Should Conservatives stand with Trump?

No. Conservatives should not stand with Donald Trump. In fact, Trump’s presidency and the wave of right-wing populism that has come with it is an insult to the tradition of conservatism.  Like many, I was surprised when Donald Trump won the Republican Primary in 2016. Never did I imagine such a man could lead the free world, especially in the name of a party which … Continue reading Should Conservatives stand with Trump?

The Great Reset: Not so Great?

On the 3rd of June in 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF), led by Director Klaus Schwab and the Prince of Wales announced ‘The Great Reset’, which advocates for an economic recovery based heavily upon ‘mutual progress’ and environmental initiatives. Under the proposal which will be presented at the Davos summit in January, it calls for “Carbon pricing (that) can provide a critical pathway to … Continue reading The Great Reset: Not so Great?

Un-Social Media

Was Twitter’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account in the wake of the riots the right decision? This is the question at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  The Liberal MP for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, said that it was the “right decision on the facts.” I would definitely agree but as he then points out, there is a deeper, unresolved issue of principle behind this all.  … Continue reading Un-Social Media

The Legend of Korra – An Allegory against Marxism?

Growing up, I was infatuated with the Avatar the Last Airbender Universe. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created a fictional saga unlike anything that had featured on Nickelodeon. Despite being a tv show intended for kids, it addressed serious topics such as genocide, warfare, bigotry, good and evil.  As the show’s sequel The Legend of Korra experiences a revival of popularity on Australian Netflix … Continue reading The Legend of Korra – An Allegory against Marxism?

Blood on the flagstones of Democracy

When going to bed yesterday evening, I drifted to sleep in the knowledge that I would awake today and see reports of disputes and objections to the result of last November’s Presidential Election. Members of Congress had every right to take these actions – though, to be frank, they were (and are) ridiculous and pathetic attempts to dispute the clear and legitimate victory of president-elect … Continue reading Blood on the flagstones of Democracy

COVID-19 and looking beyond ourselves

We live in a world where the only thing that matters is the ‘self’. It is an age where the concepts of ‘individualism’, ‘autonomy’ and ‘freedom’ are unchallenged. We take pride in our unfettered existence: we are at liberty to make our choices in our own world, subject to our own set of ever-malleable principles. Instant gratification is closely related to this obsession with ourselves. … Continue reading COVID-19 and looking beyond ourselves

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The Ethnic Vote: An Uphill Battle Facing 21st Century Conservatives

Growing up amongst the Indian diaspora in Western Sydney, the message from the community was always that the conservatism was the institution of the xenophobic establishment, of white imperialism, racism and the oppressive British Empire. On the other hand, it was simply assumed that the Left were our true representatives, running compassionate and caring policies that sought to suppress racism and make us feel welcome. … Continue reading The Ethnic Vote: An Uphill Battle Facing 21st Century Conservatives

Unfit for Honi

On February 19 2020, student newspaper Honi Soit plunged into controversy after publishing material most would consider anti-semitic and anti-catholic. Just as new students were starting their journeys at University and looking for a place to belong, they were met with an abhorrent display of disrespect in their student paper. The satirical pullout featured a doctored image of a blackboard depicting the question “Should we … Continue reading Unfit for Honi

Ten signs you’re a conservative: Sydney University Edition

My Colleague George Bishop wrote a great listicle in 2017 on 10 Signs You’re Actually A Conservative. Alas, there are now even more dead giveaways that you are indeed a conservative… 1) You came to USYD for the Quadrangle  Let’s face it – is there any other legitimate reason?   2) You feel sorry for the trees that were cut down to print Honi Soit … Continue reading Ten signs you’re a conservative: Sydney University Edition