Precious Snowflakes are Set to Melt: The Coddling of the American Mind By James Reed

     Back in 1987 philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, which was an early critique of the emerging culture of political correctness and all things mad from the Left. The main argument was against the emergence of moral and cognitive relativism, rejection of the objectivity of science and knowledge, and Bloom asserted the need to defend Western civilisation, including the canon of great and classic literature. But, in the years up to today, this return to the classics has not occurred, and Western civilisation faces a relentless attack in the universities. This comes from the ageing boomer academics, as well as the more recent clones from gen X and Y, who ape them. Added now to this lamentation about the state of the university, comes The Coddling of the American Mind (2018), by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, a lawyer and psychologist. The book deals with updated themes discussed by Bloom and other “cultural wars” authors, but the book is very toned down, in my opinion, due to the authors being liberals, which is their right, of course.

     Thus, the dissent Right come out as Nazis and the like (p.12), and the election of Donald Trump is beyond the pale, (p.140), and they proclaim, after discussing numerous incidents of the suppression of mainstream views that: “the shock of Trump’s victory must have been particularly disillusioning for many black students and left-leaning women. Between the president’s repeated racial provocations and the increased visibility of neo-Nazis and their ilk, it became much more plausible than it had been in a long time that “white supremacy,” even using a narrow definition, was not just a relic of the distant past.” (p.140) never mind that although left women would have opposed Trump, millions of Blacks voted for him. Thus, Lukianoff/Haidt Trump directly equate Trump  to extremism, but we do not see the liberal Left so equated with the actions of Antifa, also discussed in the book. The Charlottesville protests are equated to a bunch of “Nazis” bashing people (pp. 90-91), even though these people were in an absolute minority. Again vDare has dealt with all aspects of this, including the distortion of Trump’s claim, that there were “very fine people on both sides” (p.91), which they take as an endorsement of extremists from the Right, which hardly follows. Lukianoff and Haidt would then have to claim that everybody from the Dissent Right was a “Nazi,” which is just the sort of distortion that they argue against elsewhere in their book, like on page 89, where they talk of “labelling running wild – a list of serious accusations made without supporting evidence.” (p. 89) Did they examine everyone present at the protest? Of course they did not. Again the vDare site has numerous article refuting much of their claims, with Ann Coulter leading the charge. Hopefully she will debate these authors and put them in their place.

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On Climate Spare Change, Hockey Sticks and Law Suits By Ian Wilson LL.B

     I don’t write on the climate change issue because I do not know much about science, and others here are best to address it. However, here is a case where climate change, allegedly, and the law meet, and the mainstream did not do so well. Note that I am not necessarily endorsing any of the following remarks, merely quoting a source in the public interest, as an Australian:

“Supreme Court of British Columbia dismisses Dr Michael Mann’s defamation lawsuit versus Canadian skeptic climatologist, Dr Tim Ball. Full legal costs are awarded to Dr Ball, the defendant in the case. The Canadian court issued its final ruling in favor of the Dismissal motion that was filed in May 2019 by Dr Tim Ball’s libel lawyers. The plaintiff Mann’s “hockey stick” graph, first published in 1998, was featured prominently in the U.N. 2001 climate report. The graph showed an “unprecedented” spike in global average temperature in the 20th Century after about 500 years of stability. … On Friday morning (August 23, 2019) Dr Ball sent an email to WUWT revealing: “Michael Mann’s Case Against Me Was Dismissed This Morning by The BC Supreme Court and They Awarded Me [Court] Costs.” A more detailed public statement from the world-renowned skeptical climatologist is expected in due course. Professor Mann is a climate professor at Penn State University. Mann filed his action on March 25, 2011 for Ball’s allegedly libelous statement that Mann “belongs in the state pen, not Penn State.” … Previously, on Feb, 03, 2010, an … academic investigation  by Pennsylvania State University had cleared Mann of misconduct. Mann also falsely claimed the NAS found nothing untoward with his work. But the burden of proof in a court of law is objectively higher. Not only did the B.C. Supreme Court grant Ball’s application for dismissal of the 8-year, multi-million-dollar lawsuit, it also took the additional step of awarding full legal costs to Ball. This extraordinary outcome will likely trigger severe legal repercussions for Dr Mann in the U.S. and may prove fatal to alarmist climate science claims that modern temperatures are “unprecedented.” According to the leftist The Guardian newspaper (Feb, 09, 2010), the wider importance of Mann’s graph over the last 20 years is massive: “Although it was intended as an icon of global warming, the hockey stick has become something else – a symbol of the conflict between mainstream climate scientists and their critics.” Under court rules, Mann’s legal team have up to 30 days to file an appeal.” That is the principal statement, not my personal expression; take it for what it is.”

