CNN Frets That Children Are Being Brainwashed – by Conservatives

Hide your kids - the right-wing children’s entertainment complex is upon us!



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Mark Tapson is the Shillman Fellow on Popular Culture for the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Hundreds of righteously concerned parents gathered recently outside the Walt Disney Company’s Burbank, California, headquarters to protest the corporation’s woke stance on gender ideology. The following weekend, Moms For America hosted a rally at Florida’s Disney World for the same reason. Now a mainstream media outlet has finally chimed in to warn its readers about the insidious political indoctrination of children – by conservatives.

CNN’s website recently featured an opinion piece by Nicole Hemmer titled, “The right-wing children’s entertainment complex is upon us,” which attempts to discredit conservative efforts to counter the leftist brainwashing of children that is widespread throughout America’s schools and the entertainment industry. Hemmer, an associate research scholar at Columbia University with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project and the author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, paints such efforts as paranoid, cynical, exploitative, insular, and bigoted while pretending the culture war being waged on impressionable young minds by the left is nothing more than a right-wing fantasy.

The essay is couched in phrasing which suggests that conservatives are “hand-wringing” about nothing (“conservatives claim”; “what the right sees as liberal indoctrination”; “supposed liberal indoctrination,” etc.). She never acknowledges that parents have legitimate concerns about identity politics being inculcated in schoolrooms and through children’s entertainment programming. Instead, she implies that the rise of conservative alternatives to such cultural Marxism stems from paranoia and greed.

As an example, she cites the successful Tuttle Twins series of libertarian children’s books which, according to its website, “teach students the values of a free society—ideas that support your family values” [emphasis in original] and which “help children develop critical thinking skills about real-world concepts” like the free market. That sounds like a breath of fresh air compared to America’s current scholastic environment, where devout social justice activists masquerading as educators sow racial division and gender confusion among school kids as young as kindergartners.

Hemmer goes on to mention the "Heroes of Liberty" series for middle-schoolers (biographies of conservative icons like Margaret Thatcher), the Brave Books series authored by prominent conservatives like Dana Loesch, history-for-kids books by the late Rush Limbaugh, and what Hemmer calls “an array of anti-trans books.” (They are not “anti-trans,” but if you oppose the current leftist push to encourage gender confusion in vulnerable young minds and even assist children in mutilating their bodies against parental opposition, you obviously must be a transphobic bigot.)

Hemmer points to the growing success of this trend as evidence that “many on the right know that it’s not just good for their politics, but their pocketbooks, too.” Nowhere does Hemmer mention that the authors profiting most handsomely from the political indoctrination of children are on the left, such as mega-bestselling race hustler Ibram X. Kendi, author of Anti-Racist Baby, which teaches your baby to be racist. Kendi (whose real name is the much less-exotic Ibram Henry Rogers) rakes in at least $25,000 per speaking engagement to tell white audiences they are racist, especially if they think they aren’t racist. He was recently paid $45,000 by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to train faculty and students how to be anti-racist – meaning, how to view themselves and literally every aspect of society through a racial lens. It sounds like Kendi’s work is pretty good for his pocketbook too, but Hemmer would have you believe greed is a right-wing phenomenon.

Hemmer doesn’t address the obvious point that the reason such alternatives are finding success is because there is a massive, under-served audience among parents and children for alternatives to the Left’s divisive indoctrination. She notes instead that these alternatives “coincide with the current right-wing attacks on schools and children's entertainment that conservatives claim are sites of political and sexual indoctrination.” [Emphasis added] In fact, conservatives are not attacking schools or children’s entertainment – we are protesting the “fundamental transformation” (as Barack Obama would put it) of those arenas into indoctrination mills that churn out social justice cultists devoid of critical thinking skills.

Add to the trend of conservative children’s books the Daily Wire's vow to spend $100 million on conservative children's programming, Hemmer writes, “and you have the emergence of a full-on right-wing children’s entertainment complex. Its sole mission: to fight what the right sees as liberal indoctrination with some indoctrination of its own.”

