‘Welcome To Country’ As I flew into Sydney yesterday and the Qantas pilot read his ‘virtue signalling’ announcement, I was imagining what I would like to add. Perhaps- “We would also like to pay our respects to the early European navigators,explorers and settlers, who together with the indigenous peoples and immigrants from all around the … Continue reading ‘Welcome To Country’
A Test of Values-Great Journalism-From “The Australian”.
to: TURNING A BLIND EYE TO EVIL ALAN HOWE Every black-hearted despot has needed his useful idiots, and history’s tyrants seem never to run short of them. Vladimir Lenin had his sympathetic garrison of foreign correspondents prominently including John Reed, who wrote the book 10 Days That Shook The World, is buried in the Kremlin … Continue reading A Test of Values-Great Journalism-From “The Australian”.
Behaviour-This Struck a Chord
Stay curious, find comfort in being wrong and create a "challenge circle" of people who actively challenge your beliefs - these are all steps towards knowing what you don't know according to Adam Grant. And he argues in today's rapidly changing work environment questioning your beliefs, rethinking and even unlearning are key skills. Adam is an … Continue reading Behaviour-This Struck a Chord
Bible Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 V2
Here is very timely advice from The Bible. Totally out of context, but suits me! The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
I like this clarity of expression. One often hears comments on the history of Western Civilisation not being taught to our youth. This spells out clearly what one person sees as western values.Of course, some who believe in those values take them for granted and one wonders whether they realise how extensive they are and … Continue reading Western Values
Free Enterprise (otherwise known as capitalism).
American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks explains in this insightful 8 minute video why not eating your pet dog helps us understand the moral case for economic freedom. You absolutely have to watch it:
Nick Cater and Black Box Thinking-Learning from Mistakes-The Left Should try It.
Some extracted ,out of context, but useful quotes.The pursuit of equality comes at the expense of liberty.Left wing philosophers refuse to let the facts get in the way-If you have a good theory, forget about the reality.
In a Nutshell
I picked up this comment somewhere and I heartily agree-"During a time where insanity reigns and all common sense has been abandoned for politically ideology, I'm glad someone has the voice to stand up and say "No!" November 2016 will be here soon. It's time the silent majority be heard and the message is "Stop … Continue reading In a Nutshell
Lomborg and Realistic Optimism
Just because it sounds good …BJORN LOMBORGTHE AUSTRALIANJULY 11, 2014 12:00AMPrintSave for later12THE world has generally become a much better place during the last half-century. Sceptics will scoff, but the numbers don’t lie. The task now is to make the world even better.In 1960, 20 million children under the age of five died. In 2011, with … Continue reading Lomborg and Realistic Optimism
A Memorandum for My Sisters
Economic Growth/Poverty and Disease/The EnvironmentI have long been impressed by Dorothy Rowe's statement that our psychological state of mind is the result of how we see the world and how we see our place in that world. Our recent exchange on the global warming controversy revealed starkly to me how dismally you both view the … Continue reading A Memorandum for My Sisters