The Marxist-Progressive War on the Boy Scouts


Originally published at The American Spectator

by Paul Kengor June 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

The title of this article will raise eyebrows even among conservatives, but read on. The title is accurate and undeniable.

The left has succeeded in driving a final nail in the coffin of the Boy Scouts as it once was. The organization is now a shell of its self. It capitulated first on “gay” scout leaders, then on “transgender” scouts, and now on girls joining the Boy Scouts.

Progressives bask in their triumph, dancing on the grave of an organization they never wanted to build up; it was an organization they wanted to take down. For the left, this is less about giving something to girls than taking something from boys. It’s another scalp on the cultural-ideological wall.

Lest anyone think this isn’t a take-down, or a fundamental transformation, well, consider that the Boy Scouts of America, founded in 1910, will now be called simply “Scouts BSA” for those ages 11 to 18 (a change openly celebrated with puffy propaganda pieces by PC-stylists at the BSA website). This is a coerced inclusion of gender-neutral “Cub Scouts.”

The Boy Scouts have been emasculated, neutered. The organization that prided itself on courage stands impotent, fearful in the face of feminists and LGBTQ militants. They’ve cowered to the forces of “diversity” and “tolerance.”

And for cultural revolutionaries, the defeat of the Boy Scouts is the end of a long march through yet another institution. This march began literally a century ago not with the New York Times or Democrats but with socialists and communists.

Surely that’s an exaggeration — a right-wing red herring? Grab the nearest liberal to howl accusations of Red-under-every-bed McCarthyism?

No doubt, the notion of a long communist assault against the Boy Scouts will surprise even many conservatives. The ugly truth, however, is that American communists have been after the Boy Scouts for over a century. Marxists were hellbent on taking down the Boy Scouts prior to even the Bolsheviks taking down czarist Russia. Once again, here as well, it just took the wider liberal left a little longer to eventually align with the Marxist left.

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Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, and That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad


As usual, no one gives a damn that boys’ literal identity was appropriated from them. Strike that – expropriated in the name of communism.

From Bloomberg:

Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, and That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad

The 100-year-old organizations are prepared to take their battle over self-identity to court.

One evening in early February, in the back room of a small Lutheran church in Blacksburg, Va., seven girls joined the Boy Scouts. They stood in front of an American flag, wearing the same khaki shirts and bandanna neckties as the 19 boys there with them. Together they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the traditional Boy Scout oath. As historic moments go, it was a quiet one.

Over the next hour, members of Blacksburg’s Troop 158 discussed a coming campout and held a physical fitness challenge that amounted to running a few laps around the church parking lot. The girls demonstrated the sled they intended to use in a multitroop race, while some boys debated whether an assault rifle would make a good weapon during a zombie apocalypse. (The consensus was yes.) “I like Boy Scouts so far,” said Amalie, who’s 13, when the meeting was over. “Sorry, I mean Scouts. We’re supposed to say the new name now.”

A week earlier, the Boy Scouts of America—the national organization that oversees various outdoors programs for about 2 million children, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing—had changed the name of its original, 109-year-old program to Scouts BSA. That made Amalie one of its first girl scouts. Not to be confused, of course, with the Girl Scouts—though Amalie said she’s one of those, too.

The process by which a male-only centenarian institution transforms itself into an inclusive, co-ed brand would be complicated under any circumstances, but for the Scouts it’s been doubly so. For decades—in fact, as recently as 2015—the organization had argued, in interviews and in court, that scouting was only for boys. And a lot of people associated with the Boy Scouts still agree with that.

“ ‘This is crazy! This is what’s wrong with America! Girls in the Boy Scouts? I mean for crying out loud!’ ” says Michael Surbaugh, the group’s chief scout executive, imitating angry emails and tweets he’s received. Conservative news outlets have run articles with headlines such as “The Boy Scouts Admit Girls, Failure” (Weekly Standard) and “Girls in Boy Scouts Is Bad for Everyone” (Washington Examiner). But strangely, the fieriest reaction has come from the group most famous for supporting young girls: Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

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Wall Street’s New Rule Is ‘Avoid Women At All Cost’


It’s amazing how “empowered women” seamlessly transition into “damsels in distress” whenever it suits them.


#MeToo Backfires: Wall Street’s New Rule Is ‘Avoid Women At All Cost’

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Dec. 04, 2018


No one could have predicted this!
From Bloomberg:

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.

