A man recently said he likes to go to the public library dressed as a drag queen and read stories to small children because he wants to “groom the next generation.” Oh, and if you disagree that that’s okay, you are “disgusting.”
Well, when you put it that way, it sounds totally legit. Nothing creepy or wicked about that at all.
This isn’t a new phenomenon, though. Before terrible transgender library guy, there was the Des Moines Register.
The failing newspaper also laid it on pretty thick this month with what it calls an “investigation” into 4-H because the youth outreach organization, which is popular in rural and agriculture-based states like Iowa, refused to “woke” up and smell the propaganda.
Instead, sanity prevailed and Iowa’s 4-H director was fired for not understanding or caring that none of the Hs in 4-H stand for making kids obsess about the “deeply held sense of who one is that may differ from the sex organs with which one is born.”
Go start your own club for that. We are going to make some quilts over here and call it a day, OK?
But I guess there aren’t many editors at the Register any more who are paid to look into those pesky details. They prefer screaming “firestorm!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
That’s the word used by the Register to describe what is really nothing more than getting rid of a guy who willfully ignored a directive to stay in his lane from the federal government department in charge of overseeing and managing 4-H.
Basically, he was hired to do oil changes but continued to insist on repainting the cars as well, according to the official statement about why he was canned: He had a “tendency to focus on individual tactical projects while neglecting the overall strategic direction of the Iowa 4-H program; concerns raised by peers, employees and partners about his management style; and a pattern of poor decision-making and judgment.”
So he wasn’t a victim at all. In fact, he was a perp. He was trolling the very organization he was supposed to be guiding.
To the propagandists at the Register, though, perping and trolling are just what the doctor ordered when you are the PR arm of the mob outside Lot’s house. In other words, “journalisming.”
Journalisming across the nation spends more column inches on this kind of thing than anything else these days. In this case, the long-settled argument about where everybody should go to the bathroom is treated as if some new Rosetta Stone has been found to improve our understanding. But you don’t even need anything like science or the First Amendment. It can just be deeply held in your heart. And that heart-stone is so magical that you aren’t even allowed to question its authenticity without being called vicious names.
With journalisming, you don’t have to win any arguments, because the other side of the argument isn’t even worthy of being heard. And you get to call them fascists and bigots, while you’re the one ruthlessly driving out your opposition if they refuse to change their religious beliefs to ones you find acceptable, of course.
“No, sir, I’m not stepping on their throats with my rainbow boot, but they keep showing up and existing and stuff, so I keep tripping over them, and it’s not fair.” That’s what the Register and progressivism in general are asking you to believe about their cultural revolution, and they are deeply offended that they didn’t get away with it this time in Iowa.
So I’ve got an idea. Let’s all wake up and offend them some more.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”