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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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Won’t Someone Please Think of the Cancer?

The phrase ‘I’m only intolerant of intolerance’ seems as silly as ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself’. They’re both sort of catchy rhetorical phrases, but they’re … Continue reading

9 April 2014 · Leave a comment

“Sydney Traditionalists” Facebook Page Taken Down

Our friends and supporters may have noticed that as of some time last night, the “Sydney Traditionalists” Facebook account has been down. The administrator who runs “Sydney Traditionalists” received notice this … Continue reading

6 April 2014 · 2 Comments

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part V: Distributism

The final essay in this series will address the question of government. And, of course, more will be left unsaid than said thereby: we’ve not spoken at all about, say, … Continue reading

19 March 2014 · 1 Comment

The Dangers of “Enlightened” Foolery

“If two consenting adults want to live together in close union and can find a consenting minister of religion to bless their union, who are we to object? The same … Continue reading

9 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part IV: Natural Rights

“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.” — Robert Frost One of the most confusing developments of the late … Continue reading

5 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part III: Carl Jung

As to the previous essay on Existentialism, it could be surmised that man’s obligation to construct meaning in his own life is limited only to physical, concrete realities. Jung calls … Continue reading

19 February 2014 · Leave a comment

First “Shots Fired” in Australia’s Culture War, 2014

Cory Bernardi wrote a book late last year titled The Conservative Revolution (Connor Court, 2013). To most thinking Conservatives the more controversial element of the book would have been its … Continue reading

12 January 2014 · 4 Comments

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part II: Existentialism

I. Introduction If we’re going to tackle the Frankfurt School, we ought to understand their ideas. In order to understand their ideas, we have to confront their basic assumptions. This … Continue reading

8 January 2014 · 1 Comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part I: Cultural Marxism

The Right-Wing Slogan of the Year for 2013 was Smash Cultural Marxism (followed shortly by Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White). It’s unclear if anyone can account for the … Continue reading

1 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Conservative Tales No. 2: Tradition as Language

Last Christmas I had to undertake the awful task of combing the bowels of a ‘shopping centre’ to find some inexpensive ‘stocking fillers’ for my children. I wanted to obtain … Continue reading

20 November 2013 · Leave a comment

The Maximal Monarchy: A Monarchist’s Case Against Crowned Republicanism

¶ It’s now been almost two months since Tony Abbott’s Liberal government came to power over the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd-led Labor Party. The relative swing from left to right is one of the … Continue reading

13 November 2013 · Leave a comment

A Question for “Conservatives”

It was drawn to my attention that this week’s episode of the ABC programme Q & A began with a rather “strong question”.1 Normally I regard this programme as a form … Continue reading

6 November 2013 · 2 Comments

Classicism: Its Theory and Practice

I. The Question Anyone possessed with a literary enthusiasm has read a poem written in the last half-century or so that made them wince with pain—a poem written by someone … Continue reading

9 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Not Your Traditional Idea of Education

Some would regard it as a brilliant piece of modern advertising. It is personal, crisp, direct. It carries a simple and effective message: “Oh come all ye young aspirants and … Continue reading

2 October 2013 · Leave a comment

The Demise of Being Independent

Today I had the misfortune of finding out that yet another independent book seller is on the brink of closure. It seems to me that the more money people make, … Continue reading

25 September 2013 · 1 Comment

William of Cloudeslee: Who is He?

In an effort to educate my eldest boy as to his heritage, I decided to read to him from a book that I ‘salvaged’ entitled Hero-Myths and Legends of the British … Continue reading

18 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Multiculturalism by Another Name

Subscription identity is but multiculturalism by another name. What do I mean by this term? The notion that regardless of one’s identity: by culture, race, religion or creed, one can … Continue reading

11 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Questions for Conservatives After the Electoral Victory

Last night, Tony Abbott, who has routinely been denounced as an ‘extremist’ by progressives of all stripes1 was elected the 28th Prime Minister of Australia. Since his role as a … Continue reading

8 September 2013 · 5 Comments

Come and See John, Tony and Arthur’s Shiny New Modern and Progressive Sydney!

A large group of Islamic activists yesterday demonstrated in the main arteries of Sydney’s central business district, blocking traffic and marching towards the local Town Hall on George Street. The … Continue reading

2 September 2013 · 1 Comment

Centralisation Watch: Local Government Referendum a Power Grab, says S.G.S.

