Category Archives: Ethics and morality

Predictable: legal team opts for boilerplate ‘high bar’ lament

Found out in the end, Cardinal George Pell’s accuser – no doubt briefed by his lawyer on PR tonality – pretends the system is to blame for not sustaining a bullshit story like his: It is difficult in child sex … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Ethics and morality | 38 Comments

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If you don’t need to do it, don’t do it. I know I’m asking a lot, but it is a price worth paying. It’s going to save lives.” – Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wants couples who don’t live together not … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Ethics and morality | 34 Comments

For Queensland Labor, coronavirus a disappointment so far

Committee recommends Queensland legalise voluntary assisted dying. Chief promoter of the cause, David Muir – chairman of the far left-wing Clem Jones Trust (mentioned here in November) – wants pandemic restrictions lifted so that Parliament can be recalled to pass … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Politics of the Left | 7 Comments

Moral Distancing

Posted in COVID-19, Ethics and morality | 33 Comments

Big Wheels Keep On Earning

TO the best of my knowledge, not a single Australian parliamentarian anywhere has solemnly announced his intention to forego, say, twenty percent of his taxpayer-funded salary or – if he cannot technically forego it – donate it to charity during … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Economics and economy, Ethics and morality | 28 Comments

At long last a practical suggestion to deal with the economic consequences of the CV

From The Onion, of course. This, however, not from The Onion, but seems related. It is a story you will see today, if you see it at all, and never again after: Former Senate Staffer Who Opposes Trump Accuses Biden … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics and economy, Ethics and morality | 10 Comments

A clash of ideologies

I have just picked up from the local op-shop for a mere $2 a quite prescient book published in 2008 written by someone named Dan Gardner. Its title is: Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear. Have so far only … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Western Civilsation | 19 Comments

Love or cruelty?

The would-be First Lady again intervenes to cover for one of her husband’s senior blank moments: Jill Biden is emerging as a real villain in this campaign. How can she keep doing this to her husband?pic.twitter.com/wzNhKFQvWT — Plain Ol' Johnny … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality | 27 Comments

The Wellington Massacre

The woman who moved to confiscate guns opens fire on the innocent AT a time when everybody’s nerves are frayed by a pandemic, when there seems to be enough death and dying in the world – actual, feared, pending or … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Politics of the Left | 44 Comments

Curiously …

If you’re on the board of a care home company, a pandemic is one of things you think about as a potential damage to your business because of the number of older people it’s going to take out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, International | 22 Comments