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They Always Need an “Other”


Click Thru for the whole pre-lubricated slope

In 1933, they had Jews. Among others.

Now they have LGBTQ+. Among others.

The press is chasing nothing but ad dollars. MyPillow must still have a blazing ad budget. Disgusting.

It might be time to go.

Florida – why do we pretend?

Why do we pretend this is part of our country? Why do we pretend it’s part of Western Civilization? Why do we pretend that the Enlightenment ever happened, for this benighted place?

Florida state officials who are in charge of disciplinary actions for teachers’ misconduct are witch-hunting their way to find out who bought a copy of Gender Queer for Orange County high school libraries. Presumably, an example will be made.

Story here: here (paywalled: also archived here)

Yes, we have all read the tales of Nazi Germany as the Third Reich consolidated its power. People’s jobs were threatened and they were also subject to violence from random thugs who were mysteriously never seriously pursued, let alone caught, by the police. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Asking for a friend.

Monsoon Season

Jinkx Monsoon won Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Well deserved, and in no small part helped by this:

But now she’s back on All Stars Season 7, and the second episode was Snatch Game again. And Jinkx… is absolutely on another level this year.

That’s but a taste. Seriously, get yourself in front of the whole episode. It’s a barn-burner.

#SayGay

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has gone into effect, and the idiots who passed it should have been careful what they wished for because they are really gonna get it:

Is this real?
Don’t know. Don’t care

The point is not whether this is a just-so story or an actual email from a teacher. The point is, that the bigots who wrote the law thought it might not pass if they made explicit the hetero-normative bias they hold. If they had literally said, Cis-gender and heterosexual and binary is the ONLY thing that’s acceptable, by the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jayzuss.

So they left that part tacit and… guess what? Tacit does not work so well in black-letter law.

Ideas for how to be compliant with the law could easily lead to something like the Dear Florida Parent note above. In fact, it might have to.

Now, they will deny with every breath that the motivation for the law is religious. And at the highest level it’s probably true: more like the cynical idea to whip their base into a frenzy, scapegoating people who are least able to defend themselves. But the Florida voters who keep these creeps in power? They are much more interested in feeding their fear, hatred and bigotry than applying the genuine idea of the Bill of Rights. They don’t care that religion makes garbage law, because they somehow remain confident it’s never coming for them.

Rainbow-Washing, Defined

My fellow Americans, I give you the Trump Court.

When every mainstream outlet is twisting a ruling like this into a pretzel so they can say it’s somehow not so bad?

It’s so bad.

Sadly, this picture never happened. If it had, you’d know where six of these nine truly stand: on the side of the rainbow-washers.

In case you’re wondering what rainbow-washing is, you can click here. TL;DR, it’s putting on an Ally face while remaining true to the cause of the bigot.

The Trumpist is always true to the cause of the bigot. That’s just how identity works.

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