In a sad act of kleptophobia that shows how far we still have to go as a society, the Biden administration fired Sam Brinton, the drag queen and kink activist whom it had elevated to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition.
“Sam Brinton is no longer a DOE employee. By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters,” a spokesperson for the department told the Daily Beast.
If true, this shows a high degree of ignorance and prejudice.
By taking other people’s suitcases, Brinton was disrupting capitalism and the oppressive patriarchal concept of private property. He was also looking for new winter outfits in a society that still ignorantly frowns on a man with a mustache walking into a boutique and trying on new dresses and then leaving lipstick stains all over them.
It’s also been suggested that Sam, who uses the pronoun they/mine identified as the owner of the suitcases. And if you can change biological gender through identification, how can it not be possible to transfer ownership of mere property, which everyone agrees is a construct, through identification?
Klepto-Americans are discriminated against by ignorant cis-hetero white capitalists who cling bitterly to their suitcases. Sadly it may take months of activism until Americans come to understand that Klepto-Americans have no choice but to steal, they were born his way and are responding to generations of trauma.
The Biden administration, whose upper echelons are filled with Klepto-Americans who disrupted private property so hard that families can’t afford to buy groceries, should, of all people, be understanding of Sam’s plight.