Why did Mhairi Black cross the road? To make derogatory remarks about women on the other side.
Obviously, I’m joking. Nobody defames anybody on the side of the road, anymore. Not since the advent of twitter.
It’s been a drag for Mhairi the last twenty four hours as she deals with the fallout of a her monumentally stupid decision to bring an adult entertainer called flowjob (with a very adult public social media profile) to a primary school gig in order to promote LGBT+ history month, and her even stupider one, to defend the decision.
The woman famed in her maiden speech for being in touch with, even the voice of, the ordinary person seems to no longer be able to read Jo Public’s mind. She has fallen victim to a faith based ideology that demands a suspension of critical thinking and a psychological distancing from non believers, in this case, the voting public.
She has been awokined. Not for her the rational discourse of ordinary individuals with their mundane concerns, like their kid not being groomed in the schoolyard. Not for her the hideous banality of the common woman with her ignorant insistence that she exists as part of a sex class. Not for her the subtle distinction between being a gay role model suitable for children and an adult drag act. Not for her the nuance of debate because the slogan says #nodebate and not for her to question slogans.
And any day now, she’s going to crash land in the nursing home of political irrelevance, where all the so woke they’re actually broke politicians go to die, and isn’t that a crying shame?
Not as shameful, though, as slandering individuals concerned with safeguarding, as if safe guarding wasn’t the single most important feature of any school activity. Given that the council involved has since apologised,there can be no doubt that this was an ill considered visit.
The response, however, to tarnish the reputation and question the morality of those who disagree, that was measured and pretty textbook. But the good news is, it’s getting old, as more and more people wake up to the logistical and practical problems of wokeness without end.
I know I’m supposed to prefix or suffix this post with an assurance that I’m not homophobic, right wing or Christian. I know I’m supposed to reassure you that I’m anti Brexit and pro a multi cultural, diverse society, but I refuse to play these games anymore. The stakes are too high.
In and of itself, the decision to expose primary school children to a drag queen, with a hardcore public social media profile, was a gross error of judgement that reveals a council, a principal and a politician more concerned with appearing to do the right thing than actually doing it.