I Just Got Done with LGBTQ+ and Diversity and Inclusion Training

 

I work nights for a government contractor on a federal base. Tonight we had a mandatory training that I just got out of a couple of hours ago. It has become clear that if you want to hold a job that isn’t your own small business, or at another small business owned by like-minded people, then your views aren’t welcome if you hold any kind of traditional view regarding sexuality, gender, society, and nationhood. Is this the “free market?” It doesn’t feel free. It feels like oppression. The same way you couldn’t participate in Soviet society if you didn’t conform to the state religion is how we are now. We aren’t a free country. Hell, if you own your own small business, and make your views even minimally known against the queer religion of the US government, then you aren’t safe either. Good luck staying open or staving off audits and indictments and lawsuits.

Some things stuck out to me during this presentation. The presenter quite clearly stated that if you have personal religious or political views, you can have them. Well, how magnanimous of her. However, there is a higher ethic to be practiced (i.e., the leftist gender-bending religion with all its anal-retentive intolerance) and this higher ethic is what matters, and not your own personal beliefs.

She gave a presentation on “societal norms.” It seems normal to give a truck to a boy to play with and a doll to a girl. But gender is fluid. You see, trucks that have no genitalia definitively mean masculine, but the child’s gender is fluid even though the child has a penis. And the plastic doll the girl plays with definitively signifies feminity. This is science, folks. Diversity is important. Just not any diversifying opinions against what she was presenting.

What really stuck out to me was the audience. There were about 40 to 50 of us. Most of them were into this like it was a badge of honor. They were concerned that they weren’t “misgendering anyone.” This is the new morality. A phony one. But the culture and pressure are so intense you don’t dare question it or even reject it. And you know what the sad truth is? There is no silent majority. That room was a statistical sample of the average American. Complaint. Gullible. Susceptible to pressure. Look at how people behaved during Covid if you doubt this. The idea that the average American is Paul Revere or lives in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln is nonsense. If there were a silent majority, it would have spoken up by now. The masses don’t have a mind. They eat what you give them. The average person isn’t yearning to be free. They’re wracked with insecurity and a yearning to be accepted.

This is why conservatism has been a failure. It eschewed being in charge of a government that told the people things. It eschewed being in charge of a culture and bureaucracy that set the standards and the rules. It said the country was perfect, needed no work, and all people should do is make money. It set no goals and had no vision. The other side filled the vacuum. It’s time for us to compete for the space of the vacuum and eject the left. The left ejected prayer and religious observance of any kind from the public domain. They filled it with LGBT theory and race studies.

If I were in charge, the religious dogmas of the left masquerading as sensitivity trainings would be criminalized. It’s an affront to the culture and the nation. And businesses would be heavily penalized for forcing employees to sit through exercises that rob people of their dignity and their time. Right there is a massive win. These seminars and trainings go on every single day all over the country in a multitude of institutions, both governmental and private. Stopping the left from pumping their dogma into the populace would be a massive win. It would at least stop the poison from being injected into the veins. Then the antidote would need to be provided.

The founding fathers were only a third of the prevailing opinion of the time. The other 67% were either pro-crown or indifferent. Had the crown won, do you think the 33% would have held their anti-crown position for long? Do you think the ones who couldn’t decide whether to be under a president or the crown would have gravitated toward the republic had they lost and the founding fathers been hung? The entire population would have been loyalist to the monarchy had the result gone the other way.

These are the Americans we admire as being the founding generation who died for liberty. And the reason we admire them is because they stood up and won. They set the culture of republican government being the standard for 246 years. Why? They won. They did what needed to be done. They killed to do it.

And the conservative mind is so rotted from the inside out you won’t wield the levers of government to conserve something? You won’t play dirty? What kind of country will we have if you don’t start setting the standards and refusing another inch? The same kind of country had the founders been cowardly enough to not do whatever it took to resist the crown. Stop being conservatives and be revolutionaries. The masses of the future will praise and thank you for it.

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
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    GlenEisenhardt: They’re wracked with insecurity and a yearning to be accepted.

    Good line. 

