A Follow-up From Yesterday’s Story

Yesterday I wrote a story about a transgender activist who was admonishing the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina over their fundraising activities centered around HB2.

You can read the story here.

Today, I came back to Facebook and I found this comment attached to the link of my article on her (Janice Covington’s) Facebook page.


So apparently, at least one LGBT activist is calling HRC and Equality NC’s corporate lobbying efforts “effective anti-HB2 countermeasures.”  She goes on to point out that the removal of basketball and football games as well as PayPal’s removal of a planned new building is a direct result of HRC working at a higher level that’s often difficult to achieve.
For the record, North Carolina has lost thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars since March 2016.  The North Carolinians that would have supplied those jobs have families to support, mouths to feed  and a roof to keep over their heads.
How can anyone purport that stagnating North Carolina’s economy, or affording the effort to stagnate North Carolina’s economy is a good thing.  I read somewhere that that is not what activism is all about: unfortunately that is what power is all about.
The job of political organizations, and in this case a Democratic political organization, is to promote and enhance job opportunity in the region.  Activism that attempts to sabotage local and regional efforts to bring jobs into North Carolina seems to me contrary to what the organization is all about – especially an organization like the North Carolina Democratic Party, or activist organizations like HRC and Equality NC.
Have we gone so far down the road to oblivion that power grabs and impersonal vindication is more important than the well-being of our state’s financial security for everyone.  Or does Equality NC and HRC not think that members of the LGBT community won’t suffer because of their power grabbing tactics?
And let’s say for example that they are successful in this political cycle, what will happen the next time they don’t get their way?  Will they stage another coup? Maybe next time against Democrats?
The comments that I have seen certainly support Janice Covington’s argument that not only is there a gay agenda but there is a gay supremacy within North Carolina.  And, it is made up by a handful of people whose only aim is to gain power both within their own organizations and within the North Carolina Democratic Party.  And, apparently in the North Carolina General Assembly.

About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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