the mythical five-or-six-minute lull into which Victorian prosecutors artfully squeezed Cardinal George Pell’s alleged crimes against two choirboys at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in December … Continue reading

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A Welcome To Country Like No Other

THE only thing missing was the smoke (and possibly the mirrors). By any customary definition, the foreign-born cannot be indigenous. They can be citizens in certain well understood circumstances. Whether or not genuine Australian Aborigines can be aliens is a … Continue reading

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Women as sex objects

You’ve come a long way, baby etc: J. Lo’s crotch-pride was a studied rebuke of Trump’s America. Weird to find myself back at the Super Bowl half time show, but this article on the back page of today’s Sunday Age … Continue reading

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Elections are apparently the greatest threat to democracy

Here’s part of the reason why. And from Roger in the comments: NBC News Goes Full Fascist: Voting for ‘Racist’ Trump Is ‘Not Only Immoral but Illegal’. Its conclusion: Make no mistake about it, this is the real face of … Continue reading

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26th January, an interesting coincidence

India celebrates their Republic Day on January 26 when British rule ended in 1949 and the country was partitioned into two Islamic parts – East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and   West Pakistan – and India proper,  the part in the middle. … Continue reading

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Worthy causes to support (reminder)

SUPPORT THE 2020 EDITION OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE FACTS. Just click here.  You can stand up for freedom of intellectual and scientific inquiry on climate change by making a tax deductible donation to fund the publication of a new book of … Continue reading

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