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The Great American Pastime --- Social Engineering

Greg Crosby

By Greg Crosby

Published May 24, 2019

The Great American Pastime --- Social Engineering
So here's the deal, we have a split country right now. Half left, half right. Generally speaking, the right half upholds traditional American values, morals and ideals, while the left half wants the country to become more socialist and socially progressive.

Even-steven, right? Wrong.

The two sides of American society can't be even-handed when the left half has a corner on academia, the mainstream press, movies, television, social media, and publications. And the left uses all these platforms to continually propagandize their messages.

Much of what the left believes in is social engineering; the idea that any part of what has been traditional (and in many cases biological) norms throughout human history can be altered to suit the leftist agenda.

A case in point is that many colleges and universities today teach that being male and female is not biological; it's simply a life choice.

No American can fully escape the progressive messaging within our culture, the constant bang of the left-wing drum in our schools, in our entertainment and in our news reporting. The one place without political messaging used to be sports but no more.

First it was football's "take a knee" against the national anthem, but in the past few years social progressivism has even crept into baseball. Check out this press release:

" The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to their seventh annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium, presented by Blue Shield of California, on Friday, May 31, the team announced today. A special event ticket package that includes a game ticket for the Dodgers' May 31, 7:10 p.m. game against the Phillies and an exclusive Dodger LGBT-themed duffle bag is available for purchase now."

"For the third consecutive year, the Dodgers have partnered with LA Pride and will host the official 2019 LA Pride kickoff party at Dodger Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Right Field Plaza Bar and lasting until first pitch at 7:10 p.m."

The press release goes on to say that Billie Jean King and her partner will throw out the first pitch. Then they mention a few of the "special" groups that will be joining the Dodgers for this event, including "Outsports," a sports news website focusing on LGBT issues and personalities in amateur and professional sports, "Varsity Gay League" (V.G.L.) the nation's largest LGBT Recreational Sports league, "The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association" (GLASA) a gay and lesbian slow-pitch softball league, and "Hi Tops Sportsbar," a casual sports bar with an LGBTQ focus in West Hollywood."

The irritating thing about this is that the left has convinced themselves that most of society is totally accepting to all forms of sexual deviation. Just as the case is closed regarding Global Warming (either you accept it or you're a crazy denier), progressives assume that everyone in the country has embraced the idea that homosexual, lesbian, transgender, and what-have-you are just as normal and desirable as male and female.

They have no qualms, no hesitation in having an "LGBT Night" at the ballpark. It's no different than Free Hot Dog Night, or Youth Baseball Day, or Scouts Day, or Old Timers Day. It would never occur to them that some people might not celebrate the whole LGBT thing; that some people might actually be offended by it.

It would never occur to them that there actually might be some of us that still believe in the traditional teachings of the bible; that some of us may actually still believe in the true biological science of male and female sex.

It's a smug arrogance, a sanctimonious attitude that the left displays when it pushes their agenda into the faces of everyone else. I can have understanding, empathy, and friendship toward those who, for whatever reason, are different from most of us. But don't tell me that it's normal and don't force me to celebrate it.

Would the Dodgers organize a Christian Heritage Night or a Jewish Heritage Night as readily as they have LGBT Night? How about a Pride in American History Night? Or a night to honor our Founding Fathers? Don't wait for any of those.

You're more likely to see an Undocumented Aliens Night first.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.