A Letter to President Macron

Dear President Macron , Thanks to your letter to me and other citizens of Europe.  I appreciate you taking the time to write (I assume of course that you are still writing to me even although I will not be a citizen of the EU soon – I will still be a citizen of Europe – You would not be one of those who confuse … Continue reading A Letter to President Macron

Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

Film – Operation Finale – 7/10 If you have Netflix then don’t miss this film.  The story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann is fascinating enough and this film certainly captures that – but it also raises some great questions and teaches some important lessons. Why do people hate the Jews so much?   “The history of the Jewish people is steeped in suffering and persecution” … Continue reading Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum

This article was published in the Australian Spectator – you can get the original here and add your own comments if you wish! Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum Were you aware that the curriculum of our universities has been colonized? Apparently this is a serious problem and we need to decolonise as quickly as possible – according to a report commissioned by the … Continue reading Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum

Saturday Review 5 – Mary Queen of Scots (Book); The Last Survivors; The Harris Hotel; Macbook Air (2018); The Magic of Boney M

Book – Mary Queen of Scots – Antonia Fraser – 7/10 Given the recent film Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year  I thought I would read this biography by one of my favourite writers – Antonia Fraser (her book on Cromwell was very influential in my life!).  This is a superb book – although Fraser is clearly biased in favour of Mary … Continue reading Saturday Review 5 – Mary Queen of Scots (Book); The Last Survivors; The Harris Hotel; Macbook Air (2018); The Magic of Boney M

An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

The Great Deception – Part 8 – De Gaulle, Verhofstadt, Sturgeon, MacMillan, Gaitskill – Plus Ca Change, Plus C’est La Meme Chose

This weeks EU News –  The British government says that a deal is basically done – its 585 page ‘deal’ is one that in effect gives the EU all it wants – Brexit Betrayal  It has also just been announced that a draft political deal has been agreed.  There are likely to be even more concessions – because Mrs May has now said that no deal … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 8 – De Gaulle, Verhofstadt, Sturgeon, MacMillan, Gaitskill – Plus Ca Change, Plus C’est La Meme Chose

Quantum 13 – Gender Definition; Abortion; State Pimps; Yemen; Explaining Brexit; White History; Eugene Peterson; Harry and Meghan

You can support Quantum here – thanks to all who have already helped….https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea Welcome to Quantum 13. LISTEN HERE 1) Sex definition US –  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html?nl=top-stories&nlid=57717561ries&ref=headline Australia – Tasmania – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/tasmania-on-verge-of-removing-gender-from-birth-certificates/news-story/22e558f7dea37b3d2723036f9e628ee2?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines UK – https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/23/two-messages-two-different-kingdoms-one-answer/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/12/bbc-will-have-gay-characters-shows-combat-heteronormative-culture/ 2) Abortion….Diana Johnson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce8Xe3eWCww&feature=youtu.be Death from illegal abortion – https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/think-10k-women-died-from-illegal-abortions-before-roe-think-again?utm_content=buffer43c0d&utm_medium=WCDM+Buffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM Queensland – https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-17/abortion-legal-in-queensland-after-historic-vote/10382538?fbclid=IwAR2YmIV4hsWn-3afNXFQ4VGZSJuUbL_avI3AC37ZdTN0mFrE7Bx_ZKUJitY&pfmredir=sm 3) State Pimps–   https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/how-was-the-pimping-out-of-an-autistic-girl-allowed-to-happen/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Evening%20Blend%2018102018&utm_campaign=Evening_Blend 4) Yemen – 5) Brexit – https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/25/the-great-deception-part-6-the-rocky-road-to-rome/ 6)  History is too white – 7) Eugene Peterson –https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Remembering-Eugene-Peterson-The-man-behind-The-Message 8) Harry and Meghan – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/duke-and-duchess-of-sussex-separate-for-70km-crossing-to-queenslands-fraser-island/news-story/d835cb0b4624cd741d2e358aed477d4b?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines Quote … Continue reading Quantum 13 – Gender Definition; Abortion; State Pimps; Yemen; Explaining Brexit; White History; Eugene Peterson; Harry and Meghan

The World Turned Upside Down – Premier Thought for the Day 8

This weeks thought for the day from Premier. In a week when I have been reminded of the weakness of insipid Christianity – it’s always good to be able to turn to the real radical thing!This talk was based upon chapter 7 of Magnificent Obsession.  From which the following quotes are taken: “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” Acts … Continue reading The World Turned Upside Down – Premier Thought for the Day 8

A Psalm for 9/11

Following on from yesterdays post about the significance of the psalms, it seems to me that where they really come into their own is the way they allow us to express our emotions both personal and corporate – especially in times of crisis.   Today is 9/11…what psalms would speak to that situation? How about Psalm 9:9-11? Those who know your name trust in you, for … Continue reading A Psalm for 9/11