DID you see the White House’s recent vaccine promotion video?
If not, I am sorry to throw a hand grenade of degeneracy straight into the middle of your blissful ignorance.
Released last month, it features ‘Kooper’, a hyper-LGBT-ish, flamboyant and irritating Generation Z-er, who is supposedly interning at the White House. ‘Kooper’, the creation of alleged comedian Benito Skinner, flounces around being the very embodiment of the word ‘camp’, ending the video with the line ‘we need to get shots in the arms of every American.’
If you have the stomach, you can find it here:
Naturally, all the ordinary outlets found it ‘winning’ before taking aim at those oh-so-boring conservatives who couldn’t see the funny side of turning the White House into a gender-bending carnival of cringe.
Not only a good indication of how taxpayers’ money is so happily flushed down the toilet, it also serves as a marker of the inexorable decline of the cornerstone of the Western world, the United States. ‘Winning’, indeed.
Presumably the generals of Beijing and their new Taliban warlord chums watched the video with great amusement, wondering just how seriously to take an enemy which spends a majority of its time ferociously arguing whether a chap with an old man can call himself a woman or not.
It was with such a video in mind, perhaps, that China’s media regulator has come out with a number of new guidelines in an attempt more closely to control the nation’s already tightly controlled media landscape.
Some of the regulations have more merit than others: the move to ban ‘idol shows’ would surely be welcome here in the UK, though it is already about 20 years too late. The wish to ‘boycott high pay in the entertainment industry’ is also appealing: a few well-sharpened Chinese knives could work wonders on cutting the BBC payroll.
It is, however, the third guideline that has caused most consternation among Western wokies, to ‘promote traditional culture, establish a correct beauty standard, boycott “sissy idols”, boycotting daunting wealth, gossip or vulgar internet celebrities’.
The ‘sissy idols’ bit comes in response to Chinese officials’ concerns about the popularity of pop stars from Korea and Japan who, despite being chaps (with chaps), look utterly androgynous. For a country which wishes to flex its military might, a nation of ‘sissy boys’ (combined with the habit of spoiling only children in ‘little emperor syndrome’) is not ideal. Perfectly sculpted hairdos do not last long on the battlefield.
Admittedly, there is much to be admired in this guideline: promoting traditional culture is something that we in Britain have singularly failed to do, allowing it to be roundly denigrated for decades. Beauty standards have degenerated: if you are in any doubt, a brief glimpse at the young females pounding the pavements of any Midlands town centre on a Friday night should rid you of your illusions. The spread of modernist architecture, which deliberately shuns the very notion of ‘beauty’, provides the fitting backdrop for such a sorry spectacle.
And ‘boycotting daunting wealth, gossip or vulgar internet celebrities’? Yes, please. How much better off we would be if all the low-IQ, virtue-signalling ‘slebs’ were never heard from again.
As for the ‘sissy boys’? I can see their point. Modern societies routinely deride masculine traits and ridicule masculine pastimes. The word ‘masculine’ is forever prefixed with the shallow but destructive modifier ‘toxic’. We must encourage masculinity and traditionally male pursuits if we are to stop the civilisational rot: if we don’t bring up our own boys to become men, men from elsewhere will gladly take on that role.
Our long-standing failure to encourage masculinity is part of the reason why we are in such a mess. Indeed, many of the most desirable outcomes in life result from the balancing of two contrasting yet complementary parts: the roles of men and women are key among this.
So removed from reality have we become that it takes the authoritarians of Beijing to remind us of this. It’s a sorry state of affairs when the Chi-coms are the one speaking the sense. Still, they will soon have the whip hand – arguably they do already – thanks to little more than the West’s myopic stupidity across all possible plains.
How the Beijing politburo must laugh when they see the likes of ‘Kooper’ prancing around the White House – the video is hosted on the Chinese platform TikTok.
It’s little incidents such as this that remind us that they’re the ones ‘winning’ in so many of the ways that actually matter.