The White House must resist the temptation to hoist troublesome false flags which do nothing to promote international diplomacy, Robert Bridge writes.
The Biden administration, heavily influenced by the radical progressive wing of the Democratic Party, has given U.S. diplomatic missions the authority to raise the standards of fiercely politicized domestic movements, even as a group of Republicans attempt to halt the political circus.
In honor of June ‘Pride month,’ 30 action-packed days of politically charged charades, parades and hefty corporate sponsorship devoted to coddling sexual lifestyles, the Biden administration has authorized U.S. ambassadors to fly the rainbow-colored LGBTQ+ emblem alongside Old Glory.
“The Department has committed to increasing U.S. engagement on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) human rights issues abroad,” Anthony J. Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, wrote in a press statement.
Aside from the political firestorm that such procedure has sparked back home (a group of House Republicans have responded by introducing the “Only Old Glory Act,” which would prohibit any standard besides the American flag from appearing at U.S. embassies), it has opened the door to some jarring and unprecedented spectacles overseas.
Does anything capture the crumbling sign of these degenerate times more succinctly than the LGBTQ+ flag being displayed at the U.S. embassy to the Vatican?
The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June. The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. pic.twitter.com/Xentlnr16E
— U.S. in Holy See (@USinHolySee) June 1, 2021
Had Pope Francis and the Holy See been taken aback by the White House’s display of sex-drenched virtue signaling, which has not been replicated in other far less tolerant places, incidentally, like Saudi Arabia or Indonesia, he could have simply invited the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican for some explanation. The gesture may have gone far at convincing the flock that Francis is not attempting to convert the ultra-conservative Vatican to more liberal ways, as many now fear. Yet nothing of the sort happened. Perhaps the reason is that Francis, much like the Democratic leader Joe Biden, just the second Commander-in-Chief in U.S. history to be Catholic, has fallen under the sway of his own so-called ‘gay lobby,’ which is said to exist as an influential force behind the Vatican walls.
But the issue at hand is no longer just a matter of ‘gay rights.’ The LGBTQ+ movement, which has a direct impact on the lives of children and minors, has radically transformed the conversation about alternative sexual lifestyles. The U.S. public school system is now teaching elementary grade students about transgenderism, while ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ – which is exactly what it sounds like, men dressed in drag reading sexually laced stories to small children – has become a nationwide event inside of taxpayer supported libraries.
Meanwhile, the American Medical Association (AMA) has recently lectured state governors to “stop interfering in health care of transgender children,” and to veto state legislation that would prohibit “medically necessary” gender transition-related care for minor patients, calling such efforts “a dangerous intrusion into the practice of medicine.”
The rainbow flag is not the only politically charged symbol being put on display at U.S. embassies. On May 25, the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) standard has also taken up residency at several diplomatic missions around the world.
“The Department supports the use of the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ in messaging content, speeches, and other diplomatic engagements with foreign audiences to advance racial equity and access to justice on May 25 and beyond,” an internal declassified message from the Secretary of State’s office reads.
Had this radical social justice group been a squeaky clean organization, which it is certainly not, that still would not give the Democratic Party the right to promote it from U.S. diplomatic missions. Only the American flag, which is representative of all Americans, should have that honor. Unfortunately, an argument on behalf of ‘simple’ patriotism will never satisfy the radical progressives, who actually view the traditions and history of the nation as the root of the problem.
US embassies in Spain, Greece, Cambodia and more flying BLM flags today pic.twitter.com/3vndqBYZtN
— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) May 25, 2021
What is so disturbing about the BLM movement is how it is perfectly wedded to the tenets of critical race theory (CRT), an ideology that says ‘white supremacy’ manifests itself in Western society through abstract and improvable notions such as ‘white privilege’ and latent racism. Ignoring the tremendous progress that has been made on the civil rights front over the last 70 years, this ideology, which is being taught to employees at government institutions, public schools and corporations, among other places, wishes to supplant the understandable concept of ‘equality’ with that of ‘equity;’ the former means that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, while the latter means that everyone receives an equal portion of the rewards. If that rings of Marxism, it’s no accident. CRT is a gnarled branch from the tree of Marxist thinking that has substituted class warfare for racial strife.
In fact, talk about ‘systemic racism’ is not unlike the transgender section of the rainbow flag that says something exists without the slightest amount of biological proof; feelings and emotions trump scientific inquiry and anyone who expresses skepticism is branded a hater and quickly cancelled into oblivion.
What all of this proves is that issues related to race and sex in the United States has become, especially in the last several years, fiercely contested political ground that shows no sign of abating anytime soon. Thus, the spectacle of U.S. embassies raising the flags to these political movements not only triggers the conservatives in the United States, it must seem utterly baffling to host governments where the embassies are located. The problem with police violence, not to mention out of control crime rates, is a phenomenon almost entirely unique to the American experience. Thus, to see ‘Black Lives Matter’ banners in foreign capitals will probably elicit more confusion than compassion.
Meanwhile, the hyper-sexualization of the U.S. youth, complete with grade-school lectures on subjects totally beyond their comprehension, is also partially symptomatic of the medical industry’s desire to create yet another ‘consumer niche.’ This one comes replete with indoctrinated children confused about their sexuality and gender, thanks in no small part to the work of the entertainment, social media, and medical industries – who will feel the need to sign up for a lifetime of pricey ‘treatments,’ including puberty blockers, hormones and possibly irreversible surgery. There’s an entire world of impressionable youth out there, extremely susceptible to ideas regarding their self-identity and self-esteem, especially in their formative years. Yet the LGBTQ+ community has absolutely no desire to shield minors from their sex-drenched messages, but rather immerse them in it from every available media. Just ask Desmond is Amazing, the “10-year-old drag kid shaping the youth of drag youth.”
Desmond Is Amazing is the future and we’re here for it pic.twitter.com/jTWm1rRull
— Mashable (@mashable) November 3, 2019
Perhaps the most important question with regards to using U.S. embassies as political message boards is: when does it stop? Assuming that the Republicans will one day control the White House again, will they gleefully seek retribution, perhaps letting the National Rifle Association fly its colors in the name of ‘safety and security’ for an entire month? Or how about a new take on the Black Lives Matter motto, like maybe ‘Unborn Lives Matter’, in a nod to the millions of abortions that take place every day around the globe? One can readily imagine the serious problems this will create.
In any case, the White House, regardless as to what party is in power, must resist the temptation to hoist these troublesome false flags, which do nothing to promote international diplomacy, but in fact make it that much harder to achieve. Attempts to get cheap political brownie points back home by interfering in the sensitive working of diplomatic missions is a disgraceful act and should end once and for all.