by Shelt Garner
Why is everything so dumb. Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is such a fucking trap. What’s more, Twitter liberals keep walking straight into this trap in a totally oblivious manner.
Don’t Say Gay is part of a growing trend on the part of the MAGA New Right where they obsess over something that doesn’t exist in an effort to juice the base while muddling and conflating things to such an extent that the two sides can’t even talk about the matter at hand.
As I understand it, the Don’t Say Gay bill bans something that doesn’t exist — the discussion of sex and gender with K-3 children. So, what happens is, Twitter liberals do this performative dance where they “say gay” in some sort of defiance, while all supporters of the bill want to talk about is “grooming” of children for a homosexual lifestyle.
Because how of fucked up everything is and how America is an anocracy, not a democracy, both sides get what they want while continuing our march towards the existential choice of autocracy or civil war in the general 2024 – 2025 timeframe.
Republicans get yet another hot button wedge issue to juice the base. They can continue to rant about how the “woke mob” wants to turn all our children transgender (or whatever) while clueless Twitter liberals somehow think the bill prohibits the general use of the term “gay” with adults (or whatever.)
We have to accept that Republicans have figured out how to game the system. Barring something I can’t predict (First Contact, WW3, another pandemic) Republicans are going to turn the United States into an autocracy and that will be that. America will gradually — or not so gradually — lurch towards being a clone of Russia.
Of course, as I keep saying, there is also a risk that, well, we’re going to have a civil war and bomb ourselves into the Stone Age using WMD.
The point is — we’re doomed. We’re fucking doomed and either you acknowledge this reality or you live in a political dreamworld along Mueller, She Wrote.
The system is broken. No one is going to save us. Trump and his ilk are above the law. Good luck.