The Young IPA Podcast Episode 135: Bridget Phetasy & Dave Sharma MP

Pete doesn’t mind the Greens playing politics with Australia’s bushfires – it’s just that they’re wrong. Heroes and villains this week includes the Geelong council that won’t declare a climate emergency, the beer company telling everyone Epstein didn’t kill himself, Q&A cancelling itself and Hillary Clinton’s Book of Gutsy Women not including Thatcher. We talk to comedian, podcaster and YouTuber Bridget Phetasy about whether it’s time to cancel Obama, woke culture and Beto O’Rourke withdrawing his campaign (15:00-32:47). James gets his sheriff badge out to challenge Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma MP on Brexit and whether Malcom Turnbull’s Breitbart subscription still comes to the electoral office (32:47-47:47) before another round of Hey What Did We Miss? where Pat’s behaviour is simply out of control. There will be repercussions (47:47-57:35). At the end of the show we debut our new segment Pete’s Tweet which sees us directly contact a guest we’ve been circling for a while, talk about Micky Mouse and Albus Dumbledore being included among 11,000 climate scientists demanding a climate emergency, share the story of the guy who dumped his girlfriend for not panicking enough about climate change and James has an unusual solution and frankly alarming solution to Pete’s cricket team’s horrendous start this season.<\p>…

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The Rise of Jordan Peterson: University of Melbourne Screening

Join Generation Liberty for a screening of the new documentary The Rise of Jordan Peterson!

The Rise of Jordan Peterson is a rare, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, one of the most prolific academics and writers of today. Peterson captured the world’s attention with his criticisms of political correctness and his message of discovering personal responsibility and meaning.

This screening will take place at the Guild Theatre in Union House, at the University of Melbourne.

Tickets are limited for this event and we expect the screening to sell out, so purchase your tickets today via the Eventbrite link above!…

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Episode 134: Senator Matt Canavan, Andrew Cooper and Australia’s New 18C

Race Has No Place in our Constitution, but apparently if you believe that you’re a bigot. James and Pete talk the IPA’s latest video and some of the reaction it’s been getting as well as the incredible story about FITS this week, with Andrew Cooper being investigated without a warrant by the Attorney General’s department for inviting conservatives into the country. Heroes and villains this week include Barack Obama, Dave Chappelle, nuclear alarmists in Japan and Leonardo DiCaprio. We talk to our first ever Minister! – Resources Minister Matt Canavan about the mining protests in Melbourne, how to convince young people about coal and the future of nuclear energy in Australia (16:31-33:39). We then talk to Andrew Cooper who gives us the world scoop of what he’s up against from the Attorney General’s department, the best stories from CPAC and his experiences touring with one of the organisers of the Hong Kong protests (33:39-45:12) before another around of Hey…What Did We Miss, with props! (45:12-55:56) At the end we talk the scandal of whether Trump gave a medal to a dog, Philausophy and why it’s a bad campaign for Australia and the ABC journalist who had the Epstein story for years….

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Made In Hong Kong

During a clash with police on 22 July 2019, protestors vandalised China’s national emblem—in front of Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong’s central business district—by smearing black paint on it. The same night, a gang of white-shirted thugs wielded canes, pipes, and metal bars and ambushed protestors and pedestrians alike at a train station exit in the suburb of Yuen Long, indiscriminately beating civilians— young and old— while the district’s police were suspiciously slow to respond. Throughout all this, Beijing ordered the city’s government to fly the country’s and city’s flags half-mast in light of the passing of Li Peng, the former premier of the People’s Republic of China dubbed the “Butcher of Beijing” for his order to crack down on Tiananmen Square in 1989. The symbolism and threat were clear: go home or risk repeating history.

So unique is the political status of Hong Kong—“One Country, Two Systems”—that there isn’t a comparable example. It is one thing for casual onlookers to reiterate the fact that the city’s geographical location is inalienable from China—that no matter how much the city wrestles with its own dissonance in identity, it will forever be Chinese. It is another thing completely to live through it. Ceded to the British Empire in 1842 following the First Opium War, Hong Kong has since diverged from the historical developments of the mainland. We have had 177 years (at the time of writing) to develop our own mode of politics and commerce, to say nothing of our own culture, identity and history.

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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 133

Climate change protesters are in protesting in Melbourne… again. This time they’re spitting on people! The UK Parliament finally agrees on a December election and the ACCC is taking Google to court over your data – but would you rather have corporations have your data or the government? James and Pete discuss all this and share their heroes and villains for the week including Kanye West, Larry King, the Bureau of Meteorology and people who want plastic bags banned. We talk to social media commentator, filmmaker and water activist Topher Field to learn about Australia’s man-made drought and how government policy is destroying lives in the Murray-Darling basin (18:40–37:01). We also talk to Generation Liberty member Luca Rossi about how to make absolutely sure your Halloween costumes offends no-one – Pete has a genuinely disturbing solution (37:01–45:51) before another round of the YIPA quiz Hey What Did We Miss? (45:51–55:47). At the end, we talk the strangely glowing tributes from the Washington Post and Bloomberg to slain ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, Parliament House emits more radiation than a nuclear power plant which everyone knows will lead to superpowers, we grade Hamish Macdonald as a Q&A host and realise we need Tony Jones and after Rudy Giuliani butt dials a reporter saying he needs money Pete recounts the time he butt dialled the Ambassador of the Czech Republic from his footy club ball….

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Journalists Want Free Speech For Them, Censorship For The Rest Of Us

The self-importance and self-interest of the Canberra bubble of journalists and the media has been on full display this week. Blacking out the front pages of newspapers across the country was an effective way of saying: “Look at me, look at me”. Media companies, the ABC, SBS, and the journalists’ trade union have formed the…

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Brendan O’Neill And Why Kristina Keneally Should Sit Out Your Right To Know

Right to Know is a good campaign and we’re always happy to see people push for more free speech, but it’s so hypocritical of the ABC, Mark Dreyfus and Kristina Keneally to get on board. James and Pete discuss the whole campaign as well as the latest Brexit disappointment. Heroes and Villains this week include Nick Cave, Hillary Clinton (as a hero!), the UN and Jeremy Corbyn. We talk to Spiked editor Brendan O’Neill about all the latest with Brexit, and what it reveals about the elites’ attitude to the rest of the country and democracy (15:50–35:33). We also have Generation Liberty Campus Coordinator Tiana Kovac from Macquaire University to tell the story of how Extinction Rebellion tried (and failed) to ruin a Generation Liberty event last week (35:33–43:33) before another round of Hey What Did We Miss, the YIPAP Quiz (43:33–53:32). At the end of the show we rank most incredible election defeats as Justin Trudeau wins, Cornwall Devon police targeting racist toddlers and those capitalist pigs at the ABC underpaying workers….

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The Mass Delusions Of Modern Psychology

Recently, in the USA, more than 70,000 psychologists and other “mental health practitioners” signed a petition claiming President Trump is psychologically unfit to serve and should be removed from office, as per the 25th amendment of the constitution. This strikes me as a repeat of history: psychologists unwilling to admit the limitations of their claims…

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Crazy Intersectional Zillenials

If you have followed youth and university politics over the past few years you have almost certainly encountered horror stories of a new illiberal generation, as seen in cases of de-platforming at universities and the embrace of identity politics. This makes Robby Soave’s Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump a timely investigation…

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