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And so today, let’s talk about what’s happening in Florida, where the Florida legislature, somewhat conservative, led by Republicans, and the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis.
They’ve passed a law that has been brilliantly characterized by the media and the left. It’s a brilliant trick. They say that the bill says the law says don’t say gay. And so nobody in America, it’s not fair. 97% of anyone who has heard about this issue has no idea what’s in the law, but they just know, wow, somebody passed a law that says you’re not supposed to say in school anything about gay. Isn’t that incredible?
Well, it’s a lie. Of course. It’s a simplistic slogan to try to hide what’s really going on. But I tell you what, back to our point. It’s very effective. What’s very effective about it is I don’t think there’s a single person is there a single person who wants to be out there in the public saying things like, oh, you’re not allowed to say the word gay or you’re not allowed to refer. Nobody wants to do that, by the way. Some people may actually have beliefs about that, but they’re not going to want to say it. They’re going to want to stay quiet. They’re going to want to stay out of the way of the fray. They’re going to want to stay out of the blast zone.
And we were talking yesterday on this segment what you need to know about this gentleman from Delaware, Mr. Isaac, and coverage. And we’re going to talk in a few moments with John Nolte of Breitbart.com, who did this long interview, long form interview with this man who is in his 40s, ran a business for almost a decade and has been run out of business, run out of town and basically had his life ruined because he did the right thing, but it hurt the wrong people and so therefore, he has had to pay and he’s been targeted. And the lesson to the American people is don’t do the right thing if it hurts the wrong people. Just put your head down and move on.
Move on, little fella. Move on, little girl, little boy. Stay away. That’s what the language of something like don’t say gay, because what Ron DeSantis signed into law and what the legislature passed was a bill that said for very young kids, I think, ages three to five, maybe I’m not even an expert on the bill, but it’s young, young children in schools. You’re not supposed to do this education stuff that has to do with gender and has to do with sexual choices and all that because they’re too young. hat’s the judgment of the legislature.
Now, I don’t know what educators are pushing back on that and saying, no, it’s a really good time age three to five years old to be doing teaching about sexuality. It helps kids form well, maybe there are some I haven’t seen them, but it’s just being characterized as bigoted. It’s being characterized as anti-something when what it really is is pro-family, pro-parents, pro-kid, because the parents should be in charge of discussions about anything, but especially about sensitive subjects. And if the parents are wanting to have a conversation at age three to five years old about things like sexual choice and gender, I’d be surprised at that. And I might even be willing to say maybe we should have a law that says those parents need a little bit of an evaluation because that doesn’t seem healthy for the kid. But that’s a different bill. That’s a different bill than objecting somehow as draconian and terrible and fascist to say.
Young kids should not be talked to about these subjects by the school teachers, by the school administrators, by the phys ed guy, whatever. And then characterize back to my point, characterizing it as don’t say gay. It’s the same trick to use the power of the cancel culture. It’s not a cancel culture, though. It’s a stand back, step back culture. They want you to step back from the high cost of saying what you believe and arguing for what you want and being an advocate for what you think is best for you and your family and your kids, that’s what they want. If you could somehow stop the world right now and say who’s on which side does anybody really think that the majority of parents and family members and even teachers in Florida is on the side of the three to five year olds should be taught about all this stuff?
I doubt it. It’s an active slice of the community that knows what if they make noise, they can hurt people. If they make noise, they can diminish objections. I do think we should say that the speed with which the transgender and homosexual rights and all the sexual discussion, the speed with which that has been forced on to the American people is stunning. And I think most Americans would at least would prefer that the conversation be happening at a slower pace, if not stopped. And they can’t express that because the high cost of doing that, the high cost of objecting to the cancel culture, it’s too much for most people. And it was evidence. I’ve told this before, I did an interview this morning on a radio station out of Indianapolis. And if you’re a Trump supporter, you lost friends over Trump. They were watching CNN and they were watching MSNBC, and they were watching whatever. And they came back and said, you’re a racist, you’re a sexist, you’re an act. You’re anist because you supported Trump. And I’m like, I don’t support everything, all his policies. But yeah, I do. And they say you can’t be a good person if you’re that way, really.
And now you’re in a position where if you say, I would rather have more control for parents, more control for home life, I would rather have certain conversations not take place at such a young age. You’re a bigot that’s what they’re doing here. And again.
So the range of impact, the range of impact to people is some people are in jail. See the January 6 crew. Some people are dragged through grand juries and other things. Go look at Roger Stone and every other Trump person. Some people are vilified on social media. Usually that’s a lower cost, but it can bother some people a lot. Some people lose book deals. Some people lose jobs. Some people lose possibility of income, right. All those kinds of range of things. Some people lose family members. They have ruptures in their family over issues.
Destruction is what this culture fosters. And the range can go from the guy up in Delaware who lost his business because he had Hunter Biden’s laptop. Right. All the way down to people that the young man who killed himself, who was being arrested or whatever it was for January 6. Again, that’s not to excuse any of that. It’s just all tragedy. And you watch it happen. You say, why do people want to do this? What is it about people that they want to keep doing this, keep driving people apart and driving people crazy?
And then they come for the kids. I’m going to interview Rebecca Friedrichs, who is one of the participants in a new documentary, new movie with Alex Newman and Dr. Carol Swain and others about this, about how parents are motivated to take back their school systems. And I hope they are.
I see some of it, but I don’t know if it’s sustained yet, because example after example, including what they’re doing in Florida to try to make it something that’s common sense for the people there, their legislators, their governor not yours if you’re in California. It hasn’t happened there. But there. That’s what they want and you’re called a bigot for it and they raise the cost. It’s amazing. It’s amazing. It’s terrible. That’s the power of the Narrative Machine. All right. That’s what you need to know today. We’ll take a break.
We’ll be right back. We’ve got Hugh Brown from the American Life League talking in a minute. He lays the wood on some of the people that are funding abortion and a lot more. We’ll take a break. Be right back. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, back in a moment.