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Victim Privilege and its Consequences

Several recent events have highlighted the increasingly influential role that identity politics have played in shaping the West’s cultural and political discourses. While the only voices of lamentation seem to … Continue reading

31 August 2018 · 2 Comments

The Year in Review: 2017, Year of the Hate Hoax, the Heckler’s Veto and the Persecuted ‘Oppressor’

Issues relating to identity and tribalism seemed to dominate cultural and political developments throughout 2017, whether explicitly or implicitly, at home and abroad. As the United States continues to dominate … Continue reading

29 December 2017 · 3 Comments

2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. II

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. I

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 7 Comments

2017 Symposium II – Mark Richardson

The Future Belongs to Us (if we want it to) It is tempting for those on the traditionalist scene to think that conservatism is a spent force or that there … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Is Practicality Practical? Is practicality practical? The answer is, probably not, or at least that it is hard to tell, and that practicality, in any field, might only be practical … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

Equal & Opposite – On Dispositionalism

In a recent post for The Spectator Australia I signaled the end (perhaps prematurely) of my willingness to put up with the endless stream of disappointments issuing forth from the … Continue reading

16 June 2017 · 2 Comments

Equal & Opposite – Catholic and Traditionalist Realignment in Australian Politics?

In 2015, STF published its first symposium. The theme: ‘Quo Vadis Conservatism; or, Do Traditionalists have a Place in the Current Party Political System?’1 Some of its contributors agreed that, … Continue reading

6 May 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

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

“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: “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

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 · 5 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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 – 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 – 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

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

Tremors in the Overton

One of the interesting aspects of living towards the outer edges of the civilised world is that the Cathedral1 signal is far more refined than it is in the United … Continue reading

18 November 2016 · 5 Comments

Donald Trump: an Inspiration to us All

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”).

10 November 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “A Moment of Reckoning”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is an excerpt from a speech given by US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, on 13 October 2016. Mainstream conservatives constantly barrage us with claims that Donald … Continue reading

15 October 2016 · 3 Comments

Guest Video: “The Trump Supporter”

Today’s Guest Video is from Murdoch Murdoch. It shows a violent racist and populist bigot surrounded by a crowd of tolerant peace activists who try to rationally reason with him … Continue reading

30 July 2016 · 2 Comments

Plan White – Redux

… now in Rainbow Pantyhose. Germany’s code name for the strategic plan of its September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland was Fall Weiss—“Plan White.” The plan envisioned a three-month long … Continue reading

12 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “The Vicious Snake”

In light of the pending Iowa Republican Caucus – which is scheduled to commence Monday 1 February at 7:00pm, i.e. roughly twelve hours after the publication of this post – SydneyTrads … Continue reading

2 February 2016 · 1 Comment

The Year in Review: 2015, Year of the Quickening

Wieża Babel sama upada.¹ [“The Tower of Babel falls under its own weight”] 2015 has been an interesting year. If it is to be immediately remembered for anything it is for … Continue reading

1 January 2016 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Paul Edward Gottfried

Paleoconservatism: A Vanishing Traditional Right The apparent discontent and turmoil among Australian traditionalists after the ousting of the former Prime Minister by the socially liberal Malcolm Turnbull, as reported in … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a 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

Recommended book:

Frank Salter, "The Aboriginal Question" (2018)

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Recommended book:

Frank Salter, “The War on Human Nature in Australia’s Political Culture” (2017)

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Paul Gottfried, "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt - Toward a Secular Theocracy" (2004)

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Paul Gottfried, “After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State” (1999)

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