By Jeff Childers
Happy Thursday, C&C! As we approach the end of another post-pandemic, pre-election week, your roundup includes: a multiplier update; Idaho schools push kiddie porn; an essay on the war for civilization; El Paso teacher gets the boot for grooming; Florida gives the elites a taste of their own medicine; Ukrainians learn English; a potato goes to Harvard; and a news roundup from the war. Spoiler: Putin’s NOT arrested.
Trigger alert: there are some gross images in today’s post. So. First a long title picture to make sure you don’t accidentally see anything you’d rather miss.
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🪖 Operation Multiplier Update: Received from Mr. Rufo: “I am happy to announce the campaign was a smashing success! So far we received over $70,000 from over 2,500 individual donors. We really can’t thank you, Jeff, and the entire C&C army enough!”
This is a terrific result for a smaller Multiplier with a less-well-known beneficiary.
Remember — we ALL win when the multiplier succeeds. Our joined power far exceeds what any of us could do on our own. In this case, we just sent corporate media a clear message: we supported this guy BECAUSE you are trying to cancel him. Keep trying to cancel people, and we’ll keep multiplying them.
Christopher Rufo works as a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative “think tank.” He has spoken at Hillsdale College and is described by corporate media as a man who has “assumed a vastly outsized role in conservative movement politics.”
In June, 2021, the Washington Post identified Chris Rufo as THE person who blew up the CRT problem, in an article headlined, “Republicans, Spurred By An Unlikely Figure, See Political Promise In Targeting Critical Race Theory.” In April of this year, The Nation magazine ran an article dismissing parent’s concerns about CRT as a “moral panic,” and featuring the subheadline, “Christopher Rufo, the man behind the moral panic over ‘critical race theory,’ has fabricated another foe.”
Those darned fabricators.
Also in April, Salon Magazine ran a hit piece on Rufo headlined, “The Guy Who Brought Us CRT Panic Offers A New Far-Right Agenda: Destroy Public Education.” The article credits Rufo as being “the man who’s been widely credited with single-handedly willing the ‘critical race theory’ panic into existence.”
Chris is still at it. You can’t believe the kinds of things the former documentary producer is uncovering.
Yesterday, for example, Rufo — who’s approaching half a million followers — shined a spotlight on how Idaho’s state government is teaching kids that watching porn is “normal” and is even GOOD for kids as young as Third Grade. I am not making that up:
Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ @realchrisrufoThe Idaho state government is now training students in “porn literacy,” teaching how pornography can “sexually excite and create fantasy” for children. It’s time to break the state-run education monopoly and provide families with universal school choice. September 14th 20221,093 Retweets2,915 Likes
You really can’t make this stuff up. We JUST went through a decade of introspection of how HARMFUL pornography is. Now public schools are ramming it down kids’ throats. Since they are teaching kids how to hide porn addictions from parents (see video, above), the only way that parents can find out what’s going on is by the efforts of courageous volunteer human lightning rods like Chris.
It’s my job to show you guys WHY it’s important to multiply about people like Chris and send messages to corporate media and lunatic leftists. If I don’t do MY job well, then multipliers suffer. As a busy litigating attorney also deep into the front lines of the war for civilization, I can sometimes work too fast.
Anyway, GREAT WORK C&C! The message was sent, and we’ll learn from and build on this effort. I’m considering someone similar to Chris for our next multiplier target. Also in April of this year, the Washington Post ran a now infamous story headlined, “Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok, secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine.” In the story, the WaPo doxxed previously anonymous Chaya Raichik, a young real estate saleswoman from Brooklyn.
We’ll talk more about Chaya soon. Meantime, let me know if you already agree we should find a way to multiply her.
🪖 I met yesterday with a top Florida lawmaker to discuss parent’s rights and the coming legislative agenda. I’m not allowed to say much, but it was encouraging. It appears that the Florida legislature is treating the last session as a warm up act, so get ready.
My team came to the meeting prepared with a stack of foul school library books, handouts, and a letter from Sheriff Grady Judd, all illustrating the disgusting, perverted, and repulsive material that has infested school libraries under the false flag of “inclusion.” I won’t offend you by offering any images from the books here, you can believe me, it’s awful.
NO sane, loving parent wants their kid looking at this kind of stuff. I don’t care WHAT sexual orientation the parents are. Nobody rational wants this.
