Why America Should Never Have Another Pride Month
Does it make sense to anyone that we have a “Veterans Day” and a “Pride Month?”
When I was growing up, being gay was very stigmatized. If you think kids didn’t want to come out to their parents today, it was orders of magnitude worse back then. There also used to be a generalized dislike of gay people in those days. Things have changed a lot since then for gay Americans. I don’t agree with it, but gay marriage is legal today. Every group, including gay Americans, has detractors in our country, but gay Americans are a protected class under the law and in society in general. There is a reason people make jokes about the “Alphabet Mafia” coming for you if you say something negative about gay people.
This is where the problem with Pride Month starts to become apparent. If the goal of Pride Month is to get rid of the stigma around being gay and convince our society to be more tolerant of gay Americans, well then, that objective has clearly been achieved. However, no activist group in America ever seems to “declare victory” and say, “We’ve done what we set out to do and now it’s time to move on to other things.” There’s always too much money, power, and attention at stake. So instead, we also get yet another example of how spot-on Eric Hoffer was when he said:
In the case of Pride Month, things have gotten wildly off track. For one thing, we’ve seen all sorts of other groups glom onto the whole movement. Deviants like the crossdressing community along with the mentally ill people in the trans community, the narcissists and weirdos who want their own pronouns, and even people who claim to be asexual have all been lumped in together.
That is an issue because people with personal pronouns, crossdressers, and trans people are just mental cases, deviants, and weirdos who created their own problems and want everyone else in the world to solve them. They’re not sympathetic figures other than in the way you hate to see any human being waste their potential in life. The world does not need to change to make life easier for them, they need to change and if they’re having a tough time, they have no one to blame but themselves. This is part of the reason it’s so insane to have drag queens reading to kids or trying to codify using people’s personal pronouns. It’s unhealthy and abnormal behavior. It shouldn’t be rewarded, encouraged, or normalized in any way, shape, or form.
Additionally, our society has gone beyond the original idea of encouraging tolerance to promote being gay, which is insane. You shouldn’t hate someone for being gay but promoting it also shouldn’t be encouraged if only because gay people aren’t going to be making babies. Yet, our country does more to promote being gay than it does to promote patriotism at this point. We have a handful of patriotic holidays like “July 4th” and “Veteran’s Day,” but a whole month dedicated to Pride activities. Why? Why do we have drag queens of all people reading to kids? Why do we have government buildings flying Pride flags? Why do we have teachers talking to kids about something as bizarre and (not so long ago before it started being promoted) incredibly rare as feeling like you’re a different sex than you are? Why are we putting Pride flags in churches? Why are they being painted on roads, only to spur hysterical reactions when someone inevitably spins out on them?
Look at the Biden administration’s notorious luggage thief, Sam Brinton, and our unhealthy-looking, mentally ill United States Assistant Secretary for Health, Rachel Levine. Neither of these people belongs anywhere near any kind of position of power or important job. The same goes for this guy:
It has even gotten to the point now that liberals are absolutely going to the mat to make sure kids are being read gay porn in school. In fact, they consider removing it to be the equivalent of taking “Huckleberry Finn” or “To Kill a Mockingbird” out of schools. They bring this up incessantly in places like Twitter because it’s such a big issue for them. Why?
Especially, when all of the recruiting and promotion has obviously had a huge negative impact on kids. Look at the numbers:
This isn’t something normal or natural. Nowhere on earth is 20% of the population just organically gay. Not even close. But can a society raise its percentage of “gay” citizens through social conditioning? Absolutely. See ancient Greece for great examples of that. There’s a lot to admire about the ancient Greeks, but the widescale pederasty? Not so much. Male citizens having sex with young boys was considered such a normal practice that it wasn’t even considered “gay” the way we look at it. Many of the men taking advantage of the boys were married and would have considered being accused of being “gay” to be a grievous insult.
Here in America, we don’t have a system like that, but do we have teachers encouraging kids to question their sexuality? Yes. Do we have therapists in some states that are legally not allowed to discourage a child who says he’s trans? Yes. Do we have kids who are desperate to be loved and fit in being treated poorly by their peers unless they claim to be some form of “gay,” at which point they get extra status and respect? Absolutely. If you don’t think that’s happening, go talk to some parents of young kids. I’ve certainly had multiple parents tell me stories that amounted to kids facing significant peer pressure to be gay.
On top of all this, let me say something that a lot of gay people will privately tell you themselves. There are lots of good gay people, but gay culture is disgusting. It’s riding around in public parades dressed in S&M gear. It’s participating in orgies. It’s having unprotected sex with strangers in bathhouses, without having the slightest idea of whether they might have AIDS or monkeypox. There’s nothing about it that deserves to be promoted. There’s nothing about it that would make the wider culture better if it adopted it.
What it all comes down to is that like most Americans at this point, I am indifferent to people being gay. Saying that a person is gay doesn’t make me love or hate them. If it’s your thing, God bless you, but it’s not my thing. I don’t want it thrown in my face or pushed on kids, both of which are constantly happening now in our society. That’s a reasonable position and unfortunately, it seems incompatible with the increasingly weird, inappropriate, over-the-top celebration of recruiting children and promoting mental illness that Pride Month in America has become in the last few years.