Category Archives: Politics of the Left

Ian D Suttie and the ‘taboo on tenderness’

The gender engineering movement under way in Victoria brings to mind the work of the Scottish psychiatrist Ian D Suttie. His ideas could have revolutionised psychoanalysis in a humanitarian and scientific way but he died with his one book just … Continue reading

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Hegemonic masculinity and other things Grade 1’s learn

VICTORIAN children will be taught that men and boys are conditioned by society to be “heterosexual”, “emotionless” and encouraged to exert dominance over women. Under the Respectful Relationships curriculum, seen by the Herald Sun, students will be taught about “identifying … Continue reading

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Vile lefty attack

So I went to Youtube looking for a clip of Ross Cameron on Paul Murray Live. As you do, I put “Paul Murray Live” into the search engine and then filtered for clips posted today. This is what I found … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics of the Left | 42 Comments

Justice and fairness transformed by Newspeak

One of the features of Orwell’s 1984 was Newspeak. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state Oceania as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, … Continue reading

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Climate science 5 conscription for Vietnam

The aim of this series is to describe a number of predisposing factors which enabled climate science to become corrupted and fall short of the ideals that made science, at its best, respected and admired. The first post noted the … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Global warming and climate change policy, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 22 Comments

Climate science 2: radicalization of the environmental movement

The first dot in the pattern was the decline of education described by Jacques Barzun, among others. The second in this story is the role of the Ban the Bomb movement in the 1950s which morphed into opposition to nuclear … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 18 Comments

How is that renewable energy working for you?

Senator Xenophon said one of the “great paradoxes” of the situation was that the wind turbine generators, which supply 40 per cent of the state’s power, did not work when the wind was blowing too hard. Two interconnectors which link … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Global warming and climate change policy, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left | 317 Comments

A day in the life of Barack Obama

If he isn’t the least informed, least capable president in history, he must come close. Reading almost anything he says or does is a trial on the nerves. How do others take it? A sample from today: Obama at U.N.: … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Politics of the Left | 23 Comments

David Leyonhjelm guest post on free speech

I recently lodged a complaint under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in response to an article written by the journalist Mark Kenny. What he wrote was unlawful under that section. My objective, in lodging the complaint, was to … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Federal Politics, Freedom of speech, Guest Post, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 35 Comments


Bill Shorten is claiming that the time difference between Australia and Canada is to blame for Stephen Controy’s resignation taking Australia by surprise. Independent senator Derryn Hinch wasn’t buying Mr Shorten’s explanation, calling it “bulldust”. “Cites time difference for failing … Continue reading

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