Woke – Award Of The Week: USDA Uses Strawman to Claim LGBTQ+ Are Denied Access To Food Programs

We all know what a strawman argument is and how it’s often employed to great effect to give some semblance of validity to fake news. This tactic is rampant in politics, particularly among social justice warriors, CRT race peddlers, and most left-leaning corporate media empires who wield it to advance policies of the democrat party. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has built a strawman that stands head and shoulders above most others in the cornfield of progressive absurdities. The insinuation is that LGBTQ+ are being denied access to food by a biased/homophobic system resulting in “food insecurity.” Usually, the “Woke Award” is presented to individuals for ridiculous displays of fake virtue and demonstrably false premises, but this week the USDA takes the cake with a gargantuan strawman that rivals the organization it came from in size and scope.

Stacy Dean, the Under Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, which is part of the USDA, said:

 “Whether you are grocery shopping, standing in line at the school cafeteria, or picking up food from a food bank, you should be able to do so without fear of discrimination. No one should be denied access to nutritious food simply because of who they are or how they identify.” 

Of course, the USDA didn’t cite any examples of LGBTQ people being “denied access to nutritious food” in USDA food programs, only the insinuation that it is happening, and that’s good enough.

LGBTQ means lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer/questioning, but what does the + signify? It includes a wide array of identities, including every possible permutation except heterosexual. Here are only some of them:

  • Transsexual: denoting or relating to a transgender person, especially one whose bodily characteristics have been altered through surgery or hormone treatment to bring them into alignment with their gender identity.
  • Pansexual: (experiences feelings of attraction (physical, emotional or sexual) towards more than one gender identity.)
  • 2/two-spirit (native Americans who identify as anything other than heterosexual.)
  • Intersex (someone born with genitalia that doesn’t fall precisely into the “male” or “female” sex designation.)
  • Asexual (no sexual desire or attraction to others.)
  • And Ally, which is a heterosexual who supports LGBTQ+.

The USDA relies on a study completed at Vanderbilt University that claims the LGBTQ+ community suffer from more “food insecurity” and denied access to food programs on some significant scale. They additionally refer to the U.S. Census and an oddly worded question about feeling hungry as data to support the initiative.
The findings are odd given that Lesbians, the “L” in LGBTQ+, earn 9% more than straight women, and gay men make 10% more than straight men. Bisexual men and women earned less than their gay and straight counterparts, but at an average salary of $49,000, they were far above the recognized U.S. federal poverty level.

A study titled “Inclusion and the state of being Transgender in the workplace,” published by McKinsey & Company revealed that Transgenders make 32% less than non-transgenders, but still, the average transgender salary is well above the poverty line. The Kinsey report notes that 55% of transgender respondents said they do not talk in meetings, and 41% avoid colleagues. Others in the “+” category, such as “Ally,” are heterosexual, so they are in the higher earners category. The number of “2 spirits” is under 100,000 and lacks data. There is no data on “Asexual” and Pansexual flows into all categories.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack :

“A key step in advancing these principles is rooting out discrimination in any form – including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,”

If you are a taxpayer struggling to prioritize just to put food on your table to feed your family – have no fear. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is on it with their Equity Action Plan.  Americans would love for Tom to root out why their bread, eggs, milk, cheese, and meat are becoming cost prohibited vs. a tank of gas. How about launching an initiative into Biden’s policies fueling inflation and that discriminate and cause food insecurity for many Americans, Tom? 

The USDA doesn’t ask questions about the socio-economic station of LGBTQ+ because it won’t like the answers, nor do they provide any examples of LGBTQ+ being “denied access to food programs.” Instead, what we have is a strawman-turned scarecrow that wards off any challenge to their politically correct dogma, and for this reason, they win the Woke-Award of the week.

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  1. Remember all those lynchings, assaults and beatings to keep gays out of grocery stores? I don’t either.

  2. It isn’t gays that are discriminated against…it’s straight white working class people who are. But we all know that already.

  3. I hate the prolonged apathy and ignorance of Americans which has led us all to this cliff. Government agencies behave in this absurd and incompetent manner because they can.

  4. If the Democraps are running the country, why do we keep hearing about all the alphabet people, suppressed individuals, rainbow people, etc, being denied access?????

  5. While I will not validate their lifestyle they are welcome to ptronize our store as long as they are civil and not recruiting. Strange, that policy applies to everyone. Strange the only problem we’ve ever had was when a couple entered the store, not to patronize the store but to recruit. They were asked to remove themselves and say what they wished to say on public property, about 100 feet from the store. One refused to leave the store and she was promptly arrested by me as a citizens arrest for crearing a disturbance and tresspassing. When the officer showed up he added resisting arrest to the charge. Her friend still standing in the parking lot of our property was arrested on the same charges and the two of them spend 30 days in jail for their efforts. Strangely our profits actually went up. We treat everyone with human respect as long as they civily behave themselves. If they can’t follow our policy THEN it gets nasty.

  6. D3F1ANT Or anyone that has faith in God. I don’t let them preach their message inside the store either.

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Liam Salvatore writes at the Right Wire Report. Contact him at blueday@rightwirereport.com.

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