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Canada Just Happy with Its Great Replacement? By Chris Knight

     It seems that either white Canadians are happy with their Great Replacement, or that things have gone so far now that minority-majorities now decide what goes:

“Anti-immigrant ads on billboards across Canada are being taken down after a public outcry and multiple petitions against them, the company that owns the billboards said. The ads were launched in support of Maxime Bernier, leader of the small right-wing anti-immigration People’s Party of Canada, and called for a halt on mass immigration to Canada. They started appearing in several Canadian cities last week and were bought by True North Strong and Free Advertising Corp (TNSFAC). Bernier, 56, has focused on limiting immigration and protecting so-called Canadian values in contrast with more moderate Conservatives, prompting some pundits to refer to him as Canada’s Donald Trump. Canada will have a federal election on Oct. 21 and immigration has broad support, some polls show. A Pew Research Center report published Aug. 9 found that Canadians have among the highest support in the world for immigration. Although the People’s Party of Canada was not responsible for the ad, Bernier was upset that it was taken down. “The message on the billboard is not ‘controversial’ for two thirds of Canadians who agree with it, and for those who disagree but support free speech and an open discussion,” Bernier said on Twitter on Monday. Pattison Outdoor, which owns and manages outdoor advertising space across Canada, had originally declined to remove the advertisements, but reversed the decision on Sunday.

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Nuke Hurricanes? Nuke Everything! By Paul Walker

     The splendour of nuclear bombs is seldom recognised, given their bad press in genociding people and leaving others to die in agony. The negatives are clear, but maybe we are prejudging things a little quickly since the angry atom can also do good, by blowing bad things up, especially if it is not really a thing which is blown up, but a whirling wind in its early stages. Trump has been given a false news report that he said that hurricanes could be nuked in the early stages to break them up, and denies it, but the idea seems to have merit … well, anyway, I like it. It is the sort of thing a superhero would do, like from The Avengers team, or Justice League. Say, that one is close to home, isn’t it, there is not far in word play from “Justice League” to “League of Rights”! Which super will I be?

“Hillary Clinton took to Twitter Monday to react to reports President Trump suggested nuking hurricanes in order to drive them away from the U.S. coast – a report the president has called “ridiculous” and “FAKE NEWS.”
“We should not nuke hurricanes,” the failed presidential candidate wrote on Twitter:

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We All Hate the Political Establishment … Don’t We? by Paul Walker

     It is hard to tell whether this is true or not for the same-sex voting majority in Australia, as the only surveys we get rammed down out throats are how in a non-representative sample of allegedly 1,000 people, who say that multiculturalism was even better than sliced bread, provided the bread was not white bread, but something, eh, multicultural.

