As the insanity of American society today gallops forward, it came to light Sunday that Ballentine Elementary School in Wake County Park, North Carolina has been using LGBTQ-themed flashcards featuring a pregnant man to teach young children colors.
In the first place, it is important to note that a “pregnant man” is actually a woman. She may have pumped her body full of male hormones and have undergone surgery such that she sports a beard and resembles a man in other ways, but she is still functionally a woman, as her pregnancy itself attests. The idea of a “pregnant man” is a fiction and fantasy of our present age, which wants to pretend that men can become women and women men, and that when they do so, this is something to celebrate.
And yes, forcing this nonsense on preschoolers is child abuse, and worse. Republican State Rep. Erin Paré called for a return to sanity, saying: “Schools should only be using age-appropriate materials, and these flashcards clearly do not meet that standard for a pre-school classroom.” The cards seem to have been brought in by one teacher alone, as school administrators acted quickly to remove them when Paré alerted them to their use. Paré said: “I hope schools across Wake County and the State of North Carolina will follow the example of Ballentine and respond swiftly when a parent expresses concern and ensure that materials like this are not being used to teach young students.”
So do I, but there are larger issues at play here. What was the agenda of the teacher who brought these cards to the school in the first place? Clearly he or she wanted to teach the youngest children that changing one’s sex is both possible and normal, and that those who do so are as ordinary and wholesome as apple pie. The child will then grow up free from what is of course being dubbed “transphobia,” and the world will become that much more tolerant, diverse, and peaceful.
What could possibly be wrong with that? Plenty. One may change how one looks cosmetically, but one’s sex is embedded within every cell of one’s body. To try to change that is to set oneself at war with oneself forever. A person who changes sex, or thinks he or she has done so, becomes dependent upon pharmaceuticals for the rest of his or her life, which is great for Big Pharma and no doubt one reason why the medical and pharmaceutical establishment has suddenly decided that this obvious mental derangement is something entirely normal and to be encouraged and celebrated.
The transgender movement is also repeatedly targeting the youngest of children, as in this case, and working for statutes that enable children to change their sex, or think they have done so, even without their parents’ knowledge or consent. This is part of a larger effort to loosen the bond between parents and children and to make children more attached to and dependent upon the state and its officials than upon their parents. When you want to set up an authoritarian regime, say, one with a Disinformation Governance Board and a Justice Department that targets parents who dissent from the Leftist agenda at school board meetings, the weakening of the parental bond dovetails nicely with your plans.
There is another effect of all this as well. Once a generation of children is entirely indoctrinated into the LGBTQ transgender perspective, this generation will have learned to abhor and despise traditional masculinity and femininity. These self-absorbed and deeply confused young people will also have been taught that the founders of this nation were all white male slave owners, racists, colonialists, and imperialists, full of “toxic masculinity.” When the nation faces genuine existential threats, these young people will be called upon to defend it, and they will sneeringly refuse. They won’t want to be part of the aggressive gun culture. They will know that wars never solve anything, and that fighting in them is wrong in all circumstances. They will know that gun-wielding right-wingers are actually terrorists, whom under no circumstances are they willing to emulate. They will know that they should be welcoming to the other, not hostile, and that they should eschew all “bigotry” and “racism.”
Now imagine that the same elites who would like to see a generation hooked on pharmaceuticals and hating masculinity are also socialist internationalists who abhor the very idea of the nation-state. How wonderful it will be for them once a generation has accepted the trans nonsense and all the rest of what children are being taught. The way to the realization of their plans will be ably and smoothly paved.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 23 books including many bestsellers, such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The Truth About Muhammad and The History of Jihad. His latest book is The Critical Qur’an. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.