Category: What is Progressivism?

Tweeting a Holocaust: The Progressive Civil War Dream

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, is recommending as “a great read” an article promoting the idea of a new civil war in America, one in which progressives would wipe out conservatives. Though the article in question notes that this new war “can be won without firing a shot,” the very noting of live fire as a possibility reveals of how thorough an...

Progressive Moral Infantilism: The Virtue of Cowardice

I frequently refer to the moral infantilism of the progressive mind. This infantilism is not merely a by-product of progressive thinking, but is in fact an intended and essential outcome of progressive social engineering. Today’s “safe spaces” on college campuses, complete with teddy bears and dolls, are merely an especially silly manifestation of a general, and deadly serious, civilizational regression. Back in 2012,...

Innocent 19-year-old Assaulted by 33-year-old Porn Star

Brandon Morse at RedState has a nice short article explaining the complete hypocrisy of the progressives with their phony “Me too” movement. A teenage contestant on American Idol explained that he had never kissed a girl and was hoping to save himself for a meaningful relationship — at which point a world-famous harlot, “singer” Katy Perry, spoiled his hopes and his hygiene forever....

Of Down Syndrome, Death, and Deer

A few days ago, an editor at the Washington Post contributed an op-ed explaining that although she has never had to face the decision herself, were test results to reveal that her fetus had Down syndrome, she would certainly abort it. After all, she “reasoned,” this would not be the baby she wanted. Progressives everywhere proclaimed this writer’s merciless self-absorption “brave.” This is...

California Commie Solicits Illegal Campaign Contributions (From Me)

Today, my e-mail inbox was graced by a message from the campaign headquarters of one Scott McVarish, a lawyer announcing his bid for a congressional seat in California district CA-25, and asking for my contribution to his campaign fund, although I am a non-U.S. citizen living in Korea. Like any responsible potential violator of U.S. Federal campaign finance laws, I took a moment...

The Media’s Exploitation of Damaged Teenagers

Apropos my recent observations about the propaganda racket passing itself off as the “news media,” many people today, including conservatives who disagree with the anti-gun, anti-NRA position of some of the Parkland School survivors, insist that these “children” must nevertheless be heard, since after all, “it’s news.” What is? The fact that students traumatized by witnessing terrifying violence are “outraged” and demanding that...

The New Social Justice Cry: Kill the Disabled!

In the past, I would have thought Gerber’s choice of a Down Syndrome child as its new “Gerber baby” was squishy political correctness on stilts. The whole PC lexicon of the handicapped as “special” or “differently-abled” annoys me no end. Today, however, when progressives have made the wholesale massacre of people with Down Syndrome the new political correctness, I say, “Great choice, Gerber!”...

Canada Demands Pro-Abortion Statement to Receive Government Services

The essential mechanism of democratic socialism, which Tocqueville explained perfectly with his warning about the threat of soft despotism, is the nanny state’s inviting web of progressive “help,” which gradually lulls well-meaning but compromised citizens into the immobility of moral paralysis, until they are ready to be devoured by a government with an endless appetite for human blood. Take the case of the...

Oprah Promises the Days of Oprah-like Hypocrisy are Over

Sunday night, during the Golden Globules of Self-Righteousness Awards ceremony, Oprah Winfrey received this year’s Clooney Prize, for rousing the emotions, and even presidential fantasies, of hundreds of her fellow Hollywood enablers, thousands of her fellow public purveyors of pop-pornography, and millions of people around the world who always conveniently assume their overflowing toilet must have been clogged by someone else. Winfrey’s speech...