“The majority of Americans said they are angry at the political establishment, which they say benefits the well-connected class, according to a new poll. Seventy percent of Americans said they feel angry because the political system seems to only be working for insiders with money and power, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday. The poll found 43 percent of Americans said the statement described them “very well” and 27 percent said it described them “somewhat.” It is statistically equivalent to the number of Americans who felt the same way four years ago, ahead of President Trump’s 2016 election, based on the poll. However, the feeling shifted from Republicans to Democrats. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans said feeling anger at the political establishment described them “very well,” which is a ten point decrease from 2015, based on the poll. But, 54 percent of Democrats now resonate “very well” with the sentiment, which is a ten point uptick from 2015. The most significant increases were also seen among women under 50, up 10 points to 48 percent, African Americans, up five points to 46 percent, and Hispanics, up 11 points to 49 percent. Despite saying they’re angry at the political establishment, 69 percent of Americans said they are satisfied with their overall financial situation today, according to the poll. But 56 percent also said they feel “anxious and uncertain” over the economy. The poll surveyed 1,000 adults between Aug. 10 and 14, with more than half reached by cell phone. There is a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.”

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Amazon Fires: Fake News! By James Reed

     Ha! Just what I thought, the Amazon fires are false news! I was excited for a time, as this would have been a real test of the global warming nonsense, especially when the entire Amazon swamp was eliminated so that burger-producing, methane releasing beef cattle in all their beauty would be free to drink and poo in the Amazon River. But, who know?

“The hysteria over Brazil’s “lungs of the earth” has even become a central contention at the G7 meeting in Europe, with global leaders calling for intervention to save the Amazon jungle. The problem is that most pictures being circulated on social media are NOT of this year’s fires at all! Photos are being dragged out from fires dating back to 1989 and presented as if they were taken in 2019. “This is fake news and blatant disinformation at its worst, but the world’s news media is using it to fan the fires of outrage in an attempt to achieve a political outcome, namely, Sustainable Development. In particular, the Amazon rain forest is seen as vital to countering global warming. Meteorologist Eric Holthaus, who writes for the radical environmental journal Grist, Tweeted today, “Smoke from the fires currently burning in the Amazon rainforest is covering about half of Brazil. We are in a climate emergency.” Apparently fire and smoke is seen as proof of global warming. However, considering that the rain forest stretches across Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, why is it that only Brazil is under attack by the Sustainable Development crowd? First, remember that the first Earth Summit that produced Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development in the first place was held in Rio DeJaneiro, Brazil in 1992. Thus, Brazil is akin to sacred ground to UN policy wonks. Second, Brazil’s newly-elected president Jair Bolsonaro is strongly opposed to globalization, left-wing policies and is pointedly anti-Communist. Bolsonaro has become a lightning rod for attack much in the same way and for the same reasons as U.S. President Donald Trump. The bottom line is that while fires are real, the Chicken Little panic is fake.”

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The Reason for Australia’s Existence: To Build up China’s Military Machine! By James Reed

     What a pitiful way for it to end, for the country to be like one of those bugs, whose sole purpose in life is to allow some higher order creature to secure their survival by using them as a resource. It seems that Australian iron ore is being used by China to build subs and perhaps other weapons of war. And why not; it follows in the good old tradition of pig iron Bob Menzies, who was happy to supply iron to imperial Japan’s war machine, that was in turn fired back at us! So what if it is fired back at Australians, so long as commerce flows, that is how the economically mad elite think! Anyway, this time we are too far too weak for any military resistance:

“Australian iron ore is suspected of being used to help build China’s next-generation nuclear-powered and ballistic-missile attack submarines, according to security and industry experts. Consignments from Australia’s booming iron ore exports to China are likely being diverted by Beijing into the steel supply chain for a massive expansion of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), including its latest Type 096 and 095 submarines undergoing construction at Huludao Port. The revelations come as the debate over China’s expansion has divided the Morrison Government following stinging criticism by Liberal MP Andrew Hastie. Maritime experts told the Herald Sun that while China has huge domestic iron ore fields, high-quality Australian ore would provide greater purity benefits for the specialised, high-pressure steel plating used in submarines. The Australian government keeps an eye on which countries are taking its iron ore but has no policy of tracking which specific industries are using it because it is “not practical”.

