In many ways, the battle has already been lost.
The battle I’m referring to is the great transgender cultural crusade that has changed much of the world in ways our ancestors could never have imagined.
Besides the conflation of sex with gender and the trashing of biological science, gender warriors have corrupted everyday language to include the use of pronouns with the implicit aim of normalizing their use so that the idea of “going back” to where we were before will not be an option.
Nothing, it seems, will stop this madness short of a miracle of Our Lady of Garabandal proportions, or a Paul Revere-inspired counter-revolution that takes on this hydra-headed menace with verve and gusto.
The question is: where will the country be five years from now in the transgender cultural mosaic if an effective counter-revolution does not take place? The situation is especially disquieting when one considers the gradual erosion of objections from heretofore ‘common sense’ parents and families who seem to be slowly accepting trans ideology. An ideological phrase repeated often enough, especially behind a podium decorated with a Presidential seal, will in time assume the framework of truth. That is to say, every time President Biden opens his ‘identity politics’ mouth and blathers on about so-called trans children or gender-affirming health care, we come that much closer to something like a transgender dictatorship.
It’s ironic how the same parents who will go to any length to protect their innocent and vulnerable children from pedophiles, are suddenly opening their arms and releasing them into the hands of the body defacers, or what Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calls the “defacing of 10, 12 and 13-year old kids based on gender dysphoria.”
In an article entitled, ‘Gender Ideology’s True Believers,’ independent journalist Kathleen Hayes writes:
“Trans activists have rejected the word ‘woman’ in favor of the following partial list: chest feeders, vagina owners, menstruators, people with uteruses, cervix havers, birthing people, bleeders. The fact that countless women find these terms bizarre (and often inaccurate), not to mention objectifying and offensive, is deemed irrelevant. The new language is declared more scientific and inclusive to transgender people, and this is all that matters.”
This new ideological world has already normalized the term, “Assigned male [or female] at birth,” a favorite label among gender activists and their allies. This phraseology, with its atheistic overtones, reduces God to a muddling, incompetent mid-level bureaucrat who doesn’t know what the heck He’s doing.
Currently, more than half the states in the country pay for gender-treatment through Medicaid. Colleges and universities regularly issue “Gender Diversity terminology” texts as required reading and ask (or force) students to list their preferred pronouns when they start school. Meanwhile, public officials like Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, now a member of the Supreme Court, refuse to define what a woman is when questioned by members of Congress.
Is it possible to save the sinking ship?
Some visionary state governors and legislatures are rushing in with stop-gaps, but will these measures hold over time?
The Tennessee Senate, for instance, just approved a measure to ban gender transition treatment for transgender youth. Included in the ban are puberty blockers, hormone treatment and gender transition surgeries. The bill passed along party lines, 26-6. Every Republican voted for the bill; the Biden Democrats voted to deface children’s bodies (surgical pedophilia).
Why would anyone, Democrat or Republican, vote against such a ban? The Tennessee bill has no effect on adult transgender “transitions,” the rights of transgender people to live their lives; nor does it question a transgender person’s dignity or humanity. Regardless of what one may think of transitioning in general, adults in a free society are free to choose. One can choose to pick their skin until it bleeds, live among wild animals in a forest, or self tattoo their face with blunt instruments, but any parent who allows their underage child to do so will most likely be charged with child abuse.
Gender-affirming health care for children is child abuse.
Tennessee state Senator Jack Johnson, sponsor of the Tennessee bill, said,
“The measure was crafted to protect children. It helps the minor children who otherwise might be subjected to surgical procedures that remove body parts or being prescribed medications that make permanent changes to a child’s body.”
The bill is expected to pass the Tennessee House and be signed by Governor Bill Lee, a Republican.
In response to the Tennessee measure, a tsunami of protests arose from the Left. The leading gay rights organization in the country, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)— as ideologically Left as it’s possible to get and devoted almost exclusively to transgender issues—responded with, “All gender-affirming care Is age appropriate.”
Really — all ages as in infancy, as in immediately after the umbilical cord is cut?
Here’s what HRC had to say:
“Gender-affirming care is age-appropriate care that is medically necessary for the well-being of many transgender and non-binary people who experience symptoms of gender dysphoria, or distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match their sex assigned at birth. Gender-affirming care is the integration of medical, mental health and social services. For transgender children, transition is an entirely social process which may include a new name or pronouns, wearing different clothes or styling one’s hair differently.”
Let’s count the ideological buzz words here: “Assigned at birth,” “non-binary,” “new pronouns.” But, really, the law in Tennessee isn’t talking about the social process of a new hairstyle or a new name. It’s talking about cutting and gutting of young bodies and the distribution of puberty blockers as if they were melatonin gummy bears.
Many other states have taken steps to thwart the rise of surgical pedophilia.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed Senate Bill 16 banning gender-affirming care to trans patients under the age of 18. Arkansas passed its gender-affirming care ban in 2921. Alabama did the same in 2022. Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Virginia have passed similar bills. A slew of other states have either just passed gender affirming health bans or are about to do so: North and South Dakota, Indiana, Wyoming, West Virginia and Montana. The list keeps growing despite objections from the ACLU and LambdaLegal—and of course, the current president in the White House.
Leftists like to say,
“See, many of the states that oppose gender-affirming health care are the bad redneck states that once lynched blacks and had the KKK. It figures. Now they are behind the curve when it comes to transgender issues.”
Well, this is one time when those so-called redneck, backwoods states — that may or may not have moonshine stashed somewhere in their state capitols — are on the right track and are helping the nation to get back on the road to sanity.
“Transgender ideology, as opposed to the existence of transgender individuals, has a pernicious impact upon society and more broadly the lives of women and children in particular,” writes Joanna Williams in her book, Women vs Feminism. “It is also detrimental to transsexuals who do not wish their lifestyle to become politicized. For everyone’s sake, we need to push back against transgenderism while offering support to transgender individuals.”
As Pink Floyd reminded us in 1982, “Hey, teachers [this includes Doctor of Education, Jill Biden], leave those kids alone.”