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Oh, great. Now people are “microdosing” hormones to be “nonbinary”

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We’ve known for several years now that patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria have been receiving hormone therapy to force their bodies to look and behave more like the gender they “identify” as. But now, as reported at NBC News this week, doctors are going one step further. People who don’t identify as either gender are taking opposite gender hormones in smaller doses (“microdosing”) to shift their appearance only part way, making them appear more androgynous. These patients – assuming that word even applies here – are commonly referred to as “nonbinary” individuals.

Marisa Rivas never felt comfortable living as a woman, but doesn’t identify as a man either.

Last year, Rivas, 30, a college admissions coordinator in Los Angeles, had a mastectomy. This year, Rivas started using gender-neutral “they” and “them” pronouns.

Then, at the end of June, Rivas went to the Los Angeles LGBT Center in West Hollywood to talk to a doctor about going on “low-dose” testosterone, known colloquially as “microdosing.” Rivas hopes to achieve a sharper jawline and a more androgynous physique without overtly masculine features like facial hair. The goal is an appearance that is not clearly male or female.

“I still want to be somewhere in the middle,” Rivas said.

This is yet another sign that the medical profession in the United States (and other countries as well) has drunk deeply of the Koolaid and begun abandoning established medical practices in favor of appearing sufficiently woke. Perhaps this all started with the advent of cosmetic surgery, but this goes much deeper. The underlying principle in all of medicine is supposed to be, primum non nocere… first do no harm.

In the case of the patient being featured in that NBC News report, precisely what ailment is she suffering from. (She prefers “they” but that’s just bad English. Sorry, not sorry.) She admits she doesn’t “identify” as a man, but doesn’t want to be a woman either. So she’s not suffering from gender dysphoria. So what is she being treated for and why did a doctor decide to start dosing her up with testosterone?

The bigger question to ask is whether or not such hormone treatments are safe and if any risks involved are justified by the “condition” the physician is working to address. There is plenty of research material available about the long term risks and benefits associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy. And most studies, such as this one from the Mayo Clinic, acknowledge that the long-term risks are real, but can be justified provided the patient is regularly monitored. And that’s just for treatments replacing hormones that were supposed to be naturally showing up in your body.

When it comes to cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) for transgender patients, every study I’ve looked at thus far, such as this one, admits that “less is known about the long-term use of cross-sex HT.”

The same body of research simply isn’t available for long-term treatments of this type, where the hormones being injected were never supposed to appear at those levels naturally. One thing they have been able to determine is that long-term CSHT has been shown to increase risks of adverse cardiovascular events. And yet we have doctors prescribing this therapy for people who simply “don’t want to look like either gender.” Even worse, some doctors are pumping these hormonal cocktails into children.

How much of this madness are we supposed to sit by and watch? This is dubious medical science being deployed in the name of social justice rather than sound practices.

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New Video Allegedly Reveals Planned Parenthood Instructing Teachers on How to Help Kids Hide Abortions From Their Parents

 

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Video footage from June 26th allegedly reveals the ACLU guiding teachers in the ways of new-wave sex ed and gender theory in conjunction with California public schools and Planned Parenthood. Also depicted — according to source Our Watch — is ACLU attorney Ruth Dawson counseling the molders of skulls full of mush on how to help kids get abortions without parents finding out.

Surely this is just what the founders of public education had in mind.

The instructional is part of a larger video by Our Watch documenting the explicit and indoctrinating sex ed being tossed at California’s youth.

John Andrews, whose a parent in the Murrieta School District, described some of that material:

“They talk about mutual masturbation. They discuss gender roles, the gender spectrum, and in the support materials … they take it even further. They discuss everything, topics like roleplaying for different genders, blood play, dental dams … fisting is mentioned. I mean, they mention it all. If I were to show that material to a child, I would be brought up on charges. But somehow our public schools are allowed to teach this to junior high and high school kids.”

During the meeting with educators, the woman identified by Our Watch as Ruth goes into detail about hiding student’s abortions from parents, calling the evasion to questions from moms and dads “more of an art than a science.” She coaches the teachers in the ways of avoidance.

As for a person’s sex, she offers this:

“So we have gender identity, which is a spectrum. Somebody can feel like they are a male, a man, a boy, or also other genders. The important thing to know here is that gender is a social construct.”

Our Watch released the video as part of its battle against socially-left propaganda in public schools.

