Australia Politics

Politics ain’t bean bag

UPDATE: Since I wrote the post below, the now famous Barr-brawl took place in Congress over the Mueller-lite outcome. It included the Left’s freakout over the perfectly accurate term, “Spy“. It showed that the Dems really do fear the walls closing in. On them. Even the New York Slime couldn’t avoid mentioning the elephant (err, […]

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Australia

ANZAC Day 2019

Dawn ceremony at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli in 2007. (From a public use image) Thank you on this day from our family to all those who serve, and all those who have served, Australia. Thank you to my son’s dad, my grandfather and uncle for their service. Thank you to all those currently deployed away from […]

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Australia Education

Up you get … or GetUp!?

  Introducing the very first guest post on RoadScholar from Earnest, a recognised expert Australian thinker in education, academic and former secondary school teacher. I hope there will be plenty more posts to come!  A great debate in 21st century Australia is around the well-being and education of our youngest citizens. This age-old topic preoccupies parents […]

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Australia Education

They went professional

When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional. Frank Zappa Thomas Sowell said each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. Unfortunately, we have not been doing a good job of civilising our young. Not for about 70 years […]

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Anglo Saxon England

Stilly byht-blog*

 Min bearwe is æla ful (My basket is full of eels) 9th century West Saxon A corner (byht) of this blog is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Ralph Elliott. Years ago, Ralph taught me about stillnesse [quietude] in the time of King Alfred and the trawthe [truth] inSir Gawain and the Green Knight, and […]

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Politics

De-platforming the West

O Fairest flower, no sooner blown than blasted,… Yet can I not persuade me thou art dead,Or that thy corse corrupts in earth’s dark womb,Or that thy beauties lie in wormy bed,Hid from the world in a low-delved tomb;Could Heaven for pity thee so strictly doom?Oh, no! for something in thy face did shineAbove mortality, […]

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