Is there anything they can’t fuck up and destroy?
A Boise State University professor’s recent essay exploring the intellectual history of the meaning of gender has roiled the campus, with claims by administration officials that the article represents “the root of genocide.”
Of course it does. I mean, with “liberal” screechmonkeys, what doesn’t?
Scott Yenor, a professor of political science, wrote the essay for the Heritage Foundation website; it traces the development of contemporary transgender theory to the seminal early-feminist work The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir. Yenor demonstrates that a key premise of transgender discourse—the disassociation of biological sex from gender identity—is rooted in Beauvoir’s effort to show that femininity is not a biological fact but is imposed by society. He traces the development of this idea through first- and second-wave feminist thought, culminating in today’s radical claims that small children should be allowed to choose their gender identity and even receive hormone therapy, and that everyone should be free to use the bathroom or locker room that suits his or her identity.
Yenor’s essay is an intellectual history, not a diatribe. He concludes that the objective of transgender theory is to stop treating “gender dysphoria” in children as “a pathological syndrome requiring counseling and preventive parenting.” Rather, its “ultimate goal is public recognition of queer theory’s view of the human landscape”—an aim that leads to a fundamental conflict. In demanding that children be free to choose their gender, transgender activists would condemn as child abuse parental actions that fail to respect their child’s gender selection. Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau took such a position earlier this year.
In response to Yenor’s scholarly inquiry, Boise State officials reacted in a fashion now familiar on campuses nationwide.
You can easily guess what follows: “fascist,” “Nazi,” “Hitler,” “hate speech,” “violation of rights,” and on and on and on. I didn’t see any quotes referring to the Klan, but I’m sure there were some.
Hope this guy’s got tenure, because if he doesn’t, you can safely assume his career as an academic—hell, his very ability to make a living for himself and his family in any fashion at all, or to live peaceably in his own home—is now officially over. The spirit of free inquiry, honest good-faith debate, and the right to speak one’s mind openly remains what it always has been for these animals: anathema, and the respect for it nonexistent.
“Unity”? With the likes of them? No, thanks. Not now, not ever.
Update! Speaking of “unity.”
One of the stranger things about our public discourse the last couple of decades is the constant call for unity. The black hats on the political stage are always described as divisive or polarizing. The white hats are the “uniters”, bringing people together. Whenever something happens, like a disaster or shooting, the news is full of stories about how the community is united in response. Usually this means some sort of ceremony with candles and the local leaders officiating a ritual intended to show unity.
Of course, the fetish for unity is a Progressive thing. Often it takes comical turns, like when public opinion is running hard against some Progressive cause. Then the public is described as “divided over the issue.” A suitable bad guy is found and scorn is heaped on him by the media for his divisiveness. On the other hand, when opinion is slightly in favor of the Progressives, then we hear that the public is nearly unanimous in their support. This is followed by calls of unity, which means the opposition should surrender.
The classic example of this was homosexual marriage. State after state held referendums on the issue. for 30 some odds times the public voted against it. After every defeat, the media reported that a divided electorate narrowly opposed gay marriage. Then the one time it passes, a deluge of press claiming a tidal wave of support in favor of homosexual marriage. It was so convincing, the Supreme Court decided that voting was too much a bother and unilaterally declared gay marriage a sacrament.
Unity was not always a fetish for our rulers. In my youth, I had to sit and listen to civics lectures from Boomer instructors about the glories of raucous democracy. The whole point of democracy was for the people to have a civilized argument in order to gain a majority around a position. The change seems to have happened in the Clinton years. Anyone who opposed the Clintons was accused of dividing the public. As is true of so many of the problems in the current crisis, the roots of this unity fetish are in the Ozarks.
A free people cannot even coexist with those who wish to subjugate and enslave them…which renders any notion of “unity” not just spurious, but highly undesirable at best. As Zman says, it’s nothing more than a subterfuge promoted by people harboring nefarious designs on our liberty and right to self-determination. Which leads me to repeat: you can keep your damned “unity,” thanks. No market for it over here.
Nucking futs update! And then there’s the merely hilarious:
Kellogg’s will be redesigning Corn Pops cereal boxes after a complaint about racially insensitive art on the packaging.
The Battle Creek, Mich.-based cereal and snack maker said on Twitter Wednesday it will replace the cover drawing of cartoon characters shaped like corn kernels populating a shopping mall. The corn pop characters are shown shopping, playing in an arcade or frolicked in a fountain. One skateboards down an escalator.
What struck Saladin Ahmed was that a single brown corn pop was working as a janitor operating a floor waxer. Ahmed, current writer of Marvel Comics’ Black Bolt series and author of 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask, “Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism.”
He added in a subsequent post: “yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”
…you expect your kid to ignore it as the wholly meaningless, inoffensive thing it is and get on with your life. And if you should spy his little lip all a-quiver with misguided dismay over this wholly innocuous bit of nothing, you explain to him that there is no shame whatsoever in being a janitor; it’s honest work, and is a perfectly respectable and honorable way for anyone, black, white, brown, or other, to earn himself a living. No reasonable person ought to infer any insult at all in depicting anyone as a janitor, much less a cartoon character that, y’know, doesn’t actually fucking exist.
That’s what you’d do if you’re a responsible parent interested in raising your son right, anyway, and helping him become a mature, rational adult capable of making his way in a civilized society, rather than a pitiful, dysfunctional bag of stale piss frightened of his own shadow and taking offense at every trivial statement or action he might have the misfortune to witness and be traumatized by. Which kind of parent this guy clearly isn’t, being instead the kind of hysterical douchebag who would waste any portion of his time to register complaint about a bunch of cartoon cereal pops—which, I remind you, do not actually fucking exist—being RACIST!™
Kellogg’s knuckled under and groveled appropriately, of course:
Kellogg’s responded to Ahmed on the social media network about five hours later that “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”
Wonder how much the sudden increase in their business would have amounted to if they’d had the stones to tell the pathetic dweeb to go take a flying fuck at the moon? Then again, if they had any balls in the first place, they would’ve made ALL the damned things yellow and dispensed with any attempt at pussified PC “diversity” right out of the gate—yellow being the color of most corn and all, and of the actual cereal itself. In fact, now that I think of it, they never would have changed from their old, no longer acceptable name: Sugar Pops.
Which only illustrates the rule: you give in to liberals even once, you’ll never be allowed to stop. With them, there is no satisfactory resolution that will placate them; there is only perpetual escalation. Better to just ignore the annoying psychos until they go bother somebody else. Yes, they’ll most likely be back eventually with another complaint. Ignore them then, too. It’s not as if these green-teethed granolaheads would even dream of buying your unhealthy, murderous product anyway, you know.
In a statement to USA TODAY, spokesperson Kris Charles said Kellogg respects all people and is committed to diversity.
See what I mean? That right there is where you made your mistake, chump. You paid the Progressivegeld; now you’ll never be rid of the Progressive.
Is anybody but me becoming kind of concerned over the prospect of living and raising children in a society run by such unbalanced yammerheads?