Category Archives: Australian Story

David Bidstrup guest post. “Fith-20″ (the new old disease)

There is a very dangerous disease sweeping Australia. It manifests in the complete inability of those afflicted to engage in rational thought processes. It seems to affect those people who are in “leadership” positions more than ordinary folk, although the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Guest Post, Oppressive government | 7 Comments

It’s that Dan is really really stupid that makes it so much worse

See what they’re saying about us around the world: Australia Is A Full Scale Pilot Test For The New World Order Several journalists and content creators have noticed that Australia looks like the most totalitarian police state that has existed … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 103 Comments

If you read one op-ed today …

David Penberthy is really good: I am less interested for the purposes of this column in Dan’s totalitarian credentials, impressive as they may be, than in the blind, Kool-Aid skolling fanaticism of his loyal army of followers, who would have … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19, Culture Wars, Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics of the Left | 86 Comments

Pregnant Women Matter?

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 6 Comments

The return of the Eureka Stockade

I don’t know if anyone else has commented on this, but I find it interesting that this protest was to be in Ballarat, the same city as The Eureka Stockade. I no longer expect the same result if it goes … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19, Economics and economy | 18 Comments

Can we avoid becoming the white trash of Asia?

How long can the economy and household budgets survive the lockdown and the amount of transient power that will infect the grid before the rush to RE is finished? Our chances will improve if we can have a wide-ranging and … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 40 Comments

Perhaps it’s because of our penal colony roots

There were two articles in the Australian today discussing more or less the same issue. First from Adam Creighton: The COVID-19 panic is unnecessary — it is much less threatening than we think. And then from Nick Cater: Founded on … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 75 Comments

The world is laughing at us

That’s from Johannes Leak in The Oz today, reminding me of my post on August 6: The Melbourne Syndrome. As I wrote then: The Covid pandemic has brought on our modern version of The Stockholm Syndrome: “feelings of trust or … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19, Politics of the Left | 132 Comments

Do not doubt that Victoria has become a police state

Let me preface this with a quote from a Letter to the Editor at the Oz. I had to leave for the UK recently…. Extraordinarily, after all the tribulations leaving Australia, I entered the UK by merely sliding my passport … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19, Politics of the Left | 63 Comments

Nice unemployment if you can get it

Tonight: Take it and go: Seibold offered $1 million to walk away from Broncos immediately.

Posted in Australian Story, Finance | 13 Comments