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Some Thoughts on How TransGenderism Will Likely Lose Public Support

September 3, 2018 21 comments

In a previous post on this topic, I made the point that TransGenderism (as currently promoted) is almost certain to experience a disastrous and expensive blowback. The reasoning behind my prediction can be summarized as follows: TransGenderism, as promoted today, is going to result in a lot of litigation within the next decade as many of those who underwent medical or surgical gender reassignment as children, adolescents or young adults will sue those who mutilated them without consent or realize that they were promised something not even remotely close to reality.

It is hard to escape the feeling that a very significant percentage of adolescents and young adults undergoing such procedures appear to believe that becoming transgender will provide an almost magical solution to their mental issues- from serious depression, existential dread, living under late capitalism etc. Promotion of transgenderism by corporate media, some parts of academia etc is a perfect example of neoliberalism in action. Think about it.. there is much money to be made selling therapy, expensive surgery and lifelong drugs to people who want to be transgender.

This brings me to the part where I start discussing how the ideology of transgenderism will start to lose public support. To be clear, this part precedes the one where those who promote it start having to pay tons of money to all the innocent people they victimized and become permanently disreputable in public eyes. Readers might have noticed that elite rags.. I mean ‘magazines of repute’ such as The Economist and The Atlantic have, in past few months, started to question the narrative that promoting transgenderism among children and adolescents is “right” thing to do.

In my opinion, this push-back from elite neoliberal rags is probably the smallest component of a much larger trend. Indeed, many other parties who have harbored negative views on this topic.

1] Biological straight women, irrespective or race, have never been big fans of transgenderism. For starters, they rightly see trans “women” as imposters who are trying to get the privileges which come with being a woman without suffering most of the downside of being born as one. They, also, do not like any extra competition- especially from biological men pretending to be biological women. Changing the body of a Toyota Corolla (even an up-engined one) does not make it a Porsche 911 nor does changing the styling of an SUV make it a Econobox car.

Biological straight men, irrespective of race, are also not big fans of transgenderism- not only because of the imposter problem but also because they have little interest in having sex with transgender “women”. Furthermore, they are not happy with the amount of attention devoted to transgender issues, while their own and much bigger problems (chronic underemployment, punitive sexual environment etc) are openly ignored. Many see transgenders as attention seekers with mental issues and no amount of SJW propaganda will change that viewpoint.

2] Even the so-called allies of transgenderism, such as Gay men and Lesbian women, are not big fans of that ideology. Sure.. there are a few attention seeking activist types among them who pretend they are in the same boat as transgenders- but most don’t, and here is why. It is no secret that a significant percentage of gay men tends towards the feminine side while a similar percentage of lesbians tend towards the masculine side. However the vast majority of gay men and lesbian women are fine with their biological gender and is an important part of their identity.

Transgenderism, therefore, creates a philosophical inconsistency for gay men and lesbian women since it (once again) makes their same-sex sexuality a conscious choice rather than something inborn. And let us be honest, the gay and lesbian rights movement has spent decades reversing the popular notion that their alternative sexuality was a choice rather than something they were born with and I, for one, believe that sexual orientation is inborn. But there is an even bigger problem and massive conflict of interest..

People realize they are gay or lesbian because they are attracted to others of the same sex as they grow up. But what if a bunch of “psychologists” and “experts” supported by the corporate media tried to tell that being attracted to somebody of your own sex meant you were the “wrong” sex? And this is not just a theoretical question since gay men and lesbian women in Iran are forced to undergo sex change operations so they become the “right gender”. Don’t you think the perverse incentives of late capitalism and SJW-ism might create a similar situation in USA?

3] The extensive wall-to-wall positive coverage of transgenderism by corporate media at a time when half the people (with jobs) in USA make less than 30k/ year, most live paycheck to paycheck, a majority have less than one thousand dollars in savings and are one semi-serious illness away from bankruptcy does not bode well for the future of that ideology. Similarly, repeatedly celebrating the alleged “bravery” of some attention-seeker of no consequence on traditional and social media is slowly but surely alienating the general public from that cause.

Do you remember how Trump won the 2016 republican presidential nomination in spite of insulting and trash-talking establishment icons such as John McCain, George W Bush and his sad-sack brother Jeb? Ever wonder why he was able to win the general election despite his atrocious sexual history with women? Could it because his unfiltered and plebian talking points sounded more authentic to voters than other republicans or HRC? Maybe that is also why his approval rating among republican voters is still so high in spite of an almost two-year long incessant campaign by establishment media to mobilize public opinion against him.

My point is that trying to force a deeply problematic viewpoint, on something as central to human identity as gender, down the throats of an unwilling public is almost certain to make an increasing number of them swing the other way. Furthermore, they will do so regardless of what some made-up consensus by “experts” and “institutions” says- especially since the public has lost faith in both since 2008.

What do you think? Comment?

On the Most Likely Mode of Discreditation for TransGenderism Ideology

July 28, 2018 26 comments

Many of you might have noticed, over the past five years, that not a day goes by without some mainstream media outlet publishing a piece or two about how biological gender is passé and becoming transgender is somehow the hippest, coolest or bravest thing to do. They also seem to promote the viewpoint that becoming transgender somehow results in people becoming happy and mysteriously solving many of their problems. Oddly enough, these same ivy-league anointed presstitutes are still amused by the idea of male members of the Heaven’s Gate cult undergoing voluntary castration in order to meet space aliens.

Then again, recent human history has no shortage of equally peculiar ideologies becoming fashionable for a period of time before being exposed as highly problematic and then becoming extremely disreputable. Did you, for example, know that the idea of forcibly separating the children of first-nation people in Canada and Australia to be “educated” in residential schools was once considered sound public policy? Or how about the once widespread public acceptance for forced sterilization of poor and non-white women In USA? Or how a bizarre surgical procedure such as lobotomy were once seen as a cure-all for anything that looked like “mental illness”.

