By Laurence Fox
Published: 10/03/2023- 19:51
Updated: 10/03/2023- 20:56
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Riddle me this. As I was wandering down the street in south London this morning towards a mob of blue-haired Wokeatrons, tears rolling down their mask-covered faces at the sheer injustice of anyone objecting to a dude in a dress twerking in a child’s face, I was struck by yet another peculiar inconsistency of their already unfathomable ideology.
Why - I wondered to myself - are they so desperate to make sure that toddlers have access to half-naked mens’ arses in noisy pubs, but they get all sensitive about supposedly hurty words in classic Roald Dahl books
Why will they delight in the stocking of school libraries with books about how to get jiggy with your fellow 5-year-olds, but suddenly transform into Mary Whitehouse on steroids when it comes to references about women sometimes having jobs, quote, “typing letters for a businessman” in Roald Dahl's “The Witches?”
I am not sure if there is a hard and fast answer to this conundrum, but it all has a slight "end of days" like feel to it. A crack in the door into what is to come perhaps? Or, is it - as I suspect it is - that the nasty little woke virus is mutating again. This time away from the trans community - having rinsed that one dry - and on to Drag Artists.
I went to a drag show in Blackpool once as part of a birthday weekend and it was absolutely fabulous. It was a Drag Wizard of Oz and it was far better than 90 percent of the national theatre’s offerings. Beautifully staged, performed and sung. Very tongue-in-cheek, naughty, and hugely watchable. The adults in the audience loved it. You’d have to be a real drag not to enjoy the queens, but some of the footage I have seen from these new “children’s” drag events are a million seedier miles further down the yellow brick road than that evening in Blackpool, and it makes my skin crawl.
This relatively new phenomenon of parading half naked around children whilst parents consume noble quantities of giggle juice - is in danger of doing damage to the whole Drag art form in the eyes of Joe public, who has grown up belly laughing to panto dames, rather than grimacing at dames in pants. RuPaul had it right before he predictably rolled back on his comments about trans - to prevent being cancelled - when he said “Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing it because at its core it’s a social statement and a big f-you to male-dominated culture,”
The parasitic woke brigade doesn’t care though whom they destroy in the name of progressive kindness. If Drag artists have to suffer on the interminable woke journey to the sexualisation of children, whether complicit or not, then so be it.
And then there are the schools. The hundreds of freedom of information requests sent to schools across the land about the current horrors of PSHE and RSE lessons and the hyper-sexualisation and radicalisation of children in school, were bravely highlighted by Tory MP Miriam Cates and others. Gender ideology, Skin colour privilege, Diversity, equality and inclusion and all the other symptoms of woke infection are ever present, as this peculiar desire for the school and the state to have precedent - when dealing with introducing kids to the birds and the Bees at inappropriate ages - ahead of parental choice and guidance.
At some point, we are going to have to draw a line in the sand before yet another minority group is exploited and discarded to fuel the woke advance. Perhaps it’s time to make drag great again, by returning it to the quirky adult-only art form of yesteryear and away from the seedier aspects of this modern child focussed iteration.
Perhaps also we can make childhood innocent again, by getting rid of RSE entirely in schools, so that kids can go back to being kids, rather than indoctrinated sex pests in the making.