“What is a woman” is a question that lefties couldn’t seem to answer anymore. The Nashville church school massacre raises the question, “What is a man?”
Audrey Hale thought she was a man. And, like a lot of drag queens who reduce women to crude stereotypes, her idea of a man was angry, violent and insane.
She killed women and girls to fulfill the ultimate premise of gender identity politics which is the elimination of womanhood.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Thanks Daniel, excellent insights, food for thought.
The concepts of male and female were scientifically accepted without question in our home Encyclopaedia Britannica that I used to read, maybe the 1960 edition. Sure there are odd cases of a very small percentage. But it was a very useful scientific distinction.
“This notion that we can become anybody…”
I hadn’t thought of it before, but I wonder whether the notion that a girl can become a boy or a boy a girl is rooted in the fantasy long foisted on kids that they can be anything they want to be so long as they believe in themselves and never give up.
This has been the popular mantra for as long as I can remember. So inspirational, so hopeful, so positive! Yes, you can do anything that you set your mind to! Go for it!
Okay, so what if my dream is to be an F-18 pilot in the military – but I have 20/100 vision? I can be an aeronautical engineer you say? No, I said I want to be the pilot. I want to fly these things. You told me I could!
Yes, teachers should inspire students to set goals and work hard. But they also should prepare them to live within the reality of their shortcomings. We’re not doing them any favors by cheerleading as they waste the best time of their lives chasing unicorns.
Trans malarkey follows logically from the feel-good lie that if you can dream it, you can become it.
Kynarion Hellenis says
Instead of seeing “shortcomings” why not see that we all posses natural aptitudes, the use of which employed in productive work will increase our happiness and success?
We Christians know that God gives gifts to men and places us in our societies. Our gifts enable us to function in a “body” composed of other gifted people, all of whom are a necessary part of the whole.
This is why capitalism works.
That’s a great description of the division of labor. Capitalists are vilified for not caring about people, but in reality we’re the ones most keenly aware of how much we need one another. Self-sufficiency is a recipe for a short and miserable life.
But although we each have attributes that equip us to serve our fellow man through productive work, as a consequence of sin we do have shortcomings. Adults are hurting kids when they ignore these shortcomings and tell them that they can accomplish anything they can imagine. It simply is not true.
Good point. That kind of goes to the participation trophies, games without scores or winners, and academics without grades or rankings. Children have to learn how to constructively handle losing and failure.
Onzeur Trante says
The feminist movement of the 60’s, ironically, threw the first stone to eliminate womanhood.
I see everything destructive and tyrannical today started with a real concern and a positive solution. And the work of the Marxists was to latch onto something originally good and use it to steal power, wealth and oppress others.
Examples include past racism, obviously bad, but we were not allowed to stay with the beautiful solution of colorblindness, Instead we have to rage, burn cities, collect billions and hate White people.
Likewise, the past limited roles for women were not a good thing. But instead of opening career options and paying fairly we now have so-called feminists who are only Marxists, and the utter insanity of a supreme court justice who doesn’t know what a woman is.
Daniel Greenfield says
Every lie has to have a kernel of truth to it.
The Left at least used to attach itself to things that were in some regard actually true, but then simply flipped oppression on its head (a dictatorship of the poor instead of the rich) or built a distorted reality that completely redefined the concept (opposition to pollution turning into carbon craziness) while insisting that its particular crisis is the defining one of the age (racism, climate change, income inequality, gun violence) and that everything must be overturned to allow it to impose its solutions.
Its builds an ideology, followed by conspiracy theories about the cause, and uses them to seize power.
I read the great article this was based on, but there was a glitch in the comment software yesterday. It asked one to login to post, but there was no way to register. Trying to figure out how, or contact someone who could, led me to realizing there’s no way to contact FPM or the webmaster on the site. I image that’s because leftists like to clog any such means they can find with junk and denial of service attacks. I wouldn’t be surprised if leftist groups pay some do so for a living, like they do with professional protestors.
I learned back in the late 90s not to use my real name online. They will literally fill your physical mailbox and email inbox with junk mail of all kinds, much of it disgusting.
Daniel Greenfield says
I’m sorry you ran into problems commenting, but your comments are appreciated.