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  2. GrannyDude Member
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    @GrannyDude

    So far, I haven’t been required to take part in anything like this. I expect that if I am, and if they do the whole “kids with trucks are boys, kids with dolls are girls” thing, I’ll pipe up.

    Because I was a little girl who liked trucks (well, more guns and pioneer-y stuff, really) and, because it was the 1960s, this wasn’t what girls were “supposed” to like either. So I was full-on gender-dysphoric for a few years there (years, mind! I was persistent!) insisting that I wanted to be a boy, dressing like a boy, asking to be called by a boy’s name. 

    If I’d been a little kid in 2022, my parents would have been told that I ought to be “socially transitioned.” The adults in my life would have said “yes, little GrannyDude: Nature made a mistake. You’re actually a boy. How about some nice puberty blockers?”

    Instead, my mother answered my demand to become a boy with the basic, scientific truth: “You’re a girl.” In the end,  I grew out of it, and am now your basic, run-of-the-mill heterosexual mother and grandmother.  

     

     

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  3. Ole Summers Member
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    @OleSummers

    I have said (not completely original) that America didnt have a revolution but a war for Independence, fueled by a culture of Liberty and Freedom – which of course breeds individuals with those values. One of the great dangers of our Liberty is that when practiced it brings prosperity for so many. And the rewards of Liberty are confused with its source and those are what many cline to (as well as guns and religion -both important elements of having and keeping Liberty). 

    Greatness is rarely achieved in comfort. The defense of that culture in every walk of life is vital.

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  4. Vance Richards Member
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    @VanceRichards

    Great post. 

    I work for a really small company right now, so none of this type of indoctrination (we just focus on working while at work). Don’t know if I could go back to a large corporation that requires woke compliance. 

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  5. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Wow!  Did you have to fill out any sort of questionnaire and if so, what were some of the questions or was it all an oral presentation? Did you have to sign anything?  This is incredible – I know it’s happening in many forums but I cannot hide my shock each time I read, see or hear about these things.  Thank you for writing about your experience.  It’s important that we keep it at the forefront.

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  6. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    Remember when Trump forbade this in the federal government??

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  7. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    Well, this post came along at an appropriate time for me. The (large) corporation where I work announced a new DEI training course. The course was automatically assigned in our online training website. The company states, “While completion of this course is optional, you are encouraged to take the training and learn (DEI argle-bargle).” 

    Which I take to mean one does not have to take the course, but they’re tracking who doesn’t and will note that for future use during layoffs, etc.

     

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  8. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    In the end,  I grew out of it, and am now your basic, run-of-the-mill heterosexual mother and grandmother.

    Hardly “run-of-the-mill” . . .

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  9. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    When I worked as a Fed, we had to have mandatory “diversity” training every year.  I remember one time, I overheard two black females talking.  One of them said to the other, “I’m tired of these sh*t classes.  I’ve never been unfair to anyone.”  The other lady agreed with her.  That made my day.

    I only remember one instructor who had his head on straight.  He was a young black male, and he asked the class, “Is there diversity in a room filled with old white men?”  Most people shook their heads “no.”  Then he said, “Yes, there is.”  The looks of astonishment were amusing.  He went on the explain that most people think of diversity strictly based on race alone, when in fact there are significanty more factors – religion, marital status, parental status, life experiences, education, etc.  Unfortunately, that was only one class out of the twenty-nine I took over the course of my Federal career . . .

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  10. Red Herring Coolidge
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    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Well, this post came along at an appropriate time for me. The (large) corporation where I work announced a new DEI training course. The course was automatically assigned in our online training website. The company states, “While completion of this course is optional, you are encouraged to take the training and learn (DEI argle-bargle).”

    Which I take to mean one does not have to take the course, but they’re tracking who doesn’t and will note that for future use during layoffs, etc.

     

    Take the course, take notes, then expose it publicly.

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  11. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    @danok1

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Well, this post came along at an appropriate time for me. The (large) corporation where I work announced a new DEI training course. The course was automatically assigned in our online training website. The company states, “While completion of this course is optional, you are encouraged to take the training and learn (DEI argle-bargle).”

    Which I take to mean one does not have to take the course, but they’re tracking who doesn’t and will note that for future use during layoffs, etc.

