Category Archives: Politics of the Left

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

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics of the Left, Shut it down. Fire them all., Take Nanny down | 74 Comments

Keeping their eye on you

I don’t know whether this was what Trump intended but the stories about Russian hacking the election have gone absolutely dead, as have almost all stories related to Obama having placed some kind of phone surveillance on Donald Trump himself. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left | 59 Comments

“They’ve marched, they’ve bled, yes, some of them have died”

You look at those words in the context of her entire 52 second statement. This is Loretta Lynch, Obama’s Attorney-General speaking just this weekend. She is calling for violence and pushing for fighting in the streets. It would have had … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left | 94 Comments

This is an American constitutional crisis

Donald Trump accuses Obama of ‘wire-tapping’ his office before election. If this is true, you are looking at a genuine effort by a sitting president to subvert not just the election but the Constitution. This is not, as Trump has … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Politics of the Left | 250 Comments

What the judge said

Justice Dowsett said student Jackson Powell’s posts, including one in which he wondered ‘where the white supremacist computer lab’ was located, were irony. He said that “to suggest that humour or irony cannot blunt the most outrageous of statements overlooks … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 29 Comments

How’s it playing out in Canada?

The differences between the Dominion I left and Australia today are, as ever, not that great. We are one election way from a descent from which we will never thereafter ascend. I get stories from home all the time and … Continue reading

Posted in International, Politics of the Left | 21 Comments

It is the values, stupid

A magnificent, and correct, diagnosis: Why the seemingly sudden rejection here and around the world? Is it the spin, the broken promises, the talking points, the slogans, the leaking, the entitlements scandals, the white cars? No, many these of these … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics of the Left | 108 Comments

The Donald J. Coyote syndrome

Wile E. Coyote must have eaten quite a lot of roadrunners in his time, even if not that roadrunner. Sylvester has to have eaten his fair share of birds, even if he never quite gets to Tweety. The big bad … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics of the Left | 28 Comments

Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017

Is it permissible to quote Gavin McIness? Very possibly not, but nonetheless: We used to consider the possibility it’s all our fault. We elected a black president and begged him to fix the mess we’re told we created. When it … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Politics of the Left | 18 Comments

Merry Christmas to you all, speaking of which, what happened 2017 years ago that began the count?

I picked up from Andrew Bolt how our Multicultural Commission sends out Christmas cards that deliberately don’t mention Christmas. But even so, I do notice that they are wishing others “A Wonderful New Year”. I can only presume they are … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left | 51 Comments