Are you tired of Hollywood celebrities using their platform to denounce an entire group of people based on immutable characteristics that they were born with?
Dear reader, you’re not the only one.
Back in the old days, they used to call that ‘discrimination’ but now it’s a form of virtue signaling.
It seems that what would have once been denounced as acting like a bigoted jerk isn’t stopping them from putting their necks out and alienating half of their audience.
Oscar award-winning actress, Anne Hathaway, joined former Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama’s former ‘wingman’, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner on Saturday. She was given the National Ally for Equality Award for 2018. In her address to the crowd, Hathaway denounced ‘straightness’ and ‘whiteness’ and how both are problematic.
She started her speech by acknowledging the ladies, gentlemen, and ‘gentle-them.’ She then says that she loves the way that the community ‘owns the alphabet’ and uses the newly expanded LGBTTQQIAAP acronym. Perhaps she is unaware of the further expanded acronym LGBTIQCAPGNGFNBA.
Hathaway also acknowledges that her ability to accept the award as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community is partly due to her intersecting privilege of both whiteness and being cisgender — having her biological gender and identity match.
You know exactly where it’s going from there.
From her speech:
It is important to acknowledge with the exception of not being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely accepted myth. That myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.
This myth is wrong, but this myth is too real for too many. It is ancient, so it is trusted. It is a habit, so it is assumed to be the way things are. It’s inherited, so it’s thought immutable. Its consequences are dangerous because it prioritizes a certain kind of love, a certain kind of body, a certain kind of skin color, and does not value in the same way anything it deems to be other to itself.
It is a myth that is with us from birth, and it is a myth that keeps money and power in the hands of the few instead of being invested in the lives of the free.
She completed her speech with these words, ‘I appreciate this community because together we are not going to just question this myth, we are going to destroy it … Let’s tear this world apart and build a better one.‘
How do you build a new world of freedom and tolerance as Hathaway suggests by vilifying large swaths of humanity?
Does Anne not realize that it takes ‘cis-gender’ people to have babies?
Maybe that’s the better world she’s talking about — no people, no problems.
In July, Hathaway responded to the murder of Nia Wilson, a black woman murdered by a white man, on Instagram calling out ‘white privilege.’
The murder of Nia Wilson- may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here- is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence. She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man.
White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS. White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence.
Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves- how “decent” are we really? Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action?
Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx
Watch her full speech here:
Interestingly, though she is an ‘ally’ to the community, and was appointed as U.N. Women’s Global Ambassador in 2016, she hasn’t said anything about the conflict between extreme transgender activists and second-wave feminists.
But then, maybe she doesn’t know about it.
Isn’t it interesting that Hathaway stands by this 10-year old transgender girl named Ella and doesn’t question the phenomenon of more and more people identifying as transgender, despite quashed research that suggests it might be a social phenomenon in some instances?
We live in a world where ‘Ella’ is celebrated for publicly stating (before puberty) that as a biological male, ‘he’ now wants to be a ‘she’, but an 8-year old can’t walk her puppy around the block alone without having Child Protective Services called.
Then again, look at this story.
A straight, white woman accepts an award as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community for using her platform that she claims she only has because of her straight, white privilege. And then she and denounces the alleged privilege that she has.
Doesn’t that discredit her using her platform in the first place?
I think it actually does.
We live in very strange times, my friends.
Very strange times.
President Trump is a wanted man.
But not just by those nutty leftists that want to ‘Impeach 45!’
His policies are being described as the most conservative President we’ve seen since at least Reagan. And for all the media carping, and accusations, his popularity is on the rise.
Have you seen the turnout for his rallies? He’s ‘Wanted’ alright.
The people WANT his strong leadership.
The people WANT his pro-growth, pro-freedom policies.
The people WANT America to once again embrace its top-dog role in the World Stage.
They want Trump for 2020.
And for those who love it as much as we do, that wanted poster is available here.
You can put it up in your home, or maybe the local Post Office.