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Weblog of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum

Quote of the Week: James Allan, “Democracy in Decline”

“Users of the word democracy who opt for this fat, morally repugnant usage want it to convey two things. The first is a claim about how decisions are made. The … Continue reading

17 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Howard S. Schwartz, “Society Against Itself”

“Political correctness has to generalize. Meaning is structured around the pursuit of a fantasy, and that fantasy is never realized. This means that, in principle, meaning cannot be verified directly. … Continue reading

10 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Robert Steuckers, “The European Enterprise”

“Our sources of inspiration should not be limited to just the movements that, rightly or wrongly, give themselves labels of ‘national’, ‘regionalist’, or ‘identitarian’. Some circles, formally or recently classified … Continue reading

3 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Gerhart Niemeyer, “Modern Age”

“It is an experience that later befell Mustapha Kemal, the father of ‘modern’ Turkey, and Nehru, the leader of India’s ‘modernization.’ Moved by this experience strong groups within a number … Continue reading

26 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Ernst Jünger, “The Forest Passage”

“Fundamentally, freedom and tyranny cannot be considered in isolation, although we observe them succeeding each other in time. It can clearly be said that tyranny suppresses and eliminates freedom – … Continue reading

19 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: John Red Eagle and Vox Day, “Cuckservative”

“Are all cultures the same? Even today’s establishment cultural relativists won’t deny difference in fashion, color schemes, music and the many other superficial trappings of culture. Bring up values, however, … Continue reading

12 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Plato, “Republic”

“For when your guardians are ignorant of the law of births, and unite bride and bridegroom out of season, the children will not be goodly or fortunate. And tough only … Continue reading

5 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Molnar, “Authority and Its Enemies”

“If we admit that the State possesses the ultimate authority without which other institutions would lack theirs, we understand that this authority may be threatened or at least challenged by … Continue reading

29 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Jonathan Bowden, “Western Civilization Bites Back”

“If you look at mass popular culture, the heroic is still alive. It’s still alive in junk films, in comic books, in forms that culturally elitist society and intellectuals disprivilege. … Continue reading

22 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Evan Sayet, “The Kindergarten of Eden”

“The Modern Liberal was born into a life as close to paradise as any human being since God first created man. Having come of age in or after the 1960s, … Continue reading

15 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Carle C. Zimmerman, “Family and Civilization”

“This is the basic theme of family and civilisation. Civilization grows out of familism; as it grows it loses its original connection with the basic spring which furnished the essence … Continue reading

8 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Daniel Friberg, “The Real Right Returns”

“Always strive to improve yourself within the framework of your naturally given gender role, and thus your natural role in society and the community. You may live in a depraved, … Continue reading

1 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Paul Gottfried and Thomas Fleming, “The Conservative Movement”

“Whatever the differences that characterize their various schools of thought, conservatives, as much as Leftists, are united by a distinctive approach to reality – particularly nature. For the Left, the … Continue reading

25 July 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Vox Day, “SJWs Always Lie”

“This tendency to project their own thoughts, feelings and tendencies on others can be one of the normal individual’s most powerful weapon against the SJW. The accusations made by SJWs … Continue reading

18 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Guillaume Faye, “Sex and Deviance”

“Indeed, feminism is above all a form of masculinism. To imitate men, to become a man, not only socially but also sexually: such is the unthinkable idea¹²¹ of feminism, which … Continue reading

11 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Carl Schmitt, “The Concept of the Political”

“A religious community, a church, can exhort a member to die for his belief and become a martyr, but only for the salvation of his own soul, not for the … Continue reading

4 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Heathen Imperium”

“Besides, as we have already stated, although we assert uncompromisingly the necessity of hierarchy, we maintain that this hierarchy should be built dynamically and freely, through natural relations of individual … Continue reading

27 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Russell Kirk, “The Conservative Mind”

“Constitutions cannot be made, says Brownson, agreeing with de Miastre: they are the product of slow growth, the expression of a nations historical experience, or they are mere paper. ‘The … Continue reading

20 June 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima “Sword”

“He would just have to put up with it; if you couldn’t bear even one single thing through to the end, then you might as well give up entirely.” ▪ … Continue reading

13 June 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Francis Fukuyama, “After the Neocons”

“I did not like the original version of Leninism and was skeptical when the Bush administration turned Leninist. Democracy in my view is likely to expand universally in the long run. … Continue reading

6 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Irving Babbitt, “Character & Culture”

“The ultra-utilitarians are not only as completely lost for art and literature as the Puritans, but their point of view is far more catching. We see the waves of utilitarianism … Continue reading

30 May 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Peter Viereck, “Unadjusted Man in the Age of Overadjustment”

“Conversely, the trade-union movement in the English Speaking world (see pages 84-87) often represents not the massman or Overadjusted Man but an anti-modern, unconsciously conservative protest against massman rootlessness and … Continue reading

23 May 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind, “The Next Conservatism”

“Through Retroculture, the next conservatism should seek to rebuild our old culture from the bottom up, one individual or family at a time. That is slow. But there is no … Continue reading

16 May 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Richard Viguerie, “Conservatives Betrayed”

“If conservative organizations emulate the Left in seeking and receiving taxpayers’ money, they will become like the Left in other ways too. They will orient themselves towards serving the interests and values of the … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Slavoj Žižek, “The Sublime Object of Ideology”