As reported by The Daily Caller:

[Our Watch President Tim Thompson] says in the video that Planned Parenthood and the ACLU collaborated on both AB329 in 2016 and the Health Education Framework in May. AB329 requires school districts to ensure students take sex-ed and encourages students to push back on sexual topics with their parents – topics explored in the kindergarten through twelfth grade sex education curricula implemented in California schools.

“We don’t want our children exposed to some of these things they are showing, these pornographic, sexually explicit material. It has no place in the classroom. It’s not right, and it won’t be tolerated,” Thompson says.

The video is half an hour long. I could go into explicit detail here regarding some of the more salacious sexual content, but I’d rather not.

But it’s certainly worth a watch.

Please find the video here. Comments by (purportedly) ACLU attorney Ruth Dawson can be found at the 21:00 mark.

Particularly if you watch the video, I much appreciate your thoughts in the Comments section.

I just can’t understand why any of this is finding its way into our schools. In my view, school should be strictly limited to the teaching of academics. There should be no social engineering involved, be it Left or Right.

It seems to me that the entire notion of “education” is taking on a powerfully disturbing “re-education camp” kind of meaning, as children are being stolen from parents in the way of influence that is rightfully reserved for individual families.

If you can, watch the video. I look forward to hearing from you.

-ALEX

 

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Oreos: Not just a cookie anymore, now a political statement

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Just when you thought it was safe to dunk a delicious cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie into an ice cold glass of milk, it happens. Your favorite guilty pleasure has gone political. Why, Nabisco, why?

Oreos, the best-selling cookie in the United States, is baking up a special edition of the tasty treats in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The purpose of the limited joint venture is to indoctrinate school children on the use of pronouns as they relate to the LGBTQ community.

Share your pronouns with #Pride! The “pronoun packs” will be given to the teachers free of charge. Nabisco and the other parent companies of Oreos, Cadbury, and Mondelez International, have made a political decision to link arms with the NCTE and indoctrinate America’s schoolchildren into the transgender movement. You will be made to think that sexuality is fluid and gender is not limited to male and female even if it requires your children to be used as pawns. The party of science is willing to deny the existence of biological certainties, like chromosomes, in order to appease the politically woke.

As Joy Pullman points out in her piece at The Federalist the NCTE is a “massive organization” with influence over millions of teachers. They are far left political activists.

NCTE is the National Council of Teachers of English. While it sounds benign, this massive organization that affects millions of teachers all over the country—and helped write Common Core—has been politically far leftist for decades. For example, the organization came out against allowing trained teachers to defend themselves from active shooters using licensed guns. Its influence on actual English curriculum has been to degrade instruction with politicization and gobbledygook, according to the most rigorous research. Yet still they keep being treated as credible, just like all the other corrupt education institutions in this country.

You won’t find this rainbow Oreo on your grocer’s shelf. They are only being given away at a large LGBT celebration festival. Nabisco gets all the publicity from a one-time event without any of the standard outrages from consumers unwilling to allow companies to shove a political agenda down their throats, at least not without a fight. It is quite a sneaky sop to our social justice warrior betters. I don’t care which pronoun an adult uses, to be honest, it can be he, she, or (Cousin) It, but I do object when children are used for what amounts to political propaganda, especially at the hands of America’s school teachers. Especially in the case of the youngest students, leave the kids alone.

Besides pandering to the LGBTQ social engineers, Mondelez International is buying up solar power – enough to “produce 10 billion Oreo cookies” a year. How about a little global warming mantra with your cookies?

By agreeing to buy power from an under-construction Texas solar farm, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers expects to slash 80,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — or roughly 5% of the company’s 2013 global manufacturing emissions.

The renewable energy purchase reflects Mondelez’s desire to protect its agriculture supply chain from the threat of climate change, the company told CNN Business.

Mondelez International is a part of the “green the grid” movement, along with Facebook, General Motors, Adobe, and Bloomberg to name other big companies.

Those power purchase agreements help pave the way for new renewable energy projects like the Roadrunner solar farm getting built by Enel Green Power North America in Texas, which is where Mondelez is buying solar power.

“Renewables are becoming increasingly price competitive. We’re seeking to support that by scaling up,” Horrell said.

Mondelez estimates the renewable energy purchased is enough to produce more than 50% of all Oreo cookies consumed in the United States annually, or roughly 10 billion cookies.

“The more renewable energy that is produced, the more that fossil fuels are crowded out. These deals work in that direction,” Georgios Papadimitriou, head of Enel Green Power North America, told CNN Business.

