Socially and politically oriented Youtube channels often interview authors of books that have captured the reading public’s attention.
The books below attracted my attention because they give powerful arguments and evidence against the Woke class’s condemnation of Western Civilization.
The final two by Timothy Gordon and his wife, Stephanie, are so ‘out there’ on the fringes for most conservatives that they will not consider them. The books, however, restate age-old beliefs about men’s natural leadership and women’s role as organizer of the domestic sphere.
I intend to add to the list whenever I come across book of similar interest.
One has to look for the non-ideological municipal councils across Australia to discover just how few have not lost their reason and subscribed to wokism. That would be easier than counting those who have been hijacked by the extreme Green-Left. The only question about the hijacking is the degree of lunacy.
When it comes to lunacy, Stonnington Council in an affluent area of inner Melbourne, must take the prize. They truly are what Tony Abbott called a bunch of millionaire lefties, turning on the people they shake down to gather their funds.
I thought the Mornington Peninsula Council was the champion of green-left wokist lunacy, but Stonnington trumps Mornington.
Wokist green-left councils have a range of crackpot policies that usually go against the wishes of the majority. Mornington shines in this respect. The population of the Mornington Peninsula consists of mostly retirees. It is fact that people of retiring age have no interest in leftist policies in general let alone the crackpottery of the woke class.
But do you think the Mornington Peninsula Council takes notice of the many complaints about their green-left wokist policies. Not on your life. That juvenile bunch of councillors simply give their finger to the oldies – in reality telling them to go and get stuffed. They won’t be changing anything, they have declare.
As I say, the Stonnington councillors have this Christmas season taken wokist action that defies all belief – and puts wokist Mornington to shame. Wokist unreason has so overtaken them that they made up and had printed (obviously at great cost) the street greeting in the photo below. They just could not bring themselves to wish the people of Stonnington a Merry Christmas.
Most normal people would be deeply embarrassed to be found guilty of such idiocy. Not the wokist/green left. Ideology will always overcome feelings of stupidity.
Of course, we are by now familiar with the justification of such imbecility: inclusiveness. They don’t want people of other cultures feeling left out. A little thought about the argument would show it is contradictory.
Christmas is a centuries old European tradition. Cutting it up in the manner below is to wipe it out. The sign below is an insult to most Australians. Second, to desecrate the tradition of Christmas in favor of other traditions is to admit the integrity of a tradition per se. But surely it is contradictory – at least a double standard – to recognise the integrity of the traditions of foreign cultures but to deny those of Australia.
False and stupid reasoning is of no account to those governed by ideology – an ideology that is bigoted, anti-white, and anglophobic.
Local councils have served their purpose, especially now that the wokist/green left class has taken possession of them. It’s time to get rid of them.
‘Absurd woke-ism’: City of Stonnington urged to “Reinstate ‘Merry Christmas”
A group of inner-Melbourne residents have slammed their local council for removing the word “Christmas” from its holiday messaging.
A small group of inner-east Melbourne residents have slammed their local council for removing the word “Christmas” from its “inclusive” holiday messaging.
This year, the City of Stonnington elected to use the slogan “Make Merry” in some of its public messaging and decorations for the Christmas period.
At the time of publication, some 200 residents of the local government area, which covers some of the state’s wealthiest suburbs, including Armadale, Kooyong, Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak and Windsor, have signed a petition demanding the municipality: “Reinstate ‘Merry Christmas.”.
“While we appreciate efforts to promote inclusivity, we believe this change may unintentionally diminish the cultural and religious significance of Christmas for many residents,” petition lead Mikhail Anossovitch wrote
Stonnington City Council has come under fire for its ‘Make Merry’ Christmas decorations
“Christmas is a time-honoured celebration, and the phrase “Merry Christmas” has long been embraced as a warm and traditional greeting.”
Ms Anossovitch said the community respected the “importance of diversity but argued the change threatened “diluting the unique cultural heritage associated with this festive season.”
“We kindly request that the local council reconsider this change and restore “Merry Christmas” on holiday signs,” she wrote.
Some of the hundreds who signed the petition also shared their thoughts on the council’s decision.
“Christmas is special and does not offend any of my colleagues and friends of other faiths – it only seems to offend atheists in the main so why should they have such disproportionate influence over these decisions,” one wrote.
Few commentators speak with such precision and clarity on the way cultural Marxism has infected and poisoned the institutions of Western Civilization.
Victor Davis Hanson on Wars, Woke Culture, and the Fall of America’s Institutions
Victor Davis Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, political commentator, and farmer. He says cultural Marxism inside our major institutions and American weakness abroad have led to chaos around the world. Victor joins PragerU CEO Marissa Streit to provide clarity about the wars in Ukraine and Israel and give insight into the collapse of America’s borders and universities.
