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Warning: You Can Never Unsee This

Posted on | June 30, 2020 | No Comments

Usually, I celebrate “Pride” Month by ignoring it. One of our greatest liberties as Americans is the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, i.e., “you have the right to remain silent.”

In an age of militant “social justice” activism, you can engage in a sort of protest simply by keeping your mouth shut, resisting the temptation to comment on the Left’s endless propaganda and provocations. If you have a scintilla of common sense or a modicum of moral decency, life can become a struggle against the urge to say rude things every time the cultural elite finds some new way to offend your sensibility.

You could get fired from your job, if you just said the first thing that crossed your mind when you witness the kind of degenerate madness foisted upon our society by the so-called cultural “elite.”

Consider, for example, how fashion brand Calvin Klein has decided this year to commemorate “Pride” Month by debuting their newest model, who symbolizes the oppression suffered by members of the LGBTQ community, as well as “people of color” (POC) and also, the obese.

Because I am a professional journalist, it does not behoove my career interests to share my opinion about Calvin Klein’s new model.

However, in the interests of public safety, I have an obligation to warn readers: You can never unsee this. Are you ready? 

 

American fashion house Calvin Klein has made history by including its first black transqueer and plus-sized model as part of this year’s Pride campaign, honouring the LGBTQI+ community.
Jari Jones, an actress, model and activist, was this week revealed as one of the members who has joined the brand for the campaign. In a now viral post, the model, who identifies as a transqueer lesbian, can be seen celebrating the moment in front of a huge billboard of herself.
“There are moments heard about, that help you forget when the world told you ‘never’,” Jones wrote on Instagram. “There are these moments I heard about that help you heal when society has tried to beat you down, over and over again. I’ve been searching my whole life for those moments. I got tired of looking for those moments.”
Jones said inclusivity in the campaign wasn’t just for her, but also for the next generation.
“I decided to create these moments not for me but for the next dreamer, outcast, queer, trans, disabled, fat, beautiful black piece of starlight waiting for their moment to shine,” she said.
“It has been such an honour and pleasure to sit in my most authentic self and present imagery of a body that far too often has been demonised, harassed, made to feel ugly and unworthy and even killed.
“I present this image, myself and all that my body stands for, to my community and chosen family in the hope they see themselves more clearly than ever, and further realise they are worthy of celebration, of compassion, of love and gratitude,” she said.

 

You want to comment, don’t you? Have you thought about why you are feeling an urge to say something about Jari Jones? You are a decent and respectable person. You are courteous and kind. If you were just going about your ordinary daily life and had a chance encounter with Jari Jones — say, while shopping in the bakery section of Wal-Mart, or perhaps waiting in line at Church’s Fried Chicken — you would not say anything rude. Oh, perhaps you might have a few thoughts about Jari, but you would not feel tempted to say anything. Because your Mama raised you right, and you always mind your manners, don’t you?

However, the advocates of “social justice” don’t want you to be able to go about your ordinary daily life without being challenged. That is why they choose “transgressive” themes for their media campaigns, deliberately seeking to provoke your instinctive emotional reaction — triggering a response of your core brain-stem function. Even if your reaction is a crude expression of primal hostility, the marketing geniuses at Calvin Klein have achieved their fundamental objective.

Which is why they put it on a 50-foot-tall billboard in New York.

 

And I have no comment. Leaving that up to you.




 

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