Author Archives: Antisthenes

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.

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Religion of peace

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger But he doesn’t really mean it, does he? Would he try to make fools of all those experts? Perhaps …   President Barack Hussein Obama: “That experience guides my conviction that partnership … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy at work

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  “Australia’s chief medical officer has sought to allay concerns the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could spread to Australia. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the epidemic constitutes … Continue reading

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Georgia on their mind

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I do not know what provokes the Left more – guns or the people’s ability to think. Firearms in thinking people’s hands are thus for them the absolute anathema, of course. Guns in … Continue reading

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Hope springs eternal *

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This is the slightly truncated maiden speech by the newly elected Senator James McGrath, a Liberal, from Queensland. It looks good, but we have had many politicians elected, saying one thing, and then … Continue reading

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Thoroughly modern Miliband, continued

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When asked by the BBC to nominate his history hero, Ed Milliband could hardly say Stalin or Pol Pot, not yet anyway. Another female Communist activist Rosa Luxemburg might have done, but for the family connection: “I met … Continue reading

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As you would expect

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Australian Liberal (with capital L) politicians pretend to be conservative, mainly because Labor wouldn’t have them – Malcolm Turnbull is a good example. Ex-Liberal MP Peter Slipper or Ex-Liberal PM Malcolm Fraser, to … Continue reading

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Thoroughly modern Miliband

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Oh, dear me. It started when I read the book, Cables from Kabul (HarperPress 2011) by the Her Majesty’s ex-ambassador to Afghanistan, so properly aristocratically hyphenated Sherard Cowper-Coles. In my humble opinion, expressed … Continue reading

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Sherpas’ dilema

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  I read, and liked Edmund Hillary‘s Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (Coronet Edition 1977). My achievements are somewhat (forty times approx.) less than his – his Mount Everest, or Samarmatha or Quomalangma (depending on … Continue reading

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ABC in firm control

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Many conservative and semi-conservative commentators are fond of saying that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is out of control. If they really believe that the taxpayers, to some limited extent represented on its Board, … Continue reading

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Crocodile tears

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Whenever one hears objections to hunting one is astonished by the ignorance of the objectors. It reminds one of all those western Islam followers, reciting verses from koran in Arabic, without understanding a … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th June, 1913 : Thousands of suffragettes said a last, sad farewell today to the woman they regard as their martyred heroine – Emily Davison, who died from injuries received when she fell … Continue reading

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Hussein Obama victorious

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Or rather, from the quill of Thomas Sowell, pictured at left, though “left” could hardly be associated with him. From wikipedia – “…born June 30, 1930, is an American economist, social theorist, political … Continue reading

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The Labor on the roll

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   The results of the so called voting intentions polls are suspect at the least and utterly farcical at the worst. For example, the latest two-party preferred newspoll has ALP at the … Continue reading

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The EU farce

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The results of the European Union tragicomedy, where, from time to time, the benighted citizens are allowed to play games in the hope they will also get the bread, show that the … Continue reading

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The double or nothing

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger At last some conservative and ‘conservative’ commentators started cautiously expressing their misgiving about the federal LibNats‘ efforts. And, I am sorry to say, “they ain’t seen nothing yet”. The human flotsam the … Continue reading

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Eco reason

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   It seems that finally even the younger, thoroughly brainwashed generation, sees the hypocrisy and scientific dishonesty of the climate change propagandists. Only the European youths so far; the Australians, if they … Continue reading

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Learn to swim

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Or get a life-saver, say like the one on the left. In any case, the government is here to protect us, at our cost and whether we need it or not. Whenever … Continue reading

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Those planet-saving light-bulbs

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Just when you thought you influenced the climate and made friends with Al Gore and the warmist cabal: “How would you view a man who’s stockpiled a lifetime supply of old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Falcons no more

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Another country, ‘about which we know nothing’ is to bite the dust. History repeats itself, this time on internet: The 34-strong UN monitoring mission’s report, which covered the period from April 2 … Continue reading

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