Politics, potty-training and blackmail

Conservative talk-show hosts often refer to progressives’ “bed wetting,” or “soiling themselves”—alluding to their infantile uncontrollable reactions when they don’t get their way and their irrational behavior over words and actions by adults on the political Right.

Such has been the case here in North Carolina for many moons since the State legislature passed House Bill 2 (HB2); the so-called “Bathroom Bill.”

It all began in the City of Charlotte where officials passed an ordinance that allowed men in women’s restrooms and required businesses to reconstruct bathrooms to accommodate “transgender” mandates—a miniscule number of very strange people in the population.

These sexual perversions were instigated by radical leftists in Equality NC and a Washington, D. C.-based homosexual lobbying group Human Rights Campaign. They plan to have every North Carolina city burdened with similar ordinances. State legislators foiled their scheme by requiring that Charlotte revoke its order and, then, passing HB2.

Now, the radicals pressure our legislators to repeal HB2 by enlisting “useful idiots” from media, sports groups and political hirelings. Their tactics include various coercions and blackmail. They promote their agenda as “rights” and “protection” for transgendered, who have nothing to fear except themselves—but it’s not about that.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, interviewed on “What Matters in North Carolina” by the host Mark Shiver, (reported in the January issue of Civitas NC Capitol Connection-nccapitolconnection.com) said:

This wasn’t a transgender issue. There was no transgender problem out there. This is a typical leftist sexual revolution type of push, where they’re trying to push their agenda on the state of North Carolina, like they do in (other States).

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, another guest on “What Matters in North Carolina,” said a repeal of HB2 and going back to a “reset” before the time of Charlotte’s ordinance would simple allow Equality NC and the Human Rights Campaign to pass ordinances in every North Carolina city and “force their sexual perversion on the entire state.”

Some sports association directors and a few corporate CEOs are all in on this. They are blackmailing our State legislators with threats.

Gary D. Robertson, reporting for the Associated Press: “The North Carolina Sports Association, in a letter to the legislature, urged lawmakers to address House Bill 2 or ‘our state’s sports tourism industry will suffer crushing, long-term losses and will essentially close its doors to NCAA business.’” Robertson also reports that some businesses have halted expansions and musicians cancelled concerts in this State.

Meanwhile, the State economy—despite attempts by these people to damage it—makes a “Carolina Comeback.” Building is booming in many places to accommodate a large influx of retirees and workers; the most recent 12 months of data show GDP growth at 2.3 percent for North Carolina compared with 1.2 percent nationally (Carolina Journal editors suggest that the late Obama administration policies were “bad for the Tar Heel State”). (Link below)

State policies under a Republican governor and legislature have lowered taxes, reduced regulation, and built a “rainy-day fund” helping make this State a desirable place to live—now, if the agitators would leave….

Of course, we now have a Democrat Governor, Roy Cooper, who coerces the legislature to do his bidding (repeal HB2) along with the State Democrat Party and various radical, activist street agitators, such as members of the NAACP. These subversives do all they can to sabotage the majority Republican legislature, and often display their disdain for most State citizens who agree with their elected representatives.

Then, take the media…please!

The Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board weighs in, as usual—on the wrong side of the issue. And even two well-known Duke and UNC college basketball coaches have embarrassed themselves and their schools by butting-into politics and sexual identity. Could it be that some of their basketball players are cross-dressers or biological women on steroids?

Editors and coaches say that HB2 is a “bad and unnecessary law.” They don’t explain why this law is “bad,” and, if it’s unnecessary, what’s the problem? Who cares? We have lots of unnecessary legislation. (2nd Link below)

Strangely, editors seem to agree. They say transgendered people look normal; they are always “extra discreet”; and “they are not looking for trouble.” But none of that is true based on the example they give of a transgender using an HB2 appropriate restroom: “Do you really want a biological woman with a full beard and mustache who might be dressed like a lumberjack in the woman’s bathroom?”

Well…speaking as a man, I don’t care. Unless she has homicidal tendencies, she is probably no threat to other women; although they should cautiously watch her.

But it does bother me that a husky, well-endowed man, dressed like a female prostitute could be mingling with women and girls in their restrooms and showers.

My bottom line on this: HB2 just isn’t worth all the bed-wetting by the progressive Left. They have soiled themselves in order to further their sexual revolution—an agenda rational North Carolinians will reject.

https://www.carolinajournal.com/print-edition/volume-26-issue-2-february-2017/ (p. 20)



About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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