As other examples of this burgeoning cultural threat from the Right, she also cites PragerU “as a right-wing alternative to the rest of higher education” and radio host Dan Bongino, who exhorts his listeners to build “a parallel media economy.”

She doesn’t explain that the reason PragerU has exploded in internet popularity is because what she calls higher education has degenerated over the decades into anti-Western political conformity. Colleges and universities are now safe spaces for the woke where conservative students are demonized and literally targeted by mobs that rival the Chinese Red Guard in vicious ideological fervor; where conservative viewpoints are shut out by biased professors; and where the West’s extraordinary cultural legacy is trashed as racist oppression. PragerU is one of a rising number of alternatives where young people can hear a viewpoint they will never hear in college classrooms.

As for Bongino and “a parallel media economy”: Hemmer fails to note that conservatives have to resort to creating their own economic network in order to thrive financially because their channels on platforms such as YouTube are demonetized by woke totalitarians.

“Right-wing media aimed at children today is… an effort to develop a fully separate and comprehensive entertainment industry,” Hemmer continues. “The goal is to seal conservatives' children off from a broader culture, to protect them from supposed liberal indoctrination by getting a head start on conservative indoctrination.” [Emphasis added]

Hemmer is right – to a certain extent. The aim of right-wing media today is not so much to isolate children from the broader culture as to cultivate a parallel culture that reflects our own values that honor the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, because the “broader culture” that Progressives have shaped over the last half-century is irredeemably toxic. Neo-Marxist to the core, the broader culture is anti-family, anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, anti-liberty, anti-science, and anti-truth. It surpasses Sodom and Gomorrah in its demonic decadence, and it is headed toward surpassing Stalinist Russia in its determination to eradicate anyone and anything that does not conform to its totalitarian worldview.

Nicole Hemmer's CNN piece concludes that “we can expect to see more fights over schools and cartoons and board books for toddlers and more invocations of ‘brainwashing’ and ‘grooming’ as well.” She is correct about that as well. Because while we build that thriving, parallel culture, there will be more fights over the Left’s agenda to sexually and ideologically indoctrinate our children. Conservatives have finally had enough. To paraphrase Network's Howard Beale, we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take this anymore.

LINDA HARVEY: ‘Don’t Allow Grooming’ Bill Exposes ‘LGBTQ” Child Agenda


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There are times when many of us would really love to say, “We told you so.” Despite the mocking and scorn over the years, it turns out there actually is a “gay” agenda directed toward children-- depraved and aggressive-- and it’s now more obvious than ever.

The Florida Parental Rights Bill (HB 1557) reveals the crass, exploitative underbelly of “gay” activism and is a threat to the prize target of many wayward adults—vulnerable children.

This important bill recently signed by Governor Ron DeSantis protects children in kindergarten through third grade from homosexual and gender deviance indoctrination in lessons, books, and so on. It also prohibits schools from withholding physical/mental health information from a parent.

The law makes perfect sense and my hope is that we can pass many such bills in other states. I wish lawmakers had extended it to all grade levels, but perhaps that seemed an unreachable goal. Yet the measure is a good start. It also helpfully elicited a furious reaction from the “LGBTQ” community.

The sexual anarchy lobby named the measure the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and even organized walkouts of mostly high school students, showing a limited understanding of what the bill does.

Human Rights Campaign, for instance, is already selling “Ok to Say Gay” T-shirts—but ironically, none in sizes for small children. Doesn’t HRC believe these “youth” should have the “right” to identify as “LGBTQ”? Or is that just for backroom discussions?

Once again, it’s all about the adults and their preferences/depravities, and child human shields are mostly unimportant, except for perhaps the hard-to-locate gender-confused 6-year-old, who will be sadly paraded as a literal poster child in upcoming court cases in the hope of overturning this bill.

