Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Relative Reality

What if one man tells you he is sexually attracted to horses and has been all his life?  Do you have to celebrate his "coming out of the closet"?  If you said, "Oh man, I'm sorry but that is perverted!"....could you be accused of being a hater and intolerant?

What if another man tells you he feels like a woman so he has breast implants, wears a wig, talks in a high voice but still wants to keep his penis intact?  (think Bruce Jenner)  Do you have to celebrate his "coming out" and applaud him for his courage to dress like he does?  If you said, "Wow...I feel sorry for you.  I'll pray that you can find some help to become the man you are!"....could you be accused of being a hateful, intolerant, bigoted person?

What if another man tells you he is TransSpecies....and really believes he is a tiger but wrongfully born into a man's body?  He ends up tattooing his face in tiger colors and crawls around on all fours and has even had teeth implants to look more like a tiger.  He tells us he is TRANSITIONING into being a tiger.  Do you have to celebrate and congratulate him on his courage to finally become the tiger he always knew he was born to be?  If you said, "Are you serious?  You ain't no tiger dude!  You are a man who is thoroughly confused....and I'm gonna guess you should lay off the drugs you've been smoking!"  If you told tiger-man that....could you be called an intolerant hater?

"Dude!  It's all relative!!  Don't be a hater!  If the dude says he's a tiger...then who are you to tell him he's not?  If the other dude says he's a woman, then let him be a woman!"

Within a 48-hour period this week, a Federal court ruled that a school could not require children to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex, Target announced it was making all its bathrooms gender neutral, a school council in England sent out a letter to parents, telling them to encourage their 4-year-old children to choose the gender they most identify with before starting school, be it male, female, or something else, and baseball legend Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN for sharing an "anti-transgender" post. (Note that ESPN fired Schilling because it is an "inclusive" company. The Orwellian doublespeak continues.)

It is high time, then, that we stand up to this social madness and say, "Enough!"

The emperor has no clothes, and if enough of us stand up and make our voices heard, society will be jarred back to reality.

That does not mean that we bash those who genuinely struggle with their gender identity.

To the contrary, it means we recognize the depth of their struggles, we reach out to them with compassion, and we encourage qualified professionals to work harder to discover the real roots of their problems.

Otherwise, we will continue our descent into the madness of relative reality.

I pointed out last week that we not only have men who identify as women (and vice versa), but we have whites who identify as blacks and human beings who identify as animals, including cats, dogs, parrots and even mythical dragons. (For my illustrated video commentary on this, go here.)

Yes, we not only have the categories of transgender and transracial but also transspecies, better known as "otherkin."

As noted by Max Read on back in 2012, "An otherkin is a being born into the wrong body. Not just with the wrong parts, but as the wrong species: people who identify as otherkin believe that they are wolves, or elves, or really any kind of being, born into a human body." (According to Read, "The community of people who identify as otherkin is more than 30 years old," with the term itself dating back to 1990.)

Some believe they are part alien, others believe they belong to different ethnicities, while still others believe they are fictional characters appearing in real life form.

But why not?

At the risk of asking the same question I've been asking for many months now, if perception is reality, why can't I be a fly trapped in a human body or a black Viking woman trapped in a male, Caucasian body or anything else for that matter?

If that is what I genuinely believe and feel and if I've felt that way for as many years as I can remember, why isn't that reality?

If Bruce Jenner is a woman, why isn't Richard Hernandez a female mythical dragon? (For the record, Hernandez has altered his appearance far more radically than Jenner has altered his.)

Those of us who have not lost touch with reality must stand our ground, raise our voices and say, "The madness stops here."

And as much as we will be called transphobic bigots (or even fired from our jobs, like Curt Schilling was), love requires us to tell the truth.


Our society is falling headfirst into mass confusion.  Soon people will demand special treatment and COURAGE awards for coming out as other the man in the article above who believes he is a dragon stuck in a man's body!

Get ready for the word "Otherkin" to enter our language.  As the article says, this word refers to the people who believe they are actually another species of animal.

Don't doubt it....or you could be called a hater!  And if you are an employee who refuses to hire the could be sued for discriminating against dragons!

Friends, we need to stand our ground!  As the author says, "The madness stops here."  Write Target, attend your school board meetings, go where you need to go and say what you need to say.  Maybe if we stand up now we can preserve our society for a little while longer.

Just because some obese men have large breasts DOES NOT allow them the latitude to shower in the women's locker room at the YMCA.


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