Tag Archives: Australia

Backing the Blue

I won’t pretend I’ve never had trouble with the police and some lingering resentment as a result of that. In my first few years of driving I ended up with a number of small fines and a loss of license. … Continue reading

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Physiognomy and Public Health

There is a saying among dissident thinkers that “physiognomy is real.” It is something of a meme as the phrase usually accompanies a picture of an ogreish female or effeminate male saying or doing something absurd or ridiculous. This generally … Continue reading

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Tolerating the Intolerable

It should hardly need pointing out that our leaders are not benevolent and kind people who want the best for us. They definitely want us to believe this but it pretty obviously isn’t the case. They can be quite ruthless … Continue reading

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Australia Belongs to Us

The above video was produced by the Australia Day Council which appears to be a government funded organisation. The Federal Government in Australia has apparently been led by “conservatives” since 2013 and yet the above video was produced with them … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson was right

Back in 1996, I was in middle school and as is to be expected, not well-informed where politics and society were concerned. John Howard was the Prime Minister and he would remain so until 2007. Regardless of your politics, he … Continue reading

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Ranking Australia’s Prime Ministers in the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy

This is my attempt to rank the last seven male Prime Ministers of Australia according to the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy (SSH). I have briefly referred to the SSH before here but an excellent overview can be found in the video I … Continue reading

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Captain Catholic or Captain Compromise?

Battlelines by Tony Abbott Melbourne University Press, June 1st, 2013 (first published in 2009) Not being good at being relevant, I decided not only to read but also review this book a decade after it was first published. This is … Continue reading

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Coming Home

It has been almost a year since I returned to live in Australia after close to ten years abroad. In coming back to Australia I find myself feeling somewhat like Odysseus arriving home after his eventful journey from Troy. I … Continue reading

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Australia & Culture

Quite a while ago I read an article by James Valentine belittling the idea of “Australian values”, I can’t remember whether I read it in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age or The Australian but it was probably the latter … Continue reading

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Politics & History

Something I became very interested in during my time at university was something that at that time was known as the “History Wars” in Australia. This is a name given to something really going on all over the West and … Continue reading

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