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.
If you enjoyed this article, then please REPOST or SHARE with others; encourage them to follow AFNN
Truth Social: @AFNN_USA