‘White fragility’ first developed by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, is described as a “state in which even a minimum amount of (white) racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” This doctrine suggests white people accustomed to lifetimes of privilege, clutch at their jewels whenever fairly critiqued. It states that as whites own both… Continue reading Why ‘White Fragility’ is Nonsense: Part 1
A rarely discussed fault line in this polarized cultural landscape, is that between individualism and tribalism. On one side, cultural Marxists and the alt- Right share an overriding belief in race’s importance and therefore tribalism, and that race should be a cornerstone of life, culture as well as politics. Contrastingly, traditional conservatives and pragmatic progressives… Continue reading Individualism and Tribalism: What’s the Right Balance?
Speaking to reporters at a New Jersey golf course, President Trump promised to unleash ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen’ on North Korea, should it continue to threaten the United States. And yet, the North Korean response spoke volumes as to the extraordinary improvidence of Trump’s remarks. Almost hours later, the regime… Continue reading President Trump’s brash escalation with North Korea
While ‘Calexit’ (the campaign for California to secede from the United States) has been and mostly remains a far- fetched concept, considering recent events in US politics, we should be reluctant about ruling out the seemingly impossible. Obviously, given America’s history with civil war, the possible secession of any US state would be no trivial… Continue reading Why I support the concept of Calexit
A movement advocating for the formal recognition of Aboriginals in the Australian Constitution, otherwise known as ‘Recognise’, has gained significant momentum in recent years, with powerful interests including the AFL, the NRL, and Qantas championing its cause. Purportedly, notions of equality and civil rights motivate those who seek to have a specific segment of the Constitution… Continue reading The misleading pretenses for Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians
To assess my personal ideology, I took a variety of political spectrum tests as shown below. Perhaps surprisingly, the tests indicate that I am a centrist/ centre- right ideologue. While these sort of conclusions don’t appear to be entirely accurate, they do suggest I have some inclinations towards pragmatism despite holding an overwhelmingly conservative/ nationalist… Continue reading Assessing my political beliefs
Understanding the scope of Malcolm Turnbull’s extraordinary miscalculation in claiming the Liberal party is ‘not conservative’, requires a brief trip down memory lane. The year was 2013, and as this author was often swamped by rabid Leftists in his first year of University, the Aussie Conservative Blog’s ideological roots were taking hold. Meanwhile, conservatives championed… Continue reading Malcolm Turnbull’s political suicide and historic revisionism