Right-winger Matt Walsh compares drag shows to 'cancer' and calls for mass arrests of performers

Right-winger Matt Walsh compares drag shows to 'cancer' and calls for mass arrests of performers
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Right-wing Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh on Thursday said that drag shows should be criminalized when kids attend, that performers are pedophiles and groomers, and that progressivism is a "cancer" metastasizing within the fabric of Western society.

Walsh began by expressing bigoted bewilderment over basic terminology:

Now, a few things here are confusing. Well, more than a few things, but focusing just on these for a moment. For one thing, the pronoun situation is all over the map, okay? It's not clear of the various people mentioned here, which are actually females, though they all use female pronouns. I mean, it doesn't really make a difference I suppose, the child is being exploited either way, the adults are creeps and degenerates and worse either way, uh, but that is a confusing aspect of this.

Also, I was not previously familiar with the term 'drag mom,' though from context it seems that this is just another way of describing a professional groomer. The quote 'drag child' is handed over to the drag mom to be groomed and conditioned. It seems to be essentially a sort of pedophilic, predatory farm system that the groomers have set up.

LGBTQ+ individuals – particularly gay men – commonly refer to their friends as girl, her, ma'am, and she. It has nothing to do with one's gender identity or sex. Walsh's subsequent allegation is both false and selectively ignorant. A drag mom is an experienced industry performer who coaches an aspiring queen.

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Nevertheless, Walsh continued:

So, what can be done about this? That's really the question. We've established that this is happening and it's only getting worse over time. Progressivism does what the name suggests, what the label suggests, it's progressivism so it progresses, except that it progresses in the same sense that, say, cancer progresses. It keeps spreading and getting worse and eating away at our civilization until it is stopped or until it destroys its host. And just like cancer, stopping it is not a gentle or a painless process. The farther along the cancer is, the more aggressive you have to be in fighting it. Culturally, we are approaching, if we haven't already reached, a terminal state, which means we have to be all the more aggressive, which calls for two things.

He then suggested that drag performers should be locked up as pedophiles if children are present (which is up to parents):

First, obviously involving children in drag events in any capacity should be outright criminalized everywhere. There is no other way. You know, this doesn't stop until police are breaking down the doors at these places and carting the adults away in handcuffs. Charge them all as pedophiles. Throw them in prison, and whenever they get out, if they do get out, put them on the sex offender registry for life. That man in the first clip dancing around with his skirt up should be treated legally as a child predator. That's the level of protection that our children are owed and the people sexualizing and exploiting them are owed that level of punishment. This is something that needs to start in red states. And if Republicans take over the White House, it should be handled on the federal level as well.

Watch below via Media Matters for America or at this link.

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