Kurt-Lee David

Kurt-Lee David is an accomplished journalist gone rogue. Kurt is the founder of Affected Empire Media. Links to his articles below! 

The Man With No Brain – Pop Music

Douglas Sidebottom was in a crippling workplace accident at the tender age of six that left his brain synapses permanently fried. But he lived on as a medical marvel. Now, he is probed by doctors and scientists for his ideas and opinions. This week, he is interrogated for his opinions about pop music. What would a man with no brain enjoy?

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Cookie Cutter Artists – Bon Appetit, Baby

Technological advancements in piracy and streaming services have contributed to the shrinking of the music industry. Napster in the 90s,Limewire in the 2000s and now Spotify in the 2010s has each contributed a shank to the Caesar of the music industry.


Australian Citizenship Test – A.E.M. Does it Live!

Can an Australian answer 100% on the Citizenship test? We do it live!


The Yassmin Abdel-Magied Facebook Meltdown – A lesson in hypocritical al-Taqiyaa

It baffles me to understand how such a prominent member of the Australian-Muslim community could not see the insensitivity of her post. It was irresponsible, especially since her position is to specifically promote Australian and Arab relations, which are at an all time low.

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Lest We Forget Political Agendas and Consumer Products

ANZAC Day is alarmingly following the same route as Christmas or Easter in becoming materialistic and agenda driven. What started as a day to remember the sacrifice Australian men and women made during military conflicts has turned into another excuse to sell products and glorify war.

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Affected Empire Podcast #004 – Kurt-Lee David: A.E.M.

United Airlines Fiasco – Principal of Earth

The Principal of Earth has called an emergency assembly after hearing about the recent United Airlines fiasco. God save us all…

Cafe Etiquette – A.E.M Manifesto (Feat. Courtney Haze)

Cafes are everyone today. With the expansion of coffee snobbery you have to have your wits about you when it comes to caffeine intake.

A.E.M Podcast Episode #003 – Scott Harding: SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES hosted by Kurt-Lee David

Scott’s recent article on the rise of women in Australian sport is AEM’s most viewed article and made waves all around the world.

The Need for Ideas is Killing Creativity – Amy Schumer and Joke Stealing

There is more content available to consumers than ever before. Thousands of hours of unique content are available at the fingertips of anyone who chooses to find it. To be a truly original creator is near impossible. 


Return of the Dead Horse – Why I am done with Star Wars

I am done with Star Wars… Another day, another cookie-cutter sci-fi product shoved in my face. The upcoming Star Wars’ movie The Last Jedi isn’t even out until the end of the year, but already fans are creaming themselves over snippets of trailers showing barely anything.


United We Drag – The United Airlines Disaster

As conflicts heat up in Syria and North Korea all the mainstream newspapers can seem to talk about is the recent United Airlines fiasco.

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Guitar Masturbation – Why I am anti-solo

Ultimately, solos are like wine. Anyone that says they are really into them are either simply lying to impress people or are borderline autistic about their instrument to the extent that they can’t relate to anyone else about it.

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Top 8 Male Fashion Mistakes 

As millennials continually chuck out tradition, I am seeing a disturbing trend amongst men my age. Flattering, fitting, good-looking clothes are nowhere to be seen.

Mem Fox comes up with another story – U.S immigration myth debunked

The story of Australian children’s author Mem Fox’s (can we just call her Merrion already?) experience with U.S immigration has been beaten to death more than a baby seal during winter…



Criticising Islam is NOT Racist

In a successful, functioning society, if something goes wrong we check it at the source. Free speech directly allows us to criticise things that we feel are out of order…