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Leninism as Conservatism: The Russian Revolution and the Lessons of History

If the past can be reduced to the failings of an individual, the complicity of an entire culture and its participation in that individual’s misdeeds need never come under scrutiny. – Sardar, Nandy and Davies, Barbaric Others The centenary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917 represents a unique moment for historical remembrance and celebrated, … Continue reading

The day Margaret Thatcher called Nelson Mandela a terrorist

‘A considerable number of the ANC leaders are Communists… When the ANC says that they will target British companies, this shows what a typical terrorist organisation it is. I fought terrorism all my life… I will have nothing to do with any organisation that practises violence.’ – Margaret Thatcher, Vancouver 1987. Nek minnit: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00230865?LI=true

Silent Majority PSA

We must have oppression or we will have chaos. If you think for yourself the terrorists win. The interests of the privileged and those of the many are more or less the same thing, thus to serve the few is to serve the public good. The truth of an idea is determined by the number … Continue reading

The Trickle Down Myth

Supply side economics are driven by policies favouring the privileged and wealthy as a purported way of stimulating investment and production. As such, they have long been a favourite strategy of those most dedicated to fulfilling the vision of ‘father of the US Constitution’ James Madison that capitalist democracy should ‘protect the minority of the … Continue reading

Negative Impacts on Tourism

The badly-misnamed Department of Environment has campaigned to have every reference to Australia removed from a UNESCO report entitled, “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate,” on the grounds that reporting on the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef could ‘harm tourism.’ Unusually warm water indicative of warming globally has lead to bleaching on … Continue reading

Hanson’s Latest Whingefest

Narcissistic attention seeker and professional supply addict Pauline Hanson protests descriptions of racism and comparisons to racist counterpart US Presidential candidate Donald Drumpf. ‘Australians are so over being labelled as racist,’ Hanson says to Sky News, while both she and her interviewers somehow manage to miss the glaring cognitive dissonance of denying being racist while … Continue reading