Well, another week gone by and we’re still here. At least I am and I hope you are. Whatever else is going on in your world (or the world), we can be fairly confident none of us have died due to nuclear blasts or the fallout (physical or political) thereof. Yet.
Given the general condition of things, we can surely count that as a plus.
(H/T Bayou Renaissance Man)
In my neck of the woods, however, three neighbors have died in the last eight months (none of Covid), one neighbor’s mother died (expected, but still …), one of my fond town acquaintances passed away (“complications of Covid”), and now one fond beyond-the-town acquaintance is out of contact after a serious illness, and short of asking his local LEOs to pay a call on him, which I don’t think he would appreciate) I have no local contacts to see if he’s okay.
Also in the neighborhood — which contains fewer than 20 households and maybe 40 people at most, in addition to all those deaths, we’ve had two burglaries and a house fire so serious the residents haven’t been able to move home three months later. Cops caught the burglar, but he turned out to be a “catch and release” job, so we can expect to be seeing more of him.
If politicians don’t get you, life (or damn scum-of-the-earth meth-head criminals) will.
But be of good cheer.
Given that this is also the last day of Women’s History Month, we have one final chance to celebrate the most recent accomplishments by and for we of the female persuasion:
A few weeks back I gave a great big apology to (almost) all conspiracy theorists, whose claims I’ve long scoffed at. These days, as memesters have said so eloquently, the only difference between (almost all) conspiracy theories and proven fact is about two weeks.
I kinda regret my mea culpa because I was immediately beaten about the head and shoulders by the small variety of conspiracy theorists whose claims I noted I still don’t believe. That became tiresome and eventually resulted in a jump in comment moderation.
But now, once again, I have to say I was wrong about some major sociopolitical claim, and people I thought were hysterical idiots were right.
Well, I don’t think I was originally wrong, but time and tides made me wrong, as has been obvious for some time now. The issue is the sexual grooming of children.
I believed that only the most evil of evil people groomed children for sexual purposes. Like, you know, CNN producers. I believed that, of course while grooming and sexual abuse could be perpetrated by creeps of any sexual orientation (as with Eli Stutzman and Marion Zimmer Bradley), the overwhelming majority of it was the work of heterosexuals, for deviant, but heterosexual purposes.
I laughed at the frightened homophobes who claimed that merely having their own teenage selves occasionally propositioned by gays was proof that gays “recruited for homosexuality.” (Because, as any young female had to realize, that also implies that straight men were constantly trying to “recruit” our teenage selves into heterosexuality. Shocking! Besides, the horny gay teen boys in my artsy circle were happily doing their bit to “recruit” older men — anything to gain some experience, acceptance, and relief.)
Well, that was then. This mad, mad, mad, mad world is now. And whatever private groomers or “recruiters” there are out there, of whatever orientation … they’re pikers.
Grooming, recruiting, and even mutilating have gone mainstream, and it’s not the work of leering “funny uncles,” creepy coaches, or smarmy youth pastors any more. And heaven knows it’s not being done in the cause of heterosexuality.
The entire left loses its sh*t over legislation that could just as easily be defamed as “don’t say straight,” rather than “don’t say gay,” since it simply forbids any sexualized classroom content for the youngest children. (Why on earth is it so important to teachers to talk to kindergarteners about sex at all, let alone complicated and confusing aspects of sex that can’t be understood without excruciating descriptions of human anatomy, psychology, and sociology — and why are so few people asking that question? Media to the contrary, it isn’t just so that a gay kindergarten teacher in Florida can explain his perfectly wholesome relationship with his partner.)
Grade school teachers groom — entire classes! (But apparently don’t believe they’re doing it enough.)
Multiple Disney executives boast of doing it. The capper came in a statement by Disney’s general entertainment president, Karey Burke, that she personally aimed to see to it that fully half of all Disney characters would be either LGBTWXYZ or racial minorities by the end of the year. (A vast overrepresentation, but what do you expect from people who can believe that 20 out of 32 fourth graders are LGBETC?) But that was just “saying the quiet part out loud” after many other Disney policy statements had been buried by the MSM.
And let’s not even go into the whole business of schools, social workers, psychologists, et al. encouraging pre-pubescent girls not only to believe they’re boys, but to start mutilating their bodies and permanently changing their body chemistry and appearance. No, let’s not. It’s unspeakable and a crime both against humanity and against the vulnerable individuals they’re manipulating and grooming.
So you see, I was wrong about who has the greatest interest in sexualizing and exploiting children (though who benefits from these horrors is still kept carefully unclear; it’s not ordinary gays and lesbians, many of whom are as horrified as other sensible people are).
But I wasn’t wrong about one thing: only the most evil of evil people* sexualize, sexually confuse, and sexually exploit children to fulfill their own adult agendas.
As Kurt Schlichter says, we have been tolerant too long of people who’ve used our goodwill and our live-and-let-live attitudes to turn the whole world upside down and inside out — and against the very concepts of tolerance and living-and-letting-live.
*ETA: I’m tempted to add “or their useful idiot followers.” And there’s probably some truth to that. But even the most useful idiots, and especially the ones put in charge of schoolchildren, should know better — and do better by children — than to commit such atrocities against humanity and common sense.