Friday, 30 September 2016
The Left Power Elite (LPE) is at war with the 2016 Republican nominee. For them, Trump is - in Orwellian parlance - an "unperson": http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/09/29/dont-vote-for-donald-trump-editorial-board-editorials-debates/91295020/
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Less a working class hero than a celebrity member of the Left Power Elite (LPE)
Once upon a time Bruce Springsteen was a working class hero. That is no longer true: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/us/politics/bruce-springsteen-donald-trump.html
This is C. Wright Mills banging on about a right-wing power elite in 1956, but "what about today's American society"?
C. Wright Mills (1916-62) talked about a 'new class' in America. As a leftist, he saw this 'power elite' as right-wing/conservative. It might surprise him, if he were around now, to discover that new ruling class is 'progressive'. We might call this power elite, which currently has the Clinton family at its core, the Left Power Elite (LPE). The LPE, from Wall Street to the Clinton Foundation and Hollywood celebrities, has commandeered America's capitalist democracy. Thus, it is spurious to talk about the FBI's "independence": http://ijr.com/2016/09/703663-fbi-director-let-hillary-off-the-hook-now-we-know-why-he-wouldnt-talk-about-the-clinton-foundation/
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
According to Adam Kirsch, there is no getting around the fact that Martin Heidegger, anti-Enlightenment philosopher and patron saint of the 1960s German New Left/Greens/counter-culture, was a real Nazi: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/214226/heidegger-was-really-a-real-nazi
Monday, 26 September 2016
Here is an arresting argument by Daniel Greenfield: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264307/russia-and-wests-insane-syrian-war-daniel-greenfield
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Here is more evidence that Malcolm X-inspired BLM has commandeered the political debate: http://au.complex.com/music/2016/09/fantasia-all-lives-matter-concert-statement
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Barack Obama's identitarian ideology has far less to do with Martin Luther King than Malcolm X
Here is my article from the September 2016 edition of Quadrant magazine: http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2016/09/obama-great-divider/
Frances Newman's 1953 Farewell
Here is my latest piece for the Salisbury Review, "Outback and Old Country":
Frances Forbes (nee Newman), now 84-years-old, is typical of a number of Aussie old timers. She is Australian-born and raised, and has lived here for almost the entirety of her life; and yet her destiny has been inextricably linked with Britain. While others, at her age, might describe themselves as, for instance, Greek-Australian or Italian-Australian, few – least of all Frances – would identify themselves as British-Australian. That is, perhaps, because being “Australian” is a concept so deeply associated with British notions that “British-Australian” remains something of a redundancy.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Courtesy of The News&Observer
The question upon which all must now reflect: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article103336577.html
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Yes, even the Washington Post cannot ignore the story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/09/20/hillary-clintons-it-guy-asked-reddit-for-help-altering-emails-a-twitter-sleuth-claims/
Monday, 19 September 2016
See it yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phKO2T2pMjM&feature=youtu.be
Read "The Audacity of Crooked Hillary" (Part 1): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/08/audacity-crooked-hillary/
And "The Audacity of Crooked Hillary" (Part 2): http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/09/audacity-crooked-hillary-part-2/
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Blinded by his New Left ideology, the guy is now very close to delusional: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/09/17/obama_i_will_consider_it_an_insult_to_my_legacy_if_you_do_not_vote_want_to_give_me_a_good_send_off_go_vote.html
Huma Abedin, the only other person on Hillary Clinton's private server (Courtesy of New York Post)
Can it be true that Huma Abedin, connected to both the Muslim Brotherhood (or Sisterhood) and Emailgate, is Hillary Clinton's pick to be her Secretary of State? http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/09/17/news/huma-abedin-to-be-clintons-secretary-of-state-say-wiki-leaked-emails/1969.html
Friday, 16 September 2016
Why is 'progressive' Obama friends with 'medieval' Erdogan? http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/17/world/europe/turkey-erdogan-gulen-purge.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/
Heatstreet itself is a part of the phenomenon: http://heatst.com/
How interesting is this: http://heatst.com/world/a-new-generation-of-conservatives-is-on-the-rise-study-finds/?spot_im_comment_id=sp_KQ9w41Dd_47139_c_t34oPU
Currently al-Bab is held by the Islamic State
The importance of al-Bab: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/09/syria-battles-al-bab-manbij-sdf-isis-withdrawal-aleppo.html?