Does the sustained outrage mean that Big Gay will now openly push small grade-schoolers to identify as LGBTQ? There’s a term for that: grooming.

And we know the answer is yes, when and where they can get away with it. Radical educators have already been doing this, hence the need for the bill. Lately, grooming techniques have gotten much more overt in schools nationwide. But to see such honesty from these advocates about their goals is a teachable if tragic, moment.

“Get out of our way while we recruit/convert/corrupt your children! You have no right to stop us.”

These extremists would do well to remember that this bill has overwhelming support from both Republican and Democrat voters in Florida.

The vitriol from opponents is over the top:  “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that. We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.” ( Disney)

DeSantis told the media that this statement by Disney “crossed the line.”

Disney has already pledged, in apparent retaliation for the bill, the addition of more “queerness” (many more sexually deviant characters) to its programming.

Human Rights Campaign believes “...these dangerous anti-equality proposals that harm LGBTQ+ families and kids have no place in Florida. Every student deserves to be seen, and every student deserves an education that prepares them for health and success — regardless of who they are.”

This bill in no way prevents any child from being “seen” and will allow a greater chance for academic success. Does HRC really take the position that K – 3rd-grade children deserve to identify as homosexual or “trans,” regardless of parental consent? That would be jaw-dropping advocacy of essentially criminal conduct.

GLSEN decries the “...continuing pattern of openly targeting LGBTQ+ youth from Governor DeSantis...” No child is being “targeted” but instead, protected.

And right on cue, the National Education Association is screaming “discrimination,” even the horrifying prospect that a homosexual teacher may not be able to reveal his/her chosen identity to young children. If only! How refreshing such schools would be!

NEA may want to inform “LGBTQ” teachers about the option to overcome these attractions/identities and become an ex-“gay” or ex-lesbian.

Why do these adult activists so desperately want little children to learn all about homosexuality and gender deviance? Without parents present? That fits the definition of grooming. And in the not-too-distant past, such actions would qualify as a crime of child corruption, subject to criminal penalties.

And inclusivity? What hypocrisy. Some anonymous Disney employees revealed in Christian Post article the increasingly uncomfortable work climate for conservatives because of Disney’s left-wing political activity. Inclusivity does not extend to them and they believe Disney should stay out of these political debates.

Let’s make it clear what’s at stake: children who will be led into sin, violating the word of God, engaging in unnecessary, not born-that-way conduct, and all the accompanying health, social and spiritual risks. Or the opposite: children who may retain their innocence, remain open to the Lord, and have a better chance to mature on a natural timetable.

So big thanks to brave Governor DeSantis. Let’s keep this good work rolling out and get bills like this introduced in states throughout the country. And let’s extend the ban to all school grades.

It’s time to stand up for our children and kick sexual/gender perversion and its advocates out of America’s schools for good.

UK: Woke Archbishop of Canterbury uses Easter message to attack border control



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Much like the Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby uses Christianity to justify open borders — ie. breaking the law and illegally entering sovereign countries. Yet also like the globalist Pope, Welby is surrounded by personal security, and whoever enters his own personal domain is carefully vetted. He is also financially well cared for, unlike so many Britons, who are now saddled with the price tag of accommodating illegals— from feeding them and housing them to providing medical services, and when needed, heightened security services to protect citizens, given the disproportionately high incidents of crime committed by illegals.

A couple of years ago, a sensible cardinal opposed the woke leadership of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Robert Sarah — prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments — compared “the modern influx of Muslim migrants to the invasions of barbarian tribes that ultimately brought down the Roman Empire in a.d. 475.” Sarah also issued a warning which contradicted Pope Francis. He cautioned that “it is a false exegesis [interpretation of scriptural text] to use the Word of God to promote migration. God never wanted these rifts.” But this is precisely what Pope Francis has been doing, along with the Anglican Welby: abusing their positions and acting as blind guides in preaching that it is un-Christian to oppose illegal, mass Muslim migration into Europe.  

