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Woke Hysteria: LA City Council Removes ‘Homophobic’ Road Signs

The removal of "offensive" road signs is a glaring example of how woke insanity is taking priority over safety.

The Los Angeles City Council has now taken it upon themselves to redefine road safety signs as potentially offensive, starting with the removal of No U-turn signs in Silver Lake on the pretext of combating homophobia. The bewildering justification? These signs were somehow reminiscent of previous “No cruising” signs, which were removed over two decades ago for being perceived as targeting the gay community.

We now find ourselves in an era where the echo of a road sign’s past usage sends a city council into a frenzy of politically correct overcorrection. The connection drawn here is tenuous at best and outright ludicrous at worst. These No U-turn signs, which have stood innocently alongside our roads ensuring the safety and regulation of traffic, have suddenly been painted as relics of oppression.

The removal of such signs, under the guise of protecting sensitivities, flirts dangerously with the absurd. This is a move that prioritizes a vocal minority’s feelings over the clear and present needs of public safety. It’s an act that begs the question: Are we now so eager to appease that we are willing to dismantle the very infrastructure of our daily lives?

It’s a farce to think that the same signs intended to control traffic flow and prevent accidents could inflict emotional harm. This is not about inclusivity or respect; it’s about an overzealous interpretation of symbolism that has gone unchecked. Why are council members indulging these fringe opinions as if they are the mainstream?

It’s time someone reminded these council members that the world does not revolve around a microscopic segment of society that finds offense in the mundane. Not every aspect of public regulation is a commentary on social issues. Some things, like road signs, are just that—signs meant to keep us safe, not battlegrounds for cultural grievances.

We must resist this tide of senseless woke sanitization of public spaces, where symbols are scrubbed clean of non-existent slights at the expense of reason and reality. If this trend continues, one has to wonder what will be next on the chopping block in our cities. This isn’t progress; it’s paranoia. And it serves no one, least of all the communities it purports to protect. It’s high time our leaders learned that not everything requires an apology, and not every past inconvenience is a present-day crisis.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.