Pages

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Salman Rushdie: "You can find shame in every house"


They put this guy on our stamps? Mr Anti-bourgeois-bohemian-socialist himself! 


No more will I attempt to struggle through Peter Carey's wordy tosh. In truth, he probably did his best work in the advertising industry while still a young bloke. But now this! As an Australian I find Carey's anti-PEN dribble rather embarrassing. As a member of the civilised world I would have to say, well, ditto: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/books-magazines/australian-author-peter-carey-protests-charlie-hebdo-award-in-new-york/story-fn9412vp-1227323974792

Friday, 24 April 2015

Anzac Day 2015


Here is the article I wrote about the Anzacs, which appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of the Salisbury Reviewhttp://darylmccann.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/spitting-on-anzacs-salisbury-review.html

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Masih Alinejad & My Stealthy Freedom


I am thinking that Masih Alinejad might be less a postcolonial feminist than a freedomist in the War of Freedom. Here is the link to her Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/StealthyFreedom/posts/1128769420470484

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Monday, 13 April 2015

Gunter Grass: Allergic to all ideologies (except modern-day leftism)

The late Gunter Grass' first novel, The Tin Drum, was a perfectly good read


Here is an interesting bio, one you might not find in the MSM: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193980#.VSxPnWZ4JsY

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Friday, 3 April 2015

Good Friday 2015


The Crucifixion, Isenheim Altarpiece, by Matthias Grunwald


Here is a link to an article on Lee Strobel, the investigative journalist who lost his faith in atheism: http://www.christianpost.com/news/former-atheist-lee-strobel-follows-up-to-ricky-gervais-easter-message-49886/


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Soft left celebrities are not "the people" but "some people"

Whatever

Showbiz people are showbiz people and all power to them...no, I take that back. Showbiz people are showbiz people and lots of money to them. But we do not want to be a party to their PC crap as they rip off the people in the name of the people. In that sense, at least, shame on them: http://junkee.com/jay-zs-marketing-campaign-for-tidal/54422