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Fear, Fascism and Fealty

May 12, 2020

It is amazing what a bit of fear can do in a time of crisis:

If you wanted to conduct a grand social experiment to see how easily the masses can be controlled by means of fear, you do not

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The Corona Rebel Alliance

May 4, 2020

On the indispensable role of asking questions and holding the State to account:

Not everyone is happy with various government lockdown and shutdown measures as States seek to deal with corona. Many have been critical of numerous matters, such as

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Our Naming and Shaming Corona Pharisees

May 3, 2020

It is time for the meddling moralisers to chill out:

I know I am not alone in getting rather sick and tired of all the corona alarmists and their incessant moralising, preaching and finger pointing. Sorry, but I will not

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Covid-1984 Concerns

May 2, 2020

When we stop asking questions of the State we surrender our freedoms:

During times of crisis, many people will become overwhelmed by fear, will succumb to panic, and will all-too readily submit to whatever it is that the State demands

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On Corona Tracking Apps

Apr 27, 2020

What could go wrong with a government app?

As expected, there is already a massive debate over the merits or otherwise of the new government COVID-19 tracking app that folks can download onto their phones. A major part of the

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The Elites’ Ugly War on Homeschooling

Apr 24, 2020

The misotheist left hates parents, and hates homeschooling:

Whether they like it or not, a whole lotta parents around the world have learned a whole lot about homeschooling of late. At a time of mass lockdown, the majority of parents

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Big Brother and the Corona Wars

Apr 17, 2020

These shocking stories should send shivers up your spines:

Any student of history understands that often the greatest evils that have been committed have been done by those claiming to have the best of intentions. “This is for your good”

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Healthcare, the State, and Liberty

Apr 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the balance between public health and personal freedom:

Exactly five years ago I wrote my first article on vaccinations. I had hoped it would be my last piece – and that for two reasons: I said

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The Latest Cases of Covidiocy

Apr 12, 2020

Sounding the alarm and asking questions during a time of crisis is crucial:

Before proceeding, for the umpteenth time, let me share a few basic truths. Yes, corona is real and dangerous. But statist overreactions, overzealous policing, mass lockdowns and

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Corona and the Rule of Law

Apr 11, 2020

Is the rule of law being weakened during this crisis?

One thing that distinguishes free and democratic societies from thuggish dictatorships is the rule of law. This means, among other things, that the law applies equally to the ruled and

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The Expansive Corona Police State

Apr 9, 2020

The growing list of statist horror stories should have us all very concerned:

It seems that I must now start a daily list of corona horror stories – not of the disease itself and its impact, but of government overreactions

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The Pell Decision

Apr 7, 2020

A few quick words on the Pell decision:

The High Court of Australia has just handed down its decision concerning Cardinal George Pell and charges of child sexual abuse. In a unanimous 7-0 decision, it has quashed his conviction. Thus

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Crisis, Corona and Christophobia

Mar 28, 2020

Christophobia is alive and well in times of crisis:

It never takes much for the Christophobes to come out of the woodwork. Any excuse will do actually. And it is not just today’s progressives who carefully follow the maxim, ‘Never

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Western Tyranny In Action

Mar 18, 2020

Tyrannical governments are now being supplemented by tyrannical media giants:

The ability to control information and the flow of information as much as possible is the hallmark of a fascist regime. All totalitarians seek to determine what information is available.

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Are You in the Trenches?

Mar 12, 2020

It can get lonely and discouraging doing pitched battle in the trenches:

In an age of computer-driven weaponry and long-distance warfare, the older methods of man-to-man combat is becoming less and less necessary. Why bother with one-on-one fighting when a

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Big Brother Is Certainly Here Now

Mar 5, 2020

We were clearly warned about this brave new world:

In the 1930s and 1940s two parallel movements were arising: cultural Marxism, and those warning about tyrannical statism. As to the latter, we had dystopian novels penned by Aldous Huxley (

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