I don’t have a problem with companies looking to use renewable energy but who is going to tell them that fossil fuels make the solar industry possible?

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The Dangers of “Dragging” Children

Lately we’ve seen a spate of “drag kids” being paraded around the internet and praised as a “brave” new generation that will lead us all into an era of utopian love and acceptance.

From “Desmond is Amazing” to 9-year-old Austin aka Kween KeeKee, the term “drag kid” is slowly being introduced to mainstream society as not only a legitimate job title but a perfectly acceptable industry for children.

The current desperation on the progressive left to be seen as the ultimate in “open-mindedness” has gone from being annoying and sometimes entertaining to being downright dangerous.

I love a good drag queen show as much as the next person. Whatever your opinion on the cultural aspects of it, drag is a legitimate performance art and the people who make a living at it are masters of their craft. It takes a shocking amount of preparation and practice to be good at it. As an artist myself I appreciate the commitment and the creativity. But as a parent there are some art forms I would never let my child engage in for the simple reason that some things are for adults and those things should never include children.

That is the problem many Americans are having with this bizarre push to normalize alternative, adult sexual expressions across the spectrum of our society. It turns the hierarchy of human nature on its head and labels it “courageous”. Most thoughtful adults are repulsed at the idea of a child being dressed up to impersonate an adult for the entertainment of other adults. It feels inherently wrong whether or not it is purposefully sexualized. Yet we continue to be asked to squash our natural responses and clap and nod.

The nose knows. Reasonable adults understand that a young boy being encouraged to wear a toxic amount of makeup, short dresses and high heels and mimic the inherent sexuality of women is creepy and completely inappropriate.

Because that is exactly what they’re doing. Despite the arguments that this is just an open-minded expression of creative gender identity, the fact is what these children are being encouraged to do is mimic female sexuality. That is what “drag” is all about. There is a sensuality to drag performances that rests on the idea that women have a very particular nuance to their sexuality. Even in performances that are not overtly sexual, these male performers are actually celebrating female sensuality. Desmond’s mother says the art form is something different for kids and it isn’t adult in nature.

It’s biological. The natural sway of a woman’s hips, the tilt of her head, the curve of her chest…these are all both just how we are and also designed to biologically trigger an attraction on the part of men. Even the makeup  we wear (even though most of us don’t realize this) is designed elicit a biological response in men. If you don’t know why lipstick is traditionally some form of red or pink, look it up. Or you might even guess based on the subject of this column. Regardless, there are reasons these accessories are considered adult in nature. They are.

Watch these young boys as they perform. They are imitating female sensuality, just like their adult counterparts. Furthermore, they are “performing” in clubs that are reserved for overtly sexual performances, sometimes in the same show. The are “performing” in gay pride events where their fellow performers are blatantly and brazenly highlighting and celebrating certain sexual acts and sexuality. Again, fine for consenting adults. As soon as a child is thrust into the position of putting on the garb of adult females for the pleasure of adults it crosses the line.

It’s hard to imagine this is even a conversation we have to have at all. This should absolutely be a no-brainer. This is and always has been the scourge of extreme left-wing ideology. Its adherents are so committed to toppling “traditional” human impulses and societal constructs that they are willing to even sacrifice the innocence of children at the altar of “Being Right”. Such an altar will only ever require larger and larger sacrifices.

Don’t tell me that gender is a societal construct and then in the same breath tell me your little boy was born “gender queer”. Don’t tell me that gender is fluid and basically meaningless and then have your grade school boy wear pounds and pounds of makeup and high heels as an imitation of his stereotypical view of the female form. Why do we suddenly throw out gender stereotypes when it is a boy dressing up like a girl?

I’m curious to know what these parents think of the child beauty pageant circuit and how it exploits little girls to dress and act like adult women in order to garner attention. If someone asked my 11-year-old daughter to put on as much makeup as Dolly Parton, a shiny minidress and some heels and prance around on stage thrusting her hips out and sashaying back and forth as grown men shout and holler about how “fabulous” she looks, I’d punch that person right in their babymaker.

Why we apply a different standard for little boys is beyond comprehension; but perhaps those parents do know that what they are doing and allowing for their boys is completely unnatural and could have some gruesome consequences. Perhaps in order to make it okay in their heads they have to make US the bigots and ignore the logic.

