Category Archives: Authoritarian and Regressive Left

Phyllis Chesler on the madness of pro-Islam feminism and the sadness of anti-Semitic Leftism

Phyllis Chesler has impeccable credentials as a feminist, including a lifelong history of activism and over a thousand articles and sixteen books on feminism, including the famous Women and Madness. You’ll probably think, as did I, that she makes too much of these credentials in her new piece in Tablet, “Against faux-feminists who deny the […]

Helen Pluckrose on fat-shaming and fat-phobia

Helen Pluckrose has featured a fair amount on this site lately (e.g., here, here, here, and here), as she’s found a niche that I like: trying to forge a true progressivism that gives people the rights and respect they deserve rather than catering to the excesses and censoriousness of the Regressive Left. It’s a tough […]

Enraged UC Riverside student steals “Make America Great” hat off fellow student’s head, says that it promotes genocide

This incident and video, which was first reported by the right-wing media and now by the Los Angeles Times, shows the extent to which college students have absorbed the toxicity of the Regressive Left. I normally wouldn’t call attention to just a single act like this one, but this student seems to instantiate all the […]

Bill Maher and his guests on punching Nazis

Reader Eli sent me a 5-minute video from a new segment of Bill Maher’s “Real Time” show about punching Nazis. The three guests are Tom Morello (Musician, “Rage Against the Machine”), April Ryan, a journalist and author, and journalist John Heilemann.  Maher gives the recent example of a guy on a Seattle bus wearing a swastika armband. […]

Massachusetts school librarian rejects First Lady’s gift of Dr. Seuss books because they’re “racist propaganda”

I’ve always been skeptical when hearing that the Regressive Left—in particular its identity politics and call-out culture (often over trivial matters)—was partly responsible for Trump’s election. I’d like to believe that, as I constantly kvetch over the fractionation of the Left, but of course what you’d like to believe is no guide to what’s true. (Needless […]

HuffPo: If you don’t take a knee, you’re a white supremacist

This article just in from the “Everyone’s a Nazi” wing of the Authoritarian Left, as reported (of course) by PuffHo. Click on the screenshot to see the article.   The author, Jesse Benn, who describes himself as an “engaged citizen”, is better characterized as an “enraged citizen”—or, better yet, a Woke Person.  His HuffPo posts, which […]

The Left eats itself: Antifa fractures along race lines over punching Nazis

This kind of fractiousness was inevitable. First, though, let me say that I can’t vouch for this video being completely authentic. It seems like something from the Onion, but these days almost all the news does. But assuming this is genuine, it shows an Antifa Woman of Color hectoring a White Male Antifa for NOT […]

Bret Weinstein on the problems of the Left

As of yesterday, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are no longer biology professors at The People’s Republic of Evergreen State College, and it’s the college’s loss (check Bret’s and Heather’s teaching ratings, which are at the top of the scale).  As far as I know, they haven’t yet found new jobs (and some school better […]

Internal emails at Evergreen State reveal climate of racial hostility

An article by Jillian Kay Meolchior in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, “Inside the madness at Evergreen State” (behind a paywall, but I thank a kind reader for sending me the text), reveals that, contrary to the college’s claims, The Evergreen State College (TESC) had a toxic atmosphere of authoritarianism, so that accusations of racism were […]

SPLC reported to have funneled millions of dollars to offshore accounts

This story, which I’ll excerpt from The Free Beacon, has so far been reported almost exclusively by the right-wing media, but independently by several such sites (for example, the Alabama Political Reporter). Take it with a grain of salt, though there are documents you can look at to check. If it’s true, it should certainly […]