Cry Me an Atmospheric River

Last week, I began to tell you about the people cashing in on green mania, starting with the beneficiaries of federal money from the ideologically overcommitted Biden administration and green investors who have a vested financial interest in getting you to buy into the phony narrative of climate change.

Today, we pick up with environmental groups which, it has long been reported, are taking money from Russia and China to propagate climate change malarkey.  But the problem starts at home.  A new report documents that environmental groups in Massachusetts have taken over $4 million from wind energy developers which compromises their ability to accurately assess the threats offshore wind projects pose to the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

Another extreme funding event occurred when a Democrat-connected nonprofit gave $140,000 to a research firm to produce a study claiming ‘climate change misinformation’ mushroomed on Twitter after Elon Musk took over.  The research firm is the parent company of Fusion GPS which was behind the debunked Steele dossier in the Trump/Russia collusion hoax.  I’m not big on hired gun ‘studies’.

Another recent story shows that Mrs. Steve Jobs and another left-wing billionaire have been bankrolling Climate Imperative, a green energy nonprofit that has been working to ban gas stoves.  Climate Imperative has a billion dollar budget, enough to buy oodles of false messaging about natural gas and give grants to other groups working toward the same end.  Climate Imperative has a Chinese government official on its advisory board, someone who serves in the Chinese legislature and on a party-insider committee.  It is in China’s interest to move the U.S. away from reliable energy sources.

Journalists are also cashing in.  I’ve told you previously about some multi-million dollar climate journalism projects at the Associated Press and elsewhere. [Daily Skirmish – 9/30/22]  There are new details about the $8 million effort which enabled the Associated Press to hire 22 climate reporters.  Green energy investors are behind the push, including big left-wing foundations like the Rockefeller Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation whose endowments are heavily invested in green energy companies.  These investors are paying the media to push the climate change narrative to keep their endowments growing.  None of this is disclosed in AP climate stories.

Journalists around the world are getting scholarships to report on biodiversity conferences.  The scholarships come from the Earth Journalism Network which is funded, by among other others – would you look at this: the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  Still more grants for climate journalists are available from the Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund.  The fund is supported by the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).  Norway is banking on green energy to meet its future energy needs, so it’s all-in on the Paris climate accord and the climate change narrative driving it.

The recent Los Angeles school strike was partly about cashing in on green mania.  The union demanded, among other things, the district adopt a socialist-backed plan to transform schools into ‘green’ social services hubs.  And, oh by the way, teachers should be paid more – more than the $115,000 a year they’re currently getting – to teach ‘climate literacy’ courses, among other things.

States, entire countries and the U.N. also want on board the green gravy train.  Wyoming’s Governor vetoed a bill that would have threatened a federally subsidized wind energy program in the state.  California apparently wants to spend taxpayer money to give college students $10,000 stipends for climate activism.  The U.N. is demanding billions of dollars to keep global warming at bay.  African countries and Egypt want trillions of dollars supposedly for ‘climate mitigation’.

So there you have the rundown on green grifters, people only in the climate change game for the money.  Remember to follow the money the next time you see screaming headlines about the climate or politicians crowing about how much taxpayer money they’re spending on climate change.  It’s just the Green Industrial Complex at work.

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March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day

March 2​9 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day – is dedicated to these heroes. You can honor them by watching the National Veterans Memorial and Museum’s Welcome Home Ceremony at 1​0 a.m. EDT. The keynote speaker will be Capt. J. Charles “Charlie” Plumb (USN, Ret.), a naval aviator who was shot down and held prisoner in Vietnam for six years. He’s legendary for his story “Who Packs Your Parachute?”

The 50th National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a national opportunity to share our appreciation for the sacrifices made by a generation of veterans. Thank you, Vietnam veterans, for your courage in war and service to our nation, both in and out of uniform.

Feds Charge Man With Firebombing Pro-Life Group’s Office After Dobbs Decision Leak

A Wisconsin man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an attack on a pro-life organization’s office just days after the leak of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Authorities identified the man, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, as responsible for a May 8 firebombing of the Wisconsin Family Action office based on DNA samples recovered from a partially eaten burrito that matched those found at the scene, according to the court filing obtained by Reuters. Roychowdhury was arrested at a Boston airport Tuesday and will appear today in the U.S. District Court in Boston, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Wisconsin Family Action’s office was damaged after Molotov cocktails were thrown into the building, a fire was started, and the building was painted with the message, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”

“According to the complaint, Mr. Roychowdhury used an incendiary device in violation of federal law in connection with his efforts to terrorize and intimidate a private organization,” Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen said in a press release. “I commend the commitment and professionalism of law enforcement personnel who worked exhaustively to ensure that justice is served.”

The leaked Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which found “no constitutional right to abortion,” was published by Politico on May 2.

Roychowdhury was identified earlier as a suspect for graffiti painted on Wisconsin State Capitol grounds during a Jan. 21 protest, which read “We will get revenge,” according to court documents. He faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

“This group of local and federal law enforcement officers has worked, with the federal prosecutors, diligently and creatively to move the investigation forward,” said U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin in a DOJ news release. “This case is an example of the results law enforcement can achieve when local and federal law investigators work as a team.”

In January, the DOJ indicted two suspects in vandalisms that occurred at three Florida pro-life pregnancy centers following the overturn of Roe v. Wade last June, Catholic News Agency reported. The indictments were the first known since the string of attacks on pro-life clinics, churches, and organizations, which the Family Research Council records have reached over 100, began last summer.

Wisconsin Family Action did not immediately respond to a request for comment.




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If the Mentally Ill ‘Mustn’t Own Guns,’ What About ‘Trans’ People?

The timing of the tragic Nashville shooting, in which a MUSS (Made-up Sexual Status, aka “transgender”) individual killed six at a Christian school, is a bit odd. National Public Radio had just recently done a piece on how MUSS and other “LGBTQ” people are buying guns because, the story goes, they believe they’re imperiled by conservatives. As one sexual devolutionary NPR quoted put it, “If the world is dangerous, then you have to be dangerous back, and that very much has pushed me into where I am now.”

As for what pushed 28-year-old Audrey Hale into opening fire Monday at The Covenant School, which she once attended, the media largely pretend to have no clue. They don’t want you to have one, either. This is why, shamelessly, they often hide Hale’s MUSS status and instead focus on guns. Here’s how brazen it is, too:

With jihadist-like zeal and as a rule, the media will use a MUSS individual’s “preferred pronouns” and chosen opposite-sex name and seek to “cancel” anyone not following suit. Yet now, they not only happily “deadname” Hale, but identify her as a “female suspect” or “female shooter” and reference her using feminine pronouns.

