Category Archives: History

It was 40 years ago today

Released in the US on this day in 1980, Back in Black remains the biggest-selling rock album of all time. Not bad for a replacement singer who borrowed a mate’s car and a fiver from his dad to get to … Continue reading

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The Truth and The Silliness

The truth is that even genuine victims frequently concoct stories.” – Jakarta Lobby deadender Greg Sheridan on the Santa Cruz massacre There is silliness by those who deny the seriousness of the coronavirus. Bits of data are cherrypicked, and outlier … Continue reading

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Duda Wins But Swords Are Still Drawn For Civilisation

THE victory of Law and Justice Party incumbent Andrzej Duda in Poland’s presidential election on Sunday was the best news of the month and, politically, the best news of the year (so far). There is no country and no culture … Continue reading

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Belt and Road branch office criticises foreign overlordship

Labor calls the sacking of Whitlam a ‘blight’ on Australia’s national character.

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Well may we say ‘God save the Queen …’

 …because Hocking will save the Governor-General                                                                           BACK in May, Whitlam biographer Professor Jenny Hocking was thrilled by the High Court’s decision to allow the National Archives to release the so-called “Palace Letters” between Governor-General Sir John Kerr and the Queen. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, History, Rule of law | 64 Comments

The Fall of Atatürk

THE Islamic call to prayer has been recited at the Hagia Sophia for the first time since the early 1930s. It was broadcast on all of Turkey’s major news channels. President Erdogan has already enacted the court-approved transformation of the … Continue reading

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‘Will no-one rid me of this turbulent successor?’

 That’s what so much of the past several months’ chaos has really been about                                  Today is the 800th anniversary of Thomas Becket's Translation, when his relics were moved to a splendid new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral on 7 July 1220. … Continue reading

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Right after former colonial hellholes acknowledge the present

Harry and Meghan say Commonwealth ‘must acknowledge the past’.   White nations have no reason – and no moral authority – to apologise for their forebears’ imperfectly managed but admirable mission to extirpate tribalism and establish a trans-global confederation of … Continue reading

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Vera Lynn 1917 – 2020

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Remember The Old Days

Remember the old days when Qantas persecuted a young coloured guy, had him sacked and dragged through the courts because they just didn’t like his views and he wouldn’t bow the knee to them? Seems so long ago. Was it … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, History, Hypocrisy of progressives | 40 Comments