Tuesday, 14 August 2018

There Really Are 57 Genders, But Only Two Sexes

I see it on the internet all the time "There are only 2 genders!". But the Left is right, there really are any number of genders you would like there to be because gender is a social construct. Whats a social construct, in simple terms it's lie, something entirely made up.

There are only 2 sexes......now that is 100% correct. But as gender is made up then you can have as many as you want. Because why most people now use the term gender, before the 1990's most people used the term sex, gender has replaced the word sex in popular usage. Which is a great shame as they do not mean the same thing at all.

Sex is your biology, every person is either male or female, because it is decided by your chromosomes. If they are XY then you are male, if they are XX then you are female. It has nothing to do with nurturing or choice and everything to do with nature.

Gender is not biology, instead it is an invented term invented by Professor John Money, a New Zealander who spent most of his adult life working at  John Hopkins University in the United States. He coined the term in 1955 and at some point gave this as it's definition:

"all those things that a person says or does to disclose himself or herself as having the status of boy or man, girl or women, respectively. It includes, but is not restricted to sexuality in the sense of eroticism. Gender role is appraised in relation to the following: general mannerisms, deportment and demeanor; play preferences and recreational interests; spontaneous topics of talk in unprompted conversation and casual comment, content of dreams, daydreams and fantasies; replies to oblique inquiries and projective tests; evidence of erotic practices, and, finally, the persons own replies to direct inquiry."

Nothing about nature at all, instead it is all about nurture and choice. Sex is static and unchanging. Gender is flexible and changeable. Professor Money believed that people were made into males or females and that they were assigned one or the other, not that nature created males and females. In other words he was solidly on the nurture side of the debate about which was more important, nature or nurture. A lot of the gender and transgenderism that we see today can be laid squarely at his feet.

When people ask for your gender, remember you don't have one because you are not a social construct, you are not a lie, you are a biological creature and you have a sex. You are either of the male sex or the female sex, because there are only two sexes.

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Saturday, 11 August 2018

The Sixty-Fifth Month

My last post was my 500th...only took me five years and 5 months to get there!

A very interesting month with numbers, the usual suspects are down with many others being up. 8 of the countries in the top 10 are over 100, which is a record. However I don't have any over 1000, so I'm not happy about that. And how accurate are these figures? Roughly every two months I will get a country that visits in large numbers, all at the same time on the same day, with no large increase in any article being read. This month I have had a number of these country visits, including from France and the United Kingdom. What should I make of that? I really don't know.

I have also received visitors in the last few days from "Region Unknown", very intriguing.

My best day in the past month was the 29th July when I had 328 visitors, my worst day was the 22nd July when I had only 25 visitors.

July-August
EntryPageviews
United States
973
Russia
461
Australia
390
France
225
Indonesia
182
United Arab Emirates
180
United Kingdom
180
Vietnam
174
Germany
75
China
60

June-July
EntryPageviews
United States
886
Australia
429
Vietnam
192
United Kingdom
84
Russia
59
Brazil
36
Canada
36
Germany
36
Ireland
35
France
28

The United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany

Australia and Vietnam are down.

Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and China are new or back in the top 10

Brazil, Canada and Ireland have left the top 10

I have also had visitors from the following countries: the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, the Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, Turkey, Israel, Bahrain, Pakistan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Zambia, South Africa, New Zealand, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Unknown Region 

I hope to see you all again soon
Mark Moncrieff

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Monday, 6 August 2018

The Freedom to be a Slave

Freedom is one of those things where you know when you are unfree, but it is not always so clear when you are free. After all we think of freedom as the default position, we are free until something or someone makes us unfree.

My Heinemann Australian Dictionary (1976) defines Freedom as:

"the state or condition of being free".

Free is define as:

"not restrained by authority or external forces".

Does that mean that obeying the law makes us unfree?

