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Is the Left now the Mainstream?
By Brad Macdonald, November 7, 2019
Do you remember “Desmond Is Amazing”? We wrote about his appearance on Good Morning America (gma), America’s most popular morning show, some time ago. The clip is a year old now, but it is still going strong on YouTube—so is Desmond Napoles, the 12-year-old gender-fluid drag performer, fashion model, film and tv actor, and lgbtq advocate. “Desmond Is Amazing” performs at gay parades and drag clubs, and on stages and runways, all across America. He has a burgeoning media empire, including his own website and YouTube channel.
Desmond was in the news again this week. The digital media site Mashable posted a gushing video of Desmond Is Amazing on Facebook, praising the boy as “inspiring.”
This story is so absurd and warped that it’s hard to know where to start. There are almost countless angles to write on, including the subjects of child abuse and the peddling of pedophilia by the mainstream media. But watching the YouTube clip of Desmond Is Amazing on Good Morning America, something caught my eye: The video was “liked” by 2,600 viewers and “disliked” by 47,000 viewers.
This is interesting: The vast majority of YouTube viewers who voted on the video did not like what they saw on Good Morning America.
Was mainstream America’s disgust with Desmond Is Amazing reflected in gma’s story? No! To the contrary: America’s most popular morning show celebrated the life of this child drag queen as something beautiful and wonderful. Desmond strutted down the aisle to raucous applause from an audience that was grinning from ear to ear. He was embraced by fawning, almost awestruck, gma hosts, who treated him like some sort of conquering hero. And by the end of the segment, 12-year-old Desmond was surrounded onstage by adult drag queens.
Here’s the point: Good Morning America made the story of this 12-year-old drag queen seem entirely normal and acceptable. Desmond and his lifestyle were made out to be entirely mainstream.
But it isn’t. The fact that the number of dislikes was 18 times higher than the number of likes shows that many Americans still have a problem with a major tv network celebrating a prepubescent boy dressing like a prostitute and performing at gay pride parades.
What is going on here? Does this reveal the massive gap between values of liberal elites in New York and mainstream America? Sure. But there is more here than just a moral chasm. Something much more sinister is at work, and we need to understand it.
Think about the effect, both consciously and subconsciously, this gma segment would have had on millions of viewers. How many watched the gushing adoration of Desmond Is Amazing by fellow Americans and gma hosts and questioned their own aversion to what they were watching? How many were convinced, or began to be convinced, perhaps without even being aware of it, that Desmond Is Amazing is normal? How many had their moral compass shift, even just a little?
How many observed the acceptance and sheer delight of that gma segment and became a little more desensitized to immorality?
Do you see how this works? In that segment, Good Morning America was mainstreaming wickedness. It was making something that the majority still considers to be immoral and wrong out to be normal and acceptable. It created the perception that society now endorses child drag queens, and that those who disagree are part of an unsophisticated, intolerant minority. It turned evil into good—and good into evil.
The radical left does this all the time.