Newsweek did this, making no mention whatsoever of Hale’s MUSS status. Metro at least noted that the woman “identified as transgender,” though it still used feminine pronouns even though the killer had embraced he/him ones. (The deadnaming is perhaps understandable, as reports that Hale was going by first name “Aiden” are unconfirmed.) I mean, you’d almost think these articles were written by Selwyn Duke — except for one thing:

The media hide Hale’s MUSS status because, if they didn’t, you just might suspect the shooting could’ve been an anti-Christian hate crime.

Second, it might occur to some people that maybe, just perhaps, society has more to fear from MUSS individuals than they do from society.

This is reality, too. Contrary to media myth and as I reported in 2020, studies have shown that MUSS individuals are less likely to be murdered than normal people are and are more likely to kill than be killed. (They’re also overrepresented among pedophiles.)

This raises a question, given “Red Flag” laws’ popularity: Do we need Rainbow Flag laws?

For the record, I’m skeptical of such legislation, to say the least, and know that removal of Second Amendment rights is not the real remedy for crime. The issue, though, is hypocrisy.

Red Flag laws have been sold with the idea that guns “must be kept from the mentally ill’s hands.” We’ve heard this continually. Yet how, then, does it make sense giving a whole category of mentally ill individuals a special dispensation from this prohibition by reclassifying their psychological disorder as an “identity” or “lifestyle choice”?

As I’ve pointed out for years, the MUSS phenomenon is not a biological matter requiring a biological remedy, but results from serious psychological issues. Audrey Hale isn’t the first MUSS mass shooter, either. WND cited other examples in 2019 and, quoting a report by website National Justice, related that MUSS individuals’ “small population is well represented among murderers, serial killers and pedophiles.”

Personally speaking, I cannot think of another group with so many hostile, unstable members. Coming to mind is the MUSS individual who commented, after I wrote an article criticizing the MUSS agenda, that he wanted “my head on a platter.” Then there was the 2015 Dr. Drew program incident in which Robert Tur (aka “Zoey” Tur), a large, muscular man in a dress, grabbed commentator Ben Shapiro’s neck and threatened to send him “home in an ambulance” (video below).

When was the last time you saw someone threaten this kind of violence during a political/social discussion?

Such behavior is hardly unfathomable. MUSS individuals are very troubled, generally unhappy people uncomfortable in their own skin. And the lie they’re living — that they can be the opposite sex — is so grand and fragile that Truth’s slightest utterance can burst their bubble. This can be enraging. They may externalize, too, attributing their unhappiness to others’ failure to affirm their delusion. They then may lash out at those they believe are making them miserable.

There also are the drugs MUSS individuals often take. Given the studies indicating steroid use can cause increased aggression, one could wonder: Was Hale on testosterone?

Hormones are powerful substances. How does putting people on a cross-sex hormone regimen, along with perhaps other drugs, affect their mentality? Is giving an already disturbed individual a cocktail of medications designed to induce opposite-sex physical changes really a good idea?

The bottom line, however, concerns whether we’re serious about keeping guns out of the mentally ill’s hands. If so, then “mentally ill” mustn’t be defined based on political will.

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An obsession with diversity leaves plenty of room for hate

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‘Trans joy’ in Nashville

What can explain the demonic explosion of hatred?

What was in the head of the 28-year-old who meticulously planned a rampage in her old school? What inspired her to stockpile guns and barge into a school and kill three nine-year-olds and three adults? What rage? What darkness? What sickness?

That’s the question everyone is asking about Audrey Elizabeth Hale.

We’ll never know for sure what she was thinking; police shot her dead at the Covenant School in Nashville. Some clues may lie in her “manifesto”. It hasn’t been released by police but no doubt it’s a deranged connect-the-dots of hatred and self-pity. The Nashville police chief said that she “was under care – doctor’s care – for an emotional disorder”. She was also transgender and identified as a man named Aiden.

In the end horrors like these are inexplicable, unless you believe in the demonic. Apart from that, there are all sorts of theories.


“I don’t condone Audrey Hale’s actions,” tweeted one person, “though I understand their outrage against an intolerant state that brainwashes children through religious indoctrination. The reality is this human still identified as that child attending that school and carried that pain into adulthood.”

Too much testosterone as part of Audrey’s transgender medications.

Controversial conservative Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted that “How much hormones like testosterone and medications for mental illness was the transgender Nashville school shooter taking? Everyone can stop blaming guns now.”

Too much Christianity:

The account of @TNDTracker was suspended by Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, President Biden and many pundits did blame guns and called for gun control.

Political point-scoring over the deaths of three children and three adults and the shooter at the Covenant School in Nashville yesterday is at best embarrassing, at worst despicable. But one thing must be said. This tragedy ought to put forever to rest the idea of “trans joy”.

“Trans joy” is a slogan that trans activists use to console each other. The idea is that becoming trans is achieving authenticity and peace with your own dreams. Despite discrimination and transphobia, trans people can draw on deep reserves of serenity and unspoken happiness: joy.

The American Civil Liberties Union declares: “When forces larger than us try to break our spirit, we can respond as forcefully and effectively with joy as we can with anger, defiance, and protest.”

You can expect to hear more about this cultish tosh on Friday, for March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility.

An obscure group called the Trans Resistance Network issued a statement after the Nashville shootings. It spoke of the “the inner strength and beauty of transgender people”. And then it defended Audrey/Aiden Hale. “[He] felt he had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others, and by consequence, himself.”

If killing nine-year-olds is part of a trans programme for visibility, there must be something desperately wrong with being trans. It doesn’t resolve their unhappiness and loneliness; in the long run it will probably make them worse.  There may be no evidence that being transgender is predictive of violence. But it does seem to be predictive of misery.

Trans activists use the notion of “trans joy” and LGBTQI+ “Pride” to sell their ideology to teenagers. But the tormented life and death of Audrey Hale show that this is a gilt-edged fraud. There was no inner strength and beauty – only demons.


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Putin Says Russia Will Station Tactical Nukes in Belarus

Never would have happened under President Trump. In fact, Russia doesn’t even invade Ukraine if President Trump remained in office. The world is a far more dangerous place because of the Biden Administration’s foreign policy.  The US pushed Russia into action by expanding NATO’s borders.  How long before what’s left of the stability of the world completely collapses?

It all could have been averted. All of it. But Biden and the uni-party RINOs want this war. God help us.

Putin says Russia will station tactical nukes in Belarus

By APN, March 25, 2023

 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Saturday to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, a warning to the West as it steps up military support for Ukraine.

