"The truth, objective reality and immutable core concepts don't come with a 'use by' date. Yesterday, today or tomorrow they remain unchanged. Immune to the ravages of time, they are unaffected by the prevailing, transitory, political, cultural or supernatural whim."
A growing number of otherwise intelligent Americans are so distressed by the real world that they're retreating into a delusional alternative 'reality'. This 'comfort zone' is a place where up is down, black is white and A just has to be B. It's a dreamscape that is built upon the mental quicksand of half truths, wishful thinking, myths and outright lies. To me, it's the stuff of nightmares, so why do so many Americans go there to escape from that pain in the butt, but essential to our survival, objective reality? I don't know, and that bugs the crap out of me, too.
What, you ask, got Hambo riled up this time? It's a lot of things, but the one that got 'er done is the transgender bathroom jihad. It's one of the most deranged Jackass Party brainfarts, but it's just one of many...too damn many.
From top to bottom the Jackass Party is infested with reality phobic Moonbats. If their hearts are in the right place, if their intentions are good, are noble, it doesn't matter how detached from objective reality their brainfart is. Reality sucks, they insist. It keeps getting in the way, when a Jackass Party Moonbat insists on perpetrating something neurotically noble. As long as their intentions pass a progressive litmus test, it doesn't matter how far they ram their head up their ass.
The transgender phenomenon is a prime example, because it continues to shove more important issues aside. In sports terms, transgender is hitting above its weight. They're only 0.3% of the population [about 700,000] but they are redefining reality for 99.7% of Americans.
Why is 'it' reaching critical mass, now? Why indeed. I suspect that it's another of the left's shiny objects. Or, they hope to slip it under the radar during a POTUS election cycle. All I know, for sure, is it - 'transgender' - is all the rage.
Let's take a closer look at it:
Entitled to your own opinion: they pigeonhole me as a male, but I know, deep inside, that I'm female.
Not entitled to your own facts: Biology has the last word. You don't have to like it or believe it, because objective reality doesn't need your permission.
Believing you're something you're not is, shrinks insist, a mental disorder. I tend to agree. I also view it as no harm, no foul, kinda. Kinda? Exactly. Recently, 'activists' have kicked it up a notch.
Entitled to your own opinion: I'm a man [or woman] trapped in the wrong body.
Not entitled to your own facts: Bullshit. It's all in your head. You are what nature made you.
Not so fast: I, Nick Nannystate, hereby decree that everyone support this fool's gender brain fart in every way possible. That includes bathrooms, shower rooms, locker rooms, sports teams, etc.
If Uncle Samovich decrees 'comply our I'll punish you', how far must we go? If our imaginary woman wants to lurk in women's restrooms, changing rooms or locker rooms or join a female sports team Uncle Samovich is coercing compliance.
Where, exactly does this stop being 'eccentric'? Where, exactly does the crazy begin? If an imaginary woman ramps it up to 'I'm an imaginary pregnant woman' will Uncle Samovich make medical professionals play along? When the imaginary woman's imaginary pregnancy doesn't produce a real baby, can pseudo-she file a medical malpractice lawsuit? How far down this highway to hell must we travel?
Transgender isn't really new. It's an ancient phenomenon with a new spin. In prior incarnations, when some fool imagined he was Lincoln, Washington, or Napoleon, we laughed it off. Off in their own world, the nutburger didn't know, or care if we believed him.
Now, everything has changed. A man who imagines he's a woman is just as insane as our Napoleon. He's nuts, but he'll have a hissy fit if you tell him. Furthermore, he'll use the Nanny State's monopoly on the use of force to compel you to endorse his brain fart.
On the radio, a transgender 'woman', said: 'I am a woman. I have an 'F' on my driver's license. I have the anatomy of a woman. I am female.' Bullshit! You have the external facade of a female, but underneath it, you're still a male. If I put Corvette body on a Toyota chassis, that doesn't make it a Corvette. It's a Toyota that looks like a Corvette.
Gender is more than skin deep. It's an elemental part of us. Imagining you can change it on a whim is nuts. Don't take my word for it, read these words of wisdom from an expert:
[P]olicy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.
For the transgendered, this argument holds that one's feeling of "gender" is a conscious, subjective sense that, being in one's mind, cannot be questioned by others. The individual often seeks not just society's tolerance of this "personal truth" but affirmation of it. Here rests the support for "transgender equality," the demands for government payment for medical and surgical treatments, and for access to all sex-based public roles and privileges.
With this argument, advocates for the transgendered have persuaded several states—including California, New Jersey and Massachusetts—to pass laws barring psychiatrists, even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor. That government can intrude into parents' rights to seek help in guiding their children indicates how powerful these advocates have become.
At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. "Sex change" is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.
Dr. McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Gender isn't the only thing moonbats change on a whim. One [white] woman imagined she is black.