     

    Take the course, take notes, then expose it publicly.

    First of all, lower your voice!

    (That’s my plan. Shhh!)

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  12. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    @danok1

    Stad (View Comment):

    When I worked as a Fed, we had to have mandatory “diversity” training every year. I remember one time, I overheard two black females talking. One of them said to the other, “I’m tired of these sh*t classes. I’ve never been unfair to anyone.” The other lady agreed with her. That made my day.

    I only remember one instructor who had his head on straight. He was a young black male, and he asked the class, “Is there diversity in a room filled with old white men?” Most people shook their heads “no.” Then he said, “Yes, there is.” The looks of astonishment were amusing. He went on the explain that most people think of diversity strictly based on race alone, when in fact there are significanty more factors – religion, marital status, parental status, life experiences, education, etc. Unfortunately, that was only one class out of the twenty-nine I took over the course of my Federal career . . .

    I have a feeling that today’s “DEI” courses aren’t quite like the ones you had to take, Stad.

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  13. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Great post.

    I work for a really small company right now, so none of this type of indoctrination (we just focus on working while at work). Don’t know if I could go back to a large corporation that requires woke compliance.

    If I have to do much more of this I will end up looking for a small company that doesn’t have mandatory compliance trainings. 

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  14. Bishop Wash Member
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    Red Herring (View Comment):

    Remember when Trump forbade this in the federal government??

    What a blessing that was. Some training we were supposed to take a month after that edict came through was postponed while the trainers made sure it complied with Trump’s order. Two months after the basement dummy was installed I was in a room hearing how bad Whitey is. It actually wasn’t that bad because the instructor didn’t fully stick to the script.

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  15. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Wow! Did you have to fill out any sort of questionnaire and if so, what were some of the questions or was it all an oral presentation? Did you have to sign anything? This is incredible – I know it’s happening in many forums but I cannot hide my shock each time I read, see or hear about these things. Thank you for writing about your experience. It’s important that we keep it at the forefront.

    I didn’t have to sign anything. It was all oral with a slidshow of things like don’t use he/her pronouns and trans people should use whatever accommodations they feel most comfortable using. 

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  16. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Good luck in fighting Biology Deniers.

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  17. Sandy Member
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    @Sandy

    Did you keep your views to yourself?  If so, might not others in the group also have been hard to read?  Or did you sense they were genuinely enthusiastic, and not out of fear for their reputation?  Also, while I think it’s reasonable to compare the group’s apparent compliance with compliance during the pandemic, the pandemic fear was such that otherwise reasonable people were understandably fooled for awhile, so I think initial compliance was more reasonable.  If these people were happily compliant, I’d call it worse. As for the silent majority, they are speaking at school board meetings, which is where they have a chance.

    In the name of clinging to available life rafts, I find myself ambivalent toward the invasion that is coming through South America, even after listening to Michael Yon, because I cannot imagine the Venezuelan-Pakistani-Bangladeshi-Cuban-Colombian-Nigerian-etc. people coming here submitting to this stuff.  (Don’t listen to Yon, though, if you already in a bad mood.)

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  18. Stad Coolidge
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    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    When I worked as a Fed, we had to have mandatory “diversity” training every year. I remember one time, I overheard two black females talking. One of them said to the other, “I’m tired of these sh*t classes. I’ve never been unfair to anyone.” The other lady agreed with her. That made my day.

    I only remember one instructor who had his head on straight. He was a young black male, and he asked the class, “Is there diversity in a room filled with old white men?” Most people shook their heads “no.” Then he said, “Yes, there is.” The looks of astonishment were amusing. He went on the explain that most people think of diversity strictly based on race alone, when in fact there are significanty more factors – religion, marital status, parental status, life experiences, education, etc. Unfortunately, that was only one class out of the twenty-nine I took over the course of my Federal career . . .

    I have a feeling that today’s “DEI” courses aren’t quite like the ones you had to take, Stad.

    They have to be much worse . . .

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  19. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    GlenEisenhardt: The average person isn’t yearning to be free. They’re wracked with insecurity and a yearning to be accepted.