I’m going to try to connect some dots and update the vocabulary a little. The problem with our current laws is that school are allowed to offer obscene material unless “when taken as a whole, the material lacks ANY artistic or literary merit.” So elementary libraries can legally stock copies of Hamlet with added selections from the Penthouse Forum.
Except it’s not even Hamlet. It’s literary trash with added stuff that looks just like the Penthouse Forum.
Here in my county, I doubt ANY of the school board members could name even five titles from the Western Canon. They have NO IDEA what literary merit is. Because they are poorly-educated and intellectually lazy, they’d probably say that ‘literary merit’ is in the eye of the beholder or something. In other words, it’s whatever they think is politically convenient.
It reminds me of a story about an encounter 1880’s philosopher William James had with a stubborn little old lady:
After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, James was accosted by a little old lady.
“Your theory that the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around it has a very convincing ring to it, Mr. James, but it’s wrong. I’ve got a better theory,” said the little old lady.
“And what is that, madam?” inquired James politely.
“That we live on a crust of earth which is on the back of a giant turtle.”
Not wishing to demolish this absurd little theory by bringing to bear the masses of scientific evidence he had at his command, James decided to gently dissuade his opponent by making her see some of the inadequacies of her position.
“If your theory is correct, madam,” he asked, “what does this turtle stand on?”
“You’re a very clever man, Mr. James, and that’s a very good question,” replied the little old lady, “but I have an answer to it. And it’s this: The first turtle stands on the back of a second, far larger, turtle, who stands directly under him.”
“But what does this second turtle stand on?” persisted James patiently.
To this, the little old lady crowed triumphantly,
“It’s no use, Mr. James—it’s turtles, all the way down.”
Just like the little old lady in the story, these school board members have nothing supporting their notions of ‘literary merit’ except politics. It’s just politics, all the way down.
For far too long, we have accommodated the politics of sexual liberation, when we clearly should have opposed it on MORAL grounds. But we accepted the notion that it somehow isn’t fair or nice to talk about sexual morality, because morality was the first thing we grudgingly accepted as being completely subjective, under the tired-out mantra of “separation of church and state.”
As if only religious people hold moral convictions.
This accommodationist policy, the policy of “live and let live” as to the boundless morality of uninhibited sexual freedom, has inevitably led us through a series of disappointing social failures to the point we’re at now: celebrating the cruel and inhumane torture of children using medical experimentation in the name of unshackled subjective sexual expression.
Do you think it’s hyperbolic to describe trans surgeries as ‘torture?’ You should do your homework. Look up the appalling daily routine that a male-to-female surgery survivor has to undergo EACH AND EVERY DAY to prevent their faux vagina from healing over. Or what Boston Children’s Hospital is inflicting on little girls in the name of creating a useless, non-functioning fake penis, which involves carving up their forearm to remove enough tissue to build into a faux phallus.
I’m not making it up. Here’s a surgeon from Boston Children’s Hospital selling the surgery to teenagers, whose brains aren’t yet fully developed:
Colin Wright @SwipeWrightThe fade out at the end of this video about phalloplasties revealing “Boston Children’s Hospital” set to soothing tones might be the most dystopian thing I’ve ever seen. August 12th 2022414 Retweets1,712 Likes
I wonder if the surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital show kids what the surgery looks like. It’s not just a little forearm tissue. It’s a LOT of tissue:
Now, tell me that’s not torture. And after all that, the damn thing doesn’t even work. You sure can’t make a baby with it. But forget about THAT, you can’t even imagine the disastrous scarring and the shocking opportunities for complications and poor outcomes (80%+). To many on the insane left, this all seems perfectly fine, just a teeny-tiny sacrifice in the name of unimpeded sexual libertarianism. “Are you happy to see me, or is that a part of your forearm in your pocket?”
I also chose the phrase “medical experimentation” carefully. Surgeons have never done this kind of thing before, because about ten minutes ago it would have gotten the doctor’s medical license pulled faster than Joe Biden’s handlers rush him off when reporters approach, and the doctor would have had to change his name and flee the country under cover of darkness.
