Remember when storming and occupying a government capitol was considered an insurrection? Apparently it’s permissible as long as you’re protesting a cause backed by the leftist establishment. That’s what happened in Oklahoma on Monday.
Yesterday, a mob of trans activists stormed and occupied the Oklahoma state capitol to protest legislation that would prohibit sterilizing and mutilating children. The bill — known as the Millstone Act — would “prohibit Oklahoma doctors from providing gender transition procedures or referral services relating to such procedures to anyone under the age of 26.”
“Child abuse is a felony in our state and mutilating a young person’s genitalia should be viewed no differently. The Millstone Act will hold those who perform child mutilation accountable by making such activity a felony. Those guilty of such a heinous crime will be both legally and financially liable,” bill sponsor and state Sen. David Bullard said in a press release.
State legislators were expected to consider the act on Monday. Yet transgender activists stormed in and blocked a government proceeding.
To protest the clear intention of the bill to protect children from irreversible medical procedures, hundreds of trans activists occupied the Oklahoma Capitol to disrupt legislative proceedings on the bill, shouting “Trans Lives Matter” in unison at one point.
They were allowed to do so. No one was shot. No one was arrested or sentenced to several years in prison over “obstruction of official proceeding.” And not a peep was heard from corporate media about this occupation of the Oklahoma state capitol. You can bet there will be no federal investigation that jails everyone who was near the occupiers until they’re maybe proven innocent in a court of law.
The point here is that there are double standards for protesting in America. There are the establishment-backed, leftist-affirming protests (that many times turn violent with no recourse) and there are protests that attack that establishment. Establishment-backed protestors can do whatever they want.
Case-in-point: during the height of the Covid-19 lockdowns, although anti-lockdown protestors were fined and jailed, hospital lobbying groups said protests attracting thousands of Black Lives Matter supporters in the wake of George Floyd’s death were OK because racism was a public health crisis, too.
And then there are the protests the establishment does not like, against the establishment itself. These are wiped out or used to control the populace through message manipulation and intimidation. As columnist Auron MacIntyre put it, “protests that actually challenge power get crushed.”
But because trans-activist protestors spout leftist orthodoxy, they can get away with doing what the left calls an “insurrection” when regime opponents do it, and will be treated with kid gloves. Such protests the establishment will allow to continue unencumbered — even if they turn violent. But woe to protestors who actually attack establishment power.