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American Babylon: Endarkening The Nations

US is in rapid state of moral disintegration -- and people around the world see it clearly
American Babylon: Endarkening The Nations

I have had a peaceful and restorative Orthodox Holy Week in Jerusalem. It has been good to not think about the collapse of Western civilization for a while, though it has come up a few times. When the transgender madness back in America comes up with religious Israeli Jews and Palestinian Christians, they are absolutely confused and angry about the whole thing. To watch their faces and hear their words when they talk about it is like going back in time to America circa 2008, or even a bit later, when the idea of filling the heads of little children with gender ideology would have sounded insane, and quite possibly criminal, to most Americans.

Not anymore. This is what America has become. We are no longer a light to the world; we are endarkening it. These people are correct to fear and loathe the poisonous ideology we are promoting in the world, via our government, our corporations, and our entertainment.

It’s not just us, either. I had coffee with a British Christian visiting the city, a man who has worked in elite circles most of his life. He told me that he, his wife, and their adult child, a college student, are starting to make plans to get out of the UK. I met him at a cafe where we shared a table, talking to locals. He told them about how you can find yourself disciplined at work, or even out of a job, for using the wrong word. When he told a story about how he was very nearly fired for an offense that sounded like a bad parody of wokeness, the local people thought he was surely making it up. I told them that I didn’t know this Brit, but what he said happens all the time.

I see that the invaluable Christopher Rufo has published leaked documents from the Evanston-Skokie public school system in Illinois. Excerpt:

The Evanston–Skokie School District has adopted a radical gender curriculum that teaches pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to celebrate the transgender flag, break the “gender binary” established by white “colonizers,” and experiment with neo-pronouns such as “ze,” “zir,” and “tree.”

I have obtained the full curriculum documents, which are part of the Chicago-area district’s “LGBTQ+ Equity Week,” which administrators adopted last year. The curriculum begins in pre-kindergarten, with a series of lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity. The lesson plan opens with an introduction to the rainbow flag and teaches students that “each color in the flag has a meaning.” The teacher also presents the transgender flag and the basic concepts of gender identity, explaining that “we call people with more than one gender or no gender, non-binary or queer.” Finally, the lesson plan has the teacher leading a class project to create a rainbow flag, with instructions to “gather students on the rug,” “ask them to show you their flags,” and “proudly hang the class flag where they can all see it.”

In kindergarten, the lessons on gender and trans identity go deeper. “When we show whether we feel like a boy or a girl or some of each, we are expressing our gender identity,” the lesson begins. “There are also children who feel like a girl and a boy; or like neither a boy or a girl. We can call these children transgender.” Students are expected to be able to “explain the importance of the rainbow flag and trans flag” and are asked to consider their own gender identity. The kindergartners read two books that affirm transgender conversions, study photographs of boys in dresses, learn details about the transgender flag, and perform a rainbow dance. At the end of the lesson, the students are encouraged to adopt and share their own gender identities with the class. “Now you have a chance to make a picture to show how you identify,” the lesson reads. “Maybe you want to have blue hair! Maybe you want to be wearing a necklace. Your identity is for you to decide!”

In first grade, students learn about gender pronouns. The teachers explain that “some pronouns are gender neutral” and students can adopt pronouns such as “she, tree, they, he, her, him, them, ze, zir, [and] hir.” The students practice reading a series of scripts in which they announce their gender pronouns and practice using alternate pronouns, including “they,” “tree,” “ze,” and “zir.” The teacher encourages students to experiment and reminds them: “Whatever pronouns you pick today, you can always change.” Students then sit down to complete a “pronouns workbook,” with more lessons on neo-pronouns and non-binary identities.

In third grade, Evanston–Skokie students are told that white European “colonizers” imposed their “Western and Christian ideological framework” on racial minorities and “forced two-spirit people to conform to the gender binary.” The teacher tells students that “many people feel like they aren’t really a boy or a girl” and that they should “call people by the gender they have in their heart.” Students are encouraged to “break the binary,” reject the system of “whiteness,” and study photographs of black men in dresses and a man wearing lipstick and long earrings. “It is a myth that gender is binary,” the lesson explains. “Even though we are all given a sex assigned at birth, you are not given your gender. Only you can know your gender and how you feel inside.” At the end of the lesson, students are instructed to write a letter to the future on how they can change society. “Society right now is very unfair,” reads a sample letter. “I see a lot of marches on the T.V. and I even went to a march last summer.”

If you go to this link, you can read the original source material yourself. 

This is morally insane. And, as we know, this ideology has conquered American elites and their institutions. There seems to be no brakes on this runaway train.

Why are we letting this happen in our country? Jeremy Carl tells the truth without pulling punches. Excerpts:

Sometimes a crime is so profound that it is difficult even to name it; to grasp the enormity of it. The recent explosion of transgenderism in children, an affliction currently affecting the lives of more than 1-in-50 young adults and children in Gen Z, is one such instance.

Groomers.

It’s the word of the month, which the Right is applying increasingly to our leftist political establishment.

Perhaps the best response to the groomer debate came from Helena Kirschner, a woman who detransitioned (that is, she spent years as “transgender man” before later accepting her birth sex) and has become an influential voice speaking up against transgender ideology:

“There’s a place for precise terminology,” she tweeted. “There’s also a place for memetic terms that convey a difficult to articulate concept in a way many people can intuitively understand. ‘Groomer’ applied to teachers & other adults who manipulate kids into gender confusion accomplishes this.”

