Category Archives: Cultural Issues

Kim Beazley and Tony Abbott on saving Western Civilisation

Just posted by the Ramsay Centre: Peta Credlin speaks to two Rhodes Scholars on a reset worth backing:

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The therapeutic state

Really, why add to the crush of issues with this one when nothing whatever can be done about any of it? Still, I have only just cottoned onto it so thought I might share. This, however, is even less likely … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left | 25 Comments

“As the elastic touches my ears”

St John Henry Newman composed Lead Kindly Light and the Mission of My Life prayer. Dick Bott gives you… The Rev Richard Bott, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, composed a very beautiful “Prayer for Putting on a Face … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Western Civilsation | 34 Comments

Soak-ahontas: blogger’s new staffer mocks Native Americans

Still reeling from an earlier black-face episode, Tim Blair now pleads “purplish.” More like Indian red.

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality | 14 Comments

Single-word edit a very sound idea. Now, about being “free”…

NSW Premier wants national anthem changed to acknowledge Indigenous Australians.

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues | 55 Comments

Music Maestro

Over time there have been a few requests for a music thread where people can load clips, and the like. So I’ll go first: I saw this guy being interviewed by Chris Smith on SkyNews last week (or so).  Really … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Open Forum | 97 Comments

Sean Connery

Viewer discretion advised. ‘Progressives’ have banned – or want to – virtually everything seen at Le Cercle: It’s said that Ian Fleming personally trained the raw young Connery on how to move, gesture and carry himself in the suave manner … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, History | 60 Comments

The Lady Knows Nuance

These women are changing the sound of sport — and they offer lessons that stretch far beyond the commentary box. Alison Mitchell was the first woman to become a regular commentator on BBC’s Test Match Special, from 2007. She was … Continue reading

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Death to marijuana

That is what New Zealand voters prefer: Voters in New Zealand have overwhelmingly opted to legalise euthanasia but have rejected the decriminalisation of marijuana. … Of the 2,415,547 people who cast ballots, 65.2 per cent voted to support the End … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Freedom | 47 Comments

Alan Jones on the haka

Alan Jones has a piece on the haka in The Australian to day: The British empire was thriving and those living in the British Isles enjoyed the novelty of seeing visiting teams from the colonies. The All Blacks, Springboks and … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 32 Comments