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Equal & Opposite – Pharyngula and the Future of Christianity in the West

Every Sabbath, Christians in the Middle East face the too-real possibility of martyrdom. As they wash their face in the morning, they catch themselves in the mirror and ask, am … Continue reading

29 April 2017 · 1 Comment

Consciousness: What is it, and Where is it Found?

It is a common-place assumption that brains generate consciousness. The fact that brain damage, drug use, sleep deprivation, etc., impair thinking seems to confirm the brain’s generative capacity. However, how a physical mechanism … Continue reading

26 April 2017 · 2 Comments

Against FrontPage’s Neocon Interventionism

The word ‘FrontPage‘ is used in the title because praise for Donald Trump’s recent military attack on Syria is the editorial position and the consensus view of that website magazine. … Continue reading

24 April 2017 · 1 Comment

Why Exemptions only for the Religious?

The debate over whether or not to legalise same-sex “marriage” is predictably being portrayed as a tug-o-war between the purveyors of “freedom” on one side and the so-called “religious right” … Continue reading

23 April 2017 · 2 Comments

Equal & Opposite – Much Ado About Marriage

Does anyone know what ‘marriage’ is anymore, let alone why they think gays should (or shouldn’t) be part of it? The answer is, basically, ‘No’ on both counts. For our … Continue reading

22 April 2017 · 3 Comments

Guest Video, “Trump’s Machiavellian Tomahawk Kabuki Theatre”

Today’s Guest Video is a short piece presented by the Black Pigeon, titled “Trump’s Machiavellian Tomahawk Kabuki Theatre”. The recent US President’s actions against the Syrian goverment of Bashar al … Continue reading

8 April 2017 · 2 Comments

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Circle of Enrichment: The Refugee and The German Woman”

Refuge Sneaker Lost Station Bowed Dread Stalking Fright Park Falling Sleazing Yelp Dying Steeple Fumble Tree Pain Abused Blame Why Near Daunting Refuge Seeker Tossed Nation Crowd Head Walking Night … Continue reading

29 March 2017 · 2 Comments

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “What Would Enoch Say”

I see the Tiber foaming, or is that the Thames I spy? It’s hard for me to tell these days – it’s all red to my eye. That wisp of … Continue reading

25 March 2017 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: Enoch Powell, 1968 Speech to the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Centre

Today’s Guest Video is an extract from Enoch Powell’s 1968 speech to a meeting of the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Centre. More commonly known as the “Rivers of Blood” … Continue reading

25 March 2017 · 1 Comment

“Our Democracy” under attack by “Lone Wolves”?

The mainstream press can no longer deny the “new normal” of progressive Europe, which now evidently involves the slow-burn effect of the consequences of decades-old idiocrat immigration and citizenship policies … Continue reading

24 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “The Queen’s Lament”

Boudicca looks down at her feet Weeps for her sons and daughters She did not suffer her defeat To stand idle by such slaughters In bronze cast solid, firm and … Continue reading

24 March 2017 · 3 Comments

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Stuck in a Rutte”

He shrinks yet he wins, He hails himself hero I’d give him a fiddle, And watch him play Nero A small patch of land, Much reclaimed from the sea Blessed … Continue reading

18 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: Jordan Peterson Recounts a Story about Egyptian Gods

This week’s Guest Video is presented by Dr. Jordan Peterson, who here recalls an ancient Egyptian myth as an allegory for the cycle of life and death and the battle … Continue reading

18 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Meeting Mark Latham – A Curious Identitarianism for Australia

A contingent of STF stalwarts attended an event organised by dissidents within mainstream party politics that featured guest speakers Mark Latham and Ross Cameron. They shared ideas about many things, … Continue reading

15 March 2017 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “How Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is from a talk given by Dr. Jordan Peterson at Ryerson University, and is provided by the “Vertigo Politix” YouTube channel. The video is a short … Continue reading

11 March 2017 · 3 Comments

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Lost in the Wilder-ness”

From a window I can choose a whore Schnapps until I hit the floor Indulge myself with magic herb Nude on T.V. does not disturb What I do mustn’t matter … Continue reading

7 March 2017 · 2 Comments

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “In the Cool of the Night”

In the cool of the night underneath the lamplight in a little wilderness of stray grassland beside the railway line I sense what is left behind The mood of this … Continue reading

6 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “How to Save Boiling Frogs”

I find that every now and then I am refresh’d by Marine Le Pen Once or twice, she cuts it fine Too much “1789″ But if I tire of such … Continue reading

5 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “I Remember”

I remember when I saw what my fathers saw. These unmade roads paddocks eaten bare the box trees rising, triumphantly, from nowhere. I remember when I breathed the air of … Continue reading

4 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Who Are You Mr. Powell?”

