If you listen, they will tell you who they are.
And you didn’t have to listen very long to the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon, hosted by a pack of Hollywood celebrities upset that state legislatures in a host of red states are now trying to combat LGBTQ Alphabet People’s cultural hegemony through various anti-grooming bills and measures banning transgender surgery for minors.
It was an utter freakshow.
Just like the performative misery-making the legislators in those states have endured at committee markups of the bills and in the legislative chambers as those bills have been voted on, the telethon was a protracted middle finger in the face of “cisgender” bourgeois and working-class America. But, more than that, it was two hours of them telling you who they are.
Charlize Theron appeared, the popular actress who commonly (but certainly not always) plays very well-adjusted, strong characters but who in real life is an unhinged monster who “transed” her three-year-old adopted son because, according to her, he told her he was a girl.
Both of Theron’s children are adopted. She has never married, though she did carry on monogamous relationships with actors Stuart Townsend and then Sean Penn before giving up on a romantic life.
And at the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon, Theron said that she would “f**k anybody up” who opposed the LGBTQ agenda:
new! ✨ charlize theron during her participation today (07), in the program "drag isn't dangerous". pic.twitter.com/VsxGme5VQv
— charlize theron daily (@dailytheron) May 7, 2023
As appalling and suspicious as Theron’s exposition was, it wasn’t the worst on display. That would belong to Marcia Gay Harden, the TV and movie actress of perhaps even more credits than Theron.
Harden stated publicly that none of her three children have a sexual lifestyle suited to biological imperatives:
Actress Marcia Gay Harden revealed “my children are all queer” on Sunday as she took the stage with celebrity allies of the queer community in the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon to raise money to combat what they say is rising anti-LGBTQ legislation.
The Hollywood Reporter sets out Harden shared the news with event co-host Adam Shankman (director of Disenchanted and Hairspray) to make public her reasons for supporting the cause.
“What drives me is because it’s right and what’s happening right now is wrong,” the So Help Me Todd star explained. “What drives me is — my children are all queer. My eldest child is non-binary. My son is gay. My youngest is fluid.
“And you know, they are my kids and they teach me every day.”
They might teach her. One wonders what she’s teaching them.
It’s virtually impossible as a matter of mathematics for someone to go three-for-three on LGBTQ kids without it being environmentally driven. This is undoubtedly evidence of social contagion. If you accept the LGBTQ community as representing 7 percent of the population as a matter of biology, a number which would be generous according to most demographers, the chances of three children in the same household being queer are 0.0343 percent.
Marcia Gay Harden clearly groomed her kids for exotic sexualities. No other explanation makes sense. And she wants to lecture someone else about morality?
Harden and Theron are evidence of something else. In a previous column, I noted the 1994 study that showed that most boy-to-girl transgender kids have mothers with borderline personality disorder or depression, and what’s also quite clear is that, in most of those cases, the father is either absent or weak.
Jada Pinkett Smith, another out-of-control Hollywood figure who publicly cuckolded her husband Will Smith, not surprisingly also gave the world a transvestite child. We all saw the manifest dysfunction of that family when Will Smith snapped on live TV at the Oscars and hit the emcee for telling a joke about his wife.
And no one in Hollywood seems remotely perturbed or concerned about the epidemic of trans and LGBTQ kids among the public figures in show business who influence our culture, or what that epidemic means. It’s even more disturbing when we know that two in five transgender people will attempt suicide, something that remains the case despite the massive effort to normalize gender dysphoria and make it a civil rights crusade.
A sane society would demand that Hollywood either clean up its act and do at least what it used to — namely, keep the deviance and degeneracy of its face-men and face-women somewhat private — or else lose its cultural influence.
The former won’t happen, because biologically normative sexualities and traditional families now appear to be more deviant than the alternatives in Hollywood. The latter, on the other hand, is starting to.
As Breitbart’s John Nolte noted, the weekend numbers from Disney’s new Marvel vehicle Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, supposedly the biggest blockbuster film of the summer, opened to a quite disappointing $110 million — a 25 percent drop from the second movie’s opening gross a few years ago. The reason why is obvious: The public is disgusted with Disney.
And, at base, the current Hollywood writers’ strike is a product of the losses the entertainment media continues to pile up. The red ink is everywhere. (RELATED: The Writers’ Strikeout)
The public has had it with woke, trans, LGBTQ Hollywood and the cultural rot it emanates. The box office numbers, the cord-cutting, the disappointing earnings numbers from the streaming platforms — all of it shows that America is trying to wean itself away from the filth that pop culture is covering us in.
This relates to what’s happening with the Bud Light fiasco, of course. It’s the host organism attempting to throw off the parasite.
There’s an excellent speech that has begun making its way around the internet since it was posted over the weekend. It’s a talk on Marxism by James Lindsay given at a symposium in Europe at the end of March. In the speech, Lindsey traces the development of Marxism from its roots in terrible economics to its current mutation into awful culture. It goes for 28 minutes, and I would suggest you make the time to watch the whole thing when you can. Here it is, for your current or future reference:
Around 16 minutes in, Lindsay hits on the writings of the Marxist/Frankfurt School’s Herbert Marcuse, who suggested that, as socialist economics were clearly inferior to those of capitalism, the next phase of the “revolution” would center not on the proletariat but on others among society’s “outsiders” — racial and sexual minorities and those whose nonconformism could be weaponized into victimhood and conscription into the cultural Marxist vanguard. Lindsay then notes that Marcuse and his colleagues had studied the culture industry for decades by then and knew it could be weaponized.
All these years later and we are inviting people like Charlize Theron and Marcia Gay Harden into our homes to entertain us, and what they are spreading is dysfunction and misery. It’s no wonder that our national morale is weak, that our national mood is indignant, that our people seek to unplug from society rather than engage with it.
No, I’m not saying this is all Charlize Theron’s fault. But we gave pop culture and entertainment media such a prominent role in our society precisely because in a former era it reflected our values back to us. It told morality tales that reinforced our societal goods. It upheld the best virtues of our civilization. And so, when the world became overwhelming, whether through depression, war, civil strife, or other adversities, we could take refuge in the movies or television.
We can’t anymore. Increasingly we’re seeking refuge from them. Our celebrity culture is made up of terrible, insane, groundless people marinating in rotten values and personal dysfunction, and our people can’t stand it.
Most Americans can’t stand the rot. It can’t continue without changes being made.
The question, one that will have to be answered soon, is this: Who has the solutions for fixing it? Who will offer a viable alternative?
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