Every day someone is being attacked by the PC police. The mantras from these Far Left loons are either “you’re a racist,” “you’re a homophobe,” “you’re a misogynist” and it goes on and on. The majority of people today are afraid to express any innocuous opinion they may have because they’re afraid of offending someone.
I’ve tried to remember when the PC movement started. The term “political correctness” has been around for a long time but, during my lifetime, I especially remember its rise in the 80s during the AIDS crises. Once the medical field recognized what this was, it was not “correct” to express an opinion and question how it originated, how it was transmitted, who was being afflicted, or the lifestyle that perpetuated the disease, particularly when, except for early cases involving blood transfusions, this is one disease you get because of your behavior.
There is now an entire segment of our population who belong to an industry hell bent on destroying people because of their opinions. I wake up in the morning and happy to be alive; this mob wakes up asking “what will offend me today?” and “who can I destroy today for not agreeing with me?”
In the last week or so, the public figure attacked by the PC crowd was Mario Lopez. I know who he is and what he does for a living. He seems like a nice enough guy. He recently appeared as a guest on “The Candace Owens Show” last month (probably his first mistake because she’s a conservative talk show host). She made a very simple observation: “I’m trying to understand this new Hollywood mentality where they just think that their children now have the mental authority and clarity (to decide their gender).”
Mr. Lopez, married and a father of two, replied: “Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids obviously… and I would say if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time – my God – if you’re 3 years old, and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way, or you think you’re a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination then, ‘OK, well, then you’re gonna be a boy or girl,’ whatever the case may be, and it’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.” He went on to say, “I think parents need to allow their kids to be kids, but at the same time, you got to be the adult in the situation ……I think the formative years is when you start having those discussions and really start making these declarations.”
Am I missing something here? What exactly is so wrong with a parent being a parent? If a 3-year old child says he or she is Superman, does the parent allow that child to jump off of a roof because they think they can fly?
Immediately, the PC police attacked him as being “transphobic.” Out magazine’s executive editorwrote: “Transphobic parents are the danger not children being their truest selves. Too many parents terrorize their children by forcing them into these gender boxes and limiting their expression. If you’re doing this, your parenting sucks.” This from someone who has no children.
The Human Rights Campaignas “dangerous to the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth, especially trans children who deserve to be loved and accepted for who they are.” I haven’t a clue who makes up the Human Rights Campaign and whether any of its members have children.
Some actually demanded he lose his upcoming job on Access Hollywood.
Sadly, Mr. Lopez, as many before him, felt the need to apologize for his opinion. “The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were. I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself.” I still have no idea why his statement was ignorant or insensitive. Since his apology (for absolutely nothing), he’s not going to lose his job.
Apparently, having the opinion that a parent should be a parent is no longer acceptable to some thin-skinned people out there. I guess, in their minds, 3-year olds, some of whom are not even potty-trained, have the mental, emotional and physical ability to make life-changing decisions.
I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.