This Week In Doom — It-Must-Be-Progressed Edition

Item Scientific communism

“I Survived Communism — Are You Ready For Your Turn?”

By Zuzana Janosova Den Boer

“It was scientifically proven that communism is the only social-economic system providing the masses with justice and equality — 100% of scientists agree on this. The topic is not up for debate!”, so proclaimed my professor during one of his lectures on the subject ‘scientific communism’, while the country of Czechoslovakia was still under communist control. I was reminded of his blustery pronouncement the first time I encountered the spurious claim that “a consensus of 97% of scientists agree global warming is man-made.” Most people don’t question scientific statements because they think they are facts. They do not understand that scientific statements must always be challenged, because Science is not about ‘consensus’; ideology is.

We are reminded, too. About that spurious 97%, this peer-reviewed (and therefore guaranteed in its purity) paper. What interests us is not global warming, but the shrieking method of control, always signaled by the shouting of “there is no debate!” The shouting is necessary, because, of course, there are things not subject to debate that nobody would shout about. These are awfully few in number: for instance, we need not debate the person who says aloud and in earnest “I cannot speak”.

It’s the shouting that indicates the subject which must not be debated rests at best on tenuous grounds, or at worst that it is known to be false but politically desirable. If global warming were not political, nobody except for a handful of unknown scientists would care, say, about eddies in the Pacific. But that it is, we must all care and we must not disagree with the chain that connects any event to global-warming-of-doom, even if that chain is obviously forged of wet crepe paper.

Item Church Asked to Remove First Commandment By Chinese Official in Henan

An official inspected the church thoroughly, stopped in front of the pulpit, and pointed to one of the Ten Commandments displayed on the wall. “This must be removed,” he said. After hearing such comment, the government officials immediately wiped off the Commandment.

People from the church strongly opposed the removal of “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” commandment.

We don’t know if this act was state policy or the results of zealousness on the part of the party official. In any case, the instincts of this petty bureaucrat are sound. The religion of man has a jealous god, and it will admit of no higher authority than Reason.

Item Irish health minister to introduce legislation making organ donation automatic without permission

Ireland’s health minister plans to introduce legislation making organ donation in the republic automatic.

“It is my goal to make organ donation the norm in Ireland when people pass away in circumstances in which donation is a possibility,” said Simon Harris, who aggressively and ultimately successfully campaigned for the legalization of abortion in Ireland.

The proposed legislation will allow people to forgo organ donation only if they opt out in advance. If family members don’t want a dead relative’s organs harvested, they will be able to stop it from occurring, according to DublinLive.

“While this has taken a lot longer than anticipated, I will bring forward proposals to ensure 2019 is the year we introduce an opt-out organ donation register,” said Harris. “I hope the introduction of an opt-out system encourages people to discuss their wishes with loved ones.”

If the legislation is passed, Ireland will join Wales and England in presuming consent for organ donation unless someone has opted out. Similar measures have been proposed in Scotland.

As utilitarianism and neo-paganism replaces Christianity, the more the future will resemble Logan’s Run. You may not be ready to die, but, seriously, you’re not really contributing much to society in the shape you’re in, and this younger person sure could use your liver. Why not act altruistically and renew?

By presumption, the British state owns your body, not you. And they have the right to take and do what they like with what is theirs. They generously allow you to opt out. For now.

Item It must be progressed

Well that didn’t take long. Legislation to impose exclusion zones to prevent obstruction and harassment is due this month. It must be progressed. #ItsTime #SheDecides

This is a tweet from the Executive Director of Amnesty International. He presents as evidence for “exclusion zones” to a this fellow says, an organization that once fought against locking people up for dissension now advocates locking people up for dissension.

This is no surprise. What struck me was O’Gorman’s phrase “It must be progressed.” This is as good a candidate as any for a slogan all on the left might embrace.


  1. Michael Dowd

    What is the true meaning of O’Gorman’s phrase “It must be progressed.”
    Answer: It must be transgressed.

  2. DAV

    Global warming and communism/socialism are two sides of the same coin. It keeps rearing its ugly head. Now, thanks to AOC and the “educated” ignorant, some are proposing both.

    I get it. Hansen was just following Schneider’s lead for more money and now can’t back off. He’s still largely responsible for the AGW mess just as the bozo playing with matches in the bavk of the theater is responsible for the damage done. Why is irrelevant. Will get off though. Lefties never suffer the consequences.

  3. fifty shades of leftism

    “progressed” will continue until morale improves.

  4. Milton Hathaway

    Wow, that “I Survived Communism” article is pretty devastating. I’m sharing that one widely, including with the socialism-admiring lefty Millennials I know. The mainstream Mediacrats are certainly never going to run anything like that.

    The connection between global warming religion and socialism/communism is clear. CO2 reduction cannot be addressed on a local or even a national level. And no, this is not because CO2 doesn’t respect borders. It’s because a country that embarks on a CO2 reduction mission cannot compete economically with the rest of the world, unless the rest of the world can somehow also be forced to participate, too.

    Similarly, a country that adopts socialism/communism cannot compete economically with the rest of the world, as long as free markets survive.

    The message from the article is clear. A strong country that doesn’t hobble itself with CO2 controls or experiments with “doing socialism right” must be destroyed from within.

    I’d need to research this more, but it seems like countries that are “successfully” experimenting with socialism got there through capitalism. In other words, capitalism gave these countries the “capital” to spend on the experiment to begin with. Countries that go straight to socialism from a failing economic system seem to crash and burn quickly.

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