And that is exactly right. It’s difficult for us to acknowledge the enormity of the crime that has been committed against our children because it’s hard for us to acknowledge how deeply we have failed. And it’s hard for us to accept that this crime is taking place with the full support of the leadership of one of America’s major political parties and most of the medical establishment. Indeed, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) banned a group of those skeptical of pediatric transgenderism from even setting up a booth at the latest AAP conference. To acknowledge the depth of the transgender transgression against our children is to stare deep into the void of a society in chaos and moral decay.

The mass grooming of our children into pediatric transgenderism and other confused gender identities is a crime of world-historical proportions, a crime which dare not speak its name.

More:

There are no “transgender kids.” There are confused kids. There are kids with gender dysphoria. There are depressed kids. There are feminine boys and masculine girls. There are kids who have been groomed and abused by the system, our corporations, our education system, and our media for years and are now deeply damaged. But there are no trans kids. There are only adults who have stolen our children’s innocence.

We lack the language to even describe the level of violation that has taken place. Joe Biden has absurdly labeled transgenderism “the civil rights issue of our time.” He has said there is “no room for compromise” on the issue. If there is no room for compromise with those who support genital mutilation of children than we are truly ruled by demons in human form.

Read it all. If we cannot turn this back, we don’t deserve to exist as a country. We will have become a curse upon the earth.

I can’t tell you how happy I am that thanks to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, conservative lawmakers are finally kicking woke capitalism in the goolies. From the Washington Post:

Florida’s Republican-led state legislature on Thursday passed a bill sought by Gov. Ron DeSantis to cancel Walt Disney World’s special tax district in Florida.

The speedy approval of the bill — it was filed three days ago, during a special session that was called for a different reason — was decried by state Democrats. Sen. Tina Polsky (D) called it “an enormous decision based on spite and revenge governance.”

The Left loves it when Woke Capitalism pushes state governments around to achieve progressive ends. But when a state government — which is accountable to voters, unlike corporations — pushes back on Big Business to hold it accountable for using its powers to interfere with politics and to behave in grotesquely antisocial ways (e.g., Disney senior executives bragging about inserting gender ideology propaganda into children’s programming and films), well, the Left freaks out.

Let them. This is a fight the GOP should want to have. From the polling I’ve seen, the trans-mania is unpopular even with most Democratic voters. But not Uncle Joe:

For Joe Biden, the vote by Florida Republicans on Thursday to strip Disney of its self-governing powers was a step too far. “Christ, they’re going after Mickey Mouse,” the president exclaimed at a fundraiser in Oregon, in apparent disbelief that state governor Ron DeSantis’s culture wars had reached the gates of the Magic Kingdom.

The move, Biden asserted, reflected his belief that the “far right has taken over the party”.

Says the Groomer-in-Chief, who doesn’t note that just over half of the people who voted for him in 2020 approve of DeSantis’s education law.

And people should be advised often that the mainstream media lie constantly about what’s really going on, either by omission or commission. Only sources like @libsoftiktok, which just retweets videos that pro-trans teachers and other activists release on social media, can be trusted to tell the truth.

Here’s the Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz in her failed hit piece on @libsoftiktok:

Tyler Wrynn, a former English teacher in Oklahoma, posted a video telling LGBTQ kids shunned by their parents that Wrynn was “proud of them” and loved them; it was featured on Libs of TikTok last week. Since being featured on the page Wrynn has been barraged with harassment and death threats.

“I’ve always seen myself as the type of teacher to stand up for marginalized voices,” Wrynn said. “I see fellow teachers on TikTok speak out for our disenfranchised students and they’re getting the same sort of harassment too.”

Here’s what the actual video was like (NSFW language):

How many liberal parents would be happy with their middle schooler’s teacher saying that?!

We are so lucky to have @libsoftiktok:

This will never stop until and unless the GOP can inflict real pain on Woke Capitalists, and the medical industry for its ghoulish todger-chopping and breast-hacking exploitation of minors. We may not win this thing, but at least we can fight like hell for our children, and for sanity.

I hope you’ll watch Jonathan Pageau’s terrific conversation with the great Paul Kingsnorth. They talk about how insane the world has gotten, and how corporations, technology, and ideology are upending everything. Here’s how it ends: with Kingsnorth saying that now is the time we have to be bold in standing up for truth, and to not care about being hated:

Today in Jerusalem, at my hotel, I met an American pastor who’s about my age, who told me that college students he works with keep telling him he’s got to read my Live Not By Lies. He told me that they are serious about their faith, and they really want to prepare to be bold and resilient in the face of what’s coming. One very good way to see if you have what it takes to resist is to ask yourself how you are facing down gender-ideology insanity — if you’re doing it.

Anyway, it’s so good to get outside of the Anglosphere + Western Europe, and talk to people. Until you do, you don’t realize how much Kultursmog we are breathing in the West, all of it belched out by our corrupt political, corporate, military, and cultural leaders. Even people like me, who recognize it for what it is, are so used to living with it that we lose our ability to be shocked. Sit down with a young Palestinian Christian mom in Bethlehem, as I did one day earlier this week, and start telling her what’s now mainstream for children in US pop culture. You’ll be hit upside the head with a healthy blast of sanity.

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