Category Archives: Western Civilsation

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

Posted in History, International, Western Civilsation | 41 Comments

Peter Baldwin on the menace of identity politics

For the benefit of people who don’t regularly see The Weekend Australian this a fine contribution that appeared last weekend. The good news is that it attracted almost 700 comments, overwhelmingly in support. Peter Baldwin Racing to tear down the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Wars, Rafe, Western Civilsation | 38 Comments

Cancel Karl

On further reflection, there may be some upsides to this cancel culture business, specially within economics. How bout this fellow Karl Marx. There’s a dead white European male if ever there was one. Why isn’t he now being cancelled? How … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Wars, Politics of the Left, Western Civilsation | 16 Comments

Covid-1984

From the comments here. And let me pair the above with this, from Instapundit. WHY I SIGNED THE HARPER’S LETTER: In 1996, the late great Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was on stage taking questions at the Lincoln Center in New York City … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Freedom, Western Civilsation | 13 Comments

Racism as an active agency has virtually disappeared within the civilisation of the West

I’m not going to name names here but this follows upon the issues raised by Stephen Meardon that I discussed in this post: What bravery looks like in the modern age. The following note was sent to me offline – … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Western Civilsation | 18 Comments

Chomsky = Hitler

A timely reminder that none of the noise of Walmart Wobblies matters a jot for retail, ballot box politics: Leftists Condemn Noam Chomsky for Defending Free Speech. Noam Chomsky was a Cambodian Genocide denier who defended Pol Pot and the … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Western Civilsation | 43 Comments

What does one do when the virtue-signalling market is flooded?

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds calls for end to monkey slavery.

Posted in Ethics and morality, Western Civilsation | 37 Comments

PDT speech at Mt Rushmore @ 12:00 noon replay

Plus some context . PLUS THIS: I was going to add that I thought this was the best speech Donald Trump has ever given, but thought I would see what others said first. I am not alone on this. You … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Western Civilsation | 48 Comments

Celebrating the Congress for Cultural Freedom

Henry Ergas had an important piece in The Australian today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the launch of the Congress for Cultural Freedom in Paris. The purpose was to fight the Culture Front in the Cold War. This was … Continue reading

Posted in Rafe, Western Civilsation | 4 Comments

Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s “talent stack”: the best I’ve seen!

This is a wonderful interview as one of the comments mentioned – Peter Robinson asked great questions and got out of the way while Scott Adams said his piece. The thing about the talent stack is to have skills and … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe, Western Civilsation | 29 Comments