Putin said the move was triggered by Britain’s decision this past week to provide Ukraine with armor-piercing rounds containing depleted uranium.

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The Real State of The Union

“In a very brief time, we all but have destroyed the downtowns of our major cities—which will increasingly become vacant in a manner like the 6th-century A.D. Roman forum.” — Victor Davis Hanson, quote from Life Among the Ruins.

A must read from American’s great political philosopher, Victor Davis Hanson.

Life Among the Ruins

By Victor Davis Hanson

American society is facing three existential crises, not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.

American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.

Premodern Barbarism

We are suffering an epidemic of premodern barbarism. The signs unfortunately appear everywhere. Over half a million homeless people crowd our big-city downtowns.

Most know the result of such Medieval street living is unhealthy, violent, and lethal for all concerned. Yet no one knows—or even seems to worry about—how to stop it.

So public defecation, urination, fornication, and injection continue unabated. Progressive urban pedestrians pass by holding their noses, averting their gazes, and accelerating the pace of their walking. The greenest generation in history allows its sidewalks to become pre-civilizational sewers. In a very brief time, we all but have destroyed the downtowns of our major cities—which will increasingly become vacant in a manner like the 6th-century A.D. Roman forum.

All accept that defunding the police, no-cash bail, Soros-funded district attorneys, and radical changes in jurisprudence have destroyed deterrence. The only dividend is the unleashing of a criminal class to smash-and-grab, carjack, steal, burglarize, execute, and assault—with de facto immunity. Instead we are sometimes lectured that looting is not a crime, but lengthy incarceration is criminally immoral.

We have redefined felonies as misdemeanors warranting no punishment. Misdemeanors are now infractions that are not criminal. Infractions we treat as lifestyle choices. Normality, not criminality, is deemed criminal. We all know this will not work, but still wonder why it continues.

Many among the middle classes of our cities who can flee or move, do so—like 5th-century equestrians who left Rome for rural fortified farms before the onslaught of the Ostrogoths and Visigoths. For most of our lives we were lectured that the old southern states—Florida, Tennessee, Texas—were backward and uninviting. Now even liberals often flee to them, leaving behind supposedly cosmopolitan Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, and New York. The more people leave the blue states, the more those states praise themselves as utopian.

The less well-off, without the means to leave, hope that their environs have hit bottom so things can only improve. The elite who caused this premodern catastrophe assumes they will always have the money and wherewithal to ensure that themselves and their own can navigate around or even profit from the barbarism they unleashed. For them the critic, not the target of criticism, is the greater threat.

The hard urban work of the 1990s and early 2000s—cleaner, safer subways, secure nightlife downtown, clean sidewalks, low vacancy rates, little vagrancy, and litter-free streets—so often has been undone, deliberately so. We are descending to the late 1960s and 1970s wild streets—if we are lucky the mayhem does not devolve even further.

A mere 10 years ago, if an American learned that a man was arrested for clubbing, robbing, or shooting innocents, and yet would be released from custody that day of his crime, he would have thought it an obscenity. Now he fears that often the criminal will not even be arrested.

A once secure border no longer exists. Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas simply demolished it and allowed 6-7 million foreign nationals to cross illegally into the United States without audits—to the delight of their apparent constituent, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

What would shame a Biden or Mayorkas? What would change their minds? Billions of dollars spent on social services for the lawbreaking at the expense of the American poor?

Would 100,000 annual lethal overdoses—12 times more than those who died over 20 years in Iraq and Afghanistan combined—from drugs that flow across the open border sway them? Or would it take 200,000, or 300,000 deaths before Joe Biden relented and ceased his chuckling?

What does a people do when its highest officials simply renounce their oaths of office and refuse to enforce laws they don’t like? Everyone knows the border will eventually have to become secure, but none have any idea whether it will take another 20, 30, or 50 million illegal entrants and 1 million more fentanyl deaths to close it.

Polls show race relations have hit historic lows. Much of the ecumenicalism of the post-Civil Rights movement seems squandered—almost deliberately so.

The Left now rarely mentions Martin Luther King, Jr. or even the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. Perhaps it knows it has violated the spirit and legacy of both.

Today, our identity politics leaders believe that the color of our skin, not the content of our character, certainly matters more. The practitioners of the new tribalism in some sense fear outlawing segregation and discrimination by race. They know to do so would end racially restricted houses and safe spaces, racially exclusive graduations, and race-based admissions, hiring, and promotion on campus.

Read Professor Ibram X. Kendi and his message is implicit. For him, the problem with a Jim Crow-like system was not segregation or racial chauvinism per se, but merely who was doing the victimizing and who were the victims: so the original racism was bad; but racism in reverse is good.

We abhor violence, racism, and misogyny—in the abstract. Yet the entire hip-hop industry would find no audience—or so we are told by its appeasers—if rappers refrained from “ho” misogyny, brags of violence against law enforcement, and self-described proprietary use of the N-word.

Most know that young black males under 30 commit violent crimes at well over 10 times their 3-4 percent demographic of the population—so often victimizing the nonwhite. All know that reality must remain unmentionable even as its causes need to be debated and discussed if lives are to be saved. Yet the greater crime seems not the crime itself, but even mentioning crime.

Postmodern Abyss

Postmodernism in our age is deadlier even than premodernism. Sexually explicit drag shows that allow the attendance of children 20 years ago would have been outlawed—by liberals worried over the trauma of the young watching performance-art simulated sex.

Now the children come last and the performers first—as ratified by the same liberals. But to fathom the new transitioning, simply learn from ancient transitioning and gender dysphoria, an unhappy classical theme from Catullus’ Attis poem (stimulatus ibi furenti rabie, vagus/ devolsit ili acuto sibi pondera silice/ itaque ut relicta sensit sibi membra sine viro) to Giton in Petronius’ Satyricon.

Current “science” is now synonymous with ideology, religion, or superstition. Lockdowns, mRNA vaccinations, masking, transgenderism, “climate change,” and green power brook no dissent. They are declared scientifically correct in the manner that the sun used to revolve around the earth, and any dissenting Galileo or Copernicus is cancel-cultured, doxxed, and deplatformed.

It is now verboten to cite the causes of the current upswing. We must remain silent about the classical exegeses that cults, pornography, and constructed sexual identities, when not biological, were the manifestations of a bored culture’s affluence (luxus), leisure (otium), and decadence (licentia/dissolutio).

The classical analyses of an elite collapse focus on a falling birth rate, a scarce labor force, ubiquitous abortion, an undermanned military, and a shrinking population. We suffer all that and perhaps more still.

