‘Common Sense’ Category Archives


JORDAN PETERSON: voice of common sense or naughty chauvinist?

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Lifestyle, Women

Jordan Peterson has been condemned for saying that ‘Women wearing high heels and make-up in the work-place are being sexually provocative’.
Yet everybody knows that what he says is true.
Nobody denies that men should also control their responses.
Let’s not argue about which sex is to blame….
Better to consider how both parties can together contribute to better relationships.

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FIXING AUSTRALIA: in three simple steps

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Women

What to do about older men falling for and/or exploiting young female associates?
Three obvious changes might be worth considering:
• Keep young females safe at home with family, learning how to be part of a family until they are ready to marry
• End consumption of alcohol by temptation-prone persons (i.e. everybody)
• Discontinue provocative dressing by young females
These suggested moves are only moderately trendy — but once we’re used to them everybody should be better off.


YOUNG HOPEFUL, YOUNG MUM, SURPRISED DAD: pray to God that all will turn out fairly happy.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Politics

Australia’s most newsworthy unborn baby is having consequences in both private lives and in the political sphere.
Both good news and bad news.
The best news is that the child wasn’t aborted — a huge plus.
Dare we hope the mum will now decide to be a full-time mum?
Forget the job for a while.
Concentrate on feeding, cuddles etc.
Nobody is ever quite indispensable in the world of politics.
To this new citizen, his or her mum is absolutely indispensable.
Let’s wish this new mother all the best in the great responsibility and privilege that life has dropped in her lap.


DANIEL ANDREWS IS RIGHT ABOUT “PILL-TESTING”: the need to stay rational….

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, crime, Ethics, Lifestyle

Last week several people at a Melbourne Festival Hall dance required treatment for breathing difficulties after taking a drug.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is again under pressure to legalise pill-testing at such functions.
No, says the premier, he won’t, because “there is no safe level at which these drugs can be taken….”
Greens Party leader, Richard Di Natale, says Mr Andrews “has his head in the sand” — because young people will always experiment with drugs….
Being opposed by the Greens may be a good sign — many of their policies betray contempt for the rule of law and for human beings as potentially rational creatures.
It won’t be easy for Premier Andrews to stick to principle on this one.
Let’s hope he does.
We need to turn the tide away from irresponsible weak-minded “pragmatic” attitudes.


CHILD PROTECTION? CHILD INDOCTRINATION? GENDER THEORY? Australia getting it wrong. Other places doing better….

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Education, Ethics, Family, Youth

The government of Peru is about to withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum following opposition to its “gender ideology” from parent’s group #ConMisHijosNoTeMetas (which translates as “don’t mess with my children.”)
In March 2017, the group organised marches — 1.5 million people demonstrating against the “progressive” gender ideology.
In August, Peru’s Superior Court of Justice ruled in favor of a lawsuit against the Department of Education — arguing that the curriculum was an attempt to indoctrinate schoolchildren.
What if 1.5 million Australian parents came out on the streets demonstrating against government-imposed “Safe Schools” (and similar) so-called anti-bullying programs?
Might that bring about an end to our children’s exposure to gender-cultic disinformation?
Do we care enough to at least have a try?


RE “SAME-SEX” OR “MULTI-GENDER” MARRIAGE: is Mr. Dean Smith and accompilces pulling our leg?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Media, Politics

The “Marriage Amendment Bill” proposed by Dean Smith MP is about whether any two Australians may marry “regardless of their sex or gender”.
Some politicians previously posing as conservatives apparently intend voting for the amendment.
Like Nationals MP for Mallee, Andrew Broad, saying his vote will “follow the national result”. (The Australian, November 16, page 8)
Does he mean the recent plebiscite on marriage by “same-sex couples”?
But “same-sex couples” doesn’t mean the same as “regardless of gender”….
Gender-ideology is a new world of imagined multiple gender-identities – “fluid”, “non-binary” etc. – promoted by cultic indoctrinators populating our schools, media etc.
MP’s can’t “follow the national vote”. There has been no national vote – not about what D. Smith and supporters are promoting.
If the Nationals weaken on this, supporters may drop them and look elsewhere for genuine conservatives.
Perhaps the Shooters Party, Senator Bernardi’s Conservatives — or somebody else?