The Bookworm Beat 8/23/17 — Leftist insanity, August edition

When it comes to Leftist insanity, 2017 is the year that keeps on giving. Whether it’s transgender madness or racial madness, it just never stops.

I haven’t done a Bookworm Beat in a while. I was hoarding articles, but so much time kept passing between hoarding and then writing them up that the articles became stale. A few gems, though, have crossed my screen today, so I thought I’d pass them on.

All your children are belong to us. It’s been a couple of months, but parents of kindergarten students in Rocklin, California, are still outraged that the children’s teacher decided, on her own initiative, to introduce them to the whole topic of transgenderism. The teacher’s excuse was that one of the students (a five-year old, mind you) was transitioning:

The teacher defended her actions to read two children’s books about transgenderism including one titled “I am Jazz.” She says the books were given to her by a transgender child going through a transition.

It didn’t seem to occur to the teacher that she should consult with the parents first. Several children were quite traumatized to have their firm grasp on reality jettisoned thanks to their teacher’s buy-in to America’s ongoing insanity:

“The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” said England.


“I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family, not from a book that may be controversial,” a parent said.

“My daughter came home crying and shaking so afraid she could turn into a boy,” another parent said.

The worst line in the MSN article is the following:

Parents say besides the books, the transgender student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender.

Let me translate that into normal for you. (“Normal,” incidentally is Kurt Schlichter’s word for those of us who have not caught the Social Justice Warrior, Leftist, Democrat, Intersectionality insanity that has been burning through American culture since Trump’s election.) The normal version of the above quoted sentence is this:

Parents say that, besides the books, the kindergarten teacher urged a five-year-old boy, who either has no father or who is being raised by at least one, and possibly two, Leftist or otherwise mentally disturbed adults to put on a dress and announce to his deeply confused classmates that he thinks he’s a girl.

The ultimate anti-Bradley Manning moment on Twitter. Bradley Manning became a hero on the Left by betraying the United States and then announcing that he believes he’s a girl. The Left calls him a “transgender woman.” I call him a traitor and a fake woman. Both those attributes qualified him for a photoshoot in Vogue, which left us with this eyeball searing image:

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He is, in a word, grotesque. However, even a traitorous grotesque can be good for a laugh. It started when Manning posted a photograph of himself stomping his jackbooted foot towards his camera (complete with the cutesy, irrelevant, endless emojis on which this sad little man relies to communicate):

Ben Shapiro, of course, couldn’t resist:

Manning took umbrage at the night-time tweet, and tweeted back in incoherent rage. The beautiful coup de grâce came from former porn star Jemma Jameson:

The best line, however, comes from the Twitchy editor, chiming in on the post about this little Twitter spat:

Editor’s note: You know when you’re writing a piece about a trans-woman getting the slapdown from a former porn star for attacking a Jew you’ve reached peak 2017.

Can’t top that one.

And far away, in an alternative universe. I lied when I said, “Can’t top that one.” This being 2017, I can top the whole crazed Manning/Shapiro/Jameson Twitter spat. It’s just a photo, no text, but what a photo it is (and, as far as I can tell, it is a true, un-retouched photo):

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No, your eyes are not fooling you. What you see above is a black man holding a Confederate flag and being confronted by a white man with a Black Lives Matter sign. Maybe we really are edging up to the Apocalypse. If that’s the case, it’s going to be part fire, brimstone, and cruel death, and part clown show.