Category: World Politics

How Kim Jong-un Was Conditioned for His Current Boldness

Is Kim Jong-un’s level of rhetoric indicative of madness or a death wish? Though it is impossible to know the mind of such a protected figure, I would argue that his behavior is merely the reasonable result of lessons he has learned from past responses to his and his father’s aggression, which makes the current situation far more complicated than...

Tired of John Bolton Yet?

Yes. John Bolton, like a lot of his neoconservative allies, is a very smart and well-spoken man who never met a war he didn’t like — unless someone was asking him to fight it. So naturally he is on Fox News these days drooling with excitement over the possibility of a preemptive strike on North Korea. .@AmbJohnBolton: Every American citizen,...

The Reason Presidential Character Matters

During the Republican primaries, many people objected to my repeated proofs of Donald Trump’s extreme deficiencies in intelligence, competence, decency, or political principles by saying, “But that’s exactly what America needs now: someone who will just storm in and blow things up, letting the chips fall where they may.” A simple two-word reply to those apologists: North Korea. The Trump...

Real Thug Trumps TV Tough Guy

So yesterday a wily former KGB agent got over two hours to have a crack at a simpleton who knows the nation’s most prized state secrets. What could go wrong? So begins a valuable article by Patterico at RedState assessing how badly Donald Trump got used by Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the G20. Citing the analysis of Stephen Hayes, the author emphasizes...

Patriots Against the Gender Thought Police

On June 17th, I wrote about the passage of Bill C-16 through Canada’s Senate, legislation that literally makes a hate crime of merely objecting to the progressive vanguard on “gender identity” and “gender expression.” A law that in theory makes a thought criminal of anyone who disputes a new-fangled moral or scientific premise is inherently tyrannical. A patriot, contrary to the progressive dilution of the...

Canada Criminalizes Non-Progressive Thought

Do you think imposing so-called transgenderism on children as a sexual norm might be harmful to their moral development? Do you question the legitimacy of using made-up, so-called gender-neutral pronouns as replacements for the standard English words “he” and “she”? If you answered yes, or even maybe, to either of those questions, then, as of today, you are in violation...

Canada Goes Full Maoist

“Health Canada considers sweeping ban on junk food ads aimed at children and teens.” So reads the headline at CBC News. And with that matter-of-fact announcement — just a normal day’s political news in the true north weak and socialist — a nation quietly declares itself lost to freedom forever. D-Day memories of the brave Canadians at Juno Beach washed...

London’s Mayor Demands Travel Ban — Against Trump!

Many readers on this site are probably aware that I am not a fan of Donald Trump. On the other hand, I think I can say with certainty that if thousands of religious fanatics were planning, funding, or sympathizing with murderous attacks against my fellow citizens, my gut response would not be to recommend an immediate travel ban against the president of...

Britain Surrenders to Islam

There has been a “potential act of terrorism” in London, in which potential terrorists potentially ran over potential infidels with a potential van, and apparently also stabbed potential victims and slashed some people’s potential throats. In response to this potential act, the London police “shepherded” (the word repeated through the British news reports) hundreds of people through the streets with their...

The Non-War of Civilizations Erupts Again

Within two days of Donald Trump declaring, during his speech to the Muslim world, that the fight against “Islamic terror” is not a war of civilizations, the non-warriors representing the non-enemy civilization have struck again, killing at least twenty-two and injuring many more at a concert in Manchester, England. To be honest, I can’t quite get my head around what is...