MSNBC's Chris Hayes fancies himself an intellectual. He certainly has the pedigree, having attended the private, prestigious Hunter College Campus School for his secondary training. He then graduated with a degree from Brown University before beginning his career as a highly paid left-wing commentator. But even highly-paid, highly-educated intellectuals can be creepy.
And what Hayes rambled through recently on Twitter? Yes, it was creepy.
Maybe Orwellian is a better term for language that calls irreversible mutilation "care," or that considers sterilizing kids through a sex change a mere "reproductive choice." But when it comes to willfully becoming a champion for legalized child abuse, I'm sticking with creepy. LTKA… leave the kids alone.
Keep in mind that while the way progressives have adopted genital mutilation of children as the next civil rights crusade is galling, it's also an eyebrow-raising change of pace. In May of 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously (393-0) to approve House Resolution 106. That legislation, sponsored by Florida Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel, passed, "denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice."
So, make sure you follow this train of thought. When African people mutilate the genitals of young girls, Democrats unanimously condemn it as an assault on human rights. When progressive white liberals do it to young girls, the Democrat Party and their complicit media propagandists like Hayes demand its normalization and celebration in our culture.
Child mutilation is illegal, and what "these people" that Hayes condemns actually want is enforcement of the laws meant to protect kids from suffering it. No parent has the right to abuse their child, whether that's done with fists, malnutrition, or sterilization.
Besides, is Hayes actually under the impression that government hasn't regularly made healthcare decisions for all of us? You might notice that we aren't allowed to lobotomize people suffering with schizophrenia. Electroshock therapy is not allowed to be used on the clinically insane. Leeches and other forms of bloodletting aren't permitted to treat illness. The use of barbiturates and opioids for the treatment of severe headaches and trauma pain has been severely limited. And that only begins to scratch the surface.
I'm continually at a loss to try to explain the logic behind some legislative preferences of progressives like Hayes. These are men and women who oppose homeschooling and school choice because the government knows better than the parent what is best for their child. But yet those same men and women get their bowels in an uproar when someone in government suggests that they know better than to permit a parent to sterilize, castrate, or otherwise mutilate their child.
Perhaps I'm just not enough of an intellectual to make sense of it.