The XYZ: Classical Liberalism and Cultural Libertarianism

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imageThe XYZ developed out of dissatisfaction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and other mainstream media. We are an independent media organisation focused on principles of classical liberalism and cultural libertarianism.

One summary of classical liberalism is, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

However, in our Australian context we might simply say, “It’s a free country.” This common bond is broadly libertarian (see http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/24/rise-of-the-cultural-libertarians/), and we boldly defend free expression, free markets, free assembly etc. against cultural authoritarians, particularly those on the left who demand safe spaces for the ‘marginalised,’ but who also destroy the lives and livelihoods of those who transgress what these cultural elites deem acceptable.

We also stand in opposition to cultural Marxism, which seeks to bring about socialism by attacking political, cultural, social, and religious norms and institutions – dismantling our national identity and the foundations of Western civilisation. In contrast to those who try to shut down conversation on these fundamental issues, The XYZ intentionally generates and invites open discussion and debate.

The XYZ hosts a range of opinions, with the distinguishing feature that we want everyone to be free, prosperous and happy. Most of us once held, or in some ways still hold, “progressive” views but are appalled by the left’s top-down prescriptions, and rather want to see the government out of the economy, and to stop telling people how to live their lives.

XYZ articles, whether satire or serious, confidently reinforce Western values such as freedom, critique cultural Marxism, and ridicule the hypocrisy of cultural authoritarians. And in this day when Islam, which posed an existential threat to Western Civilisation for ~1300 years has reawakened and declared war on us, now is a critical time to fight for the values and virtues of Western Civilisation.

  • Ron Goodburn

    Refreshing to read your posts amongst the leftist claptrap dominating the ABC/ Fairfax media.

  • D Cavanagh

    Good stuff! Thanks for the clarification. Keep up the good work!