Category Archives: Political Correctness

Scholars of the left debunk faux Aboriginal’s book of nonsense

Ever since Bruce Pascoe’s book first slithered from the press, it has had a thrashing over its inaccuracies, exaggerations, and baseless assertions. Because those slamming the book were perceived to be on the conservative side of politics, the criticisms were ignored or sneeringly dismissed. As expected, foremost among the critics of the conservatives’ view were ABC people. Their comments and support for Dark Emu showed they had uncritically swallowed Pascoe’s dodgy dish.

That grubby foul-mouthed Benjamin Law said, ‘Dark Emu will calibrate everything you know about Aboriginal architecture, engineering and agriculture on this continent.’ Political commentator Patricia Karvelas claimed that Dark Emu made ‘heavy use of primary extracts – it’s all there.’ Well, it wasn’t all there. It’s a mild criticism to say the book is a lot of rubbish. It deserves a lot more.

But now two academics of the left have written book to debunk the hoax (see below). But do you think the left will back down? Not on your life. Dark Emu is a massive propaganda tool. The left will not let it go without a struggle.

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Debunking Dark Emu: did the publishing phenomenon get it wrong?

In 2014, Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu revolutionised interpretations of Indigenous history, arguing that Aboriginal people engaged in agriculture, irrigation and construction prior to the arrival of Europeans. Now, in a new book, two highly respected academics say that there is little evidence for these claims.

By Stuart Rintoul, The Age, JUNE 12, 2021

The walls of Peter Sutton’s home in country South Australia are hung with ghosts – black-and-white photographs he has collected from second-hand shops over the years, the long-gone people he calls “poignant strangers”, staring out from the past, without families who want or remember them.

It’s a rambling old house of stone and timber, everything you would expect an anthropologist’s home to be: rooms filled with books, papers, a large volume of genealogies of Wik families from Cape York among whom he has spent much of his professional life, including some 2000 records of births and deaths. Sutton has spent many decades with the Wik people; danced with them, cried with them. There are other records, from western Arnhem Land, Daly River, the Murranji Track – ghost road of the drovers, Central Australia and the corner country of the Lake Eyre basin.

Sprawled across a dining room table is an almost-finished book about the early 20th century Queensland anthropologist Ursula Hope McConnel, who was brave and brilliant and solitary.

Sutton is one of Australia’s leading anthropologists. A gifted linguist, rigorous, sometimes controversial, a debunker of myths who stood, grief-stricken, in the little cemetery at Aurukun, on the west coast of Cape York, in September 2000 and began to think the thoughts that gradually formed themselves into his heretical essay and then book, The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus, which exposed the gulf between progressive ambition and dysfunctional reality in Aboriginal communities.

Quietly spoken, with a restless curiosity, independent-minded Sutton is now almost 75 years old but doesn’t seem it. An outsider in many ways throughout his life, he was born in working-class Port Melbourne at a time when men in hats and shabby suits played two-up on the other side of his grandmother’s back fence.Advertisement.

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First nations – NOble savage or just savage?

Bruce Pascoe’s book DARK EMU strove to paint a picture of Aboriginal culture before European settlement that was all peace and harmony and in many respects superior to the hated white man’s culture. His bestselling work was swallowed greedily by Australia’s woke/PC class (particularly the ABC) no matter how much it contradicted previous scholarly findings.

One aspect that historians before Bruce found common to all Aboriginal tribes was the mind-numbing violence they inflicted on each other, externally with other tribes and internally where the men murdered each other and beat the hell out of their women.

In the age of (European) exploration, the most developed countries of Europe settled mostly in lands where First Nations people lived: Australia, North and South America, Canada, Africa. Again, what was common to the primitive tribes on those lands was the violence. The tribes warred with each other, sparring no extent of brutality, many indulging in cannibalism. Some First Nations people had elaborate religious ceremonies during which all manner of people were sacrifice to the gods. The Spaniards could not believe what they witnessed among the Aztecs, for example.

Just an few hundred miles to the North of the Mayan tribes (today’s Mexico) were the Indian tribes on the Southern Plains (Texas). They included the Apaches and the Comanches. Before white people settled in the area, the dreaded Comanches had driven all the other tribes from the plains, their natural homeland, some hounded to the point of extinction. The Comanches spared no one. Men, women and children were slaughtered in their raids, Women were led away as captives to be gang-raped. The video Comanche War Raids gives a look into the delightful culture of that First Nation tribe.