I hate to do this to you, but you need to see it. Here are the ‘after
pictures; after pictures of the forearm, anyway. The other part is WAY too gross to show in this family blog, even with Halloween on the way:
This isn’t a brand-new subject. Here’s a tweet from over two years ago, linking to heartbreaking article about a mom distressed because her 19 year old daughter was saving up to get this very procedure:
Caroline ffiske @carolinefff@Mermaids_Gender @jk_rowling ‘My once beautiful daughter is now 19, homeless, bearded, in extreme poverty, sterilized, not receiving mental health services, extremely mentally ill & planning a radial forearm phalloplasty – to construct a fake penis’ ‘My Once Beautiful Daughter’ – The American ConservativeFive anonymous moms of trans kids speak outtheamericanconservative.comJune 13th 20203 Retweets14 Likes
Someone convinced that poor woman’s daughter that she’d be happier after voluntarily undergoing the torture of an experimental forearm transplant. They’ve convinced her the transplant will transform her body into something MORE attractive, instead of the reality, that it will transform her into a freakish speedboat accident survivor.
But don’t worry! Fortunately, there’s a surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital who will do it for her. “Right this way, ma’am! Dr. Mengele, ehrm, Dr. Mendoza will see you now.” And he won’t even lose his medical license and have to move to South America in disgrace. Instead he’ll probably publish something in a prominent medical journal.
Here are the dots: The library books and the pornography instruction are the launch pad for training kids to think that the way to be happy in life is to let criminally insane doctors experiment on their genitals. “It’s Penis-Millenium Edition! It’s even better than a real penis!”
And we all know how Windows-ME worked out. This could turn out even worse, if you can imagine that.
I am arguing that the moral accommodationist policy toward sexual liberation must end, or we won’t just lose the culture, we’ll lose CIVILIZATION. There is NO WAY that a civilization that does this kind of thing to its children can last for long. Nor should it. We should WANT that civilization to fail. We should pray for its failure.
So it not a “culture war” that we find ourselves in. Calling it a “culture war” obscures what’s really at stake. It’s a war for civilization. Period. Full stop.
If you still aren’t convinced, ask yourself: what’s next? AFTER forearm-genital transplants?
That bottomless source of eternal wisdom about morality, the Bible, ominously predicted what happens to people who toss all moral and ethical considerations out the window to go adventuring in the boundless horizons of sexual experimentation. It says God will curse them by giving them exactly what they want, a fully depraved mind, a mind incapable of even knowing what’s good for itself:
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another… Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.
Romans 24, 28-29.
I, for one, am working to stop this, to save civilization from itself. And Florida’s lawmakers appear to be fully awake and engaged. We have a good shot at shutting this kind of nonsense down in Florida. Texas has already criminalized these kinds of surgeries on kids. We need a LOT more of this kind of thing.
Now. I can’t just leave you there, can I? Not without some good news.
🔥 CBS News ran a hopeful story this week headlined, “Texas Teacher On Administrative Leave After Telling Students To Call Pedophiles ‘Minor Attracted Persons’.”
An alert Franklin High School student in El Paso videoed his English teacher, Amber Parker, while she was ranting about how unfair it is to call pedophiles that awful, discriminatory word, “pedophile.”
“We’re not gonna call them that,” Miss Parker is heard saying in the video. “We’re gonna call them MAPs, minor attracted persons. So don’t judge people just because they wanna have sex with a 5-year-old.”
Right, exactly. Why be so judgy all the time? Just because they want to have sex with toddlers? What’s wrong with that? It’s not like they DID anything. At least, you can’t prove it.
The El Paso district Board of Trustees promptly and unanimously voted to start termination procedures for Miss Parker. Thanks to teachers’ unions, the next step is “an appeals process governed by the Texas Education Code.”Good luck. Miss Parker is now on PAID administrative leave pending termination, thanks to her union, the El Paso Groomer’s Association — sorry — the El Paso TEACHER’S Association.
A herd of twitter bots instantly claimed that Miss Parker was probably just speaking ironically, or something. But Parker isn’t talking, on advice of counsel. Good advice. But the Board of Trustees did the right thing, either way.
🔥 Yesterday, Fox News ran a story headlined, “Ron Desantis Sends Two Planes Of Illegal Immigrants To Martha’s Vineyard.
Governor DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske, told Fox, “Yes, Florida can confirm the two planes with illegal immigrants that arrived in Martha’s Vineyard today were part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.”
