Category Archives: The Left

The Amazon Synod Revives the Myth of the Noble Savage

PATRICK CHISHOLM

“These liberation theologians are promoting the idea that the Indians who still live in a primitive way are very happy, living in paradise,” said Macuxi tribal chief Jonas Marcolino Macuxí, referring to bishops at the pan-Amazon synod. “But that’s not true.”

He’s right. The myth of the noble savage is alive and well at the synod, as the assembly of bishops discuss how best to evangelize the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest, as well as “let ourselves be evangelized by them,” in the words of Pope Francis. The Pope wants the Catholic Church to listen to and learn from those peoples who live in “harmony with oneself, with nature, with human beings and with the supreme being,” as quoted in the synod’s working document.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau would be proud. That leading light of the French Enlightenment imagined people living in a state of nature untouched by Western civilization to be ensconced in an idyllic world of peace and kindness. “Nothing could be more gentle than man in his primitive state,” he proclaimed.

Compare Rousseau’s view to that of his intellectual arch-rival Thomas Hobbes, who held that life in a state of nature involved endless war and “continual fear of danger and violent death,” famously writing of primeval man’s existence being “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

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Are climate alarmists frauds?

Tony Heller has posted a video ‘My gift to Climate Alarmists’ in which he shows how the scientific data can easily be manipulated, and has been manipulated, to conjure the fraud of global warming.

James Stansbury comments on the video in New slam-dunk video exposes global warming fraud in 12 minutes.

Don’t you just like the brazenness of the left? The trouble is, they succeed with their scams most of the time.

Alternatives to youtube

Youtube, twitter, PayPal are in the hands of the far left. The far left tolerates little deviation from the Marxist line. Youtube, for example, is censoring or shutting down the most effective conservative channels. The good news is that other platforms for videos are being developed. People like Dave Cullen are now uploading content onto the following developing platforms:

bitchute.com

minds.com

gab.com

Give them a go. The more they’re used, the better they will become.

Cardinal Pell lodges High Court Appeal

THE COLLAPSE OF REASON

CathNews reported today a brief summary of the grounds for Cardinal Pell’s appeal to the High Court of Australia. Those grounds as summarised by the Cardinal’s lawyers amount to the charge that Justices Ferguson and Maxwell of the majority opinion rejected the basic rules of reason.

[Cardinal Pell’s] lawyers argue that the Victoria’s Court of Appeal mistakenly reversed the onus of proof when hearing his case, forcing him to prove it was impossible for him to sexually assault two choirboys in a cathedral.

In their application, Cardinal Pell’s barristers, Bret Walker SC and Ruth Shann, said the two judges who upheld Cardinal Pell’s convictions “erred by finding their belief in the complainant required (Pell) to establish the offending was impossible in order to raise and leave a doubt”.

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Note: abstractly speaking nothing is impossible except a contradiction (See David Hume). Truth in concrete circumstances depends on the empirical data, not on abstract propositions.

‘Confronting Toxic Femininity’

Michael Voris of Church Militant does not mince words. He reminds me of those Franciscan friars who went around parishes giving missions. They were the fire and brimstone preachers of fifty years ago.

In video his ‘Confronting Toxic Femininity‘, Voris focuses on the difference between men and women and their response to moral and social issues. Men, he says, have the inclination to assess the truth of the issue; women have the inclination to let their feelings rather than cool objective assessment govern their first reaction. Compassion and sympathy are the best qualities of the female. But, says, Voris, when women let just their feelings determine their reaction to social issues, they degenerate into toxic femininity where truth is abandoned.

I must give a trigger warning about the verbal aggression that will disturb some in the watching. Watch it at your own risk.

Activists bullying businesses

The Sydney Morning Herald reports today that Alan Jones’s breakfast show is to undergo a ‘full review’. This report should be read carefully.

What’s at the heart of the issue is the extreme left’s ongoing campaign to neutralise conservative Alan Jones. This is the crucial paragraph conservatives should take as a warning.

‘The boycott [of Alan Jones], which was led by social media activist groups Mad F–king Witches and Sleeping Giants Oz, has resulted in more than 100 brands distancing themselves from Sydney’s 2GB Breakfast Show. Media sources estimate it has cost the network more than $1 million.’

Standover, intimidation, wrecking, sabotage… nothing is beyond the drooling fanatics of the left. The foulest, the most abusive, and the most slanderous of attacks emanate from the left. Where is Australia going? The left continue to take all before it.

My Cardinal Pell section

I have set up a section on my website which is devoted to Cardinal Pell. My intention is cover all aspects of the Cardinal’s life, not only his conviction for sexual abuse. It is a long term project. My mission statement is as follows:

Most people will see this photo as representative either of a corrupt Church harbouring a despicable paedophile who with justice should be given over to the lynch mob that has relentlessly stalked him. Or they will see reflected in the humiliated handcuffed cardinal a screaming injustice, the collapse of reason, the trashing of the justice system, and the degradation of Australian society. It is especially the collapse of reason that should alarm the ordinary Australian.

The judges of the majority judgement rejecting Cardinal Pell’s appeal seem to know nothing about the rules of reason. They seem not to know that abstractly speaking matters of fact could always be otherwise, that nothing is impossible except a contradiction, that judgements about reliability and trustworthiness are based on the empirical evidence. No rational person trusts someone without convincing evidence. The more critical the trust, the greater the need for sound concrete evidence.

When I examine the empirical evidence surrounding the accuser’s charges (so lucidly discussed by the dissenting judge), I cannot but conclude that this hidden anonymous man has concocted and acted out a story to fool the gullible, buoy the bigot, and serve the aims of the Cardinal’s political enemies, including those in his Church.

The accuser’s project is of such extraordinary daring that I further conclude he has the help and backing of political groups who have hatched a long term plan to destroy Cardinal Pell. Whatever happens regarding a High Court appeal, they have succeeded. Cardinal Pell has been become a martyr to the religious and political beliefs he has so forcefully defended.

A final conclusion is that no religious or political conservative in Australia is safe.

In this section of my website, I will continue to examine the evidence, critique the conviction and attempt to get behind what is known or claimed.

I do not encourage anyone to break the law, but I appeal to those with knowledge about the Pell Affair that has not been made public to contact me. Confidentiality is assured.

This is a continuing project.