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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

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

Feminism, Children and the Future

During World War I, Serbia had the most casualties of any country as a percentage of the population; between 16.67% to 27.78%.1 This meant that subsequently there was a very … Continue reading

20 August 2016 · 5 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

Guest Video: Milo Yiannopoulos on the Bolt Report

Today’s Guest Video is an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos that recently broadcast on Australia’s Bolt Report (Sky News): “Gay politicians, the gay establishment generally and gay charities in particular, are highly … Continue reading

16 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, Australia Voted…

After knifing Tony Abbott and assuming leadership of the Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull promised to usher in an age of fiscal discipline, tax cuts and deregulation, which would inevitably lead … Continue reading

3 July 2016 · 2 Comments

Happily on the Wrong Side of History

We in the “Dissident Right” have routinely declared that progressive leftism’s internal contradictions renders modern liberal statecraft fundamentally unsustainable in the medium to long term. For that, we are constantly denounced as being … Continue reading

13 June 2016 · 3 Comments

Pro Marriage Campaigners Get the #RainbowNoose (Again)

Would it strike the reader as somewhat odd if a defendant in court proceedings were to be kept in the dark about the verdict in his case, and that he … Continue reading

12 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Apparently, an explanation is required…

Last Month, we departed from our regular custom of posting a Quote of the Week by including an additional impromptu ten quotes commemorating the start of the so-called “Sydney Gay … Continue reading

2 April 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 · 23 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: 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.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

Marriage Alliance gets the #RainbowNoose

In a move that has ironically validated the claims of Australia’s main pro-marriage lobby group, FaceBook has temporarily “blocked” Marriage Alliance from using its platform. The 24 hour block was … Continue reading

7 February 2016 · 1 Comment

The Rainbow Noose

Update (7 February 2016, 1:00pm): See our report of today for background on this meme: “Marriage Alliance Gets the #RainbowNoose”. SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an … Continue reading

7 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Video: “Should Marriage Be Limited To One Man And One Woman?”

This Saturday’s Guest Video, which is provided by Dr. Michael Brown of “The Line of Fire”, gives a concise summary of the major arguments and rational against the redefinition of … Continue reading

30 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Brazilian Founder of Femen renounces Feminism, Embraces Christianity

The founder of Brazil’s ‘chapter’ of the international pornographic protest movement Femen has renounced feminism, embraced pro-life politics, apologised to Christians and expressed a desire to reenter communion with the Catholic … Continue reading

17 January 2016 · 6 Comments

Guest Video: “What is Cultural Marxism?”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by user “Thorium” who writes that “to understand the emergence of political correctness, social justice, modern feminism, etc., one must first understand the history … Continue reading

9 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Justin Raimondo, “Reclaiming the American Right”

“In the post-Cold War world, libertarians and authentic conservatives are rediscovering their common Old Right heritage not in order to satisfy some purely scholarly impulse, but out of political necessity. … Continue reading

23 November 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – M. W. Davis

Voting Traditionalists are Here to Stay, And so is Party Politics In light of the recent Liberal Party leadership spill, traditional conservatives in Australia have favoured one of two courses … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

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

2015 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Impressions from the Old Continent I Introduction 2015 has seen steadily escalating polarization of political lines dividing European public sphere due to the re-emergence of the Greek financial crisis, rapidly … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

When a Conservative Feels that he is a Foreigner in His own Home Several times I have heard the joke among conservatives that the conservative party only wants to “conserve” … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Pro-Marriage Rally Planned in Sydney for 20 September 2015

At the conclusion of National Marriage Week, non-political pro-marriage rallies and marches will be held on Sunday 20th September 2015 in all Capital Cities across Australia. The public displays of … Continue reading

12 September 2015 · 3 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

Children Deserve a Mother and a Father

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 right” … Continue reading

24 July 2015 · 7 Comments

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

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

Smash Cultural Marxism

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 right” … Continue reading

26 June 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Joseph Sobran, “Pensées”

“Liberalism has come to stand for an obsession with the abnormal for its own sake—the minority, the dissident, the outsider, the deviant, and so on. One detects an actual preference … Continue reading

1 June 2015 · 1 Comment

“Straight Pride” at Youngstown State University, Ohio

Student activists at Youngstown State University have lead by example, engaging in a counter-agitprop campaign against the obsessive sex-fetishists on campus. Predictably, the posters (as featured above) didn’t last long; but … Continue reading

8 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robert R. Reilly, “Making Gay Okay”

“There are two fundamentally different conceptions of science – one that is scientific and one that is not. In the first, science properly deals with reality, mostly in its physical … Continue reading

15 September 2014 · Leave a comment

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

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

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25 April 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian paleoconservative, traditionalist conservative, and independent right.

11 April 2014 · 4 Comments

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

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

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part III: Carl Jung

As to the previous essay on Existentialism, it could be surmised that man’s obligation to construct meaning in his own life is limited only to physical, concrete realities. Jung calls … Continue reading

19 February 2014 · 1 Comment

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Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

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Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature in Australia's Political Culture"

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Aristokratia Vol. 3 (Manticore Press, 2015)

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