Donor Entitlement Enabled Evil

From the Washington Post:

Prominent Democratic donor and LGBT activist Ed Buck has been charged with running a drug house after a man overdosed last week at his West Hollywood home, the third overdose there since 2017….
Buck, a former fashion model and well-known LGBT activist in Los Angeles, has donated thousands to Democrats including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.)….
In the first case, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore died of a methamphetamine overdose in Buck’s apartment in July 2017. He was found naked on a mattress in the living room with syringes, sex toys and other drug paraphernalia nearby. …In his journal, the Los Angeles Times reported, Moore appeared to write: “I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal meth.” …
The second man died six months later, in January 2019. …
Outrage exploded over the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s previous decision to decline to charge Buck.

And from the Los Angeles Times:

Moore’s mother, LaTisha Nixon of Texas, has questioned whether Buck’s ties to elected officials and differences in race and class influenced the investigation. Buck, who is 65 and white, is a longtime political donor, onetime West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles. Moore had been homeless and had worked as an escort. …
“We’re just completely ecstatic,” [said Jasmyne Cannick, a political consultant and spokeswoman for Moore’s mother]. “Black gay men’s lives matter. The whole black LGBT community is going to be celebrating this evening because our lives matter, and people need to know that. Even if we’re sex workers, even if we’re on drugs, even if we’re homeless, we’re still part of the black community, still part of the LGBT community.”

‘Not Going to Happen’

As I’ve said before, actual transsexuals who seek to transition and live as their perceived authentic gender don’t benefit from the LGBTQ movement’s embrace of gender nihilism.

Too Much Protest?

As Dave Chappelle said, “No matter what you do…, you are never, ever, allowed to upset the alphabet people.”

A few examples of protests that seem to overreach:

[Parody that hits the mark:]

Making ‘Gender Presentation’ the Standard Was Not a Good Idea

What’s often missed is that actual transsexuals, who gender transition surgically, are the ones most hurt by the LGBTQ movements embrace of the “gender presentation” standard and demanding unfettered access to changing/locker rooms (much more of an issue than restrooms) and other traditionally separate-sex spaces on the basis of “presentation” and asserted identity.

In the U.S., the presentation standard as a basis for gender nondiscrimination throughout federal law would be enshrined if the proposed “Equality Act,” as passed by the House, were to be enacted.


More. Omar responds:

Courting Reaction

Andrew Sullivan writes:

Subject young white boys to critical race and gender theory, tell them that women can have penises, that genetics are irrelevant in understanding human behavior, that borders are racist, or that men are inherently toxic, and you will get a bunch of Jordan Peterson fans by their 20s. …

Many leftists somehow believe that sustained indoctrination will work in abolishing human nature, and when it doesn’t, because it can’t, they demonize those who have failed the various tests of PC purity as inherently wicked. In the end, the alienated and despised see no reason not to gravitate to ever-more extreme positions. They support people and ideas simply because they piss off their indoctrinators. And, in the end, they reelect Trump.

None of this is necessary. You can be in favor of women’s equality without buying into the toxicity of men; you can support legal immigration if the government gets serious about stopping illegal immigration; you can be inclusive of trans people without abolishing the bimodality of human sex and gender; you can support criminal-justice reform without believing — as the New York Times now apparently does — that America is an inherently racist invention, founded in 1619 and not 1775.

Calling Voters ‘Bigots’ Isn’t a Winning Strategy

Kurt Schlichter captures how a lot of average Americans are feeling these days. He writes:

You’re stupid because you think there’s just two genders and that you don’t consider a “bi-curious femme-friendly questioning two-spirit” an option.

You’re a monster for wondering why boys in drag are competing (and setting “records”) in girls’ sports and for not accepting that men have periods too. …

Racist. Sexist. Ableist. Imperialist. Global Warming Denialist. Fatist.

Homophobe. Islamophobe. Transphobe. Confronting-Your-Owning-A-Dog-Privilegephobe.

Blah blah blah blah blah.

No matter what, you’re wrong.