You will be made to go insane.
A few snapshots from the past few years:
In 2015, a famous male athlete puts on a dress and make-up. He then declares himself a female. Despite the athlete not having undergone “sex re-assignment surgery”, our cultural overlords immediately announce their agreement: the dress and make-up have indeed made the male a female. Not just a “female in spirit”, but an actual female.
Time magazine then proclaims the athlete its runner-up “Woman of the Year”. Glamour magazine goes all the way and proclaims him its “Woman of the Year”. Social media bans anyone who dares refer to the athlete by his original male name, uses male pronouns to refer to him, or in any way affirms the immutable reality of biological sex. At the same time, politicians begin passing laws to enforce the new orthodoxy.
The message was sudden, but clear: We must believe a lie. We must speak a lie. We must make ourselves unknow that a person’s biological sex is an unchangeable fact of nature. We must believe that a male who amputates his penis and testicles has thereby turned himself into a female—as opposed to just a male without a penis or testicles. We must believe that putting on a dress vaporizes, or at least renders meaningless, the sexual identity encoded within every cell of our bodies. We must believe that gender dysphoria never really existed, and that instead, a kind of spirit possession is at work. The idea is that a male or female soul—through some sort of never-explained cosmic mix-up—winds up trapped in the wrong body. What sounds like the premise of a bad ’70’s Disney movie is now the One True Truth.
In short, the message was, and still is, we must adopt beliefs about biological sex which, only a decade ago, mental health professionals would have deemed proof of psychosis. Now, we’re supposed to remain unbothered as those same mental health professionals demand we adopt their new psychotic vision. They demand we parrot the lie they all know is a lie. Insanity is the new sanity. Falsehood is the new truth. Bullying is the new compassion. State-enforced delusion is the new science. Magic is the new physics. Fantasy is the new reality. Man is the new woman, and woman is the new man.
Hate for the constraints of human biology has only spread since Bruce turned into Caitlyn. Just a few days ago, for example, the Miss Nevada USA pageant decided to crown a biologically male contestant. Kataluna Enriquez reportedly has completed her surgery—but again, all that “sex reassignment surgery” is, is the amputation or mutilation of sexual organs. Because that is true, the phrase “sex reassignment surgery” is itself a transparent lie. You can’t “reassign” or change biological sex. You can amputate a penis and testicles. You can amputate breasts, and remove a vagina and a uterus. You can flood bodies with lab-created hormones. You can wear make-up or dresses, top hats or tuxedos. But what you can’t do is change sex. In fact, you can’t even erase the effects of male sexual maturation decades later.
All fine and well, all perfectly true, and all anathema to the Madhouse Left. But to what end? What’s behind all this lunatic zealotry?
This sounds like a contradiction. It isn’t. It perfectly expresses a core driver of Wokism: a seething, pathological, violent, sociopathic, hate of everything that is: all truth, all reality, all nature, all existence, all constraint, all law, all sense, all decent aspiration, everything. This is far beyond mere antinomianism. For the Wokists, whatever is must be extinguished. This is what their all-consuming hate requires.
Meeting the new standard of pseudo-piety requires nothing less than our own self-induced insanity. Failure to self-induce insanity gets you “disappeared” from social media, fired, or physically attacked. At this rate, who can doubt the attacks could escalate into the murder of political dissidents? Not that the Wokestaat will do that directly (by the way, I just made up the word “Wokestaat”). No, they’ll just use their street thugs as proxy exterminators—just as they use Antifa and BLM rioters as proxy chaos agents, social media as proxy censors and spies, and mainstream “news outlets” as a proxy propaganda arm.
Chuckle if you want, but Wokism is the official religion of the United States government. And like all fanatics, there’s nothing the Wokists won’t do to force their stupid, pernicious ideas on to everyone. That includes every form of carrot and every form of stick.
Well, we all already knew how ludicrous their claim to exclusive membership in “the reality-based community” always was. Funny how you don’t hear them making that claim much these days, from which one might be inclined to draw some unflattering conclusions about them. But is that really all there is to this? Is there even more lurking just underneath the surface lunacy to be revealed? Might their agenda go much beyond driving us all as batshit nuts as they are themselves? Three guesses.
According to Victor Davis Hanson, the Biden Administration and the Democrats who run urban hotspots of crime cannot deal with the exploding violence rationally because they are too encumbered with ideological baggage. Their political outlook forces them to look for alternative explanations for a breakdown that can only properly be analyzed by those who are not wearing blinders.
Such commentators recognize the magnitude of our crime problem. But they also perhaps unjustifiably assume that the Democrats are headed for disaster by not addressing it. For me, however, it is not clear that Democratic politicians are being irrational when they trot out specious solutions. Let me start from an opposite premise, namely that everything the present administration is allowing to happen, and which creates chaos and aggravates violence, is aimed at increasing its control. Democratic policies follow Thomas Hobbes’ definition of power, as an ability to do those things necessary “to obtain some future apparent Good.” That obvious “Good” in this case is to establish the Democratic Party as the one national party, which can go on ruling indefinitely and make the electorate an accomplice in its drive for total power.
From that perspective, Biden, or whoever pulls his strings, and other Democratic luminaries are doing what is necessary to further their power grab. The “disorder” or “crisis” at the border, which the Democrats have done nothing to stop, is clearly meant to increase the size of the Democratic electorate, starting with turning Texas blue. Getting rid of the filibuster, packing the Supreme Court, and nationalizing elections with the passage of HR 1 are all efforts to achieve the same end: empowering the Democrats and reducing their often-minimal opposition to total impotence.
The steps taken to increase urban crime and then to ban weapons that have little or nothing to do with the crimes in question belong to the same design. The Democrats have been actively promoting civil unrest since last summer, when they defended Black Lives Matter, raised millions to bail out the apprehended vandals, and, in the cases of Kamala Harris and Maxine Waters, incited further criminal activities.
It’s not as if the Democrats are clueless about what’s going on or are blinded by ideological passions. They have used violence to propel themselves into power by blaming Donald Trump for what they themselves abetted.
Ahh, the same old thing these whackadoos are always grubbing for more of, then: power, and control.