He was offered a Knighthood but declined it. He was offered the title of Poet Laureate but declined it. He received a Nobel Prize for Literature (I don’t think he was given a chance to decline that one).
Over the last few years I, like many others, have been concerned about the proliferation of mosques in Australia and around the Western World.
Dear Pickering Posters, First the good news. As usual, rumours of Larry’s death have been greatly exaggerated. He has had some radiation therapy as explained in the previous post and is doing well. He is however, taking some well-earned R and R as the treatment is a little taxing.
I don’t know how it happened. Maybe it was a glitch in the booking system. Maybe the Gods of Air travel decided to finally give me a break. Whatever it was, something totally unexpected happened on a flight back to Brisbane last Tuesday evening.
Have you heard the one about the Irishman who was so stupid that he………. Well, you know the rest. When the Irish first came to England en masse, it was to dig canals and build railways. Most of the new migrants were illiterate bog farmers and the Irish were soon typecast as a bit s.t.u.p.i.d.
The word “Multiculturalism” may be a recent innovation in the English language. The concept however goes back a long way. Multiculturalism is in fact just a rebranded form of tribalism. For most of human existence, tribalism has been the default human condition. We are tribal by nature. If you have any doubts about that fact, then go to an English soccer match, that’s a lesson in anthropology you won’t forget in a hurry.
A couple of weeks ago, an event happened which I suspect may be one of the great milestones of our time. The event, strangely enough, was an interview of an obscure (at the time) Canadian professor by a feminist presenter on Britain’s Channel 4.
Did I ever mention that you should take notice when people change the meaning of words? Changing words may seem like an innocent academic pastime. Don’t be fooled however. This practice can have devastating and unpredictable consequences.
Okay, I admit it, I was wrong. All this time, I have been telling people that Muslims have been carrying out these jihadist mass murders because they have been brain washed.
Well, the upcoming Queensland election is shaping up to be a doozy. The word from the mainstream press (who never gets things wrong) says that Labor will be returned thanks to the fact that One Nation is preferencing them ahead of the LNP in most LNP held seats. Meanwhile, the LNP are preferencing One Nation above Labor in all but eight seats where One Nation has candidates.
What good is racism? Well, according to our leaders, elites and intellectuals, no good at all. By today’s accepted wisdom, racism is some leftover relic infecting the DNA of the White race. Whilst having no utility in the modern age, it can flare up at any time, causing carnage and devastation on an industrial scale.
Ali Kadri (Left). Oh Gawd! Another Jihadist attack in New York and I’m fresh out of flowers and teddy bears. Has anyone else had enough yet? Is anyone else ready for some really good news about Islam? Well here it is. Islam is dead!
Here's the bad news. You have an IQ test coming up and if you fail, the consequences could be dire. The good news is that, if you read this to the end with an open mind, you should pass the test with flying colours.
Did I ever mention the fact that words are important? Did I warn you all to watch out when people start redefining words? I should have mentioned that some words are less trustworthy than others. Adjectives are particularly slippery characters.
Gay marriage is the hot topic of debate these days. It seems like everyone is talking about it and most people who are prepared to voice an opinion seem to be in favour. To be honest, it isn’t a subject I have much interest in. However, something about this whole debate has my spider senses tingling.
Most of the big, multi billion dollar tech corporations around today were started by geeks in America a few years ago. There was nothing special about these geeks except what they had between their ears. Few of them started off particularly wealthy. For the most part, they simply began fiddling with computers and electronics in their parents’ garages.
Sometimes when history is made, you could hardly miss it. Great armies sweep across continents raping and pillaging. Powerful navies blast each other by hostile shores. Tyrants inflict genocide and starvation on hapless populations.
The trouble with democracy, is that there is always a section of any society which is really dumb. Suppose I was to stand for election with a proposal to repeal the Law of Gravity. The Law of Gravity is one of the leading causes of deaths each year both at home and on the work site. If I promised to repeal this law, I can guarantee there would be some people stupid enough to vote for me.
The Manchester bombing was very personal for me. I was born in St Mary’s Hospital, just a short walk from the Manchester arena. I also had a very happy childhood, growing up in the Southern suburbs. I still have a very special place in my heart for Manchester and its people.
Well, the big guns are lining up to take a shot at our hideous Constitution. This awful document has been protecting the rights of all Australians since Federation. In fact, it has done a better job of protecting us than almost any other Constitution ever written.