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Driving the herd

Making psychosis hip.

A 2018 study carried out by Lisa Littman, a physician and professor of behavioral science at Brown University, found that the vast majority of the youth in her sample who identified as trans all had one thing in common: They had been directly exposed to one or more peers who had recently “come out” as trans. Furthermore, these children, according to their parents, had exhibited a noticeable increase in internet and social media consumption. Transgenderism, it appears, was trending.

Recent studies suggest media coverage of transgenderism play a role in what is called the “media contagion effect.” The glorification and normalization of the increase in transgender activity by the media has clearly influenced the malleable masses.

In social psychology, behavioral “contagion” refers the tendency for certain behaviors demonstrated by one person to be imitated by observers. Exposure doesn’t have to happen in person — it can happen through a television, computer, or on the big screen.

Interestingly, 2018 saw a record growth in trans roles on television.

And if you think that’s a coincidence, you’re nothing but a damned fool. This next part seems self-evident, so obvious it’s almost embarrassing to bring it up at all. And yet.

The prefrontal cortex is especially susceptible to being shaped by life’s experiences in adolescence, such as stress and peer pressure. The “rational part” of an individual’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until around the age of 25. This is something that needs to be emphasized. A 12-year-old child should not be allowed to undergo treatment like gender re-assignment, and any parent that helps facilitate such drastic surgery should be questioned by relevant authorities.

Even the notion of “reassignment” is a misnomer. Anyone with a basic understanding of the human anatomy knows that it’s impossible to physically “reassign” someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially. The idea that a transgender man becomes a woman, or that a transgender woman becomes a man is as foolish as it is pernicious. Only the most naïve would look at someone like Bruce Jenner and assume that she is a natural, biological woman. At best, transgender men become feminized men and transgender women become masculinized women. This may sound harsh, even crude, but in the eyes of broader society, many transgender individuals are considered impressionists, merely mimicking the sex with which they identify. This is problematic on many levels.

According to Dr. Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, gender reassignment surgery simply doesn’t work. In an article for the Heritage Foundation, Anderson notes: “The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people — extending over 30 years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered — documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers.”

Every decision has a consequence. And the decision to transition at an early age can have dire consequences.

Ladies and germs, the winner of this year’s coveted No DUH! award. In sum:

For the vast majority of us, our sense of being male or female aligns with what’s listed on our birth certificates. Nevertheless, a smaller proportion of the population identifies as transgender, which includes people whose internal sense of gender identity is not consistent with their gender at birth. In turn, some look to surgery for answers. But surgery and cross-sex hormones can’t magically change us into the opposite sex. Aesthetically, perhaps. Surgery can, of course, alter appearance. But surgery can’t magically or biologically transform us into something we are not.

Though you may find the following words harsh, they need to be said — scientifically speaking, transgender men are not biological men and transgender women are not biological women. Any claims to the contrary are ignorant of scientific evidence. As Princeton philosopher Robert P. George once put it, “Changing sexes is a metaphysical impossibility because it is a biological impossibility.”

Like Germaine Greer, Linda Bellos, Sheila Jeffreys, and Camille Paglia, I am critical of trans ideology. I take issue with the fact that so many people have been swept up in this transgender wave. The dangers of trying to treat mental ill-health by transitioning from one sex to another cannot be overstated. When every ounce of unhappiness is consolidated into the gender issue, society enters dangerous territory. These are not the words of a bigot or a transphobe. These are the words of someone critically questioning a particularly nefarious cultural trend.

Nefarious it is. Not because the handful of pitiable individuals who actually do suffer from the affliction of gender dysphoria have nefarious intentions, but because they (and others) are being used as political whips in the hands of the degenerate Left, to herd Heritage Americans right over the cliff like so many head of lowing cattle.

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2 thoughts on “Driving the herd

  1. Delusional – Anyone who consistently and persistently insists on anything else than physical reality.

    As was written, those who “transition” from male to female or vice versa are, in fact, troubled fellow human beings whom have been surgically mutilated and addicted to harmful hormone regimens that will invariably cause damage to them physically and shorten their lives, above and beyond the “20 times greater” (2,000%) chance of suicide. Is it not much more humane to address the psychological issues undergirding their mistaken self image? If nothing else, should we not speak the truth that, should they go forward with their fantasy, they will still be the same gender; i.e.: males will not develop uterus’ and be capable of procreation and females will not develop testes and therefore lack that capability as well? After all, the “XX” & “XY” chromosome pairings are part of each individuals DNA and cannot be altered.

    As for the “loving parents” who allow/encourage/celebrate/act upon their children’s transgender delusions, they should lose their custody rights as parents and be shunned by society for the detrimental, self centered, “it’s all about me and how woke I am” mindset. Speaking of delusional.

  2. Don’t think for a moment that Tranny Fever is accidental. The more people the Democrats can push into self-victimization, the more voters the can lock in. Never forget the Evil leading the Stupid and the Insane. By indulging these poor creatures’ insanity, they can keep them firmly in the “D” fold.

    Anecdote – a casual friend of mine has a daughter who ‘transitioned’ a few years ago, beginning at age 17. Of course this was accompanied by all the virtue signaling on Facebook and all of his other friends congratulating him on his openness and telling him what a great dad he was. Well, the girl went on testosterone, grew a beard, had her tits cut off (which my friend called “the top surgery”), etc. Only thing she didn’t get was the addadicktomy operation. Well, about eight months ago, his daughter (I refuse to say “his son”) wakes up one morning, looks at herself in the mirror, realize that she has mutilated herself, says, “OMG, what the fuck did I do to myself?” This was quickly followed by two unsuccessful suicide attempts. Her “friends” have abandoned her, because if there’s anything a tranny is not supposed to do, it’s realize that she made a mistake. Dating is out for her – straight guys don’t want anything to do with a woman who has to shave their face, faggots aren’t interested if she has a pussy, and women just stay the fuck away.

    My friend is distraught, as would be expected – but he’s also incredibly pissed off because some of us have told him how much of an agent he’s been in her destruction. Who paid for the surgery to take her tits off, for instance? Now she has an incredibly long road ahead. It’s going to take years to undo the physical damage, and God knows how much therapy to attempt to repair the mental damage.

    The people who promote this are well and truly evil.

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