Category Archives: Western Civilsation

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool …

“People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, ‘I don’t know, I’m just an actor.’ I don’t have any opinions. Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Western Civilsation | 24 Comments

“Enough, enough, let’s get this done”

It’s a real ad.

Posted in Politics, Western Civilsation | 39 Comments

Everyone’s a winner, baby

Turner Prize judges unanimously vote to give art award to all 2019 finalists.

Posted in Politics, Western Civilsation | 27 Comments

Enough Dope

Andrew Denton has made a bizarre pseudo-mercy dash to Queensland to demand that Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk introduce a bill to legalise euthanasia before the October 2020 state election. Denton says if the LNP wins office next year, such a law … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Western Civilsation | 68 Comments

Statist hair of the dog won’t cure aged care crisis

Having written here previously about the Royal Commission into Aged Care, I was interested to hear what Scott Morrison had to say on Monday when his government began laying out a formal policy response. The headline announcement was an additional … Continue reading

Posted in Treasury, Western Civilsation | 22 Comments

Unless, of course, they want a free sex-change operation

Australia’s most decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith tells potential recruits NOT to join the armed forces.

Posted in Cultural Issues, Western Civilsation | 83 Comments

Colombian shuffling powder

Aged 90 and still taking cocaine — increase in older people admitted to hospital with drug’s effects. I’m in two minds on this. If you can reach your 90s as a high quality cocaine user, how bad can it be? … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Western Civilsation | 16 Comments

Tear down this wall too

It didn’t take long. The European left is faux-celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall (which they erected) and warning that “populism” (democracy) is threatening to divide the Continent anew. In the British Independent, Borzou Daragahi arrives on site with … Continue reading

Posted in International, Philosophy, Western Civilsation | 12 Comments

My visit to the Berlin Wall

This being the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I thought I might tell the story when I was there myself. I was hitchhiking in Europe in 1973 and as we were at the East German border … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Socialism, Western Civilsation | 43 Comments

Hollywood ladies’ man finally settles down

LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND GRETA THUNBERG TEAM UP TO STOP THE CLIMATE CRISIS. “Greta Thunberg and Leonardo DiCaprio have committed to each other to fight climate change and deliver the next generation a safe and brighter world.”

Posted in International, Western Civilsation | 28 Comments