At some point we must be braver than the social media mobs. At some point responsible adults have to stand up and point out that this isn’t simply a matter of tolerance or “gay pride” or “trans pride” or however it’s being marketed. At some point better minds must stand against the tides of chaos and demand the line be drawn at dragging children into the very adult celebration of sexuality/sensuality.

Do whatever you want to do. Leave the children out of it.

Your children are not social experiments. If they want to dress up let them do it at home where they are safe and not made vulnerable to the multitude of perverts – straight and gay – who frequent the adult entertainment scene.

As my beloved father-in-law says, it’s great to be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out all over the floor.

Clean up on aisle four!

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In Solidarity with Transgender People (& Credit Card Thieves?), Mastercard No Longer Requires a Legal Name or Proof of Identity

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Great news: Have you longed for your credit card to say “Howdy Doody?” Have you ached to see “Turd Ferguson” in raised plastic?

You’re in luck, thanks to Mastercard’s new name policy.

In a show of support for people who identify as other people, the company now allows you to use a card displaying your “true name” as opposed to your “dead name.”

In doing so, Mastercard believes it will “ease a major pain point.” In fact, the iconic brand claims 32% of those who’ve whipped out a card sportin’ a name in conflict with their gender identity have reported a negative experience.

Why don’t those in pain just change their name? Otherwise, they’re going to keep running into problems. After all — their license, which is often used to verify the card isn’t stolen, will still show their “dead name.”

Has MC thought this through?

In promotion of the woke new style, here’s a video:



As for using cards with a legal name, one alternate-lifestyle customer shared, “It puts me in a place where I feel like I’m in danger.”

That quote reminds me of a college chant during a Ben Shapiro speech. A sizable group of twenty-somethings was YearnShouting, “Safety! Safety! Safety!”

The whole name issue aside, we have a real problem, it seems to me. And that problem is a generation among which far too many seem to have the strength and sense of power of a pile of seaweed.

We’ve got a very weak future ahead of us.

And Howdy Doody has a future in purchasing expensive items via Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble’s favorite method: “Chaaarge IT!”

Those words may also be bellowed by a thief holding your card. Remember my question about your license showing a different name? Have no (or lots of) fear:

“Merchants cannot require ID if [a Mastercard] is signed. However, if the credit card is not signed, the merchant can ask you to show a government-issued ID and sign your credit card on the spot.”

What happened to the last 20 years or so’s outrage over identity theft?

Theft, schmeft — Mastercard’s got new priorities:

“We are allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, which means if we see a need or if this community is not being served in the most inclusive way, we want to be a force for change to help address and alleviate unnecessary pain points.”

So says Randall Tucker, the company’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

The Big M’s even put up a sign in NYC honoring various sexual identities:

Personally, if I was a man identifying as a woman or a woman identifying as a man, the most important thing about my credit card would be the fact that no one else could use it.

For any of you concerned that Mastercard’s gone off the deep end in its radical coddling of customers, don’t worry: Like all creditors, it’ll still be siphoning the suckers to the tune of massive amounts of monthly interest. Howdy Doody’s gonna get fleeced.

#DaveRamsey

-ALEX

 

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Parents Fight Virginia School District’s Transgender Policy That Takes Away Their Right to Know Their Own Children’s Identity

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There’s a fight going on in Arlington, Virginia.

The city’s public school system is set to enact a transgender policy that ain’t gettin’ it with a bunch of parents. The policy would allow all students to choose their gender, and the school to keep the children’s identities hidden from their parents.

From the official policy statement as reported by APC:

Information about a students’ transgender or gender non-conforming status, legal name, or gender assigned at birth constitutes confidential personally identifiable and medical information. Disclosing this information to other students or parents or other third parties by an Arlington Public Schools staff member may violate privacy laws, such as the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as constitutional privacy protections. School staff shall not disclose any information that may reveal a student’s transgender or gender non-conforming status to others, including parents or guardians and other school staff, unless legally required to do so or unless the student has authorized such disclosure.

It should go without saying: Outside of cases involving what the populace can agree is abuse, any law or policy that allows the government to take precedence over parental rights is really, really messed up.

But wait — there’s more:

According to the proposed cool new way, Arlington students would be able to use whatever bathroom they want, whichever locker room, be able to compete athletically against whatever sex they prefer, and receive the pronouns of their choice in the way they’re addressed.

I must say: Remove the sex component of this — which would give guys access the girls’ locker rooms — and take away the parental rights issue, and you’ve still got yourself a big Whopper of a problem. One of the lessons children and teens need to learn is that, unlike at Burger King, you don’t get it your way (check out the fantastic song in the video below). What in the Sam Hill kind of coddling and accommodation is this?