Millions of young men are detached and ensconced in solitude, their indebted 20s too often consumed with video-gaming, internet surfing, or consumption of porn. Many  suffer from prolonged adolescence. Many assume that they are immune from criticism, given that the alternative of getting married, having children, finding a full-time job, and buying a house is society’s new abnormal.

Rarely has an elite society become so Victorian and yet so raunchy. A slip with an anachronistic “Gal” or “Honey” can get one fired. Meanwhile, grabbing one’s genitals while pregnant on stage before 120 million viewers is considered a successful Super Bowl extravaganza.

Our army is short of its annual recruitment by 25 percent. We all suspect but do not say out loud the cause. The stereotyping of poor and middle-class white males as both raging and biased, and yet expected yet to fight and die in misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq, has finally convinced the parents of these 18-year-olds to say, “no more.”

Need we say anything about the lack of efficacy or morality of the Department of Justice, FBI, or CIA?

Or rather is there anything the FBI will not do?

Doctor court evidence? Hire Twitter to suppress the news? Monitor parents at school board meetings? Allow directors to lie under oath or “misremember” before Congress?

Swiping clean subpoenaed phones? Hiring fakers to compile dirt on a presidential candidate—and then using that known smear to hoodwink a judge to allow spying on Americans?

Suppressing evidence on a laptop to warp an election? Raiding an ex-president’s home with a SWAT-like team? Spying on Catholics in mass? Storming a home full of children of a man accused of a politically incorrect misdemeanor?

The more the military has been stalemated in Iraq, humiliated in Afghanistan, and dreading what China will soon do or what Iran will even sooner let off, the more it insists our priorities should be diversity, equity, and inclusion. Will that escapism ensure more lethal pilots, tank commanders, and Marine company commanders?

The mindsets of too many of our new generations of command are twofold: first to be promoted by virtue signaling woke policies that they must know eventually will hamper combat readiness, and then in the future to rotate at retirement into multimillionaire status by leveraging past expertise for defense contractors. Keep that in mind and almost every publicly uttered nonsense from our highest in the Pentagon makes perfect sense.


There is a third challenge. Our enemies—illiberal, deadly, and vengeful—have concluded we are more effective critics of ourselves than are they. They enjoy our divided nation, torn apart by racial incivility, dysfunctional cities, and woke madness. (Notice how even the communists long ago dropped deadly Maoist wokeism, or how the Russians viewed the Soviet commissariat as antithetical to their military and economic agendas.)


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‘State-Sanctioned Kidnapping’: California Democrat Bill Gives ‘Therapists’ Power to Take Children Away from Parents ‘Without Accusation, Evidence, or Trial’

No child is safe.

And there you have it. That’s what’s behind it all, the left’s malevolent goal – the destruction of our most basic and beautiful building block of civilization. There is no woman, there is no man, no family – just the predatory state. We are in the throes of a societal breakdown.

‘State-sanctioned kidnapping’: California bill would give therapists power to take children over 12 from parents ‘without accusation, evidence, or trial’

By: Post Millennial, Mar 24, 2023:

A California Democrat has proposed a bill that would allow a mental health professional to place a child as young as 12 in a residential shelter facility without parental knowledge or consent and without there being any prior allegations of incest or child abuse.

The stated purpose of AB 665, introduced by Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo, is to bring two existing laws into alignment. Currently children age 12 and over are able to consent to receiving mental health treatment or counseling services but cannot consent to being placed into a residential shelter facility unless deemed either a risk to themselves or others, or in cases where the minor is an alleged victim of incest or child abuse. AB 665 seeks to remove these caveats.

The bill is strongly opposed by Our Duty, an international group of parents of children who are, or were, gender-questioning, who believe the law would amount to “state-sanctioned kidnapping.”

According to Erin Friday, co-lead of Our Duty, the bill will give counselors unfettered control over children age 12 and above. In a letter to the state assembly, Friday gives the example of a hypothetical 6th grader who informs her school counselor that she is a “trans boy.” Friday argues that if AB 665 were to be enacted, that child may not come home from school that day but could instead be sent to an “LGBTQ housing facility.”

“The parents will have no idea what happened to their child,” writes Friday. “Imagine their fear and anxiety. These parents are criminalized without an accusation, evidence or trial.”

AB 665 states that a “shocking 78 percent of LGBTQ+ youth who were surveyed shared they had considered suicide,” and most had done so in the last year, and that nearly one-third had made an attempt in the past year.

The bill goes on to state that LGBTQ+ youth experience depression and anxiety, as well as other negative outcomes, due to rejection from parents, harassment in school, and the “overall LGBTQ negativity present in society.”

Many so-called gender-affirming therapists believe that non-affirming parents are a danger to their children, while at the same time holding the belief that experimental sex change interventions, such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, are “life-saving” care.

Bill AB665 would give such therapists the power to send a gender-confused child to a residential shelter facility.

Dr. Riitta Kaltiala, chief psychiatrist at Finland’s Tampere U gender clinic, recently said the transition-or-suicide narrative is “purposeful disinformation, the dissemination of which is irresponsible.”

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Scotland Gets It’s First Muslim Leader Who Delivered Tirade Against ‘Too Many Whites’ in Scottish Government

Back In 2021, thanks to the newly elected  Scottish leader Humza Yousaf (then Justice Minister)  legislation was put in place that would allow citizens to be arrested for dinner conversations that had in their our own homes, if anyone feels there is “hate” involved.

The bill is nothing more than a gag order against people who are unwilling to put up with the human rights violations that all too often occur when living next to Pakistani Muslims. Rather than adapt and fit in, many Muslims want us silenced so we can’t criticise them. (more)

The Scots elected him to lead them? The West is indeed on a suicide mission.

In light of Humza Yousaf’s words, that Muslim groups and their Leftist allies have for over two decades now insisted repeatedly that any honest analysis of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify jihad violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims is “stirring up hatred.” So he is essentially calling for the criminalization even of private conversations that appear to be critical of Islam. If he isn’t roundly criticized and removed from office, it will be another sign of Britain’s imminent demise as a free society.

“Hate crime bill: Hate talk in homes ‘must be prosecuted,’” by Mark McLaughlin, The Times, October 28 2020 (thanks to Eugene Volokh):

Dinner table conversations ‘stirring up hatred against Muslims’ must be prosecuted

Meanwhile here in the US: Massachusetts Bill Privileges Muslims as Virginia Muslim Official Uses Taxpayer Billions for ‘Muslim Power’

Muslim Humza Yousaf, Who Previously Complained About Too Many Whites in Scottish Government, Wins Election to be Scotland’s Next Leader

By Cristina Laila, TGP, Mar. 27, 2023L

Humza Yousaf, a Muslim who complained about too many white people in the Scottish government, was elected the new head of the Scottish National Party.

