One of the left’s favorite tactics, specifically when dealing with culture war issues, is to assert that something isn’t happening while simultaneously arguing laws that would prevent it from happening are unjust.
That’s been a strategy deployed continually regarding Critical Race Theory, and more recently, in regards to Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law, which stops the teaching of sexuality and “gender theory” to K-3rd grade children.
It leads to an apparent contradiction. If something isn’t happening, then logically, there can be no harm in a law that says it can’t. Liberals tie themselves in knots insisting there is no problem while at the same time asserting that if there is, it’s actually a good thing.
It is important to clarify, however, that this stuff happens.
But remember, none of this is happening, and we totally don’t need laws that protect parental rights at the state level. https://t.co/SrfjhtzBIV
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) April 10, 2022
That brings me to Disney heiress Abigail Disney, who has been making the rounds decrying Florida’s new parental rights law and pressing the company she profits from to embrace an alienating, woke ideology. She spoke out on Sunday with Brian Stelter, CNN’s anchor.
.@abigaildisney @ReliableSources: “If you were to erase every reference to gayness and gay people from the planet, which is sort of what the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill feels like, will children not become gay? Are they just homosexual? pic.twitter.com/J4bN0VM9kY
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 11, 2022
She is not saying anything that is true about the law. It does not prohibit gay people from living their lives. The word “gay” is nowhere in the text nor does it single out any specific sexuality. The law is there to protect parents’ rights to discuss with their children the things they consider appropriate. It is not a teacher’s job to talk to a six-year-old, behind the backs of parents, about things like sexuality and transgenderism.
In short, we’ve established that Abigail Disney is a dishonest hack with a strange desire to teach other people’s kids about being pansexual and other harmful absurdities.
Take what you want from it, but the thing that I find most striking about her commentary and her reasoning is her ability to turn a baseball bat on her own arguments. Let’s take what she’s saying at face value for a moment, putting all the falsehoods aside. Her belief is that all children will eventually become gay. Why then should a kindergarten teacher discuss this topic with children?
What’s so amazing about this is not the abject dishonesty about what the law does, but rather that her argument actually bolsters the case for not teaching sexuality to small children. If they are going to be gay anyway, then what’s the problem? https://t.co/UKVRfFIDu7
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) April 11, 2022
The answer is that the teacher doesn’t, but Abigail Disney is falling into the same type of contradiction I discussed at the beginning of this piece. She wants to claim the law doesn’t actually do anything while at the same time insisting that the existence of the law is an existential threat. Her assertion boils down to “grooming doesn’t do anything, but also grooming is completely necessary,” which makes no sense. To claim a law is both extremely harmful and doesn’t actually do anything is to counter one’s own premise.
Of course the law is actually able to do some thing. Abigail Disney, though she’s not willing to admit it, wants small children to be indoctrinated into far-left sexual ideology without the consent of parents. She’s angry this law prevents that, but she can’t just come out and say she’s for the grooming of kids. This would be a confirmation of everything the proponents have stated. Thus, she’s left twisting in the wind, saying things that counter one another.
That’s a pretty good sign she’s on the wrong side of this argument and that money doesn’t buy intelligence.