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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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Socialism, Social Justice, and the Churches

Dec 17, 2019

Christians can have some quite muddled thinking on things like “social justice”:

Having just been chided by a ‘Christian socialist’ on another page on this site (she seemed quite perturbed that Corbyn and Labour were soundly rejected in the UK),

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God, Socialism, and Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2019

What we need to know about Thanksgiving – and economics:

With wokeness breaking out all around us, it is not surprising to see historical revisionism occurring everywhere – including things like America’s founding, and national holidays like Thanksgiving. Indeed, you

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Forget Socialism

Oct 27, 2019

The dead-end street of socialism:

There are many things one can do with wealth. But before it can be used, it first must be created. In terms of the two main economic systems that exist, one is all about the

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Just Say No To the Child Histrionics

Sep 30, 2019

Sorry Greta, but it is high time we ignore the histrionics:

It would be nice if Greta Thunberg just went away quietly. But it is clear that the mass media, her parents, and leftist activists everywhere simply will not allow

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Pelagianism and the Culture Wars

Jul 16, 2019

Yesterday I did two things which have become the basis for this article. One, I wrote a review of the new book by David Horowitz. Two, I came across a new article by Douglas Wilson. Both men happened to be

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History, Freedom and Fascism

Jun 6, 2019

Three events are taking place at the same time that sharply highlight some very worrying trends: the loss of memory, the erosion of history, the assault on freedom, and the descent into tyranny. The three are: the reaction to Trump’s

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Ocasio-Cortez, Truth and Morality

Jan 10, 2019

The darling of the left in America, and a quite likely presidential candidate there in the near future, is Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The self-described “Democratic socialist” is competing with the likes of Bernie Sanders for the title

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The Victorian State Election

Nov 20, 2018

While most elections are important, the November 24 Victorian state election is really a key election indeed. We have had so many destructive policies under the Andrews’ Labor government already, and if they get back in things will become catastrophic.

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Social Media and the Ugly Greyness of Groupthink

Sep 13, 2018

Imagine a world without colour – only a thousand shades of grey. Imagine a world without music – only dull monotones. Imagine a world without poetry – only politicised prose. Imagine a world without genuine diversity – only compulsory conformity.

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Actually No, Jesus Was Not a Socialist

Aug 14, 2018

As biblical illiteracy and radical leftism both increase throughout the West, we are finding more and more people who say they are Christians making the silly claims that Jesus was a socialist, that socialism is somehow biblical, and that all

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Scandinavia, Socialism, and the Welfare State

Aug 13, 2018

There is plenty of fuzzy thinking about what is variously called Scandinavian socialism, the Nordic model, democratic socialism, and so on. And now that most leftists have finally realised that their socialist utopia – Venezuela – is actually just another

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Venezuela: Socialism Kills

Aug 12, 2018

Long ago Winston Churchill rightly warned, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” We have now had a century of socialism and we

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The Cultural Revolution 50 Years On

Jul 13, 2018

A half century ago America and much of the West was engulfed in the counterculture movement. It had other names, such as the hippy movement, the Woodstock generation, the cultural revolution, the peace and love generation, and the radical 60s.

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