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Quote of the Week: Hilaire Belloc, “The Crisis of Civilization”

“Status arose from the strong, instinctive demand of a Catholic society for stable social relations between men, and, what was much more important, for a stable sufficiency of livelihood attaching … Continue reading

25 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Theodore Dalrymple, “Our Culture, What’s Left of It”

“Even Mill came to see the limitations of his own principle as a guide for policy and to deny that all pleasures were of equal significance for human existence. It … Continue reading

18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Meaning of Conservatism”

“Of course, the old aristocratic society has vanished. But the vision of culture and public spirit survived for a while the society that engendered it. This vision animated our universities … Continue reading

11 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Sixth Documentary Screening, Friday 8 August 2014

Last evening the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted the sixth screening in its documentary series at the University of Sydney. This was the first event in the series for 2014 and … Continue reading

9 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Anarcho-Tyranny Threat Levels Continue to Rise

Only four days ago, SydneyTrads noted the rise of anarcho-tyranny in Australia as a result of the Coalition government’s plans to demand that citizens returning from terror stricken regions of the globe may … Continue reading

6 August 2014 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Samuel Coleridge, “Letters on the Spaniards”

“That there is an individual spirit that breaths through a whole people, is participated in by all, though not by all alike; a spirit which gives a colour and character … Continue reading

4 August 2014 · 1 Comment

The Rise of “Anarcho-Tyranny” in Australia

Anarcho-tyrannny was a term coined by US paleoconservative journalist and social critic Sam Francis over a decade ago. It refers to the practice of governments cracking down on the law … Continue reading

1 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Tomislav Sunić, “Postmortem Report”

“What makes a people? A people has a common heritage and a will to a common destiny. A people exists despite superficial cleavages such as parties, interest groups, and passing … Continue reading

28 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The survival instinct of our political representatives will never diminish, but history shows us that leaders who demonstrate conviction generally fare better than those without it. They are also more … Continue reading

21 July 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Man of History and the Fallacy of Equality

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? [Where is the Great Man?] (1 Corinthians 1:20, English Standard Version) Many … Continue reading

16 July 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Chilton Williamson Jr., “Chronicles Magazine”

“Partisans of the political vision and the moral ideal implied in the modern ‘version of the universal’ view the ultimate perfection of the European Union as the necessary foundation of … Continue reading

14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Guillaume Faye, “Archeofuturism”

“Moreover, as the philosopher Raymond Ruyer, detested by the left-bank intelligentsia, foretold in his two important works, Les nuisances idéologiques and Les cents prochains siècles, once the historical digression of … Continue reading

7 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robert Nisbet, “The Quest For Community”

“The intensity of theoretical interest in the family has curiously enough arisen in direct proportion to the decline of the family’s basic institutional importance to our culture. The present ‘problem’ … Continue reading

30 June 2014 · Leave a comment

The Right’s Greatest Online Asset: Leftist Hate

Just as the establishment left’s greatest political asset is ‘establishment conservatism’ (due to the later’s apparent commitment to never oppose the essence of progressive dogma) the sidestream’s greatest virtual asset would … Continue reading

28 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Danny Dill and Mel Tilli – Detroit City

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 31 March 2014, and form … Continue reading

23 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Eric Voegelin, “Science, Politics and Gnosticism”

“As indicated, there has emerged a phenomenon unknown to antiquity that permeates our modern societies so completely that its ubiquity scarcely leaves us any room to see it at all: … Continue reading

23 June 2014 · 1 Comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Barlow Girl – Grey

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of 11 April 2011, and form the … Continue reading

16 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Molnar, “Utopia, the Perennial Heresy”

“In his desire to start from the ‘unspoiled beginning,’ the utopian feels he must clear away what has gone before, that is, everything from the customary meaning of words to … Continue reading

16 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quadrant Predicts Possible Voter Backlash Against Abbott Government

Some fifteen days ago, SydneyTrads noted a not too flattering report by Christopher Carr in which he claimed that conservative voters have been betrayed by the Abbott Government’s hesitation to … Continue reading

15 June 2014 · 1 Comment

A Gentler, Weaker Military

The Sydney Traditionalists have been on record strongly opposing the concept of female involvement in the armed forces.1 Some may ask how this accords with Western ideas of liberty and choice, but … Continue reading