The president of the Samuel Griffith Society, former High Court Justice, the Hon. I. D. F. Callinan A.C. has issued a statement calling for opposition to the planned referendum for the … Continue reading

10 June 2013 · 1 Comment

My Education in Australia

When I look back on my life in Australia, I feel truly grateful for the education which I received, and which forms an integral part of my identity. I am … Continue reading

25 May 2013 · Leave a comment

“Death of Hazel Hawke” and “Diversity Strikes London, Again”

Who was it who said we lived in a boring world? Two events in yesterday’s news prove that history has certainly not yet ended (pace Fukuyama) and that after the … Continue reading

24 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Lawrence Auster: Passes from this World, unto the Next

It is with considerable sadness that we report the passing of Lawrence Auster. The US traditionalist conservative essayist and prolific blogger surrendered into the Lord’s hands after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

30 March 2013 · 2 Comments

Lawrence Auster: Fighting Cancer and Preparing his Forthcoming Book

SydneyTrads have been following the recent developments in the health of US Traditionalist Conservative essayist and moderator of View From the Right, Lawrence Auster. The prolific blogger and scathing critic of modern … Continue reading

23 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Ideology In Our Vexicology

With great dismay, we have again seen the cast of usual suspects revising what should be  one of our most treasured national symbols – our national flag. However, on this … Continue reading

9 March 2013 · 7 Comments

Geert Wilders in Sydney a Success, Despite Far Left and Mainstream ‘Right’ Mendacity

Geert Wilders MP, founder and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (Partij voor de Vrijheid) yesterday delivered a speech in Sydney’s Liverpool district to an audience of several hundred attendees. … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 1 Comment

Lawrence Auster: Dignity and Poise

U.S. Traditionalist commentator and essayist Lawrence Auster, who is suffering the painful and debilitating consequences of metastasized cancer, has published a moving post on his weblog, View From the Right. Our readers … Continue reading

22 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Elegant English: How to Communicate like a Gentleman or a Lady

Whenever I have lamented the poor use of English grammar, lexicon or semantics in the present age, people have told me that I was over-reacting, and that English, like all … Continue reading

16 February 2013 · 9 Comments

Conservative “Third Force”: Dying in Utero?

Reports of the counter-intuitive endorsement of a cultural Marxist candidate for ‘Katter’s Australian Party’ in the Australian Capital Territory’s upcoming elections, has cast a dark shadow over the prospects of … Continue reading

10 February 2013 · Leave a comment

T. S. Eliot and Reactionary Modernism in the Early Twentieth Century

T. S. Eliot is best known as the greatest poet of the twentieth century. Less known, at least in the popular imagination, is his substantial contribution to the rich legacy … Continue reading

9 February 2013 · 2 Comments

All Things Being Equal – The Madness of Egalitarianism in Australia

Introduction Anyone who has lived in Australia for even one day would notice how fiercely egalitarian this culture is, or how everyone strives for equality at every level and at … Continue reading

2 February 2013 · 5 Comments

Stark Options for Australia’s Future

Since yesterday’s celebration of our national genesis, we have been reflecting on the future of this island nation with heavy hearts. Despite the superficial flag waving and expressions of civic … Continue reading

27 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Australia Day 2013

There is much to reflect on this Australia Day, 26 January 2013. This Antipodean island continent that has remained, so far, strongly part of the Anglosphere (subject of course to … Continue reading

26 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Prayer Vigil for Lawrence Auster

Those who have been following developments at View from the Right will note that the moderator and essayist Lawrence Auster has been suffering very poor health recently. Mark Richardson writes at OzConservative: … Continue reading

13 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Conservative Tales No.1: The Instruction of Tradition

A national or racial culture exists when the works (art, letters) of that nation do not and do not need to ask favours because they have been produced by a … Continue reading

29 October 2012 · 1 Comment

SydneyTrads Acknowledged by Vic. Conservatives

Sydney Traditionalists will be interested to know that we have been acknowledged by two conservative websites of commentary and opinion run from Melbourne, Victoria: the Australian Conservative and OzConservative. These two important online resources … Continue reading

19 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Award for National Self-Effacement at Sydney University’s Student Paper

Universities in Australia have been hot-beds of radicalism for decades since the social revolt of the 1960’s permeated all facets of academic and student life. Leftist politics has therefore dominated … Continue reading

12 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Bernardi Takes Knife for Excessive Honesty

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi was recently forced to resign from the Opposition front bench, where he served as Parliamentary Secretary, after delivering an apparently controversial speech staunchly opposing the Marriage Amendment (No. … Continue reading

22 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Islamic Protest in Sydney, 15 September 2012

A correspondent on the scene for the Sydney Traditionalists, provided the following brief observation (and the above image) of the recent protest and affray at Sydney’s central business district: I was approaching a café … Continue reading

15 September 2012 · 2 Comments

British Quarterly Review interviews Senator Cory Bernardi

The Autumn issue of the British Quarterly Review contains an interview with South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi. The interview, “A Conservative Maverick in the Antipodes” is the first time an … Continue reading

1 August 2011 · Leave a comment

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