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Spygate and Obama By Charles Taylor

     The incredible thing is that the Democrats are still moving to impeach Trump, because, you know, nobody except them can rule. Never mind that Obama did far worse that the false news about Trump, actively breaking the law to put tricky dicky Nixon to shame:

“Earlier this week during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Andrew McCarthy, attorney and former federal prosecutor who specialized in national security cases, said “counterintelligence operations” which is what Spygate was, at its core, are “done for the president.” That means, as The Gateway Pundit notes, they are executed specifically to inform the commander-in-chief. “What I’m saying is not that the president sits there and directs that there be counter-intelligence investigations. What I’m saying is that unlike criminal investigations, counter intelligence investigations are done for the president,” McCarthy said. “The only reason to do them is for the president with the information he needs to protect the United States from foreign threats. They’re not like criminal investigations in that regard. So, in principle, the information is for the president. And here we know at various junctures we have actual factual information that this investigation was well known to President Obama,” he added. Hannity asked if the president knew about the investigation from the outset, wouldn’t he have been updated on its progress? “Sean, if things were working properly the president should have been alerted about it and informed. It was a very important investigation,” McCarthy added. “If they actually believed what they were telling the court that it was a possibility that Donald Trump was actually a plant of the Kremlin, it would have been derelict on their part not to keep the president informed,” he added. This isn’t the first crumb of evidence indicating that Obama was in on Spygate from the outset. In fact, previous information indicates that Obama actually orchestrated the coup attempt. As The National Sentinel reported in May 2018, former Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said during a Fox News interview that there was no way Obama would not have been kept in the loop. Investigative reporter Paul Sperry tweeted the information: “BREAKING: Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer said “I guarantee the answer is yes” to whether Obama knew Halper & others were deployed to spy on Trump campaign. Fleischer explained that no FBI director would put informants inside a presidential campaign w/o the prez authorizing it.”

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Antifa are Not Terrorists but Peace Loving Messengers of Truth! By Chris Knight

     Australian readers will be aware of items showing that US power in the Pacific is crumbling and that China’s military is set to crush everything before it. Consequently, what happens in the US is very important to the question of how long we have left. Unfortunately, the Democrats, almost certain to defeat Trump via the crook media and Big Tech anarchotyranny systems, let alone election fraud, will bury what remains of America. Already they are in an advanced stage of social dementia:

“In the aftermath of the most recent attacks by Antifa terrorists against conservative groups in Portland, Oregon, some Democrats are now proclaiming that Antifa is actually just a misunderstood, “peaceful” group of resisting patriots that’s merely trying to “safeguard” the city of Portland against far-right Nazis. According to Democratic Representative Debra Haaland of New Mexico, as quoted during a recent interview with CNN‘s Ana Cabrera, Antifa members aren’t domestic terrorists, as President Trump recently implied. Instead, they’re just “peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city,” meaning they should be respected and even lauded for their bravery in trying to stamp out “racism.” CNN apparently agrees with this sentiment, as does Buzzfeed, which recently tried to claim that conservatives are somehow “manufacturing” all of the evidence showing Antifa terrorists throwing cement milkshakes at people and chasing them with assault weapons. In one instance, Antifa terrorists maced and beat up a middle-aged man, leaving him unconscious on the ground as his partner or spouse attempted to guard him against further assault, which could have killed him. In another instance, Antifa terrorists chased down a man with a baseball bat, presumably to beat him to death.To Rep. Haaland, CNN, and Buzzfeed, however, this is all just “peaceful safeguarding” of Portland by “brave” and “tolerant” resisters who are simply trying to spread love by stopping Trump’s “fascist regime” through violence.

