Category Archives: Political Opinion

The progressive or ‘regressive’ left?

During the intro of  a recent video of the Rubin Report, Dave Rubin discussed how the progressive left has changed over time, turning into what he calls regressive. This seems quite a reasonable thing to assert; and surely no reasonable … Continue reading

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Cory Bernardi forms Australian Conservatives party

Cory Bernardi has done the unthinkable; he has defected from the Liberal party to form his own political party Australian Conservatives. It has been suggested by Treasurer Scott Morrison and others that he has betrayed the Liberal party. Is this … Continue reading

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Is Australia Racist?

A documentary by this name will air in just under three weeks on SBS. I watched an advertisement promoting it tonight on free-to-air television. I will belabour a certain observation I have made time and time again, but which may … Continue reading

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Democracy and compulsory voting – for or against?

It is often argued that America should enforce compulsory voting, such as other According to Lisa Hill from the University of Adelaide, everyone should be forced to vote – we’re forced to pay taxes and do jury duty and ensure … Continue reading

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After truth is gone, what remains?

According to Oxford Dictionaries, we may be living in a post-truth era, something  which has been provoked by Brexit and the US  Election. One might be tempted to correct that these events magnified its use, rather than post-truth leading to … Continue reading

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When you get offended, “nothing happens”

I wish to discuss an important issue, perhaps the most fundamental issue, as noted by sociologist Frank Furedi: freedom of speech. In an entertaining stand-up routine, Steve Hughes recognises the simple but profound truth: when you are offended, nothing happens. … Continue reading

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The schools shall be safe, what about “peaceful protests”?

Let’s put aside the fact that it is stupid of Australian students to protest the democratic election of a US president (I have covered my issue with people calling it undemocratic in some detail in a previous post). Students were … Continue reading

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