Reagan Scott Ward
The Conservative Contradiction
There are very few people in Western capitalist societies, I would allege, that would disagree with a simple observation: Orwellian allusions are the great cliché of our times. At present, it is conservatives who retread those familiar steps to the well of '1984' and 'Animal Farm', bucket scraping violently against the gravel bottom as they reach that exhausted font. The storming of the Capitol in the United States has provoked many consequences for the purveyors of conservative thought; by virtue of their relative ascendance in political life, those same consequences have, unfortunately, a filtered effect on the rest of us. But there is one outcome which has filled the mouths and minds of talking heads across the globe: the President of the United States has been permanently banned from Twitter.
The New Commonwealth
In order to properly develop as a nation-state, the Commonwealth of Australia should become a parliamentary republic. This would necessitate a transition away from the current system of constitutional monarchy and the removal of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom as the ex officio provider of the Commonwealth’s Head of State.