Category: Liberty’s Labors Lost

The Progressive Psychology of Exploiting a Crisis

[The following article, which originally appeared at American Thinker, is an extended rumination developed out of my short take, posted earlier here in Limbo, regarding the American Left’s response to the Las Vegas mass shooting.] Within hours of a man carrying out a horrifyingly successful mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which the death toll as of this writing is...

Suffering? You need gun control!

Within hours of a man carrying out a horrifyingly successful mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which the death toll as of this writing is almost sixty, Democrats are out in public demanding gun control legislation. Never wishing to appear to their neo-communist handlers as weaklings inclined to put humanity before politics, or willing to preempt the revolution out of...

Rules Explained: Taking a Knee

Taking a knee is a common play in football. It is usually performed near the end of a game or near halftime. The team possessing the ball (aka the “offensive team”), to protect a lead, may wish to run down the game clock without taking any risks that might jeopardize that lead, i.e., to kill or waste time — thereby...

Why I Enjoyed Trump’s UN Speech

Okay, I did it. I finally took a deep breath, dimmed the lights on my brain, and clicked the “Play” button on Donald Trump’s UN speech. I can’t pretend that I listened with equal care to all forty-two minutes — I only have so many years left on this Earth — but I have to confess that I ended up...

Mark Levin Discovers the Obvious

Mark Levin, who has twisted himself into a sadder pretzel than any other conservative media celebrity in trying to maintain his integrity while defending the anti-American fraud that is Donald Trump, apparently noticed it was the Friday after a full moon, and therefore his scheduled time to discover yet again that Trump has “sold us out.” According to Levin, who...

Believe Half of What I Say

The key to being the ideal sucker for a two-bit carnival barker is to want to believe him so badly that you are prepared to block your own ears to the second half of everything he says, so as to avoid facing the contradictions, the ugly revelations, and the not-so-hidden meanings behind the half you wanted to hear. Thus, for...

New York Schools Legalize Bullying

It’s a sign of the times. New York State public schools, after years of ineffectual, politically correct “anti-bullying” propaganda, have apparently decided, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Bullying — the promotion of fear and intimidation in others by means of projecting coercive power and unpredictable threats to their peace of mind — is now a public school program....

With Trump, Everyone Wins

We are seeing a spate of breathless predictions of the Trump presidency’s demise. He is about to resign, says the ghostwriter of Art of the Deal. The Trump presidency is over, says the alt-right’s unofficial ambassador to the White House, Steve Bannon. Why all the negativity? Has Trump’s campaign boast come true already? Are Americans “bored of winning”? After all,...

Ten Possible Reasons Why Mitch McConnell Can’t Repeal and Replace Obamacare

  He never wanted to. You don’t “repeal and replace” a massive and society-altering piece of legislation without even trying to make the case for doing so to the nation’s population, which McConnell has very deliberately never done. Mitch McConnell is a closet progressive, much more interested in cutting deals for himself and his establishment cronies than in advancing the...

Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up — And You’re Next

Charlie Gard’s parents, stonewalled by their government and the Euro-socialist high command for five months, their child effectively kidnapped by the State, have finally been forced to accept that it is now too late to hope that their baby might be saved. They have therefore withdrawn their application to take him to an American hospital for experimental treatment. He will...