Monday, August 28, 2017

Quid Pro Quo

Most dislike political posts on social media...  especially if the posts goes against our beliefs.
As a matter of fact, many, in the last generation were instructed that "polite company never speaks about politics, sex, or religion".  So, why the explosion of political posts in today's social media?

Political views are tribal.  Our forebears once divided into tribes; usually based on the color of skin, the color of hair, the location raised, and the language spoken.  Recognizing "propinquities" was a survival mechanism that ensured the safety of their specific genetic predispositions or culture.  In many places around the world, this type of tribalism still occurs (e.g. Iraq, most of Africa).

In the First World, we are safe, well-fed, even spoiled by contrast to the rest of the world, and so now our propinquities are based in ideology, rather than physical attributes, for survival.  We have split into two camps...those who want to rise on their own merits and those who want even more comfort than the First World already provides through the leverage of governmentally-forced community.

In the presidential election, two Champions took the field. One who has lived within the political system their entire life. Enriching themselves through access borne by polite society and remora-like connections.
The other conquered the gritty arena of competitive self-efficacy.  Creating "empire" for their family through the use of both banal and patrician connections in a world of self-creation.

The lazy saw the former as their way to unearned wealth (see Gandhi).  They lost.
The lazy now see the latter as a threat to their sloth-filled fantasies...

...and so they wear black masks to hide their pathetic faces.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

On Transgenderism...

A man you know, walks into the office and announces they are now a woman.
They want to be called "she" and "her".
What do you do?

Forget, for a moment, that they are biologically male.  We should, instead, focus on gender roles.  After all, that's what the Transgender community wants.

The definition of gender roles from Webster is:

gender role - the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness; "your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity"  LINK

Reeshard Steele - transgender correspondent

This unbiased source tells us that gender roles are based on degrees of maleness or femaleness.

I called into my office our blog's transgender correspondent, Richard (pronounced Reeshard) Steele and asked about this.   Richard agreed with Webster.  So, I asked Richard, "what is maleness?"
To which he replied, "Oh, you know. Doing things that men like to do."

I pointed out that university Gender Studies classes tell us that what men like to do is a sociological and cultural artifice created by the oppressive patriarchy.  In fact, men and women are equal and should be able to do whatever they want in their roles.  Men can stay home and watch the baby, clean the house, make dinner; while women should explore their career potential, be firemen (oops, firepersons), or hunt the mighty wildebeest on the weekends to feed the family.

Richard agreed.

"So", I continued, "since there is no real differentiation between male and female roles, no real maleness or femaleness, what pronouns should I use to address you?"

Richard seemed a bit shaken and stammered, "sh-she or her".  I accused Richard of perpetuating the myth of gender differentiation based on fallacious roles.
Richard seemed a bit depressed.

I continued by pointing out the opaque miasmic cloud raining confusion over the whole gender role discussion, and so, suggested we find something that was clear cut and accurate...something like SCIENCE!

By using the pronouns that are based in the neutral area of science,  I would continue to address Richard as "he or him" because he will always be male (biologically speaking) .  In this way, we reject the cultural patriarchy so hated by Gender Studies professors, and let women be women.

A bit confused, Richard stumbled away, muttering to himself that I was just another cisgendered transphobic.  As he was halfway down the hall, I yelled out,
   "Richard, let's make it even easier.  I dont want you to be upset, but neither will I lie just to humor a mental disorder.  Instead of 'he' or 'she', from now on I'll just call you Dick."

He looked a bit triggered.

Yeah, I'm going to Hell for picking on the mentally ill.  But, first they pick the fight, then they call you names if you don't agree with them.

BTW, Gender dysphoria is listed in Section 305 of DSM 5.  DSM stands for Diagnostics and Statistical Manual for MENTAL DISORDERS.  If we imposed upon the unchallenged masses grammatical artificiality just to appease the disordered, we are idiots.