Antifa’s Arch Nemesis – This Old Lady

Antifa’s Arch Nemesis – This Old Lady

 

One thing that won’t make its way into my new society is the University of Sydney FutureFix program’s “flagship” theme ‘Resurgent Racism‘. This will “address the emergence of new forms of racism manifesting as national populism and far-right extremism” in Australia. Dr Bella d’Abrera  wrote that the program is “knee-deep in the quagmire of identity politics, that most dangerous and divisive of ideas” in The Australian today.

One thing that won’t make its way into my new society is the University of Sydney FutureFix program’s “flagship” theme ‘Resurgent Racism‘. This will “address the emergence of new forms of racism manifesting as national populism and far-right extremism” in Australia. Dr Bella d’Abrera  wrote that the program is “knee-deep in the quagmire of identity politics, that most dangerous and divisive of ideas” in The Australian today.

Jacqui Tam, vice-president of university relations at the University of Alberta, wanted to advertise her university’s new research. Fair enough. Except she was fired for this billboard saying climate change was going to boost Alberta’s barley production. To support freedom of speech on climate change, donate now to the publication of our upcoming book of research Climate Change: The Facts 2020.

But it’s not all bad news! Dr Peter Ridd’s fundraising appeal ahead of his Federal Court case against JCU has already reached the $500,000 mark after just 10 days.

Antifa must have run out of journalists to harass because they’ve now had to settle for stopping old ladies from attending a Dave Rubin speech – watch the terrible footage from Tuesday. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, Antifa can’t stop you watching Dave’s interview with The Young IPA Podcast in February.

Joker is the most controversial film of the year. With controversy rising about the film’s supposed glorification of the Joker as “the patron saint of incels“, the movie’s director Todd Phillips pointed out to The Wrap last week that “outrage is a commodity” and ” the far left can sound like the far right when it suits their agenda.”

The great Douglas Murray sat down with National Review on Tuesday for a 52 minute discussion on his new book The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity. Listen or read the transcript here.

Students in Adelaide! Come to our next Generation Liberty event at the University of Adelaide on Thursday 10 October – ‘The Great Energy Debate: Which power source is best to solve the energy crisis?‘ No word yet on whether Elon Musk will push for more batteries.

Article of the week:

Cancel culture is growing – just ask Carson King. Robert Henderson in City Journal on Monday explains the allure of cancel culture and why it isn’t going to go away without a fight – “the social rewards are immediate and gratifying and the dangers too distant and abstract.”

IPA Staff Pick:

Each week an IPA staff member shares what they have enjoyed recently. Today: Andrew Bushnell

This week saw the 70th anniversary of communist rule in China. Far from being a moment to celebrate, it is a time to reflect on the evil done by communists and their ideology. This piece by David Harsanyi in The Federalist on Monday recounts some of the worst abuses the Chinese Communist Party has committed, especially, but not exclusively, against the Chinese people.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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