Drag Queen Story Hour is a troubling phenomenon that has swept the nation, starting in approximately 2016. Libraries all over the country, from rural Iowa to downtown NYC have hosted men, dressed as flamboyant caricatures of women, in tight sequined dresses, sky high heels and garish makeup, to promote gender bending, homosexuality and cross-dressing to minors.
There have been a series of damning videos smuggled out of a number of these events, depicting the drag queens engaged in lewd acts such as stripping in front of children, prancing down catwalks as children hold out dollar bills as if they’re in a strip club, and one such set of photos from The Ames Iowa Public Library shows a drag queen laying on the ground as pre-school and toddler aged children climb on top of him, where they grope his “breasts” as he grins. These events began with the performer merely reading a story to children in a traditional “story time” format, but in the wake of June 2019, the Pride month that gave even the most dedicated accelerationists whiplash, many of these events have become less about literacy and more about simply performing drag fetish shows for children.
On the surface, Drag Queen Story Time is presented as a great way for little kids to learn about tolerance, dress up, acceptance and play; never mind that there are a plethora of other ways to teach those same lessons to children that don’t involve exposing impressionable and often vulnerable young people to sexually deviant grown men dressed in slutty women’s clothing.
In fact, many of critic’s worst assumptions about this program are well-founded.
It has been well publicized that The Houston Texas Public Library hosted two registered sex offenders at their children’s program. All public servants who work professionally with children, from nurses, to teachers, to coaches and bus drivers go through a rigorous screening process prior to interacting with children, including an FBI background check, fingerprinting, drug screenings and child abuse trainings.
Drag Queen Story Time “performers” are not subject to any of this scrutiny before they are left alone with kids. There have been multiple cases in recent years of teachers being fired for overly risque social media posts, yet the drag queens’ social media accounts are rife with profanity, nudity, drug references and sadomasochistic sexual imagery. In no objective sense can these individuals be considered positive role models. The transparency of Drag Queen Story Hour as a vehicle for the indoctrination of children and as a campaign against family values has not been lost on the general public. A recent poll conducted by Sonia Poulton found that 88% of respondents were opposed to Drag Queen Story Hour. The vast majority of Americans find the idea of drag queens reading to children in public libraries somewhere between morally repugnant and absurd.
The grassroots organizations Mass Resistance and 500 Moms Strong have been established to fight this astroturfed cultural attack around the country. Why then, if the vast majority of the public is so opposed to such a program, is it not only allowed to continue but to flourish? Why when local mothers gather to protest drag queens in Spokane Washington libraries are the police snipers trained on the quietly praying mothers? Why is it that despite public opinion and organized grass root resistance, that you may soon see a drag queen at a library near you?
The Rise of the Political Library
Very wealthy people want men in pink wigs with fake eyelashes and glitter in their beards spending time with your children.
To find out why Drag Queen Story Hour has become so ubiquitous and successful one need look no further than the lavishly funded non-profit, the American Library Association. On the surface the ALA sounds like an innocuous, administrative governmental agency overseeing American public libraries. This is not the case, the ALA is an opportunistic, agenda driven political vehicle, hiding behind it’s historically good reputation, used by wealthy elites to disseminate poisonous ideologies to children under the cloak of education.
With more than 57,000 dues paying members, the ALA was founded in 1876 to promote public literacy through libraries. Within 100 years of its humble and noble beginnings, the association was corrupted and utilized as a vehicle to push anti-social agendas. In the 1930’s due to pressure from within, the ALA began to “be more responsive to issues put forth by young members involved with issues such as peace, segregation, library unions and intellectual freedom.
By 1969 the ALA`had formed a number of notable social justice oriented sub-organizations. Established in 1969, the Social Responsibilities Round Table currently oversees a number of task forces including the ‘Feminist Task Force,’ the ‘International Responsibilities Task Force,’ the ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Task Force (MLKTF),’ ‘The Rainbow Project Task Force,’ and the ‘Task Force on the Environment.’
According to their website, the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) has worked to make the American Library Association (ALA) more “democratic.” Their primary focus is to promote social responsibility as a core value in librarianship and to ensure that libraries and librarians work to recognize and solve social problems in their community.
In 1970, the ALA founded the first “LGBT” professional organization, called the “Task Force on Gay Liberation”, now known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table.
