Category: What is Progressivism?

“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...

Female Marxism, Part III: Great Moments in The Struggle

If, like me, you regard modern feminism as nothing but a neo-Marxist ruse aimed at undermining the family and diluting “traditional” masculinity in order the more easily to absorb the individual within the socialist collective, i.e., to facilitate totalitarianism, you will enjoy a short piece at Patterico’s site, “The Moment a Soon-to-Be-Released Book Crashes and Burns.”  In fact, “enjoy” is far too reserved...

A Principle! A Principle! My Kingdom for a Principle!

Here are two items making headlines today, both of them falling into the general category of irrationality, and more specifically into the slot labeled “Lack of a Coherent Principle.” A dean at Harvard Law School has come under attack by social justice warriors, and finally “relieved of his position” by Harvard University, for offering his skills in the defense of Hollywood producer Harvey...

Female Marxism, Part II: Sexual Empowerment

Alyssa Milano, a two-bit actress currently playing the role of a two-bit celebrity activist, has come up with a stellar plan for fighting back against abortion opponents: a “sex strike.” Before you get excited imagining alternative implications of that interesting name, what she means is that women should stop having sex as a means of forcing men to stop passing laws restricting abortion...

Glossary of Progressive Ideas, Part Four

“Cultural appropriation”
Any public behavior, speech, artistic endeavor, or style preference displayed by humans of white European descent which does not match the stereotype of white European culture as defined by (white-European-descended) neo-Marxist academics.
Explanatory note…

Here’s what a REAL “fundamental transformation” looks like, Part One

On Thursday, Korea’s Constitutional Court struck down the country’s long-standing abortion law and handed the responsibility of writing a new law to Moon Jae-in’s Marxist-leaning government. This was merely the latest in a remarkable series of radical changes to Korea’s political and economic norms undertaken since Moon assumed office in May 2017. The socialist juggernaut is running roughshod over every aspect of Korean...

Weekend Reflections: Democrats are Fun!

Remember when Hillary Clinton faked a Southern Baptist preacher intonation and accent when she was speaking to southern black audiences? Remember, for that matter, when Barack Obama, a Hawaiian-born and -raised mulatto with a Kenyan father, educated in the privileged upper echelons of “white America,” put on that same intonation when he spoke to black audiences? (I know, of course, that these days...

Glossary of Progressive Ideas, Part Three

Today we continue our meandering stroll through the lexicon of politically correct ideas and language, attempting to make sense, or at least to clarify the nonsense, of progressivism’s unceasing effort to turn language — our only means of converting the impenetrable realm of private understanding, i.e., nature, to a semi-communicable form — into a tool of mass social engineering, i.e., artifice. Rights (1)...