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June 1, 2022
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The reign of terror and error by transgender activists might finally be coming to an end, judging by several news stories that all came in over the weekend. First, another top executive at Netflix defended Dave Chappelle's and Ricky Gervais' right to make jokes about trans people as a free speech issue, just as comedians make jokes about anyone else, despite the furious calls for boycotts and censorship and the hyperbolic claims that joking about the excesses of trans activists will cause people to die.

https://news.yahoo.com/netflix-says-standing-dave-chappelle-171600618.html

Even some members of the trans community are speaking up in defense of Gervais, saying that he’s not attacking trans people, he’s speaking truth to power about the excesses of trans activists. One trans journalist wrote, “Trans activist ideology has run unchecked for too long, and it is time to call it to account."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/some-members-of-trans-community-support-ricky-gervais-amid-netflix-backlash/ar-AAXV4DE

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling has also refused to knuckle under to the cancel crowd and continues to speak out in defense of women (as Gervais would say, the old-fashioned kind, with wombs.) She was attacked for tweeting a news story about terrified women inmates at a New Jersey prison where officials are housing violent male felons who claim to “identify” as women. But HBO is still seeking a new creative deal with her.

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1530576557839994882

And then the most surprising and possibly portentous pushback of all: the New York Times actually ran a story Sunday on the trans takeover of women’s sports that not only fairly presented the concerns of female athletes (who came across as much more sympathetic than the selfish “#MeFirst” attitudes of the trans activists they quoted), it actually included comments from doctors. These experts who have medical degrees (and I assume, eyes) said that swimmer Lia Thomas does have an unfair advantage because going through puberty as a male confers physical advantages that a year or even four years of testosterone-lowering hormones cannot reverse.

Of course, irrefutable biological facts aren’t enough to stop Thomas, who now wants to compete against women in the Olympics, where officials are still easily cowed by accusations of transphobia.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10871087/Trans-swimmer-Lia-Thomas-says-doesnt-need-anyones-permission-swim-woman.html

Sister Toldjah at Redstate.com sees all these things as hopeful signs that the tide of public opinion is finally turning against the tidal wave of radical transgender insanity that’s engulfed society over the past two years. Or at least that people are finally growing spines.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/05/30/breakthrough-ny-times-story-on-trans-athletes-more-proof-dems-are-losing-woke-culture-war-advantage-n572340

I think the trans people who are defending Ricky Gervais are right: these radical activists are doing them more harm than good. They say they just want to be accepted to live their lives like anyone else, but the radicals are insisting that they be treated as a special class, with the right to never be called out no matter how unreasonable they are, to never be laughed at (as we all are at times), and to have the power to destroy anyone who criticizes them.

They claim to be a poor oppressed minority and say that any criticism of them is “punching down,” even as they’re the ones crushing other people. News flash: When people are cowering in fear that you’ll glare their way and destroy their lives, careers and reputations just because they told a joke you don’t like, you aren’t a powerless underdog. You’re that monstrous child who sent people to the cornfield on “The Twilight Zone.”

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  • Peter Winn Martin

    06/06/2022 12:46 PM

    The FBI maintains a 'secure' workspace in an office run by a law firm that represents Democrats. This has tremendous implications. We are now a tyrannical “of the democrats, for the democrats, by the democrats” State. The jails holding those accused in Jan 6 orchestration represent our internment camp for opponents. Red state governors need to protect their citizens.

  • tom jeffs

    06/06/2022 06:34 AM

    LEAVE ME A COMMENT, I READ THEM!

    once more Mike I say, I wish this were still true - - - - - - -

    search my name in your database for MANY MANY MANY comments you haven't read or acknowledged - - - - - - -

    meanwhile, I still love you Mike - - - - - - -

    keep smiling my friend - - - - - - -

  • Shannon McWilliams

    06/05/2022 08:15 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee,
    I’d like to say thank you for all you and your team do. In my humble
    Opinion with regard to the “Transgender” hoopla going on. God did not
    Make a mistake. There are two genders, male and female. With that being
    Said, maybe Thomas and the others that want to participate in womens
    Sports and they are trans (I believe they shouldn’t be allowed) Why not
    Create another slot e.g., we have
    Men Sports/Olympics, Women Sports/Olympics and Transgender Sports/
    Olympics.
    In the Transgender Sports/Olympics it would be ALL trans……
    Just my thought.
    Thank you again for all you do for all of America!

  • Stephen Ernest Mitchell

    06/05/2022 05:31 PM

    Mr. Huckabee : Question : Why are the women competing against a male in the first place ? Where is their spines ? They're afraid to loose their scholarships , instead of standing up for what's right . They deserve what's happening to them . Once you give into this foolishness , it never stops .

  • Kurt Buchholz

    06/05/2022 03:57 PM

    Sex change is cosmetic surgery. Transgender is delusional. They need to hitch up their skirts and pee in an urinal.

  • Ruth Pena

    06/05/2022 03:04 PM

    Gov Huckabee, You have my utmost respect and trust in the lens that you view and comment on public affairs and political rhetoric, and I am so grateful for your use of the pulpit given to you!!
    On the current gun issue, I personally believe that we have many "laws" already in place that need to be swiftly prosecuted and the penalities raised for not following those laws, including ensuring doors locked and sellers not being investigated each time one is involved in the processes defined for sale of firearms.

  • Dana Sterling

    06/05/2022 02:34 PM

    Thanks for mentioning the details on proposed new gun laws. I for one believe that guns don't kill people, people kill people. The proposed ban of high cap mags is a direct assult on our 2A rights. If we the people lose them, then only criminals and the government will have them. Its a chipping away process that will lead to the loss of our Liberties. We must be able to protect ourselves against government tyranny! The government can't resolve problems but they sure can create them or make them worse...

  • Firewagon

    06/03/2022 09:00 AM

    Pandora's Box opened decades ago when America acquiesced and started accepting as "NORMAL" almost any "ABNORMAL behavior!" Not only have these people been accepted as normal, but as you note, Gov, they expect, even demand, special recognition, and treatment. None of these minorities make a blip on America's population, none achieving 3%, yet 97%+ of the rest of Americans MUST comply or be "canceled?" As John Stossel would say, "GIVE ME A BREAK!"

  • OpaObie

    06/02/2022 06:04 PM

    It may only be a matter of time before some frustrated person feeling cheated out of opportunities that should be reserved for biological females loses control and reacts with violence against these cheating perverted interlopers.

  • william p appelt

    06/01/2022 09:30 PM

    Excellent summary of the off-balance priority of trans vs "normal?" The wokeness is bad enough and we do not need more of that.