And so all things come to pass.
Thankfully, the most repugnant thing in Canada today has come to pass, at least for the time being, as the Quebec PQ Government, headed by socialist xenophobe Pauline Marois, heads to the polls on 7 April.
At long last the Menzies House relaunch is almost upon us!
Thank you for your patience as our website has been down in the interval due to a number of unforseen technical issues that occured to ensure the preservation of our archives.
As all our loyal readers know, Menzis House is one of Australia's biggest and best online communities catering for the centre-right community. While we have a team of quality writers, Menzies House prides itself on offering a platform for regular people to get involved in the debate. If you have something you want to say, please send it to one of the editors.
Started in 2010, Menzies House has gone through a lot of changes over the past four years, but we are about to have our biggest makeover yet!
On Monday the 10th of February the new and improved Menzies House will be re-launched. Some things you can expect:
*** A new managing editor who we are very fortunate to have secured! Of course you expect them to be smart, witty, rational and freedom-loving… but the new boss also happens to be one of the nicest people you're ever likely to meet and already well known to many of you as a former regular contributor here.
*** The new managing editor faces a tough job, however they will be ablely assited by two of the great warriors of Menzies House -- Andy Semple and Geoff Crocker -- who have once again stepped up for Menzies House by agreeing to stay on as Editors.
*** There is also a batch of new young blood taking positions of associate editor, who will be providing their own unique perspective and skills in bringing the best centre-right ideas to light. We look forward to announcing these young activists over the next few days, and seeing what they can achieve.
*** To celebrate the re-launch of Menzies House, The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance will once again be re-running the successful $750 for 750 campaign. Young writers (<35) can enter by writing an interesting article in around 750 words, which will be published on Menzies House. The writer of best article will receive $750 while the people's choice will receive $250. Other top articles will receive rewards included signed books. You are free to enter as many times as you like.
So get excited and start writing your submissions or get involved in the conversation about the relaunch on facebook here.
We look forward to seeing you online on Monday with our new blog and our new team!
Tim Andrews, Publisher & Co-Founder of Menzies House
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Explains why sheepeople join groups like GetUp!, the Greens, etc and believe BS like man-made Global Warming is real.
In the very end, however, these sheepeople ultimately become useful idiots to the governing elites and their freedom destroying propaganda agenda.
Every kid in high school should watch this movie.
This film was made in 1981, based on a true story from 1967.
A teacher explained to students what fascism and national socialism was about by immersing them into that experience without identifying it by its name.
The unsuspecting students went along and created a dedicated collectivist organization with slogans like "community," "pride," "action," and "discipline."
They traded their individuality for the sense of being a part of something bigger than themselves. They began to think, act, and feel like fascists/socialists without realizing it.
Many liked it until the teacher finally showed them a movie clip about Hitler and Hitlerjugend, telling them that this is their future with their true leader.
Then a revelation came.
The themes, the symbolics, the language, and the attitudes were just like those produced by the Obama campaign, Occupy Wall Street movement, Union rallies, and similar collectivist outfits.
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Guest Post by Jerome Appleby
An outspoken champion of free speech, Tim Wilson, was appointed by the Coalition Government last December to the Australian Human Rights Commission, a body he once wished to abolish.
Attorney-General George Brandis said that the appointment of Wilson as a commissioner would “help to restore balance to the [AHRC] which, during the period of the Labor government, had become increasingly narrow and selective in its view of human rights”.
Wilson previously worked for the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), a libertarian think-tank, and was particularly outspoken in opposing former federal Labor Communications Minister Stephen Conroy’s proposed laws to regulate the media.
Suffice to say, the announcement was not welcomed by many on the left, despite Wilson being a public supporter of same-sex marriage and having been listed on the Same Same 25 list of Australia’s 25 most influential homosexuals.
ABC journalist Peter Lloyd put to Wilson that it was hypocritical to join an organisation he had said he wanted abolished. Wilson responded that “the essential part of this job is to make sure the Human Rights Commission is doing its job, and the key reason why the IPA advocated for its abolition is because it wasn’t, and so some would see it as very consistent indeed” (ABC Radio’s PM program, December 17, 2013).
