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Friday, 16 July 2021 06:51

Scotty's Jab

Is Australia the champion of Covid management, or did we - despite the current furore - just get lucky with a low number of deaths from the not-so-killer virus?  Explaining Australia's performance is important for many reasons, not least because what has been achieved has come at a great cost.  And on close inspection, our performance is nothing about which to write home.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 07:19

Lab Leak Blues

After being cast as a conspiracy theory, the idea that the Covid virus originated in a Wuhan laboratory and leaked - or was leaked - into the Wuhan community has now gained currency and respect.  Even reputable scientists and others now hold that the leak theory is at least plausible.

Published in China
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 06:58

John Anderson's Victory

Whether the distinguished former Nationals' leader John Anderson would do more good for his country back in parliament or continuing his polished podcast interviews with global thought leaders is a moot point, now that his eternally disappointing party has rejected his Senate bid.  What looks like a bad outcome might not be.

Published in Politics
Sunday, 11 July 2021 02:20

Covid Capers Down Under

Originally published in the UK's The Conservative Woman.  Explaining Australia's false claim to be a Covid policy superstar.

Published in Politics

The nightmare of Covid hysteria and the crushing of freedom it has caused only grow afresh during an expected, relatively mild winter outbreak of an equally expected, overblown "variant".  Two questions are endlessly repeated by those who worry about these things.  One, how the hell did we get here?  And two, why did we give up our freedom without a fight?  The ground was long prepared for this.

Published in The Freedoms Project
Thursday, 13 May 2021 02:26

The Covid Pact

Individual rights, traditionally conceived, exist prior to, and separate from, the State.  Not any more, in the age of Covid and lockdown, all that we previously accepted about government has been discarded.  And we did it.  It is a Faustian bargain.

Published in Politics
Monday, 01 March 2021 03:49

The Contradictions of Vaccine Politics

The current penchant that governments and many citizens have for "Covidocracy" looks like becoming permanent.  This is despite the initial promise of the silver bullet vaccine.  Those who, quite legitimately, question the efficacy of the jab, are prone to made pariahs.  Rather, they should be lauded as the rational ones among us, and thanked for pointing out the massive contradictions of vaccine politics.

Published in Politics
Monday, 01 March 2021 03:21

There May Be Some Hope Yet

A few recent indications suggest that Australians might be fighting back.  Finally.

Published in Politics
Friday, 23 October 2020 23:27

A Nothingburger that Changed the World

The madness of 2020 has changed our lives forever.  We owe it to ourselves to ask how, who and why?

Published in The Freedoms Project
Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:34

The Light Ages

It is fashionable to deride the Middle Ages.  "Medieval" is normally an insult, a term of abuse.  A new book begs to differ.  Pondering the lessons of the book, one is drawn to massive contrasts between our own age and that of "the medievals".  And the contrasts are mostly not in our favour.

Published in Christianity
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