Category: What is Progressivism?

Helping Elizabeth Warren Understand

During the second Democratic Party presidential debate (depending on how you count them), someone named John Delaney apparently had the audacity to suggest that many candidates were throwing around promises like candy, rather than accepting the limitations of government action and economic realities. Against Delaney’s daring introduction of common sense into a de facto rally of the Communist Party USA — as if...

Reflections on Wealth

One Myth of “Fiscal Conservatism.” — There is a vast difference between saying, on the one hand, that the free market is intrinsic to liberty, which it certainly is, and saying, on the other hand, that the free market is a cause and guarantor of liberty. The free market, i.e., unrestricted voluntarism in trade, causes wealth; but wealth does not cause or maintain...

Reducing the Odor of Social Justice War

Good news, everyone! The U.S. women’s soccer team, which is currently enjoying its fifteen minutes of stench as celebrity social justice agitators du jour, is about to gain a much needed influx of deodorant. Literally. A few days back, I wrote about the soccer persons’ lack of basic economic understanding — or rather, the fact that their greed is bigger than their worth...

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...

The Ladies’ Club (Marxist Revolutionary Chapter)

This week’s inadvertent comedy routine from the Democratic Party’s unforced implosion features Nancy Pelosi calling out her party’s newest Marxist Moronettes — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — identifying them as extreme leftists, and therefore legislatively ineffective and self-marginalizing. In response, the most shameless attention-seeker among the Marxist Moronettes, Ocasio-Cortez, has damned Pelosi and the rest of the older...

Random Thoughts: Ted Cruz, Death Cults, Selfless Billionaires

Today, I see the following headline on Right Scoop: “WATCH: Ted Cruz GRILLS Google rep on allegations of anti-Trump bias exposed by Project Veritas.”  I can understand why Lyin’ Ted thinks no one should be allowed to show “bias” against his beloved daddy. But shouldn’t he have the emotional maturity to at least keep this fawning hero-worship to the privacy of his own...

The Great Progressive Debate: “Is this particular killing worth our trouble?”

Ah, it’s summer, the season of suntans, barbecues…and British court-ordered ritual baby-killings. This year’s death cult festival features the tale of a Roman Catholic family, opposed on religious grounds to abortion, fighting to save the life of their perfectly healthy unborn child from the government’s overzealous limb-rippers and head-crushers. Fortunately, for the time being at least, this story appears to have eked out...

“Injustice” vs. Responsibility

After being convicted and condemned to death by a jury of hundreds of his fellow Athenians, Socrates, awaiting execution, was offered a chance to escape from prison and live in exile. He rejected the plan, primarily on the grounds that by choosing to live in Athens his whole life, to marry and raise his children there, and to practice his preferred way of...

Female Marxism, Part IV: The Logic of Weakness

Spoken in the secret heart of the true feminist: “I don’t want to live like other women. Therefore… “Every woman must accept my way of living. “Every woman must approve of my way of living. “Every woman must prefer and praise my way of living. “Every woman who lives in the old way is evil. “Every woman must be taught to believe that...

Abortion for Abnormality, Part I: The Popular View

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to rule on a portion of Indiana’s recent law outlawing abortion based on abnormalities, deformities, or other imperfections discovered in pre-natal testing. Lower courts have already stricken this ban from the law, and Indiana anti-abortionists were petitioning to have the Supreme Court restore the original wording of the law. Clarence Thomas, the only current member of the...