Category: World Politics

Trump’s Korean Legacy

For years, the world watched as American presidents, inheriting the never-ending Korean War and the quandary of dealing with the increasingly ambitious Kim dynasty in communist North Korea, failed to come up with a sensible strategy — or the intestinal fortitude — to confront the problem effectively. Now, at last, the world, or at least the semi-rational minority faction within it, has to...

Musings on Soccer and Progressive Elitism

The U.S. national women’s soccer team has qualified for the World Cup final match, as expected. It is interesting that women’s soccer is dominated by a team from a country that doesn’t really care much about soccer. Perhaps this teaches us something about the politicized nature of women and “women’s sports” in North America. I’m not sure what it teaches, to be honest,...

Trump: America’s Gift to Totalitarianism [Updated]

Let’s all put on our Brutal Honesty caps for a moment, shall we — the ones with the Anti-Tribalism Ear Flaps, of course. Now, if we’ve all got our caps on snugly, let’s play the “Imagination Game” together, kids. Imagine if Jimmy Carter had canceled joint military drills with South Korea as an unsolicited goodwill gesture toward North Korea. Imagine if Bill Clinton...

Presidential Perspective

Last evening, chatting about the D-Day invasion with my wife, and finding that we were fuzzy about certain details, we decided to search YouTube (aka The Anti-Conservative Censorship Gulag of Death) for a worthwhile documentary on the subject. Having at first chosen a recent BBC item, which the documentarian introduced by declaring that he was going to overturn some misconceptions about the relative...

Trump Strikes Deal to End Immigration Crisis!

Or this: Donald Trump, a 1930s-style progressive protectionist who believes that U.S. consumers having more money to spend on foreign products than the consumers of other nations have to spend on American products is a bad thing for America, spent several days threatening to impose a big new tax on Americans — he called it a tariff on imported Mexican goods — unless...

A Thirtieth Anniversary the World is Preparing to Forget

June 4th, thirty years ago, the Chinese Communist Party annihilated hundreds of people who were protesting for their freedom against one of the most vicious, soulless, and diabolically clever governments in human history. The regime’s viciousness and soullessness may be verified in death tallies, for those who need quantitative evidence of the true meaning of progressive authoritarianism. The diabolical cleverness is revealed in...

When the Headline is the Story

Today, the three top headlines greeting me on MSN, Microsoft’s default start page, concern Donald Trump’s current trip to Britain: From the Los Angeles Times: “Trump is all gripes and insults in UK, until he meets the queen.” From The Guardian: “Trump insults London mayor on London visit.“ From Instyle: “Melania wore controversial brand to palace visit.” Knowing, of course, that the vast...

America: Global Tyranny’s Best Friend

North Korea is executing men because Donald Trump said no to a deal that should never have been on the table in the first place; meanwhile, Trump fluffs his feathers and squawks about his great friendship with the beloved murderer, whom he trusts, Kim Jong Un. Trump has thus occasioned executions merely for his vanity, for his cowardice, for his foolish and failed...

Tyranny Unhinged (Updated)

Donald Trump, progressive demagogue extraordinaire, continues to follow through on his three-year-long effort to prove, to himself and to the world, that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue without losing a single supporter. Today, I see that Trump has not only reiterated his oft-stated buffoonish “confidence” that Kim Jong Un will “keep his promise” to Trump — though neither Trump nor...

The Problem with Demagogues

No one in America cares about this sort of thing anymore, but Americans used to emphasize, with pride, that America was a republic, not a democracy, which is to say that theirs was a “government of laws, and not of men,” i.e., that no individual could simply function as a tyrant after garnering enough votes to achieve power.  Donald Trump, like a child...