A Case of Race Based Stockholm Syndrome

“So, I consider myself a proud modern American progressive, and I think that’s the kind of philosophy and practice that we need to bring back to American politics.” ~ Hillary Clinton, Democratic debate, July 23, 2007 Why do African-Americans vote Democratic en masse? Why do they turn to progressivism in such a lock-step manner when…

Progressivism – The Real Hate Crime

By all means, let us have the conversation on race. I’m ready for it. I mentioned to my wife yesterday that in this day and age, it is hard to believe that racism still exists – this Roof kid only knows of the civil rights struggle through what he has been told (or not told)…

Progressive Parenting: Do It If It Feels Good

For me, it seems the most curious of juxtapositions. Here’s what I mean. Progressives are essentially socialists with more money and better PR. The very basis of socialism is state ownership of the means of production and central planning which results in a tightly controlled societal structure. Such a societal structure is inevitable. Many sources,…

Religious Secularism

Jonah Goldberg posted a great piece on Saturday titled “Why the Left Will Never Talk about Its Real Agenda” and in it he brings up a person he has written about several times, including him in his essential anthology of progressivism, “Liberal Fascism”. That person is the French philosopher, Auguste Comte. I came to learn…

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Reading is Fundamental (Fundamentally Unfair)

Or so an Australian “philosopher” purports. A loving family who reads bedtime stories to their kids has an unfair advantage over those who don’t. Perhaps it was fate that I was made aware of this story on the same night my oldest son won his second Emmy for his work with ESPN College GameDay –…

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More Lessons From Baltimore

It isn’t just Baltimore. Baltimore is just the most recent example of how progressivism has destroyed the concept of true equality in the name of “progressive equality”. In this case, progressive is to be understood in the sense of the dictionary definition and not the political definition – “happening or developing gradually or in stages;…