I’m always surprised when people call me right-wing. I’m not offended – I think right and left are largely meaningless categories these days, so I see neither as a compliment or an insult – but I am surprised. So I scribbled down some of the ideas I’m most keen on, and have written about a lot over the past 20 years, and I am curious to know which ones are right-wing. I had always considered these leftish ideas, but perhaps I am wrong?
The Australian, 13 June 2020
The West is in the grip of a Cultural Revolution. Modern-day Red Guards have declared war on the past. The Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in response to the police killing of George Floyd have morphed with staggering speed into a frenzied assault on history, liberty and reason.
No statue, no monument, no bust is safe from the woke mob’s frantic urge to purify the public square and erase all trace of people they disapprove of.
Over the past week these right-on vandals toppled a statue of the 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol in England. …
The Australian, 11 April 2020
I want you to carry out a thought experiment.
Imagine if it was discovered that some men of the Muslim faith had engaged in awful acts of abuse.
Imagine if these men drugged, assaulted and raped girls over a period of years.
Imagine if they had treated the girls as their personal property.
Do you think the left-leaning media would demonise the men as evil and even satanic?
Do you think commentators would appear on TV to opine about Islam and its allegedly warped abusive culture?
Do you think, in short, we would see the same kind of fury aimed at those men as we have seen in relation to Cardinal George Pell when he was wrongly convicted of child abuse? …