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Prophet and Loss

Prophet and Loss

Ideas can be dangerous. Among the most dangerous are those that are utopian and therefore bear little or no relevance to the real world. In recent years, a popular but ill-considered utopian idea has been multiculturalism. This ideology appeals to impractical idealists and was readily adopted by the Left, which
The Myth of Beneficent Multiculturalism

The Myth of Beneficent Multiculturalism

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has stated on his official website: “Diversity is strength; tolerance is natural.” This is a nice message, but it is entirely questionable if this statement is supported by the historical evidence which teaches us that too much ‘cultural diversity’ may well lead to more intolerance,  the
We’ve Boundless Plains to Share

We’ve Boundless Plains to Share

One of the most common responses during the recent referendum on the Voice was “If not now, when?”  While it sounded like a statement of demand, it  was also the wrong question, which should have been “If now, what?” According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 900,000 Australians claim
Australia, That Zincing Feeling

Australia, That Zincing Feeling

Hard on the heels of hearing about Alcoa slashing its production of alumina in Victoria, came the news of Sorbent moving its manufacturing of toilet rolls to foreign parts – we can only hope that standards are maintained – and then, just the other day, we learnt BHP is probably
The Latest Feminist Phallacy

The Latest Feminist Phallacy

How quickly can men respond to a female red flag? That’s a critical issue highlighted by our new “affirmative consent” laws, where not only is consent required throughout sexual activity, but women can pull the plug whenever they feel like it. And men are expected to snap to attention and
When Race Matters Above All Else

When Race Matters Above All Else

Keen observers of race relations in Australia notice that governments and organisations continuously promote the allocation of special rights to indigenous Australians. This practice is wide-ranging and involves the distribution of burdens and benefits on the simple grounds of a person’s race, a characteristic over which people have no control.
Not Far Removed from Primordial Ooze

Not Far Removed from Primordial Ooze

Everyone believes in evolution, just not in the same evolution. Take an isolated idyllic island where lives a society of peaceful native islanders. One awful day, through a strange quirk of winds and currents, a temporary land bridge to a close-by island appears. A pack of fleet-footed predators come across.
The Biden Crack-up Countdown

The Biden Crack-up Countdown

A few months from now — around late summer, quite likely — it will all become clear, a burst of blinding hindsight, how the first few weeks of February began Joe Biden’s end. Donald Trump has been saying for months the incumbent won’t be on the ballot, that the Democrats
Court Throws Trudeau under a Truck

Court Throws Trudeau under a Truck

Back in 1944 during the brutal fighting in the Second World War there was a landmark US Supreme Court decision called Korematsu which upheld the internment of Japanese Americans from the US west coast.  The US Bill of Rights was of zero help to Mr. Korematsu.  And, of course, this
Bruce Pascoe, Comfortably in the Black

Bruce Pascoe, Comfortably in the Black

Would-be Aborigine Uncle Bruce Pascoe is Melbourne University’s Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture. It’s a red-letter day when his entities deliver their annual reports. I’m feasting on these just-out 2022-23 accounts like a seagull at a packet of chips. His directorships are at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, a welfare co-op based

Prophet and Loss

Prophet and Loss
Ideas can be dangerous. Among the most dangerous are those that are utopian and therefore bear little or no relevance to the real world. In recent years, a popular but ill-considered utopian idea has been multiculturalism. This ideology appeals to impractical idealists and was readily adopted by the Left, which

The Myth of Beneficent Multiculturalism

The Myth of Beneficent Multiculturalism
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has stated on his official website: “Diversity is strength; tolerance is natural.” This is a nice message, but it is entirely questionable if this statement is supported by the historical evidence which teaches us that too much ‘cultural diversity’ may well lead to more intolerance,  the

We’ve Boundless Plains to Share

We’ve Boundless Plains to Share
One of the most common responses during the recent referendum on the Voice was “If not now, when?”  While it sounded like a statement of demand, it  was also the wrong question, which should have been “If now, what?” According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 900,000 Australians claim

Australia, That Zincing Feeling

Australia, That Zincing Feeling
Hard on the heels of hearing about Alcoa slashing its production of alumina in Victoria, came the news of Sorbent moving its manufacturing of toilet rolls to foreign parts – we can only hope that standards are maintained – and then, just the other day, we learnt BHP is probably

The Latest Feminist Phallacy

The Latest Feminist Phallacy
How quickly can men respond to a female red flag? That’s a critical issue highlighted by our new “affirmative consent” laws, where not only is consent required throughout sexual activity, but women can pull the plug whenever they feel like it. And men are expected to snap to attention and

When Race Matters Above All Else

When Race Matters Above All Else
Keen observers of race relations in Australia notice that governments and organisations continuously promote the allocation of special rights to indigenous Australians. This practice is wide-ranging and involves the distribution of burdens and benefits on the simple grounds of a person’s race, a characteristic over which people have no control.

Not Far Removed from Primordial Ooze

Not Far Removed from Primordial Ooze
Everyone believes in evolution, just not in the same evolution. Take an isolated idyllic island where lives a society of peaceful native islanders. One awful day, through a strange quirk of winds and currents, a temporary land bridge to a close-by island appears. A pack of fleet-footed predators come across.

The Biden Crack-up Countdown

The Biden Crack-up Countdown
A few months from now — around late summer, quite likely — it will all become clear, a burst of blinding hindsight, how the first few weeks of February began Joe Biden’s end. Donald Trump has been saying for months the incumbent won’t be on the ballot, that the Democrats

Court Throws Trudeau under a Truck

Court Throws Trudeau under a Truck
Back in 1944 during the brutal fighting in the Second World War there was a landmark US Supreme Court decision called Korematsu which upheld the internment of Japanese Americans from the US west coast.  The US Bill of Rights was of zero help to Mr. Korematsu.  And, of course, this

Bruce Pascoe, Comfortably in the Black

Bruce Pascoe, Comfortably in the Black
Would-be Aborigine Uncle Bruce Pascoe is Melbourne University’s Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture. It’s a red-letter day when his entities deliver their annual reports. I’m feasting on these just-out 2022-23 accounts like a seagull at a packet of chips. His directorships are at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, a welfare co-op based