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Idiocy of the Week: Kamala Harris’ Pronouns

La Idiotez de la Semana: los pronombres de Kamala Harris

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VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris has once again been the star of El American’s Idiocy of the Week, this time with a bizarre presentation in which she makes mention of her pronouns of choice, her gender, and her dress.

“I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her, and I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit.”

With these curious words, Kamala Harris began her remarks at a White House meeting to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to advocates, including dress and pronouns is a recent and growing trend in protocol for dealing with people with disabilities. But just because the woke are trying to make pronouns fashionable among this group doesn’t mean that it’s not a blunder. Besides, in any case, they are visually impaired, not intellectually impaired.

If her audience was so woke, I’m afraid Kamala Harris came up short with her introduction, as she said she was “a woman.” We should all know that is a complicated concept for progressives to digest. She should have been much more specific on that item and not just with her pronouns and dress.

The truth is that in Kamala Harris’ speeches to the general public, it seems that she is speaking to very young children. She might even seem to be addressing children who are not the sharpest pencils in the box.

A few months ago, she explained the conflict in Ukraine this way: “Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that’s wrong.”

It’s one thing to try to explain yourself in layman’s terms and another to assume that your audience hasn’t heard of Russia. This gives us three options, and none of them are good. One is that your audience and voters truly can’t handle more; another is that you treat your audience with contempt disguised as condescension, and the third is that the one who can’t handle more is Kamala Harris.

This week, her words do not help clarify the right choice, perhaps because Kamala is not making herself clear.

Kamala Harris does not make herself clear.

Kamala Harris is often criticized because she doesn’t say anything in her speeches and goes around in circles repeating the same thing. Perhaps that is why, on this occasion, she wanted to give a little more information and came out with this woke nonsense about the pronouns of preference.

Seeing where this may be headed, I almost prefer the dithering, redundant Kamala Harris to the (even more) woke Kamala. After all, in her previous speeches, she has left us with phrases to remember, such as:

“It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is everyday,” or “we got to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are because you have been forced to have taken this seriously,” and the insuperable “we will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues…and to work together as we continue to work, operating from the new normas, rules, and agreements, that we will convene to work together…we will work on this together.”

As Kamala Harris continues to work on her speeches and hopefully also on controlling her nervous giggles as she delivers them, we give her El American’s Idiocy of the Week award. We’re sure that over time she’ll get it again because, to use Kamala Harris’ own words, “the significance of the passage of time, right, the significance of the passage of time. So, when you think about it, there is great significance to the passage of time.”

Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.

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