Category Archives: Freedom of speech

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Posted in Freedom of speech | 9 Comments

R G Collingwood on the corruption of public opinion

An early warning in An Autobiography (1939). An extract from a recent commentary on Collingwood. He did not see democracy in the traditional way, as one form of government amongst others. As far as he was concerned, “the democratic system … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 13 Comments

Ministry of Truth might become a reality

From the New York Times: Several experts I spoke with recommended that the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a “reality czar.” It sounds a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Wars, Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government | 108 Comments


Poland: Social Media Companies Face $2.2 Million Fines For Removing Lawful Free Speech.

Posted in Freedom of speech, International | 25 Comments

Are we going to let defeatism beat us?

Have a look at Jo Nova’s take on the way the forces of evil are moving heaven and earth to stop Donald Trump use the legal avenues that are available to press his case against the voting fraud in key … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 15 Comments

Erdogans Everywhere

                    Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Erdogan enrages Turkey.   “Erdogan: in private it is very funny,” the literally cheeky cover declares. The suggestion seems to be that the Turkish President is a two-faced phony, a deluded Ottoman revivalist playacting Islam’s beefiest … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, International | 16 Comments

Cardimona claims his Constitutional rights

And Cardimona is the winner! Manager agrees fee is not applicable because of the Australian Constitution. Permit granted. We’re about to get a thunderstorm so I’ll start tomorrow. I want to be there between 1000 and 1300, precisely because of … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Oppressive government, Rafe | 35 Comments

Cardimona vs the Tablelands Regional Council

OFF TOPIC,  it is a very bad wind day, full-on drought in South Australia and very little everywhere else. 4% in WA.  Enjoy while it lasts. Our man in Tolga has locked horns with the local council in Atherton when … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Oppressive government, Rafe | 45 Comments

The Bernard Collaery situation

UNLIKE the ABC’s Dan Oakes, barrister Bernard Collaery doesn’t have a billion dollar institution behind him to pay bills and publicise his cause. The 76 year-old has a trillion dollar institution in front of him – slashing at his livelihood … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, National Security, Rule of law | 13 Comments

Lets get serious about free speech again

Jo Nova reports on the latest campus atrocity that happened in Canberra. That make sense! Professor Ross McCleod was ordered at the Australian National University (ANU) by higher authority – Professor Paul Burke – to withdraw my ACDE (Arnt-Corden) seminar … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 10 Comments