BY ALLEN WEST
I know that normally today is reserved as “Stuck on Stupid Saturday.” But today, I want us to become aware, and concerned, about the progressive socialist left’s campaign to indoctrinate our children to their disconcerting sexual ideological agenda. There comes a time when we must — as parents and mature Americans — say enough, no more.
We have shared with y’all on this website the story about the “sex education” curriculum that the Austin (Texas) Independent School District voted, 5-0, to instruct to 3rd-8th graders. There is only one word to describe the curriculum: pornographic. The left is pushing for sex-change procedures, chemical sterilization, at the earliest possible ages. We shared with you the story of 7-year old James Younger from here in Coppell, Texas, whose mother wanted to begin his gender “transition” therapy. I call that an example of child abuse. Thankfully, she just lost again in court.
We’ve all heard about the “drag queen story hour” at the local library. And, yes, there is even a move afoot to normalize pedophilia. The fact that an organization called NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association) even exists is sickening enough.
But, just when you think you have seen or heard it all, the left gives you a new surprise.
As reported by LifeSiteNews:
“Bert and Ernie may not be a same-sex couple, but the long-running children’s franchise Sesame Street is about to get an infusion of LGBT “vibes” with an upcoming guest appearance by actor and LGBT activist Billy Porter. Porter, best known as Pray Tell in the FX’s LGBT ballroom drama Pose and for wearing extravagant dresses, will appear during the 51st season of the beloved children’s show, according to Sesame Street’s official Facebook page.
“Billy Porter bringing those fierce vibes to Sesame Street,” the post declares, accompanied by photos of Porter on the classic set, wearing a tuxedo gown.
Comments on the post were largely positive, though some readers expressed concern. “That is pushing [too] much at little children, it makes no sense, kids have [too] much on their little plates as it is,” one said. “Why add more?”
“Sesame Street is for children. And diversity should be taught at a child appropriate level. A man in a dress is not child appropriate, in fact, it can be confusing,” another argued. “While striving to teach to ‘be yourself’ you’re teaching boys who are masculine that it’s not ok for them to be masculine.” “As though our children are not confused enough. What is your agenda?” another asked. “Unbelievable. So disappointing.”
This isn’t the first time Sesame Street has promoted LGBT themes. In 2017, it tweeted a “rainbow” of multicolored Muppets for Pride Month with the declaration, “Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors.” Later that year, its song “Anyone Can Play” purported to smash gender norms for children’s toys and costumes, including the lyrics “some boys like to play dolls” while the male character Grover is seen in a purple dress. “
I can already hear the radical LGBTQ types going into an unhinged, apoplectic rage. I don’t care.
No one cares about the sexual behaviors adults choose for themselves, as long as it is consensual. If your “pursuit of happiness” is being involved in a same-sex relationship, fine by me. What I, and many others are finding repulsive, is an all-out effort to force others to accept a chosen sexual behavior for which they do not agree. What is even more disturbing is that this ideological agenda item of the progressive socialist left is being forced upon our children and grandchildren.
Sadly, the left in America cares little about educating our children and preparing them for the 21st century. What the left prefers is to indoctrinate our children into the acceptance of their prescribed religion . . . their ideological agenda. When you speak out, the retort from the left is always, “you’re intolerant,” “you’re a bigot,” or “you’re a ________phobe.”
In essence what we are being told, if you disagree with the leftist agenda, is shut up, and take it. That, ladies and gents, is the purest definition of fascism. And, it only goes one way: the way of the progressive socialist left.
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Our kids should be taught how to think, not what to think. Our kids should be taught the critical skills of math, science, reading, and reasoning, and using their minds. Instead, what is happening is a bombardment of propaganda in order to shape the beliefs, principles, and values of our children, basically usurping the rights of parents.
Is there any wonder why school choice — true educational freedom such as charter schools, private schooling, homeschooling — has become so popular, and, of course, despised by the left? Educational freedom takes control of these little ones away from the progressive socialist left.
Never forget that the first place you will find the mentioning of state control education as a policy is in the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. So, do not be surprised that Sesame Street is shown on the government-controlled Public Broadcasting System (PBS) that has become a platform for espousing the ideals of progressive socialism . . . Marxism.
Now our taxpayer dollars will be paying for a cross-dressing LGBTQ activist to engage with our children. In the end, who is really “Stuck on Stupid” in this case? The left for doing what they have always done . . . or us for allowing them to do it?
Editor’s Note: This column previously appeared at The Old School Patriot. Used with the permission of the author.
Lt. Col. Allen B. West is the former U.S. Congressman representing Florida’s 22nd District, a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals (1 with Valor device), and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which will secure a sound economic future for Americans. LTC West is running for Chair of the Republican Party of Texas.