Activism? Wow, what a carnival filled with clowns driven to climb to the top of the heap of social media for fame and fortune.
Activism has always been a business—but before, social media activism was a much more level playing field. What about now?
Currently, activism is filled with people whose sole purpose is to become rich and famous, monetize the cause, and do anything it takes for this free chain of revenue to roll in. All that needs to happen is to create a buzz with your message. The message? Does it really matter? No, it often does not. Driven people, intelligent and ruthless people, can claw their nails to a bloody pulp and reach fame and fortune without caring about the sermons they preach.
Activism used to be about people and what was best for society. It didn't always matter if you believed the activism you spoke of, but if one peeled away the top layer, you would see a glimpse of sincerity. Now? Not so much.
Human beings are destructive, moldable, and impressionable. History has told us this for millions of years, yet somehow we believe that the current crop of the human race is more intelligent and sees through the muck. I guarantee in Germany, people thought they were evolved and intelligent enough to see through something as vile as what Hitler became—the same can be said about Mussolini and Stalin. All of these men were nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. Shocked? You shouldn't be.
When people understand the reality of the medical transitioning of children and the carnage it's creating, they often ask me why and how it has happened. People are shocked—again, they shouldn't be. Page through a history book sometime! My answer, though, still might shock you. But it's quite simple.
Activism, politics, media, and news, along with social media, have polarized, divided, and carved out huge moats around pockets of our society, creating an army mentality. Not to mention the gag rule on freedom of speech (and don't tell me that's not happening). I am a transman/lesbian who speaks out against the medicalization of children. I do this so well that every social media channel I have started has been banned at precisely when I reach the level of monetization. It happened again last week. I gave a speech in Nashville at Matt Walsh's rally, and within sixty minutes of that speech, my newest attempt at social media, TikTok, was banned.
I don't play the left-right game. That's lazy activism that has allowed nincompoops, who could care less about their message, to promote their mission: Rise to fame, no cost is too high. The left-right divide creates an army mentality within a part of society, so people feel threatened if people disagree with them.
Each army has a set of beliefs that must also be heard if the leaders want to rise to social media fame. It's a brilliant business model, but it's slothful and destructive activism. This divide is the single reason we are butchering an entire generation of gender-confused children, and Big Pharma loves it. In fact, it's human nature to want to belong to something, and anything will do. Us humans? Not that complicated. We are easily led and find it hard to realign with a truth that goes against a part of society we desperately want to belong to.
The reason why I gain so many followers so fast, and why I am silenced, is because I do care. I've done it. I know what's coming for these kids, and I will work with anyone who wants to spread the message.
Now, don't think for a minute, when I am at conservative, religious rallies and listening to the speeches, I don't sometimes feel like I'm hearing nails on a chalkboard, and I don't want to grab the mic and scream, "You are the problem! This rhetoric creates a divide!"
But I simply smile courteously, because I know that although I might not agree with all of what is said, I find more common ground than expected. I also see people who genuinely believe in what they are saying but amplify their voices with the laziness of left-right.
Should we expect any less? Look at the latest social media celebrities. Polarized with left-right, it's nauseous.
"What does the left have to say about this?"
"The right promotes bigotry and hate!"
This is the reason why social media is so scared of me, and they should be. I don't do lazy activism. I don't allow myself to be put in any box, because no part of society has it right: not the evangelicals, liberals, conservatives, atheists, gays, lesbians, transgender people, no one. My refusal to be circled and thrown into a certain part of society has made it almost impossible to gain traction. In four years, every social media site has banned my organization, Trans Rational Educational Voices, and me. TikTok was a test. I didn't even post on TikTok myself. I had a college-educated volunteer media rep, who knew the guidelines and adhered to them, yet still, after my Tennessee speech? Banned, no reason given.
My refusal to acquiesce is the secret sauce to open people's minds, and when my secret sauce spreads, people are shocked with the reality of why we are butchering a generation of kids and how much money there is to be made. As long as society believes that "transing" kids are about human rights, if this fiction is kept intact, Big Pharma has squads of ignorant army soldiers spewing "Transwomen are real women." Other lazy citizens jump on the bandwagon, just like people in Germany did with Hitler. Sure, people didn't feel quite right about it, but they kept quiet. I do not. I also can convey a message, coupled with my experience with having gone through a medical transition, having my own kids at the age they are transitioning kids, and instantly I am the biggest threat to the medicalization of children.
But, because I do not conform to the laziness of the left and right, I have no support. People appreciate my voice, but you have to go outside of your political army to support me. If evangelicals support me, they are supporting someone who believes same-sex attraction is not a choice for most. Yet I do think that same-sex attraction can be persuaded, and that's wrong, and LGBTQ content belongs nowhere in school systems. Boom, I lose the gay and lesbian support. Liberals supporting me will be helping someone who believes that a woman who gets pregnant and is carrying life should act accordingly, whether the baby is inside or outside of her body. Boom, we lost the liberals and the feminists. I could go on and on, but you get my point.
While I sat back watching all the speeches in Nashville at Matt Walsh's rally (I admire Matt and I like him), I put up with the nails on the chalkboard, because what's being done to children should supersede any political agenda. As adults, as parents, we should be better at being adults. We must "adult" better. So, as the speeches end and the carving of the moat is dug broader, the followers increase, and the zombie followers promote and donate—and what do I get? I get "appreciated" and then banned from all social media.
To top it off, the day I got back from the rally, my boss where I worked, a "non-binary" person married to a transman? She fired me, made it known she saw me in the "What Is a Woman" documentary, and has been after me since. Again, people feel bad, but does anyone support me? You have to go against that army, which is problematic. Trust me, I know. I've been doing it for four years, and I refuse to give in because what is happening to kids is beyond wrong.
So, what is the fastest way to stop the medicalization of children? For social media stars, step outside of what is most profitable for you, remove the walls of us vs. them, move aside, and promote people who can communicate the message in a way that most people can hear it. Supporting people like me, even if you get flack from your army. Because saying "I admire you" in a secret email is a pathetic excuse for "adulting better!"
Medical transition of children is not about right and left. It's about right and wrong. It's time to scream louder by screaming differently. Because a bigot today within the activism of the medicalization of children is a hero tomorrow!