Category Archives: Hypocrisy of progressives

The world is watching you Jack Watts

Some years ago I was at an Essendon v Melbourne game and then Melbourne forward Jack Watts had a kick on goal. Some wit from the back shouted “The world is watching you Jack Watts”. The crowd laughed and then … Continue reading

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The Covington Boys

My interest in ideology goes back as far as I can remember. No one can live without ideology. It is a sorting mechanism that gives everyone a perspective on the events of life. In the West, there are at the … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on the Murray Darling Basin

The Millennium Drought at the turn of this century led some to conclude that drought was the new normal and the environment was facing catastrophe. They were wrong; it was the worst drought for a century, but it ended with … Continue reading

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Victorian Police Minister gets some community feedback

A man has confronted Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville, slamming the government’s ‘inaction’ on crime and objecting to participants in a recent rally being labelled racists. Moments after she finished a press conference about security ahead of the Australian Open … Continue reading

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What they said: ALP are anti-Semites

When you’re siding with neo-Nazis, you’re on the wrong side. Bill Shorten. We are calling for the next Labor government to recognise the state of Palestine. Tony Burke.

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Countdown to Christmas IV

Okay – I’m going to admit that until this morning I had never heard this song – or even heard of this song. But for our enjoyment:  

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Viv Forbes writes “Stop Wasting our Dam Water!”

The Saltbush Club today accused state and federal governments of wasting water often desperately needed everywhere west of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. The “Saltbush Water Watch” has been established to monitor government action and inaction and report on priorities. The … Continue reading

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Identity politics is reactionary

Peter Baldwin continues the series of articles on the site of the Blackheath Philosophy Forum looking at identity politics. Old progressive verities have been turned on their heads. The aspiration to transcend race is now denounced as ‘racist’. Affirming the … Continue reading

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Peter Baldwin on identity politics

This is the third paper in a very important series on identity politics by Peter Baldwin who is the convenor of the Blackheath Philosophy Forum in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. This article supports Count 3 of my indictment … Continue reading

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The Orwellian world of left feminism

Anything that is taken up by the left sooner or later becomes destructive and divisive. Christian charity becomes the welfare state and “social justice”. Etc. No wonder some of the most active feminists of my generation no longer answer to … Continue reading

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