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  • The Post Millennial Trump puts on a clinic at State of the Union address Wednesday February 5th, 2020
    No matter how much you hate President Trump—and I have some world-class Trump haters in my immediate circle of family and friends, so I know how deeply authentic and ferociously visceral that particular hatred is—you have to admit he has some great speech writers. As Stephen Kruiser put it in a PJ Media morning briefing following Trump’s third State of the Union address Tuesday night, “The pres...
  • The Post Millennial ‘Provocative’ gender dysphoria expert gives vital speech at McGill Monday January 27th, 2020
    On Thurs Jan 23, University of Toronto professor of psychiatry Dr. Ken Zucker, a leading international expert on gender dysphoria, and editor-in-chief of Archives of Sexual Behaviour, spoke at McGill University. Dr. Zucker’s presentation was titled, “Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria: Some contemporary research and clinical issues.” Inviting Dr. Zucker to speak in an open forum was...
  • The Post Millennial Young Canadians are being sold ‘gender-affirming’ top surgery on Instagram Monday January 20th, 2020
    Author’s note: I am grateful to the recently-launched caWsbar (Canadian Women’s Sex-based Rights) for bringing the McLean Clinic, and its aggressive marketing techniques, to my attention, as well as for files they contributed to this column. Dr. Alicia Hendley, Phd in psychology and founding member of caWsbar told me:  “We’re very alarmed about the current trend of ...
  • The Post Millennial B.C. Supreme Court allows schools to hold mandatory Indigenous smudging ceremonies Thursday January 9th, 2020
    The B.C. Supreme Court has handed down a decision that comes as a great disappointment to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (on whose board I sit). The Court ruled that obliging schoolchildren to take part in an Indigenous smudging ceremony whose purpose is to “cleanse” the spirits of participants does not implicate them in a religious ceremony, but rather a “cultural” experience.T...
  • The Post Millennial An old Jewish joke about anti-Semitism is new again Thursday January 2nd, 2020
    Jewish jokes tend to mingle humour with a touch—or more—of melancholy. Here’s an example that’s old, but seems sadly relevant to the U.S. news cycle of the last few weeks. Two yeshiva boys in 19th century Poland are walking home from synagogue in the gathering dusk. They hear rapid footsteps behind them. Looking back, they see two youths of threatening mien gaining on them and hurling anti...
  • The Post Millennial Exploring the phenomenon of the social justice Jewish warrior Monday December 16th, 2019
    In a recent talk to the Jewish Labor Committee, Hillary Clinton exhorted her audience to bring all their forces to bear to defeating Trump: “It’s gonna be a tough election and you need to bring your organizing skills, your shared sense of values, your feeling of empathy and compassion and caring, your deep conviction about justice, because we’re gonna need every single person in this fight,” sh...
  • The Post Millennial Ontario mother starts new project to fight radical trans ideology Monday December 9th, 2019
    Six months ago I reported a story about an Ontario couple, Pamela and Jason Buffone, whose daughter, “N,” suffered so much distress in her Grade One classes on gender fluidity that her parents eventually enrolled her in another school. A bright and impressionable child, N informed her parents that her teacher had told the class that “Girls are not real and boys are not real.” The teacher meant,...
  • The Post Millennial The way they teach Orwell in Canada is Orwellian Friday November 29th, 2019
    All writers enjoying respect and popularity in their lifetimes entertain the hope that their work will outlive them. The true mark of a writer’s enduring influence is the adjectification of his (sorry, but it usually is “his”)—name. An especially jolly Christmas scene is said to be “Dickensian.” A cryptically written story is “Hemingwayesque.” A corrupted legal process gives rise to a “Kafkaesq...
  • The Post Millennial Ten years on, and we haven’t learned a thing from “Climategate” Thursday November 21st, 2019
    In April, 2014,  the Globe and Mail published an article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent killer.’” In it, the reporter cites the claim of an alleged expert from a non-profit, Clean Air Partnership (CAP), that maximum temperatures in Toronto could be expected to rise 7 C by 2045. The reporter did not query the figure in her write-up, and her editor apparently didn’t take a go...
  • The Post Millennial Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head at McGill University Thursday November 14th, 2019
    Anti-Semitism is an escalating global problem, and no objective observer denies it. There are many contributing factors, but a common two-ply thread is the demonization of the state of Israel as an all-evil oppressor and the Palestinians as an all-innocent oppressed people. The obsession rises to its crescendo on university campuses, where fulltime hate-fuelled activists plow their Israel-deleg...
