Category: What is Progressivism?

What a Progressive Has to Worry About!

The problem with being a progressive is that progressives eat their own. You cannot be a dedicated progressive without knowing that by the very nature of “progress,” you yourself will soon be obsolete, at which point being a prominent member of last year’s progressive vanguard ceases to be an asset and becomes a sack of cement tied to your ankles. So it is...

A Question for “Rational Baby Killers,” or Ayn Rand on Abortion

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine gave birth to her first child. Actually, she did not “give birth” so much as her child was wrested from her. She was diagnosed with toxemia, endangering both her own life and that of the fetus; her daughter was therefore delivered by emergency caesarean section, six weeks premature. Mother and baby are now, thankfully, doing...

A Glossary of Progressive Ideas: Part Two

Today, we continue our lexical stroll through progressivism. Two more terms to help you wend your way through modern life without getting lost in the thought-distorting maze of linguistic corruption. “Peer-reviewed” (Prefatory note: In proper English, this term literally means a person’s research has been accepted by one or more reviewers for publication in an academic journal, or for presentation at a professional...

Green New Deal’s Alternative Fuel: Old Marxists

Dianne Feinstein became an unexpected recipient of approbation from many so-called conservatives this week, thanks to her response to a group of indoctrinated teenage automatons who confronted her with demands that she support the Green New Deal, combining the ignorant sloganeering of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with the unrelenting hatred of these little brats’ spiritual progenitor, Bernardine Dohrn, aka Mrs. Bill Ayers. (Take that, feminists!) ...

Making Amends

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, from the U.S. state of Little Somalia (the former People’s Republic of Minnesota), has officially apologized to American Jewish groups for her many statements which might have given the (correct) impression that she harbors anti-Jewish paranoia and blames Israel for every world problem and essentially wants all Jews removed from politics and decent society. Always nice to see peace...

Progressive Life Imitates Dystopian Art

A few weeks ago, New York legislators passed a new state abortion law essentially declaring open season on all living fetuses up to the moment of birth. (I wrote about it here.) In celebration of this triumph of the religion of death, New York governor Andrew Cuomo, apparently in symbolic honor of the needles used to exterminate life, had the World Trade Center...

A Glossary of Progressive Ideas: Part One

Today, I begin slowly compiling a collection of warnings and explications concerning the modern socio-political climate, roughly conceived as a handy glossary of progressive bromides and euphemisms for the benefit of any possible visitor to late modernity from a more civilized time. The collection will be developed in no particular order; but just to annoy the social justice crowd, I shall begin on...

Communist Canada Establishes Presumed Guilt as Legal Standard

My old pal from my American Thinker and Canada Free Press days, Tim Birdnow, has a very substantial post at his blog addressing Canada’s new drunk driving law. The core principle of the new law is that neither drunk driving, nor even any cause for suspicion of drunk driving, is required any longer as grounds for police to demand a breath sample —...

Shameless in Iowa

Recently, Iowa’s governor signed a bill banning most abortions after the fetal heartbeat can be detected. Now, in an assault on everything that makes humans a marginally worthwhile species, Planned Parenthood is erecting billboards featuring larger-than-life pictures of “real women” declaring, “I had an abortion, and I’m not apologizing,” while urging passersby to “Say abortion.” I know there are people who refuse, for...