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I struggled with finding a title for this post. Should it be “Why Do People Insist on Making Stuff Up?” or “You Need An Enemy So Badly That We Have To See What Isn’t There?” or “Persistent ‘Projection’ Is A Mental Illness.” None of them seem to capture this.
George Lopez is a talented (or maybe was a talented) comedian. I used to enjoy him some decades back with his family sitcom. I haven’t attended or watched his standup. It wouldn’t be surprising if it was a little rougher. But that’s okay. It’s the politics that gets to me. He wants, literally wants, to abuse the people who made him. He wrongly thinks it’s the Hollywood types who made him. They didn’t. They would not have touched him if the average American didn’t want his comedy. That’s a truth that so many in Hollywood miss.
Maybe they don’t care. They are sitting on enough bank that if the stream dries up, they’ve still got the lake. But that lake is really starting to smell and the fish are dying.
It’s one thing to push for labor unions, shorter work hours, better pay — all the things that seemed to be the focus of politics in the country. It is another saying you are my enemy if you are an enemy of drag.
This statement is so wrong in so many ways. First, the issue isn’t suppressing drag shows for adults. If men want to dress up as women and perform raunchy humor for other adult men and women in a bar where children are not allowed, fine. Not my thing, but you can knock yourself out. The issue is sexualizing children. I hope George is against child rape and child pornography. If he is, he should understand. They should all understand. That they don’t is extremely frightening.
Second, the people who want children to be “entertained” by drag shows want children to be gender confused. For a few children, maybe, they won’t become confused because they already are, but for most children it will create new confusion. Why would you want to create new confusion?! Why take something simple in childhood and make it complicated, confusing, and a source of unhappiness?
Third, confused children are being given a “solution” — puberty blockers (while they sort out their “confusion”) and “body modification.” Of course “body modification” makes sure that you never function with your original biology and may have long-term adverse health effects.
So, George, I am your enemy if you don’t want me to be against children being chopped up, confused, and unhappy. Well, OK then.Published in