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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Bruce Springsteen - no longer the working class hero

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

The FBI's James Comey is a part of a Left Power Elite (LPE)

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

One more time - yes, Martin Heidegger was a real Nazi

Whatever.

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

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Obama the Great Divider

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/

Outback and Old Country - Salisbury Review, Autumn 2016

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.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Asia Ramazan Antar: a revolutionary in the War of Freedom

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

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Les Deplorables

Courtesy of Kein at Conservative Treehouse

This is interesting background on Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorable Americans" slander: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/


Friday, 9 September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

What was Cheryl Mills doing at Hillary Clinton's FBI interview?

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

Salih Muslim: Turkey still supports Islamic State


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

The Northern Syria Front in the War of Freedom

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?

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September 2016 Quadrant is now out!

https://quadrant.org.au/

I have a new article in the September 2016 edition of Quadrant magazine titled "Obama the Great Divider". It is currently behind a paywall. Why not subscribe? https://quadrant.org.au/subscribe/