On the other hand parts of the self-identifying left these days have in many instances distanced themselves from class politics instead embracing identity politics and liberalism.
For more than half its life, since Fraser seized power, the Liberal Party has been dying.
The underlying assumption is that the Western faith in reason to liberate humanity has lost its underlying authority, and now we are free-floating down the rapids, possibly towards Niagara Falls.
Australia is one of a relatively small club of nations that makes voting compulsory. Other countries with compulsory voting are: Brazil, Argentina, Luxembourg, and Belgium.
Unpacking Sam Harris’ belief that we don’t have control over our actions.
Overwhelmingly, the comments are of the self-righteous, reactionary, Nature worshiping kind that belittles humanity and places the wisdom of the beast/Nature above humanity.
If it is ok to be white, we should be able to say so even if white supremacists say the same thing.
Many commentators have labelled this evidence of an increased return to an ultra-conservative entrenchment of racism and white superiority in Australia.
Children don't need any more schooling, any more institutionalisation, any more of the suffocating control they are under. Children need to be free.
Conservatives need to wake up to the fact that words and phrases have an emotional impact and can foster confusion in voters' decision-making.
It’s not just the finance industry - there are scandals as far as the eye can see.
The latest wrangle over the Prime-Ministership once again proves that democracy is failing – indeed, that it’s a failure. It needs to be replaced with a better political system, and logicracy - the rule of reason - appears to be a better one.