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It’s not what racist things I want to say …

By Andrew L. Urban. Defenders of 18C are disingenuous to say ‘What would you want to say if 18C was abolished?’ Wrong question. It is obvious, isn’t it, that 18C prompts the question “What offence do you wish to take?” … Continue reading

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Lynch mob

By Andrew L. Urban. A bottle of Coopers Light Ale hangs from a tree by a rope around its neck. Strange fruit, indeed, the fruit of Australia’s collective political cowardice. The lynch mob that put it there is moving on … Continue reading

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Donald Trump v the media – who farted?

By Andrew L. Urban. “Trump dominates the news cycle like a fart dominates the interior of a Volkswagen Beetle,” quipped John Oliver, host of HBO show Last Week Tonight, as reported in The Guardian (February 20, 2017). The story went … Continue reading

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Australia in ten years time

Written in August 2016, this is Andrew L. Urban’s fantasy – part mischief, part wishful thinking – and his unsuccessful entry in The Spectator Australia’s Thawley Prize. Read ‘Mulga Creek Farm, Sept 15, 2026‘, the terrific winner by Trevor Watkin. … Continue reading

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Renewables: stupid is as stupid does

By Andrew L. Urban. Recent (and frequent) power failures and ever increasing renewable energy targets by Labour States makes it seem like Australia is rushing to be declared the world’s stupidest lucky country. How much CO2 is there in the … Continue reading

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Three of a kind: Climatism, Islam, Scientology

By Andrew L. Urban. Three intolerant, dictatorial belief systems active in the West – Climatism, Islam, Scientology – share defining characteristics and are doing great harm each in their own way. One of them – Climatism – is blindly embraced … Continue reading

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Trump: no idea or no ideologue?

By Andrew L. Urban. His critics throughout the US Presidential election campaign accused Donald Trump as being politically inept, as having no idea, while what Trump was showing the world was – and is – that he is no ideologue. … Continue reading

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Why big business loves the Green-Left

By Andrew L. Urban. They won’t say so in public, of course, but many manufacturing corporations, like Siemens, are no doubt quietly cheering the Green-Left’s push for massive renewable energy targets – and the global politics of officially mandated political … Continue reading

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Demockracy

By Andrew L Urban. Australia is becoming a mock democracy; a demockracy. It is observable on a daily basis as some politicians, journalists and academics mouth their repurposed Orwellian language of control. Truth cleansing is rife. Democratic principles are no … Continue reading

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It’s not racism, stupid

By Andrew L. Urban. Those who accused Bill Leak of racism over his August 4, 2016 indigenous policeman, father & son cartoon and see racism in Pauline Hanson’s policies on migration make the same mistake; they reach for their racism … Continue reading

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