In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?

Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

Just ignore the fact #MeToo made life infinitely harder for men.

Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

Interviews with more than 30 senior executives suggest many are spooked by #MeToo and struggling to cope. “It’s creating a sense of walking on eggshells,” said David Bahnsen, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley who’s now an independent adviser overseeing more than $1.5 billion.

Many are also having their lives destroyed due to false accusations.

Now, more than a year into the #MeToo movement — with its devastating revelations of harassment and abuse in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond — Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one.

“Women are grasping for ideas on how to deal with it, because it is affecting our careers,” said Karen Elinski, president of the Financial Women’s Association and a senior vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. “It’s a real loss.”

Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps!

There’s a danger, too, for companies that fail to squash the isolating backlash and don’t take steps to have top managers be open about the issue and make it safe for everyone to discuss it, said Stephen Zweig, an employment attorney with FordHarrison.

“If men avoid working or traveling with women alone, or stop mentoring women for fear of being accused of sexual harassment,” he said, “those men are going to back out of a sexual harassment complaint and right into a sex discrimination complaint.”

This is the ridiculous situation we now find ourselves in.

Being accused of sexual discrimination is nothing compared to being falsely accused of rape, so don’t expect this trend to reverse.

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Girl Boy Whatever Scouts


The Cold Fury blog is just fun to read. I mean that. It is.


But of COURSE they did.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Boy Scouts of America welcomed the establishment of Troop 86 in Vulcan and Troop 219 in Helena on February 1st. But these two troops are different — no boys, all girls. The first two of their kind in Central Alabama.

Uhh, s’cuse me and all, but…isn’t “no boys, all girls” kind of…y’know…discriminatory? Sexist? Unethical? Illegal, even? Moreover: where, pray tell, is the accomodation for our newly-minted 73 Flavors Of Gender™ in all this? If a boy is biologically, genetically, and genitally male but “identifies” as a girl, will he now be allowed to join one of the all-girl troops? If not, why the hell not? Can we start calling these two “Boy Scout” troops “Girl Scouts”? And the biggest question of all: wasn’t the whole idea behind allowing girls into the Boy Scouts to do away with segregation by sex in the first place?

But no, it wasn’t. All this ever was about, really, was to sow chaos and discord, and to above all else to seize control of another venerable American institution in order to, as Iowahawk so astutely said years ago:

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Boy Scouts of America, Have You Looked Across the Border to Canada?


From The Sons of Liberty Media:

Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent, many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.


By 
OCTOBER 9, 2014

“The notion that we need to protect homosexuals more than we need to protect children…has been a disturbing trend.”
Brian Rushfeldt, president, Canada Family Action

As you may know, the radical homosexual lobby is using totalitarian methods in an attempt to bully the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) into submission by changing their long-standing policy of banning homosexuals from admission into the BSA.

It would do well for the American people to look across the border to Canada and see the disastrous consequences of such a decision.

In 1998, Canadian Scouts (CS) decided to allow females, atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals to join the CS. In 1999, they approved the establishment of an all-homosexual troop, which now marches in Canada’s “gay pride” parades. Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent, many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.

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No More Boy Scout Religion


From a sermon preached at Christ Church, Lakeland Fl:



The Boy Scouts of America was one of the most cherished organizations in the American culture. It seemed to sum what “a good American” was all about, and it captured the general outlook of our national character. It is what many people think of when they think of how to “just be a good person.” But, sadly, what was once only a rhetorical saying now has a new and literal meaning– there are no more Boy Scouts.

What killed the Boy Scouts was sex. They thought–wrongly–that everyone knew what sex was and how to use it responsibly. But this has been proven false. Three years ago, the Boy Scouts began to revise their position on human sexuality, eventually coming to admit homosexual members and even scout leaders. You can read about how that came about here. This week the Boy Scouts announced that they will allow transgender members. This has left many Americans who traditionally supported the Scouts for reasons of moral and spiritual formation dismayed and depressed. On a surface level it all seems rather absurd. After all, this is the BOY Scouts we are talking about. If boys no longer have to be boys, what’s left? But on a deeper level, what this reveals is that the Boy Scouts do not actually have a shared moral and spiritual foundation. Whatever they thought they once had is now definitively gone.

