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Rally Protesting Forced Mass Third-World Immigration, Warsaw Poland

It appears that  the block of Central European nations – Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland – steadfastly refuses to buckle under the pressure of its Western ‘partners’, particularly their … Continue reading

12 September 2015 · 2 Comments

A Mere Holding Action

Last week, 11 August 2015, the Coalition party room held what the media has described as a marathon session, during which a spirited debate was held on whether or not … Continue reading

16 August 2015 · 3 Comments

“Marriage Alliance” Launched in Australia

A major organised block of opposition to the so-called “marriage equality” push in Australia has been launched today. Marriage Alliance is an association of individuals and groups who plan to push back … Continue reading

3 August 2015 · 21 Comments

A Tale of Two Lambdas

To those of us following the series of disasters that pepper the landscape of the Culture Wars over the last several decades – gradual but persistent cultural-moral erosion, successive demographic displacement of … Continue reading

2 August 2015 · 3 Comments

“Filial Appeal” to Pope Francis Underway

Catholic supporters of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum will be interested to note that we have received correspondence from the Associazione Supplica Filiale concerning the Vatican’s position on marriage and homosexual unions. Supplica Filiale … Continue reading

1 August 2015 · 4 Comments

Wordpress Glitch

Admin Notice In the last hour, we’ve noticed that our logo (feature image), custom menu and background image have all disappeared from our website. Attempts to correct this at the … Continue reading

27 July 2015 · 2 Comments

MH17 Victims: May they Rest in Eternal Peace

Today is the anniversary of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine by Russian backed “separatist” rebels. Out of the 298 victims, 38, the third largest … Continue reading

17 July 2015 · 1 Comment

One Flag Goes Up, Another Goes Down

The last several weeks have been difficult, particularly for our American cousins, and especially those who have been witnessing the escalating attack on their traditional values and cultural icons. A certain … Continue reading

16 July 2015 · 1 Comment

“British”, apparently…

Only moments ago, Eliza Harvey of ABC24‘s free-to-air news referred to the perpetrators of the 2005 London Tube bombings as “British.” Not “British born”, but “British.” Tomorrow, London will be … Continue reading

6 July 2015 · 3 Comments

Announcing Campaign to “Save Southern Heritage”

Earlier today we wrote a brief reflection on recent developments in the ongoing assault on America’s Southern heritage, its symbols and icons. The latest campaign to remove the Southern Cross from … Continue reading

4 July 2015 · 2 Comments

Antipodean Reflections on America’s 4th July Celebrations, 2015

This may be one of the most ironic Independence Day anniversaries celebrated by our American cousins across the pond. With the recent media driven controversies continuing to rage over the … Continue reading

4 July 2015 · 2 Comments

The Defenestration of an Apparent Heretic

Readers in the online Sidestream may be aware of the recent defenestration of software developer and principal of Urbit, Curtis Yarvin, who was ‘disinvited’ from the StrangeLoop Conference scheduled to … Continue reading

9 June 2015 · 5 Comments

A Statement on Recent Developments in the Neoreactionary Online Community

Supporters and friends of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum will recall that in January this year we became a fellow organisation of the Hestia Society for Social Research.1 One of the … Continue reading

31 May 2015 · 1 Comment

The ANZAC Tradition: Identity and Values

Instead of publishing our own message for this year’s ANZAC remembrance, we feel that the following exchange which occurred during the question and answer session at the 22 April 2015 Quadrant … Continue reading

25 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Pearls of Wisdom from the Foreign Minister

To become a Minister of State, one has to be a cultivated professional with years of experience, and most importantly wisdom, strong character, a proven ability to both lead and serve … Continue reading

21 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Aristokratia Volume 3: Coming Soon

We have been informed that the third volume of Aristokratia journal (Manticore Press) has been sent to the printers and will shortly be available for purchase. Friends and members of … Continue reading

13 April 2015 · 1 Comment

“Principal Architect” of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, Dies at 84

Traditionally, one does not make disparaging or negative comments about the departed, so we will let the mainstream press do that for us instead. Hal Colebatch, writing in The Australian on 16 April 2008, … Continue reading

20 March 2015 · 2 Comments

Australian Establicons: Intentional Blindness is a Virtue

One could be forgiven for thinking that we have entered a new phase of collective political stupidity, where our national ‘leaders’ seem committed to manage – and not oppose – the … Continue reading

20 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Australian Establicons: Expressions of European Identity must be Qualified

There are times when we have to wonder whether or not the Tony Abbott Experiment is not some complex trolling initiative a la the Manchurian Candidate. Not having been satisfied with his string … Continue reading

18 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Poor Student Thugs Cop-it from the Cops

Hard left juveniles from university campuses across Sydney were pepper-sprayed by police today at a “protest” against federal government education reforms that seek to deregulate the university system in Australia. … Continue reading

13 February 2015 · 1 Comment

Orthosphere Update

We were disappointed by the sudden shutdown, seemingly without notice in December last year, of Mark Richardson’s Australian blog of traditionalist Conservatism, OzConservative. It is therefore with sadness that we hear … Continue reading

4 February 2015 · 3 Comments

The Hestia Society for Social Studies

Friends and supporters of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum will be interested to note that we have entered into a fellowship with the US based Hestia Society for Social Research. The Hestia … Continue reading

27 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Acknowledgment of Nation

Earlier today, we made the point of emphasizing the importance of asserting a robust and unapologetic national identity in the face of external threats, that this was not the path our … Continue reading

26 January 2015 · 1 Comment

Australia Day 2015: Some French Reflections

It is no simple task to reflect on our nation this Australia Day, 2015. It seems that many of the items that have dominated the news cycle over the past … Continue reading

26 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Elites Fear Le Pen More Than Le Sword

The response to the latest Islamist attacks against the West, this time in Paris, has become a familiar refrain. It is the same one used following the Sydney cafe siege last … Continue reading

15 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Tradition and Reaction in Quadrant

Readers of SydneyTrads will be interested to note the publication of Luke Torrisi’s “Tradition and Reaction in Conservative Politics” which appears in the January-February issue of Quadrant magazine.1 Torrisi is the host of Radio … Continue reading

1 January 2015 · 1 Comment

Acknowledgment of Nation

“I acknowledge the Federal Commonwealth, created by the nation under the Crown to defend its undivided sovereignty over all Australia’s lands and waters. “I acknowledge the Christian Anglo-Celtic pioneers and … Continue reading

27 December 2014 · 2 Comments

Progressives are “Shocked, Shocked!”

Hostages have been taken at Sydney’s Lindt Café on Martin Place. Islamist flags have been placed over the windows of the Café. Customers at the Café have been forced to … Continue reading

15 December 2014 · 3 Comments

The Bitter Fruit of Idiocracy

We’ve written previously about the rising specter of anarcho-tyranny in Australia. It seems that as every week passes by, there is yet another example of how this insidious dive into … Continue reading

24 September 2014 · 2 Comments

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 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 · 2 Comments

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

“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

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

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

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

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 · 4 Comments

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

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