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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 – 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

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

G. K. Chesterton on The Age of the Theoretical Minority

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”).

19 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “The Biggest Media Meltdowns to Trump’s Win”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is presented on behalf of the Media Research Center. The video is a compilation of various journalists’ and other press personalities’ reactions to the election of … Continue reading

26 November 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

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

Candour Magazine on the Centralisation of the Press and its effect on Democracy, 1956

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”).

1 July 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Guest Video: “Feminists vs Nationalists | Stockholm Train Station Rampage Lie”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by an individual known on YouTube as the “Black Pigeon”. This video is provided as a response to the popularity of last week’s video, … Continue reading

5 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

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

The Petty Circular Firing Squads of Feminist Journalism in Australia

Over the past few days, a furore has erupted in the Australian media over an interview on Sydney-based Channel 7 breakfast show Sunrise on Thursday 11th of February 2016, with … Continue reading

16 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Dear Mainstream Media…

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

27 November 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Morgan Qasabian (Part 1)

Conservative Prospects in the Second Age of Malcolm Part One I On 15 September this year, a left-wing Prime Minister was sworn in. The 29th Prime Minister of this Commonwealth … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Morgan Qasabian (Part 3)

Conservative Prospects in the Second Age of Malcolm Part Three VI The need for a social movement cannot be merely posited; its need has to be found out through weighing … 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

Radio Carpe Diem Website Launched

Friends and supporters of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum will be interested to note the launch of Radio Carpe Diem‘s new website. Carpe Diem, which broadcasts in Sydney Australia at 88.9FM … Continue reading

15 October 2015 · 2 Comments

Rally Protesting Forced Mass Third-World Immigration, Warsaw Poland

It appears that  the block of Central European nations – Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland – steadfastly refuses to buckle under the pressure of its Western ‘partners’, particularly their … Continue reading

12 September 2015 · 2 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

Deconstructing ‘Progress’: Review of “The War on Human Nature in Australian Political Culture” (Frank Salter)

Dr. Frank Salter has been a critic of the progressive social project in Australia for at least the past several decades. It is rare to find an academic applying the skills … Continue reading

28 January 2015 · 3 Comments

Reactionaries Listen to: The Brandenburg Concertos

“Reactionaries listen to the Brandenburg Concertos, because frankly, we’re better than that.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “What is Democracy; this huge inevitable Product of the Destinies? … Continue reading

23 January 2015 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: Jean Raspail, “Camp of the Saints”

“The journalist’s pen gave him many a size and shape, but one thing never changed: his contempt for tradition, his scorn for Western Man per se, and above all the … Continue reading

12 January 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Joseph Sobran, “The National Review Years”

“The Progressive forces are always driven by the best motives: they are compassionate, courageous, conscientious, enlightened, future-oriented, peace-loving. These terms all have a left-wing odor about them (though the media … Continue reading

6 October 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Meaning of Conservatism”

“Of course, the old aristocratic society has vanished. But the vision of culture and public spirit survived for a while the society that engendered it. This vision animated our universities … Continue reading

11 August 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

Conservative “Third Force”: Dying in Utero?

Reports of the counter-intuitive endorsement of a cultural Marxist candidate for ‘Katter’s Australian Party’ in the Australian Capital Territory’s upcoming elections, has cast a dark shadow over the prospects of … Continue reading

10 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Dinesh D’Souza “Dartmouth Review”

“Typically, the conservative seeks to conserve, to hold on to the values of the existing society. But what if the existing society is liberal? What if the existing society is … Continue reading

17 December 2012 · 4 Comments

SydneyTrads Acknowledged by Vic. Conservatives

Sydney Traditionalists will be interested to know that we have been acknowledged by two conservative websites of commentary and opinion run from Melbourne, Victoria: the Australian Conservative and OzConservative. These two important online resources … Continue reading

19 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Anthony Ludovici, “The False Assumptions of ‘Democracy'”

“The traditions of the Middle Ages, at least, included certain principles that led to the protection of the poorer and more ignorant classes; the Church of the Middle Ages also … Continue reading

12 March 2012 · Leave a comment

British Quarterly Review interviews Senator Cory Bernardi

The Autumn issue of the British Quarterly Review contains an interview with South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi. The interview, “A Conservative Maverick in the Antipodes” is the first time an … Continue reading

1 August 2011 · Leave a comment

Recommended book:

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution" (Connor Court, 2013)

RSS Orthosphere

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Recommended book:

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

Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature"

RSS Social Matter

Recommended book:

Derek Turner, "Sea Changes" (Washington Summit Publishers 2012)

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