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Guest Video, “The End Game: Why the West is Lost”

Today’s Guest Video is by the Black Pigeon, titled “The End Game: Why the West is Lost”. The seventeen minute presentation is a summation of a private exchange the Black … Continue reading

13 May 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 · 5 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 – 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

Guest Video: “How Chinese Colonization will Crash the World Economy”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is from the “Black Pigeon”, titled “How Chinese Colonization will Crash the World Economy”. This bears particular relevance to an Australian audience, especially those who cannot … Continue reading

3 December 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part III]

The BBC obituary for Venner begins with the following sentence: “Dominique Venner, the far-right French essayist who shot himself before the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, … Continue reading

4 November 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Guest Video: Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter Supporters

Today’s Guest Video is from Joey Salads, a “social experiment” titled “Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter Supporters”. In the video, the host carries a “Black Lives Matter” sign … Continue reading

1 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Lee Kuan Yew on Multicultural Democracy

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”).

8 September 2016 · 2 Comments

E. H. Looney on Fundamental Civil Rights

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “dissident … Continue reading

25 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Dominique Venner on Identity

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”).

30 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “Muhammad Ali was a RACIST – and that’s OK”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by the “Black Pigeon”, titled “Muhammad Ali was a RACIST – and that’s OK”. Muhammad Ali did on 3 June this year. In this Saturday’s video, … Continue reading

11 June 2016 · Leave a comment

A Reflection on Joseph Pearce’s “A Christian Response to Europe’s Crisis”

Joseph Pearce recently had a provocative article published in the UK’s Catholic Herald, titled “A Christian Response to Europe’s Crisis.”1 Some might not know who he is, but he comes … Continue reading

5 June 2016 · 5 Comments

Roger Scruton on the Political Experience and the ‘First Person Plural’

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “dissident … Continue reading

19 May 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – Gwendolyn Taunton

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture Do not be afraid of the stream of things: this stream turns back on itself: it runs away from itself not only twice. Every ‘it … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

The failure of Utopian Europe The great advantage of seeing things from afar is that the whole can be appreciated without the observer being distracted with irrelevant or trivial details. … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

El Fracaso de la Europa Utopista. La gran ventaja de ver las cosas de lejos es que fácilmente observamos el conjunto y no nos distraemos en los detalles. Un árbol, … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Video: Viktor Orbán, “Shall we be slaves or men set free — That is the question, answer me!”

Today’s Guest Video is provided courtesy of “Vlad Tepes” and the transcript is available at the website of the Prime Minister of Hungary. Other than the occasional video posted in … Continue reading

26 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Human Nature News – Ways to Whiteness

Peter Baldwin, who served as a minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor governments, has written a fascinating assault on whiteness studies, a branch of “critical race theory”.1 There is … Continue reading

24 November 2015 · 3 Comments

2015 Symposium – Frank Salter

Australian Conservatism after Abbott: The Need for Social Movements Following the replacement of Tony Abbott by Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, some conservatives are asking what can be done to … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

So, ‘Diversity is Strength’, is it?

While European elites incrementally embrace the dystopic nightmare of Jean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints as the inevitable future of the continent, traditionalists of the Occidental ‘dissident-right’ can only look … Continue reading

14 September 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: George Orwell, “As I Please”

“Nationalism is universally regarded as inherently Fascist, but this is held only to apply to such national movements as the speaker happens to disapprove of. Arab nationalism, Polish nationalism, Finnish … Continue reading

13 July 2015 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Andrew Fraser, “The WASP Question”

“Sooner or later, self-respecting Anglo Saxons who take pride in the blood of Alfred the Great running in their veins, must wake up to smell the smoke of the biocultural … Continue reading

9 March 2015 · 2 Comments

Reactionaries Suggest: We Should All Just Grow Up.

“Reactionaries suggest we should all just grow up.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “Mighty racial tides flow from the most elemental of vital urges: self-expansion and self-preservation. … Continue reading

6 February 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Andrew Fraser, “Monarchs and Miracles”

“The Crown has always been under a positive duty to protect the spirit of British liberty. That obligation became especially compelling once universal suffrage permitted every elected government to identify … Continue reading

26 January 2015 · 1 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 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Guillaume Faye, “Archeofuturism”

“Moreover, as the philosopher Raymond Ruyer, detested by the left-bank intelligentsia, foretold in his two important works, Les nuisances idéologiques and Les cents prochains siècles, once the historical digression of … Continue reading

7 July 2014 · Leave a 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

The Liberal Culture Olympics

One could say that the Eurovision song contest is the Liberal Olympics except that the Olympics have themselves become so attuned to the zeitgeist it is more accurate to refer … Continue reading

27 May 2014 · Leave a 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

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 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Mark Butterworth, “I Like The White World”

“Is it really possible for a man to go through life, all its tedium, annoyances, conflicts, humiliating compromises, frustrations, and disappointments without the necessary relief and sustenance of beauty, goodness, … Continue reading

4 November 2013 · 3 Comments

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

Quote of the Week: Enoch Powell, “No Easy Answers”

Brown: “Surely Christianity is a religion of gentleness and compassion? Surely above all else we must show to these people this compassion, even if it means for many of us … Continue reading

19 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Philippe Vardun, “Generation Identity” (Forward)

“They have defiled our flags, erased our frontiers, twisted the very names of things. With them, the homeland is no longer the land of one’s fathers! It turns into a … Continue reading

17 June 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Jonathan Bowden, Interview at the Union Jack Club, 21 November 2009

“Q. Why aren’t you a liberal?” “A. Well, I think basically because liberalism is not a three dimensional view of life. I don’t think it’s at all deep or at all sincere […] … Continue reading

29 April 2013 · 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

Quote of the Week: Thomas Fleming, “The Morality of Everyday Life”

“Henceforth, any project of constructing a global empire would be seen as a second global rebellion against God. Although the punishment for Babel was cancelled at Pentecost, when every man … Continue reading

3 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Sam Francis, “Shots Fired”

“The ‘Religious Right’ is merely the current incarnation of the on-going Middle American Revolution, a cultural and political movement that has underlain the political efforts of the American Right since … Continue reading

14 May 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: B. A. Santamaria “The Price of Freedom”

“There is an added irony. Since 1946 the European powers have relinquished control over a score of newly independent nations. Yet they are still largely execrated as oppressors: while the … Continue reading

7 May 2012 · Leave a comment

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