14 June 2014 · 1 Comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Neil Peart – The Trees

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 20 January 2014, and form … Continue reading

9 June 2014 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“Thus when the conservative discusses freedom, he accepts that while maximising it is a worthy goal, it must nevertheless always be balanced by the broader need for a cohesive and … Continue reading

9 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “Western Morality”

I see some women dressed in veils go by, And next to them, some women barely dressed. I contemplate this contrast, and ask why, Our western girls are eager to … Continue reading

5 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Dolly Parton – The Seeker

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 8 November 2010, and form the … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

“Mediocracy cannot permit genuine dissent. Apart from the fact that its ideology cannot be questioned, there is a risk that its high culture will be exposed as valueless. “The solution … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

“Establicons” Turning Away from Coalition?

One Christopher Carr, writing for Australia’s only periodical which is explicitly non-Marxist, Quadrant Magazine, has published a short reflection about the current Coalition government’s prevarications concerning the section 18C controversy.1 The debates … Continue reading

1 June 2014 · 2 Comments

Poem: “Out of His Depth”

By the side of a pool, I can see a young child, By the look on his face, he appears rather riled. For his father and brother have told him … Continue reading

29 May 2014 · Leave a comment

The Liberal Culture Olympics

One could say that the Eurovision song contest is the Liberal Olympics except that the Olympics have themselves become so attuned to the zeitgeist it is more accurate to refer … Continue reading

27 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Lindsey Buckingham – Family Man

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 18 November 2013, and form … Continue reading

26 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Paul Gottfried, “War and Democracy”

“In his fiery courage, my father had nothing in common with today’s feminized and media-acceptable males. He had not distinguished himself as a soldier, but in his readiness to risk … Continue reading

26 May 2014 · 2 Comments

Fifth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 23 May 2014

Last night, local members of the Facebook group “The Conservative Cave” met for the fifth “Cave Catchup” (first for 2014) at the Great Southern Hotel on George Street, Sydney. This … Continue reading

24 May 2014 · 4 Comments

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian paleoconservative, traditionalist conservative, and independent right.

23 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “Accents”

In this world, there are various accents around, And each speaker emits a particular sound. Did you know that your accent reveals who you are? If you’re conscious of that, … Continue reading

22 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Lonestar – My Front Porch Looking In

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 27 September 2010, and form … Continue reading

19 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “Gentle Regrets”

“Ideas, in the Tory vision, are fleeting by products of the social and political process, which are no sooner produced than forgotten. In this and other respects the Tory Party … Continue reading

19 May 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian paleoconservative, traditionalist conservative, and independent right.

16 May 2014 · 2 Comments

Poem: “Modern Life or Modern Death?”

They stare at Windows all the livelong day, Yet breathe in no fresh air. Despite new means of contact now in play, Communication’s rare. They trap their fragile hearts inside … Continue reading

15 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Can the Internet Really Change the Language?

Linguists like David Crystal are now claiming that the Internet, that new, impersonal force of the 21st Century, is able to change the language over twenty to fifty years. No … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · 1 Comment

New Installments to Traditionalist Ebooklet

Some months ago SydneyTrads reported its acknowledgment by two popular conservative website in Melbourne, one of which was Mark Richardson’s OzConservative. We recommended that blog and the work of its … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan – I was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 28 June 2010, and form … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Meditations on the Peaks”

“In this way, beyond the natural symbol of the mountain, which is directly perceived by the senses, we can access its doctrinal and traditional symbolism, namely, the deeper content of … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Misandry: The Hate That’s OK

Let us engage in a small social experiment. Hands up those of you who know what “misandry” means. A couple of hands? That’s it? All right now, how many of … Continue reading

10 May 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian paleoconservative, traditionalist conservative, and independent right.

9 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “The English Tongue Today”

Once upon a time the English tongue, Used to be like rhythmic music sung. What has happened to this speech today? Tortured it has been in every way. Many ulcers … Continue reading

8 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Ben Folds Five – Brick

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 1 November 2010, and form … Continue reading

5 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima, “Spring Snow”

“For everything sacred has the substance of dreams and memories, and so we experience the miracle of what is separated from us by time or distance suddenly being made tangible. … Continue reading

5 May 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian paleoconservative, traditionalist conservative, and independent right.

2 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 6 September 2010, and form … Continue reading

28 April 2014 · Leave a comment

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