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We tend to cite Orwell or even The Simpsons as being prescient and way ahead of the curve with their predictions, but so too was Jonathan Swift.
Swift was almost three hundred years ahead, with his 1726 book, Gulliver’s Travels where hundreds of six inch Lilliputian people tied him down while he slept.
That is exactly what has happened to the West generally and America particularly.
Good to see that a few warriors for Australia, people of the calibre and moral fibre of Charlie Lynn, still have principals and standards. Charlie, a member of the NSW upper house for 20 years from 1995, is a Trek Leader for Adventure Kokoda and a developer of the...
Just as idiocy, stupidity and laziness have always existed, so too has racism but neither idiocy, stupidity, laziness or racism are systemic.
Black Lives Matter is a device designed to box everyone into accepting everything else that’s inside the BLM package and shut down any counter comment
There were ninety two people shot, and twelve people murdered in Chicago just last weekend. Where’s their protest march or don’t they matter?
After watching the events of the last week unravel in the United States and with the understanding that the behaviour and attitudes of national self loathing aren’t just shaped, forged and fashioned in a vacuum but are derived from decades of tenured 1960’s radicals...
The comparisons between Germany in the 1930’s and China’s Belt and Road and the associated, pimp like dependency and debt trap diplomacy waged against smaller states in 2020, as outlined by Henry Ergas are chilling. It’s almost as if China has lifted the set piece...
The party can never be criticised, humiliated, embarrassed or held up for incompetence. The Party can never be wrong. And even when it is, it isn’t
Sunday Morning Mental Floss — The Forgotten People The problem with the Sir Robert Menzies, 1942 “Forgotten People” speech reference, when viewed through the rear vision mirror of 2020, is that we’ve over-corrected to the extent that no one is forgotten at all any...
How Russiagate Began With Obama’s Iran Deal — Who is Michael Flynn and why is he important? — Lee Smith
Trump wasn’t a cause of Spy Gate as it’s become known, he was a casualty of it. Flynn was Obama’s Director of the Defence Intelligence Agency and was appointed to that job in 2012. His demise however stemmed from the taking out of Osama Bin Laden the previous year in 2011.