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We Have been Saying this Since Eric Butler By James Reed

     In the “we told you so department,” here is an article saying that he adoption of neo-liberal economic policies have destroyed the West, and china has capitalised upon this, which was the only sensible thing to do when your main competition cannot resist committing suicide. Here is Paul Craig Roberts summing it all up:

“The main problem with the US economy is that globalism has been deconstructing it. The offshoring of US jobs has reduced US manufacturing and industrial capability and associated innovation, research, development, supply chains, consumer purchasing power, and tax base of state and local governments. Corporations have increased short-term profits at the expense of these long-term costs. In effect, the US economy is being moved out of the First World into the Third World. Tariffs are not a solution. The Trump administration says that the tariffs are paid by China, but unless Apple, Nike, Levi, and all of the offshoring companies got an exemption from the tariffs, the tariffs fall on the offshored production of US firms that are sold to US consumers. The tariffs will either reduce the profits of the US firms or be paid by US purchasers of the products in higher prices. The tariffs will hurt China only by reducing Chinese employment in the production of US goods for US markets. The financial media is full of dire predictions of the consequences of a US/China “trade war.” There is no trade war. A trade war is when countries try to protect their industries by placing tariff barriers on the import of cheaper products from foreign countries. But half or more of the imports from China are imports from US companies. Trump’s tariffs, or a large part of them, fall on US corporations or US consumers.

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The Economic Cost of Immigration By James Reed

     This article deals with Canada, which is a similar “swamp” to Australia, so it should be relevant:

“In a recent campaign speech, Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, cited the results of one of our studies, which showed that recent immigrants are imposing a heavy fiscal burden on Canadians. He used this information to justify his plan to reduce future levels of immigration. The CBC had journalist Jonathon Gatehouse do a “fact check” of Bernier’s claim about the fiscal burden. In a publication sponsored by the CBC, he concludes that this claim is “false.” Since this verdict implies that our study also reached false conclusions, we feel compelled to do our own fact check of the analysis produced by Gatehouse. The author makes much of the well-known fact that immigrants have a positive effect on aggregate national income (GDP), which says nothing about the fiscal burden. He also fails to note that recent immigrants have lowered Canada’s per capita income since, according to official statistics, they have lower average incomes than other Canadians. He also cites a number of published studies and data he considers relevant. They involve well-known facts and again tell us nothing about the fiscal burden. For example, he notes that the gap in the unemployment rate between recent immigrants and native-born Canadian males has narrowed, but neglects to mention that this always happens when an economic boom creates increased demand for labour and leads to the hiring of previously unemployable workers.

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The End of the White world, but, Why? Why Not? By Peter West

     Just to be different, here is someone else saying the stuff we all say, but which no one listens to:

“The Western presstitutes and politicians have demonized Putin, Maduro, Iran, and Trump to the same extent as the patriotic propagandistic Western court historians have demonized Adolf Hitler. But no one is as demonized as white people, and the curious thing is that it is self-demonization—whites demonizing whites. One can understand why former British and French colonies from Africa through the Middle East to India, and Washington’s former colony in the Philippines and its Latin American puppet states would look with disfavor on white faces and use harsh language. But why do the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and white professors throughout the university system, school boards, white politicians, such as France’s Macron and the European Community’s Jean-Claude Juncker and Germany’s Merkel and a wide assortment of British and Scandinavian politicians demonize white people? In Scandinavia a blond woman who reports her rape by the latest wave of third world “migrants” invited into the country by the crazed Scandinavian politicians is dismissed as a racist. Scandinavian people have told me that it is becoming difficult to report any crime by migrants as the report borders on being a hate crime.

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Chaos Italian Style By Richard Miller

You just have to love the Italians, so much guts, passion and manliness, so much pizza, putting the Northern Europeans to shame. Look at their government … oh, it just collapsed:

“Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, forcing the collapse of the populist coalition between the Five Star Movement and Matteo Salvini’s Populist-right Lega (League). The Italian PM was set to face a vote of no confidence brought by Salvini’s party after the Five Star Movement overwhelmingly opposed a recent vote on the Italian-French TAV train tunnel project. On the floor of the Italian senate, Mr Conte blasted Salvini, accusing the Interior Minister of “political opportunism,” according to a report from Italian newspaper Il Giornale.