“Woke Anglican Archbishop Uses Easter Message to Attack Border Controls,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, April 17, 2022:

Archbishop Justin Welby, the de facto head of the Church of England, has used his Easter message to attack British government plans to transfer some male boat migrants to Rwanda while their asylum claims are processed, claiming the policy “is the opposite of the nature of God”.

In a highly political “sermon” preached at the service of Holy Communion at Canterbury Cathedral and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday morning, the woke archbishop loosely linked the resurrection of Jesus Christ to a number of contemporary political issues he is interested in, including the conflict in Ukraine, “the rising cost of power, fuel, and basic food”, and, of course, immigration.

“[T]his season is also why there are such serious ethical questions about sending asylum seekers overseas,” the Archbishop of Canterbury claimed, referring to the Boris Johnson administration’s plans to finally do something about the ever-worsening boat migrant crisis by striking a deal with Rwanda, a safe third country, to host some male asylum seekers while their asylum claims — often bogus — are processed.

“The details are for politics and politicians. The principle must stand the judgement of God and it cannot,” declared Welby, who himself has a direct role in lawmaking as a member of the House of Lords.

“It cannot carry the weight of resurrection justice, of life conquering death. It cannot carry the weight of the resurrection that was first to the least valued, for it privileges the rich and strong,” he went on, without offering a clear explanation as to how paying Rwanda to host people who illegally enter British territory from France — a safe European Union member-state — is an exercise of “privilege”….

Dan Ball WITH Pastor Lucas Miles: The Left’s Attack On Christian Values~Ilhan Omar Triggered By Christians Singing on the Plane

Ilhan Omar Triggered By Christians Singing on the Plane

lhan Omar BLASTS America after Christians Sing on Plane!

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar recently tweeted a response to a video of Christians singing a worship song on a plane. She said: "I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?" Rep. Omar thus implies that Muslim-Americans do not enjoy the same privileges and freedoms as Christians and that she and her family may be attacked for praying on a plane. Is she right? David Wood discusses the issue.

Fla MassResistance derails Pride Month at county library


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Fighting political corruption, leftist officials, and angry LGBT activists along the way

April 19, 2022
One of several Citrus County library displays last year: What were they really promoting?

We’re seeing it more and more: Shocking “culture war” battles are being waged even in conservative areas.

Citrus County, Florida, located on the west coast about halfway between Tampa and Gainesville, is one of the most conservative Christian areas of the state. The county voted 70% for Donald Trump in 2020.

But most people don’t pay close attention to local elections, such as for county commission. For those local offices, leftists often run as Republicans - and the effects can be terrible. Adding to that, the LGBT movement is pushing hard in conservative areas. So local citizen groups need to be on the alert, stand up, and fight back. MassResistance is often called to help.

“Pride” displays come to the library

Last June, two of the five Citrus County Library branches shocked the community by putting up homosexual “Pride” displays. A lot of people were outraged that their tax dollars were subsidizing that perverse sexual agenda. They wanted to stop it from happening again this June. Little did they know how big a fight it would be!

As children came into the library, this is what greeted them during "Pride Month."

Citrus County has a nine-member Library Advisory Board (LAB), appointed by the five-member County Commission. But the County Commission effectively controls the library. Although there was intense community opposition to the Pride Month displays, county employees had insisted the displays would continue despite the many complaints.

County Commission takes a vote

A great local activist, John Labriola, began organizing dozens of people to attend County Commission meetings to demand that future library “Pride” displays be canceled. Those numbers swelled over time as his group reached out to local pastors and congregations. John also chronicled the events on his Citrus Crusader blog.

But a smaller number of angry LGBT activists also began attending commission meetings, insisting that the library system had a duty to support the LGBT lifestyle in the community.