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Lolz at The Boy Scouts


From Armchair Anthropologist:

The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that girls can join and earn all the conventional ranks, though the troops will be segregated by sex. Naturally the Girl Scouts USA organization is angry and has sued over a name change.

Do I weep over the loss of a proud American tradition such as the Scouts? Well yes, but more than that I’m laughing.

This is the inevitable path of feminism. Women hate on the Boy Scouts because it’s, by definition, patriarchal. So they decide to include girls so that everyone can benefit. Same as universities and golf clubs. And then the women are even more angry because women are never happy. Now the Boy Scouts are infringing on the Girl Scouts’s own tradition turf.

Serves the BSA right for catering to the progressives. They caved on the gay ban, and now they’re finding out what happens when you give in to progressivism. Traditional organizations should be traditional.

You cannot appease the progressives. The best thing to do is just ignore them and wait a few months for them to attack another organization. It certainly worked for the Washington Redskins.

Both scout organizations are declining, and both have embraced progressivism. Just as no secular country has ever sustained a birth rate, and just as HuffPo, BuzzFeed and Vice are making major layoffs, so too will the classic scouting organizations lose members as they focus on godless propaganda instead of wilderness survival skills.

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How it is that we are here, 2019


An excerpt from “Breaking Broken Stupid News“:

Render your gender:  The far left is like saltwater, seeping into every nook and cranny, rusting and corrupting all things wonderful and logical.  As of February 1rst, their latest target was the Boy Scouts of America, now to be known as just Scouts BSA, because girls can now join the organization as equals.  Yes, this sounds like diversity in the making but, oh, oh, it’s so much more.  As an insane society delves ever further into emasculating males purely with demands for irrelevancy, a major bastion of strength and confidence for boys simply had to be taken down — all with cries for fairness and, uh huh, d-i-v-e-r-s-i-t-y.  “Boys will be boys” cannot endure as long as the left has its nose in the diversity process.

Separate chapters for boys and girls may be in the cards, but the question still goes begging:  Why the change?  Was it mostly based upon declining revenues?  Nah.  The ultimate answer, again, turns left.

The “war on women” theme, another anti-male maneuver despite whatever it started out to accomplish, grows increasingly nebulous in its goals.  Who are the majority of medical school graduates now?  Women.  Who are the majority of law school graduates this year?  Women — and on and on down the line.

Yes, life used to make sense to parents:  Boys became boy scouts, girls became girl scouts and youth unsure about their own gender either avoided the whole scene or joined up as the male or female that established science determined they were.

Don’t insult or comfort me with words such as “inclusive,” because it’s a load of crap.  Do we really think the left has any intention of allowing a club for boys to go on unencumbered and remain purely all-boy?

Chip, chip, chipping away. . .

Unsexing the Boy Scouts: 1977 Report on Sex Bias in the U.S. Code by Ruth Bader Ginsburg


 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Columbia School of Law in the 1970s

The raven himself is hoarse
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
Under my battlements. Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe topful
Of direst cruelty! — Macbeth Act 1, scene 5, 38–43

Many current scouters and parents of boy scouts, fathers as well as mothers, genuinely do not understand why many Americans are aghast at the unsexing of American society, particularly of the Boy Scouts of America.

Firstly, B.S.A. Inc imposed females on us with 1972’s “Improved Scouting Program” that nearly killed boy scouting if not for a superficial pull-back in 1979.

(It is important to notice the underlying damage of ISP was not undone with the return of Green Bar Bill’s traditionalist handbook. The revisionist manipulation of the Boy Scout Oath and Law remained and most adult boy scout alumni never experienced actual boy scouting. They know only “improved” boy scouting — a shadow of the real thing!)

But where did the madness begin? WHY?

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The Liberal Mainstream Media Is Now Using Communist Tactics to Push Their Propaganda and Lies on the American Public


This is so very true and exactly what B.S.A. Inc. is doing in Scouter and Boys Life magazines — not to mention online discussion forums and listserves.
December 29, 2018

The American Catholic recently published an article titled, “The Purpose of Politically Correct Lies.”The brief article explains how communist societies use propaganda to control the population.

Author Donald McClarey included this quote:
In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels)
This quote clearly describes the actions and intent of today’s mainstream liberal media in America.
The goal of the US mainstream media and the tech giants in Silicon Valley is not to inform or report the truth but to deceive and control.