By Jonathon Van Maren
If you’d told me ten years ago that drag queens would be at the center of our cultural divide in 2022, I would have laughed at you. I suspect most people would have reacted the same way. But here we are—and importantly, Democrats are failing a very basic test.
Most sane people understand that hyper-sexualized entertainment of male cross-dressers engaging in generally grotesque caricatures of women is not for children. I personally don’t think it’s good for anyone, but pretty much everyone beyond the handful of woke parents taking their kids to drag shows recognizes that “adult entertainment” is … well, adult entertainment. If you want to corrupt yourself, that’s one thing. If you want to corrupt children—now we have a problem.
Thus, politicians are presented with what seems like a pretty easy test:
Q: “Do you think children should be exposed to ‘adult entertainment’?”
A: “No. It is for adults.”
That’s all you have to do to alleviate the fears of those who suspect that many Democrats are ready to hand the kids over to the LGBT movement on a silver platter and put them in charge of school curriculums. But whaddaya know—the Democrats won’t do it. From drag queen-hugging Vice President Kamala Harris’s attendance at DC Pride, where hundreds of children were exposed to adult sex fetishes and nudity, to local politicians, the Democrats are doing their best to persuade voters that they’re… well, groomers.
First there was California State Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco (of course), who responded to the Dallas “Drag your kids to pride” event by noting: “This guy just gave me a bill idea: Offering Drag Queen 101 as part of the K-12 curriculum. Attending Drag Queen Story Time will satisfy the requirement.” In other words, Wiener not only supports kids being exposed to these shows, he’d like to make it mandatory. Clearly, he believes that the LGBT movement’s position is strong enough that he can say the quiet part out loud. In San Francisco that might be the case, but I suspect most Americans feel quite differently about it.