Remember when a drag race involved cars, not freaks?
And when car companies just built cars?
Today, we have Out With Chevy – which wasn’t about the latest Chevy. And – just recently – Models of Pride – the “world’s largest free conference of LGBTQ+ youth and their allies” – sponsored in part by a car company – Toyota – which reportedly gifts more than $100,000 annually to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which put on the freak show.
One of them on show being Dew Mi Moore – a “drag performer” who goes from zero to freak in less than six seconds. Also present was Mayhem Miller, who told the kids brought there by their parents, “When I was young, we didn’t have anything like this. . .” Probably because parents didn’t used to bring their kids to “drag races.”
“You are going to change our future . . .”
The event also included a workshop instructing kids about the “first steps” they can take toward becoming freaks themselves.
Strong language? Necessarily so.
The time for forbearance is past because it is no longer appropriate.
For much too long, decent people have shied away from confronting freaks when freaks confront them. When Leftists – honest language, because that’s what we’re talking about here – confront them. Whether it’s a “drag race” or a Face Diaper, it is never a matter of an individual doing what seems to be right for himself, by himself. It is always Leftists trying to shove what they think is right down everyone else’s throat. Down every kid’s throat, too.
I was witness to the early days of this dirty trade.
Back in the early ’90s, when I began writing about cars professionally, I began attending press briefings for car journalists given by the major car companies. Most of those attending were there to get the latest information about the new cars coming – and other such pertinent things.
But there was one person attending who was much more interested in impertinent things, such as race. He would ask one race-based question after the next. What race had to do with cars was difficult to divine. Indeed, it seemed to me rather . . . racist to take the position that a black person likes (or doesn’t like) a particular type of car because he’s a black person; that there is a “black” or “white” car buyer demographic.
Aren’t cars just . . . cars? Wouldn’t it be stereotyping people to associate their taste in cars according to their race?
What was GM doing to address the African American audience? Why weren’t there more African Americans in GM’s ads? How many African American dealers did GM have? All these questions implying that GM wasn’t interested in selling cars to black folks or having black folks as GM dealers.
The power of that guilt-trip was and remains tremendous.
The race hustler was indulged with obsequious deference by the corporate PR people fielding the questions – who no doubt dreaded being thought “racist” if they didn’t treat his endlessly racial questions as legitimate.
It was a fatal attempt at conciliation.
Decades later, appeasement has metastasized to Stage 4 – as evidenced by Toyota’s financial sponsorship of the “Drag Race” in LA recently. Almost certainly, the company was confronted with what seems to be the Sophie’s Choice of being accused of “transphobia” – by declining to finance the propagation of transsexualism – even to minor children.
Or finance it – and hope it shuts them up.
Of course, all it does is embolden them. It is precisely why things have metastasized. Back in ’95, if a “Drag Performer” had appeared at a car industry press conference, it would have been dragged out the front door. It would have been inconceivable, 30 years ago, for a major car company to financially support a “Drag Race” for underage kids. It would have been mortifying to be associated with such a thing. In part because of the mortifying effect it would have had on the bottom line.
There was a time when some people would never buy a German car after the unpleasantness that went on in Germany during the war. This was unfair, because post-war Mercedes was no more guilty of post-war nasty business than Ford or GM.
But today, major car companies are involving themselves in some very nasty business. Not because they buy into it, probably. Rather, because they are afraid to be characterized (by Leftists) as not buying into it. To be accused of “racism” – or “transphobia” – for declining to become involved in actively promoting race and sex and tranny-ism.
And so they hire Diversity Officers – the latter-day corporate America equivalent of the Soviet zampolit, whose job it was to assure orthodoxy within the ranks – to mollify them. And they fund events such as Out With Chevy and “Drag Race” to let the world know just how very orthodox they have become.
The Left knows that saying no to the Left is almost impossible for corporate America and that is why the Left now controls corporate America. It is not that the Left is the majority. It is that the Left is more brazen than the majority, which generally just wants peace and will do and tolerate almost anything from the Left to secure it.
The problem with that approach, of course, is that the Left never stops pushing. Indeed, it pushes all the harder, the less the resistance. There is a lesson in that. Stopping the Left is easy as resisting it – as by refusing to live in fear of being called “phobic” about whatever the Left is trying to push.
As by saying no to it. As by not funding it.
That’s all it would take. If anyone’s willing to stand up to it.
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