President Trump has consistently defended Western Society and its Christian foundations. His Christmas speech is one more welcome incident.
Today’s the day that I’ve been looking very much forward to all year long. It’s one that we have heard and we speak about and we dream about and now as the President of the United States, it’s my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas.
I want to thank everyone who has come together here right in front of the White House, that beautiful, beautiful White House, and everyone watching from home to see the lighting of this incredible national Christmas tree.
For nearly a century, through good times and bad, every president has taken part in this wonderful tradition, first started by President Coolidge. But I was informed tonight that the weather we have is the best it’s been in 25 years. In fact, I said, ‘Is it always like this?’ And the secretary said, ‘Hasn’t been like this for a long time.’ So, we are very lucky.
Finally, in 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation making Christmas a Federal holiday. And I sort of feel we are doing that again. That’s what’s happening.
From the earliest days of our nations, Americans have known Christmas as a time for prayer and worship, for gratitude and good will, for peace and renewal.
Melania and I are full of joy at the start of this very blessed season. We’re thrilled to think of the people across the nation and all across the continent whose spirits are lifted by the miracle of Christmas. Read on…
What contribution did criticism by ‘friends’ make to the political assassination of Tony Abbott? Surely friends’ criticism had to be sound and constructive, and not a help to those treacherous party subversives who wanted Abbott gone no matter what.
Andrew Bolt opened the first program of the 2015 ‘Bolt Report’ with an interview with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He prefaced his interview by saying the Tony Abbott was his friend and he regretted having criticised him for breaking promises and awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. The Prime Minister smiled weakly giving the impression he had doubts about Bolt’s kind of friendship. Who could blame him? For no sooner had Bolt finished his declaration of friendship than he began to pound the prime minister all over again for just those misdemeanours – breaking promises and awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. But there was a difference this time. Continue reading “Recalling criticisms of Prime Minister Tony Abbott”
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Australians have turned out en masse to celebrate the results of the nationwide survey on legislating same sex marriage.
The affirmative result of the historic ballot was announced on Wednesday morning, and people from all walks of life have been in celebration mode since.
As the night wore on, the celebrations became freer, with many attendees baring their bodies in support of the historic Yes vote.
Earlier in the day, incredible pictures showed some of Australia’s busiest streets jam-packed with people holding rainbow flags, wearing sequins, and dancing as they express their joy at the nation’s decision to legalise same sex marriage. Read on…
The photo above is a cropped photo of a mural on the wall of Botany Bay Hotel Newtown. The most offensive part of the mural has been removed. The full mural was posted with much admiration and approval by Nick Connellan on Melbourne Broadsheet.:
A slow clap for Scott Marsh, if you please. The artist has delivered some savage murals over the past few years…But this? This might take the cake, simply for how quickly it went up. Marsh finished the mural less than an hour ago, after starting on the back of the Botany View Hotel in Newtown at 6am yesterday. “I was pretty confident it would be a ‘yes’ vote,” he says.
If not, he says he had some minor alterations prepared to change the message accordingly. We don’t know what those alterations were, but we have to say, we kinda like it the way it turned out.
Connellan was not the only one to express unrestrained admiration for the mural and its intention. The twitter of the mural has scored to date 4500+ likes and 240 comments mainly from the type in today’s Australia that expresses the most extreme bigotry.
These are people who would crowd around the scaffold sucking on beer cans and moronically yelling obscenities if a Christian was a about to fall.
The persecution is gearing up.
Media commentators in Australia who describe themselves as conservative or are described by others as conservative joined the media frenzy in response to Tony Abbott’s awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. In the main, the reasons for their outrage and ferocious criticism of Abbott were the same as those of the leftist media whom they generally execrate. How could this be?
Their reasons were a sufficient explanation, they appeared to imply. Abbott was returning to the colonial past; the awards were anachronistic; Abbot was fatally enamoured of the Royal Family and the monarchy; the award was totally inappropriate on Australia Day; it was an insult to Australia and Australians; and so it went on in that vein. Continue reading “That Knighthood and Tony Abbott’s ideas on cultural links”
During his long term as Australia’s prime minister (1996-2007), John Howard made a distinction between promises or undertakings that were ‘core’ and those that were ‘non-core’. He made the distinction in response to an accusation that he had gone back on an undertaking. Some undertakings, he said, have to be reversed because of changed circumstances. It seemed an unexceptionable explanation, but the words had hardly passed his lips when a howling of abuse, ridicule and scorn arose from the Left like a cloud of red dust blowing in from the outback. The ABC/Fairfax coalition went to town, confident that such an absurd declaration by a conservative they hated just a touch less than Tony Abbott would give them years of fun. Indeed, their confidence was not misplaced. Continue reading “‘Core’ vs. ‘non-core promise’ is a legitimate distinction”
Questions continue to be raised about Tony Abbott’s political position. One leftist critic from his student days said no one knew what Abbott ‘stood for’. Others, including a well-known political commentator, have questioned his conservative credentials. In 2013, I took up the question of Abbott’s political philosophy in a commentary on David Marr’s 2012 fictive piece on Abbott in The Quarterly Essay, for which he won a literary award. I reproduce it here, revised and updated.
The first two sentences in David Marr’s 2012 postmodernist essay on Tony Abbott (Tony Abbott: The Making of a Political Animal) read: ‘Australia doesn’t want Tony Abbott. We never have.’
Postmodernism is all about free-flowing fantasy where the rules of reason (normally understood) are thrown out the window as remnants of rigid oppressive patriarchy. In these two sentences we have a wonderful example. Australia for David Marr is identified with Marr’s class – that superior class made up of fervid homosexual and feminist activists gallantly in the vanguard of the Left’s long march through our institutions. The rest of us are homophobic non-persons who, if justice prevailed, would be put outside the walls. Continue reading “Tony Abbott and the Left’s postmodernist fog”
Austin Ruse, President of C-Fam (Center for Family and Human Rights), provides a list of the billionaires supporting far-left causes. It is a cause for satisfaction that the subversive activities of the malignant obscenely rich George Soros are brought increasingly before the public eye. But there are others working collectively to destroy the moral and political foundations of Western Civilization.
You have heard of billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates. You’ve heard of Warren Buffet and George Soros. But have you heard of Chuck Feeney? Tim Gill? How about John Styker.
Each are hard-left billionaires who have targeted the family, and the unborn at the UN and on the ground around the world.
Fact: Bill and Melinda Gates are spending hundreds of millions to spread dangerous contraceptives throughout the developing world, especially targeting Catholic communities in African. They are a driving force at the UN. Melinda Gates says she is a faithful Catholic.
Fact: George Soros, worth $23 billion, has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-life and anti-family groups active at the UN, including Catholics for Choice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood and many more.
Fact: Chuck Feeney single-handedly funded the campaign in Catholic Ireland to legalize homosexual marriage. Right now, he is spending millions to overturn Ireland’s pro-life law, one of the last countries in the world to fully protect the unborn child.
Fact: Warren Buffet has contributed more than $1 billion to pro-abortion groups. Buffet has an especial fondness for the “inter-uterine device”, a nasty piece of plastic that renders a woman’s womb hostile to the unborn child. Warren Buffet also funds something called “Mifepristone”, a highly dangerous injectable contraceptive used on African women.
Fact: Billionaire Tim Gill spends millions in support of radical LGBT groups working at the UN to advance a wicked agenda. These groups are not merely looking for “nondiscrimination”. They are gunning for dominance. They are working toward burning down the authority of the Catholic Church.