Liberalism defines freedom as the ability to choose, to make your own decisions. However Liberalism has been the dominate political position for two or three centuries in some places, and what is obvious is that for much of that period people did not always get to choose. But Liberalism is a promise, today you are not totally free but tomorrow we will help you to become free. And the range of choices has grown over that time. That is why Conservatives have always opposed Liberalism because we could see the logic of Liberalism, that no matter how small it's claims were today they would not and could not remain small. The logic of Liberalism said that choice had to be the objective, that choice had to be above all other reasoning and that choice had to destroy all other reasoning.

So the reason abortion is regarded as good, is because the women did not choose to become pregnant but she can choose to have an abortion. The reason that Transgenderism is regarded as good, is because the person chose their own gender. The reason drug legalisation is regarded as good is because people should be free to choose. Choice is supreme and any other reason for doing something is wrong, choice destroys all other reasoning because under Liberalism freedom is absolute.

This is a radical departure from Traditional definitions of freedom, traditionally freedom was regarded as freeing yourself from your base desires. We all experience emotions and not all of our emotions are positive ones. To be free we must fight a constant battle against our own nature, ironically being able to fight that battle is a normal part of our nature. We are not being asked to do something unnatural, instead we are being asked to do what we are capable of...controlling our desires. We are free when we control our desires, we are slaves when our desires control us.

Traditionalists say that we are free when we fight against our fears. Liberals say that we are free when we choose not to fear. However if someone was to choose to be fearful, doesn't that also make someone free according to Liberalism? And if not isn't that an Unprincipled Exception?

A drug user may choose to use drugs, but if they should become dependent upon drugs just how free are they? Just how much choice do they have? In this as in other so called choices, Liberalism gives us enough freedom to become a slave.

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Melbourne Traditionalists in August, 2018

Once again the Melbourne Traditionalists will be meeting up in August to wine, dine and talk politics. We are always on the look out for like minded men to join us. 

If your in Melbourne, Australia send me an email and we will organise to meet up.

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In October we will also be having our first Melbourne Traditionalists Conference.


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The Guiding Principles of the Melbourne Traditionalists

1. Loyalty to the Crown of Australia

2. Loyalty to our British and Western heritage

3. Loyalty to the Family, Husband and Wife, Mother and Father and their children

4. Opposition to Liberalism, Right Liberalism, Left Liberalism and Feminism

5. Opposition to the destruction of White Australians, opposed to Multiculturalism, Mass Immigration and Diversity

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Middle Class Welfare

We are all familiar with the idea of people working in Government jobs, we are also familiar with the idea of people not working for the Government. How familiar are you with people who both fit and don't fit into either category?

How can someone both work for the Government and not work for the Government? By working in a job that is Middle Class Welfare. For example Australia has a population of 25 million people and we have 50 Universities. Yes there is a University for every 500,000 people and that University sector employs more than 100,000 people. Nearly all of them Middle Class people.

We also have the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) who are like the BBC, taxpayer funded but not Government controlled. Multiple TV and radio stations all providing Middle Class Welfare. Ohhh we also have the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) who do all of the above but in support of Multiculturalism.

Like most Western countries we have mass unemployment along with mass immigration. To administrate this we have many Middle Class Welfare jobs. The unemployed only deal with the Government rarely, instead they deal with what is called the Job Network Providers. In theory they help the unemployed get jobs, in reality they do the day to day, face to face contact with the unemployed. These people have a vested interest in the unemployed staying unemployed, although they do get paid a bonus if someone gets a job. Who doesn't like a bonus? When it stops you from getting paid regularly.

It is amazing how many Charities get taxpayer money, it's amazing how many NGO's are taxpayer funded. Child care is another area with massive taxpayer funding. As is Aged Care.

One of the biggest Middle Class Welfare recipients is so pervasive that many think it is the natural order of things. I'm talking about Education, both public and private. Teachers and all of the modern hanger on's all cost a massive amount of money. Now Primary School might be needed, but do people really need 12 years of schooling? I'd argue that the answer is no, most people do not need 12 years of schooling. So why do we pay for it? To give Middle Class people jobs.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against the Middle Class having jobs, I am however against these fake jobs. Jobs that we don't need done being done by people on good wages, sometimes very good wages. Wages paid for by you and I. Okay some of these jobs do need to be done, but why are we lied to about them? Why do so many people who are paid by the tax payer think that they work in private enterprise?