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Now Maori Land Rights …In Australia By James Reed

     No, it is not a joke … well …sometimes I am not sure nowadays what to believe, but here goes:

“A group of Maori people are calling for valuable land in Sydney's west to be handed over to them, claiming they were gifted the area by Aboriginal people more than 200 years ago. The Rangihou people say their king was handed the land in Parramatta by leaders of the Burramattagal Clan back in 1811 after they were first invited over from New Zealand. The 45-hectare parcel of land lies in an eastern section of central Parramatta. It includes parkland, James Ruse Reserve, Robin Thomas Reserve, Rangihou Reserve and a section of the Parramatta River. 'We are Ngati Rangihou Corrangie Hapu and we are here to reclaim Rangihou land,' the group's leader Lady Crown told 9 News. 'We want acknowledgement and recognition. We want the history books corrected, and compensation for damages of the land. 'We have the first laws in time, so our laws stand above any other law in the land.' The Rangihou people attempted to seize some of the land in March by changing the locks on the Waratah Soccer Club. They also charged people to use the car park of their makeshift set-up, before being evicted after four days.”

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But James, What if You are Wrong about Climate Change???? By James Reed

     If one is a rational scientific thinker, then the possibility of being wrong must be addressed. Here at this beloved site, we oppose the mainstream on climate change, global warming, you know that nonsense and hot air. But what if we are wrong, someone in an email recently asked? Is the UN and globalists right, and  should we  pack our bags and give up, living a life of drinking soy milk, instead of hard liquor? Hardly. Here is some literature discussing this hypothetical. The basic line of response is that the best way of dealing with any environmental problem is locally, not globally, because globally the problem is just too big to solve. Thus, if there is a need to reduce waste, then fine, let us overhaul the financial system, which because of its debt structure leads to the need for endless growth, much of which does not serve genuine human interests. In other words, environmentalism could be reinterpreted from the Right, and it would make more sense too.

     But don’t panic! Nobody here is saying anything positive about environmentalism, only in the logically possible scenario that we IF were wrong, the argument is far from over.

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We Will, We will …Replace You! Sing It! By Chris Knight

     Every time I hear that song from the pop group Queen, we will, we will rock you, I think of the Left and the Great Replacement, which they say is a conspiracy of the Dissent right, even though in their quiet moments the Left openly celebrate it, as all suicide cults do, longing for death. It is the way of decadence.  Here is a good recent article by American Renaissance bringing us up to speed on how the Great Replacement program is proceeding, at least in the US:

“Contempt for whites is mainstream. Cable news pundits, influential Democrats, and newspaper columnists happily promote white replacement. Last week, black AboveTheLaw editor and frequent MSNBC guest Elie Mystal called for the subjugation of white Donald Trump supporters. “You don’t communicate to them, you beat them,” he said on AM Joy. “You beat them. They are not a majority of this country—the majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country. . . . You do not negotiate with these people, you destroy them.” CNN anchor Anderson Cooper recently looked forward to whites becoming a minority: “The idea that, you know, whites will not be the majority, I mean, that’s—it’s an exciting transformation of the country, it’s an exciting evolution and you know, progress of our country in many different ways.” His guest, Univision host Jorge Ramos, agreed. “There’s nothing really they can do against this incredible demographic revolution,” he said. A week before, actress Rosanna Arquette tweeted: “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.” She later claimed the FBI advised her to lock her Twitter account due to the backlash. Liberals insist white supremacy dominates America. If that were true, those of us who write openly about the great replacement and the rights of whites would be honored and enriched. The corporate media would condemn anyone who insulted whites. Employers would fire them. Instead, anti-white racism can advance your career. Just ask Sarah Jeong, a New York Times editorial board member who got her job despite (or because of) her anti-white tweets.