After months of pro-family pressure, the County Commission chairman put the issue on the Jan. 4, 2022 Commission meeting agenda and made a motion to prohibit the displays. Before the vote, dozens of people testified about the dangers of homosexuality. There were heartbreaking stories of how the LGBT lifestyle had harmed their children.

The Citrus County Commission listens to testimony.

It looked like the prohibition would pass. But at the last minute, one Commissioner flipped his vote, and the motion was defeated, 3-2.

The Commissioners said that it was now up to the Library Advisory Board, which would be meeting on March 22. One of the Commissioners added that if people don’t like how the Library Board decides things, they should apply for the Library Board positions.

John immediately began gathering signatures in the community against the Commission’s decision. In some local churches, pastors announced it from the pulpit. The petition eventually had nearly 1,000 names.

MassResistance gets called in to help

Enter Bonnie, a seasonal Citrus County resident and MassResistance activist in her native New England for over 20 years. In mid-January, Bonnie and John asked us to help them fight this battle. Arthur Schaper, our National Organization Director, began working with them on organization, strategy, and tactics.

As John said, “Becoming an affiliate with MassResistance has really helped us make an impact.”

Appalling corruption exposed by parents’ group on Library Board appointment policy

After the Jan. 4 County Commission meeting, several residents decided to apply for the five Library Board seats that were expiring at the end of that month. They were told that the application period was closed. However, when pressured, the County Administrator admitted that the positions had never been announced or advertised, as the county normally did with every other county Board.

The County Administrator agreed to reopen the application period and advertise it. But at the Feb. 8 commission meeting, the County Attorney said that the positions could not be advertised because the Library Board had lifetime appointments!

Lifetime appointments? It turns out this came from the County Attorney’s and County Commission’s shady interpretation of the regulation, which only states that members with expiring terms are "eligible for reappointment," not automatically reappointed if they wish to remain.

People were outraged. So on March 8, the County Commission agreed to re-open the Library Board application period and advertise it. Over three dozen local people have applied for the five seats! The County Commission will decide on which applicants to appoint during their April 26 meeting.

Library Advisory Board rejects parents

On March 22, dozens of residents showed up at the Library Advisory Board meeting to demand that they take action on the Pride displays since the County Commission had deferred that issue to the Board.

Pro-family residents - and some LGBT activists - packed the Library Advisory Board meeting on March 22.

Parental rights advocates, who represented the vast majority of the crowd, gave compelling testimony.

But a number of pro-LGBT people also came to testify in favor of exposing children to the homosexual agenda. They were particularly vicious against people’s religious beliefs on the issue. One man, who described himself as a gay former educator, was adamant that children need “information” in their public libraries about LGBT behaviors, complaining that schools were now off-limits because of Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education Act (which bans LGBT grooming of children in grades K through 3).

This woman brought our MassResistance book "The Health Hazards of Homosexuality" - and asked why the library isn't giving kids that information instead of promoting the LGBT lifestyle!
This "gay former educator" insisted that children need to be supported in their LGBT behaviors.

John also delivered his petition with 800 names of local citizens who were against the display.

But not surprisingly, the leftist-dominated Library Advisory Board voted 7-2 to keep the “Gay Pride Month” displays in the Citrus County Libraries.

Library Director caves in: No plans for Pride Month display this year

But the pressure from our side made a difference!

On April 6, the Citrus County Library Director announced to the local media that he has “no plans to put up an LGBTQ Pride Month display this June.”

He said that this decision “allows for a cooling off period while emotions are running hot in the community” and that he “doesn’t want to add more fuel to an already incendiary issue.”

Coverage in the local newspaper.

The momentum is with us. The next step is to make sure that this display never comes back!

Final thoughts

People need to pay attention to everyone they are voting for, not just the top of the ticket. Across the country, stealth leftists have been getting elected to local positions, causing havoc.

Also, as John warns, the LGBT movement is incredibly wealthy and aggressive. They organize and work their way into virtually every library and school across America. Children are stake. The average person needs to be willing to take a stand. 

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