A case in point: Florida's 2022 House Bill 1557: Parental Rights in Education...
...which LGBTQ wokester flame fanners have mislabeled, "Don't Say Gay."
In another thread, I linked to a Miami Herald article which gave access to the text of the law, officially known as the "Parental Rights in Education Act."
Reading it doesn't inspire. It's legislation-ese. As legislation goes, it's not particularly lengthy but it goes on for several pages.
ONE ITSY BITSY, MINISCULE SECTION HAS TO DO WITH WHAT TEACHERS CAN'T TEACH STUDENTS BETWEEN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THIRD GRADE.
The legislation does precisely what I've been saying. It expands and defines the rights of parents over their children's education.
The law limits the ability of Big Brother to control students and parents. It is about liberty. Freedom. The power of the citizen over government. And, one little section is about restricting Big Brother from "classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity."
One, to paraphrase po, "effin" section.
But, LGBT wokesters, even our normally reasonably level headed Donna, won't let it go.
The fascinating thing, to me, is what your LGBTers are doing.
The legislators of Florida did the small government/libertarian thing: They limited government/expanded individual freedom...
And, the wokesters?
The wokesters channeled Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and James Dobson from the 1970s...
...and drew up battle lines for a Culture War.
Honestly? I have to laugh.
It never worked in the 1970s and 80s for the Christian Right to get all self-righteous, proclaim themselves to be a Moral Majority and rally their troops in a, "You and me against the world" songfest. (See link. S'cute.)
It didn't work for the fundies 50 years ago. And, declaring a Culture War battle ain't working for the wokesters in the 020s.
It's that the wokesters, who control the White House AND Congress, are playing Small Ball and resorting to Culture warmongering that amuses me.
But, pb says, have at it! Lie, as you have about the Florida law. Get all fussed up. Create your woke little tempest in a teapot. Pitch your hissies. Enjoy.
The nation seems to be moving on without you.