“We should all take pride in the fact that today we have sent a clear message, that your color of skin, your faith, is not a barrier to leading the country we all call home,” Humza Yousaf said.

Yousaf’s father is from Pakistan and his mother is from Kenya.

CNBC reported:

Humza Yousaf on Monday was elected the new head of the Scottish National Party, promising in a speech to bring the party together, support citizens with the cost-of-living crisis and deliver independence from the United Kingdom.

He is slated to assume political leadership in Scotland following his nomination in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

Yousaf said his immediate priority would be to “protect every Scot, as far as we possibly can, from the harm inflicted by the cost-of-living crisis, to recover and reform our NHS and other vital public services, to support our wellbeing economy, to improve the life chances of people right across this country.”

He added that he would work on plans to “extend childcare, improve rural housing, support small businesses and boost innovation.”

The SNP supports the campaign for Scotland to gain independence from the United Kingdom and holds a majority of 64 of the 129 seats in the Scottish parliament, giving it control over devolved areas that include housing, education, justice, local government and areas of taxation.


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Berlin Voters Reject Bid to Become Climate Neutral by 2030

Germany and the rest of the Europe has suffered the terrible consequence of the big climate hoax.

When reality meets the lie, it’s seismic.

Berlin Voters Balk at Fast-Tracking Climate Neutrality by 2030


Berlin voters balked at a plan to make the German capital climate-neutral by law by 2030, which would have put it 15 years ahead of Germany’s national target.

The referendum, which would have obligated the city-state’s government to enshrine the climate goal in law, failed after fewer than the required 607,000 voters voted in favor, according to the state election commissioner’s tally. About 2.4 million people were eligible.

The result leaves in place a non-binding goal of climate neutrality by 2045, which is in line with the rest of Germany.

Referendum organizers, a nonprofit initiative called Klimaneustart Berlin, argued that Berlin’s governing body is “acting far too hesitantly.”

Days earlier, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that time to stop global warming of more than 1.5C is running out.

Germany, which emits the most carbon dioxide among European countries, has lagged on its emissions goals and was most recently thrown off track by the energy crisis following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Read more.

Berliners vote down referendum on tighter climate goals


BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) – A referendum in Berlin on Sunday that would have bound the city to strive to be climate neutral by 2030 has failed, the city’s mayor Franziska Giffey said in a statement.

The measure would have forced the new conservative local government to invest heavily in renewable energy, building efficiency and public transport.

Had it passed, Berlin would have been one of the few major European cities with a legally binding goal to become carbon neutral in seven years.

The result “shows that the majority of Berliners also see that the demands of the referendum could not have been implemented – not even if they were cast into law,” Giffey said.

The European Union last year started a scheme to help 100 cities inside and outside of the bloc become climate neutral by 2030, but the scheme and the financial support it offers are not legally binding.

The referendum was a test of whether Germans, or at least Berliners, want Germany’s climate policy, which now aims to make Europe’s biggest economy carbon-neutral by 2045, to be more ambitious.

Read more.



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WATCH: After Mass Murder at Christian School By Trans-Male, 6 DEAD, Biden Jokes, Says He Wants Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Biden and the press corps laughing. Three children gunned down. Monstrous.

Here’s what you won’t hear the press corps ask, What medication was the killer on? We’re hormone blockers and psychotropics being used by individual via his doctor?

Further, incitement to hatred and violence by Democrats against those who dare to disagree is applauded by media and academia. The Biden regime sanctions and ignores this call to murder blaming instead “extremist MAGA Republicans.” The country is a tinderbox.

Nashville School Shooter Audrey Hale Identified as Transgender and Had Detailed Manifestor to Attack Christian Academy

By: NY Post, March 27, 2022:

Nashville police revealed that the 28-year-old who shot and killed six people at the Covenant School, including three children, identified as transgender and had a detailed manifesto to attack the Christian academy.

Officials said Audrey Hale, a former student, entered the school Monday morning by shooting through a door on the side of the building.

While inside, Hale killed Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, as well as custodian Mike Hill and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, both 61, and school head Katherine Koonce, 60.

Following the shootings, Hale was killed when they encountered officers on the second floor by 10:27 a.m., fourteen minutes after the alarm was raised.

Police said Hale was equipped with at least two assault weapons and a handgun, and in searching her family home in Nashville, officers found detailed maps and a manifesto of the attack.

“We have a manifesto, we have some writings that we’re going over that pertain to this day,” Nashville Metropolitan police chief John Drake said about the discovery.

He added that Hale was “prepared to do more harm than was actually done,” and that she had drawn up plans to attack another school in the area, but backed out of them because the school was too secure.

Keep reading.

Police chief tells NBC News a sense of ‘resentment’ may have fueled Nashville shooter’s attack at former school

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A sense of “resentment” might have played a role in a 28-year-old’s deadly attack on the private Christian school they once attended, Nashville police said Monday.

The shooter, Nashville resident Audrey Hale, had no previous criminal record before opening fire at The Covenant School, killing three children and three adults, authorities said.

“There’s some belief that there was some resentment for having to go to that school,” Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake told Lester Holt of NBC News.

[ … ]

A heavily armed woman who gunned down three children and three staff members at a Nashville school on Monday appears to be a former student of the private Christian campus, police said.

The shooter was identified as Audrey Hale, 28, of Nashville, according to the chief, who said she identifies as transgender.

According to police, Hale was armed with two “assault-style rifles and a handgun” when she was confronted by five officers. Two of those opened fire and killed her, police said.

Read more.



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DeSantis Signs Universal School Choice Program Into Law

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a piece of legislation into law on Monday creating a universal school choice program.

House Bill 1, sponsored by the Education Quality Subcommittee, establishes an Education Savings Accounts (ESA) program under which every family is eligible to receive up to $8,000 to cover education expenses outside of the public school system. The vouchers will be distributed on a “priority” basis, with families of four making less than $51,000 annually receiving the funds first.

“The state of Florida is number one when it comes to education freedom and education choice,” DeSantis said at a Monday press conference. “Today’s bill signing cements us in that number one position because we will be signing legislation which will represent the largest expansion of education choice not just in the history of this state, but in the history of these United States.”

Under the law, students who are “residents of the state” or “eligible to enroll in kindergarten through grade 12” are eligible for the tax-payer funded voucher.

Florida’s previous school choice program was limited to low-income families and students with disabilities, which 1.3 million students utilized. Students were on a waitlist for the previous program, according to the Florida Voice. 