A “relocation program!” Hahaha!
Fenske explained that, “As you may know, in this past legislative session the Florida legislature appropriated $12 million to implement a program to facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants from this state consistent with federal law.” (Remember! The past legislative session was a warmup act.)
Hahaha! Who came up with this idea? They’re sending them to Martha’s Vineyard, the “playground of rich progressives!” The irony. Now, of COURSE, I am appalled that these poor folks are being used as political pawns, but the simple fact is, they are WAY better off in Massachusetts than in Florida.
Fenske explained. “States like Massachusetts, New York and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden administration’s open border policies,” Fenske told Fox.
See? The Sanctuary State of Massachusetts has better social services for illegal immigrants than Florida does, so they’ll be better served in Martha’s Vineyard. The rich progressives there are well-equipped to care for these homeless, jobless, prospect-less migrants. It makes complete sense to help get them to Massachusetts.
Thanks, Governor and legislators!
🚀 I can’t vouch for the authenticity, but social media personality Kim Dotcom (875,000 followers) tweeted a short video yesterday, expressing amazement at how well Ukrainian soldiers’ English skills are coming along:
At least this video provides a hint about how the Ukrainians suddenly managed to do so well in the war last weekend.
But it doesn’t sound like Ukraine thinks it can keep it gains, not by itself, anyway. It’s weird.
🚀 The Hill ran a story this morning headlined, “U.S. Must Help Ukraine Retain Its Crucial Gains, Says Ex-Zelensky Press Secretary.”
We must? Why must we? Do we get to vote on it?
Iuliia Mendel, Zelensky’s former press secretary, told the Hill, “We all know there is always fatigue from every war. People can always ask themselves questions: ‘How long will we need [to support a] war?’” That’s a great question. Mendel continued, “If the United States stops helping Ukraine, then all our achieved results will not make any sense because Putin will not stop killing us.”
Wait. I thought the Russians were on the run? And Putin was arrested or overthrown in a coup or something? I mean, literally a million twitter bots JUST told us the conflict was practically over; and the courageous, perfect-english speaking, mastermind Ukrainians were obviously triumphant. A moron could see it.
That’s what they said, anyway. Well, I suppose opinions vary.
🚀 Yesterday, social media outrage erupted after Russian cruise missiles took out a Ukrainian dam, which caused a river to rise, which halted Ukraine’s eastern advances.
Yaroslav Trofimov @yarotrofWater level rising fast in Kryvy Rih, one of Ukraine’s largest cities, after a salvo of Russian cruise missiles breached a reservoir dam, causing a flood. Seven months into the war, long-promised US and German air defenses that could prevent such strikes have yet to arrive.September 14th 20221,956 Retweets6,912 Likes
And then, Putin met with Chinese president Xi yesterday, causing the Chinese government to affirm support for Russia:
Elbridge Colby @ElbridgeColby“China will not change its willingness to develop ties with Russia, because that is determined by geopolitical dynamics,” said Yun Sun. “If Russia wins, China will gain a powerful ally. Even if Russia loses, it will likely become a vassal of China.” China’s Xi and Russia’s Putin Seek to Counter West in First In-Person Meeting Since Ukraine War BeganThe two leaders are expected to discuss a new gas pipeline as Moscow faces setbacks on the battlefield and mounting economic pressure from U.S. and its allies.wsj.comSeptember 14th 2022113 Retweets282 Likes
It’s just so weird how Putin was able meet with president Xi, what with being under arrest in his Dacha and overthrown in the coup and everything.
Standard disclaimer: I don’t like Putin, and I love the Ukrainian people! They deserve MUCH better. They should’ve had a peace deal back in April instead of months of war. And I love the American people, who’ve already spent 20 billion and have a lot of their own problems too. We’re both suffering under our elites.
🔥 In the bottom story of the day, the leftist revolving door spun again and disgraced, potato-headed ex-CNN anchor Brian Stelter is now a highly-paid professor at Harvard University. See how that works? I won’t bore you with the dumb details about what great work he’s going to do there to save democracy from fake news and stuff, because it would just make you mad, and I want your Thursday to be happy and funny.
Less than a year ago, before he became another unemployed reporter, Stelter was a media hero:
Now, he’s a punchline.
Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more.
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