Parent Maria Keffler got wind of the policy from a friend who came upon it on the district’s website in February. The pair showed up at the school board meeting and were shocked by what they discovered: Representatives from a local transgender activist group were dishing their wishlist to administrators, district officials, and attending students.

Speaking to The Daily Caller, Maria said there was a bit of the ol’ “mum’s the word” going on at the assembly:

“A lot of it revolved around keeping stuff secret from parents.”

Though disallowed from speaking that night, the two women spread the word on the school’s plan. A group of 5 got together in March and formed the Arlington Parent Coalition, complete with a website. They went to board meetings and demanded more info.

And, says Maria, the district lied to ’em.

From TDC:

They were surprised to learn through a freedom of information request that the school had been meeting with activists from the group, the Arlington Gender Identity Alliance, since September of last year.

When five of them met with two administrators in early April and asked about the policy, the administrators said they were just discussing the policy and had not yet written any drafts. A few days later, Keffler obtained two drafts of the policy through a freedom of information request. “They just blatantly lied to us about it,” she said.

The district intends to implement the policy in 2020. It’s set to be approved on June 18th. Parents had ’til May 28th to read the final draft and submit comments online.

Mary Hazzard of the APC told The Daily Caller the whole process was a bunch o’ bull:

“The way they presented it to the public just demonstrates that this was a process that was at the service of a special interest group, not the public. Where was the public engagement?” she added. “No effort, is what this timeline suggests to me.”

Over 170 people have signed a petition to delay the policy.

But according to Maria, many are afraid to speak out:

“Suppression of debate is all over this. Every time we say anything with concern or caution about this policy, and again we’re just focusing on parental rights and girls protections, immediately it’s ‘homophobe, transphobe, hater, bigot.’ And sometimes religious zealot gets thrown in there.”

Apropos, BlueVirginia.us ran their May 12th piece on the story with the headline “Transphobic Arlington Parents Group Sends Letter to Arlington Public School Staff.”

This isn’t Arlington’s first transgender rodeo; see more here.

The specifics of transgenderism aside, I just can’t believe this sort of thing — social, sexual, and cultural ideology — is a part of school. In my view, school should only be about foundational academic subjects.

I miss the days when everyone was just told to shut up and sit down. Now, it seems, schools only say that to the parents.

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Transgender stories are certainly all the rage these days. Hankerin’ for more? Here ya go:

Transgender TV Star: ‘If A Woman Has A Penis, Her Penis Is A Biologically Female Penis’

In The Name Of Transgenderism, Man Sues Women’s Team For Discrimination And Wins

Lesbian Couple Identifying As Straight Couple Prepares To Transition 5-Yr-Old Son Into A Daughter

Straight Texas Couple Identifying As Gay Male Couple Conceive A Baby Boy, But They’ll Never Do It Again

Pediatrician To Laura Ingraham: Transgender Therapy For Children Is Based On ‘Poor Science,’ & Kids Are ‘Very Much Being Harmed’

-ALEX

 

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Is Canada Headed For a Trump-Style Political Shift?

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Our neighbors to the north have long been considered our political betters (although this former Canadian will refute that until the day she dies). Perhaps it is just the stereotype we have in our minds about Canadians being overly polite. It is hard to imagine their political scene being as contentious as ours.

The election of Justin Trudeau was greeted with Obama-like fanfare and excitement; and much like Obama his popularity has waned as his leadership and promises became more and more questionable over the years. Canadians are currently deep in the throes of liberal-driven controversial issues like gender identity and hate/free speech in a way that is only beginning here in the U.S. As a result, the Canadian electorate seems as though it has begun to punch back a little. Could Canada be headed for a Trump-style shift?

A fascinating long-form essay in the Catholic publication Crisis Magazine examines the current political landscape in Canada and posits that Canadians may be close to the end of their rope when it comes to the nation liberal policies has created. It’s a long read but well worth the time.

James Porter Craig begins his essay by pointing out how the tide has been changing in recent elections and political coverage.

The political landscape in Canada is rapidly changing. In addition to the conservative governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, there is a blue wave sweeping across the Dominion. Right-of-center parties are gaining more and more groundDoug Ford in Ontario last yearJason Kenney’s recent win in AlbertaBlaine Higgs in New BrunswickFrançois Legault in Quebec; and most recently, Dennis King in Prince Edward Island. In 2015, by contrast, most of the provinces from the east to the west coast were left-leaning, excluding Saskatchewan. Federally, the situation seems similar. The approval rating of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, has dropped significantly in the past few months—dropping several percentage points lower than U.S. President Donald Trump.

