General Politics

Prominent Conservoid Politician Escalates Attacks on Disempowered Group

woozle Thursday February 24, 2022

2022-02-23 NBC: Texas governor calls on citizens to report parents of transgender kids for abuse

Some relevant narratives to keep in mind:

  • "Dems are divisive" (from elsewhere): here we have a clear example of a major GOP contender making a deliberate effort to further polarize the country around the issue of transgenderness
  • "GOP supports small government" (from elsewhere): said GOP leader is inviting professionals to betray confidences to the state, so the state can punish parents for improper political alignment
  • "allowing children proper transgender medical care is child abuse" (implied or stated here): obviously untrue, but it's good for rage-farming the gullibles

Anyone supporting this monstrosity is being deeply incivil and hostile to their many trans and trans-ally neighbors

(I was going to do a post about incivility and conservoid narratives, but I'm still working on it and this didn't feel like it should wait.)

crossposted to Nextdoor