Sincerity: If You Can Fake That You’ve Got … Authenticity

It was George Burns who is attributed with the razor sharp aphorism: “Sincerity, if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” And working backwards, the key to what makes you in this late modern age is the fake version of sincerity – authenticity.  If you can fake that you’ve definitely got it made, and you’re probably […]

For Secular Progressives The Conversation Is Just A Monologue

You’d think that with ALP politicians now falling over themselves to show how in tune they actually are with religious communities that this would be a time for the progressives to start listening to people they don’t understand. Yet progressive online journals such as The Conversation, are still getting it completely wrong, to the point […]


It’s interesting, and slightly disturbing, watching the glee towards the vanquished following the election, and its shock result, last night.  Schadenfreude – the German word to describe glee at others misfortune – abounds at moments such as this. For Bill Shorten it’s the end of a political career. For Scott Morrison it’s the making of one.  […]