Paxton Smith is the valedictorian of Lake Highlands High School's class of 2021. She submitted her commencement speech for approval, then tossed it aside. She had something else to say about the new state law that bans abortions as early as six weeks. https://t.co/NUd5LLmU1a
— D Magazine (@DMagazine) June 1, 2021
The internet is screaming “how brave” and “you go girl” and all sorts of shit like that.
Lake Highlands is an upper-middle-class community in Dallas, Texas.
It went 65% for Biden in 2020 and 61% for Clinton in 2016.
The national media, pop culture, teachers’ union and, Dallas school board, etc, all are Progressive.
So what did this girl do?
She threw out a speech celebrating her graduating class to give one that is pro-abortion, in front of an audience that is overwhelmingly like-minded, to the thunderous applauds of the like-minded media and pop culture.
This is no different than Progressive artists or comedians insulting Christians but refusing to touch Islam.
It’s safe and easy and poses no personal risk to themselves, and they can applaud and cheer and pretend they are “speaking truth to power” and “standing against oppression.”
This girl had to know, probably was pretty sure in advance, that what she was doing was going to go viral and get her interviews on TV and 15 minutes of fame. It’s the Greta Thunberg/David Hogg model. Be a teenager that thrusts yourself into the spotlight on a subject you only have a Buzzfeed infographic level understanding of to the accolades of a media that uses you like Hamas uses a child soldier.
Do you know what would have been brave?
One student walking out saying “fuck this, I wanted to celebrate my high school graduation, not listen to another political speech.”
The Left has done an amazing job convincing itself that despite having total hegemonic control over the music and entertainment industry, professional sports, education and academia, pop culture, big business, and majority control in politics, they are still the scrappy underdogs constantly battling up-hill as the Davids against a Conservative Galiloth.