Look behind the explosion of the transgenderism agenda in America and you’ll find money. Or the lust for it, according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Money for the activist organizations who lobby, money for the pharmaceutical industry players who make and sell the chemical castration pills, money for unions who enlist teachers to promote the far-left ideology, and more.
Carlson used the opening segment of a recent show, at which he interviewed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, to explain the reality-warping strategy.
It is DeSantis who has signed into law his state’s Parental Rights in Education law, which “Requires district school boards to adopt procedures that comport with certain provisions of law for notifying student’s parent of specified information; requires such procedures to reinforce fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding upbringing & control of their children; prohibits school district from adopting procedures or student support forms that prohibit school district personnel from notifying parent about specified information or that encourage student to withhold from parent such information; prohibits school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification & involvement in critical decisions affecting student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being; prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels; requires school districts to notify parents of healthcare services; authorizes parent to bring action against school district to obtain declaratory judgment; provides for additional award of injunctive relief, damages, & reasonable attorney fees & court costs to certain parents.”
All that means one cannot teach an extreme gender-fluid ideology to students in kindergarten through grade 3 while concealing that indoctrination from parents.
Carlson’s monologue, which runs for a little over 12 minutes:
He explains that the agenda was launched across America for the simple reason that the Human Rights Campaign, a longtime promoter of same-sex “marriage,” in 2015 suddenly reached its goal.
The Supreme Court created that status for all states, and the HRC suddenly was without direction.
“This should have been a moment of unbridled celebration., a dream come true,” he said. “But it wasn’t. It was a crisis.”
Because suddenly its reason for fundraising was gone, kaput, vanished.
“It couldn’t just disappear,” he said. So it pivoted to transgenderism, and successfully.
“In 2014, just before gay marriage became law, HRC’s annual budget was about $57 million. That’s a lot. Listen to this. By 2021, last year, that same budget, had expanded to $65 million.
“In other words, seven years after reaching its stated goal, its reason for existing, the Human Rights Campaign was raising even more money.”
He explained, “HRC now raises millions and millions from companies like Amazon, and Apple and Google, and Goldman Sachs and Raytheon and Morgan Stanley, etc.”
That’s why “your kids’ teachers began to deny the reality of biological sex,” at the moment that same sex marriage became legal, “Now you know why.”
He displayed the result for some elementary schools, with quotes from teachers.
One boasted of teaching her students “about gender and identity” and another complained he wouldn’t be allowed to promote the escapades he shares with his gay partner with his kindergarten children.
Then there are the hospitals and pharmaceutical giants promoting the agenda – obviously for financial reasons.
He cited one St. Louis hospital that was advertising puberty blockers because “they can hep delay unwanted physical changes that don’t match someone’s gender identity.” And that, the hospital said, is “important in a young person’s transition.”
For parents, what should be the response, Carlson questioned.
“What are you allowed to do if some unionized teacher starts talking to your six-year-old about her genitals? Well, nothing, is the answer. Not one thing.”
And that is the reason that the state of Texas has launched investigations of such “ghoulish” treatment of children, formally describing transgender treatments as child abuse.
“That’s what it is,” Carlson said.
He said those profiteering from transgenderism, and others advocating for it, therefore, have lied about Florida’s bill, because it does what is right. Opponents had to fabricate a “Don’t say gay” slogan even though it was completely inaccurate, he said.
“They actually read the bill. They’re sloganeering because they don’t want to admit they support a lot of the things [the law is] providing protections against.”