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Social Engineering, Ideology and Moonbattery

Apr 9, 2011

The more radical the social engineering agenda, the more bizarre and inane the ideological propaganda war becomes. History is rewritten, truth is bent out of shape, and nonsense becomes an art form. The incredible lengths these activists will go to

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Unashamed Social Engineering

Jan 13, 2010

The quote in the last line of the newspaper article said it all: “It’s on the vanguard of social change.” Yep, that’s for sure. This is all about social manipulation and using the political and legal process to push a

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Don’t Worry About the Evidence

Dec 18, 2007

Take any contentious social issue of the day, and you will find plenty of illogic, name-calling, emotional appeals, and confused thinking. All this is much easier than actually dealing with the evidence and facts. Facts can get in the way

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Playing Fast and Loose with the Evidence

Jun 15, 2007

In some circles being a bit selective with the evidence can be risky business. But when it happens in certain social and political arenas, it tends to just become the accepted way of doing things. Indeed, our social engineers have

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Happy 10th, CultureWatch

Apr 5, 2016

Ten years ago, on April 5, 2006, I posted my first article on my new website, CultureWatch. The CW ministry and site was to be a continuation of the work I had been doing for quite some time, which involved

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SCOTUS and Marriage: The Fallout

Jun 27, 2015

I have already written on the fateful decision of the US Supreme Court to redefine marriage and show its utter contempt for the majority of Americans who know that marriage is always about a one man, one woman relationship. As

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Fatherlessness and Violence

Aug 14, 2011

The London riots have simply reconfirmed and graphically illustrated what the social sciences have been telling us for a half century now: when we allow society to disregard the institution of marriage and in fact assault the institution of family,

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A Dark Day for Children

Dec 14, 2007

Why am I not surprised? The Victorian government has just announced that it will grant IVF access to homosexual couples. Minutes ago it declared that it will go ahead with most of the recommendations put forth in a Victorian Law

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Whose Interests are Being Served?

May 17, 2005

A new government paper on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is a great example of how taxpayers are being fleeced while activist agendas are being pursued. The position paper, just released by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC), says a lot

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Playing Against a Stacked Deck

Jan 19, 2004

In the culture wars, fair fights are hard to come by. Sometimes the odds are so stacked against you, that you hardly feel like wading into a fight. Often those promoting all the wrong causes are entrenched in public service

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Some Simple Truths on Homosexual Law Reform

Aug 25, 2003

Since a number of Australian states are currently looking at granting special rights to homosexuals, including adoption rights, and given some recent overseas victories for homosexual activists, some simple facts need to be set forth and made available. These are

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The Paid Maternity Leave Debate

Aug 29, 2002

Should we institute a scheme of paid maternity leave? I am going to argue neither for the affirmative, nor for the negative. Instead, I will seek to argue for a third way. The third way I propose is fairly straight-forward:

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IVF and Rights Gone Mad

Nov 15, 2001

We live in an age in which rights are being pushed on all fronts. Individuals and groups are clamoring for rights that until recently didn’t even exist. Much of the “rights industry” has developed around so-called social justice and discrimination

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What Academic Tolerance?

May 9, 2016

That our Western universities are almost completely dominated by the secular left is something many of us have been claiming, and documenting for quite some time now. I have often written about how academic freedom, diversity of opinion, and genuine

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