Category: Politics

  • A moment in time.

    When I was seven years old I was a flower girl for one of my female cousins. Twenty-five years later I attended the couple’s silver wedding anniversary. In all that time I had not seen the bridesmaid whom I had been paired with. So when Jenny and I were brought together on that special day,…

  • Keeping the Peace in the State of NSW

    On Monday night, as is the case on every other night of every other week here in NSW, the police were charged with keeping the peace. But the peace was not kept despite law enforcement being aware of and in the presence of those who were intent on violently disturbing the state’s peace. A large…

  • Israel’s Tet Moment?

    Shortly after midnight on January 30-31, 1968, during celebrations of the Lunar New Year (Tet) , NVA and Viet Cong (VC or NLF) forces launched the Tet Offensive in South Vietnam. The intel.gov site(*) includes pages on declassified Tet documents, and a 50th anniversary retrospective on the Offensive. According to the latter, 70-80,000 troops in…

  • Guest Post – The Drowning Voice

    The Beer Whisperer My first ever referendum was as a bright-eyed and bushy tailed young man, albeit naive. Yet I was sufficiently trained in scepticism by my father to quickly see the distortions from both sides. I consequently read the actual constitutional change, and made up my own mind that it was a trojan horse…

  • More Tangling of the Web

    Softly, as in an morning sunrise, General Mark Milley let it be known that the infamous Chinese spy balloon, whilst it definitely was a spy ballon, definitely did not phone home with any intelligence information, and definitely had blown off course. See, for example, the RT story. If you’re concerned about Russian propaganda, try these…

  • A surprising number of votes? Or not.

    When in 2016 the United Kingdom voted in record numbers – 17.4 million people to be exact – to leave the European Union (EU) many head explosions on the left ensured. Everything from racism and the pejorative “little englander” to the level of education, or lack thereof, were cited subsequently as reasons why the British…

  • Getting them young / telling it like it is.

    One of the effects of the left’s long march through the institutions is the almost universal capture of young minds. Generally speaking, at least until the financial reality of life arrives – job, spouse, children and a mortgage – there they will remain. Consequently, the young and the left do not depict a normal distribution…

  • Sport – who really pays

    After the Matildas lost their game to England last Wednesday the TV talking heads tried to outdo each other in their calls for more government spending on sport.   It was probably inevitable that, sensing an opportunity to appease the women’s lobby and maybe garner a couple of votes, Albo swung into action and pledged $200…

  • makarrata: is it really better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick?

    Along with the proposed referendum for an aboriginal voice, the word ‘makarrata’ – a Yolngu word – has become a noticeable feature in the proposed three stage process of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia. But as with the voice, confusion surrounds the notion of makarrata. What it is and how it will work, should…

  • Guest Post – Muddy: Information Gatekeepers

    Imagine an individual you trust, and another individual you do NOT trust (the reasons being irrelevant). Both make a simple, observable, statement to you: ‘It’s a clear day outside.’ Without an ability to verify, who do you believe? Now imagine the same people make contrasting statements: Trust person says ‘It’s overcast outside,’ and No-Trust states…