Transmania: Why are Democrats tying themselves into knots to please < 1% of the population?

One New Year’s Eve in the 1990s, I was seated on a train waiting to leave Grand Central Station when a huge man dressed as a woman moved through the car. Although he appeared oblivious to the stares and smirks from my fellow passengers, his presence had created quite a stir. As he settled down in the facing seat directly across from me, I remember thinking that with his bare (and extremely hairy) midriff, he must be cold given the freezing temperatures in the city that night.

In those unenlightened days, we called men like him cross-dressers and it was still relatively uncommon to see them out in public.

Fast forward to 2023. Their time has come. Transgenders are victims because their sex at birth and gender identities are at odds with each other. They must not only be respected, but celebrated for their courage by the 99.3% of us who are at peace with our biological sexes.

What did Anheuser-Busch executives really expect when they partnered with transgender “influencer” Dylan Mulvaney to promote sales of Bud Light, an iconic beer enjoyed by ordinary (decidedly unwoke) Americans for generations? 

In a cringeworthy video, Mulvaney enthusiastically told viewers, “This month I celebrated my 365 days of womanhood and Bud Light sent me possibly the best gift ever — a can with my face on it.” 

Early indications are that Bud Light drinkers were less than pleased with the company’s decision to partner with a transgender activist to promote their product. On Monday, trade publication Beer Business Daily described the reaction from Anheuser-Busch distributors to the very real drop in sales of the beer over the holiday weekend as “spooked.”

Fox News accessed the BBD article which said, “We reached out to a handful of A-B [Anheuser-Busch] distributors who were spooked, most particularly in the Heartland and the South, and even then in their more rural areas.” 

The publication, which charges $880 per year for access to their site, reported that although their data was very limited, “it appears likely Bud Light took a volume hit in some markets over the holiday weekend.” 

BBD concluded it was tough to “appeal to the sensitivities of a new generation of drinkers” without offending longtime customers. 

Why would Anheuser-Busch risk offending their longtime customers at all? This was an unforced error made by a misguided, out-of-touch marketing executive trying to impose her woke worldview upon a decidedly unwoke clientele.

Two weeks ago, Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old woman who apparently identified as a male, walked into The Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, and gunned down three nine-year-old students and three adults. She is now being portrayed as a martyr by transgender activists, members of the media, and even by the White House. 

The Trans Resistance Network put out a statement following the massacre. They acknowledged the deaths of the six individuals, but were quick to claim that Hale “felt he had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others, and by consequence, himself.”

TRN wrote they “do know that life for transgender people is very difficult, and made more difficult in the preceding months by a virtual avalanche of anti-trans legislation, and public callouts by Right Wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society.”

The group noted that “anti-trans hate, lack of acceptance from family members and certain religious institutions, denial of our existence, and calls for de-transition and forced conversion” had likely motivated Hale’s actions.

The statement reminded readers that “Hate has consequences” and warned that they “will not be eradicated or erased.”

Finally, they asked people to use Hale’s preferred pronouns: he and him.

Hale left behind a “manifesto” which might give us a clue to her motive, but so far, the government has refused to release it. Why not? What does it reveal that they don’t want us to know?

In the meantime, the left can continue to blame Republicans for passing legislation to prevent “gender-affirming care” such as puberty blockers and surgical mutilation for minors and to cry out for the confiscation of firearms from law abiding citizens. And they can pretend that Hale was the real victim because life is so difficult for transgenders.

Why are we catering to the 0.7% of the population that identifies as transgender at the expense of the 99% that does not? And why are we celebrating gender dysphoria as a courageous lifestyle choice rather than the mental disorder that it is?

Sorry liberals, and I know this will break your hearts, but Audrey Hale wasn’t a victim and Dylan Mulvaney isn’t a woman.


A previous version of this article appeared in The Washington Examiner.

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3 thoughts on “Transmania: Why are Democrats tying themselves into knots to please < 1% of the population?”

  1. Where are all the women’s lib groups, the feminist groups speaking out against all the Womanface, the sexual equivalent of Blackface? Their silence speaks volumes.

  2. I keep having these ‘Aerosmith’ moments lately: “dude… dude… dude looks like a laaady….”

    IMHO, this entire movement is simply a tool to gain control of the culture and having done so, the everyday lives of citizens – “hey all you straight CIS folks, pay no attention to the progressive democrat liberal behind the curtain of legislative dominance…. be distracted by the homosexual community assault on your traditional values and families (especially your children) while we legislate (from the courts, the DOJ and the actual lawmaking bodies in the states) you into eternal indentured servitude / debt slavery.”

    Com’ on man,,, really, all “they” want is:
    to be accepted by the heterosexual community as people, ‘out’ and accepted as equals to straight folks

    until they wanted:
    to have the ‘right’ to civil unions

    until they wanted:
    the ‘same rights’ as married people and have ‘traditional marriage’

    until they wanted:
    to be recognized as people who are ‘gender fluid’ and can defy biological science

    until they wanted:
    the privilege to cross-dress in public

    until they wanted:
    acceptance for deviant behaviors like puppy play / pony play

    until they wanted:
    that all of us change our use of the English language to accommodate their gender preferred pronouns

    until they wanted:
    to socialize their gender dysphoria and homosexual behavior to school children using drag queen story hour, grooming children

    until they ran out of things to want, started stealing other peoples luggage and began shooting at mentally stable, well-adjusted folks, the real demons in their lives

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