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Friday, 8 December 2017

Lefty Puritanism

Courtesy of Spectator Australia
Is the 1960s hippy-left being superseded by neo-puritanism: https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/12/flash-in-the-pan/ 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Jerusalem Bound


Roger Franklin, the editor of Quadrant Online, has reprised my article from January, 2017. I stand by every word today, in December, that I wrote eleven months ago: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2017/12/jerusalem-bound/    

Monday, 4 December 2017

Friday, 1 December 2017

Andrew C. McCarthy: "There's less to the news than meets the eye"

The December 2017 Quadrant magazine is out!

https://quadrant.org.au/subscribe/
James McCann has a fabulous article in the December 2017 edition of Quadrant magazine titled: "Inside the Melbourne Writers Festival Echo Chamber". It is very entertaining but behind the the subscriber's wall. I have left a link above in case you would like to subscribe to the magazine (including online for a very reasonable rate).  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Saturday, 28 October 2017

The Paris Statement & Roger Scruton

Sir Roger Scruton

My favourite living philosopher, Roger Scruton, co-authored the Paris Statement: http://politiek.tpo.nl/2017/10/07/the-paris-statement-a-europe-we-can-believe/


Twice I have reviewed Roger Scruton's books. Here: http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2011/04/the-delusions-of-modern-progressives/  And here: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2013/05/how-to-save-the-environment-from-green-ideologues/


Wikipedia credits me with a definition of Roger Scruton's form of conservatism - "High Toryism for Common People": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Tory 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Standing Up for the House of Freedom

Subscribe to Quadrant magazine: https://quadrant.org.au/subscribe/


Here is my latest article, to be found in the September 2017 edition of Quadrant magazine, just released from behind the paywall: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2017/09/standing-house-freedom/




Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Daryl McCann's piece in the Autumn 2017 edition of Salisbury Review






Here is my 'Conservative Classic' column on David Bentley Hart's Atheist Delusions


David Bentley Hart’s Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies was published in 2009 as a direct response to the phenomenon of militant atheism that, at the time, caught the imagination of the book- buying public in the Anglosphere. Prominent amongst these ‘fashionable enemies’ were the so-called ‘Four Horsemen of New Atheism’: Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. All of these atheist fundamentalists were, in their previous intellectual endeavours, either brilliant or at least notable figures. Experts on religion, alas, they never were, and Hart relishes the opportunity to expose their shortcomings.

Monday, 4 September 2017

The Battle for Western Civilisation: Why Australia Day Matters

Australia Day is every January 26th and marks the arrival of the First Fleet

Here is a good article from Quadrant Online on the importance of Australia Day: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2017/08/australia-day-matters/

Friday, 25 August 2017

Living in Truth in Democracy: Vaclav Havel


Without facing the truth and speaking the truth we cannot uphold freedom. This is a fine piece about Vaclav Havel, in Quadrant, July-August 2017, by M.A. Casey Havel: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2017/07/vaclav-havel-living-truth-democracy/

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

We Are Many but We Are One


The Australian Conservatives, on Wednesday, August 9, released their Immigration and Citizenship policy. The five-part programme covers everything from Visa reform to the demand that refugee intakes be determined by Australia itself, as a sovereign state, and not imposed on us by supranational organisations such as the United Nations.

The Left and the PC brigade will be scandalised by the notion that immigration should be in Australia’s “economic, social and cultural interest”. We have reached a strange juncture, surely, when looking after the best interests of our country has become contentious.

Cory Bernardi’s plan to halve our current net immigration makes sense. Why, we need to ask, is the Turnbull government running the largest per capita immigration agenda in the world? The ‘Big Australia’ vision of both Labor and Coalition governments resulted in our population soaring by more than 20 percent between 2003-2015. ‘Big Australia’, in reality, means unmanageable pressure on “services, infrastructure and family incomes”.

The Australian Conservatives are also prepared call out the family reunion stream. The family reunion provision has been a generous way to make it easier for new migrants to begin the path towards integration into Australian society. It was not intended to be exploited by those born in this country. The commitment by the Australian Conservatives to “legislate that family members may only be brought to Australia if those members are declared at the time of the initial visa application” is, therefore, a masterstroke.

The final component of the Australian Conservatives’ immigration policy addresses residency and citizenship, with ten years of crime-free and terror-free residence required before citizenship is granted. In the end, the Immigration and Citizenship policy of the Australian Conservatives asserts that citizenship should have the same meaning for the newcomer as it does for those inviting them into our democratic and free country.        

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The July-August edition of Quadrant magazine is out!


Come on, subscribe to Quadrant magazine. It is, in the midst of the War of Freedom, the least you can do! https://quadrant.org.au/subscribe/ 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

SOS...London Calling


The shocking thing is that terrorism works. Today the Salafi jihadists want to cut our throats and tomorrow the Muslim Brotherhood promise to protect us from their Salafi cousins if we do what the Muslim Brotherhood wants: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/index.html

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

The new McCarthyists

The modern-day left has become McCarthyite  

"McCarthyism", according to the definition I just looked up, is about making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. You have to read between the lines, but the writer here appears to grasp that the Washington Post etc are McCarthyite: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-how-did-russiagate-start-w482262

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

1/3 of French voters did not vote

2022? If there is a democratic 2022 for France

How is it possible you would not vote when your civilisation is up for grabs? http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/now-13-french-voters-not-vote-spoiled-ballots/

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

From the Lucky Country to Israel - Spring 2017 Salisbury Review




Here is my latest piece for the Salisbury Review: 

This past December I was fortunate to be a delegate at the Australia-Israel-UK Leadership Dialogue. The journey from the Lucky Country to Israel, while not as lengthy as the flight to London, reminded me of the endurance test of the latter. You can imagine my delight to hear Qantas’ recent announcement that from March 2018 they will have a non-stop flight from Perth to London. At 17.5 hours, it is still a long one in anybody’s terms, but it will mark an historical milestone: a new era of uninterrupted travel between the United Kingdom and Australia.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Bret Easton Ellis on Childish Meltdowns


Brett Easton Ellis makes some great points about Hollywood's Power-Elite without really coming to grips with the New Totalitarian ideology driving these folk. But it is still insightful: http://www.thewrap.com/bret-easton-ellis-streisand-dunham-streep-trump-neuroses/

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Some kind of 'violent extremist' attack in London

We are the world, we are the children...

Lefties, can we begin a intelligent conversation about the psychosis of latter-day violent, apocalyptic millennialism (aka Radical Islamic Terrorism), please? https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3151786/london-terror-attack-parliament-car-pedestrians-westminster/