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Here is an engaging and challenging piece on on the U.S. election. But who is Publius Decius Mus? http://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/the-flight-93-election/
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Courtesy of the YPG
Asia Ramazan Antar was neither a decadent Hollywood lookalike nor a decadent third-wave Western-style feminist. She was a revolutionary in the War of Freedom: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37337908?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook
Monday, 12 September 2016
The Atlantic's Ta-Neshini Coates: Hillary Clinton did not go far enough with her "basket of deplorables" slander!
Ta-Nehisi Coates is national correspondent for The Atlantic and yet he believes the term "politically incorrect" means "harsh"! Not only did the editors of a famous magazine allow this guy to make such a mistake, they included it in the headline: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/basket-of-deplorables/499493/ In contemporary parlance, at least, "political correctness" applies - or, if you like, misapplies - to the Left, as evidenced by the slogan above. It is a pejorative, of course, and so leftists are within their rights to reject the label - but to define "politically incorrect" as simply "harsh" is astonishing and demonstrates an ignorance of the ideological struggle occurring throughout the West. Coates calling Hillary Clinton "politically incorrect" for libelling her opponents as a "basket of deplorables" does not make any sense, since those in the basket are politically incorrect! There was a time when leftists tried to turn the PC monicker back against conservatives with the term "conservative correctness". It didn't gain any traction. Now they go for racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, "you name it".
Finally, how can we believe Coates' wild accusations and false assumptions if he cannot get his basic terminology right? It is like employing someone to commentate at a premier league fixture who does not know the rules of soccer. Such a writer cannot even begin to be fair (or insightful), and the editors of The Atlantic must believe their readers are too brainwashed/uninformed to understand the background and context. One final point: any reasonable commentator, on either side of the political fence, acknowledges that Donald Trump belongs in the anti-Iraq War camp. There are valid criticisms Ta-Nehisi Coates could make of Donald Trump, or any political aspirant for that matter, so why build your anti-Trump case on a falsehood?
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Lionel Shriver attacked by the Thought Police
There is hope! It is so worth reading this article if only to enjoy the comments after it: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/10/as-lionel-shriver-made-light-of-identity-i-had-no-choice-but-to-walk-out-on-her
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Friday, 9 September 2016
"Stronger Together" or "More Divided than Ever"?
To criticise Trump's policies is one thing; to denigrate his supporters another altogether: http://nypost.com/2016/09/10/clinton-half-of-trumps-supporters-are-a-basket-of-deplorables/
Thursday, 8 September 2016
SDF liberating territory in the vicinity of Manbij
This is an interesting background piece on the continuing strength of the SDF: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/09/turkey-syria-intervention-wreck-arab-kurdish-alliance.html?
Here, published by Quadrant Online, is the sequel to The Audacity of Crooked Hillary (Part 1): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/09/audacity-crooked-hillary-part-2/
Monday, 5 September 2016
This entitled leftist elite corrupts everything - even the FBI
Andrew C. McCarthy asks one of the growing number of questions about the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/439676/clintons-fbi-interview-what-was-cheryl-mills-doing-there
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Courtesy of the Tundra Tabloids
Let's face it, the Islamic State had lost Manbij and now Erdogan's Turkey, long time ally of the Islamic State, is aiming to recapture it: http://aranews.net/2016/09/pyd-leader-to-european-parliament-turkey-still-supporting-isis/
Friday, 2 September 2016
YPG fighters doing their part in the War of Freedom (Courtesy of Reuters and Rodi Said)
A good piece by Amed Dicle titled "What Turkey stands to lose in its hunt for Syrian Kurds": http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/09/turkey-syria-turkish-kurdish-problem-deepens.html?