World Affairs Brief, April 29, 2016 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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This Week’s Analysis:

The Anti-Trump Movement Falters

Clinton is Immune from Prosecution

Far Right Freedom Party Wins in Austria

War Back in Full Swing in Syria

Transgender Bathroom Boycotts

Challenge to US Military Superiority by the East



The News Hour on NPR continues to give heavy news coverage to the onslaught of left/liberal companies who are boycotting North Carolina for passing a common sense bill requiring people to use public bathrooms according to their biological gender—not their claimed “identity preference.” But both sides can play the boycott game and the mainstream media didn’t give any coverage to the immediate backlash felt by Target stores this week when they announced they were supporting transgender bathrooms and decided to let those claiming transgender inclination to use the bathroom of their choice. The News Hour wants the nation to believe that there is only a backlash against LGBT discrimination.

Target announced, “we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong.”

What about the rights of women and children who don’t want a male in their changing room? As I pointed out last week, there is no way to validate transgender claims, so such policies become open season for pedophiles and voyeurs to walk into any women’s restroom or changing room at any time.

The American Family Association immediately called for a boycott of Target. They have millions of members and a lot of clout. Over a million people signed the petition to boycott Target. A site masquerading as the AP claims that the company backed down, but it appears to be false. Target is still backing the Transgender bathroom idea. As Izzy Avraham said, “Target just told us – and millions of concerned parents – that we’re no longer accepted, respected, and welcome in their stores.” I don’t plan on shopping at Target ever again.