During our national vaccine rollout, Australians have been cajoled with fear, threats, shifting messages, and the silencing of dissent. Something doesn’t sit right about the way Australia is dealing with this virus. We can and must do better. For those who have been happily vaccinated, there is a sense of optimism in the air. Lockdowns… Read More 5 Things That Don’t Sit Right About Australia’s Response to Covid
A recent paper that examined over 100 COVID-19 studies has revealed that government-mandated lockdowns fail any reasonable cost/benefit analysis by a significant ratio. Published in the International Journal of the Economics of Business, the study found that lockdowns have only marginally reduced COVID-19 deaths, but come with enormous long-term costs that far outweigh their benefits. Authored by Canadian… Read More New Study Reveals Covid Lockdowns Will Cost More Lives Than They Save
Those of us who live in Western nations are incredibly blessed. “The rule of law” is a principle that has long protected us from tyranny. It is the conviction that kings and dictators no longer get to run our lives. Rather, we are governed by a Constitution — an irrevocable law that can only be amended by… Read More Have Our Leaders Let Power Get to Their Heads?
The issue of election fraud faced intense scrutiny following the 2020 United States’ presidential election. Though Donald Trump was unsuccessful in proving his now infamous allegations, some polls indicate that half of American voters remain suspicious that voter fraud helped Joe Biden to victory. And while Trump’s claims were roundly condemned by the corporate press, those same outlets — from CNN to NBC to The… Read More Could Voter Fraud Swing Australian Elections?
A summary and review of Carl R. Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism and the Road to Sexual Revolution. It is bewildering just how quickly sexual morals have shifted, especially in recent years. Only yesterday it seems we were voting on same-sex marriage, and now transgenderism is front and centre. Especially surprising… Read More How the Sexual Revolution Won
The words “conspiracy theory” are being thrown around a lot these days. Once upon a time this phrase was used sparingly to dismiss the quirky beliefs of a lunatic fringe. Now, conspiracy theories are talked about regularly in politics and the media. What is happening in the West that this label is suddenly being used… Read More So Are We All Conspiracy Theorists Now?
An excerpt from Kurt Mahlburg’s new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? It was a year for the history books. Each of us has a story to tell about how the events of 2020 impacted us. Fires, pestilence, lockdowns and riots: for a while it felt like the world was going to… Read More Why the Unrest in the West?
Most of us have heard of Watergate—the political scandal that engulfed the Nixon administration in the 1970s. So infamous was that chapter in American history that we’ve since borrowed the “-gate” suffix in the English-speaking world to portray any political scandal—serious or otherwise—with intrigue or grave criminality. What was Watergate? Put simply, unknown men broke… Read More Biden, Trump, and the Greatest Scandal in American History
I’ve noticed something, and I’m sure you have too. We’re facing a time of major cultural upheaval across the Western world. Divisions run deep, and the cultural rifts that have long sat silent beneath our feet are emerging in the light of COVID-19 and the U.S. election. When the world around us starts to shake,… Read More God is God—Government is Not
The Australian journalist Greg Sheridan has quipped that these days, “the academic fashion is to attack Western civilisation, not study it.” With historic statues being trashed and toppled around the western world, and accusations of systemic racism being levelled against the fairest societies that history has produced, Sheridan couldn’t be more right. Sadly, those trying… Read More Meet the Atheists Who Are Grateful for Christianity