Category Archives: Culture

Is Vladimir Putin a Burkean conservative?

That would seem a weird question to ask. After all, how could a KGB officer of the former Soviet Union hold to a political philosophy, the core of which is ‘prescription’ – the prescription of custom, tradition, and settled, proven ways of social and political organisation? Prescription underscored by the natural law is Edmund Burke’s political philosophy in a nutshell. But President Putin is a Marxist-Leninist, surely?

Well, Marxists would already be looking askance at his efforts to reestablish the Russian Orthodox Church. Those efforts have included the building or rebuilding of hundreds of churches and a fair number of monasteries. That’s not very Marxist, is it? Remember Marx saying religion was the opium of the people, meaning the proletariat?

But, as a Marxist, one would have one’s hair standing on end listening to Putin’s advice to the West on how to deal with non-Western countries. Whatever the Russian President has said in the past, the advice in this youtube video is pure Burkean: BREAKING! Putin: NATO Created A Mess In Afghanistan But Entire World Must Now Deal With Consequences . Indeed, he seems to applying this approach in Syria.

Anastacia Palachook has a new boyfriend

Premier Palachook sure gets around. After two broken marriages and fertility problems she has teamed up with racy surgeon Reza Adib. Why am I not surprised to find two husbands in the litter behind this woman? (Palachook is close to the pronunciation of her Polish name. Perhaps the reason to change it to Palashay?)

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QLD Premier confirms romance after fertility issues and two marriages

Kate Rooney and Stephen Gibbs for Daily Mail Australia, 5 September 2021

Annastacia Palaszczuk has put a devastating fertility battle and two broken marriages behind her to find romance in lockdown with a high-profile surgeon.

The Queensland premier on Friday revealed she was seeing Dr Reza Adib, the CEO of Brisbane Obesity Clinic – describing him as a ‘gorgeous man’ who ‘makes me happy’.

The blossoming romance marks a new beginning for a state leader who has previously opened up about her struggle to conceive a child. 

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Don’t be gullible – Vote the voice down

Why conservatives shouldn’t support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Peter O’Brien, Spectator Australia, 10 August 2021

Yesterday, Flat White ran a piece by Senator Andrew Bragg explaining why conservatives should support the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Let me now offer my thoughts as to why conservatives should shun this idea.

There are two reasons the Voice is not a good idea. Firstly, claims that it will be advisory only and that it will not become a third chamber of Parliament are specious at best. And secondly, it will not work.

Let me begin with the first point. Senator Bragg cites a number of examples where government has a formal mechanism to receive advice – the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Joint Standing Committees on Corporations and Intelligence and Security. Notice anything about these bodies?  That’s right. They are embedded within the parliament. There are, of course, many external bodies that proffer advice to government – industry associations and so on – that is not binding, but they do not attract the wide public support, and therefore political attention, that Aboriginal affairs does. The advice of these organizations is considered by governments but since they are essentially self-interested, albeit enlightened, their advice can safely be ignored by government if it adversely impacts other considerations.

That will not be the case with the Voice.

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What do these videos say about Russia and the west?

Gorodetsky Dostochki seems to be a Russian theatre company. They have posted many different dance numbers on youtube, showing primary school to adult performances. There are many kids’ performances like THIS ONE. They remind me of the annual concerts primary schools put on back in the 1950s. The performance and the age level always corresponded. Kids and the parent audience were delighted.

Compare that Russian kids’ dance number with the Single Ladies Dance (7 years old- Original) posted in 2010. It is not the only kids’ dance number of its type to be found on youtube. At the time, it caused a wave of disgust, and the question of where we’re going in the West. The video as of now has scored 10,579,278 views.

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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LET’S TELL THE TRUTH

Stan Grant, well-known media figure, with his slightly olive skin and a thoroughgoing ‘colonial’ education, is an activist of relatively recent origin. He is foremost among those Australians of Aboriginal Ancestry (AOAA) calling for the truth about British settlement, meaning that existing historical accounts are a whitewashing of the violence inflicted on the many indigenous tribes the British found wandering around the countryside. I agree with Stan, with his educated accent, that the truth should be known. Bring it on, I say. Some of the truth is in an outstanding paper by Luke Power, addressing some of those very subjects Stan considers whitewashed.

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POWER AND POLITICS – TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT TASMANIAN GENOCIDE

By Luke Powell, The Daily Declaration.

Chris Kenny, in a recent article for the Australian, commented on the sobering truth about Australian history:

“Increasingly, reality does not matter so much in public debate as the narrative.”

This has certainly been the case with Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, which has recently been found out for sourcing incorrect material and fabricating information to present a Eurocentric noble savage account of aboriginal history. 

By rejecting truth and presenting aboriginal history as a narrative of good and evil, historians have gained political power as the saviours of an entire people group. Some such as historian Lyndall Ryan in her recent book, Passionate Histories, have argued in a chapter titled, ‘Hard Evidence’, that academics who focus on primary sources,

Reflect the reluctance of many white Australians even today, to come to terms with incontrovertible evidence about our violent past and to seek reconciliation with Aboriginal survivors.1

The evidence she provides should therefore be discounted by her own standards. In order to gain power in a politicised history, she makes the assumption that academics who search for hard evidence do not want reconciliation with aboriginals. 

This sinister political game has played out in the history of the Black Line. This period of time is arguably the most infamous event in Tasmanian, if not all of Australian history. By most accounts, it expressed the colonial intent to exterminate the Aboriginal population by sending a line of colonial soldiers across Tasmania.

Historian Henry Reynolds writes in An Indelible Stain? The Question of Genocide in Australia’s History, that this action by the British government was tantamount to ‘ethnic cleansing’.2 Others such as anthropologist David Davies in The Last Tasmanians claims the Black Line played a major role in the extermination of the Aborigines.3

But what actually happened? What historical evidence is there? What follows are ten facts from Keith Windschuttle’s book The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, that answer these questions by looking at the available ‘hard evidence’.4 Only by looking at the truth can we begin to achieve true reconciliation.

The Black Line did not Target all Aboriginals

The Black Line only targeted two violent tribes. In order to end the hostilities between these tribes and white settlers, Governor Arthur drew up a plan for the Black Line which focused on two groups: the Oyster Bay and Big River tribes. His goal was to put them into a safe reserve in the northern part of the Island away from settlers, to practise their traditional way of living. As Windschuttle writes:

There was no intention to treat the Aborigines as Bosnians and Kosovars were treated in the 1990s, and to kill them because of their race or religion. Even those to be removed from the settled districts were targeted not because of their race, but because of their violence. Other members of the same racial group deemed to be less hostile were not to be touched.5

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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?