Category: What is Progressivism?

The Totalitarian Tipping Point

I am sometimes accused of exaggerating the threats to modern civilization, or of engaging in hyperbole in discussing today’s political trends. I am certainly not one inclined to feel self-deludedly sanguine about the current state of things, or blind to rising evils and dangerous follies. I note this merely to preface an anecdote that demonstrates the extent to which we are all, even...

Spoiled Brat of the Year!

Teenage climate communist prop Greta Thunberg just gave a speech at the UN in which she threw a proxy temper tantrum at her parents (whom she thinly disguised as the adults of the world), spewing out her promise to hate, hate, hate them forever, and never, never, never forgive them for “stealing her childhood,” “betraying her,” and “failing her” — by making her...

Further Reflections on Trudeau’s “Blackface Scandal”

Canada’s Prime Progressive Fop, Justin of the Trudeaus, has attempted to weaken the blow of the endless storm of repetitive photographic revelations bound to rain down on him now that the dam is burst, by admitting that he cannot say “definitively” how often he has worn black- or brownface in public.  Think about that: This man has dressed up in blackface makeup (and...

And Now for Something Completely Predictable…

An item to whet your appetite on this fine Monday morning (Korean Time): A Swedish economist — I cannot emphasize strongly enough that he is not a “hard scientist” but a social scientist (i.e., a non-scientist) — speaking during a panel discussion on cannibalism, argued that consuming dead human bodies might be an effective way to combat climate change, and that nothing but...

Democratic Debate: Bobbing for Communists

As usual, I will preface the following comments about the latest Democratic presidential debate by saying, “Please! Do you seriously think I would watch two minutes of a Democratic presidential debate?” Two minutes, no. But one minute and twenty-three seconds, on the promise of seeing a young punk mock an old man’s memory loss on national television merely to score cheap political points?...

Limbo’s Greatest Hits: #1

We’ve made it to the top of our countdown (count-up?) at last. One year plus a few weeks in the making, this list of the most-read articles here in Limbo since August of 2018 has covered a lot of territory. From the contemplative to the agitated, and from the meaning of life to the meaninglessness of politics, there has been something on the...

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...