Category: What is Progressivism?

Mocking Freedom

Mike Lee, Republican senator from Utah, gave a speech prior to the Senate vote on the Democrats’ “Green New Deal,” in which he promised to give the proposal “the respect it deserved,” and then proceeded to invoke Aquaman and giant sea horses as the most feasible means of realizing its absurd goals. In response, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the House of Representatives’ female approximation of...

Progressives vs. Life

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from my old friend Tony Bauer, former co-host of the best political talk radio show they ever made (which explains why it is no longer made), replying to my recent observations about the inherent infantilism of progressives, particularly as relates to the easygoing justification for the mass slaughter of abnormal babies on the grounds that they are “not...

The Right to Bear Arms: Isolating the Targets

American progressives, ever keen to exploit a crisis, even one on the opposite side of the globe, are in breathless outrage mode over gun ownership again in the wake of the “New Zealand massacre.” Meanwhile, just below radar range, anti-republican activists are roving the country looking for soft underbellies to stab with “red flag” laws at the state level, thereby perplexing many conservatives...

Weekend Reflections: Distorted Views

There is no point in trying to explain any of this, but perhaps by placing it all out there in some semblance of order, a coherent picture will emerge in someone’s mind — preferably not the picture that keeps trying to form in my mind as I look at all of it. Donald Trump summarily canceled sanctions his own administration had leveled against...

It’s World “Scare a Progressive” Day!

Progressives, as I have recently reiterated, are motivated primarily by a debilitating fear, specifically the fear of life’s vicissitudes, risks, and challenges, i.e., of all those things that cumulatively constitute the conditions for spiritual growth and emotional maturation. In short, progressives are spiritual and emotional infants, and will do anything and kill anyone to stay that way. Hence, World Down Syndrome Day must...

The Root Cause of Gun Control

Less than one week after an empty shell of a man shot dozens of innocent people in Christchurch, New Zealand, that country’s prime minister has announced a ban on “military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles in tough new gun laws.”  “Tough new gun laws” is the sort of phraseology the progressive media uses to suggest a brave leader’s no-nonsense approach to justice, thereby masking...

Modern Tyranny: More on the Tribunal

A few days ago, I commented on the amusing case of Beto O’Rourke, last year’s wonder boy of the Democratic Party, who is now, as the Marxist wheel turns, an embarrassment to the progressive cause because, as a white male, and therefore (obviously) a beneficiary of white privilege, he has no right to run for U.S. President against female or black candidates, i.e.,...

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...