With DeSantis’ signature, Florida became the sixth state in the last two years to move to universal school choice; Arizona first enacted universal school choice making all K-12 students eligible for state funded vouchers. On March 8, Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders signed a piece of legislation into law creating a universal school choice program by the 2025-2026 school year.

“With the governor’s support and signature today, Florida delivers the largest expansion of education freedom in our nation’s history and that is something we should all be proud about,” Florida Republican House Speaker Paul Renner said at the press conference.





The School Choice Movement Is Picking Up Steam Across The Country

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How Lori Kuykendall Is Combatting Cultural Lies in Sex Education

This week, at Family Policy Alliance’s SoConCon Social Conservative Policy Conference, I sat down with Lori Kuykendall, president of Beacon Health Education Resources. In this conversation, we explore how her organization is fighting back against exploitative progressive sexual education curricula — and teaching kids about the beauty of God’s creation.

JOY STOCKBAUER: Why don’t we start off with a little information about your organization and how it came to be?

LORI KUYKENDALL: I have worked in the field of health education and sex education since 1985. My first job out of college with my health education degree, ready to change the world, landed me at a women’s pregnancy center in the Houston, Texas area. I didn’t know about pregnancy centers, I probably would not have considered myself pro-life at the time, but I was interested in serving where the needs were in health education. I remember going home with a little purple brochure that night when I first met the ladies, and it was called “What does the Bible say about abortion?” That night, my heart was turned when I saw there in black and white what the truths are about life and who ordains life.

STOCKBAUER: So at this point were you already a Christian?

KUYKENDALL: Yes, I was — and I would have said I would not have had an abortion myself, but I wouldn’t have told you that you couldn’t. I wasn’t convicted and didn’t understand what abortion was and why it would or would not have been right in God’s eyes, especially. That pregnancy center said to me, “We want to reach the girls before they need us.” They asked me to start a prevention program out in the community there. That was sort of where I started in abstinence education. I’ve worked since then almost 30 years, which makes me old — but the experience of partnering with the pregnancy center movement and also with the sexual risk avoidance movement, or SRA education and optimal health — those are the words that we use when advancing what really is God’s good, best plan for young people and family and marriage.

I work now in consulting and supporting those programs from a public policy side, and a curriculum development side. I do medical accuracy reviews for those programs that are now the direct service providers. I think there’s a number of ways that we get to reach kids in schools, and that is coming through the required standards and health education curriculum requirements for their states and fulfilling those needs on these important topics. I think also pregnancy centers build strong service relationships and partnerships with the organizations in their community. I always say we want to unite home, family, and church and school to counter the culture’s lies in these areas of what the culture’s wanting for our kids.

STOCKBAUER: What does the opposition look like — what are you up against in the sex education realm? I know Planned Parenthood has their own sex education curriculum — are they the biggest competitor or is there someone else?

KUYKENDALL: They are. Planned Parenthood is the biggest sex educator in the nation and in the world. They’re not afraid to say what their values are for comprehensive sex education, as it’s called. We want to oppose comprehensive sex education, we want to oppose the national sex education standards — a lot of concerning content and misleading content that drives kids to think they’re making safe decisions when they’re not. They’re a rights-based or pleasure-based approach, and we’re gonna be science-based and health-based for what’s truly best for kids. Some would say we are political or religious or moral in our work, but we’re not. We really can focus objectively on what’s best for the health of kids.

STOCKBAUER: What is the reception to your curriculum usually like from young women? Do you get a lot of resistance or is there a movement of young women saying, “Wow, this really is what’s best for me”?

KUYKENDALL: Young people find hope in a message that says, “You have the choice to choose not to give into this pressure and misinformation.” Young people respond well when we uphold their current and future health and we do it with dignity and respect and love and guidance and support — that helps them know we believe they can make the best decision, because inherent in the other message is “You’re gonna fail, and we’re gonna help you fail,” at some level. And kids know that, they know what’s best and it resonates in their soul that this isn’t what they want to do, but the pressure seems overwhelming and there doesn’t seem to be another option. So, we come in and say, “No, there is an option. You can choose to wait — in fact, most kids are.” We show some of the statistics that the media has portrayed incorrectly.

STOCKBAUER: Right now, the conversation about “grooming” is such a hot topic. We’re fighting back against the Left and progressives who want to see drag shows for children and oversexualizing children. How do you walk the line of approaching sex education for kids in that elementary age and having safe boundaries of introducing them to these topics without sexualizing them?

KUYKENDALL: Well, I think you become aware of their cognitive development — what are they doing intellectually, where their brains are, tied together with where their bodies are. There are developmental stages of puberty, pre-puberty, and adolescence that make it important, life-giving information for them to understand their changing bodies and the design of their bodies. Then, they’re able to understand how life begins and fetal development and pregnancy — all of that is around fifth or sixth grade. Prior to that, there’s important information to be shared about character and healthy relationships that set up the foundation to add in these more sensitive topics at age-appropriate times.

With regards to grooming, a lot of my work is against consent education. There are a lot of people saying, “We have to teach consent,” and it’s in some of the laws to prevent sexual abuse. But consent is a moving towards, it’s an agreeing to and a negotiating for sexual activity. Comprehensive sex ed says that sex is fine as long as there’s consent — well, take the grooming piece of this. Groomers work to get consent, so now it’s okay because they got consent. So, children who have been abused and groomed hear “consent” and think, “Well, I guess I consented and it was okay.” Consent can’t be the standard. Instead, we promote refusal skills, resistance skills, boundary setting, communication — all of those things that are part of respecting self and others.

STOCKBAUER: For homeschooling parents who are approaching sex education outside of the modern format of having someone else teach their kids, what’s your advice to parents having this conversation in their own home?

KUYKENDALL: Have the conversation and have it a lot. Be prepared to take on the messages of the world as they come to your kids. It could be through a friend or could come through social media — a number of sources. Be there as your kids are seeing the lies, but make sure you’re ahead of those lies with the truth. They will hear the truth from you, it will resonate in their hearts and minds louder and stronger than the lies of the culture.


Joy Stockbauer

Joy Stockbauer is a correspondent for The Washington Stand.

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Why Do Conservatives Keep Praising Depraved Entertainment?

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a phenomenon happening within the conservative movement that continually vexes me. It is this: Staunchly conservative commentators — who otherwise would be the first to condemn sexual immorality and abuse as well as murderous violence that happens in real life — are continually taken in by fictional movies and TV shows that prominently feature said content, so much so that they produce articles and videos that publicly sing the praises of these movies and shows.

