Category Archives: civil society

A Fairfax exclusive: men are pursuing good sorts, readers told

I’m a young barrister. Let me tell you about the ubiquitous nature of sexual harassment.

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Welcome to Idiocracy

There are 6.5 million people living in Victoria. If 10% of the population had the CV-19, that would be 650,000 people. If 1% of the population had the CV-19, that would be 65,000 people. If 0.1% of the population had … Continue reading

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If they break it there, they’ll break it everywhere

America’s biggest city has experienced its worst pre-summer spike in murder in 30 years …   Nicole Gelinas, New York Post: Murder is rising — but New York doesn’t seem to care. Over the month ­until June 7 — including … Continue reading

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It’s more than just about defending the police it’s about defending Western Civilisation

The first one was in Atlanta the other day, the one below was of Floyd George in Minneapolis. What I find more amazing than anything is how patient the police are in both cases. And if you want an understanding … Continue reading

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Doing without the police

Interesting to explore some episodes when the police were off duty to see what happened, promoted by the editorial in The Spectator, speculating that the wealthy would organize private security, well-armed people in the US would defend themselves and the poor … Continue reading

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In contrast with acceptable thuggery

Far-right protesters clash with police in London as Priti Patel slams ‘unacceptable thuggery’. As the sub-head reads: British Home Secretary Priti Patel has described violent scenes at a far-right protest in London as “thoroughly unacceptable thuggery”. What “far-right” stands for … Continue reading

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Aping Americans

NOW that coronavirus is no longer a thing, social distancing is right out the window on the streets of Sydney tonight as leftists who think they’re citizens of America or something “protest” the alleged unlawful killing of George Floyd in … Continue reading

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Launched America

You needn’t watch it all, but it is captivating. The launch itself comes at 4:20 – that is, at 4 hours and twenty minutes in. Even as a replay it is tension packed. I am, alas, old enough to remember … Continue reading

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The shame of the University of Queensland

Cross posting  a powerful piece from Paul Fritjers at Club Troppo. The management of the University of Queensland, and in particular Peter Hoj and Peter Varghese, stand condemned today by the international media, by both Labor and Liberal politicians, by … Continue reading

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Camus’ The Plague

Not a single person I once was friends with back in Canada has changed their political position in all the years since I’ve known them, not a single one, and I’ve known them all for more than fifty years. It … Continue reading

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