By Selwyn Duke
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“We just wanted to be able to be ourselves,” the sexual devolutionaries would once say. But now “being yourself” apparently sometimes means grooming young children at a homosexual bar, where they’ll slip dollar bills to drag queens performing in front of a pink neon sign reading “IT’S NOT GONNA LICK ITSELF!”

This is precisely what happened, too, on Saturday, June 4 at a “Drag the Kids to Pride” show at “gay” bar Mr. Misster in north Dallas, Texas. Breitbart pointed out that “families were encouraged to attend with their children,” and according to Mr. Misster’s official invitation:

Mr. Misster’s Drag The Kids To Pride Drag Show provides the ultimate family friendly pride experience. This signature event is a family friendly spin off of our famed Champagne Drag Brunch, with our resident DJ Charlie Phresh playing some of your favorite hits while host Nicole O’Hara Munro brings together some of the best drag entertainers around!

The announcement also invited the kids to join in the decadence. “Do you want to hit the stage with the Queens?” it read. “We have FIVE limited spots for young performers to take the stage solo, or with a queen of their choosing! Come hangout with the Queens and enjoy this unique pride experience, fit for guests of all ages!”

“Photos and footage from the event showed adults sitting on stools surrounding a long narrow runway stage in the middle of the room,” Daily Mail writes, adding detail.

“As parents sipped on drinks with kids seated at their side, drag queens in dresses and glittered leotards danced along the stage, at times inviting the children to walk down the runway with them,” the paper continued.

So “family friendly”? Watch the videos below and judge for yourself.

There were protests at the affair, too, which is perhaps the only reason the story made national news. In fact, a “video shared to Twitter [below] allegedly shows a verbal clash between protesters and attendees,” relates the Daily Caller. “‘I only have one question, why do you want to put an axe-wound in between your son’s legs?’ a protester with a bullhorn asked the attendees,” the site continues. “A female voice out of frame responded, ‘we’ve got kids here, please go away,’ to which the protesters replied, ‘that’s the point!’”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson also reported on the sordid affair, Tuesday evening (video below).

Nonetheless, there are powerful people who think corrupting children is a joke. For example, responding to a Texas proposal to ban drag shows in children’s presence, state senator Dan Wiener (D-Calif.) issued the following satirical tweet.

All this speaks for itself. Yet there’s a deeper issue: How did we ever descend into this Sodom and Gomorrah state?

Conservatives would sometimes say, as I heard ex-radio host Michael Savage express many years back, “Do what you want as consenting adults — just leave the kids out of it.” But this isn’t how it works in the real world, which is why evil movements from Nazism (i.e., the Hitler Youth) to Marxism didn’t “leave the kids out of it.”

If you once believed the sexual devolutionary appeal “We just want to be left alone to do our own thing,” you perhaps by now know you’ve been had. Oh, some uttering that line no doubt meant it, but can you release a demon and expect of him temperance and self-restraint?

The problem with this conservative/libertarian attitude — “Do what you want as long as you don’t hurt others” — was explained well via a metaphor from, I believe, philosopher C.S. Lewis. To wit: It’s as if man were a fleet of ships. Moderns will say they don’t care how the ships operate as long as they don’t collide with one another. If they don’t operate properly, however, they may not be able to avoid colliding with one another.

So the “leave the kids out of it” appeal was never realistic. It was a bit like saying to an alcoholic, “Indulge yourself and drink, but not too much”; or to a drug addict, “Smoke or inject away, just don’t squander the family’s food money on heroin.” The nature of sinful compulsions is that they worsen with time, corrupt the will, and impair judgment. Thus was saying “Be perverse, just not too perverse” never going to work. “The eye altering alters all,” as poet William Blake put it.

And now altered eyes control the culture, having gained their power through a process I explained in 2013 in “The Acceptance Con.” That is to say, we’d once hear a different version of the aforementioned appeal: “We just want tolerance!” But tolerance of a thing allows it out in the open; this leads to inurement and also the marketing of it. In turn, this leads to acceptance and, if that marketing is effective enough, preference for the thing.

This results in all the wrong stigmas. For stigmas are the corollaries of values; if we value certain qualities, it follows that what contradicts them will be devalued. Thus, for example, when Christianity was valued, sexual devolutionary behaviors were stigmatized; now that sexual devolutionary behaviors are valued, Christianity is stigmatized.

The moral of this story is that if you don’t control the culture, the culture will control you. And then don’t be surprised when your kids are drag-queened into licentiousness masquerading as liberty.