Category Archives: Hypocrisy of progressives


Here is Alan Sunderland – editorial director of the ABC: I work for for a propd (sic) organisation that asks difficult questions, holds governments to account and speaks up for people who don’t have a voice – that will sit uncomfortably … Continue reading

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George Brandis on privacy and secrecy

George Brandis in his farewell speech: For more than four years, I was the minister responsible for domestic national security. That period coincided with the escalation of Islamist terrorism at home and abroad. I believe that we got national security … Continue reading

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Obamagate: Shameful and a disgrace

Suppose we start with this simple question: Is it appropriate for a president to use the powers of government to spy on the opposition party during an election? No one will say yes to that. So let us move on … Continue reading

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… and that’s bad?

Foxtel corporate affairs group director Bruce Meagher said the laws could force them to stop broadcasting channels, including Al Jazeera and the BBC, owned by foreign states and the company did not have the resources to monitor and determine whether … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, National Security, Politics | 46 Comments

Questions that demand answers

Tim Blair in the Daily Telegraph: By the way, are any of our multicultural friends on the Left in any way troubled by the apparent contradiction in denouncing immigration 230 years ago but supporting it now? Why are current opponents … Continue reading

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Lessons in Morality From Hollywood

Following the 2018 Golden Globe celebrity virtue-signalling awards, we discovered that: black is now quite literally the new black (I guess it was only a matter of time); #metoo apparently means that, while behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner towards … Continue reading

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A grasshopper’s view of an ancient fable

An ancient fable updated by Karabar on a previous thread. As he says: “This one is a little different. Two Different Versions. Two Different Morals.” First the original, then the modern. OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering … Continue reading

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Busybodies and hypocrites

Here is Graham Richardson preaching about the need for good health policy: Probably no product in the world that has managed to penetrate more countries and cultures than Coca-Cola. Its billboard advertisements can be seen in Europe, Africa, Asia, the … Continue reading

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‘How to torture data to justify public policy’ Burning Issues – 7 December 2017

Come and enjoy a burger, mulled wine and a discussion with Sinclair Davidson. DELICIOUS BURGERS • FREE MULLED WINE & BEERS • GUEST SPEAKER Join us for a complimentary burger, a beer and some seasonal mulled wine plus a short presentation by Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional … Continue reading

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Resolved: “there are no biological differences between men and women”

From Canada. Discussion of discipline handed down to Wilfrid Laurier University graduate student and Teaching Assistant Lindsay Shepherd for playing a 3 minute clip of University of Toronto Professor, Jordan Peterson, debating Canada’s bill C-16 which has criminalised the use … Continue reading

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