Category Archives: Politics of the Left

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

Fake news and real totalitarians

How do such liars get away with it. Because they have no shame in lying right to your face and the established left – in the press, within political parties and throughout social media – are willing to fall instantaneously … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics of the Left | 99 Comments

If only we were as smart as they are

The reality is that the left is more obtuse, less informed and cruelly indifferent to the social and political fates of those into whose hands entire nations fall. Vide Cuba and Venezuela for recent examples. What follows is typical snide … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left | 54 Comments

Socialism is a cult

Socialism is a cult rather than a series of rational beliefs. With the evidence of failure available at every turn, to hang on to the beliefs a typical socialist must hold about the world under socialism requires a form of … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left | 34 Comments

How is that slippery slope going?

Here is Vera da Costa e Silva speaking at the recent New Dehli COP7 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control conference. We are also watched by sugar and alcohol products manufacturers, who see the tobacco control movement as a precursor to … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Plain Packaging, Politics of the Left | 7 Comments

Self-interest and the anti-free speech brigade

The usual suspects are circulating a list of signatories condemning Bill Leak’s “racist cartoon”. The full list is here. Ten we have the statement: We are journalists, writers, photographers, artists, publishers and others who work in the media and communications … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left | 38 Comments

Cross Post: Marcus They Get How Much at the Human Rights Commission?!

By now, everyone is aware of Bill Leak’s infamous cartoon. TMR has elected to reproduce it here as a firmly extended central digit to the left – which loves taking offense for the sake of taking offense and which specialises in encouraging … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cross Post, Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics of the Left, Take Nanny down | 32 Comments