MTV has been neck-deep in social engineering since the 1980s, and most of it has not been good. Today, the music video network that doesn’t actually show music videos anymore is the flag bearer for America’s social justice warriors (SJWs). Consider what they are doing for their Video Music Awards (VMAs) this weekend.
For the high-profile event, MTV is inviting members of the military. However, they aren’t inviting rank-and-file members, or even wounded warriors. They are inviting transgender soldiers only, pushing a social agenda from the far reaches of the political left.
“MTV has invited transgender members of the U.S. Armed Forces to the 2017 Video Music Awards and we would be honored if they could attend. Any patriot who is putting their own life at risk to fight for our freedom and stand for equality is a hero at MTV,” network president Chris McCarthy said, in justifying the move to invite trans soldiers.
It’s the latest hissy fit from Hollywood liberals because Donald Trump is president and is pushing a conservative agenda. When you can’t win the White House, you stage protests about statues and rally around transgender soldiers.
MTV is taking action in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
The invitation comes nearly a month after President Trump first announced the ban in a series of a tweets on July 26, in which he stated that the U.S. government “will not accept or allow” transgender people to serve “in any capacity” in the military.
However, details about how exactly the government would enforce the ban are only now coming to light. On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that instructions about how to deal with the ban would arrive “in the coming days” and that the ban would begin sometime within the next six months. As part of the ban, the White House will begin directing the Pentagon to reject applications from transgender individuals hoping to serve. However, it remains unclear what will happen to transgender individuals who are already serving in the military.
A RAND.org study from 2016 approximates that there are anywhere from 1,320 to 6,630 active duty transgender members of the military.
A spokesperson for the Department of Defense could not immediately be reached.
The publicity stunt by MTV may make headlines for a few days, but it won’t change President Trump’s edict. The U.S. military is now reviewing the “deployability” of transgender soldiers already serving, and transgender people will be banned in future recruiting. In addition, the military is ending their payment of transition surgery and related health care.