For decades, the left defined itself by its opposition to authority, gleefully fighting the old conservative fuddy-duddys in power. But as a slew of formerly rebellious rockstars have learned, the left has since become the very thing it used to fight.
Alice Cooper, a famously painted-up rock icon since the ’70s, came under fire for a series of benign comments regarding the current transgender pandamonium.
“I’m understanding that there are cases of transgenderism, but I’m afraid that it’s also a fad, and I’m afraid there’s a lot of people claiming to be this just because they want to be that,” Cooper said. “I find it wrong when you’ve got a six-year-old kid who has no idea. He just wants to play, and you’re confusing him telling him, ‘Yeah, you’re a boy, but you could be a girl if you want to be.’”
For this perfectly innocuous statement, Cooper lost a brand deal with Vampyre Cosmetics, which accused the musician of transphobia.
Clearly, the LGBT community is so oppressed and powerless that banal criticism of them results in losing work. Cooper didn’t express anything hateful, he simply cautioned of too many people hopping aboard the current cultural bandwagon and that these procedures have permanent consequences.
For that, Cooper was accused of “spewing debunked bathroom predator myths” and “leaning on right-wing, anti-trans scare tactics” by Rolling Stone, an outlet that used to be about covering music but has since moved on to political hackery.
But Cooper isn’t the only rockstar to feel the wrath of former supporters.
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana recently made headlines when he paused during a concert to express his opinions on transgenderism and gender ideology.
“When God made you and me — before we came out of the womb, you know who you are and what you are,” the rocker told a crowd of concertgoers. “Later on, when you grow up and you see things, and you start believing that you could be something that sounds good, but you know it ain’t right. Because a woman is a woman and a man is a man. That’s it.”
The vitriolic response from the gender cultists was immediate. Multiple outlets painted his comments as “anti-trans,” making him out to be a monster for stating obvious facts. The harassment clearly got to him, or at least his agents and managers, because he put out a since-deleted apology a few days later.
Santana and Cooper are the two most recent examples of rocker rebels publicly criticizing the LGBT regime, but there are many others who have taken a stand and found themselves on the receiving end of rainbow thugs.
KISS frontman Paul Stanley criticized “a lifestyle that confuses young children into questioning their sexual identification as though some sort of game” with which Twisted Sister’s lead singer Dee Snider agreed.
And without fail, the claws and fangs came out to accuse these men of betraying their subversive roots. “The LGBT community is horribly oppressed,” the radicals cried. “You’re supposed to be on our side!”
Yet the vicious attacks against these men reveal the truth. The LGBT mob has never held more sway than it does now, and they have the power to utterly destroy their opposition and force them to bend the knee. It’s only natural that the anti-establishment rockers, who fought so hard against the conservative majority, have adapted to the times and now rail against the new establishment.
The radical left has long lost the right to call themselves the underdogs. They’re “The Man” now, crushing dissent and making people’s lives miserable. Which makes the conservative movement the new underdog.
And since every scrappy underdog needs a theme song, might I recommend Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It?”