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The Inherent Racism of SBS’s Multiculturalism: The Academic Experts [Pt. II]

Contents Part 1 (click here to return) Part 2 (appears on this page) I. Introduction II. The Academic “Experts” III. Discussion IV. Conclusion and Policy Implications III Discussion The four … Continue reading

15 June 2018 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. II

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. I

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 7 Comments

2017 Symposium II – Kristor J. Lawson

Toward A New Aristocracy It is easy to show by a gedanken policy test¹ that, everything else held perfectly equal, a society ruled by its best – by its aristoi … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium II – James Kalb

Dissolving the Black Hole of Modernity What should traditionalists do about the situation in which we find ourselves? The problems go deep, and our response must be determined by the … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 4 Comments

2017 Symposium II – Barry Spurr

Reclaiming the University The tolerance practised by modern elites is tyrannical. They say: ‘You must listen to what I am going to say. Then you must either praise my virtue … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 3 Comments

The “Pay Gap” Myth

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”).

6 June 2017 · 1 Comment

Is Western Civilization Misogynistic?

Resentment combines hatred and love/desire. Self-hatred and dissatisfaction often leads to imagining that someone else has it better and to resentfully desiring to be that someone. That other person is … Continue reading

19 February 2017 · 6 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 – 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

Quote of the Week: Howard S. Schwartz, “Society Against Itself”

“Political correctness has to generalize. Meaning is structured around the pursuit of a fantasy, and that fantasy is never realized. This means that, in principle, meaning cannot be verified directly. … Continue reading

10 October 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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

René Guénon and Eric Voegelin on the Degeneration of Right Order [Part II]

I Guénon, Voegelin, and the Modern Crisis. The concupiscent subject’s response to the Siren Song of the ecumene, to conquer and possess it, qualifies as Voegelin’s privative exodus in at … Continue reading

26 July 2016 · 4 Comments

Guest Video: “Black Lives Matter: Civil War”

Today’s Guest Video is presented by The Black Pigeon: “Black Lives Matter: Civil War.” How does one explain the phenomenon of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Black Pigeon summarises that: … Continue reading

23 July 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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: “Woman Accusing a Man of ‘Mansplaining’ Gets as Good as She Gives”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided courtesy of the YouTube account of “Greg Graham”, and shows Australian Senator Mitch Fifield demolishing Labor Senator Katy Gallagher who accused Fifield of “mansplaining” during a … Continue reading

4 June 2016 · 2 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: “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 – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony: Art Transcending Politics The topic is not only compound but complex, associating itself with numerous difficulties.  The term transcendence, for example, is more often associated with religion … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

Politics, Transcendence and the Corner Store These days I find far too many people, who profess to be on the side against progressive politics and Cultural Marxism, only capable of … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “Against Inclusiveness”

“It is very difficult for liberal public discussion to reject and suppress the clear indications of science and scholarship, but inclusiveness must do so in order to deny the stubborn difference among … Continue reading

11 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “The Transgender: Normalizing Mental Illness”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by an individual known on YouTube as the “Black Pigeon”. This presentation, titled “The Transgender: Normalizing Mental Illness” discusses the contradictions and obvious self-delusions … Continue reading

9 April 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Francis Bacon on Utopian and Abstract Thinkers

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”).

23 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

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

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

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

Quote of the Week: Jean Starobinski, “Action and Reaction”

“Recall that in their use of force the tyrannies of the twentieth century all tried to pass themselves off as revolutions and that they sought, systematically or incidentally, to discredit … Continue reading

25 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Kenneth Minogue, “The Servile Mind”

“Political correctness is not merely the imposition of rules of sensitivity on us; it is also the demand that incorrect thoughts expressing the forbidden attitudes must be stigmatized and abolished. For reasons … Continue reading

28 December 2015 · 3 Comments

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 – Michael Tung

Ride That Tiger Or, The Party’s an Ass “… I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’— though it contains (and in legend may contain more … 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 – 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

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

Introducing the “Sci Phi Journal”

Late last year Castalia House launched Sci Phi Journal, which is intended to be a bi-monthly periodical focusing on the intersection of science fiction literature and the world of philosophy. Edited by Jason Rennie, … Continue reading

16 August 2015 · 2 Comments

1984 Was Not Supposed to be an Instruction Manual

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

7 August 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

Quote of the Week: Mark Steyn, “After America”

“Two generations ago, America, Canada, Australia, and the rest of the developed world took it as read that a sovereign nation had the right to determine which, if any, foreigners … Continue reading

6 July 2015 · 1 Comment

Recommended book:

Frank Salter, "The Aboriginal Question" (2018)

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Recommended book:

Frank Salter, “The War on Human Nature in Australia’s Political Culture” (2017)

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Recommended book:

Paul Gottfried, "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt - Toward a Secular Theocracy" (2004)

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Recommended book:

Paul Gottfried, “After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State” (1999)

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