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The Obscenity of Safe Spaces
Exposing the holdouts of evil clowns
In an act of stunning consistency, Ontario’s New Democratic Party has decided to move forward with their newest assault on both democracy and reality in the form of a private member’s bill: The Protecting 2SLGBTQI+ Communities Act. NDP leader Marit Stiles, along with Toronto MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam and some lost clowns who happened to be wandering by, recently assembled in Queen’s Park in support of the bill, claiming that “Drag artists have faced threats and intimidation all across Ontario over the past year.”
If passed, the bill will:
Allow the Attorney General to designate addresses in Ontario as 2SLGBTQI+ Community Safety Zones for a specified period of time. During the time a safety zone is in effect, anti-2SLGBTQI+ harassment, intimidation, and hate speech within 100 meters of the designated address could receive a provincial fine of up to $25,000.
Seek to strike an advisory committee made up of MPPs and diverse queer and trans community members who will provide recommendations to prevent and combat anti-2SLGBTQI+ hate crimes in Ontario.
To understand the momentum behind this two-pronged manure fork, we first need to understand the nature of our current political climate. In a nutshell, the more of a victim you can convince people you are, the more power you can have over them. And the more power you have over people, the more likely they’ll let you do whatever you want.
This phenomenon exists not so much because of any inherent strength in victims but because of the vast moral insecurity of our politicians and activists. What we are witnessing in the unholy alliance between drag queens and the NDP is the emergence of a necessary symbiosis. The reason it is necessary is because the average person on the street will tell you he is equally nauseated by both drag queens and the NDP. But if the NDP can position itself as the champion of a downtrodden minority — and if drag queens can maintain their victimhood — both stand to emerge more powerful.
It’s not about compassion. It’s not about love. It’s about power.
This is why it wouldn’t do for Scarlett BoBo & Co. to march around Queen’s Park with a sandwich board listing all the major corporations that have adopted polychromatic logos. And why it wouldn’t do to remind everyone of the $100 million of government funding towards the rehousing of orphan pronouns. And why it wouldn’t do to state that perhaps the single safest thing anyone could do in Ottawa right now is put on a blonde wig and go read inappropriate books to three-year-olds. And why it wouldn’t do to remind everyone that during such an event you can feel free to assault peaceful protestors while the police look on like tranquilized sheep.
None of this would do — because whoever owns the narrative, owns the power. Who in their right mind is going to stand against a bill that “seeks to make trans people safer?” Who doesn’t want to “prevent rising hate crimes?” Who doesn’t want to suppress that most heinous of democratic contagions — the organized protest? Again, notice the language, which is carefully calculated to sustain the victim/aggressor narrative.
We saw a similar strategy play out during the trucker protest in Ottawa. When has any state ever been a victim of anything but its own inefficiency? And yet this was exactly the slop Canadians were being force fed by media outlets — officials are being held hostage by truckers. Now the federal government is urging Ottawa to buy up the street in front of parliament. See? Safe spaces = no more honking = no more accountability. Just the way officials like it.
Now I’m all for the protection of safe spaces if by that you mean those spaces which have historically been considered worth protecting: private property, places of worship, bodily autonomy, etc. In other words, spaces without which there would be no human flourishing because there would be nowhere for it to flourish in.
However, I am absolutely opposed to the protection of “safe” spaces when what takes place within them (i.e. trans indoctrination) is the opposite of safe. Apart from those staffing chemical weapon facilities, most people would agree that diseases shouldn’t be shown the same hospitality as cures. And let’s be clear — transgender ideology is a disease. It has already ruined many lives and stands to ruin millions more. It does not need a safe space. It needs a play date with a large scale incinerator.
Finally, we need to realize that what’s at stake here isn’t just politics. The apostle John reminds that, “Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” The real reason behind calls to defund the police, the real reason we seem to be riding a renewed wave of decriminalization, the real reason drag queens and activists cannot tolerate protests is because darkness hates the light.
The force of law, properly understood, is a vehicle for the protection of the common good. It is the fear of God for those who refuse to acknowledge God. It is a lesser light preventing a sin-soaked world from plunging into utter darkness. It is a gift of God’s common grace.
Where it is commandeered for the protection of evil, it becomes just as unnatural as a man wearing a dress.