Category: What is Progressivism?

Marxism’s Final Argument, Rebutted

The problem with espousing Marxist political philosophy, in any of its many modified iterations, is that every time Marxism is attempted in any kind of systematic way, it fails. It fails economically, and it fails morally. It devolves into corruption, scarcity, criminality, violence, and starvation. It fails so profoundly that the world’s enlightened academics are consistently reduced to shaking their heads, half-embarrassed, while...

Ten Musings on Marx

History calls those men the greatest who have ennobled themselves by working for the common good; experience acclaims as happiest the man who has made the greatest number of people happy. Reflections of a Young Man (1935) What, then, do history and experience call the man who has devised the means to the most universal forms of collective misery, and in whose name...

From Champ to Chump in a Progressive Minute

Roger Federer has won more Grand Slam tennis titles than any other man in history. He has spent more weeks as the number one ranked player in the world than anyone else, including 237 consecutive weeks at one stage (that’s four-and-a-half years, for the arithmetically challenged). By any standard, he merits the unqualified epithet “Champion.” Or rather, he did. Today, he is just...

Try New “McCain Frozen Brains”!

A few days ago, I wrote about the fever pitch of moral equivalency illogic spewing from the New York Times and their useful tool, Justin Trudeau, as they sought to place at least half the blame for the Iranian government’s murder of 176 airline travelers at the feet of Donald Trump, on the grounds that his “escalation” of tensions somehow caused Iran to...

Why Social Media Exists

A few days ago, Harry Potter author and knee-jerk progressive J.K. Rowling tweeted support for one Maya Forstater, who got fired from her job as a tax specialist for saying that “pro-science” progressives ought to accept the fact that men cannot change into women, even if this fact hurts some men’s feelings. For her simple expression of a belief so basic that until...

The Tribunal Eats One More of Its Own

What do you do with an old dog who can’t be taught new tricks? If you are the progressive leftist tribunal, and he’s your old dog, then you eat him as a warning to other old dogs. Such is the fate of horribly unfunny but absurdly successful milquetoast comedian Jay Leno, the man who inherited Johnny Carson’s coveted role as host of The...

Trump, Pompeo: The news behind the headlines

Apparently Donald Trump is turning his death stare (i.e., his tiny, twittering fingers) on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The official reporting is that this is a response to Pompeo’s lack of firmness in fighting the IMPEACHMENT HOAX.  This is a cover story, or a diversion from the real issue here. The sycophantic Pompeo has been everything Donald the Wonder Traitor ever wanted,...

Canada’s Crusty Uncle Obsoleted by Marxist Tribunal

Hockey commentator Don Cherry, a fixture on Canadian television since his career as an NHL coach ended in 1980, has yet again done what he has long gotten paid to do, namely rile people up by talking about sports and society like your Uncle Ed at Thanksgiving dinner, shooting his mouth off about anything and everything, in equal parts Crusty Folk Wisdom and...

The Gods We Deserve

Our new gods are of the only sort that remains possible when the longing for eternity, the desperate grasp after meaning, and the lifelong pursuit of truth, have been debunked and expunged from the modern soul. We are left with ephemeral idols, cardboard cutout heroes-for-the-season, blustering attention-seekers without a substantial purpose beyond their own egomaniacal lust for popularity and affection.

Roman Polanski again

Let’s have fun with this one. The so-called MeToo movement — mostly neo-Marxist agitprop in its motivations and intentions — has shattered the awkward and ill-fitting illusions of modern democratic totalitarianism, breaking the uncomfortable bonds of progressive fellow-feeling at last. Suddenly, beginning in earnest with the exposure of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the left had turned on itself, as the activist female Marxist...