Category: What is Progressivism?

On Our Moral Certainties

Because we live in our society, in our time, we cannot avoid exposure to the dominant moral atmosphere and the tenor of discourse around us. Growing up in a peculiar kind of social environment, the things that are considered “normal” in that environment inevitably come to feel normal to us too — and that includes the things about which we have reservations, or...

Of Banks, Guns, and Social Engineering

U.S. banks have begun curtailing legal gun transactions by denying credit to business customers involved in the manufacture or retail sale of firearms. Apart from the question of whether these new policies violate existing contractual agreements between banks and their customers, I do not see how advocates of the free market can object to private banks denying credit for disfavored activities — in...

What About the Children!

Lately, America’s progressive mainstream media, along with their surrogates in the Democratic Party (yes, that’s how the relationship seems to work these days, so incompetent has the party become), have been trying to act scandalized and appalled at the separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents when the parents cross the Mexico-U.S.A. border. Images of crying children, and emotionalism about the “rights...

When Your Icing Is Not Your Own

Banner headline today at Right Scoop:  VICTORY! Supreme Court sides with Masterpiece Cakeshop who refused to bake gay wedding cake! Imagine a nation in which a baker must fight a legal battle all the way up to the supreme court to establish his right to control the use and disposal of his own icing sugar and eggs. Now imagine a world in which...

Abortion: The Colosseum for the Progressive Age

An age of hedonistic paganism, with its concomitant popular reverence for its one true god, Pleasure, is subject to a special moral blindness, namely the inclination — even the need — to pursue amusements that overwhelm natural empathy. Why? Perhaps because enjoying blood sports and their analogues demonstrates the hedonist’s pious devotion to Pleasure most fully, by elevating gratification above even life itself....

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...