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Soccer, Social Justice, and Mr. President

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team — I think they have another name, some kind of acronym, but I neither know it nor care to learn it — has won a politically correct nonsense sporting event, which sports journalists (and a few fans) around the planet are patronizingly pretending to care about, as if it had anything in common with the actual World Cup...

Big News You Need to Know

A quick review of some major, extremely important, perhaps even life-altering headlines, along with the official Limbo response to these shocking developments: Donald Trump is angry about the weekend programming on Fox News, feeling that the network ought to be more consistent in serving the interests and attitudes of Trump and his fan club, which after all was their primary mission throughout 2016...

The Ladies’ Club (Marxist Revolutionary Chapter)

This week’s inadvertent comedy routine from the Democratic Party’s unforced implosion features Nancy Pelosi calling out her party’s newest Marxist Moronettes — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — identifying them as extreme leftists, and therefore legislatively ineffective and self-marginalizing. In response, the most shameless attention-seeker among the Marxist Moronettes, Ocasio-Cortez, has damned Pelosi and the rest of the older...

Calculations on Power and Powerlessness

They won’t like you if you don’t do things their way. And you won’t like yourself if you do. Whose judgment will matter more to you in the long run? Hatred is a most intense pleasure, tempting us with the addictive thrill typical of any titillation that bears the tincture of the taboo. For hatred is the revenge fantasy of the man who...

Fourth of July: Trump Demands Loyalty!

Justin Amash, the Michigan congressman who, completely against recent congressional protocol and tradition, apparently decided that turning himself into a spineless, hypocritical yes man for his party’s agenda of the moment was too high a price to pay, has gone a good distance toward fulfilling my prediction of a month ago, namely that he would seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. ...

Why Do I Write About America?

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a reader, asking whether I have ever lived in the United States, and if not, then why a Canadian who lives in Korea writes so frequently about American politics and society. I get this line of inquiry every so often, usually from people who have just recently discovered my writing, and are trying 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,...

Progressive Nostalgia — and a Timely Summer Reading Suggestion — from Kamala Harris

For people whose education began and ended in public school, “summer reading” typically means celebrity gossip rags, romance novels, or spy thrillers. For those, however, who somehow salvaged a portion of their minds from the State’s spiritual mass production process, summer is often a great opportunity to dig into more substantial fare, such as that big “difficult” book you’ve been meaning to get...

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...

Happy Canada Day: A Revised New Improved National Anthem!

Back in 2018, I proposed a new national anthem for Canada, one which would replace all the obvious systemic oppression, sexism, Eurocentrism, religious exclusionism, and general social injustice implied in the original, with a non-triggering anthemic equivalent of a safe space, i.e., a song more in keeping with the spirit of Trudeaupia, aka the People’s Republic of Canada. I was quite pleased with...