Enoch who? Enoch Powell? Why do you howl? Why do you scowl? I see the flood Smell Virgil’s blood Thames dry mud Execration! Ululation! Ha! My salvation! – Luke Torrisi … Continue reading

3 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “Dear Sisters”

I know that you can wear a smiling face, that is no true measure of your inner grace. Men meeting men take care not to provoke, And keep their peace, … Continue reading

2 March 2017 · 3 Comments

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Rust Belt Lament”

Yes we can, yes we can We can what – I hear no plan? I am but a simple man I might feel pain But I don’t complain I just … Continue reading

1 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “Evening Trees”

Evening trees, arching to the setting sky pulsing upward, palms raised high leaves shimmering in metallic glare one last shout, one trumpet blare sounding out toward the light then falling … Continue reading

28 February 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Derek Turner: “Cold Constitutional”

On the ice-edge of the hill Gazing down grateful from verge of valley, Coming in across country, a splinter of winter – My feet hold fields. And today, I saw … Continue reading

27 February 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Derek Turner: “Mediterranean Refugee Crisis”

On watch – In a long slow timeless wash Reflux of freighted waters Slim frigates ride – Grey grace the warping waves bestride And fall and rise again like Greeks … Continue reading

25 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Globalism, Don Juan and the Perennial Philosophy

The perennial philosophy involves the notion that there are certain metaphysical truths that transcend any particular culture: that there is essentially just one wisdom tradition and it identifies a hierarchy … Continue reading

20 February 2017 · 4 Comments

Is Western Civilization Misogynistic?

Resentment combines hatred and love/desire. Self-hatred and dissatisfaction often leads to imagining that someone else has it better and to resentfully desiring to be that someone. That other person is … Continue reading

19 February 2017 · 6 Comments

Social Media Networking and the Suspension, and Reinstatement, of GAB

After various dissident right factions successfully usurped the cultural hegemony of progressivism in 2016 – culminating in the landslide electoral victory of US president Donald Trump – the corporatist left … Continue reading

12 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Introduction and Welcome to the 2017 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum

“It’s been fourteen days since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump” – that was how we intended to commence our introduction to this latest Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 4 Comments

2017 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

Identity and the New Nationalism. Where is it going in Eastern Europe? I During the refugee crisis in 2015, it was clear that a huge difference existed in the immigration … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Identity: The Future of a Paradox When Publius Virgilius Maro, more familiarly Virgil, accepted the commission from Augustus, formerly Gaius Octavius, to create an identity for the Roman people by … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – M. W. Davis

Fogeyism: in Theory and Practice “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – James Kalb

Identity and the Civilization of the West Identity has become a problem today. No one seems sure where it comes from, what it is for, or what difference it should … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Richard Cocks

Philosophy and The Crisis of the Modern World To find a way out of the current confusions and rifts in modern Western societies, and for its various countries to regain … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Restraint: An Heroic Tale in Three Acts Every now and then, a social phenomenon reported by the omnipresent media drives me to engage with a recurring cycle which begins with … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

The Unspoken Moral Questions of Identity Myself against my brother. Myself and my brother against my cousin. Myself, my brother and my cousin against the foreigner. — Arab proverb. At … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Brett Stevens

Y3K Western identity never knew itself. Men of the West understood themselves as tribes and later nations, but never saw a need to unify as a civilization until they faced … Continue reading

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2017 Symposium – Tomislav Sunić

European or Ethnic Identity? In light of the mass migrations of non-Europeans to Europe we must redefine the notion of the political. The notion of the political is eternal, although … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 3 Comments

2017 Symposium – Paul Gottfried

A View of the Political Scene The election of Donald Trump and the decisive ways in which he has acted against the immigration lobby and other entrenched leftist interests since … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Alastair Paynter

Whither Albion? Whither Europe? 2016 showed itself to be the year of possibility. Things which seemed unlikely or nigh impossible a mere two or three years ago have come to … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

René Girard – Imitation and Life Without God

In preparation for teaching a literature course in the 1950s, René Girard reread some of the classic novels. In the process he realized that the novelists had had profound insights … Continue reading

4 January 2017 · 4 Comments

The Year in Review: 2016, Year of the Pivot

If 2015 was the Year of the Quickening, as reported in our last annual review, then the year that has passed represented a period in which the political consensus throughout … Continue reading

2 January 2017 · 4 Comments

We have Lost What Matters

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25 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Nicolás Gómez Dávila on Nature

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24 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Love is Reactionary

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

23 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Juan Vázquez de Mella on the Fruit of the French Revolution

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22 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Johann Gottfried Herder against the Inorganic Empire

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21 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Joel Salatin on the Time Before the “Supermarket”

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20 December 2016 · 4 Comments

G. K. Chesterton on The Age of the Theoretical Minority

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19 December 2016 · 1 Comment

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Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

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Aristokratia Vol. 3 (Manticore Press, 2015)

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Derek Turner, "Sea Changes" (Washington Summit Publishers 2012)

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