Exploitation or ‘Inclusion’

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  1. posted by Jorge on

    You know, I just went yesterday to a family friendly show where there was a lot of mature humor hidden behind innuendo. I thought about this year’s crazy drag issues then and had a bit of doubt. Then I remembered that two months ago I watched a drag performer take an offered drink out of a white straw connected to a drink holder shaped like an erect penis at a family friendly event. Dozens of similarly disturbing incidents were recorded and published on Libs of Tik Toc this year–naively, I thought the one I went to would be different. It will be years before I’m comfortable (dumb) enough to attend another gay+ pride event again.

    The person who “exposed” the event states that concerns about safety are baseless. I still remember the coverage of Pizzagate and I certainly remember when some two-bit militia tried to crash a gay pride event. I think he’s living under a rock. I think it is fortunate both for everyone’s physical safety and for the upholding of decent community standards that there is an appearance that sponsor pressure during and after verbal conversations with the event organizers caused the side event to be cancelled.

    I would chalk this one to “why we can’t have nice things anymore”. And I do think there is a lesson or two to be learned. It’s the same lesson Black Lives Matter refused, to much pain for the rest of the country: you cannot ignore bad behavior that reflects poorly on your community. You must have standards somewhere. And also, it is absolutely useless to criticize other people for “misinformation” that is negative commentary without speaking up and providing true information as positive commentary. “The kids love it and look forward to it blah, blah, blah.” Great PR statement, in this years environment that should have been put forward more publicly in advance.

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  2. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    I am still waiting….

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  3. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    It is all such nonsense. Drag is dressing up, being outrageous.

    I know that few of you have raised a bunch of kids, as I have, or have grandchildren, as I do. At a certain age, before the sex stereotypes harden, kids instinctively do drag, feeling very wicked, but understanding the humor.

    Colonel Doss, the commander of my SFG back in the day, called getting all gussied up in Class A uniform “military drag”.

    I was reminded of his remark while watching the royal show this morning. The entire ceremony of the keys and solemn profession to St, Giles were an exercise in military drag, royal drag and Jesus drag, gold braid, goose feathers and ermine all over the place. Even the goat was in drag, for God’s sake.

    The only normal-looking person in the whole shebang was Prince Andrew, and he got to dress like a normal human being because he’d been kicked out of the royal travelling side show.

    Colonel Doss also said that you don’t have to be a man to do drag, and pointed to Dolly Parton as an example. Dolly is delightful because she does drag, and does it very well, unlike her singing partner of old, Porter Wagoner, who managed, at best, to look like a tent preacher. Elvis did a form of drag, too, during his years in Vegas.

    I don’t know when homocons became such sour pusses. Maybe they always were. But homocons do drag, too, carefully dressing themselves to look like Fox News reporters, sharing, apparently, the same “I ate too many Brussel Sprouts …” gassy, sour look most of the time. Nobody else can manage the “Did somebody fart?” disapproval of harmless fun in the same way that homocons do.

    The absurdity of theportentous and pretentious “tut-tut-tut” over kids dressing up drag became evident to me the moment I heard about it. A junior at our local, rural Wisconsin high school, is a good entertainer and he loves drag, hosting a “Drag Bingo” charity event once a month at a local store. He was written up in the local paper in August, and there has been no fuss about it at all that I know about. When he’s not entertaining at “Drag Bingo”, he participates in high school activities like band, chorus and fall and spring athletics. The kids in the high school think nothing of it all, and vouch for him.

    Homocons have no sense of humor at all. Which is a good thing, I guess, because if any of them decided to do drag they’d do the farmer lady out of Grant Woods’ “American Gothic”.

    Get a life.

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    • posted by Jorge on

      Colonel Doss also said that you don’t have to be a man to do drag, and pointed to Dolly Parton as an example…

      I either don’t get it or think that’s a very rigid way of looking at the world. For every Dolly Parton there’s a dozen Pussycat Dolls.

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    • posted by Ricport on

      Your obtuse ramblings about your old CO and the royal family aside, I can assure you that plenty of people – not just “homocons” – find the loony left’s insistence on dragging (no pun intended) kids to gay bars to watch drag shows, in addition to trying to cram pseudo-Marxist woke dreck down their throats (and behind their parents’ backs) to be completely inappropriate and the point where they have “jumped the shark.” Just ask the (non-“homocon”) parents of Loudoun County.

      We’re not talking about college kids here. We’re talking about first graders, for crying out loud.

      How about we let kids be kids? Given the state of education in this country, how about we make sure they can read, write and do basic math before trying to indoctrinate them into leftism? And how about we keep kids out of any bars – not just gay bars?

      They only get one childhood. Leave them alone.

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  4. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    I either don’t get it or think that’s a very rigid way of looking at the world.

    Clearly, the former. Dolly got it.

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    • posted by Jorge on

      She said she “would” be a drag queen. She didn’t say she “is” someone who dresses in drag.

      That you can call more than one thing performance art, and drag happens to be performance art, does not mean all performance art is drag, much less that all performance art is the same in terms of cultural value.

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      • posted by Kosh III on

        I remember once on Dolly’s short-lived variety show in the 80s that someone in the audience asked her what she’d be like if she had been born a man.
        Her cheery reply: “I’d be a sissy.”

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  5. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    So, no 2nd Amendments for transgender citizens. Ok, gotcha. What other rights do homocons seek to deny?

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