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El American’s Idiocy of the Week is once again starring the most woke wing of progressivism (it can be said that it now encompasses almost the entire left), which continues to promote gender ideology among children in order to divert attention from the real problems plaguing the country.
While American families are left empty-handed by a shortage of baby formula, progressivism is getting out of hand on the issue of gender ideology in schools.
At a high school in Tucson, Arizona, a 29-year-old female student counselor has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old female student. The arrestee had been the organizer of a drag show for students at the high school and supervised an after-school program of LGBTQIA+ activities.
Who would have thought that someone whose professional life is based on talking to children about sex could do something like this? Before, if you were a pedophile you would lurk outside the schoolyards waiting for the supervisors to slip up, now the sexual predators are inside the schools and they are the supervisors. And this happens with the apparent approval of the government.
Speaking of oversight — which could be the superpower of having very good eyesight — Marvel has gone all out with Pride month. It used to be gay pride day and now it’s already a whole month with more and more genders and sexual orientations. At this rate, they will end up celebrating the year of pride, the five-year period, the decade, the century, or the reign of a thousand years and a thousand genders. But let’s not give them new ideas.
Marvel has announced that next month they are releasing Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1, an anthology of their stories featuring gay men… but for all audiences. They’ve also announced covers featuring LGBT couples in Star Wars comics throughout June. Apparently, for some time now the galaxy far, far away has been filled with pansexual individuals. Cosmic coincidences.
The fact is that Marvel starts talking about sexuality to children and they say that it is to fight against bullying. And the superheroes who will help them are their teachers.
When children are told about bullying, they tend to associate it with LGBT children being bullied by their “homophobic” and/or “transphobic” peers, whereas it is not considered bullying when adult educators convince children to change their sex while keeping it a secret from their parents.
For an adult to tell a child that they are going to do something with them, but that it has to be their secret, and that they should never tell their parents, sounds like something else to me. I don’t know, call me that I am distrustful.
In these days we have learned about one such case, but there are many, many more. In the United Kingdom, a 17-year-old girl was convinced by an adult activist to become a man. She went to an adult in the midst of a depressive crisis seeking advice and after an hour’s talk he convinced her that the best solution to her problems was to become a man. Now, at the age of 21, she regrets it and wants to become a woman again. Wow! You couldn’t tell.
But of course, bullying is whatever Marvel says, and whatever the progressive government says, for whom the most dangerous domestic terrorist group is the parents who oppose this type of indoctrination in schools.
The idiocy of the week: indoctrination and woke hegemony
It is clear that control of language is fundamental to the progressive political agenda. Words shape our thinking, and it is very difficult to imagine anything if we lack words to shape our ideas, or words for expressing the opposite of what they should mean.
This doesn’t just happen with words such as bullying or domestic terrorist, it also happens with the word “transphobia”, which is so much shouted by the woke left.
Being against transsexuality can cover a wide range of behaviors. Between a person who goes around murdering transsexuals for the mere fact of being transsexual and another whose position is to respect those who consider themselves transsexual, but not to agree with the fact of their children being talked about it, there are enormous and fundamental differences.
However, the woke ideology controls the language so that both the first individual and the second are “transphobes” alike.
This use of language means that when you are labeled a “transphobe” you are lost, because no matter how coherent, sensible and moderate your opinion is, you will be irremediably associated with a violent hater and, paradoxically, that will justify the use of violence against you.
We have seen this in the case of a girl in the UK “expelled from school for questioning transgender ideology”. According to The Times, “she was surrounded by up to 60 girls who shouted, screamed, called her names and spat at her. She ran away and said she fainted, unable to breathe properly.”
But of course, it is these woke people who accuse “transphobes” of hating and not accepting transgender people. Aside from their recurrent violent behavior, it is also striking that considering yourself transgender implies precisely not accepting your own body and hating yourself so much that you are willing to mutilate yourself. To that extent they have managed to twist the language
From the moment you can’t call things by their name, there is no reasoning that counts.
The White House has put forward a proposal called “Gender Affirming Care and Youth” that encourages gender reassignment surgeries, use of puberty blockers and hormone therapy, with special emphasis on the importance of early care, i.e., when they are still young children.
You have to notice also that sex change surgeries are called “sex affirmation surgeries”, when in fact they are precisely procedures of denial of your biological sex.
In short, it seems that this progressive government will continue to embrace the most radical postulates of the wokes in order to divert attention from the real day-to-day problems of the country, while at the same time indoctrinating children and young people in schools in order to perpetuate its ideological hegemony.
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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