I could give you many more examples such as race-based eugenics, recovery of memories of ritual satanic abuse etc .. but you get the point. Anyway, let us talk about why the transgender ideology as it being promoted today is almost certain to meet the same end as a number of these now utterly discredited and highly noxious ideologies. But before we go there, let us talk about the difference between that ideology and sexual orientation. To be more precise, let us talk about why sexual orientation is a totally different creature than transgenderism.

Firstly, the fact that a percentage of people prefer being sexually intimate with somebody of their own sex has been common knowledge throughout human history. There have always been gay men, lesbian women and bi-sexual men and women. If you don’t believe me just look the art, literature, stories and other documentary evidence from non-christian cultures and even some christian cultures. Do you think all those extremely close male friends of certain famous roman emperors were just friends? Do you think that the Pope who commissioned Michelangelo to paint frescoes in St. Peter’s Basilica was not aware of his sexual orientation? Do you think people in 17th-19th century were oblivious about what went aboard sailing ships with all-male crews?

And this brings me to the second relevant difference between sexual orientation and the ideology of transgenderism. When was the last time homosexuality was promoted as somehow ethically or morally superior to heterosexuality? The vast majority of gay men will always tell you that they discovered while growing up that they were born with said sexual orientation. The same goes for lesbian women and bi-sexual men and women. They simply wanted true legal equality and freedom from harassment and discrimination- which is something any rational person can agree with. And now, we have legal equality for them in most western countries.

By now, you might have figured out that I have no issue whatsoever with people finding their sexual orientation as they grow up. As you will soon see, there is a reason why I have highlighted some words in previous sentence and paragraph. To understand what I am getting at, let us talk a bit about myself- specifically my strong preferences for certain body types in women and certain BDSM practices. So how did I come to know that I preferred women with toned and curvy behinds or how did I figure out that I was into spanking willing women? Well.. the simple answer is that I just kept on going towards what I really liked over a period of years.

I did not reach my current physical preferences in women or sexual practices because those were considered fashionable or because somebody else told me or encouraged me in that direction. I reached there on my own and am therefore completely satisfied with the destination. But what does any of this have to do with the failure mode of transgenderism as an ideology? And why did I talk about all those other now discredited and noxious ideologies with no apparent connection to transgenderism near the beginning of this post?

What is the real connection between highly abusive residential schools for first-nation children, forced sterilization based on consideration of race-based eugenics, the use of horrendous surgical procedures such as lobotomy and the transgender ideology in its current form? Well.. it comes down to the validity of consent given by of those damaged by such “interventions”. To put it another way, if a person of sound mind who has reached the age of legal consent decides that they want to undergo surgery for transitioning into somebody of the opposite sex- well.. that is their right. And as long as they are aware of the realistic limitations that such a change would have on the quality of their life- that is their business.

But what about children and adolescents who do not have the range of life experiences and mental maturity necessary to make such a life altering decision? And this is not simply a “will nobody think of the children” type question. Consider for example, the consequences of an overenthusiastic mother putting her male child, who allegedly displays some feminine tendencies, on drugs to block puberty. What happens if the subject of such an intervention grows up to regret its effects? Is the mother and the “medical professionals” who supported and facilitated such a decision guilty of castrating that child? And this is the most likely scenario, since mothers seeking male-to-female transitions for their allegedly trans male child are far more common than mother seeking a female-to-male transition for their female child.

Or what about clinics who dole out hormone blockers and bilateral orchidectomies to any adolescent complaining of something hastily diagnosed as ‘gender dysphoria’? What happens when some teenage boy with mental health issues who thinks he is ‘trans’ and undergoes an orchidectomy grows up to regret that decision? What if the teenage boy makes that decision based on an air-brushed promise that transition to a woman will somehow improve his life? Who is responsible if the subject of such an irreversible surgery believes he was lied to by medical professionals? Are you now starting to appreciate how horrendously problematic the current elite and media driven fascination with helping children and adolescents to ‘transition’ could become?

How bad could the delayed backlash really be? Let me help you understand with a few thought experiments and examples.. Would you, for example, dare to support the ‘aboriginal residential schools system’ in polite company in Canada or Australia? If now, why not? Would you support raced-based eugenics, forced sterilization and lobotomies at your office Christmas party and still have a job in the coming year? Remember that they were all once “common sense” policies supported by the majority and governments of that era. Heck.. those who still support them on twitter are fearful of their employers and friends finding out.

Did you know that Penn State university will have to pay over 220 million to survivors of the eponymous sexual abuse scandal. And that is secondary to the reputational costs of that scandal to recruitment for their famous football program. Or what about the massive reputational hit to USA Gymnastics and 500 million dollar payout by Michigan State University because they looked the other way while Larry Nassar diddled hundreds of little girls under his care? Can you now imagine a catholic priest without also thinking of the enormous sexual abuse scandal and coverup within the catholic church. And remember, the vast majority of children affected by those scandals were only mentally scarred.

Now try to imagine the size of the shit-storm, a decade from now, when thousands of children and adolescents who were transitioned while legally minor or under air-brushed assurances realize that they are very unhappy with results of irreversible surgical and medical procedures. Even the loudest squawking by ‘trans’ activists will then have no effect on the course of events, resulting in the utter discreditation of these ‘activists’ in popular public perception. We have seen this story many times before, and it always ends badly for the ‘activists’ and whatever bullshit cause they are promoting.

Have a feeling that responses to this post will necessitate another one on this topic.

What do you think? Comments?