Israel David Fishman, the son of a Rabbi, came up with the idea to use the ALA and library system to promote “gay liberation,” which in the 1970s and 80s included pedophilia.
Barbara Gittings became its coordinator in 1971. During this time, the Task Force on Gay Liberation became very active, with pressure campaigns to have books about the gay liberation movement at the Library of Congress reclassified from their original status HQ 71–471 (“Abnormal Sexual Relations, Including Sexual Crimes”).
The ALA has a long history of imposing social engineering and unpopular political activism, and Drag Queen Story Hour is no different.
The ALA’s public website outlines their official support clearly:
Many libraries across the country have been hosting or participating in Drag Queen Story Hours. A few have experienced pushback from some members of their community. To support libraries facing challenges we have established this collection of resources. We will continue to add to it and welcome your contributions. ALA, through its actions and those of its members, is instrumental in creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society. This includes a commitment to combating marginalization and underrepresentation within the communities served by libraries through increased understanding of the effects of historical exclusion.
The website provides promotional resources and press kits to local librarians, as well as a “Toolkit & Best Practices” section which outlines ways for librarians to blow off and combat local resistance with articles such as “When a Protestor Interrupts Drag Queen Storytime” and “Defend Pride at Your Library”.
The Money Behind It All
Groups opposing Drag Queen Story Hour encounter such defeat, and often feel like they are beating their heads against a brick wall, because of the tremendous institutional support that Drag Queen Story Hour receives.
It is important to understand that such a well respected and ubiquitous organization as the ALA is actively providing institutional support for the program, but the funding comes from elsewhere.
Drag Queen Story Time as a Concept was created by a Jewish lesbian named Michelle Tea (Tomasik) and RADAR Productions of San Francisco. RADAR productions is a Bay Area production company whose mission statement reads “RADAR is a Bay Area queer literary arts organization creating and supporting a community of queer artists through commissioning, developing and presenting ground-breaking literary work”.
RADAR Productions is also instrumental in disseminating the program throughout the country.
RADAR is funded by a number of organizations, including The California Arts Council, The San Francisco Public Libraries, The Horizons Foundation, and notably The Walter and Elise Haas Foundation, and The Zellerbach foundation.
The Walter and Elise Haas Foundation is a Bay Area “philanthropy” founded by
Walter Haas is the son of Jewish Bavarian immigrants, who married Elise Stern, daughter and niece of the founders of Levi Strauss Jeans. Haas is best known for being the President of Levi Strauss from 1928-1955, he is credited with saving and growing the brand. The Walter and Elise Haas Foundation focuses their energy and capital on 5 areas, according to their website, The Arts, Economic Security, Education, Jewish Life, and Net Safety. The site prominently features articles like “How the World Should Be: Jews, Social Justice and GLIDE” by Rabbi Michael Lezak.
The Zellerbach Family Foundation is the other Bay Area “philanthropic” organization that funds RADAR Productions and Drag Queen Story Hour. The Zellerbachs are a wealthy family of Jewish immigrants known for owning a huge paper and paper pulp conglomerate and enormous timber and land holdings in the Pacific Northwest.
They are credited with inventing the folded paper towel and windowed envelope and were the subject of a 1958 antitrust investigation by the U.S. Justice Dept. The Zellerbach corporation profited greatly during WWII when European paper companies were unable to export products to the United States. A Huge portion of The Zellerbach Family Foundations operating budget is also devoted to encouraging mass immigration and refugee resettlement.
The Zellerbach foundation has donated over $46 million dollars to date, and is devoted to “building vibrant communities” by supporting refugee and resettlement NGO’s like The Tahirih Justice Center who have “served over 25,000 courageous individuals fleeing violence since 1997.” Tahirih Justice Center Executive Director, Morgan Weibel states “without the critical support of the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Tahirih would be unable to continue its necessary work to support immigrants”
Average Americans look at images of drag queens reading to children in libraries and understand on a visceral level that it is wrong. What they do not understand is that this phenomenon is not “just stupid”, it is not just a fluke or a fad, it is not a genuine, if misguided attempt to teach tolerance. Drag Queen Story Hour is just another arrow in the quiver of the same wealthy, Jewish elites who are systematically flooding America with 3rd world refugees, censoring speech, chipping away at the Constitution, racially attacking white Americans in the media, and smashing the building block of Western civilization: the traditional family.