Sunday, May 15, 2016

Transgender Issues: Recent Posts

The issue of transgenderism continues to be a central issue in our culture.  Here are a few recent articles that are well worth reading.

1.  From Agender to Ze: A Glossary for the Gender Identity Revolution: In this piece Joe Carter provides some needed information on the definitions and understandings of gender identity.  This shows how extensive the redefinition of gender is today.

2.  Explainer; Federal Government Issues Letter on Transgender Policy to America's Public Schools: Joe Carter explains the White House's recent interpretation of Title IX and how it plays out in the nation's government schools.

3.  The Transgender Loyalty Oath: Steve Hays' short piece is reproduced here:
In a totalitarian state, citizens are not entitled to have any opinions of their own. They are not allowed to judge issues by using independent reason and evidence. They are only permitted to have state-approved opinions.

In essence, citizens are supposed to be blank slates. The ruling class will inscribe what you are permitted to say and believe.

A good way of testing loyal citizens is to mandate that they affirm something utterly preposterous. This is nothing they'd believe on their own. To the contrary, this is something they'd disbelieve on their own. So, to test the purity of their allegiance to the unconditional authority of the state, demand that they swear by something ludicrous.

Trangenderism functions as a perfect loyalty oath for totalitarian statists. Pick a fundamental issue. Take manhood and womanhood. Can't get more elemental or elementary than that. It's obvious. It's the basis of human society.

Then negate that fact. Drive a wedge between biological sex and gender identity. Stipulate that gender is either purely psychological or socially constructed. (Seems like mutually exclusive definitions to me.)

Stipulate that gender binaries are arbitrary. People can "naturally" be transgender, pangender, or agenda.

Make that official dogma. Punish anyone who refuses to blindly affirm that dogma.

It's a perfect test of totalitarian statism. You are never entitled to think for yourselves. The ruling class dictates what you are allowed to think, say, and so. And we will insist, by force of law, that you affirm something utterly absurd to demonstrate your unquestioned fidelity as a loyal citizen of the almighty state.
By the way, Triablogue, where Steve Hays writes, is the first blog I visit everyday.  Well-worth bookmarking and visiting often.