Mahlburg, Kurt
23 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Kurt Mahlburg is a writer and author, and an emerging Australian voice on culture and the Christian faith. He has a passion for both the philosophical and the personal, drawing on his background as a graduate architect, a primary school teacher, a missionary, and a young adults pastor. Since 2018, Kurt has been the Research and Features Editor at the Canberra Declaration. He is also a freelance writer, and a regular contributor at the Spectator Australia, MercatorNet, Caldron Pool and The Good Sauce. Kurt is fluent in several South-East Asian languages, has degrees in Design, Education and Divinity, and is an avid traveller and surfer. Having grown up in the Adelaide Hills, he now resides in Sydney's northern beaches with his wife Angie. Together, they are preparing to volunteer long-term in South-East Asia. Kurt is the author of Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? (2020). He is also the co-editor and a contributing author of The Blessing of Almighty God (2020).

Articles

Forgotten freedoms fade fast

From social media censorship to mandatory medical treatments, it seems that Westerners have lost sight of the unique freedoms that once made our nations the envy of the world.

Date posted: 2021-09-19

I despair of accurate polling in the Age of Emocracy

Pollsters sat under a cloud of emotionally-charged cognitive bias in the lead-up to last November's election. According to a recent Hill-HarrisX poll, one third of American voters identify as "woke". Depending on your definition of "woke", that might be very good or very bad news.

Date posted: 2021-08-03

The 'kill whites' psychiatrist and the high price of wokeness in medicine

What happens when critical race theory invades your doctor's office?

Date posted: 2021-06-22

Woke Inc. celebrates Pride Month - but not in the Middle East

Those rainbows are nothing more than virtue-signalling to their dangerously censorious customers.

Date posted: 2021-06-22

Joe Rogan warns the masses about straight white men being silenced - irony much?

Iconic podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan last week expressed concerns to his millions of listeners about straight white men being silenced. Irony much?

Date posted: 2021-06-22

'White guilt' is when you'd rather be called a paedophile than a racist

Americans have made amazing progress in race relations. Their challenge is to stay the course

Date posted: 2021-06-22

Say hello to the newest enemy of Woke, Inc.

Today, major corporations scramble over each other to sell us their woke credentials, in an apparent fading interest in the products they were originally known for. Now, it seems, these companies are more eager to advertise their opinions on voter laws, pronouns, green new deals and whatever else woke activists decide matters most this month.

Date posted: 2021-06-04

The transgender debate has become a propaganda war

As is increasingly typical of debates in the postmodern era, the question of transgender “rights” has morphed into an all-out propaganda war. It is a battle that will be won or lost in the realm of language—the definitions of words, and the ability of voices in the media to clarify or cloud the truth through journalistic framing devices.

Date posted: 2021-05-20

Friends, let's fix 'cancel culture'

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll be familiar with the new craze sweeping the West as the 2020s unfold, known as "cancel culture". The more this phenomenon grows, the more the label risks being misapplied. Cancel culture isn't just anything, however: it follows a very recognisable pattern.

Date posted: 2021-04-25

If Critical Race Theory turns everything into race, isn't it racist?

An unpleasant incident at an elite US women's college shows the danger of trusting feelings over facts.

Date posted: 2021-03-09

Joe Biden's abortion imperialism

Over 80 percent of Americans don't believe that they should pay for abortions in developing countries.

Date posted: 2021-02-18

Big Tech doesn't censor conservatives and other myths

We've moved from 'conservatives should build their own platforms' to 'conservatives don't deserve their own platforms'.

Date posted: 2021-02-05

On genderless language in the U.S. Congress

In preparation for the upcoming 117th Congress, House Democrats from the Rules Committee have drafted a rules package that would eliminate all references to gender in the official rules of the nation's Lower House. Lockdowns are destroying our economy. Thousands of businesses have permanently closed. Millions of Americans are out of work. Yet @SpeakerPelosi and the Democrats are more worried about eliminating words like 'father' and 'mother'," tweeted Texas Congressman Lance Gooden.

Date posted: 2021-01-15

Is life getting harder or are we getting softer?

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, no story has so captured our attention as this year's coronavirus pandemic. Even as the year draws to a close, our newsfeeds and nightly bulletins continue to update us on the spread of the virus and the many efforts afoot to mitigate it.

Date posted: 2020-11-27

To beat Covid we need real science, not scientism

Science has a very trusted reputation - so much so that in recent years, "trust the science" and "the science is settled" have become fashionable phrases in policy making and public debate.

Date posted: 2020-11-02

'Mulan', Disney, communists, and the self-destruction of woke capitalism

Large corporations are exerting more and more political pressure and control over their employees' basic human freedoms in attempts at virtue-signalling. Yet, their own business interests may display blatant hypocrisy.

Date posted: 2020-09-26

Looting can be fun - when you are not the victim

Despite what some commentators are saying, 'proletarian shopping' can hurt some people.

Date posted: 2020-09-26

Family breakdown and the rise of identity politics

Lacking familial love and cohesion, today's young adults turn to groups based on race, sexuality or some other minority identity for belonging.

Date posted: 2020-09-16

Tell Pornhub and Planned Parenthood that Black Lives Matter

Activists are wasting their time tearing down old statues. Abuse is happening here and now.

Date posted: 2020-07-06

What coverage of Joe Biden's past reveals about America's media bias

Long-ago and lurid allegations. Joe Biden's are ignored; Brett Kavanaugh's spark a media frenzy. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault by a former staffer named Tara Reade. Such a serious allegation against a presidential candidate would normally be a loud, leading, global story. Instead....

Date posted: 2020-05-24

Locked down, locked away, locked up: a time to treasure our freedoms

We must not get complacent about restrictions imposed during the crisis.

Date posted: 2020-05-17

Two years on, where has same-sex marriage taken Australia?

A couple years back during that postal plebiscite, 62 percent of Australians voted to legalise same-sex marriage. Today Public life is coarser and more sexualised.

Date posted: 2020-03-04

Pornography is a public health crisis

In an effort to normalise pornography, there are people who point out that porn has been around since ancient times. That might be true, but porn today is like nothing the world has ever seen.

Date posted: 2019-11-03