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

Time To De-radicalise Our Schools

Oct 9, 2006

Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop caused quite a stir last week when she made a two-part suggestion about our education system. One, she proposed a standardised national curriculum, and two, she argued that the hegemony of left-wing ideology over our

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Radical Environmentalism: An Assessment

Aug 2, 1998

Robert Nisbet once remarked that environmentalism has become the third great redemptive movement in human history, following Christianity and Marxism. Indeed it already has its notions of sin, guilt and redemption, its sacred texts and venerated leaders. And like all

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Human Haters

Jun 14, 2012

There is a radical cult of anti-humanity which has evolved, quite willing to do anything to “save the planet” – including culling millions if not billions of human beings. Plenty of radical environmentalists, earth-worshippers, and Green extremists seriously believe that

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The Frightful Rule of the Elites

Oct 3, 2011

Many leftist academics have long ago abandoned the notion that ordinary citizens are fit for governing. They in fact believe they are unfit, and only “experts” like themselves should be allowed to call the shots and make the rules. Thus

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Difficult Bible Passages: Leviticus 25

Sep 2, 2010

A text often used by those of the religious left, or those advocating for a type of socialism, is Lev. 25. Here we find Yahweh’s instructions on giving the land rest every seventh year (vv. 1-7), and the Year of

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Questions About Population Control

Feb 9, 1999

Organisations concerned about over-population seem to have their views presented in the media quite often. They regularly appear in the press expressing fears about over-crowding in Australia. Many express concern that Australia is over-populated and that urgent action must be

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Families and the New Eugenics

Oct 25, 1997

In the brave new world of the 1990s, a number of emerging technological possibilities pose a threat to the family unit. The ability to ascertain various physical ailments in utero, and the ability to preselect the sex of the child

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Time to Exit the UN

Jul 1, 2016

Brexit was a stunning victory for liberty, independence and self-control, at least for the UK, and it may well be the first shot fired in a new revolution of freedom. Already a number of other European nations are talking about

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What Moderate Muslims?

Aug 21, 2014

OK, so let me get this straight. In the light of so many horrific and barbaric atrocities occurring overseas in the name of Islam recently, including home-grown Australians taking part, our Prime Minister makes a mild plea for all of

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Rand Paul Goes to Washington

Mar 9, 2013

When we think of the word filibuster – if we do at all – we usually think of James Stewart’s moving portrayal of a junior Senator in the much-loved 1939 film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In the film he

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Obliterating Parents and Families

Feb 13, 2013

The homosexual activists keep insisting that they just want to be left alone to do their own thing. They merely want the state out of the bedroom, they claim. If that were all they wanted, most folks would agree. But

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The Government’s War Against Free Speech

Jan 24, 2013

I have written before about the ways in which various laws which appear benign and helpful on the surface are in fact nefarious bits of legislation, designed to shut down unwanted opinions and silence non-PC beliefs. Many of the anti-discrimination,

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A Tale of Three Greenies

Jan 23, 2013

We all should be concerned about taking care of planet earth. After all, this is our only home, and we owe it to our children to leave them a habitable planet. But we should also be concerned about radical greenies

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Green Globalism

Mar 24, 2012

A lot of stink is made of globalisation, and how multinational corporations have extensive global reach. Well, a far scarier kind of globalisation is when governments move in this direction. No corporation will ever have the power and control of

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Yet More Scenes From the Passing Madness

Feb 1, 2012

Sometimes the moonbattery from the secular humanists, the sexual revolutionaries, and the social activists comes in so fast and so furiously, that dealing with each one in individual articles becomes impossible. So here I can only mention a number of

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Obama: The Real Ugly American

Dec 9, 2011

Back in 1958 a political novel appeared called The Ugly American. In 1963 it was made into a popular film starring Marlon Brando.  It had to do with Americans abroad and their unsavoury reputation in foreign lands, especially

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Recent Readings on Islam, Sharia and Jihad

Dec 1, 2011

There are many areas of concern when it comes to standing up for a free and democratic West. One of the biggest threats is posed by the ongoing activities of creeping sharia and stealth jihad. Whether by demographics, outright terrorism,

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