Category: What is Progressivism?

Ho-hum Study from Yale: Progressives More Racist Than Conservatives

Yale and Princeton researchers have analyzed speech patterns and vocabulary used by white “liberal” and “conservative” politicians, and also more broadly white “liberal” and “conservative” citizens, when addressing presumed black audiences, and they have found — get ready to be much less surprised than the researchers — that liberals show a much greater tendency to “dumb down” their normal language and skill level...

Meet the New Marxist, Same as the Old Marxist

After a little tough talk (in her little girl voice), Democratic Party phenom Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now says she will support Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker, as long as Pelosi “remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker.” This newly-elected paperweight from an “of-course-the-Dem-won” district is being given the public authority to play queen-maker by a media desperate for the next Obama, i.e., a leftist-cliché-spouting...

You Learn to Accept It

The Florida Democratic Party’s efforts to steal an election by breaking any and all rules that need to be broken in order to find the vote totals they need, now includes the revelation that a Democrat official actually ordered two counties to send out election forms requiring signature corrections, after the election, with the forms altered to suggest a later deadline than the...

An Honest Marxist

Someone in Tennessee has hung an effigy of U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from a tree, accompanied by the amusing slogan, “STOP THE HATE.” In response to this, I see that Soopermexican at Right Scoop is describing this as “the winner of the political demonstration most lacking in self-awareness.” I disagree. “Lack of self-awareness” is giving them too much benefit of the doubt....

A Musing on Blackface and Political Correctness

Might some black people be offended by the traditional vaudeville-style of performance now called “blackface”? Yes, obviously many are. Does it follow from this that anyone who refers to blackface, or even uses the word incorrectly to refer to something very different from a vaudeville-style parody of a black performer, as Megyn Kelly did last week, deserves public shaming, banishment from good society,...

Tribunal News: Megyn Kelly is This Week’s Brett Kavanaugh

I have absolutely no interest in Megyn Kelly as a broadcaster. I never watch Fox News, and I watch NBC even less than that. Kelly, as far as I can tell from a few clips and a debate or two, was just another of Fox’s bevy of long-legged blonds that Roger Ailes thought looked good in a tiny cocktail dress while sitting on...

It’s A Man’s World (in Women’s Cycling)

Rachel McKinnon, a man — or what the progressive materialists who define postmodern “reality” would call, redundantly, a “biological man” — has won the UCI Masters World Track Cycling Championship for women. Yes, a man is the women’s cycling champion. Or should I say he won it as a woman, although he is a man? Of course, what I mean by this is...

China “Disappears” Interpol President, World Yawns

Last week, I wrote about the peculiar story of Interpol president Meng Hongwei, a high ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party, who had suddenly disappeared after sending not-so-cryptic messages to his wife indicating he was in danger. As suspected, he is being detained in China, and the communists have indicated only that he is “under the monitoring and investigation” of China’s new...

Elizabeth Warren Solves America’s Race Problem Forever

  Elizabeth Warren lied about her ethnic heritage throughout her academic career, repeatedly and obviously seeking personal and professional (and later political) advantage by claiming to be Native American — or as Harvard Law School boasted of her, its “first woman of color.” Now, in perhaps the greatest fit of accidental genius in the history of idiocy, Warren has tried to verify her...

The Tribunal Digs In

Recently, I have had frequent occasion to discuss the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist tribunal mentality that American progressives are invoking on a regular basis in their latest attempt to push the United States one fateful step closer to the one-party communist rule they clearly long for — though they will always laugh at you (a little too loud, methinks) for noting this longing. I call it...