How has it come to this?
If anyone is still having trouble just coming to grips with the fact that we, as a nation, are actually debating whether to inject men into women’s bathrooms, you’re not alone. You should still be having trouble coming to grips with it, especially with so many issues facing our nation right now that are actually substantive.
Here are four points to consider:
1. Americans never wanted these laws. If we wanted them we would have asked for them and gotten them – democratically. Probably we would have started at the local level in different parts of the country – at our places of employment, within county or municipal government, etc. and eventually passed more laws at higher levels. There would have been debate, lawmakers would have weighed in, courts would have weighed in (you know, the way America is supposed to work). There is no actual groundroots movement in America for anything like these proposed bathroom rules.
2. The obvious unintended consequences of such laws is that women and girls will, sooner or later, be victimized by predators. With the added bonus of us knowing ahead of time it was going to happen. It doesn’t take a genius to spot this. Anyone who has a daughter or sister already has plenty of reasons to be concerned for their safety in various places during the average week. Why would we want to add locker rooms and public bathrooms to that list?
3. People who identify as a gender differing from their biological one could have their own (third) bathroom that would worry nobody. A painfully simple solution and so obvious, right?
4. This whole issue is not really about transgender rights at all – it’s about inserting the “thin end of the wedge” of government coercion, opening the door to the federal government centrally planning every aspect of our lives. And therein lies the real intent of the “transgender movement”.
Many excellent, common-sense articles have been written about the ridiculousness of this entire campaign, many of which draw attention to the hypocritical bullying, blackmailing tactics used to pressure states into complying: governors and corporations threatening to boycott the entire state, the federal government threatening to remove funding, and so on. But if all these people and corporations are actually concerned about “rights” of LGBT people, why do they happily do business with China and Cuba and praise a host of other countries like Iran where LGBTs are treated horribly?
If you were really, truly concerned about the people you claimed to care about, why is there this terrible hypocrisy? No LGBTs in North Carolina or Mississippi or South Dakota are being thrown in prison for their sexuality, not being denied an education, not being discriminated against in any way that remotely approaches what happens to people in these other countries that leftists so admire.
Have you ever noticed how, at a moment’s notice, one of the special interest groups pushing these bathroom bill campaigns can produce a list of 10 CEOs of major companies and a host of Hollywood big-names who have condemned the “evil” opposition and plan to exact vengeance on the state? Left-leaning governors won’t send any of their employees to that state, the NFL is pulling the Super Bowl, and on it goes?
This is the proof in the pudding that it has all been carefully set up and worked well in advance by organizations with massive amounts of money and influence. You can’t just get a hold of these important people on a Friday afternoon of making phone calls.
The bullying tactics, the emotional blackmail, the top-down astroturfing of a social issue by an elite, and the outright lying – these are the hallmarks of the Progressives, the leftists, the socialists, the central planners.
If you want to know more about both the genesis and the ultimate goal of these thoroughly anti-democratic bully campaigns to force Americans to unconditionally accept strange new laws appearing to have no serious merit, read Stella Morabito, and particularly her essays on How to Escape the Age of Mass Delusion and The transgender movement is a vehicle for censorship and state power.
The truth of the matter is that the Left is not really, actually that concerned about .0001% of the population that is transgender and has a serious hang-up with “bathroom law”. This campaign is all about total government control of you and me and, by necessity, the death of Democracy.