Australia’s left-wing Fairfax press reported with alarm that the Abbott Government had “sent shockwaves through the anti-discrimination and political establishments” by appointing a critic to the organisation and that the decision may lead to cuts to a school anti-bullying program (Sydney Morning Herald, December 18 and 23, 2013).
AHRC president Gillian Triggs was reported as saying that Wilson’s salary would have to come from the commission’s existing $25 million budget.
Fears of possible cuts to an anti-bullying program may have tugged at some heart strings, but any public sympathy for the AHRC’s financial plight must surely have waned when the commission’s bloated $25 million budget figure was revealed.
Brandis was quick to fire back that the AHRC staff costs had soared by almost 50 per cent in the last three years and that it should be able to find the money it needed (Sydney Morning Herald, December 24, 2013).
Triggs may now regret having mentioned the budget at all, as it will no doubt invite closer scrutiny of the commission’s finances — and indeed its entire operation.
Annual reports reveal that between June 2010 and June 2013, the AHRC received a 25 per cent boost to its funding from the federal Labor government, a rate well in excess of inflation.
More controversially, the AHRC’s annual reports don’t just reveal a lavish level of taxpayer funding; they reveal a blatantly political organisation.
For instance, in its 2012/13 annual report, the AHRC highlights that it is a lobby group by stating that it “works proactively with the Parliament, governments and at the community level to ensure that human rights and fundamental freedoms are considered when developing laws”.
That statement also raises questions about whether the AHRC thinks it exists to serve the Parliament, or Parliament to serve the AHRC.
The report speaks of the commission “[s]etting and advancing national agendas” and its support of numerous trendy left-wing causes, such as recognising Aborigines in Australia’s constitution and opposing the detention of “asylum-seekers” (Notice the lack of use of the more neutral term “boat people”, which doesn’t pre-judge whether those who arrive here have actually been persecuted or not).
However, in all of the AHRC reports, there is not one reference to freedom of speech, a cornerstone of modern Western societies.
In the past the AHRC has also publicly supported homosexual marriage — or “marriage equality”, as it prefers to describe it. (To which one may ask: what has marriage ever been meant to be equal to?).
The politically partisan nature of the commission’s campaigns raises two important questions. First, in light of its self-acknowledged lobbying activities, should the AHRC be entitled to receive any taxpayer money at all, let alone the tens of millions of dollars it currently enjoys? And, second, in light of its political role, how far it can be relied upon to discharge its human rights policing role impartially?
The AHRC annual reports also reveal that the commission’s “equality and diversity” practices leave much to be desired. According to its 2012/13 report, 74 per cent of its approximately 134 staff for that period were female.
Would such a gender imbalance be tolerated for a moment if a similar percentage of the staff was male? Not likely.
The appointment of Tim Wilson is likely to be the first of many changes George Brandis will make to the AHRC; but future changes will need to involve more than mere tinkering around the edges.
Giving the commission a severe financial haircut and abolishing its political advocacy role should be the Attorney-General’s next priorities.
It’s not just the curriculum we should be raising concerns about. At least parents and educators have the right to ask: What have our universities been teaching the teachers for years? Exhibit One:
Source: Society, Institutions and Learning Environments B: Supplementary Readings (for teachers), 1999, Deakin University.
"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
"Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."
Notable quotes from Vladimir Lenin.
Via the SMH
Climate change should be taught to all students from primary school and be embedded in a range of subjects, a senior science curriculum expert says.
As the Abbott government launches a review of Australia's school curriculum, the dean of teaching and learning at Curtin University, Dr Vaille Dawson, told Fairfax Media climate change was not explicitly mentioned until year 10 under the national system and should be introduced earlier.
She said climate change was the most significant social issue the world was going to face and every student should have access to sound, evidence-based material on the underlying science. She said relating science to major social issues such as climate change also helped better engage students.
''Many teachers are already teaching climate change to younger students. But the rationale about getting it more explicitly in the curriculum is so that every teacher teaches it,'' she said.
Next schools will teach students to believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
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