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Was Judas the First Socialist?

Oct 17, 2020

We find some interesting parallels between socialists and Judas:

As I was reading through the gospel of John I was struck by what I read in John 12:6. I of course have read it often before, and perhaps others have

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Is This Really Australia?

Sep 3, 2020

What a dark day for Australia:

Although I have only lived in Australia for a bit over three decades, I think I feel the same way most home-grown Aussies must feel. So many of them are now asking the question:

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Dan Andrews, Tear Down This Wall

Jul 9, 2020

Welcome to East Berlin – I mean Melbourne!

So I live in a major Western city which is now in deep lockdown, with a police perimeter keeping people from going in or out. As of midnight, Melbourne, Australia, is the

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Who is Behind the American Rioting?

Jun 2, 2020

Just who is behind all the rioting, looting and chaos in the US?

We must not think that all the American cities now in flames have just come about by accident, or that this is just some peaceful protest over

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Corona: All Lives Matter

May 22, 2020

Numerous experts are warning that the lockdowns are far worse than the virus:

Job losses, unemployment, malnourishment, starvation, depression, mental health problems, suicide – these are just some of the direct results of draconian lockdown and shutdown policies that governments

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Further Thoughts on the Passing Corona Scene

May 14, 2020

My latest ruminations on the corona craziness:

Here is a collection of random reflections on the corona crisis, some older, some newer.

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According to the latest government figures, 2.7 million Australians are now unemployed or underemployed due to the

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Corona: My Government Right or Wrong?

Apr 22, 2020

Good citizenship should not turn into blind support for the state:

In my discussions about the trade-off between virus containment and lockdown measures, I keep getting folks who seem to think that the state can do no wrong. They have

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A Pro-life Take on the Corona Crisis

Apr 21, 2020

There are more than just medical issues to consider in the corona debate:

Sadly, I have already had my fair share of those who somehow think I do not care about human life because I dare to ask questions about

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This is Why You Must Read Thomas Sowell

Apr 19, 2020

Here are 35 terrific quotes from the great Thomas Sowell:

My thesis here is straightforward; You all need to be familiar with the American economist and social commentator Thomas Sowell. The 89-year-old was a Marxist while younger, but is now

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Lies, Damned Lies and Corona Statistics

Apr 16, 2020

We should all keep challenging questionable corona figures and statistics:

The old saying about “lies, damned lies and statistics” is always relevant, especially at a time like this. With governments, politicians and various ‘experts’ throwing around all sorts of statistics

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Corona and Statism: Which is Worse?

Mar 30, 2020

We have a health crisis, and a political and economic crisis. Both need to be treated carefully:

Many are asking how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. And many are asking how much further governments will go in attempts to

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Socialism in America

Feb 25, 2020

Bernie Sanders is not the first person to try to establish socialism in America:

If Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and goes on to beat Donald Trump in November, we will have our very first full-blown socialist (actually, Communist)

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In Defence of Freedom and Free Markets

Feb 14, 2020

With Sanders and CO pushing socialism, we need to again make the case for its viable alternative:

With the very real – and very frightening – likelihood of a hard-core socialist actually leading the Democrat charge in America against President

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Climate Action, Statism, Democracy and Freedom

Jan 12, 2020

Grandiose green policies usually increase the power of the State while taking away our freedoms:

Last century C. S. Lewis made this important observation: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the

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