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Watch out, Australia, this culture warrior is no ‘zombie’

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Watch out, Australia, this culture warrior is no ‘zombie’

Gabriele Kuby, author of The Global Sexual Revolution, heads Down Under.
Veronika Winkels | Nov 9 2017 | comment 1 

Recently, Australians were given a chance to have their say in the debate over whether same-sex marriage should be legalized. Citizens have been posting their votes over the past few weeks, and now the results of the nation’s plebiscite will be published on November 15.
While we await the outcome, German sociologist and culture critic Gabriele Kuby, author of The Global Sexual Revolution is making her way to Australian shores. Set to tour the nation later this month she states that, “along with the Christians of Australia I am awaiting the result of the plebiscite.”
First published in 2012, Kuby’s book has since been translated into eight languages. Soon after its release, Pope Benedict XVI hailed Kuby as “a brave warrior against ideologies that ultimately result in the destruction of man.” Thanks to the book’s success, Kuby is not a popular name in left-wing circles.
A recent German play called FEAR depicts Kuby as one of five Nazi "zombies" needing to be shot in the head, proving that her public stand is certainly not one for the faint-hearted. A convert to the Catholic faith, she is accused of being a “religious fundamentalist”.
In visiting Australia she aims to increase awareness of the reality of gender ideology, and of the totalitarian bent of those groups who enforce it. In simplest terms, she wants to warn Australians against following down the same paths that have lead to Europe’s “cultural suicide”.
She points out that “in Germany we have 200 professors for gender, nearly all of them women. This is not a new branch of science, but pure ideology that does not care about scientific facts.”
Parents in her country have been facing huge battles against radical sex education programs. “We have several cases where parents did refuse to let their children take part,” she says. For some this led to their incarceration, and “the children were taken away from the family and put in public institutions.”
Yet at the same time, Kuby points to a stirring of the waters, “an awakening is happening in European countries and there is growing resistance” to genderism. Perhaps this is due in part to Germany’s new immigration laws, which have seen a tide of Muslim migrants take up residence within its borders.
When an Italian magazine asked Kuby recently about Germany’s attempts to harmonize gender theory and cultural diversity, she answered, “It cannot be harmonized. There is an obvious contradiction between the values of feminism and genderism, and the values of Muslim migrants.”
This issue is also pressing in Australia, where the number of Muslim residents has almost doubled since 2006 and is now above 600,000 people. In the context of the same-sex marriage referendum Kuby points out that, “concerning homosexuality, it is Muslim countries which have the most severe punishments, even the death penalty in eight countries for homosexual acts.”
Kuby experiences hostility and defamation wherever she goes simply by publically voicing this fundamental contradiction in values. She dispels the delusion that tolerance, inclusiveness and multiculturalism are resulting in happy and homogenous Western societies. That makes people uneasy.
A radical herself back in the heady days of the 1968 student revolt, Kuby is now a sociologist with a powerfully analytical mind and a seasoned debater to boot. She is well equipped to handle the challenges of the “top-down, global sexual revolution,” and propose real solutions as to how to overcome it.
Significantly, she suggests that set within the context of heterosexual marriage, it is families that have the greatest power to achieve this.
For further details about her tour, click here
Veronika Winkels is a freelance writer who lives in Melbourne and is married with two young children. She recently completed a thesis on the philosophy of science.


November 10, 2017

The mass shooting in Texas last Sunday has inevitably stoked the gun debate. Although the aftermath of such terrible events is witnessed worldwide, it is difficult for people outside the United States to understand the attachment of Americans to private gun ownership. However, our associate editor Zac Alstin has thought hard about this question and has come to a startling conclusion -- that America may need more guns, not fewer. Sheila Liaugminas for her part is grieved that a common expression of sympathy has been politicised.

For another perspective on untimely deaths check out the story we ran on Wednesday on opioids, which are now the top cause of accidental death for all Americans under 50, outstripping car crashes, HIV and guns. How does a boy grow into a young man who destroys himself, or other people? We have to answer that question, as well as control the drugs and guns.

And for inspiration, see Michael Cook's note about the deaths of two young boys in Sydney as a result of a driver losing control of her car -- and the marvellous forgiving attititude of a Muslim family who lost a child.

Among other articles: Shannon Roberts highlights how an Orthodox Patriarch inspired a baby boom; Peter Kopa writes passionately from Prague about the need to finally free ourselves from Marxism; and Jennifer Lahl gives a thorough run-down on the sordid truth about surrogacy contracts. Is the new Murder on the Orient Express is worth seeing? this review might help.

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