It’s difficult to take California seriously as anything other than an unlimited source of ridiculous, freedom-robbing government action. But this one may be the pinnacle of the stupid, authoritarian, post-modern, woke foolishness that oozes from Sacramento.
But it is also a cautionary tale of what may very well be coming down the pike for the rest of the country. The arrogance of the left knows no bounds, and their belief that they have some Gaiaiaia-granted right to dictate how we live every aspect of our lives, how commerce is conducted, and the direction that the country MUSt take is immutable. It will never change, and their goal of complete power over us, including our thoughts, will never change.
A law passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) in 2021 is set to take effect in the new year , mandating “gender-neutral” toy sections in large toy retail stores. As the Washington Examiner reported after Newsom signed the bill, “Retail stores that fail to comply with the mandate risk being penalized with $250 fines for initial violations and $500 fines for all subsequent violations.”
Where does the California legislature and their Brylcreem boy in the governor’s mansion get the authority to dictate how stores set up their sales displays? Is this some imagined power, or does the California Constitution actually grant complete control over private industry?
Never mind…don’t answer that question. With an unassailable majority in the legislature, the Democrat/socialist junta can do whatever the f*ck they please, and be damned with those pesky and outdated ideas of freedom and liberty.
“Keeping similar items that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys separated makes it more difficult for the consumer to compare the products and incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate,” the legislation says.
The lawmakers who advanced this bill were very clear that gender ideology was driving their decision-making.
“The segregation of toys by a social construct of what is appropriate for which gender is the antithesis of modern thinking,” said Assemblyman Evan Low, who sponsored the bill. “We need to stop stigmatizing what’s acceptable for certain genders and just let kids be kids.”
Social engineering! Ain’t it grand! And by an entitled little snot who is, of course, “openly gay!” Because that is just so brave and special in California in 2023. What’s next? Maybe Evan Low can mandate a certain percentage of dolls must have epicanthic folds? And how about breasts AND a penis? Wouldn’t that be even more inclusive? How about interchangeable genitalia for the gender-fluid kids?
But in the end, the people of California have voted for this sh*t, and they are getting what they deserve.