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Equal & Opposite – Charles Wooley is a Clever Chap

Charles Wooley, as you may have heard, is a clever chap. The 60 Minutes reporter has written a very clever piece in The Australian about the clever things he would’ve … Continue reading

8 June 2017 · 2 Comments

Getting Hammered at Notre Dame

The ink is still drying on my last piece of writing about the London terror attack, and before I can pick up my pen to write about the terrorist shooting … Continue reading

8 June 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

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

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Circle of Enrichment: The Refugee and The German Woman”

Refuge Sneaker Lost Station Bowed Dread Stalking Fright Park Falling Sleazing Yelp Dying Steeple Fumble Tree Pain Abused Blame Why Near Daunting Refuge Seeker Tossed Nation Crowd Head Walking Night … Continue reading

29 March 2017 · 2 Comments

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “What Would Enoch Say”

I see the Tiber foaming, or is that the Thames I spy? It’s hard for me to tell these days – it’s all red to my eye. That wisp of … Continue reading

25 March 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

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

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 – 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 – 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

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

Muslim Woman and SWPL Ally Harass Man at Curtin University

It’s all over the internet – video of a man being accosted by a Muslim woman on the campus of Curtin University in Western Australia. We only have part of … Continue reading

22 September 2016 · 5 Comments

Poetry by E. Antony Gray: “Ode to a Burning Car”

A chariot without a charioteer ¶A car without a driver Of this contest we must fear ¶And who then is survivor –? Anarchy and a thought police ¶Is what this … Continue reading

14 August 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Symposium – Johannes Ekjord

The Rise of the Right in Europe: The Need for Traditionalism I The Current Situation Ever since the end of the Second World War, the ideology that underpins social democracy and … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Faux-Conservatism Alive and Well at Sydney University

Every so often I am provided with a piece of writing, where the author purports to be a “conservative”, so that I may offer comment as to its bona fides. … Continue reading

18 September 2015 · 4 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

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

“British”, apparently…

Only moments ago, Eliza Harvey of ABC24‘s free-to-air news referred to the perpetrators of the 2005 London Tube bombings as “British.” Not “British born”, but “British.” Tomorrow, London will be … Continue reading

6 July 2015 · 3 Comments

Pearls of Wisdom from the Foreign Minister

To become a Minister of State, one has to be a cultivated professional with years of experience, and most importantly wisdom, strong character, a proven ability to both lead and serve … Continue reading

21 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Australia Day 2015: Some French Reflections

It is no simple task to reflect on our nation this Australia Day, 2015. It seems that many of the items that have dominated the news cycle over the past … Continue reading

26 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Elites Fear Le Pen More Than Le Sword

The response to the latest Islamist attacks against the West, this time in Paris, has become a familiar refrain. It is the same one used following the Sydney cafe siege last … Continue reading

15 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Progressives are “Shocked, Shocked!”

Hostages have been taken at Sydney’s Lindt Café on Martin Place. Islamist flags have been placed over the windows of the Café. Customers at the Café have been forced to … Continue reading

15 December 2014 · 3 Comments

The Bitter Fruit of Idiocracy

We’ve written previously about the rising specter of anarcho-tyranny in Australia. It seems that as every week passes by, there is yet another example of how this insidious dive into … Continue reading

24 September 2014 · 2 Comments

Anarcho-Tyranny Threat Levels Continue to Rise

Only four days ago, SydneyTrads noted the rise of anarcho-tyranny in Australia as a result of the Coalition government’s plans to demand that citizens returning from terror stricken regions of the globe may … Continue reading

6 August 2014 · 2 Comments

The Rise of “Anarcho-Tyranny” in Australia

Anarcho-tyrannny was a term coined by US paleoconservative journalist and social critic Sam Francis over a decade ago. It refers to the practice of governments cracking down on the law … Continue reading

1 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Dolly Parton – The Seeker

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 8 November 2010, and form the … Continue reading

2 June 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 · Leave a comment

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

Come and See John, Tony and Arthur’s Shiny New Modern and Progressive Sydney!

A large group of Islamic activists yesterday demonstrated in the main arteries of Sydney’s central business district, blocking traffic and marching towards the local Town Hall on George Street. The … Continue reading

2 September 2013 · 1 Comment

“Death of Hazel Hawke” and “Diversity Strikes London, Again”

Who was it who said we lived in a boring world? Two events in yesterday’s news prove that history has certainly not yet ended (pace Fukuyama) and that after the … Continue reading

24 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in America”

“Muhammad brought down from heaven and put into the Koran not religious doctrines only, but political maxims, criminal and civil laws, and scientific theories. The Gospels  on the other hand, deal … Continue reading

11 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Geert Wilders in Sydney a Success, Despite Far Left and Mainstream ‘Right’ Mendacity

Geert Wilders MP, founder and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (Partij voor de Vrijheid) yesterday delivered a speech in Sydney’s Liverpool district to an audience of several hundred attendees. … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 1 Comment

Stark Options for Australia’s Future

Since yesterday’s celebration of our national genesis, we have been reflecting on the future of this island nation with heavy hearts. Despite the superficial flag waving and expressions of civic … Continue reading

27 January 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

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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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