4 July – PZ Wants a Revolution

We made a prediction yesterday. We said:

PZ has never thought much about America, and has written before that it should be a “national day of mourning.” Expect more of that tomorrow, but with a twist.

Antifa has been in PZ’s mind lately, and in just the last few weeks he’s gone from pretending progressive activists never got violence to embracing Antifa’s violence on the streets of Portland. We expect he will call them “patriotic” tomorrow.


PZ wrote a shameful screed today, long on lamentations for the United States, but he stopped short of calling Antifa “patriotic.” He did, however, call for a revolution:

I’m expected to treat this as a holiday celebration? I’m not going to. I’m waiting to celebrate the revolution that erases this stain.


Revolution to overthrow what? Trump? Or the United States Constitution? What stain will the revolution erase, and how? What are the principles and goals of this revolution? What will the nation look like afterwards?

All of those questions and more are left, helpfully, unanswered. We could go into a longish explanation for why this is so, why PZ is calling for an amorphous ‘revolution’ with no defining characteristics whatsoever, but it’s the Fourth of July and we feel like cutting PZ Myers a little slack. There were several lies in his Independence Day edition of the two minutes hate, but we won’t count them.

Never let it be said that PZWatch hasn’t been overly generous to him.

Happy Fourth of July everyone.

Final Tally:

Today: 0 science-related posts, 1 post on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 41 science-related posts, 98 non-science posts.

29% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 44 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.