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Scientism, Existential Reflection and God

I Scientism, Science and Technology Scientism is not science. Instead, scientism is an ideology that reduces man’s hope and aspirations to the scientific method. Scientism promises postmodern man an alarming … Continue reading

10 January 2019 · 1 Comment

The Year in Review: 2018, Year of Rage, Year of Hope

  As this summary of issues for 2018 is being drafted, possibly the biggest event on the political landscape is the Government shutdown threatened by US President Donald Trump should … Continue reading

31 December 2018 · 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 – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Is Practicality Practical? Is practicality practical? The answer is, probably not, or at least that it is hard to tell, and that practicality, in any field, might only be practical … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 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

The “Cashless Society” – Opportunities and Risks

A Report into the 36th Round Table Forum of Western Heritage Australia, NSW Parliament House. On 9 August 2016, Luke Torrisi participated in the Round Table Forum organised by Western … Continue reading

21 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Yvon Chouinard on Progress and the Simpler Life

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

4 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Brendan Eich’s “Brave” Web-Browser

In late February this year, we called out to the technosphere of neoreaction with a plea to urgently create alternative social media platforms so that the specter of the ‘great … Continue reading

31 July 2016 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Peter Viereck, “Unadjusted Man in the Age of Overadjustment”

“Conversely, the trade-union movement in the English Speaking world (see pages 84-87) often represents not the massman or Overadjusted Man but an anti-modern, unconsciously conservative protest against massman rootlessness and … Continue reading

23 May 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – Michael Tung

A World Turned Upside Down: Finding True North in the Last Hour In this essay I will attempt to sketch out the Traditionalist view of the cosmos and the framework … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

The failure of Utopian Europe The great advantage of seeing things from afar is that the whole can be appreciated without the observer being distracted with irrelevant or trivial details. … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

El Fracaso de la Europa Utopista. La gran ventaja de ver las cosas de lejos es que fácilmente observamos el conjunto y no nos distraemos en los detalles. Un árbol, … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Dear White Haters…

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 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Arthur Versluis “Antimodernism”

“If the essence of modernism is progress, a belief that technological development means socioeconomic improvement, the heart of antimodernism is a realization that ‘progress’ has an underbelly – that technological industrial development has destructive consequences … Continue reading

8 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Reactionaries Know: Political “Progress” is a Myth

“Reactionaries know political ‘progress’ is a myth: technological advances hide societal decay. ” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “Various forces have attempted to set up a defense against … Continue reading

27 February 2015 · 1 Comment

Reactionaries Know: Political “Progress” is a Myth

“Reactionaries know political ‘progress’ is a myth: technological advances hide societal decay.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “The various aspect of the contemporary social and political chaos … Continue reading

30 January 2015 · 3 Comments

Poem: “Modern Life or Modern Death?”

They stare at Windows all the livelong day, Yet breathe in no fresh air. Despite new means of contact now in play, Communication’s rare. They trap their fragile hearts inside … Continue reading

15 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Can the Internet Really Change the Language?

Linguists like David Crystal are now claiming that the Internet, that new, impersonal force of the 21st Century, is able to change the language over twenty to fifty years. No … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “The Tyranny of Liberalism”

“The technocratic society they prefer promotes liberal understandings. Market, bureaucratic and industrial forms of organization abolish durable ties and treat everything as interchangeable. The electronic media destroys fixed character by … Continue reading

10 June 2013 · Leave a comment

My Education in Australia

When I look back on my life in Australia, I feel truly grateful for the education which I received, and which forms an integral part of my identity. I am … Continue reading

25 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Theodore Dalrymple, “In Praise of Prejudice”

“Rights expand to meet the egos of those for whom freedom is nothing but unconstrained action (The only good that deserves the name, says Mill, is that of pushing our … Continue reading

15 April 2013 · 1 Comment

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