Ending most or at least many of these jobs would sure go a long way to helping pay off our debt. But that won't happen because with these Middle Class Welfare most of the unemployed would be Middle Class women and no modern Government could support that. No better to lead us further and further into debt and misery.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Melbourne Traditionalists Conference 2018 in Three Months

Over the past few months I have had a number of people contact me to express their interest in attending. With only three months to go you can book and pay for your ticket below. We are currently trying to get a "name" to speak at the Conference, but I cannot confirm anything yet. However everything else is going as planned.

I will be the fourth speaker, although I am being uncharacteristically indecisive in deciding whether I will do a "negative" or a "positive" presentation.

The venue is confirmed but it will only be made public to Conference goers the week of the Conference. I will say it is in an inner Melbourne suburb and close to public transport and it's lovely.

If anyone who is attending has any dietary requirements it's best to let me know via email.

Dates: 19 October, Friday 7pm, Meet and Greet
            20 October, Saturday, 10am-5pm Conference
            7pm Banquet

Venue: The venue is a very nice building, old and beautiful in Melbourne, Australia

Cost: Concession $75
          Full Price $100
          (everything in Australian Dollars, if your unsure if you are Concession or Full Price send me an email)

Register: To register and pay for the Conference go to TryBooking

Lecture Topics

1. Shakespeare and Conservatism

2. The History of the Anti-Suffragette Movement

3. Christianity, Morality and the West

What do you get for your money? 5 lectures, Lunch and Banquet, all non-alcoholic drinks. All inclusive.

If anyone has any questions please send me an email uponhopeblog(AT)gmail.com

I look forward to see you there!

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Why Do Liberals Reject Race Realism?

Liberals love to point to studies, as the late Lawrence Auster said

Christians say "In the name of Jesus Christ"
Muslims say "In the name of Allah" &
Liberals say "Studies have shown!"

They always tell us how they love science and inquiry, logic and rationality, however they exhibit some glaring omissions, biology for example. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, independently,  developed a theory called the Theory of Natural Selection, which states that different forms of life develop to occupy different niches within their environment. Liberals have always been very big supporters of the theory, however that enthusiasm has been remarkably inconsistent when it comes to people.

The idea that a plant or an animal developed through natural selection to fit it's niche is quite unremarkable. But if that is true of people then that means they are best in one such environment and not in all environments. And of course it does apply to people. Which means that different environments would breed people of not only different looks and bodies, but with different temperaments and intelligence's. If that is true then people are not universal creatures, instead they are distinct from each other. Each race is different as well as each sub-race, what most people call ethnic groups.

You don't have to do much investigating to discover that that idea is blasphemy to Liberals. No, all people are equal and thats that, no if, but's or maybes allowed!

The reason that Liberals take that view is that they are follows of Evolutionism. The idea that things start simple and over time become more complex. The term was popularised by the 19th century Philosopher Herbert Spencer who was enormously influential between 1860-1900. Over time the term Evolution replaced the more cumbersome but more correct term, Natural Selection. And many cannot tell the difference between Natural Selection, the idea that each living thing exists in it's own niche, and Evolution, the idea that life starts simple and over time becomes more complex.

Natural Selection is a scientific idea, however Evolution is a political idea. It was a way of explaining how progress worked and why it was the way of the future. So when Liberals see race realism they reject it because they don't see Evolution. They don't see simple things becoming complex, what they see is what everyone else see's. That living things, including people, have limits. Evolution says that those limits are temporary, they can and will be overcome. Natural Selection does not say that at all.

However Evolution is an idea and biology is reality and when Liberals find out the limits of reality they always insist that reality change. In that they are remarkably consistent.

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