Can’t we all agree on something? – Red Bluff Daily News
A bit of whimsical nostalgia: April 1 marks 38 years since a young man and woman showed up at the Longhorn Saloon in Canoga Park, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, for an evening of country/western dancing lessons. He expected only occasional encounters with ladies and learning a few dance steps; the women saw their movements, as did the men.
They were told to get a partner, everyone else did, leaving Barbara Biettchert and Don Polson staring at each other on 10 feet of dance floor. Dancing ensued, followed by a drink and conversation around a table. Two lives changed when she wrote her (real) phone number on her card; she didn’t know I had hair under my cowboy hat until we went horseback riding the next weekend.
My riding wasn’t much better than my dancing, so it might have been considered a wasted effort on her part until I took her to a lookout point with a pond near a neighborhood near Santa Susanna Pass. This neighborhood was where she grew up at one time; this pond was where she and her sister played.
We climbed a tree, got to know each other, and started planning hikes in the hills and mountains of Southern California. Dancing and marching through decades and states, before limbs and joints said otherwise, our fateful encounter on April Fool’s Day helped lighten the mood of life and allowed us to end the days sharing a smile.
We have never—in decades of dating, dancing, camping, and talking with other couples and people we’ve met—discussed what someone does in their private, intimate moments. That would be unwelcome and, frankly, scary. Laws governing the once penalized practices of a minority relationship have fallen as irrelevant. Fortunately, this is not the case for child abuse and pornography, or sex trafficking.
Has tolerance overtaken propriety? Has acceptance of abnormal, aberrant, or even heinous behavior accomplished the liberation that its proponents proclaim? Or has it produced a degenerative model where, without real debate, norms of “anything goes,” “if it feels good, do it” silently corrode the cohesion of positive social outcomes?
In the most obvious of decades-long patterns, we should all agree on the deleterious outcomes of poverty, school dropouts, gangs, drugs, and violent crime that have stemmed from a rising birth rate. in fatherless homes, for single mothers. Is it an evolving norm not to have an objective analysis of such social trends? Will advocates interpret it as a critique of the “victims” of single mothers, as opposed to the best interests of children?
Society has ‘divorced’, so to speak, from love, passion, intimacy and the natural process of birth, from the millennial traditions of marriage and the upbringing of children by both parents. It didn’t really go well, did it? When you consider the probably vocal, even hysterical, objection to using social pressure and education to bring us back to that “nuclear family” arrangement – on which so many successful and productive societies have thrived – it is probably too steep a slope. However, shouldn’t we try? “For kids”?
It should be a respectable debate and agreement that introducing sex, sexual subjects and graphic depictions to children is inappropriate, even diabolical or diabolical. Polls confirm that most people support the text of Florida’s parental rights in education bill; there is overwhelming support from Republicans, independents and even a majority of Democrats. Unfortunately, many Democrats disagree, perhaps out of ignorance.
Based on the Walt Disney Company’s almost inexplicable choice to oppose efforts by Florida or other states to protect children from the aforementioned sexualization, this column recommends severing ties with Disney and all of its subsidiaries. I canceled our paid Hulu subscription and will give up watching Disney+ and college bowling games on ESPN. The Walt Disney Co. includes Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, 20th Century and Searchlight Pictures; ABC, FX, National Geographic, streaming services, theme parks and cruise lines.
For Disney and others adhering to the demented belief that there is such a thing as “trans” or LBGT children in need of release and protection from parents and parental supervision and guidance, I say “Go to hell “. We should pray for your intentions and your lost souls. Beyond that, the least you – who sickeningly subscribe to this fringe, hedonistic and exploitative view of children – could do is limit your advocacy to your own children. For the purity of childhood, at least do not oppose those who cherish it.
Roger L. Simon: “It’s hard to conceive how twisted and immoral the Disney studios, where I’ve already worked on two feature films, have become”, but how else can I put it during a company meeting, baptized “Reimagine Tomorrow Conversation Series,” is described by Chris Rufo, of the City Journal:
“In a presentation at the reunion, executive producer Latoya Raveneau laid out Disney’s ideology in candid terms. She said her team implements a “no secret gay agenda” and “regularly adds content.” homosexuality” to children’s programming. Another speaker, production coordinator Allen Martsch, said his team had created a “tracker” to ensure they were creating enough “canonical trans characters, canonical asexual characters, [and] canonical bisexual characters.’ Company President Karey Burke said she supports the presence of “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and reaffirmed the company’s commitment to making at least 50% of his sexual and racial minority on-screen personas”.
“Disney’s regressive corruption is so much worse than we thought,” Peter Pischke says it all. It’s no exaggeration to say that Walt Disney would “turn in his grave.” I suspect Supreme Court nominee Justice Jackson would be okay with all of that if litigation reached that court, based on her leniency toward child pornography.
Don Polson has lived in Red Bluff since 1988. He can be reached by email at [email protected]