This is the “populism” they are always warning about. Last year commenter James J. O’Meara likened the Media’s obsession with “Transgender” to old European royalty’s obsession with their Court Dwarves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_dwarf

No, I did not know that either.

Some of the first dwarfs to have their histories recorded were employed as court dwarfs. They were owned and traded amongst people of the court, and delivered as gifts to fellow kings and queens.

Court dwarfs were made to stand right next to the king or queen in a royal court during public appearances and ceremonies, because they were so small, the king appeared much larger and visually enhanced his powerful position. Other than court jesters who were professional entertainers and clowns, court dwarfs were also used as “natural fools” to create amusement due to their unusual bodies. Their appearance also created allusions of mythology and magic like kobolds and wights.

As noted in this iteration of the blog, starting two years ago, Transgenderism is a form of “magic” in the anthropological sense, and in this case of modern Transgender and pre-Enlightenment Court Dwarves, 90% of the “magic” is, in fact, Theater.

After all, what is a Royal Court but Theater? What is Mass Electronic Media but Theater?