In August of last year, the Liberals enjoyed a 12 percent lead over the opposition Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), led by Andrew Scheer. However, according to a Leger poll from April 28 of this year, the CPCs received 40 percent of the Canadian vote, as opposed to the Liberals who got 27 percent—a significant shift from last August, where the Liberals had 39 percent and the Conservatives 27 percent. This indicates the general discontent of many Canadians with the ruling party. Interestingly, the federal CPC has raised more money than any party in Canadian history for a first quarter. Moreover, they doubled the Liberal’s total. It seems Canadians are ready for a change.

He goes on to point out that while liberal ideology still polls quite high among the college educated in Canada, most of those people have long been out of touch with the real-world applications of their high-minded ideas. Craig points to the Lindsey Shepherd case as an example of how far the irrational ideology of the academic set in Canada has gone. This is just one of many frightening examples.

Craig notes that even Canada’s mainstream media seems to have turned on Golden Boy Trudeau. Why? Scandals and a lack of transparency, he says.

Why the apparent change of heart throughout Canada? Well, Trudeau and his Liberal Party have been involved in a political scandal with the Quebec-based engineering firm SNC Lavalin. This corporation employs roughly 9,000 Canadians and 50,000 people worldwide; it provides engineering, procurement, and construction services. The turmoil began when conservative Stephen Harper was prime minister. The company has faced numerous charges since 2012 because of multiple allegations of bribing foreign officials. In 2015, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police criminally charged SNC for allegedly bribing the Libyan Government with $47.7M and subsequently defrauding it of $129.8M. The case has been ongoing ever since.

The Globe and Mail first made the story public this February with allegations of political interference and of possible obstruction of justice by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).The former justice minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, alleged she was consistently harassed by the PMO in order to accept a prosecution agreement (which permits a company to avoid a criminal trial). Raybould, Gerald Butts, the former Principal Secretary to Trudeau, and Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council, all testified at Justice Committee hearings. Raybould maintained her position while members of the PMO reiterated that no undue pressure had been administered or laws broken. The main motivation, according to the Liberal Party, was to save jobs, and they claimed that the situation arose based on a series of misunderstandings. The Liberals depend on Quebec to maintain a majority government in parliament.

Americans have the view  (thanks to a lazy media) that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the most loved, effective and genuine political leader a nation could hope to have. When one talks to Canadians outside of the legacy media  a far different picture emerges.

Some have seen it as one gaffe after another. It appears to many that he is more concerned with taking selfies than properly running the country. Moreover, he is incorrigible and runs through a predictable script like someone who suffers from ideological possession. The case has been made that he is arguably the worst PM in the history of Canada. The polls clearly indicate that Canadians no longer tolerate Trudeau’s behavior. He epitomizes in equal measure ignorance, arrogance, incompetence, and corruption. He is a bona fide relativist and self-proclaimed champion of feminism who dismisses sexual misconduct allegations and removes two of the most powerful women in the country from the Liberal caucus. He champions the environment with the imposition of a carbon tax, yet leaves a greater carbon footprint with a family vacation than the average Canadian would in a year. He is indeed postmodernism’s poster boy.

And of course the biggest reaction on both sides of the border has come in the face of the newest fad of “gender identity”, particularly how it is being forced down the throats of citizens despite none of it being backed up by science, biology or human history. This is perhaps the most important issue when it comes to political division, because it steps on the necks of so many basic rights – free speech, religious freedom, freedom of conscience, and women’s rights. It is the most heated battlefield exactly because in order to thrive it requires the dissolution of some of the most basic building blocks of a free and prosperous society. This may be the one leap Canadians just can’t complete.

Gender ideology is corrosive and usurps everything in its path. Countless health professionals are bowing down to this politically correct insanity due to fear of reprisal. Activists have demonized lesbian academics such as Camille Paglia (who even identifies as transgender herself) and legendary athletes such as Martina Navratilova for daring to speak against the absurdity of allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports just because they identify as women. Women always seem to be on the losing end; transgender women are breaking world records in powerlifting. Some radical feminists have begun to push back against this transgender ideology when it comes to transgender women (i.e., men) going to prison with women because of growing instances of rape.