Bruce Pascoe has turned out to be a fraud and DARK EMU a political work of nonsense.

Who will save us from these ideological crackpots?

The Killing of History

Keith Windschuttle, Quadrant, 13 May 2021

When little else in the world makes sense, history is the defining discipline. It carries extraordinarily important lessons for us and the future that we seek to shape. It can demolish prejudice. It is a reminder that there are hard decisions that have to be made, and the importance of making them and not shying away from them. And it can also inspire and point us to new horizons … We cannot, in facing our future, in the most consequential geopolitical realignment in our lifetimes, abandon what Arthur Schlesinger described as “historic purpose”. We have to be informed by a sense of not only who we are, but from where we have come.  
                     —Brendan Nelson, on launching A Liberal State: 1926–1966 by David Kemp

The audience at the launch in Sydney on April 29 of the fourth volume of David Kemp’s monumental history of Australian Liberalism nodded in agreement at Nelson’s comments on the centrality of history to understanding society. He described the book of his former ministerial colleague in the Howard government as a “towering masterpiece” which he wished he had read at the outset of his political career: “It brings so much understanding and enlightenment to who we are and where we are today.” (The book is reviewed in detail by William Poulos in our Books section in the upcoming June issue.)

On the night, those attending were obviously pleased with the impact both the book and its three companion volumes were likely to have on the future writing of political history in Australia and on the reputation of the single most influential character in Kemp’s latest narrative, Robert Gordon Menzies. The organiser of the book launch, the Menzies Research Centre’s Nick Cater, also announced that he had just signed a deal with the University of Melbourne to host the Robert Menzies Institute, a prime ministerial library and museum with Georgina Downer as executive director. Everyone hearing this felt things were looking up.

The next day, reality returned with a vengeance. The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority released the new national school curriculum for history from Years Seven to Ten. None of its content bore any resemblance to that of David Kemp’s book. The curriculum has no analysis of the origins and history within Australia of liberalism or democracy. No appreciation of the degree of political, social and economic freedom enjoyed by all Australian citizens. Nothing to give any idea of how Australia became the prosperous, civilised country it has long been. No clue about why the great majority of Australians feel so lucky to live here.

The curriculum contains no mention of Robert Menzies or his political rivals John Curtin and Ben Chifley, or of any other of our prime ministers. No mention of other long-serving leaders such as Bob Hawke or John Howard. Yet there are plenty of names of other political identities that students will be required to study. Here is one list from the syllabus for Year Ten:

William Cooper, Jack Patten, Sir Douglas Nicholls, Lady Gladys Nicholls, Vincent Lingiari, Charles Perkins, Shirley Smith, Gladys Elphick, Essie Coffey, Joyce Clague, Roberta (Bobbi) Sykes, Gary Foley, Michael Anderson, Eddie Koiki Mabo, Lowitja O’Donoghue

There is no prize for guessing what they have in common. They are all Aboriginal political activists. These are the people the curriculum wants young Australians to regard as our most historically significant.

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Has AMERICA been OCCUPIED?

Professor Sheldon compares the present state of America with the occupation of France by the Nazis and Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union. Is this extreme hyperbole? Who could argue about those he calls the occupier? Only those who belong to the occupying class. They, of course, consider themselves liberators as they survey the cultural wreckage of the last fifty years – and the neighborhoods of the poor they burnt down during 2020.

AMERICA THE OCCUPIED

Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon, GEN Z Conservative, 25 April 2021

The United States is now an occupied country. As France was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II or Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Each had its native minions: the Vichy French government in France; the various Communist Parties in Poland, Romania, etc.; and our native puppets are Democrats.

 What power lies behind occupied America? China? A Globalist Coalition? The EU? A combination of these? I’m not sure.

This Occupation began with the “soft” conquest of culture: drugs, lawlessness; propagandized education; censored media; economic collapse; government corruption; and moral decline; before the Invasion of actual forces in mass immigration, lobbyist control of policy and foreign armies (disguised as “diversity and inclusion”).

WE liberated France from its Nazi Occupiers and Eastern Europe from its Soviet Control. Who will liberate US? I cannot think of another country who could/would help us, with the possible exception of Israel, who has an interest in a strong, independent ally – its only real ally in the world. Trump did much to bolster that ancient alliance as well as American cultural values before he was “defeated”.

