After recently pointing out issues with conservatism of the ‘small government’ stripe, it is proper to positively stipulate the aspects of traditional conservatism. In short, traditional conservatism could be understood to entail: Rejecting ideology as a cure to mankind’s ills; Preserving ancient moral traditions and norms, even if these conflict with the political and cultural… Continue reading Defining Traditional Conservatism
As the culmination of years in criminal law proceedings, Tuesday the High Court acquitted Cardinal Pell of child sex abuse charges, allowing Australia’s best known Catholic to be released from prison. On the unanimous judgement reached, Tony Abbott was most felicitous: “I think the judgement speaks for itself.” Pell’s innocence aside, the left-wing rage against… Continue reading Understanding the Rage Against Cardinal Pell
I wrote last month: In our liberal democracy, issues that carry an abiding potential for violence are downplayed. This is seen in the phenomenon of ‘conscience’ votes, whereby politicians mitigate terse disagreements by simply abdicating the fight for deeply held moral beliefs. This retreat from upholding morality in the public sphere is marked among self-described… Continue reading The Conservative Retreat From the Public Sphere
An initiative that might ultimately arise out of coronavirus would be the implementation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). This scheme could run along the following lines: all existing welfare is replaced with government instead providing each adult citizen a sum of, say $1,000 per month (the UBI). This sum could be fixed to inflation;… Continue reading In Favour of a UBI
I have a friend that is fairly well connected in the Liberal party. He often reproaches me for not supporting Scott Morrison, arguing him to be the ‘best alternative’. True, Scott Morrison is preferable to recent predecessors: Turnbull, Abbott, Gillard, Rudd. As highlighted by Gregory Hood, however, centre-right ‘conservatives’ are desperate to keep nationalists out… Continue reading Why the Centre-Right Will Not Do
Twitter was earlier replete with rumours that Chinese people are assisting the Chinese Communist Party, through hoarding Australian supermarket goods in order to send them to China. Videos have since emerged which substantiate these claims: We should not be shocked to see an obvious fifth column behave this way during a crisis for their ancestral… Continue reading Chinese People Hoarding Australian Supplies
The past week has been extraordinary, visiting widespread disruptions not seen since the close of the Second World War. With every single Australian being affected by the outbreak in some measure, coronavirus has shattered the post-war consensus that we can assuredly control our own lives. In a certain sense, the period from 1945 to 2020… Continue reading We Are Not in Control
In a recent segment of The McLaughlin Group, Pat Buchanan declared: Open borders is dead in Europe, it’s going to be dead in the U.S. You’re going to see nationalism rising, transnationalism receding… All these powerful movements that had been up against transnationalism are going to begin to prevail. In avowing that coronavirus will upend… Continue reading Is Open Borders Dead?
The Australian has published a commendable piece relating to the recent conduct of Chinese university and high school students bound for Australia. Essentially, in order for these students to avert the ban imposed on travel of Chinese nationals, many have used a third-country layover mechanism to gain entry into Australia. By this medium, Chinese students… Continue reading Chinese Students Jeopardise Australian Biosecurity
An extraordinary investigative article called into question much of the information disseminated by the mainstream media on coronavirus. In particular, this piece raises the possibility that coronavirus is either a deliberately leaked bioweapon or a deadly disease that inadvertently escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The full article can be found here. However, in… Continue reading Coronavirus: A Leaked Bioweapon?
In countering critics of liberalism, the establishment left and right tend to mirror each other. This shared defence ostensibly goes along the following lines: Liberalism may have caused significant social, economic and cultural disruption. But these changes must remain impeded lest we irrationally resist the inevitable arc of history. Whatever costs–imposed on the family, religion,… Continue reading Why Liberalism is Insufficient
I wanted to draw out a recent post regarding attacks launched by the Today Show against Brooke Smith, a stay-at-home Australian mother. This post ended with the following: As women become financially self-contained and further to this, ape masculine attributes–assertiveness, abrasiveness, boldness–their appeal dissipates in the eyes of men. This is because distinction, rather than… Continue reading The Solution to Obnoxious Women
Saturday, the Subiaco Post published an article on the effects of coronavirus in Perth. This article lamented over how fears of coronavirus are hurting Chinese people, through reducing restaurant revenues and fostering anti-Chinese bigotry. As could be expected and in response to this epidemic, Australians are being asked to show greater tolerance. Jacquie Chan, the… Continue reading Necessary Alienation From the Coronavirus Epidemic
There is a fascinating clip making the rounds on Twitter from The Today Show. This clip is fascinating in making abundantly explicit what is often implicit: the great contempt held by cultural elites (including the media) for stay-at-home-mothers. This clip can be seen in full below. In a nutshell, it shows panel members of The… Continue reading An Open Assault on Stay at Home Mothers
As could be expected, the news-cycle for the coronavirus epidemic is extremely fast moving. Latest figures from the mainstream media claim 14,000 are infected; information from alternative sources suggest this figure is probably in the millions. Recent numbers aside, this coronavirus epidemic has revealed much about how globalism operates as a first governing principle; one… Continue reading Inadequate Answers to the Coronavirus Epidemic