Category Archives: Politics of the Left

Illogical negativism in, logical positivism out

I have a post up at Quadrant Online: Weaponising Illogical Negativism. This is how it starts, discussing the base philosophical creed across the media and the left. The core principle of logical positivism which underpins verification as the basis for … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics of the Left | 11 Comments

The Russian Revolution 100 years ago today

Here it is November 7 and it’s the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution – that is, the Russian Revolution – and there is going to be a celebration in Melbourne, and no doubt everywhere else across the West (but … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics of the Left | 56 Comments

A glimpse of the dark side. Sounds a bit like Canberra

An alarming journey into Hollywood leftism. I entered this gilded group as a man in transition. I identified liberal, but was quickly discovering my inner rightwing self. I’d been red pilled, and it forced my eyes open to a widely … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Rafe | 19 Comments

Let there be darkness

Comes with the old joke: Q: What did Victorians use to light their homes before candles? A: Electricity You know, Victorians, as in those folks who live in Melbourne.

Posted in Politics of the Left | 37 Comments

The value free politics of the left

The latest headlines at Lucianne. They all tell the same story. You have to wonder how anyone can any longer admit to having voted for Hillary. Hillary Clinton Colluded with Russians to Rig Election Against Trump  A headline to be … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Politics of the Left | 23 Comments

NZ the next Venezuela

The stupidity of some people plumbs depths that are always hard to fathom. Is it really all that hard to learn from history? Jacinda Ardern: ‘Capitalism has failed New Zealanders’. Listen to this bewildering idiocy and marvel how someone can … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Politics of the Left, Socialism | 95 Comments

If it’s political leadership you want I have just the man for you

As soon as I saw the title – The West is in strife — and looking for leaders – I went looking for what I knew would be there: Since Trump’s elevation to the most powerful position in the world, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Politics of the Left | 15 Comments

Xenophon goes down

Perhaps this particular dual-citizen read the writing on the wall but Nick Xenophon has announced he is resigning from the Senate (perhaps before the High Court can rule that he was never elected). I think Simon Birmingham has best summed up … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Politics of the Left | 62 Comments

What really matters is not what matters but who decides what matters

This is a twitter stream on Big Brother and Protecting Elections which really is not just funny but also relevant and serious. And speaking of Facebook, let me also mention this: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away. From … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media, Politics of the Left | 24 Comments

Is there a bigger pack of fools anywhere on the planet?

And here I am referring to virtually the whole of the entertainment industry. Television’s glittering Emmys placed politics front and center on Sunday, lavishing “The Handmaid’s Tale” with awards for its bleak portrait of an authoritarian America. The glitzy ceremony … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Media, Politics of the Left | 33 Comments