Self identified progressives, leftists and ‘liberals’ have adopted a fragmented and convenient ideology.
They protest loudly, and Facebook ‘like’ eagerly on the need for gender-neutral pronouns to accommodate transgender and gender-fluid preferences. For them, gender is re-architected as a socially construct and amenable to de-construction, it is thought that the very English language itself must be made to fit the needs of the individual, with new pronouns like ‘ze’.
Mother Jones recently announced it’s “redoubling our Russia reporting”. What passes for “Russia reporting” at Mother Jones is mostly just glorified InfoWars paranoia for progressive marks — a cataract of xenophobic conspiracy theories about inscrutable Russian barbarians hellbent on subverting our way of life, spreading chaos, destroying freedom & democracy & tolerance wherever they once flourished. . . . because they hate us, because we’re free.
…Ariana Grande, of whom I had not heard until Salman Abedi killed 22 people at her “concert” in Manchester, has had herself tattooed with a picture of a bee, a symbol of Manchester’s industrious industrial past, as a “permanent tribute” to the city. Apparently, the other performers in her vulgar act have done likewise. Could courage, compassion, sympathy, self-sacrifice, indeed virtue itself, go further?
The British Medical Journal reported last week that Dutch legislators are considering the extension of their law of euthanasia to old people who are not fatally ill but merely tired of life and who therefore wish to shuffle off this mortal coil before their time. If the Devil should not have all the best tunes, why should the dying have all the best deaths? What have they done to deserve it? Let us be reasonable….
In “Politics and the English Language,” Orwell attributed the decline of language to the hyper-politicized environment taking shape…
Reformed News Weasel: Understanding the Vacuity
One of the few things the American people agree on is that the mainstream media is woefully inadequate. According to a 2016 Gallup poll,
Close up on what I read: Black Agenda Report
Oh Lord, where is my Haldol? Recently I saw online a documentary on sex robots. The reporteress, a short-haired woman seething with quiet indignation, Viewed With Alarm the very idea. Progress…
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The middle class has been so diminished, it has lost its essential function as a political counter-balance to the financial-political elites.
Government loves you
Fred Reed answers ‘what are columnists?’