Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Clothes Line

 The governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, signed into law a bill that makes drag performances or "adult cabaret performances" illegal on public property or in a location where the adult cabaret performance could be viewed by a person who is not an adult. 

The second offense is now a class E felony in The Volunteer State, which carries jail time up to six years. Which suggests that if one were to show up in drag to the Nashville Pride parade, scheduled this year for June 24, you could be cited on that day. Then heaven forbid you decided to go back the next day on Sunday and wanted to continue to celebrate your Pride in drag, you could go to jail for six years. 

For dressing in women's clothes. 

Or is you happened to be a woman, dressed in man's clothes, just in case that degenerate thought slipped into your head. For perspective's sake, examples of other Class E felonies in Tennessee include theft of a firearm, felon in possession of a handgun, and aggravated rioting. So if a drag queen were to be arrested and charged, then that drag queen could no longer be found in possession of a handgun no matter what they were wearing. 

Speaking of handguns, it's a pretty big stretch to suggest that, in a world that includes six year olds bringing guns to school to shoot their teachers that drag should be a priority in anyone's legislation. Then again, crossdressing is not a right is not one of those rights enshrined in the Constitution that "shall not be infringed." Or is it

This past November, in Colorado Springs, the murders that took place at Club Q should have been a wakeup call for all of us. Hence the term "woke." Instead, it seems to have been a signal to the zombies on the right to close their eyes even tighter to the world in which we all live. What they don't understand is what needs to be feared. And what we fear needs to be outlawed. 

All of which suggests a new bumper sticker: When stilettoes are outlawed, only outlaws will wear stilettoes. 

Stay woke, my friends. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"woke" refers to understanding that systemic racism exists. So being anti woke either means staying blind to it or being against people knowing about other words, supporting racism