Exhibit A is National Review culture critic Armond White’s latest review of the new film “John Wick: Chapter 4,” just published this morning. For those unfamiliar with the “John Wick” series, it revolves around a former hitman, played by Keanu Reeves, who is relentlessly pursued by a series of assassins trying to kill him. Each film in the series is basically a string of set pieces featuring stylized violence and brutality, in which Wick kills every killer who crosses his path. Arguably, the entire appeal of this movie franchise is to entertain through the use of stunning visuals, stunts, and action for the purpose of portraying bad guys being killed by a highly trained “hero” in a supremely stylized, ritualistic manner.

Now, I’m not here to play the part of the conservative spoilsport babysitter looking down at other adults who choose to watch action thriller movies. You’re not going to find me calling anyone a sinful, bad person for watching “John Wick: Chapter 4.” There are undoubtedly people out there who might have a good reason to spend three hours watching almost non-stop violence. Maybe you are the kind of person who can compartmentalize brutal violence and glean other small virtues from “John Wick” (I can’t do that, but perhaps others can). Or maybe you are a cinematographer and want to see the particular visual style of the film. Or maybe you have a family member who is an actor in the film. The point is, if you as a responsible adult have honestly vetted your motives for watching a movie like this, who am I to judge?

What I do have a problem with, however, are self-professed conservatives trying to claim that movies like these are in and of themselves edifying and good, and that the general public should watch them because they somehow have redeemable value and have something valuable to say about the human condition.

In his review of “John Wick: Chapter 4,” White admits that the film “takes the nonstop choreography of mano a mano combat, foot chases, car chases, and gun violence to delirious extremes.” But then, as if to justify its existence, he later claims the movie “isn’t sadistic; it’s about Wick’s survival. Reeves perfectly embodies emotionless killing — not an anti-hero, he’s our good-guy — while Stahelski [the director] leaves us guiltless, indulging the pleasure of risk and astonishment.”

Ah, I get it. So because John Wick’s character kills dozens of people robotically, free of “sadistic” glee, we as the audience should feel “guiltless” for indulging in it. Wait, what? Later, White’s continued attempts to rationalize away partaking in a three-hour kill-fest become almost comical: “Chapter 4 distills physical and mechanized antagonism to an abstraction that allows audiences to enjoy the mayhem without feeling the threat of reality and death.” Right.

But the real kicker is how White concludes his review. After acknowledging that the movie’s “cartoon violence” is “not my ideal cinema,” he suddenly imparts on the film a “higher sensibility” for teaching the audience that “weapons don’t kill people, people kill people.” But it gets worse. He then bizarrely claims in the review’s final sentence that “John Wick: Chapter 4” “fulfills the primal need to discharge our social frustrations about living in contemporary hell.” What White is claiming, in essence, is that the movie’s violence and killing is actually cathartic for the audience because it serves as an outlet for our frustrations, even to the point of fulfilling a “primal need.”

This is dangerous ground to tread on, and a particularly disappointing argument for a writer at National Review to be making. By this same logic, a movie with pornographic sexual content would also serve a “primal need” for the audience because it could serve as an outlet (to paraphrase White’s words) in which to “discharge our [sexual] frustrations.” Does this type of argument sound familiar? It’s exactly the kind of argument that many on the Left make to justify pornography.

Arguably an even more egregious example of a prominent conservative heaping praise on filth is Ben Shapiro’s multi-part video reviews of “Game of Thrones” a few years back. For those unfamiliar with the HBO series, “Game of Thrones” ran from 2011-2019 and became a massive cultural phenomenon largely because of its shock value. It became infamous as the first “mainstream show” to feature egregious amounts of nudity, sex, and a previously unseen level of brutal violence, including torture. Perhaps most infamously, it featured a violently graphic depiction of rape, in which the actress confessed to resorting to vodka in order to get through filming, all while crying in the bathroom and feeling “helpless.”

Still, Shapiro — arguably one of the conservative movement’s most articulate and staunch defenders — found the time to publicly display how much of a fanboy of “Game of Thrones” he was by meticulously dissecting the plots and character development of a number of the show’s episodes in a series of Daily Wire videos, garnering millions of views.

To a certain extent, I understand what’s going on here. Public conservative intellectuals don’t want to seem like old-timer fuddy-duddies who wag their fingers at what the kids are watching. They instead want to appear “culturally relevant” by showing that they too can appreciate the wider culture’s current entertainment obsession, no matter how debauched or depraved it actually is, because it’s just “entertainment,” after all.

It’s certainly true that the conservative movement must fully engage and analyze the entertainment industry and popular culture. But there’s a bright red line between giving largely positive reviews of depraved movies and shows and honestly critiquing the vile content in entertainment and warning against it. As conservatives, we must realize the glaring hypocrisy that is occurring here. On the one hand, we constantly rail against societal ills, particularly sexual perversion and rebellion in all its forms. But then we shrug our shoulders at the filth present in films and shows we happen to like. Sadly, it seems that this lamentable tradition started decades ago. National Review founder William F. Buckley on the one hand castigated Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner for rewriting the Ten Commandments but later had his articles published in Playboy as well as Penthouse.

An obvious blind spot exists here for conservatives, but we can easily start correcting it. When the conservative movement writes about entertainment that should be consumed, how about we recommend films and shows that are genuinely enriching? A few recent examples could include “Jesus Revolution,” “On a Wing and a Prayer,” “The Chosen,” “A Hidden Life,” etc. There are too many genuinely good shows and films out there for conservatives to be wasting their time writing about drivel like “John Wick 4.”

Fellow conservatives, I beg you: let’s stop drawing people’s attention to depravity just because it provides some cheap thrills. We must cure ourselves of “Yes, it has gratuitous sex and violence, but the acting is great!” syndrome. Let’s instead point people to films and shows that are genuinely edifying for the soul and have something beautiful to say about the human condition. As conservatives, we must do better.


Dan Hart

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How the Exploitation Industry Uses Cartoons to Prey on Children

Angelina’s story is a likely story, based on the findings of research. Angelina is not a real individual.

When Angelina* first watched the Disney movie Frozen, she promptly became obsessed. For the next several months, little Angelina could constantly be found toddling about the house, singing “Let it gooooo” at the top of her lungs.

Brave and beautiful Elsa became Angelina’s idol. On Halloween, Angelina donned an Elsa costume. When she turned 6-years-old, she had an Elsa-themed birthday party. At school, she invariably spent her recesses playing “Elsa and Anna” with her best friend Carlie. (Angelina was always Elsa. Carlie was Anna.)

One day, Angelina was on her mother’s iPad. She was allowed to use the device to entertain herself while her parents were busy cooking dinner or working.