Of course, the Nazi and Soviet Occupiers were already collapsing internally by their dysfunctional systems before they got pushed off the edge by the Allies. I’ll never forget the picture of the new Polish Pope, John Paul II, standing next to the Soviet puppet General Jaruzelski. His Holiness stood holding his hands together gazing with a Papal Smile on the miserable puppet dictator who literally trembled under the gaze of spiritual authority and Polish heritage.

 One benefit of being under Occupation is a certain solidarity of the true citizens: to work together, help each other, resist the Occupier and its pathetic puppet minions. I already feel a new bond among true Americans.

 I don’t know how this latest Occupation will end. I expect we will be delivered by a combination of resilient American culture, friendly allies, and the Grace of God.

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Falling testosterone and sperm levels – Who could care?

Brittany Sellner deals with a serious issue in her latest video SOMETHING SCARY IS HAPPENING TO MEN. Indeed, it is not only a question of life and death, but (literally) of the future of the human race if nothing is done about it. The effete white race will be the first to go.

It is another of those signs that we are witnessing the suicide of a civilization – namely white European civilization, a very pleasing thought to the white revolutionary elite who tirelessly work to collapse their culture, and in some cases to surrender their country to invented or fabricated claims.

The issue is the tumbling sperm counts and testosterone levels in white European countries, both long and recently settled. Brittany provides some ‘scary’ figures.

‘Sperm counts among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined more than 59% from 1973 to 2011, according to a meta-analysis Shanna Swan wrote in 2017.’

‘At the current rate, half of those men will have no sperm by 2045 while the other half will have a very low count.’

She quotes from a tweet that claims, ‘An average 22-year-old today has roughly the same testosterone levels as a 67-year-old had in 2000.’

That’s enough to give a frightening picture of the future. But what interest, she asks, have the dominant political class for this deadly situation? Anyone who reads a newspaper or goes online knows the answer: not the slightest bit of interest.

Our dominant political class is too busy with men dressed as women and enforcing the correct pronouns – and destroying those who dissent.

Brittany outlines possible causes and possible remedies. But is it too late amid drag queens, homosexual marriage and men thinking they’re women for a big enough majorioty of men to grow a ball?

The stunning Duchess of Cambridge

Most reports about the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were favourable, acknowledging the solemn, affecting dignity of the ceremony. None complained that it was too long at three hours. But there was something else that unexpectedly attracted the attention of people worldwide.

It was the royal elegance and beauty of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, recorded in a series of stunning photographs. One in particular had Catherine staring directly into the camera, her ivory complexion and sparkling clear green eyes mesmerizing the onlooker. Here was the sort of ethereal female beauty, the feminine mystique, that many men once found the ideal and which feminists went about destroying . Now we are brought to vomiting in revulsion by the likes of Cadi B. It’s where Betty Friedman took female beauty.

See the photos in Yahoo News Prince Philip in the First Royal Funeral.

Porter already Guilty – Annette Kimmitt of MinterEllison

In an astounding email to her 2,500 staff, Annette Kimmitt, CEO of Australia’s largest law firm, MinterEllison, apologised for the ‘pain’ caused by the firm’s acceptance of Christian Porter as client. One of her senior lawyers, Peter Barlett, well-known defamation expert, accepted the brief.

Christian Porter is presently the target of the media mob for allegedly raping his 16-year-old girlfriend 33 years ago when he was seventeen. Take note: 33 years ago, when Porter was seventeen-years-old.

Kimmitt wrote in her email, “The nature of this matter is clearly causing hurt to some of you, and it has certainly triggered hurt for me.” Poor Annette, to have to endure a bit of hurt. Boo-hoo.

In an oblique reprimand of Bartlett, Kimmitt explained that he had accepted Porter without going through the firm’s process of approval.

As I say, this action by the CEO of Australia’s largest law firm is utterly astounding. Like the media mob, to which she has joined herself, she is declaring Christian Porter guilty before the legal processes have begun.

What’s she doing in the law, leaving aside the question of what she’s doing as a lawyer, and what she’s doing heading up a law firm? Has she not heard of the principle, ‘innocent until found guilty’?

What has happened to the law in Australia? Was not the Pell Affair enough to show Australia’s legal system is on the slide to Salem Witch Hunt and the Dreyfus Affair territory? Apparently not.

Annette Kimitt has joined Louise Milligan’s Sixth Grade Spiteful Girls’ Club. Louise and her pals are the ultimate bone-pointing legal authority. Once they point the bone, that’s it. The guilty may as well lie down and die. There’s nothing they can do or say.