Paul Joseph Watson is untiring in his attacks on the woke elite oppressing the non-woke – especially the Anglo world. He has 1.93 million subscribers/followers. His youtube videos are short but powerful. Below is his latest:
A long review of one’s cultural antecedents would reveal that the past has been a process of growth, adjustments, defeats, revival, consolidations until the present time. Take what I regard as Australian history. Time travel would take the majority of Australians back to the United Kingdom. From there, we would go back through the centuries, through migrations, invasions, colonization, and consolidation to the tribes of Northwestern Europe. From there one goes into the haze of pre-history or unrecorded history.
The point is that the above phases are a natural part of human history, a part of the nation into which one is born at a particular time. A country, a nation or a people is not illegitimate because it was the result of colonization and migration. Indeed, the new stable consolidation erases and supersedes whatever was prior to it.
However, one can make a moral and social judgment about a particular phase of migration and colonization. Prof. Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and canon of Christ Church Cathedral does so in his new book, Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning . Professor Biggar is interviewed by Peter Whittle on The New Culture Forum.
Richard Harrison & Frank Salter, Quadrant, 28 April 2022
Part 1 of this series examined antipathy towards Anglos, who were defined as: people descended from the indigenous population of the British Isles in Australia and overseas as well as those who have assimilated into those populations.
We named this hatred “Anglophobia” in line with other forms of hostility such as homophobia and Islamophobia. As Anglophobia is a form of racism, various dimensions of racism were discussed along with related sociological concepts. Types of Anglophobia were described under the headings vilification, discrimination and violence.
In Part 2 we continue examining types of vilification, especially Critical Race Theory. This ideology has expanded to become an industry, impinging negatively on popular culture, education and much more. Connected topics include the claim that only white people can be racist because racism is a form of power, the replacement of Anglo identity in historical movies, and the firing of a producer of the British television drama Midsomer Murders. Finally, we examine how the accusation of “white supremacism” levelled at Anglo culture is contradicted by that culture not having the highest incomes or educational outcomes.
[4. Are considered prone to racism according to the ideology of “Critical Race Theory”, even when no direct evidence of racism exists.]
In a brazenly bias act that demonstrated the helpless ideological bent of the mainstream media, political journalists led by the hacks from the ABC, the Age, the Guardian, and the Sydney Morning Herald began calling Liberals who opposed Tony Abbott, ‘moderate’ Liberals. This was to distinguish Liberals who subscribed to a left-wing woke view of the world from the ‘far-right’ ( read conservative) Liberals who supported Tony Abbott. And the label, despite its transparently brazen prejudice, stuck.
‘Moderate’ when applied to a Liberal is code for subscribing to a Marxist position on abortion, the unending program of LGBTG+++, sexualising of children, homosexual marriage, open borders, Aboriginal separatism, and lately the crackpot ideology of transgenderism that has males competing in female sports, thus destroying sport for females.
The latest ‘moderate’ Liberal to publicly wear the badge of intolerant Liberal lefty is Matt Kean, the NSW State Liberal Government’s treasurer. Kean is a man for whom the conservative can justly have loads of disgust and contempt.
Kean showed his fat ‘moderate’ head above the trenches in response to Katherine Deves’s position on transgenderism. Attractive Deves is the newly selected Liberal candidate for the federal seat of Waringah, currently held by the very limited wokist, Zali Steggall. Deves uttered opinions in very colorful language about transgenderism and woman’s sport with which every conservative worthy of the name would heartily agree and approve – both the position and the language. Fathead Matt lost his temper and joined the media pile-on. Here is his spray as reported by the ABC:
Mr Kean, who is a leader of the moderate faction in New South Wales, told the ABC there should be no room for her views inside the Liberal Party.
“She’s got to go,” Mr Kean said.
“There is no place for that vile bigotry in a mainstream political party or quite frankly anywhere.
“I am sick of people turning a blind eye to it.”
Kean later supported his outburst to the ABC with extra detail. He tweeted:
There is no place in a mainstream political party for bigotry. Coming out as Trans would be hugely challenging, especially for kids, and political leaders should be condemning the persecution of people based on their gender, not participating in it.
Kean, like the usual unreflective ideologically-enslaved wokist, begs the question – as any discriminating philosophy 101 student could tell you. He assumes what is at issue, namely transgenderism. You see, Matt, transgenderism is a theory in which there are problems screaming for clarification and justification. There are issues of rights (of women), of biology and psychology that for a person of average intelligence and good will need clarification. You need to defend your position, and not like a bloated commissar lazily dismiss opposition with abuse and call for their destruction.
On his own implicit principles, Matt Kean is a vile bigot.
How does a politician like Matt Kean survive in the Liberal Party of Robert Menzies, let alone hold a crucial portolio? Well, the process of infiltration of inimical people and ideas into the Liberal Party began shortly after Menzies retired in 1966. Like all Marxist infiltration it was gradual and determined until they had an irremovable foothold – a critical mass. Fathead Matt is one of the group.
