Normally a truly stupid statement by a punditry bottom-of-the barrel (that is, “The View”) feeder like Ana Navarro wouldn’t justify a stand-alone post on Ethics Alarms. However, Rationalization #22, The Comparative Virtue Excuse or “There are worse things,” is a blight on human thought, an excuse for the inexcusable, and the rationalization that opens the door to endless society blunders and maladies. This desperately needs to be understood by a controlling majority of American society, and getting utter fools like Navarro laughed and mocked off of television, even arid ranges like “The View”—where the dolts and the idiots play, and all of the words are discouraging—is paramount.
Oh, right, I almost forgot: her Hall of Fame-worthy statement. Here it is:
“I’ve yet to see a kid that dies from being exposed to a drag queen.”
I made that extra-large for you so the paralyzing cretinism it represents will bore into your skull through your eyes and you will be impelled to change channels any time this mutant crawls onto your TV screen. She has a job only because of pernicious box-checking: she is female, the biological kind; she is Hispanic, and “inclusion” of Hispanic pundits in the mix is more important than making sure they are coherent, informed Hispanic pundits, and she claims to be a Republican and a conservative, so her constant attacks on Republicans and conservatives are viewed as carrying special credibility by hard-left biased networks like CNN, MSNBC, and ABC. Well, good for Ana, I say: it’s better than selling wilted flowers on street corners, which is where her erudition and reasoning skills would normally lead her.
Nonetheless, promoting #22 to the dim-bulbs who watch “The View” is like telling immuno-compromised seniors to lick monkeypox victims on the theory that they taste better than Ensure. Not that the rest of Navarro’s rant was much better. Her thesis was that Republicans are “crazy” for arguing that schools and other child-focused entities should not be actively promoting gender confusion by celebrating cross-dressing, among other practices. Ana blathered.
“I think the party’s gone crazy, frankly, to tell you the truth because, you know, and I think what they’ve decided to do is manufacture — because these are manufactured culture wars. They are not real issues. As Billy Porter said here on Friday, the issue is gone. The change has happened when it comes to LGBTQ rights.”
Now that’s a persuasive appeal to authority: Billy Porter! In case the name didn’t ring a bell, he’s a talented gay black performer whose perspective is narrow, whose influence is limited, and whose public policy and parenting expertise is, to say the most, dubious. Here’s a Billy quote: “The reason why our country is in the mess we’re in is simply because of whiteness. White supremacy. White people choke-holding power and sucking the life out of humanity.” Thanks, Billy. Got it. You’re a racist asshole. Go whisper in Ana Navarro’s ear.
LBGTQ rights are settled ( I hope) but the right to promote and demonstrate divergent sexual practices and gender convolution to vulnerable children, much less the wisdom of doing so, hasn’t “happened,” no matter what Billy says.
More from Ana:
Do I think a 5-year-old should be at a drag show? No, but you know what? If you are for parental choice when it comes to your kid wearing a mask to school, if you are for parental choice when it comes to your kid learning about slavery and learning the true history of this country, then why in the hell can’t you be about parental choice on whether you take your kid to a drag show or not?
More brain-dead analogies. Parents concerned about their children’s emotional and social development being permanently damaged by Wuhan hysteria is so like parents not wanting their children to be wooed by “chicks with dicks.” And who can argue against the CRT cant that the “true history” of America is that it was founded by evil people, based on an evil practice, and is thus evil to this day? Billy Porter has some slapdowns for those liars…
Silly Ana: she doesn’t even realize that her beloved #22 is equally capable of defeating her own persuasive arguments. After all, opposing drag shows for kids, and indoctrinating white children into hating their nation and black children into hating white children never killed anybody.