Florida recently passed a law that leftist opponents and their collaborators in the media have branded the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Actually, however, the law does not say “don’t say gay.” Rather, the law says:
“Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
Note the classrooms to which this prohibition applies – only kindergarten through third grade. And note the persons to whom it applies – only instructors, not students. And note the subject to which it applies – only sexual identity and sexual orientation, not any other sex issue.
But using authority figures like teachers to indoctrinate kindergarteners into the wonders of transsexuality is something the left wants. Predictably, they’re PO’d about this law prohibiting it.
PBS interviewed self-professed “conservative columnist” David Brooks of The New York Times, and others, about the law. Brooks declared, “I can at least say it’s crazy. It’s lunatic. And it’s not only lunatic. It’s cruelly lunatic, and it’s barbarically lunatic.”
He likes that word “lunatic” but seems to think it’s a little wishy-washy. It requires an adjective like “crazy” or “barbarically” to strengthen it. He writes for a living, so I guess he must know.
According to others in the PBS interview, the “crazies” and “barbarians” were engaging in “dehumanizing” behavior. Not like the interviewees themselves who had moments earlier name-called their opponents “crazy” and “barbaric” and “lunatics” and “cruel.”
Think about this for a moment. A taxpayer-supported media outlet gives a national stage to political partisans who are, to a person, on the left side of an important issue involving the health and welfare of children. These interviewees and interviewers not only express their hostility toward anyone who disagrees with them – who include some highly respected scientists and psychologists, by the way – but label them crazy, cruel, barbaric lunatics who, in being on the “wrong” side of the issue, have stooped to dehumanizing gentlepersons like themselves.
Put their position into context. This assertedly crazy, cruel, lunatic, barbaric and dehumanizing law that delays teaching young children about gender dysphoria until they’re a tad older – say nine – has been the universal practice of all humanity for the first 99.9999% of our existence and is still the practice almost everywhere else in the world including most of Europe. How on earth did we last these millions of years?
Brooks has made a career out of masquerading as a conservative for the purpose of dehumanizing real conservatives as dehumanizers. He admits as much: “If you define conservative by support for the Republican candidate . . . I guess I don’t fit that agenda. But I do think that I’m part of a long-standing conservative tradition that has to do with Edmund Burke … and Alexander Hamilton.”
Burke and Hamilton are probably the last conservative candidates that Brooks voted for.
His current employer, The Times, pays leftist Brooks richly to cross-dress himself in his conservative hat for the purpose of legitimizing his bashing and name-calling of real conservatives. I would say he’s a cruel, barbaric, crazy lunatic but he’s not that colorful, and besides, he’s not someone I would plagiarize. Mostly, he’s just a whore.