Tagged: tribunal

Notes On The Tribunal: Cancel Culture

Anything you have ever done or said, in any context, is grounds for moral condemnation today, if that word or action is deemed inconsistent in any possible way with current progressive attitudes. And the condemnation is absolute, disqualifying you from employment, public service, public discussion — in effect from anything that the Tribunal or its millions of ideological allies (or self-protective cowards) wish...

The Unapologetic Manifesto

I have said and done things in my life — and thought far more than I have said or done — that today’s Overseers of Righteous Certainty (ORCs) would condemn as politically unacceptable, and as grounds for summoning me before the Marxist Tribunal of Progress to confess my guilt, sign my confession, and then accept my oblivion as an obsolete man, a relic...

And Then You Woke Up

I just read the following headline from the Associated Press: “Fauci says pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism.’” And Dr. Fauci’s self-serving deference to the latest trends in neo-Marxist race politics is worth discussing because…? A couple of days back, I read of an adjunct instructor in literature at St. John’s University in New York who uttered “the n-word” during an online lecture...

Criminal Law Today

In 2021, if you live anywhere in the Western democratic world, you are guilty of systemic oppression, domestic terrorism, and/or hate crimes, if you express any opinion, or are even found through indirect means to have recently (aka at any time over the past thirty years) entertained any thought or rumination, which is now judged by the court of progressive preemptive condemnation to...

From Champ to Chump in a Progressive Minute

Roger Federer has won more Grand Slam tennis titles than any other man in history. He has spent more weeks as the number one ranked player in the world than anyone else, including 237 consecutive weeks at one stage (that’s four-and-a-half years, for the arithmetically challenged). By any standard, he merits the unqualified epithet “Champion.” Or rather, he did. Today, he is just...

Canada’s Crusty Uncle Obsoleted by Marxist Tribunal

Hockey commentator Don Cherry, a fixture on Canadian television since his career as an NHL coach ended in 1980, has yet again done what he has long gotten paid to do, namely rile people up by talking about sports and society like your Uncle Ed at Thanksgiving dinner, shooting his mouth off about anything and everything, in equal parts Crusty Folk Wisdom and...

The Bright Side of Marxist Purity Tribunals

A young man who survived the highly politicized Parkland high school shooting in 2018, but who did not allow the progressive elite to exploit him as part of their anti-gun propaganda campaign (à la David Hogg), has had his acceptance to Harvard University rescinded because once, when he was sixteen years old, he used vulgar and tasteless language in an online chat with...

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.,...

Tribunal News: Megyn Kelly is This Week’s Brett Kavanaugh

I have absolutely no interest in Megyn Kelly as a broadcaster. I never watch Fox News, and I watch NBC even less than that. Kelly, as far as I can tell from a few clips and a debate or two, was just another of Fox’s bevy of long-legged blonds that Roger Ailes thought looked good in a tiny cocktail dress while sitting on...

The Tribunal Digs In

Recently, I have had frequent occasion to discuss the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist tribunal mentality that American progressives are invoking on a regular basis in their latest attempt to push the United States one fateful step closer to the one-party communist rule they clearly long for — though they will always laugh at you (a little too loud, methinks) for noting this longing. I call it...