In today’s episode of stupid crap Canada is doing I’d like to introduce you to Julian the trans puppet.
MONTREAL — The young school-age puppet named Julia feels in her heart she’s a boy and wants to be called Julian.
Trans advocates say for many very young children and their families, tackling such gender-related questions are real and can be complicated.
Enter Julian, the marionette at the heart of three bilingual videos designed to help provide youngsters and their families with the necessary tools to navigate such questions.
Julian (the puppet goes by Julien in French) is the brainchild of the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, a Montreal-based organization dedicated to fighting bullying, which unveiled the free video capsules and educational booklets Wednesday.
The videos, which tackle issues like gender identity, self-expression and acceptance, star Julian and his fellow puppet friends Leo and Annie in addition to a human female character named Alex.
The foundation’s Jasmin Roy said the intended audience is very targeted.
“We need to develop emotional and social skills for educators, parents and other children who are around those children exploring their gender or expression,” Roy said.
“Now, every time you have a child in your community who’s dealing with that reality, you’ll have a tool to help you.”
Where can we draw the line? Where can we say no and not be called a bigot? Every single time we extend a hand they want to take the entire arm. Trans acceptance was never going to be enough. They were always going to infiltrate the schools and get to our children.
This is a real danger. This puppet is for little children. Kids are still trying to figure out who the hell they are and what they want well into puberty and beyond. I thought I was Indiana Jones when I was a kid, but is it really healthy to have the adults play into the fantasy? There are already instances of parents losing custody of their children for refusing sex-change surgery. We’re already at that point where the state can control your children without your permission. Given the regret that can take place, and the crazy high suicide rates of trans people in general, is this really a road we should be going down in our children’s minds? There are no doubt cases of children with true gender dysphoria. But that number is astronomically low. So low that installing trans puppets into schools to teach children about it will do far more harm than good.
We used to have a thing called common sense that would end crap like this in its tracks. Today, we live too comfortably, and it gives too much time for people to take up causes that are entirely unnecessary and downright dangerous. More on this in a post coming soon on the perils of Pax Americana. The more I hear about what children are being subjected to in schools these days, the more tempting home schooling sounds. It is undeniable your children are being programmed and indoctrinated in our education system. They have our kids from kindergarten through college to program their minds however they want.
If you want to go further down the rabbit hole of what’s being programmed into our children, check out the video below on the Elsagate controversy or the f’ed up “children” shows they allow on YouTube. Here’s a blurb from Wikipedia on Elsagate.
Elsagate is a neologism referring to the controversy surrounding supposedly child-friendly videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids which contain themes that are inappropriate for children. Most videos under this classification are notable for presenting content such as violence, sexual situations, fetishes, drugs, alcohol, toilet humor, and dangerous or upsetting situations and activities.
The videos often feature popular characters from family-oriented media, sometimes via crossovers, used without legal permission; the term itself is composed of Elsa (a character from the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen, who is frequently depicted in such videos) and -gate (a suffix for scandals). However, the Elsagate controversy has also included channels such as Toy Freaks that do not feature child/family-friendly characters but real children, and have raised concern about possible child abuse.
Most videos in this category are either live action films or crude digital animations, although a few channels have been using more elaborate techniques such as clay animation. Despite YouTube’s age restriction policies, these videos are sometimes tagged in such a way to circumvent the inbuilt child safety algorithms, even making their way into YouTube Kids, and are thus difficult to moderate due to the large scale of the platform. In order to capture search results and attract attention from users, their titles and descriptions feature names of famous characters, as well as keywords like “education”, “learn colors”, “nursery rhymes”, etc. They also include automatically placed ads, making them lucrative to their owners and to YouTube. Despite the objectionable and often confusing nature of these videos, many attract millions of views.
While criticism of the channels themselves has existed since at least 2016, public awareness of the phenomenon grew in 2017, as it became part of a broader controversy about child safety on YouTube. That year, after reports by several media outlets, YouTube adopted stricter guidelines regarding children’s content. In late November, the company started to mass delete channels and videos falling into the Elsagate category, as well as large amounts of other inappropriate videos or user’s comments relating to children.