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I used to go every year to watch what was then called the “gay pride parade” in NYC. Late 80s-90s. There were protesters who were boxed off saying the rosary near St. Pat’s. People heckled them but no worse than that.

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Evolution has failed. The goal is to turn and mutilate kids to maximize available sexual partners. When the kids are used up, they will be discarded.

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Ah Rod - I fully respect your views on Trangenderism but... why so angry? This woman, and brave she was, knew exactly what was likely to happen in that volatile environment. Great for protesting. She also knows what consequences are for walking through this crowded area. We can applaud her but why so angry or surprised? These were natural consequences that she was probably ready for.

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Jun 26, 2023·edited Jun 26, 2023

"Conscience and freedom are inalienable companions. One is because of the other. If it is'nt we're not going to be a success as a nation. We're not going to have an architecture, we're not going to have anything. We'll crawl, we'll go back to the slime." Frank Lloyd Wright 1954

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K.Yang is lucky not to have been seriously hurt.

Hats off for bravery but putting herself in that position was pretty reckless.

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You keep complaining that there's not much reaction to the extremists going after children (and being increasingly open about it), but I wonder how much the average person actually knows about all this. I'd be very surprised to see major media reporting on the kind of facts with which you regularly engage here, and a very great part of our elite population still relies on the MSM for its facts.

I say this because I had an experience as the pandemic was winding down that showed to me just how powerful media capture can be. I returned to Canada for the first time since before the pandemic, on a trip that took me to a couple provinces. By the time the trip was over, something was bothering me, though it took a couple weeks to put my finger on it: nobody seemed to have any conception that there could be anything negative in gender ideology. For them it was just a question of how open and tolerant you are; a dissenter like JBP is clearly on that account somewhat disreputable. Men in women's prisons? Men in women's rape shelters? Women getting physically intimidated or physically attacked for the crime of speaking in public? Children getting sterilised or having body parts chopped off? (etc.) These issues did not exist at all for almost everyone I encountered on that trip, as far as I can tell. My sense is that educated, well-informed Canadians simply DO NOT KNOW. And why should they? If the MSM mentions any of the stuff I just listed (which they are very much not inclined to do), they'll put it on page C11 and frame it in a way that makes it seem like a minor matter compared to a much needed advance of progress. Total institutional capture is an extraordinarily powerful thing, so long as people still trust the institutions.

For a view of the state of the discourse in Canada, I recommend the following piece by a journalist who has been writing for decades in the Globe and Mail (Canada's NYT), and can thus be considered to be at the top of his profession: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-the-far-rights-persecution-of-the-trans-community-risks-all-the-gains/ (Both the facts that do and don't get mentioned as well as their framing are worthy of note.) If this was your source of information, how would you feel about the issue?

Something similar could be going on in the US for people who are not particularly right wing, and that would go a long way to explaining why there's a muted reaction to the extremists coming for the kids.

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"Hey, even the Military-Industrial Complex has been queered"

And you know WHY all the companies and institutions have been queered, don't you? It's not by accident. It's not because they have been persuaded of anything or even that they want to 'be kind'.

It's because all the companies and institutions have been roped into a social credit system called ESG and DEI. If the companies don't get the woke points then they don't get the investment.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmcgowan/2023/06/05/conservative-outrage-over-esg-and-dei-fueled-by-2017-blackrock-ceo-video/?sh=6a6eec47783d

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The tyrants need the appearance that everyone agrees with them, because they have nothing else. Because they have nothing else, this appearance must be brutally enforced; dissent cannot be tolerated. Those who stand up against it know this well; they know the costs, and they stand up and do it anyway. This is courage.

