Category Archives: Hypocrisy of progressives

Incentives matter

Today is “Harmony Day” and also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. So an excellent day to reflect on how the Australian government’s efforts are proceeding. Here is Chris Kenny making the obvious point: The … Continue reading

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For example …

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has praised new ACTU secretary Sally McManus for saying that she does not have a problem with unions and workers breaking “unjust” laws, saying brave people have a duty to stand up against laws that … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Economics and economy, Hypocrisy of progressives, Rule of law | 28 Comments

The Australian Human Rights Commission has blood on its hands

Today we were all shocked by the news of Bill Leak’s untimely death at age 61. Roger Franklin at Quadrant expresses many of our views: Are you happy now, Gillian Triggs? And you, Tim Soutphommasane, race pimp and sinecured Labor … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all., Take Nanny down | 200 Comments

“When a woman says it, it doesn’t sound as crazy”

This is from The Guardian no less, If Trump were a woman: play swaps presidential candidates’ genders in which the 2016 presidential debates were recast onstage in New York, with Trump as a woman and Clinton as a man. Would … Continue reading

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Let’s prosecute some token white people

As long time Cat readers know I always advocate that we never, ever pander to the left on any issue at any time for any reason. Never. Ever. So I remember being a bit annoyed in the early noughties when … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 56 Comments

Perhaps there’s space at Hogwarts

Something that is doing the rounds in the UK: Petition for J.K. Rowling to take in muslim refugees in her 18 spare bedrooms: J.K. Rowling has often announced her solidarity with Middle-Eastern refugees on twitter. She is well-known advocate of … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Rachel Moore You are the racist, actually, not me

I’m an Orthodox Jewish settler raising seven children in the West Bank. I’m also an American citizen and I voted for Donald Trump. Yeah, I’m that lady. I opened a local business here, and I did so on purpose — … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 48 Comments

Government shakedown

So I have returned to some very interesting lefty bleating – it appears that the federal government has identified a new source of revenue – welfare recipients. Before that it was multinational corporations, excessive super balances, the air that we … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Taxation | 71 Comments

A modern political dictionary

From MD in the comments to the previous post: There are some new expressions we will see used frequently this year and we need to understand them: fake news = news from non-leftist sources that give voice to the silent … Continue reading

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Getting as much of it in as they can before they go away

We are seeing the Hillary administration in a hurry. These were the plans that have now been scuttled, and there must be more they will find difficult to wedge in but will do so if they can. These people are … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Hypocrisy of progressives | 41 Comments