As RedState’s Bonchie reported last week, Ron DeSantis expertly trolled media outlets by actually showing videos of books found in Florida public school libraries that contained sex and pornography. The news stations had to quickly kill their live feeds because you can’t show that stuff on television.
The obvious question: if it’s too saucy for an adult audience–why is it in our kids’ schools?
Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Governor’s response team–the Twitter account @DeSantisWarRoom–was it at again, taking footage of President Joe Biden lambasting the state for its policies on transgender surgeries and putting in a split-screen with videos showing some of the more benign steps of “gender-affirming surgery.”
WARNING: some of the images are graphic, so if you’re squeamish, beware.
It’s hard to watch:
What I’ve so often noticed is that when people on the left talk about these surgeries, they describe them as simply “gender-affirming” and no big deal, like choosing a different outfit or maybe having a little dental work. But as you can see from the videos above, many of these procedures are anything but minor, are frequently irreversible, and can lead to lifelong infertility and worse.
DeSantis’ team didn’t even show some of the more extreme genital procedures:
If adults want to put themselves through that, then it’s none of my business. Kids, however, should not be permanently surgically changing major parts of their anatomy until they’ve reached adulthood–isn’t it a stunning sign of the times when that’s even an argument?
One of my teen daughters went through a phase where she wanted to change her hair color seemingly every week. Guess what? She’s left that part of her life in the past, and there’s no permanent damage. Minors and teens have brains that aren’t fully developed; they go through many phases and shouldn’t be encouraged to permanently damage their bodies over what often turn out to be temporary desires. They will have to live with these decisions for the next 70-80 years or more.
Here’s Biden’s Monday night interview on Comedy Central that caused the DeSantis team to jump into action:
Fox News describes his comments:
“It’s just terrible what they’re doing,” Biden says in the video. “It’s not like, you know, a kid wakes up one morning and says, you know, I decided I wanted to become a man, or I want to become a woman. I mean, what are they thinking about?”
“They’re human beings,” the president added. “It’s cruel. And the way we do it is we make sure we pass legislation like we passed on same-sex marriage, you mess with that you’re breaking the law, and you’re gonna be held accountable.”
Biden didn’t specify what policies he was criticizing, but Florida recently joined a handful of states in banning gender-transition surgeries and treatments like puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors.
It’s really otherworldly to see an 80-year-old who’s been in political office since the 1970s telling the public that they’re “sinful” if they don’t support radical surgeries on kids. Remember, this is a guy who until very recently had nothing to say on the subject, and was against gay marriage until 2012–now he’s suddenly one of the most extreme voices on the left, constantly obsessing over sex and gender while he presides over one of the most destructive administrations in U.S. history.
DeSantis’ bold move in showing the actual costs of gender-changing surgery will predictably send leftists and activists into an absolute frenzy.
But all he’s showing is the truth.
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