  • The Post Millennial HOW DARE YOU: Professor turfed after telling inconvenient climate truth Monday November 4th, 2019
    In 2011, London’s National Theatre mounted a play, The Heretic, by Richard Bean, that had the hot topic of climate change as its driving theme. His protagonist is a respected academic in the earth sciences department of a Yorkshire university, Dr. Diane Cassell. Her specialty is the measurement of sea levels in the Maldives.  Can you already see where this is going? Bet you can, and...
  • The Post Millennial Climate hypocrisy rules the day with jet-setting liberal influencers Thursday October 31st, 2019
    Polls show that people are a lot more concerned about climate change than they used to be. But are they responding to actual evidence of climate change, or the constant harangues at them by Chicken Little politicians and cultural influencers desperate to prove their Gaia-reverent, politically correct credentials?  My own skepticism is buttressed when, for example, I see the Obama family p...
  • The Post Millennial The world now knows exactly who Jessica Yaniv is Thursday October 24th, 2019
    I can’t imagine there is a single person in Canada—apart from the complainant’s mother—who didn’t feel a great wash of relief when transwoman Jessica “Jonathan” Yaniv lost the case brought to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the waxologists who refused to wax Yaniv’s balls. Even the most fervent trans activist knows in his or her heart that, given Yaniv’s public truculence, combined ...
  • The Post Millennial As election approaches, don’t forget Trudeau’s neglect of the Yazidi people Friday October 18th, 2019
    By now, most Canadians’ voting intentions are settled. It’s late in the day to be reminding people of why they should—or shouldn’t—consider a party or its leader worthy of their vote. Nevertheless, since no other commentator has brought the issue up, I want to remind readers of the Trudeau government’s shameful neglect of the Yazidi people in their hour of gr...
  • The Post Millennial City of Edmonton shuts down pro-life group’s plans for the second time Friday October 11th, 2019
    The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), on whose board I sit, offers pro bono legal services to individuals or groups whose Charter rights the JCCF agrees have been breached. They have announced that they are filing a court application  on behalf of the Alberta March for Life (AMLA) and its vice-chair, Jerry Pasternak, “against the City of Edmonton for its decision to ...
  • The Post Millennial The deification of Greta Thunberg shows our culture at peak panic Friday October 4th, 2019
    Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been likened to Joan of Arc, and a Church in Sweden calls her a “successor” to Jesus Christ. In September she was named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s “alternative Nobel Prize” for “inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts.” Multitude...
  • The Post Millennial One brave young man takes on gender inequality at USC Tuesday September 24th, 2019
    Misandry—the hatred of men—has been a staple of my polemical writing for more than fifteen years. I felt a special obligation to hammer away at gender myths such as intimate partner violence (women are about as likely as men to initiate violence against their partners as men), false sexual allegations (a disturbing percentage of such allegations) and demonstrable bias against father...
  • The Post Millennial Maclean’s burns itself with bizarre article about “mediocre white men” Wednesday September 11th, 2019
    I never thought of Maclean’s as a satirical magazine, but perhaps they are testing the waters on a rebranding. I cannot otherwise account for the bizarre article just published under their aegis by Scott Gilmore, “Thank God I could Enjoy the Age of Mediocre White Men While It Lasted.” This self-flagellatory apologia for being a successful white male reads like a parody of our ...
  • The Post Millennial Rashida Tlaib just can’t quit her anti-Semitism Thursday September 5th, 2019
    In late August, in what has been described by sources close to the victim as a brutal “honour killing,” Israa Gharib, a 21- year old Bethlehem makeup artist, was allegedly murdered by her father and brother to redress the shame Gharib’s family suffered when the woman posted a video of an outing with a suitor on her Instagram page.Responding to the tragedy, congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) twe...
  • The Post Millennial The moral panic over gender is very irrational and very real Friday August 30th, 2019
    Much of the west is now experiencing a moral panic around gender, based on the irrational hypothesis that, alone among the planet’s innumerable species, the sexual norm for humans is not essentially binary. All our political, social and cultural institutions genuflect to the now-sacralized notion that a subjective dysphoria—but only a gender dysphoria, not other kinds like anorexia—is the equiv...
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