Craig writes that just like Americans, Canadians are “increasingly divided over broad issues” like gender identity, free speech environmentalism, immigration and abortion. The mainstream media (both ours and theirs) makes it sound like Canadians have been peacefully settled on all these issues for decades. Craig points out they are from it, and a seismic shift may be building.

Canadian elections will happen this October and while Craig posits that they “will likely help push back against these irrational and pernicious ideologies” politics alone won’t change hearts and minds. It will take a renewed reliance on reason, faith and love to push back against the extremist policies of the Canadian Left.

As with our own elections in 2016, anything can happen. While we should be loathe to lean too heavily on polling and predictions the Canadian political field is definitely experiencing some kind of shift, and it will be very interesting to see how it all pans out next fall.

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The Future of Women’s Sports in One Cartoon Explainer

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Yesterday Redstate covered a story on a man who identifies as a woman who won the Division II 400-meter hurdles title in women’s track and field.

There are all kinds of explanations for why the story is not only worrisome now but could have dire consequences for women in athletics in the very near future.

But this piece from Redstate cartoonist B.B. Fox says it all. Meet Rory! Then weep for our little girls.

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California Parents Take a Page From the Union Handbook, Organize ‘Strike’ Against Sex-Ed Overreach

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California teachers in the Sacramento City Unified School district are planning their second single-day strike of the year to demand – what else – an increase in education spending and salaries to stave off cuts. The Golden State is no stranger to teacher strikes. The Los Angeles Unified School District also began the 2018-2019 school year with a teacher strike. The complaints are always the same – not enough money, not enough benefits, not enough classrooms. Regardless, the strikes have always been successful. LAUSD teachers managed to extort yet another pay and benefits raise despite the district’s credible claims that they simply couldn’t afford any spending increases at all. Los Angeles is now set to vote on additional property taxes in order to cover the new agreement.

Now California parents are taking their cues from the union’s strategy and organizing their own “strike” in protest of the explicit and controversial new sex ed curriculum currently being implemented across the state as a part of the deceptively titled California Healthy Youth Act.

On May 17th, Informed Parents of California (IPOC) will lead a student sit-out aimed at the coffers of the state. A significant portion of state and federal education funds are dispersed on a “butts-in-seats”, meaning schools and districts only get paid for “excused absences” or for children physically being in school. California parents across the state are being encouraged to keep their children home for the day without calling in the absence.

At issue is the graphic nature of the new curriculum framework and the political ramifications. An IPOC “bullet points” list of particularly concerning elements of framework includes the promotion of sexual pleasure, the promotion of masturbation, normalization of anal and oral sex, and the promotion of transgender/gender identity ideology beginning as early as kindergarten. IPOC founder and president Stephanie Yates says the curriculum goes too far in sexualizing children and cutting out parent involvement and notification. She contends that such discussions are inappropriate for a classroom setting in which parents are not present. Yates believes it is a purposeful division.

They are pre grooming our children for pedophiles, creating customers for planned parenthood and collaborating to still [sic] our children from us by stripping our parental rights away and creating division between children and parents. 

The grassroots group has already organized two protests in front of the state capitol building in Sacramento. On March 28th close to 500 parents met on the steps to hear special guest speakers and concerned parents vocalize their objections to a curriculum that has been described as explicit, pornographic and deeply inappropriate for minors to be discussing with adults while parents are not present.  The protesters then walked to the Department of Education to register public comments with the Instructional Quality Commission before they voted to advance the curriculum framework to the final stage of approval.

The second protest took place once again at the capitol, this time in advance of the final vote to approve the curriculum framework. Parents again marched over to the Department of Education to register their comments prior to the vote, which will mark the last opportunity parents will have for input.

The vote is expected to pass. Pastor and IPOC representative Gheorghe Rosca says the entire process has been corrupted from the beginning, frustrating parent efforts to slow down and evaluate the legislation. Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) sponsored the original legislation (AB 329) and she also just happens to sit on the Instructional Quality Commission – the very committee that approves or rejects all curriculum framework. Rosca says not enough has been done to properly inform families about the questionable process of framework adoption or even what is in it.

The public needs to know the level of corruption and collusion that is going on in our Capitol!

The success of an organized parent/student “strike” is hard to predict. In a state in which the government has nearly total control over the dissemination of policy information it is difficult to gage how many parents are even aware of the new curriculum changes and how it will affect which grade levels and when. However, IPOC has has seen a shocking swell in membership on their Facebook page which leaped from under 13,000 followers to over 20,000 followers in weeks following the March protest.

