'Small Government' Conservatism · Conservatism · Cultural Marxism · Culture War · Leftism · Liberalism · Libertarian issues · The Patrick Buchanan Power Struggle

The Conservative Retreat From the Public Sphere

I wrote last this 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… Continue reading The Conservative Retreat From the Public Sphere

Christianity and faith related issues · Coronavirus · Liberalism · Utopian Politics/ Progressivism

We Are Not in Control

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

'Small Government' Conservatism · Aussie Nationalist Landmark Posts · Identitarianism/ White Identity · Liberalism · Materialism · Nationalist/ Tribalist themes · Utopian Politics/ Progressivism

Why Liberalism is Insufficient

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

Culture War · Feminism/ Male rights · Gender Relations · Liberalism

An Open Assault on Stay at Home Mothers

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

Conservatism · Liberalism · The 2020's · Utopian Politics/ Progressivism

Liberal Authoritarianism

As an ideology, Liberalism is most distinguishable in its conception of human nature. Liberals have an optimistic view of humanity, regarding it to have an abiding potential for good that augments over time. In Reflections of an Australian Liberal, F.W. Eggleston captures this idea: I am an optimist, for I believe that the human mind,… Continue reading Liberal Authoritarianism

Aussie Nationalist Landmark Posts · Australian Politics · Culture War · Democracy · Drag Queens · Gay Marriage · Hegemony · Liberalism · Our Guy · Pedophilia

Securing The Democratic Regime

Democracy is defined as a “system in which power is vested in the people and exercised by them through freely elected representatives.” Under our Liberal hegemony, this system is presupposed as moral: of course ‘the people’ should be politically empowered. Yet, just as ‘free speech’ advocates only practice their principles to a tolerable degree, democratists… Continue reading Securing The Democratic Regime

Liberalism · Utopian Politics/ Progressivism

Adam Smith on Morality

Adam Smith, in The Theory of Moral Sentiments, set out what has since become a leading defence for Liberal, secularist morality. Smith opined it was individual self-interest that held together the moral order of society. As part of individual self-interest, humans–due to their value placed in social relationships–desire the approval of others. To acquire this… Continue reading Adam Smith on Morality

Identitarianism/ White Identity · Liberalism

Liberalism As a Means of Undermining Freedom

The latest at Oz Conservative–‘Ginsburg on Feminism’–makes for superb reading. Of particular note, was the implication that Liberalism–specifically, it’s primary offshoot in individual autonomy–has made individuals less free. Here, I wanted to draw out this theme. It is necessary to outline a working definition of freedom. (Of course, there are various other good (and bad)… Continue reading Liberalism As a Means of Undermining Freedom

Feminism/ Male rights · Liberalism

What Liberalism Reaps

A 23 year old Australian–Alex Hepburn–was recently sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for raping a British woman. Last week, this story was all over the Australian media. As an aside, I suspect this has to do with the media perpetuating its favourite rape archetype: the white, ostensibly Ayran male. When in reality, women have far… Continue reading What Liberalism Reaps

Liberalism

The Oz Conservative Guide to Liberalism

Mark Richardson of the Oz Conservative blog is a perspicacious writer–especially when explaining Liberalism and its pitfalls. At a time when Liberalism engulfs our political landscape and is difficult to precisely identify, Mark aptly outlines this ideology’s ramifications. Given this crucial insight, I’ve compiled 5 of my favourite Oz Conservative posts below. Enjoy, and if… Continue reading The Oz Conservative Guide to Liberalism

Aussie Nationalist Landmark Posts · Ethnonationalism vs Civic Nationalism · Identitarianism/ White Identity · Liberalism · Racial Tribalism and Conflict · Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison’s Incoherent View of National Identity

When defining politicians within the current political paradigm, Scott Morrison is a somewhat elusive type. Of course Morrison isn’t ‘our guy’, and remains in general consonance with the Left-Liberal/ Right-Liberal consensus that prevails among both major parties. But for accuracy’s sake and to avoid fermenting a far-right echo chamber, let us extend the man an… Continue reading Scott Morrison’s Incoherent View of National Identity

Democracy · Feminism/ Male rights · Leftism · Liberalism · Sex Differences · Transgenderism · Utopian Politics/ Progressivism

The Sexual Revolution Devours its Children

By Edward Feser, December 27, 2018: In two recent posts, we looked at philosopher Alex Byrne’s criticisms of claims made by some transgender activists to the effect that sex is not binary and that it is socially constructed.  Byrne is by no means the only philosopher alarmed at the increasingly bizarre claims being made by such activists –… Continue reading The Sexual Revolution Devours its Children

Identitarianism/ White Identity · Liberalism

How Identity Empowers the Individual

“In Defence of Identity”, by Oz Conservative, July 22, 2018: It’s not easy to categorise Jordan Peterson. He calls himself a “classic British liberal” but he’s not entirely like the “free market, individual liberty and limited government” right-liberals who have dominated the establishment centre-right parties. For one thing, he is not a materialist in his… Continue reading How Identity Empowers the Individual

Identitarianism/ White Identity · Leftism · Liberalism

The Right- Liberal problem with identity politics

It is important to critique an anti- Western, vindictive, jealous ideology incapable of basic survival, that decries the womb as a patriarchal construct. But adopting real problems for the civilisational crises’ grappling the West, will require more than mocking a few shrieking, brainwashed Social Justice Warriors. Nor for the reasons Oz Conservative brilliantly describes, is… Continue reading The Right- Liberal problem with identity politics

Ethnonationalism · Identitarianism/ White Identity · Liberalism

Western Civilisation is more than ‘shared values’

There are some who speak of Western Civilisation as just being lands filled with the right ideas. These folk often assert migrants can move from anywhere, to the West, and will acquire our ‘shared values’ upon arrival. However, this platitude- centred dogma was largely delegitimised when then Republican candidate Donald Trump, began speaking of Americans… Continue reading Western Civilisation is more than ‘shared values’