Wednesday, March 8, 2023

CPAC Speaker Sparks Alarm

 Trans People To Be ‘Eradicated’

Story by Gustaf Kilander 3/4/2023

Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire sparked alarm on Saturday with his anti-trans rhetoric during his speech at CPAC.

“If [transgenderism] is false, then for the good of society, transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely,” he said.

John Knefel of Media Matters called it “eliminationist, genocidal rhetoric”.

Christopher Mathias of HuffPost said it was “a straight-up eliminationist anti-trans tirade”.

Adam Vary of Variety urged people to “pay attention. This is genocidal. That is not hyperbole or alarmist; this rhetoric is calling for the eradication of a group of people for who they are”.

“‘Transgenderism’ is people. He’s talking about eradicating people. When newspapers print scare stories about kids transitioning too early, when podcast hosts whine about girls’ sports, when politicians snark about the definition of ‘woman,’ this is what they’re talking around,” Raphael Bob-Waksberg said.

“It would be great if non-trans people would start paying attention to this, because the quiet part is getting shouted at this point,” Jaclyn Moore added. “If only there was a word for when they want to ‘eradicate’ a kind of people. A word trans people have said these people were talking about but people called us hyperbolic. Hmmm I guess my vocabulary just isn’t good enough.”

Writer Parker Molloy said, “hey, this is really scary s***, and I wish that the a***holes who keep insisting that there aren’t major legislative attacks on trans people of all ages happening right now ... would stop lying about that. Things are getting very bad”.

“The GOP could not be more clear about their intentions: they want to eradicate trans people. They are saying this out loud,” Charlotte Clymer said.

Mr Knowles has said in the past that his rhetoric isn’t genocidal because he doesn’t believe trans people exist, Jezebel noted.

“There can’t be a genocide,” he said on his programme last week, adding that “it’s not a legitimate category of being. They’re labouring under a delusion. And so we need to correct that delusion”.

Mr Knowles was far from alone in his remarks about trans people at CPAC, during which many speakers and panellists have used the issue to whip up their base.

Florida GOP Representative Matt Gaetz joked that President Joe Biden spent “four or five days asking the Chinese spy balloon what pronouns it uses before we shot it down”.

Former Trump advisor Sebastian Gorka ranted about “mutilating boys and girls” and “sacrificing them in the altar of their transgender insanity”.

Outside of CPAC, former Vice President Mike Pence baselessly claimed that Iowa school nurses have to get permission from parents to provide aspirin but can simply hand out “gender transition plans” to students without any checks, according to Heartland Signal.

Right-wing activist Candace Owens said on 2 March that “there is no middle ground on transgenderism” and that “if you don’t have the courage to say what needs to be said, we truly don’t need you”.

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  1. This years CPAC was a total flop--look for the empty seats, along with the empty heads and empty hearts.
    It is best to let these psychos 'vent' and show their true mental position.
    I wonder how many of our 'deep closet-ers' will vote conservative without being aware they have, alas, 'nothing to conserve.'

    1. Scary part - The Lunatic fringe is preaching to the lunatic fringe (call to action) and they have guns.

  2. People need to start putting a face to all the crap that comes out of their mouths. These are human beings they are talking about. Just like the war people that beat their drums. Put a face to it...look your children or grandchildren in the eye and say...well looks like your going to war...good luck! They can’t do it. Same with the LGBTQ community. Look them in the eye and say what you just said. Put a face to it. Every single family in America has had or has a LGBTQ in their family....look them in the eye and say you have zero rights as a human being. Put a face to the bs they spread.