Have we gone completely insane or are we suffering from terminal stupidity?
We have gotten to the point where it seems thoroughly acceptable to the Obama administration, to certain local governments and even to many to allow boys boys who think they are girls to change in girls’ locker rooms and to use girls’ rest rooms.
And if you do not accept this effort to legislate reality, you are, my friend, a stone cold bigot.
Aside from a few intrepid psychiatrists, no one dares to suggest that, for all anyone knows, transgenderism might well belong in the category of delusional beliefs, along with the one where certain men insist that their left legs are far too long and need to be amputated.
Take the city of Chicago. You would think that they have enough problems in Chicago without the city government going to the mat for this stupidity, but you would be wrong. Having failed miserably to control a growing crime wave and having presided over a city that is bifurcated between rich and poor, Chicago has now mandated that everyone in its public schools, teachers and students alike, must call a transgendered child by the name he or she or it has chosen. And, they must use the pronouns that are appropriate to the person’s chosen gender. Where are the gender neutral pronouns now that we need them?
And, of course, transgendered children must be allowed to use rest rooms and locker rooms that correspond to their chosen gender.
The Daily Caller has the report:
Under a new set of guidelines rolled out last week by Chicago public schools, children will now be required to address transgender students and employees by their preferred name and pronouns — or face the consequences.
Transgender students and employees can choose their preferred bathroom, locker room, name and pronouns, and everyone else is required to affirm the individual’s new identity, according to the guidelines.
Trangender students and adults in the CPS system can require their peers to adopt gender neutral terminology, such as using the pronoun “ze” instead of the usual “he” or “she.”
“Preferred Gender Pronoun (PGP) is the pronoun or set of pronouns that an individual would like others to use when talking to or referring to that individual,” the guidelines state.
“Common examples include, ‘they,’ ‘their,’ ‘ze,’ ‘he’ and ‘she.'”
Students or employees who consciously use the “wrong” pronouns will be in violation of school policies on comprehensive non-discrimination, Title IX and sexual harassment, and student code of conduct.
Not only are transgender activists abusing everyone’s minds, by insisting that belief and conviction must prevail over reality, but they are also abusing the language, by inventing words and then forcing people to use them.
Naturally, the Obama administration feels compelled to weigh in or what it has now proclaimed to be a civil rights issue. In response to the North Carolina law allowing discrimination on the basis of gender, the administration has issued a directive whereby no one has the right to notice whether anyone is male or female.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between thefederal government and North Carolina.
The guidance from leaders at the departments of Education and Justice says public schools are obligated to treat transgender students in a way that matches their gender identity, even if their education records or identity documents indicate a different sex.
"There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement accompanying the directive, which is being sent to school districts Friday.
In issuing the guidance, the Obama administration is wading anew into a socially divisive debate it has bluntly cast in terms of civil rights. The Justice Department on Monday sued North Carolina over a bathroom access law that it said violates the rights of transgender people, a measure that Ms. Lynch likened to policies of racial segregation and efforts to deny gay couples the right to marry.
In brief, the Obama administration has discovered a new and more insidious way to expand its cultural tyranny. One needs to mention that that intrepid warrior against political correctness, one Donald Trump, thinks it’s fine for Caitlyn Jenner to use the ladies’ room in Trump tower. Who is left to stand up for reality?
And, lest we ignore the obvious, many of the people covered by these absurdities are children. We are now at the point where a teenaged boy who is not allowed to have sex with his comely twentysomething teacher, lest she be charged with a crime, is allowed to choose a hormone treatment and a surgical intervention that will permanently alter—or should I say, mutilate-- his healthy body.
Of course, this special form of stupidity has even been noticed crossed the pond. The BBC has been running a series of television shows about the trials and tribulations of being transgendered. In particular, it has chosen a self-declared woman named Claire, who was born male and who still has a decidedly male anatomy, and has followed Claire as he/she/it goes out on dates. For the record, Claire is from Virginia.
In fairness, one does not know if the BBC is making an appeal for greater tolerance or whether it is amusing itself at America’s latest folly.
For reasons that Claire can barely understand all of the boys who consider her vaguely attractive are turned off when they discover that she possesses male genitalia. She is shocked.
The Federalist has the story:
In what can only be explained as lunacy, there’s a new reality show where transgender teenagers lament their dating problems.
Apparently – shocker! – guys are turned off by women who used to be men, or who are men and just tuck it under and pad their chests.
It’s amazing that any healthy, young, testosterone-filled guy would object to a person like that, isn’t it?
It is to Claire, Devon, Arin and Katie – the stars of “Young, Trans and Looking for Love,” the new BBC Three documentary.
Under the spotlight of a million ogling eyes, the four have set out to expose “the harsh reality of modern teen relationships,” the Mirror is reporting.
The reality show features the moment Claire – a Virginia teenager – meets a guy she likes – but as soon as he finds out she’s really a boy, he bolts. (Of course he does.)
In one clip, Claire takes to the beach in a bikini for the first time – having avoided the moment (and a bikini) since she transitioned to female nearly a year ago.
When boys meet Claire they first believe that she is pretty. When they discover that she has male private parts, they disappear. The producers are surprised, though one does not quite understand why.
The Federalist exposes the story:
The boys, who were originally attracted to Claire, did not call after finding out that she is trans.
“That’s it, silence,” says Claire. “Like nothing from them again.”
To explain this, Claire laments: “Straight guys just can’t get over you having the male parts.” Well, yeah.
Claire is pre-op, meaning she hasn’t had surgery to remove her penis.
“Once I’ve had or get the surgery, I think it will change a lot for me because right now if I meet a straight guy and he doesn’t know – we can’t get physical if I don’t tell him,” she says. “And then if he finds out, things just get so complicated, I can’t even begin to explain.”
I don’t know how to break this to Claire, but I’m willing to bet any guy is going to figure out that something is … um … different down there eventually.
Whatever else is going on in the world, whatever serious issues the government and the citizens should be confronting, this is surely not one of them. It takes a special kind of lunacy and a special kind of stupidity to waste everyone’s time over these kinds of issues. If it’s a symptom, it suggests that the culture has entered a stage of terminal decadence. It has become completely obsessed with genitalia.
Sad to have to say it, but the truth is that some boys are not going to feel quite so magnanimous about being tricked into believing that the girl they were flirting with is really a boy. They will feel defrauded and even abused. Some of them will undoubtedly respond more vigorously, with greater anger.
At which point, the therapy profession can step forward and offer to treat them for their bigotry.