    Well said.  And as I get older I feel embarrassed I ever believed the “everyone wants to be free” stuff.  Not true.  We are social animals first, and social animals crave acceptance.  And it seems to me social media has magnified that craving very big way for a lot of people.

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  20. Columbo Member
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt: They’re wracked with insecurity and a yearning to be accepted.

    Good line.

    It is WAAAAAY beyond a yearning.  It is an obsession and you are required to not just merely tolerate their behavior, you must cheer and affirm it!

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  21. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    I worked for a very large company that pushed ESG.  Every month  there was another woke training session  – it was a major reason why I left 

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  22. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    When I worked as a Fed, we had to have mandatory “diversity” training every year. I remember one time, I overheard two black females talking. One of them said to the other, “I’m tired of these sh*t classes. I’ve never been unfair to anyone.” The other lady agreed with her. That made my day.

    I only remember one instructor who had his head on straight. He was a young black male, and he asked the class, “Is there diversity in a room filled with old white men?” Most people shook their heads “no.” Then he said, “Yes, there is.” The looks of astonishment were amusing. He went on the explain that most people think of diversity strictly based on race alone, when in fact there are significanty more factors – religion, marital status, parental status, life experiences, education, etc. Unfortunately, that was only one class out of the twenty-nine I took over the course of my Federal career . . .

    That trainer deserves to be in the HR Hall of Fame.  

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  23. EJHill+ Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    How did the “T” take over the “G” and the “L?” Are we going to take all tomboys and slightly effeminate boys and slice up their prepubescent genitals so we can call ourselves tolerant and compassionate?

    After we’ve ruined their bodies so they can never achieve orgasm are we going to feel good about surgically eliminating  gay kids and make them live as the opposite sex?

    Parents who do this either have Munchausen’s by Proxy or just view their kid as some sort of fashion accessory/virtue badge.

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  24. Stina Member
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    @CM

    She gave a presentation on “societal norms.”

    I would really like to know how they would have felt given Christian training in the workplace in the 80s when that was the social norm.

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  25. Bishop Wash Member
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    @BishopWash

    EJHill+ (View Comment):

    How did the “T” take over the “G” and the “L?” Are we going to take all tomboys and slightly effeminate boys and slice up their prepubescent genitals so we can call ourselves tolerant and compassionate?

    After we’ve ruined their bodies so they can never achieve orgasm are we going to feel good about surgically eliminating gay kids and make them live as the opposite sex?

    Parents who do this either have Munchausen’s by Proxy or just view their kid as some sort of fashion accessory/virtue badge.

    I don’t know when the Ts joined the Hs. I think a lot of their clamoring is from the victories the Hs secured. The Ts want their turn. That their goals clash with the goals of the lesbians is where the friction is. The Hs and Ts being together has been an odd coalition. One side says we were born this way and the other says we have to change how we were born. 

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  26. Miffed White Male Member
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    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    So far, I haven’t been required to take part in anything like this. I expect that if I am, and if they do the whole “kids with trucks are boys, kids with dolls are girls” thing, I’ll pipe up.

    Because I was a little girl who liked trucks (well, more guns and pioneer-y stuff, really) and, because it was the 1960s, this wasn’t what girls were “supposed” to like either. So I was full-on gender-dysphoric for a few years there (years, mind! I was persistent!) insisting that I wanted to be a boy, dressing like a boy, asking to be called by a boy’s name.

    If I’d been a little kid in 2022, my parents would have been told that I ought to be “socially transitioned.” The adults in my life would have said “yes, little GrannyDude: Nature made a mistake. You’re actually a boy. How about some nice puberty blockers?”

    Instead, my mother answered my demand to become a boy with the basic, scientific truth: “You’re a girl.” In the end, I grew out of it, and am now your basic, run-of-the-mill heterosexual mother and grandmother.

     

     

    I’ve long said that the trans-gender movement is a complete repudiation of the Feminist theory of society, and I don’t understand why feminists aren’t more outraged about it.  

    Feminism said “boys can like dolls, and girls can like trucks, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”

    Then Trans-genderism came along and said “If you’re a boy who likes dolls, you’re really a girl; and if you’re a girl who likes trucks, you’re really a boy”.  It’s a complete embrace of sexist stereotypes.