In Germany under the Third Reich, there were plenty of people who were opposed to Hitler in theory, but figured that the cost of standing up was too great. They derided those who dared to do anything as reckless and as fools. I think this is the main reason that I've been so interested in the White Rose, and particularly Alexander Schmorell for so many years, because even twenty years ago it was pretty obvious that if nothing significant changed, this is where we would be. "Political correctness" was still lauded in the 1990s as being a way to be "non-offensive", but it didn't take long at all for it to become a weapon. Who knew we'd go from erasing "he" and "him" as the indefinite personal pronoun, that in twenty-five years we'd be trying to erase the concepts of "male" and "female"!

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I was at a Catholic silent retreat this past weekend. During the Q and A, the priest said at this point, the only answer is prayer and sacrifice. Referencing the sacrilegious Sister of Perpetual Indulgence at Dodgers' Stadium, he said the Dodgers received a lot of push-back from many Catholic apostolates and parishioners. The Dodgers were made aware of the SPIs depravity but the Dodgers honored them anyway. We can't fight that with activism, this is a spiritual war.

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Re: When people tell you who they are, believe them.

You may want to rethink that since it leads to the question, If a MTF person Says "I'm a woman" we should believe that?

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I think journalism on the whole has become very devisive and I see this is some of the posts. This is not to diminish you, Rod. I believe you are a very talented writer and i can only dream of being as good. I think my opinions are just 'my opinions' but worthy of expressing, nonetheless. I'm trying desperately to see what God sees. I wonder if, apart from anger, he is sad about all the mess.

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The reason for the lack of courage from parents is to a large degree related to money. If every corporation is on board with this and if "the internet is forever" then putting your neck out too far can lead to total financial ruin. The people who must be stepping up are the boomers. With enough of them leading them dissenters among Gen X and millennials who are working can be safer. That's the reality here. Billboard Chris gave up his career. His job is now anti trans activism and occasionally shaking the can on Twitter (I have chipped in). We seriously need pissed off grandparents out in full force. One problem is that Fox News, their main source of news, sanitizes this stuff as their leaders are all in favor of it.

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Jun 26, 2023·edited Jun 26, 2023

"Then they came for the children and I did not speak out, for I am not a child"

They've been fanatical about killing babies for longer than I've been alive. Social media and ESG are merely accelerating trends. My kids are in a parochial school. I've become active at the church that hosts it and am even in a reading group that includes the husband of the school's principal. I have been sharing news with them and did get them to add a statement on sex/gender to their statement of faith sooner than they otherwise would have. I call into local radio shows and talk about transgenderism with whoever will listen, including woke librarians, but I'm careful to not stick the neck out too far. My woke employer might fire me if they find out that I'm anti trans. I'm doing more than most and I'm not doing enough. I'm serious in my other comment there. The boomers need to rise up.

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Rod Dreher, I do take the political and cultural power of the homosexuals seriously. My wife and I moved our family to the rural mountains where the homosexuals have no power. We homeschooled our children so they wouldn't be indoctrinated by the Left. I don't participate in the vulgar popular culture. We have one television for the use of approved DVDs. I have no homosexual or Leftist friends. I vote for the only party that puts up any political resistance. There's little else for me to do short of violence and violence is self-defeating.

Conservatives should write off the cities of America. New York, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and so on. All are cesspools of degeneracy. The political power of these cities is a combine of blacks, homosexuals, Hispanics, affluent white leftists, government workers and Jews. That isn't going to change and bizarre episodes like you portray in your post card are an important part of modern urban America. To steal from the poster Jon, these bizarre episodes are caused by a bored people.

One of my best friends at church is 86 and was born and raised in the Bushwick neighborhood of north Brooklyn. All of his neighbors were either Italian or Jewish. He was Italian and Sunday supper was a mandatory event that took the whole afternoon. He married a Jewish woman. But over the years almost all the Italians and Jews left Bushwick and the dominant population today is Puerto Rican and Dominican, both of which vote 95 % Democratic because of the alms they receive from the Democrats. The New York of Vincent Impellitteri is as dead as Jackie Gleason, the Shangrilas, Mario Biaggi and Robert Moses. You can't bring back the dead.

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