Like nearly every other vice or
perversion formerly deemed unacceptable by society at large, pedophilia is now on
the cusp of being decriminalized, destigmatized, and even normalized. Kids are,
quite literally, being recruited
to perform for the sexual gratification of adults.
As just one example, “Jack’D,” a gay men’s hookup and sex
app, recently sponsored an event featuring a 13-year-old boy Drag Queen
performing an explicit Strip Club dance routine in front of a crowd of adult
men. “Jack’D?” No need to be subtle anymore. There’s room to groom.
Incredibly, various governments are now
sponsoring drag summer camps for kids, and
actually subsidizing the recruitment of kids as young as 7 to become drag
performers. You are not a transphobe—or a “prude”—if you strongly denounce this
objectification, sexualization, and utilization of young kids. Quite the
contrary, you are a decent human being.
Objecting to this shameless use
of children for adults’ pleasure is not a “war on drag.” That would be like
arguing that preventing 7-year-olds from going into R-rated movies is a war on “art,”
or film, or Hollywood. Or claiming that preventing an eight-year-old from
buying a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of gin is a war on tobacco or distilled
I’m old enough to remember when
kids went off to camps where they would learn to swim, canoe, fish, sail, use a
bow and arrow, etc. And sit around a bonfire, make S’mores and tell stories--
all with the instruction and guidance of camp counselors. There were even Band
Camps and Bible Camps.
And today? Who are the kids’
“counselors” at Drag Queen Camp? And what are they teaching them, Jack’D?
What’s next, Stripper Camp? Porn
Camp? Masturbation Camp? Perhaps Gambling Camp? Smoking and Drinking Camp?
Pedophiles Minor Attracted Persons are
shedding their shame and coming out of the closet, even as MAGA types are
mocked, scorned, and, in some cases, imprisoned without charge.
Ironically, those who simply wish
to Make America Great Again are seen as heinous troglodytes by many of the same
people who wish to Make All Groomers Accepted.
What a drag.