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Guest Video: “Why Modern Architecture Sucks”

Today’s Guest Video is from Paul Joseph Watson and titled “Why Modern Architecture Sucks.” The image above does not feature in Watson’s video, but would have been a good candidate … Continue reading

26 August 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by E. Antony Gray: “The Death Song of Brother Jonathan”

Perish, shining republic — taller than the sky; You are a white-washed tomb, In you dead men lie; You had ate the world from your seven-hilled home; You have eaten … Continue reading

20 August 2017 · 1 Comment

London: Apocalypse at Airstrip One

I have been conditioned by the world of fiction to regard London as an impregnable fortress. In Skyfall, MI6 could be blown up by terrorists yet keep on working from … Continue reading

5 June 2017 · 9 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: “The Queen’s Lament”

Boudicca looks down at her feet Weeps for her sons and daughters She did not suffer her defeat To stand idle by such slaughters In bronze cast solid, firm and … Continue reading

24 March 2017 · 3 Comments

Meeting Mark Latham – A Curious Identitarianism for Australia

A contingent of STF stalwarts attended an event organised by dissidents within mainstream party politics that featured guest speakers Mark Latham and Ross Cameron. They shared ideas about many things, … Continue reading

15 March 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

Identity and the New Nationalism. Where is it going in Eastern Europe? I During the refugee crisis in 2015, it was clear that a huge difference existed in the immigration … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Identity: The Future of a Paradox When Publius Virgilius Maro, more familiarly Virgil, accepted the commission from Augustus, formerly Gaius Octavius, to create an identity for the Roman people by … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

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 – Richard Cocks

Philosophy and The Crisis of the Modern World To find a way out of the current confusions and rifts in modern Western societies, and for its various countries to regain … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 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 – Luke Torrisi

The Unspoken Moral Questions of Identity Myself against my brother. Myself and my brother against my cousin. Myself, my brother and my cousin against the foreigner. — Arab proverb. At … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

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 – Tomislav Sunić

European or Ethnic Identity? In light of the mass migrations of non-Europeans to Europe we must redefine the notion of the political. The notion of the political is eternal, although … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 3 Comments

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 Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part II]

The limitations in Venner’s thought once established, it becomes possible to set forth in parallel an apology for his philosophical contribution. Venner’s active participation in an organized and at times … Continue reading

3 November 2016 · 1 Comment

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part I]

Dominique Venner (born 16 April 1935) ended his life publicly and dramatically by shooting himself in the mouth before the altar of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Paris three … Continue reading

2 November 2016 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

Political Correctness and the Death of Education – Requiem for a Dream

In The One By Whom Scandal Comes (2014) René Girard writes: “Every culture takes a dim view of anyone who does not unconditionally prefer the native to the foreign, the inside … Continue reading

13 August 2016 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

Great Britain Votes for National Sovereignty

Though the votes are still being counted, it certainly appears that the people of the United Kingdom have “chosen their own side” and decided to pursue the politics of national … Continue reading

24 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “EU to Dalai Lama: You’re a RACIST and a BIGOT”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by the “Black Pigeon”. Titled “EU to Dalai Lama: You’re a RACIST and a BIGOT”. This video discusses how the European Union’s “instinctive distrust of democracy” … Continue reading

18 June 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Guest Video: “Western Values Heading Towards Oblivion”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by the “Black Pigeon”. Titled “Western Values Heading Towards Oblivion” the “Black Pigeon” starts by noting the election of London’s first Muslim Pakistani Mayor, and … Continue reading

28 May 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Guest Video: “College Kids Say the Darndest Things”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by the Family Policy Institute of Washington and titled “College Kids Say the Darndest Things.” We are often denounced as “fascists” and “bigots” for … Continue reading

30 April 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 – Alain de Benoist

Irreplaceable Communities Communities, whether they are ancient or recent, of an ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, sexual nature or other, are natural dimensions of membership. No individual can exist without membership, even … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

2016 Symposium – Alain de Benoist

Irremplaçables Communautés Les communautés, qu’elles soient anciennes ou récentes, de nature ethno-culturelle, linguistique, religieuse, sexuelle ou autre, sont des dimensions naturelles d’appartenance. Aucun individu ne peut exister sans appartenance, fût-ce … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – James Kalb

Liberalism as a Religion The strange and increasingly nonfunctional condition of Western political and social life cannot easily be changed, because its causes are quite basic. To endure any length … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

New Zealanders vote to Keep Their Flag

In a setback to “progressives” in New Zealand, the push to belittle and erase the traditional symbols of national identity has been defeated in the country’s recent referendum to replace the … Continue reading

25 March 2016 · 1 Comment

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

The Mainstream Press of a Healthy Country

The current issue of the Polish conservative weekly wSieci features a cover on which a White woman is being violently clawed at by what appear to be men of Middle Eastern complexion. … Continue reading

18 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Ave Et Vale – Roderick Ian West

“Do not suppose, that in thus appealing to the ancients, I am throwing back the world two thousand years, and fettering Philosophy with the reasonings of paganism.” – Bl. John … Continue reading

26 January 2016 · 4 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

Dear “Anti Racists”…

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”).

15 January 2016 · 2 Comments

We Live in an Age where Ugliness is the Norm

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

13 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Carl Gustav Jung on Myth and Identity

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

6 January 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

Quote of the Week: Jean-Pierre Changeux, “What Makes Us Think?”

“On the other hand, what is true for language is also true, by implication, for a particular system of cultural representations, of legal and ethical rules. If, on his arrival … Continue reading

2 November 2015 · 2 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

2015 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs On Baudelairean Traditionalism I The Prelude Edwin Dyga invites a response to the question, Whither Conservatism – or rather “Quo Vadis, Conservatism,” a nicely history-minded verbal … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

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