    And for any man who says “Well, I just feel like a woman” [or vice versa], I say, “what the [redacted] gives you the unmitigated GALL to think that you have the slightest idea what it feels like to be a woman?!”

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  27. Vance Richards Member
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    @VanceRichards

    When I first had to watch a diversity training video 20+ years ago, it was actually pretty good.  It wasn’t trying convert you to a new fangled religion. It just pointed out that gay people have money. Black people have money. White people have money. Lots of different types of people have money and we want them to give us some so don’t do anything to tick them off. 

    More about treating potential customers with respect than denying biology or anything like that. In other words, corporate training that was designed to help the corporation. Today it is about spreading nonsense just so you can say you did in hopes of keeping the Twitter-bots away.

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  28. Miffed White Male Member
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    @MiffedWhiteMale

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    When I first had to watch a diversity training video 20+ years ago, it was actually pretty good. It wasn’t trying convert you to a new fangled religion. It just pointed out that gay people have money. Black people have money. White people have money. Lots of different types of people have money and we want them to give us some so don’t do anything to tick them off.

    More about treating potential customers with respect than denying biology or anything like that. In other words, corporate training that was designed to help the corporation. Today it is about spreading nonsense just so you can say you did in hopes of keeping the Twitter-bots away.

    The only training we’ve been subjected to along these lines was a year or two back when everyone had to go through “Respectful workplace” training.

    Which was essentially an hour of the HR VP standing in front of the room and going through a slide deck telling everyone not to be a dick.

     

    Edit:  I should add, there was special emphasis on not being a dick towards people based on characteristics that were recognized as “protected” under various Civil Rights laws and rules.

     

    Edit the second:  Grammatically, should that be “…telling everyone not to be…” or “…telling everyone to not be…”?

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  29. Hammer, The (Ryan M) Member
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    @RyanM

    Government work is, by definition, not the free market.  Quite the opposite.

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  30. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    You state:

    “What really stuck out to me was the audience. There were about 40 to 50 of us. Most of them were into this like it was a badge of honor. They were concerned that they weren’t ‘misgendering anyone.’

    This is the new morality. A phony one. But the culture and pressure are so intense you don’t dare question it or even reject it.

    “You know what the sad truth is? There is no silent majority. That room was a statistical sample of the average American. Complaint. Gullible. Susceptible to pressure.”

    This is it in a nutshell. The idea that to be a good American, then the individual should be compliant. The individual must remain  faithful to an idea that even if the individual is opposed to this belief, or that one, or this activity or that, then if the individual was on their own, that would be acceptable.

    But the new thought paradigm is that because ours is to be a cohesive society, then since no one is alone, we now  must always consider the needs of the many above the needs of the few.

    So even if you do not think gender fluency has science behind it, or even if some “science” is presented for it, you remain convinced how it is immoral to force hormone blockers on 8 year olds w/o their parents’ knowledge, well,  obviously you  then are not a person who cares about others. Now that this is so, you may well lose your job without any recourse, & be shunned by your community.

    This week, with Ron DeSantis flying the illegal immigrants to the sweet expansive shores of Martha’s Vineyard, he may already be implicated with an indictment for, of all things, sex trafficking. Also apparently laws do exist allowing for the legal prosecution of any adult who brings migrant workers across state lines. (Never mind that the Dems have been busing and flying immigrants hither and yon for the past 10 months at least.)

    The immigration issue has been the 1st issue that popped up way back in Spring 2017 – that no crying baby with its mom at the border must ever be left out of the USA. I am betting most  in that diversity training program who sat with you had already been converted to the idea of “the needs of the many outweigh  the needs of the  few.”

    Hopefully many will soon discover how dangerous an idea this is if it is remains the main preoccupation for every policy & every action our society holds for our future. (I am not holding my breath about clarity of thought arising.) Parents must realize the dangers of this overwhelming new meme even when it causes harm to their own children via hormone blockers or bullies 3 times their child’s side beating them up at school, and getting away with it. (“Your child has a privileged background, while the youngsters who harmed your child are people of color.”

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