Wednesday morning revealed the result many had anticipated: as Australia voted for gay marriage. Meanwhile, out of this vote emerged an Islamic sub- plot. The areas that most heavily voted against gay marriage, were the Muslim parts of South- Western Sydney. Which are also predominantly Labor electorates and overall, 10 of the 17 Federal seats… Continue reading The strange place of Islam on the political spectrum
The rise of anti- globalist movements, Leftist identity politics, and Islam- critical forces have indubitably left libertarianism in a weaker position than it once was. Which is in some respects, unfortunate. On a personal level, I find libertarian views on cigarette taxation, climate change, mass surveillance, self defence, foreign interventionism, as well as policing and… Continue reading The trouble with Libertarianism
Whites are disproportionately and inaccurately blamed for historic sins: We hear plenty about the Trans- Atlantic slave trade, and of the wicked crimes committed. While these were reprehensible acts, little is ever mentioned of local African cooperation to make this practice possible. Similarly, it is seldom acknowledged the Arab slave trade was longer and more damaging… Continue reading Why White Fragility is Nonsense: Part 2
‘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