Category Archives: Cultural Issues

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

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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 | 36 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

Pericles in defence of democracy, tolerance and enterprise

Pericles 495 – 429 BC was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age. Probably best known for his funeral speech to celebrate the fallen in the war with Sparta. From the funeral … Continue reading

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The ANU has form

There are several pieces in the Australian this morning having a go at the ANU.  I have thoughts on the matter that I’m hoping to share over the next few days or so, but in the meantime I just want … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Education, Hypocrisy of progressives | 17 Comments

Australia geoblocked

Thank you Scott Morrison! As many Amazon customers have been notified and the SMH is now reporting: Australians will be blocked from shopping on Amazon’s international websites and restricted to using its smaller local platform so the e-commerce giant complies … Continue reading

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Harvey and Tommy

How’s he gonna get a fair trial? The banner headline at Drudge. HARVEY IN HELL RAPE CASE INDICTMENT Compare and contrast: British Media: Lockstep Lies: Did the Daily Mail’s lawyers have to check with the British government, which had placed a … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech, Media | 36 Comments