A sure test of who is in the group is when the wokist media attach ‘moderate’ to the Liberal’s name.
With the general election just announced, the Australian public should prepare themselves for an onslaught of leftist commentary pouring from most mainstream media, from the kindergarten-level Guardian, through the Age and Sydney Morning Herald to a cluster of upstarts like Crikey, the Saturday Paper and other such forgettable aspirants. But above all, one must prepare for that great billion-dollar Monolith, the ABC, whose Marxist mentality will emerge, despite desperate efforts (by some, at least) to hide their incorrigible political bias. But is it just abuse to call the ABC political hacks Marxist?
Gerard Henderson of the Sydney Institute continually mocks the ABC as a ‘conservative free zone’. Not only is there not one producer or program presenter conservative in a meaningful sense, but there is not a single utterance of conservative thought to be heard anywhere. How did this appalling state of affairs come about when the ABC was once known for its maintenance of Australia’s conservative culture?
Henderson tells us in a comment piece in 2016 that it all started with the ascendance of Allan Ashbolt, long-time producer at the ABC. Ashbolt was Marxist and once a Marxist gets a toe-hold in any organization, steady subversion is the result which only stops when the organization is fully Marxist. So it happened at the ABC.
Allan Ashbolt’s ghost still haunts conservative-free ABC
Not surprisingly, the appointment of Australian-born, Singapore-based Google executive Michelle Guthrie as the new ABC managing director and editor-in-chief created considerable media interest. Guthrie is the first woman to head the taxpayer-funded public broadcaster and her $900,000 annual salary means she is one of the most highly paid public officials in the land.
For all that, if precedent is any guide, it does not matter much who succeeds the current managing director Mark Scott. The truth is that no one really runs the ABC. Not chairman James Spigelman and his board, which meets just once a month. And, judging by the performance of Scott and his predecessor Russell Balding, not the managing director.
Rather, for decades the ABC has been controlled by various cliques that dominate areas such as television news and current affairs, metropolitan radio, Radio National and, in contemporary times, online publications such as The Drum.
Key national news and current affairs programs such as 7.30, Lateline, Q&A, Media Watch, The Drum (the TV production), RN Breakfast and Late Night Live are run by cabals that essentially re-employ or appoint like-minded people.
As Ken Inglis acknowledged in his sympathetic history This is the ABC, the leftist takeover of the public broadcaster began in the late 1960s when self-proclaimed Marxist Allan Ashbolt began stacking the organisation with young leftists. This coterie was affectionately labelled “Ashbolt’s kindergarten”.
It is this culture that has led to the reality that the ABC is a conservative-free zone without a conservative presenter, producer or editor for any of its prominent TV, radio or online products.
This is a sensitive point at the public broadcaster.
Today’s Australian has an extensive – I mean extensive – report of the Australian women’s cricket team’s successes, most particularly their defeat of England in the Women’s World Cup 50-overs final. It was not enough to praise them for their success in their category of play. No, once again the sports writer had to go into a delirium of admiration for the women, ending up comparing one batswoman’s performance with Adam Gilchrist, a true star of the men’s game. The report began thus.
‘Adam Gilchrist has paid tribute to Alyssa Healy as one of cricket’s greatest ever big-stage performers, after she eclipsed his own World Cup heroics in Christchurch.‘
Gilchrist is being admiringly humble. If he had ever batted against the bowling of the English women’s team, he would have been 500+ not out. It is total nonsense to compare women’s and men’s performances. It would be the same as comparing a boys’ under-16 team with the men’s team. Irritated, I dashed off the following in the comments section under the report.
‘The commentary on the women’s cricket is part of the ideological pretence forced on the general public. Many below the level of the media’s guardian are not fooled.’
It was an entirely appropriate comment, given the body of claims the public must pretend to believe in order to escape social annihilation, claims that would have had you laughed out of countenance a mere twenty years ago. The Australian did not pass it.
Are the Australian’s editors gutless, or do they really believe in the nonsense?
News reports about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine often invoke the opposition between the ‘Free World’ and the brutal tyranny of authoritarian regimes like Russia, China and North Korea. As I say, don’t make me laugh.
We did indeed have a free world in 1960, based on a mixture of liberal ideas harvested from philosophers like J.S. Mill, Thomas Paine, and John Locke. There was also the fundamental equality and moral freedom inherent in Christian Aristotelianism.
But all that changed when Marxists geared up their decades-old subversion to launch an open determined attack on the West around 1965. By 2022, Marxists and Marxist ideas have captured all the major institutions of Western Society. The liberalism of Locke and Mill – of the fellow travellers – has gone down the toilet with Burkean natural law conservatism and religious belief.
Our system of democratic government is now the puppet of leftist media organizations like the ABC, woke corporations, woke corporate leaders, universities, millionaires, overseas billionaires who fund treasonous local organizations … and the rest.
Political prudence aims at ‘combining the principles of original justice with the infinite variety of human concerns.’