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How?

It’s an excellent question, for which there is an easy-peasy, direct, one-word answer staring us right in the face.

Trial By Ordeal
I’m sure you’re asking yourself: what’s up with the company CEOs like Anheuser-Busch’s Brendan Whitworth, Target’s Brian Cornell, and North Face’s Todd Spaletto? Did they green-light the disastrous Pride Month marketing campaigns based on transgender activism that are suddenly wrecking their businesses? Or do these things just happen down the chain-of-command while the top dogs are otherwise occupied, knocking golf balls around or reviewing their stock options’ strike prices?

I’ll tell you what you’re not seeing and hearing: the red-faced shrieking in the board rooms as boycotts kill sales and directors face the wrath of the share-holders. It was one thing when Bud Light hitched trans “influencer” Dylan Mulvaney to the beer wagon in place of the traditional Clydesdale horses. After all, every state has a drinking age, though it’s pretty astounding that anyone at Anheuser-Busch thought “Ms.” Mulvaney’s cringy Instagram antics would sell beer to grown men moving appliances and fixing pot-holes.

It’s another thing, in the case of Target, to aim sexually-loaded gear to little children, for instance a line of T-shirts that proclaim “Satan Respects Pronouns” made by one Erik Carnell’s Abprellen company out of London.

Would it surprise you to learn that children well beneath the age of puberty are not inclined to think about sex at all? In a well-ordered society that recognizes children as different from adults, they don’t. And if something sexual comes to their attention, they are generally perplexed by it. Unless they’re born into an era when adults are busy erasing boundaries, guard-rails, and cultural inhibitions, in which case I must imagine that young children exposed to, say, pornography in a chaotic household find it traumatically sinister. So, why the gleeful celebration about sexualizing children now?

I’ll tell you why: because we are living in a very badly-ordered society these days, a society in which anything goes and nothing matters, which is a poor principle for civilization. It’s the same principle that has people shitting all over the sidewalks of San Francisco, looting Walgreens stores in broad daylight, pushing ineffective and unsafe vaccines (and lying about it), and arresting people for thought crimes. It’s a degenerate society. Morally bankrupt. Wicked.

You might ask, how did it get that way? The concise answer is that a broken business model for daily life and a collapsing economy have so disordered millions of minds that values are seen as having no value. The scaffold for truth, beauty, honor, dignity, courage, prudence, generosity, etc., folded some time ago, in slow-motion, so we didn’t notice.

True enough, I suppose, but it still skirts that direct, one-word answer I mentioned above: Leftists, that’s how. We didn’t merely get here, we have been brought here apurpose, incrementally dragged into this sorry contretemps by the malignant, evil Left. It wasn’t unavoidable nor at all desirable; it was part of a Plan, abetted by our own torpor and refusal to admit that such a thing could ever happen in America.

Then one day we wake up, and suddenly it isn’t America at all anymore. Had they an honest bone in their bodies, the Left could as well have loudly announced, “Hey, this society isn’t gonna just wreck itself, you know!” Kunstler, of course, knows all this as well as you and I do:

There’s something definitely programmatic about the way the drag queens were rolled out into the kiddie korners the past year. It doesn’t feel organic, shall we say, but rather directed, like a sinister grand opera. And the effort to enlist and initiate schoolchildren into a psychodrama of hyperbolic sexual confusion looks absolutely orchestrated.

There’s a perfectly good and valid reason for that, Jim—because it, y’know, WAS. As I keep screaming at the proverbial brick wall, the only question before us now is what, if anything, will we do about it?

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  1. I’m still left wondering “who”/

    Who, what entity is pushing this shit. Who owns these CEO’s that do this stuff? And they have to be owned.

  2. Gramsci.
    Alinsky.
    Cloward-Piven.

    Unlike many of the revolutionaries who proposed violence to overthrow the American Republic, those people above and others thought if a different way.

    Insert.yourself over a century into every controlling aspect of Society. From Libraries (Dewey) and Education (Dewey, Public Schools and even Bill Ayers) and Media and Big Tech, to Churches and Social Clubs, you take the lever of control of the Institutions that define and pass on the values of America and Americans. You proselytize that Marxism is “Equity” and Free Market Capitalism is Inequitable and Racist and Misogynist. As each generation becomes more indoctrinated they indoctrinate the next one by infiltrating more and more Institutions.

    Now HR departments and marketing departments are almost 100% Leftist. Not only that but most shares of the S&P500 companies are held by the top 10 Fund Management Companies like Blackrock. The Boards and CEOs don’t work for and try to please the shareholders anymore. They are irrelevant. Those that control their futures are the Woke Fund Managers, the crazy Woke employees who will scream sexual harassment, the HR Departments that make sure your company is filled with Woke Crazies, and a handful of fellow Marxist billionaires who are controlled by or control Deep State.

    Meanwhile, as these Boards and CEOs wreck their companies they pay themselves hundreds of millions and walk away filthy rich. They are often then appointed by the same system to be Independent Directors of other Companies and begin the process all over again.

    Then there are the handful of Marketing Companies who pitch these ad campaigns…

    All chock full of Woke.

    1. Cf I just looked up the top shareholders of Target. The Top 20 are ALL funds and control nearly 27% of the shares.

      Vanguard is 5 of the Top 20.
      American is 4 of the 20.
      Capital Group is 3 of the 20.
      MFS is 2 of the 20.
      State Street, Blackrock, Fidelity, Franklin are each 1 of the 20.

      That’s 17 of the 20 in 8 fund managers.

      11 fund managers for the top 20 in all that own more than 1/4 of the company.

      UPDATE: Another source says 81.7% of holders are Institutions. 81.86% of the Free Float is held by Institutions.
      Vanguard, State Street and Blackrock in total are holders in their funds of 24.1% of the shares.

      1. If the American people knew what was going on they could simply stop buying from the enemy. If the republican party wasn’t on the other side along wit fox news, they would know.

        If half of targets customers stop being customers, target goes under.

        1. Target going under is the goal.

          They walk away from looting the company of hundreds of millions of dollars and leave the company bankrupt.

          Someone ELSE takes the loss.

          Always play with OPM. Other People’s Money.

              1. Yes, but eventually the people losing money will bail out of the programs that are losing them the money. There is no other choice short of a revolution.

                1. Almost all 401ks and pension funds etc have no other choices BUT mutual funds and etfs run by the 10 biggest fund managers.

                  1. Yes, I know. Once people begin to understand what they are funding perhaps they will demand better. Losing money is not what they want their 401K’s to do. And they are losing every day now.

                    1. I don’t think 99% of people realize how this is happening. That’s why I’m publicizing it.

                    2. I just wish the people that are supposedly on the side of right would point this out. It’s one of the ways you know Fox news is truly meant to aid the left rather than conservatives.

                      Otherwise the actual game changing information would get out there, get hammered home. I’d bet more than half the country doesn’t even know Target is targeting children with sexual deviancy.

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