Category: America Descending

Exposed! Americans Are Sheep!

Ted Cruz chaired a deeply important hearing in the U.S. Senate on a theme sure to win him favor with the Trump cult, which of course is the chief motivation for everything he has done for the past two and a half years. Continuing his paternalistic, optics-mongering vendetta against the big internet companies, Cruz “proved” what everyone already knew, namely that Google rigs...

Is Trump a Racist?

I have answered this essay’s title question before — I said Trump is not a racist — but the latest brouhaha he has caused with his “go back to where you came from” tweets seems to warrant a revisiting of the issue. Today, I received an e-mail from a long-time reader, asking a question I have seen a lot over the past twenty-four...

My take on Trump’s thought-provoking “Go back where you came from” reflections

Donald Trump is an idiot. We all know that, when we are not lying to ourselves. He is also a vain, megalomaniacal blowhard. We all know that, too. Furthermore, he will do or say absolutely anything that he perceives as being to his advantage at this millisecond — where “his advantage,” given that he is an idiot and a vain, megalomaniacal blowhard, typically...

Soccer, Social Justice, and Mr. President

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team — I think they have another name, some kind of acronym, but I neither know it nor care to learn it — has won a politically correct nonsense sporting event, which sports journalists (and a few fans) around the planet are patronizingly pretending to care about, as if it had anything in common with the actual World Cup...

Big News You Need to Know

A quick review of some major, extremely important, perhaps even life-altering headlines, along with the official Limbo response to these shocking developments: Donald Trump is angry about the weekend programming on Fox News, feeling that the network ought to be more consistent in serving the interests and attitudes of Trump and his fan club, which after all was their primary mission throughout 2016...

Why Do I Write About America?

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a reader, asking whether I have ever lived in the United States, and if not, then why a Canadian who lives in Korea writes so frequently about American politics and society. I get this line of inquiry every so often, usually from people who have just recently discovered my writing, and are trying to...

Trump: America’s Gift to Totalitarianism [Updated]

Let’s all put on our Brutal Honesty caps for a moment, shall we — the ones with the Anti-Tribalism Ear Flaps, of course. Now, if we’ve all got our caps on snugly, let’s play the “Imagination Game” together, kids. Imagine if Jimmy Carter had canceled joint military drills with South Korea as an unsolicited goodwill gesture toward North Korea. Imagine if Bill Clinton...

Okay, now you can say you’ve seen everything

Here is the latest foreign policy statement from U.S. President Donald J. Trump: After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)! —...

This Week’s Cliffhanger

“Trump is our dream come true,” thought the paranoid conspiracy theory populists, “because he will put an end to all these overseas military engagements and expose the globalist military-industrial complex.” “Trump is our dream come true,” thought the pragmatic neo-conservative World-War-III-mongers, “because in his ineptitude and ignorance, he will beg us for advice at just those moments when we are most eager to...

Enthusiasm for Winning at an All-Time High!

Donald Trump, a progressive populist demagogue, is officially running for reelection, and the Republican Party establishment’s media wing (aka “the conservative media”) is apoplectic with joyful enthusiasm — at the prospect of finishing off any last remnants of genuine constitutional conservatism still breathing in America. National debt: Growing faster than ever! Executive fiat: Yuuuge! Government-run health care: A central plank of the Republican...