Back in the day, to suggest that brainwashing children was an essential component of the Left’s program to inculcate their hatred of America, Americans, and capitalism in future generations was to establish oneself in the minds of most as a paranoiac, a lunatic, and/or a conspiracy theorist with an at best tenuous grasp on reality. But those days are long gone; as it turns out, the conspiracy is real, the program is in place and beavering away…and yes, brainwashing our kids is a YUUUGE part of it. Exhibit A:
It’s a very simple graph, but it speaks to a deep sickness in society. Komodo Health Inc. has tracked over five years, from 2017 to 2021, the number of children who identify as “transgender” (that is, in purely medical terms, they suffer from gender dysphoria) has increased so dramatically that it cannot possibly be an organic development. Instead, we are witnessing the brainwashing of America’s youth—something coming from pop culture, their schools, and their peers.
We all know that young people are impressionable. Their minds are little sponges, they’ve been minimally affected by life’s realities, they are more likely to respond to experiences and information with emotions rather than reason, and they are extremely vulnerable to peer pressure. I’m not even going to spend 20 minutes hunting for authorities for each of those statements. Anyone who once was a child remembers that way of being and thinking, and anyone who has raised a child has seen those factors from a more objective, adult perspective.
Since the 1940s, in less serious (although sometimes still dangerous) ways, we’ve seen children’s undeveloped brains lead them to:
- Swoon over Frank Sinatra
- Swoon over The Beatles
- Swoon over the Bay City Rollers
- Eat Tide pods
- Take the cinnamon challenge
- Take extreme selfies in dangerous locations
- Use nauseating amounts of Axe deodorant
- Play the passing-out game
- Pierce themselves all over
I could go on, but you get my drift. Make something a fad, and there is no end to what children will do. The current fad is worse than anything in the bullet points above because it’s not just coming from children’s peers. Instead, pop culture and their own schools are promoting transgenderism. At a very fundamental level, children are being brainwashed into denying their own bodies.
Matt Walsh explains very well that we are seeing a complete inversion of the 1990s trend that saw parents, teachers, and the media relentlessly tell kids that they were absolutely perfect and beyond wonderful, with no need to change by even a scintilla. That message extended to their bodies: All young people’s bodies were perfect and beautiful bodies. Al Franken’s only funny character, Stuart Smalley, summed it up: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and, doggone it, people like me!”
Now, however, children are being told that, if they feel awkward, different, or wrong (which is completely normal for kids, especially as they go through puberty), they are correct to feel that way. God or Nature made a terrible mistake with them, and the only remedy is hormones that cause permanent sterilization and diseases, combined with permanent body mutilating surgery.
Hey now, ain’t nothing wrong with swooning over Sinatra or the Beatles. Hell, even the Bay City Rollers had their moments.