CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Carbon Tax Madness

Mar 1, 2011

Julia Gillard’s announcement of a carbon tax tells us at least three things about her: she does not know much about truth-telling; she does not know much about economics and business; and she does not know much about science. In

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Another Green Brain Drain

Feb 11, 2011

Surely we have here the winner of the “Stupidest Statement of the Year” contest. While many other contenders could be mentioned, this remark has to take the prize. And the fact that it comes from a politician should surprise no

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Red Blood on Green Hands

Jan 17, 2011

Concerning our recent flood crisis, there are of course some things out of human control, such as the forces of nature. But some things – like city planning, the building of dams, and so on – are in our control.

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More Green Hypocrisy

Jan 8, 2011

What do you call it when a political party says one thing but does another? What do you call it when a party takes the high moral ground on an issue, only later to have been found out to be

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In Praise of Incest

Dec 15, 2010

I know it can be grating to say, “I told you so”. But sometimes that is simply the case. For years now I have been telling you that once we go down the road of legalising same-sex marriage, then the

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Why Cancun Can’t

Dec 8, 2010

So exactly how many people have spent how much money and made how many more carbon footprints at yet another climate change gabfest? That is the real story of Cancun, the UN international conference being held from November 29 to

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More Rock Star Duplicity

Nov 30, 2010

I have written before about our celebrity shams who preach one thing but do another. There are plenty of examples of the Hollywood set, the rock culture crowd, media elites, airhead celebrities, and TV personalities who preach their leftwing gospel,

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‘Useful Idiots’ and the Greens

Nov 23, 2010

Lenin spoke of those in the West who either wittingly or unwittingly ended up supporting the monstrous agenda of the godless Communists. He spoke of such people as being “useful idiots”. They were idiots all right, but the Communists were

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The Death Party Springs Into Action

Sep 30, 2010

It appears that the party of death never sleeps. Already the Greens have introduced their pro-death bill into Federal Parliament. Bob Brown argued that most Australians support voluntary euthanasia. But I suspect most Australians in fact may not have a

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Euthanasia and Compassion

Sep 24, 2010

Bob Brown’s version of social justice is to kill people from womb to tomb. In the perverted and dysfunctional morality of the Greens, compassion means to kill people. Talk about a brave new world where evil becomes good, and good

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Christians and the Party of Death

Sep 19, 2010

In 2006 Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a book entitled The Party of Death. It was primarily about the US Democratic Party, and the courts and mainstream media who side with the culture of death. They see the right to abortion

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Our New Government

Sep 8, 2010

After around 17 days, we finally have a new government in Australia. The three Independents at last made their decision. Bob Katter wisely stayed true to his roots and went with the Coalition while the other 2 Indies went with

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Beware Green Utopianism

Aug 24, 2010

With a newly elected Green MP, and four more Green Senators set to join the existing five in July, the nation and the media are beginning to pay some attention to the Greens as a political force. And many are

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Green Atheist Soul Mates

Aug 16, 2010

What’s that old saying about ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’? Well, what about the friend of my enemy is my enemy? Something like that is the case with a recent announcement made by The Council of Australian

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The Politics of Unbelief

Aug 2, 2010

There are plenty of odd political parties which have sprung up recently, all seeking to make some inroads in the next Federal election. All sorts of weird and whacky parties are now out there, including the Australian Sex Party, the

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Green and Labor Dangers

Jul 20, 2010

I have written previously about Green policies and the dangers they pose. This becomes even more pronounced now that they have struck a deal with Labor. Thus more than ever, a vote for one party is a vote for the

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Islam and Science

Jul 6, 2010

It is often claimed by Islamophiles that the Muslim world contributed greatly to science and learning. As but one recent – and rather silly – example, US President Obama has instructed the head of NASA to reach out to Muslims,

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