NORTH CAROLINA, THE STATE-HATE GIFT THAT JUST KEEPS ON GIVING!
Saturday Apr 16, 2016
Transgender Americans might be interested to learn that in the wake of North Carolina’s HB2-induced tailspin, conservatives have upgraded their threat level to humanity—it’s not just about bathrooms anymore. “Trans Mafia Put North Carolina In A Chokehold,” screamed an alarmist headline on the conservative blog The Federalist, complete with stock photo of a bound prisoner with a gun to his head. Welcome aboard, trans folks—first it was the “gay mafia,” now it’s the “trans mafia” that is overtaking America.
“Aided by media that are both incompetent and often transparently biased,” groused Daniel Payne, “along with a burgeoning corporate culture that has discovered the economic benefits of public moral preening, we have what Stella Morabito aptly terms the ‘LGBT mafia:’ a profoundly illiberal social movement rather single-mindedly determined to stamp out even minor and inconsequential dissent from its orthodoxy. It’s not going anywhere. In fact, it’s getting worse.”
NOTE: Amusing, isn’t it, the sticky trouble a common sense bathroom bill can cause. Amazing, isn’t it what, liberals, progressives and Millennials can accomplish by speaking up, speaking out and pushing back! And the cancellations just keep on rolling in!
Also, what this piece illustrates is the right wing's tried and true penchant for the "shoving the gay agenda down our throats" response when liberals actually get sick and tired of right wing stupidity and decide to push back. Naturally, Governor McCrory and the North Carolina State Legislature believe that that were upholding old timey American values by making who uses which bathroom a matter of law. Now, let's not get into the "government over regulation" and "letting we the people decide" since these popular right wing themes just don't square themselves with a law directed towards the private behavior of the transgender community (700,000 our of 320,000,000) or the LGBT community (3.8% of 320,000,000). Is it too ridiculous to ask how it is that a fairly small minority of America's population (1.3 million) are forcing an agenda down the throats of the remaining 318 million mafia-style? Of course they (we) are doing no such thing. Just like "cutting taxes creates jobs" it's all right wing fiction. Yet based on a lie, based on ideology, based on nothing that actually occurs in reality, you and your state somehow deemed who uses what bathroom in your state of vital, utmost importance to the well-being of North Carolina's citizens. No, the law has nothing to do with protecting North Carolinians from what ever might befall them for using the "wrong" bathroom, but everything to do with your hateful attitudes towards the LGBT community. And this, Governor McCrory, is why HB2, the Bathroom Bill, has caused such an explosion of pushback. And rightly so.
Have a Good Day Folks. And if you are faced with the awful decision of which bathroom to use, just go ahead and use the one you think applies to you. Don't worry, if you make a "mistake" the world won't come to an end.