“When a discipline is in crisis, attempts are made to change or supplement its theses within the terms of its basic framework – a procedure one might call ‘Ptolemization’ (since when data … Continue reading

2 May 2016 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Hans-Hermann Hoppe “Democracy: The God that Failed”

“It should be obvious then that and why libertarians must be moral and cultural conservatives of the most uncompromising kind. The current state of moral degeneration, social disintegration and cultural … Continue reading

25 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Alain de Benoist, “The Problem of Democracy”

“Democracy has changed. It was initially intended to serve as a means for the people to participate in public life by appointing representatives. It has instead become a means for … Continue reading

18 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “Against Inclusiveness”

“It is very difficult for liberal public discussion to reject and suppress the clear indications of science and scholarship, but inclusiveness must do so in order to deny the stubborn difference among … Continue reading

11 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Anthony M. Ludovici, “The Sanctity of Private Property”

“Capitalism is a condition in which the best administrator of property in excess of man’s physical and professional need, and the best testamentary disposer of such property, is assumed to be the … Continue reading

4 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to his Son Concerning Women, Courtship and Romance

“You may meet in life (as in literature) women who are flighty, or even plain wanton — I don’t refer to mere flirtatiousness, the sparring practice for the real combat, … Continue reading

28 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: José Ortega y Gasset, “Revolt of the Masses”

“If the European grows accustomed not to rule, a generation and a half will be sufficient to bring the old continent, and the whole world along with it, into mortal … Continue reading

21 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Bonus Quote No.10 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Gary Dowsett, Gay Information Quarterly Journal (1982)

“And I also have a friend, a paedophile, who is working very hard on making sense out of his relations with boys. These relations consist of, among other things, a … Continue reading

20 March 2016 · 22 Comments

Bonus Quote No.9 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Roz Ward, Introducing the Safe Schools Coalition

“Safe Schools Coalition is about supporting gender and sexual diversity. It’s not about celebrating diversity. It’s not about stopping bullying. It’s about gender and sexual diversity. It’s about same sex … Continue reading

20 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: T.S. Eliot, “Notes Towards the Definition of Culture”

“What we remark especially about the educational thought of the last few years, is the enthusiasm with which education has been taken up as an instrument for the realisation of … Continue reading

14 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Gérard Zwang, “La Fonction Érotique”

“The human condition is lived only as a man or woman. From the moment of fertilization, the die is cast. Some people prate about the bisexualism of every human being. Such a notion does not exceed the … Continue reading

7 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.8 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Franklin Kameny and Richard Isay cited by Robert Reilly

“At a Human Rights Campaign dinner, which celebrated him as an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) civil right hero, the late Franklin Kameny said, ‘I have tended not to adjust myself … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.7 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues, 1998

“Now people say that it was kind of rape. I was only thirteen and she was twenty-four. Well, I say, if it was a rape, it was a good rape … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · 2 Comments

Bonus Quote No.6 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Harry Hay, New York University, 1983

“Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.5 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Tamara Metz, “Disestablish Marriage!” 2013

“As long as the government doles out marital status and uses it to distribute benefits and privileges, our commitment to freedom and equality demand that marriage be available to same-sex … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.4 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Masha Gessen, Sydney Writers’ Festival, 2012

“I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist […] fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to … Continue reading

4 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.3 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Ginger Gorman, The 7:30 Report, 2013

“I was putting together a series of interviews on gender. This particular interview was with a couple who were gay dads, and they had been on a long journey to … Continue reading

3 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.2 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, 1989

“We can extract the following principle for our campaign: to desensitize straights to gays and gayness, inundate them in a continuous flood of gay-related advertising, presented in the least offensive fashion possible. … Continue reading

2 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.1 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Peter Tatchell, Letter to The Guardian, 1997

“I think it is courageous […] Offering a rational, informed perspective on sexual relations between younger and older people, they document examples of societies where consenting inter-generational sex is considered normal, beneficial and enjoyable by old … Continue reading

1 March 2016 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Roz Ward, “The Role of the Left in the Struggle for LGBTI Rights” Marxism Conference 2015

“LBGTI oppression and hetronormativity are woven into the fabric of capitalism […] This push to fit people into these physical and social gender constructs that promote heterosexuality is still incredibly strong … Continue reading

29 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Molnar, “The Counter-Revolution”

“The ideological energy this doctrine was able to generate was immense, it was Christian energy redirected towards purely secular and utopian ends. First of all, it satisfied the individual’s appetite … Continue reading

22 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robin Waterfield, “René Guénon and the Future of the West”

“Tradition was essentially the body of knowledge and self understanding which is common to all men in all ages and nationalities. Its expression and clarification forms the basis of all traditional wisdom … Continue reading

15 February 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Arthur Versluis “Antimodernism”

“If the essence of modernism is progress, a belief that technological development means socioeconomic improvement, the heart of antimodernism is a realization that ‘progress’ has an underbelly – that technological industrial development has destructive consequences … Continue reading

8 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Peter King, “Reaction: Against the Modern World”

“Their greatest asset is the very ability they have to eviscerate the modern world and to point to its follies and contradictions. They may be commenting on the sidelines, but … Continue reading

1 February 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Jean Starobinski, “Action and Reaction”

“Recall that in their use of force the tyrannies of the twentieth century all tried to pass themselves off as revolutions and that they sought, systematically or incidentally, to discredit … Continue reading

25 January 2016 · 1 Comment

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