With her tiny thumbs, Angelina typed “Elsa” into the search bar.

For the next twenty minutes or so, she swiped happily through the videos and songs and images of her well-beloved Frost Queen.

Then, Angelina arrived at a video titled “Frozen Elsa and Anna Hardcore BDSM.”

She clicked on it…here

We need go no further into what Angelina would have seen that day. The above image depicts the first page of results when NCOSE researchers typed the words “Elsa Frozen” into Pornhub. For your protection, we blocked all thumbnails and blurred explicit language. But girls like Angelina would not have enjoyed such protection.

The disturbing reality is that cartoon pornography, often depicting characters from mainstream children’s shows, is more prevalent than you might think. And new research suggests this subset of pornography is apt at drawing in young children like Angelina.

The Prevalence of Cartoon Pornography Exposure among Young Children

Cartoon Pornography is not an issue which is on many parents’ radar—even those parents who are aware of the threat of “regular” pornography (i.e., photographic pornography). However, recent research from the British Board of Film Classification demonstrates that the risk of children being exposed to cartoon pornography is not at all negligible.

This BBFC study analyzed the top 100 pornography sites visited by children aged 6-12 in the UK. Eight of these sites were cam sites and consequently excluded from the study. Of the remaining 22 sites, 50% specialized in animated or drawn pornography—referred to in the report as “non-photographic pornography.”

A recent study found that a significant percentage of the pornography viewed by young children is “cartoon” pornography. 50% of the top 100 non-cam pornography sites visited by children aged 6-12 specialized in animated/drawn pornography. CLICK TO TWEET

Children aged 6-12 disproportionately visited sites specializing in non-photographic pornography, compared to groups that included older participants. For children aged 6-17, 21% of the top 30 pornography sites (excluding 6 cam sites) specialized in non-photographic pornography, and none of the top 30 sites specialized in non-photographic pornography when the sample included adults.

One possible explanation for these statistics is that cartoon pornography exposure could be serving as a “gateway” to photographic pornography consumption, with many young children starting out watching non-photographic pornography and later transitioning to photographic pornography.

It is important to note that, while the above statistics only take into account sites that specialize in cartoon pornography, this content is also very commonly consumed even on pornography sites that do not specialize in it. For example, in 2022, Pornhub’s #1 most searched term worldwide was “hentai”. Hentai is cartoon pornography that has a Japanese art style, like the art style of anime and manga.

Cartoon Pornography Preys on Children by Featuring Characters from Popular Children’s Shows

A particularly disturbing subset of cartoon pornography is content which features characters from popular children’s shows—such as the “Elsa” pornography shown in the opening anecdote. Featuring mainstream cartoon characters is likely to increase the chance that the pornography will catch the eye of young children, and that children will be accidentally exposed while conducting innocuous Google searches related to their favourite movies and tv shows.

The BBFC research found that 48.2% of the top 100 sites visited across all ages (excluding 17 cam sites) carried content featuring characters that were likely to be familiar/appealing to children. For example, the researchers found numerous pornography titles related to characters from Frozen, Tangled, Scooby Doo, The Incredibles, Pokémon, and more.

When NCOSE researchers searched for similar titles on Pornhub, we found much of the same, plus numerous titles related to classic Disney films, such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Peter Pan, etc.

Mainstream pornography sites carry content featuring characters from popular children’s shows—e.g. Anna and Elsa from Frozen. This seems specifically designed to prey on children and draw them into the destructive habit of pornography use. CLICK TO TWEET

And this content is far from child friendly. Of course, no pornography is or should be intended for children. But even further than that, the BBFC noted finding content that was particularly harmful in terms of “promoting an interest in abusive relationships.” The study highlighted numerous video titles featuring themes of rape, incest, physical aggression, and more. Such titles were found despite the fact that researchers specifically avoided using search terms such as “rape” to seek out abusive content, because doing so could expose the researcher to material that constituted a possession offence under UK Law.

The abusive themes found in this study mirrors research on photographic pornography. For example, a 2021 study found that one in eight video titles presented to first-time viewers of three mainstream pornography websites described sexual violence involving incest, physical aggression and sexual assault, and non-consent.

It is nothing short of a crisis that our children are being exposed to this content that normalizes violence and abuse.

Cartoon Child Sexual Abuse Material

To make matters worse, a significant amount of cartoon pornography is actually cartoon child sexual abuse material (CSAM, the more apt term for “child pornography”).

Once again, the researchers behind the BBFC study specifically refrained from seeking out this content, as it is an offence to possess such material under UK law. However, even while avoiding searching for it, the study found that 65.1% of the non-cam sites in the top 100 pornography sites visited across all ages carried, among their most prominent content, non-photographic content that the title and/or thumbnail suggested may feature child or child-like characters. This percentage is likely a gross underestimate of the actual percentage of sites carrying this content.

The BBFC researchers also interviewed a panel of experts about their assessment of the harms of this type of material. The majority of the expert panelists expressed concern that people who view non-photographic child sexual abuse material may escalate to viewing photographic child sexual abuse material, or even eventually commit contact sex offences against children. The experts argued that this may happen due to “the normalisation of attitudes to the material and its sexual arousal potential.” In other words, even though non-photographic CSAM is not victimizing a real child, it is training the viewer to see children as a subject of sexual interest, and is desensitizing them to the crimes of contact child sexual abuse and/or consumption of photographic CSAM.

Analysis of the Risks/Harms

As part of their research, the BBFC conducted a literature review, as well as several interviews with experts, to assess the potential harms related to non-photographic pornography. Their analysis suggested the following risks, among others:

  • the first sexual images seen by children can include abusive imagery contained within hentai (Japanese-style cartoon pornography)
  • non-photographic pornography can be used in the sexual grooming of children
  • attitudes supportive of violence toward others, such as coercive and degrading acts toward women depicted in certain types of non-photographic pornography, can lead to the objectification and abuse of women
  • children want to try out things seen in pornography and other sexually explicit material and sexually abusive material

Other research on pornography in general has uncovered a myriad of harms to children, including increased risk of being sexually exploited, increased risk of committing sexual violence, increased mental health problems, poor academic achievement, and more.

For more information about the research on how pornography harms children, download our FREE resource The Most Dangerous Playground Is Now…In Our Kid’s Pockets

ACTION: Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Protecting Children from Pornography Exposure!

One of the policy recommendations offered by the BBFC in light of this research was that governments pass legislation which would require pornography websites to verify the age of their users—therefore protecting children from being exposed to their harmful content.

Call on your members of Congress to support the SCREEN Act, which would do exactly that!

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