Tagged: Totalitarianism

Dr. Fauci Goes Full Totalitarian

Anthony Fauci, a very old man who is presumably going to meet his maker fairly soon, has decided to play out his last hand as a full-on advocate of totalitarian paternalism, calling for a national mask mandate to combat a pandemic that he knows perfectly well is nothing close to the level of dire societal threat that would warrant even the consideration of...

Trump as Dog Whistle for Sweden

A virus that has proved quite inconsiderate of lockdowns and social distancing continues to be used as an excuse for tyrannical impositions of arbitrary state authority over absolutely every aspect of ordinary human life and interaction. A virus from China that has proved far less dire and deadly than the Western media had hoped and prayed and propagandized continues to be cited as...

Joke of the Day

The New York Times, the International Communist Party’s newspaper of record, currently features an article claiming vindication for Sweden’s choice not to reduce its entire population to frightened slaves in response to a pesky quasi-flu virus. They do not quite phrase the issue that way, of course, but the NYT is indeed running a story about Sweden’s apparent success in getting the Pandemic...

The Bubble Test

What post-Soviet progressives have gradually learned, and what anti-totalitarian observers from Tocqueville to Huxley understood long before them, is that oppression maintained with hard walls will be short-lived. For hard walls, precisely because they are so overtly rigid, are vulnerable. Men locked within those walls naturally convulse at restraint so bluntly asserted. They will not produce, thus gradually rotting the oppressive power structure...

The Testament of Dr. Fauci

Dr. Fauci, America’s Comforting Grandfather of Doom, says, “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy.”  “Hunker down” is a polite way of saying “Ruin what’s left of grandma’s life with forced isolation, provoke thousands of suicides among the lonely and desperate, destroy the life savings and career aspirations of tens of...

Signing the Confession

Perhaps the most prominent of this week’s batch of progressive public executions in America is that of Cincinnati Reds’ broadcaster Thom Brennaman, essentially for the crime of using jock language to say a jock type of thing, while not realizing his voice was still on air.  Here is an account of the crime from the New York Daily News: On Thursday, Fox Sports...

Random Socially Distanced Thoughts

Perhaps it’s the Roman Catholic in me, but for whatever reason I am occasionally gripped by an inchoate need for purification through speech, a sort of confessional moment if you will, in which I divest myself of a few wayward thoughts in order to regain my equilibrium. This is one such occasion. Bear with me. Better yet, given that, if you are reading...

The Totalitarian Tipping Point

I am sometimes accused of exaggerating the threats to modern civilization, or of engaging in hyperbole in discussing today’s political trends. I am certainly not one inclined to feel self-deludedly sanguine about the current state of things, or blind to rising evils and dangerous follies. I note this merely to preface an anecdote that demonstrates the extent to which we are all, even...

You Learn to Accept It

The Florida Democratic Party’s efforts to steal an election by breaking any and all rules that need to be broken in order to find the vote totals they need, now includes the revelation that a Democrat official actually ordered two counties to send out election forms requiring signature corrections, after the election, with the forms altered to suggest a later deadline than the...

Why Progressives Kill

Alfie Evans is being killed by the British government. Specifically, the plan is to hurry the gravely ill child to death by forced starvation. How forced? Pope Francis has a Vatican jet on standby to take the boy to Rome and feed him, a plan both of Alfie’s parents prefer — but a British judge has declared that Rome has “no jurisdiction” over...