If the modern world has taught us anything, it is that technology – in the context of popular culture – matters. The intersection of technology and popular culture is social media, and so it is no surprise that the majority of news is now absorbed through social media platforms. We don't actually read the news articles we see on social media, of course; most of the time, we absorb the headlines and thumbnail images before moving on to the next infotainment bite. The rise of clickbait headlines, which entice the reader to navigate past the jump, is a direct result of this phenomenon. News headlines used to impart the least you need to know about a story, giving you the who, when, where and what; now they encourage you to click because, hey, you'll never guess what happened next. In the technology-integrated, social-media saturated world, everything is intertwined. Nothing happens in a vacuum, and everything has some greater cultural meaning. An upcoming Disney movie, "Zootopia," is no exception.
Emily Gaudette, writing for Inverse, said it best early last month: "When Disney released an explanatory teaser for 2016's 'Zootopia,' one could almost hear the sound of a billion DeviantArt accounts whirring to life. … The film's teaser alone reads like an explanation of the furry manifesto: that anthropomorphized animals can be sexualized and identified with as easily as humans. ... Could it be a coincidence that Disney chose a fox protagonist for its first fully anthro feature, considering foxes are arguably the most popular 'fursona' cited by furries? Many furries name the hero of Disney's animated Robin Hood, also a fox, when recalling their first sexual feelings for anthropomorphized animals."
Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly: Disney's new film, "Zootopia," is arguably an attempt to mainstream "furry" sexuality – the practice of dressing up in fuzzy animal mascot costumes in order to engage in one's perverted, prurient practices. This column has profiled the intersection between "furry" perversion and left-wing politics before. Already, the "otherkin" movement, in which various losers redefine themselves in terms of the animals and fantasy characters with which they "identify," are posting lists of their preferred pronouns on their self-absorbed blogs. That's where it starts. The more society in general becomes aware of this movement, the more it will creep into the mainstream of popular culture. Once lodged there, it will be impossible to root out, and society will be that much weaker for it.
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If you haven't seen it yet, this may be because you don't spend your time on sites like Tumblr – social media sites known to cater to the mewling safe-space crowd, who whine and cry that their fellow citizens refuse to take their delusions seriously. You may have heard of the push to redefine gender as, well, whatever the hell the individual says it is. New York City has implemented crushing fines for "misgendering" a "transsexual" person; the obvious goal is to destroy financially anyone who will not toe the politically correct line for sexually delusional Americans. But widespread "acceptance" – enforced at government gunpoint – for "trans" people did not happen in a vacuum. It began as a groundswell of activism on social media.
"Unsurprisingly, as technology has permeated the world, activism has shifted from grassroots to the Internet," writes Michael Sliwinski. "… While this type of activism has only recently come to the forefront, it has been around for several decades. It was not until the 1990s, though, that it started gaining traction through new platforms like the launch of MoveOn.org and the use of email by protesters to organize during protests in Seattle against the WTO in 1999. ...This type of activism really hit the mainstream in 2011 with the Arab Spring. In this case, protesters used social media to coordinate demonstrations, denounce authority figures and circumvent government influence. In more recent years, protests and movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter have continued to articulate their concerns over the Internet expanding the medium as a tool."
When the debate over Obamacare produced the "Pajama Boy" meme, right-thinking people reacted in horror at the emasculation this imagery represented. It juvenilized young adults in a way that any real grownup would find repugnant. That is, after all, what the push toward societal acceptance – be it for furries, "otherkin," "bronies," transgenders, or some other sexually delusional perversion – is all about. If masculinity is the fuel on which society runs, on which innovation occurs, on which industries are built and on which wars are fought to protect a free people, then feminism, liberalism, furries, bronies, transgenders and the Star Wars cantina of progressive freaks with body image issues and self-esteem deficits is the sugar in society's gas tank. Progressives hate themselves, so they invent new sexual personas and new deviancies to keep themselves entertained. Liberals hate families and decency, so they champion sexual perversion and child molestation while holding it up as viable "other" sexuality. Can there really be any doubt that the majority of "furries" are likely pedophiles?
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First Corinthians 13:11 reads, "When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I became a man, I gave up childish things." It doesn't matter if you are a Christian, an atheist, or an agnostic; this verse is the centuries-old acknowledgment of a societal norm that itself developed over centuries. Children grow into adulthood. Adulthood requires a casting off a childish things and ways. Children are irresponsible, impulsive and – left to their own devices – unproductive. What is this if not the modern progressive, who believes society must both support him and cater to his delusional whims?
As social media is used to promulgate countless delusional, perverted indulgences, society suffers. By embracing "furries" and other perverts, we are producing a population of incapable, weak-minded children. As our culture sags under the weight of these useless Pajama Boys and Pajama Girls, it is no wonder, then, that our foundations are beginning to show serious cracks. The mainstreaming of "furries" is the furthering of liberal destruction of society. It presages the extinction of the rational, responsible adults who once formed the backbone of our nation. This destruction started on social media, and it is there that this battle was, is and will be fought.
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