See reports in the Age and Guardian.

The truth about Aboriginal disadvantage

Loudest voices come from the cities, not the bush

Jacinta Nampijinpa, The Australian, 5 January 2021

Despite Closing the Gap, there remains a seven-year difference in life expectancy between the cities and the bush.
Despite Closing the Gap, there remains a seven-year difference in life expectancy between the cities and the bush.

Our political leaders don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Heads of Aboriginal organisations don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Policymakers don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Those with the loudest voices pushing to change the date of Australia Day — or for a voice to parliament — don’t live in the bush, they live in the cities.

The cities are where the activists and their credulous supporters live among some of Australia’s most privileged. The cities are where the “progressive” media lives and the frame through which it views and reports to the rest of Australia. The cities are where the universities indoctrinate with much of their politically correct ideological teachings, delivered by academics who’ve never lived in remote Indigenous communities yet who bombard parliamentary inquiries and grant application channels with recommendations that fail to even grasp Indigenous disadvantage.

This is part of the reason decades of attempts to address Indigenous disadvantage have fallen short of accomplishing the outcomes needed to fix the ongoing raft of problems. Indigenous Australians in regional remote areas still face dire circumstances.

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Paradigm Progressive pitch

For around four weeks before Christmas – at least, it seemed that long – Facebook people were treated to a pitch for a ‘new progressive party that was transparent, open and easy to join’ – the usual rhetoric of the left. Those that have long observed ‘progressive’ (meaning hard-left) parties know that they are anything but simple, transparent and open. They are usually full of frauds with an abundance of tricks to fool the gullible.

The pitcher did not identify himself, but like the good collectivist he obviously is, he identified his political group: Australian Progressive Media. One wonders whether that is the name of the progressive party he is pitching for, or the name of an media organization – not that it matters to the job at hand.

It is an unfortunate irony that the pitcher presents a paradigm image of the hard-left activist. The hard-left activist is usually male, around thirty, unshaven, short hair, and dishevelled with a sweaty unwashed look. He is a fanatic, totally feminized and homosexualised with testosterone levels at a frightening low.

His basic thesis is that the Australian Labor Party and the hard-left Greens have had their day. Australians, most of whom, he asserts, entertain progressive ideas, are crying out for a new progressive party to take the country out of the do-nothing decaying world of the conservatives and lead it into a glorious future where climate change, sustainability, blah, blah, blah are the central concern of government. All is needed is for the people to organized themselves and to choose able leaders which, he implies, they are yet to do. It is an old story with the usual dodgy message.

But we should take this feminised, homosexualised radical seriously. The left are terrific organizers and manipulators. That’s the reason they have, working outside the official democratic processes, captured the major institutions of the country and can cancel their opponents at will. The public service, secondary and tertiary education, the media, and (unbelievably) many corporations are in the hands of the left. It is only in government that conservatives can exercise power – for now. Who knows how long they can last against a traitor class that continues its effective program of subversion.

Has the Owl of Minerva taken flight?

Professor Sheldon’s description of the collapse of the political order in America applies just as much to Australia. The disgusting cultural self-loathing of the dominant political class on display on Australia Day (26 January) is enough to fill ordinary Australians with despair. If the Owl of Minerva does represent wisdom, knowledge and thought, she has certainly taken flight out of Australia.

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The Owl of Minerva and the Night of America

Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon, Gen Z Conservative

The German philosopher Hegel famously said of political history “The Owl of Minerva takes Flight at Dusk.”

From Greek mythology, this Owl represented Wisdom, Knowledge, Thought, the Ideology of a Social System. When that political order was finished, about to end, its Thought System had reached its zenith. The Ideology justifying an era reached full development just as that order collapsed.

The thought system of the seemingly predominant order of Liberalism, Globalism, Radicalism now seems predominant. It has just established total power in the government by means of manipulation and intrigue, corruption and censorship. But these are not methods of a young, strong, healthy regime, but of an old, weak, desperate, dying system. Medieval ideology and “show” reached its zenith just as feudalism, monarchy, and the Divine Right of Kings collapsed and was supplanted by industry, trade, and republican government.

          The triumph of Democratic Globalism and its Ideology of Diversity, Perversity, and Relativism ascends just as a new system of technology, living and working, more compatible with traditional American ideals of individualism with community, freedom, and rights (see my book, THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON) emerges.

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