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The Knives of London By Richard Miller

     There is a classic song, that I do not thing very much of, Ralph McTell, Streets of London: Today though, the more relevant song would be the Knives of London, given the explosion of knife attacks and crime:

“Race-denialism is all over the Western world—the notion that race itself is a sort of optical illusion; that different races can, after a bit of social engineering, be brought to present the same statistical profiles on all traits; that when they present different profiles the only possible explanation is malice on the part of white people; these are the great dogmas of our age [Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion, by John McWhorter, Daily Beast, March 14,2017 ] carved on stone slabs and worshipfully preserved in the temples of our culture. Here's a cute example: the epidemic of knife crime that has been plaguing Britain for several years past. Guns are hard to get in Britain (although not that hard). So the more commonplace types of lethal interpersonal violence—notably underclass gang warfare—are stabbings with knives. Where the soundtrack to a warm night in Chicago, Baltimore, or Detroit features gunshots, the corresponding audio for London, Birmingham, or Manchester is of metal blades penetrating human flesh.

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Summing Up the “Epstain” Saga By Charles Taylor

     Life is short, and the grim reaper awaits us all, and not merely knocks on the door, but smashes it off its hinges. Hence the need to quickly sum up the Epstein issue. The best, logical conclusion to the suicide/murder is given here by Greg Johnson, in my opinion:

“Thus when Jeffrey Epstein turned up dead with marks around his neck consistent with murder or suicide, everyone with two IQ points to rub together and a cursory knowledge of his case concluded that his death was no mere suicide. Let’s think this through. Jeffrey Epstein was either murdered or he committed suicide. Nobody has suggested that Epstein died of natural causes. I am surprised nobody has suggested auto-erotic asphyxiation, given what a colossal pervert he was. Because the Metropolitan Correctional Center had ways to prevent Epstein from committing suicide, if it was suicide, then Epstein was allowed to kill himself. If he was allowed to kill himself, it was either intentional or negligent. If Epstein was intentionally allowed to kill himself, then the probable motive is the same as murder, namely to prevent Epstein from testifying. If Epstein was negligently allowed to kill himself, then we have to conclude that the US government, particularly in New York City, is no longer a serious institution. Instead, it is functioning on a level somewhere between a Latin American banana republic and an African failed state. In particular, we have to conclude that the people in charge of New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center are either criminal or negligent, or perhaps a combination of the two.

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Letter to The Editor - Canberra Water for Environmental Flow?


A delegation of people from waterless western NSW is planning to come to Canberra to demonstrate to the people of the ACT how they are destroying lives and businesses across the Murray-Darling Basin.

“We intend to drain Lake Burley Griffin as an environmental flow down the Murrumbidgee River.
Just as the MDB Authority did with the Menindee Lakes.

“Then to add more volume to this environmental flow we will also drain the Cotter dam.
Just as the MDB Authority did with Keepit and Burrendong Dams.

“Then when the people of the ACT have no water for basic needs we will try to get you some bottled water.

“You must make-do with bottled water until there is rain in the catchment.

“We are very angry people so do please do not get in our way.”

  Ron Pike, Sapphire Beach

Letter to The Editor - The role of globalist interests and foreign powers in weakening national governments

To The Australian          Daniel Wild has produced a sensible proposal to achieve real aid for our Aboriginal people ("No call to heed a divisive voice", 23/8); but he avoids mentioning certain political realities. He espouses decentralisation and "the individual and his or her property rights", but one strand of the misguided campaign for indigenous constitutional recognition is the activism of Marxist zealots who want a utopia based on centralisation and increased government control of citizens. Secondly, Wild ignores a major reason "why welfare doesn't appear to be working": the different nature of the Aboriginal people. In some respects their ability levels are lower than those of other Australians. Reasonable reform should not ignore this factor. Finally, there is the role of globalist interests and foreign powers in weakening national governments by fomenting discord between majority and minority ethnic groups. Neither the UNO nor China may be friends of Australia in this context.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic