Daily Wire host Michael Knowles spoke Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland and detailed how conservatives can defeat radical gender theory, saying that conservatives should not compromise and meet the Left halfway.
Knowles began his speech by saying that President Joe Biden has “failed on every point” before moving on to discuss the issue of transgenderism.
“There can be no middle way in dealing with transgenderism. It is all or nothing. If transgenderism is true, if men really can become women, then it’s true for everybody of all ages. If transgenderism is false, as it is, if men really can’t become women, as they cannot, then it’s false for everybody, too,” Knowles said.
.@michaeljknowles at CPAC: "The problem with transgenderism is not that it's inappropriate for children under the age of 9. The problem with transgenderism is that it isn't true." pic.twitter.com/mJckUKtqTN
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Knowles went on to say that the whole ideology of transgenderism should be “eradicated” from society, especially for the benefit of those people who have been harmed by it. He said that the problem with transgenderism was not just that it was “inappropriate” for children, but that it “wasn’t true.”
“The problem with transgenderism is that it puts forward a delusional vision of human nature that denies the reality and importance of sexual difference and complementarity. The problem with transgenderism is that its acceptance of any level necessarily entails the complete destruction of women’s bathrooms, women’s sports, all of the specific rights and spaces that women currently enjoy.”
Knowles also said that the issue of transgenderism was a relatively recent political phenomenon, noting how much society has shifted in the last several years in large part due to a small number of Left-wing activists.
“There is no meeting halfway between truth and falsehood, between reality and delusion. There’s no neutrality. We are either gaining ground or we are losing ground,” Knowles said. “Meeting the liberals halfway will always take us all the way down their road to perdition in the long run.”
He then said that conservatives had frequently “caved” on issues like feminism and marriage, paving the way for the transgender movement. Knowles contrasted that with the issue of abortion, where conservatives have seen success recently, especially with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Knowles concluded by saying that with moral courage, conservatives could fight back no matter the consequences or “passing fashions of the day.”