Rachel Anne Dolezal is an American civil rights activist and former Africana studies instructor. She was president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington, from 2014 until June 15, 2015, when she resigned following allegations that she had lied about her racial identity and other aspects of her biography (despite which, the organization released a statement supporting her). She was chair of Spokane's police ombudsman commission from 2014 until she was dismissed by the city council on June 18, 2015 over "a pattern of misconduct". From 2008 to 2010 Dolezal was education director at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, before resigning due to alleged discrimination. As of 2015, Dolezal works as a hairdresser.
In June 2015, Dolezal came to media attention when her white parents stated publicly that Dolezal is a white woman passing as black. Their statement followed Dolezal's reports to police and local news media that she had been the victim of nine hate crimes. Dolezal's critics contend that she has committed cultural appropriation and fraud; Dolezal contends her racial identity is genuine while not based on biology or ancestry. In a November 2015 television interview, Dolezal publicly stated for the first time since the controversy began that she was born white.
In 2016 terms Dolezal is transracial. She's a lily white bitch who believes she's really black. She's black because she says so.
As far as I can tell, this transgender jihad, this attack on objective reality, is no accident. The end game is obvious, I think. They can shatter our belief in objective reality, if they convince enough moonbats that so-called 'reality' is a figment of our imagination. For progtards, A is no longer A, A is whatever the progtards say it is. Proof of any progtard assertion becomes that familiar lefty mantra: because I said so. Is that Orwell's Ministry of Truth loitering on the horizon?
Ministry of Truth fun facts:
Winston Smith, the main character of Nineteen Eighty-Four, works at the Ministry of Truth. It is an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete rising 300 metres (980 ft) into the air, containing over 3000 rooms above ground. On the outside wall are the three slogans of the Party: "WAR IS PEACE," "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY," "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH." There is also a large part underground, probably containing huge incinerators where documents are destroyed after they are put down memory holes.
The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history to change the facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite the prediction so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the "how" of the Ministry of Truth's existence. Within the novel, Orwell elaborates that the deeper reason for its existence is to maintain the illusion that the Party is absolute. It cannot ever seem to change its mind (if, for instance, they perform one of their constant changes regarding enemies during war) or make a mistake (firing an official or making a grossly misjudged supply prediction), for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the Party must seem eternally right and strong.
Minitrue plays a role as the news media by changing history, and changing the words in articles about events current and past, so that Big Brother and his government are always seen in a good light and can never do any wrong. The content is more propaganda than actual news.
Moonbat assertion: E-cigarettes are dangerous. Proof? Because we say so.
Moonbats: Global Warming is man made. Proof? Because we say so.
Moonbats: Islamikazes are peace-loving fuzzballs. Proof? Because we say so.
It sounds pretty bad, but don't count out objective reality too quickly.
Entitled to own opinion: I'm really a 1953 Hudson Hornet.
But not your own facts: If some enabler pumps you full of gas, oil and antifreeze, you'll die.
Entitled to own opinion: I'm a giant Sequoia.
But not your own facts: If you bury yourself knee deep in mud and cow poop, and expect the sun and rain to nourish you, you'll die.
Entitled to own opinion: I'm hung like a gray whale.
But not your own facts: When she laughs during show and tell, welcome to reality, hung like a hampster Sparky.
A few notions about objective reality seem pertinent:
The laws of physics, all the laws which define our universe, are immutible. They existed before you and they'll still exist long after you're gone.
Objective reality is beyond your control. You didn't think it into existence and you can't think it away.
Objective reality isn't a popularity contest.
It won't change to match the latest opinion poll numbers.
Objective reality is what it is, no matter what someone "feels" about it.
Objective reality is - in many people's minds - annoyingly intransigent. It's doubly irritating when it refuses to change to suit the latest wild hair someone got up their butt.
You can, however, choose to ignore objective reality. Legions of 'hold my beer and watch this' daredevils challenge objective reality every day. Reality never loses.
In my mind, it goes this way:
Moron: "Hold my beer and watch this."
Reality: "Go ahead, make my day."
Moron: Shrieks of pain and/or death rattle.
Reality: "They never listen."
Is this willful myopia, this reality sucks plague dangerous? Yup, especially when it comes to the infamous 'low information voters'. Is it incurable? Hardly, but, like any cure, there are numerous pitfalls, distractions, and hazards along that path to recovery.
The first step to kicking that habit is a healthy dose of scepticism. You can begin by admitting that our nation conceived in liberty is controlled by lying rat bastards who can't be trusted as far as you can throw Jupiter. You can come to grips with the fact that America's problems are largely, of our own making because we prefer our cherished dream world to an objective reality that is, I freely admit, a pain in the butt. A never was, never will be, B.
A is A, period.