As districts slow to adopt the new standards are now being harassed by the ACLU and other activist groups, parents are beginning to become more and more aware of the crisis at their doorstep. Unfortunately when the law was passed almost three years ago few people were informed about what it really meant for public schooling and children. Now that parents are being forced to confront what the new standards include, there is a new sense of urgency to pump the brakes on any implementation and at least start the process over with more teacher and parental input and less meddling from partisan, activist groups.

Parents and interested parties can find out more about the sex ed curriculum, action steps and the May 17 sit out by going to informedparents.org.

“The California Healthy Youth Act is making a lot of parents–and students—sick”, says parent Ailen Blachowski.  “Cough, cough!  It’s likely to be contagious”.

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Man is Gagged by Court, Condemned for ‘Family Violence’ for Refusing to Call His Daughter a Boy

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Violence — it’s enough reason to earn a movie an “R” rating or blame a national tragedy on a video game.

For years, it kept the UFC from gaining mainstream acceptance.

It’s taken countless lives.

And it freakin’ hurts.

Well, the concept has apparently evolved.

At the end of February, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that a 14-year-old girl — “Maxine” — didn’t require her parents’ consent in order to receive her desired hormone treatment. Maxine wants to become a guy.

Her father, “Clark,” claimed that, for months, she’d exhibited signs of depression and emotional disturbance. Furthermore, she’d been wilding out in a sex way, for a time becoming a lesbian.

Since his and his wife’s divorce, Clark insisted, Maxine’s mental health had plummeted. He believed it was the cause of her desire for a change of identity.

But the teen’s school — as well as a hospital — supported her decision to go from girl to boy. When Clark tried to intervene, they refused to let him.

The case went to the highest court in the land, which ruled that if either of Maxine’s parents tried to prevent her from pumping herself full of testosterone and makin’ a move from boxers to thongs (figuratively speaking), they could be found guilty of “family violence.”

And the powers that be weren’t joking.

Hence, in the latest decision, Justice Francesca Marzari condemned Clark from continuing to publicly refer to Maxine as a girl and a daughter. The judge demanded she be called a boy as per her wish.

She also tossed up this:

“[Clark’s] continued willingness to provide interviews to the media…in which he identifies [Maxine] as female, uses a female name for [Maxine]…and expresses his opposition to the therapies [Maxine] has chosen [place her at] a significant risk of harm.”

As reported by Faithwire:

While Clark insisted he was simply stating a biological fact, the judge labeled these comments as an explicit example of “family violence” on account of being a “public denial of [Maxine’s] gender identity.”

He’s now been gagged.

The Federalist explains:

Marzari argued that the “people and organizations” to whom Clark granted interviews had shown themselves “fundamentally opposed” to transgender ideology, yet Clark “continued to support the media organizations posting his commentary with additional interviews.” This kind of attitude was, in Marzari’s view, justification for enjoining Clark from sharing any information with journalists—or with practically anyone outside his legal team—about his daughter’s “sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical health, medical status or therapies.”
The court also emphasized that Clark must not allow relevant documents (petitions, affidavits, letters, court orders, etc.) to come into the hands of third parties not “authorized by order of this court,” or with “written consent” from his daughter.

While forbidding Clark to speak to the public about his daughter’s case, Marzari stated that she was not overriding Clark’s “freedom of thought and speech.” “There is no requirement that [Clark] change his views about what is best for [Maxine],” she explained. “It is only how he expresses those views privately to [Maxine] and publically to third parties that is affected.”

Of course, this is all taking place in British Columbia. But if you think it isn’t part of a tidal wave of parental loss that’s crashing over the greater Western world, please read my previous article, “Texas Dad Court-Ordered To Not Call 6-Yr-Old Son ‘He’ As Ex-Wife Transitions Him But Not His Twin Brother.”

During 1978’s mass suicide/murder of the People’s Temple in Guyana, South America, agents of death gave all the children poison first. That way, none of the parents would want to live. Once we allow the state to take away our children, there’s really not much left.

But they’re coming for them. If our society doesn’t change its trajectory, they’re coming.

-Alex

 

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Kate Hudson Raising Daughter ‘Genderless’: ‘We Still Don’t Know’; But Don’t Count Out Pro-Gun Kurt

University Of Georgia Employee Doubles Down On His Endorsement Of Death To Whites: It’s ‘My Job’

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