by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
The BBC has unleashed a flagship of ideological imperialism on the schools of England. By a series of videos intended to indoctrinate teachers and students alike in the vagaries of gender ideology, citizens are being coerced to believe that there are 100 genders and that to disagree may land you in prison. This tyrannical episode gives new dimensions to the fable “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Instead of mere swindling weavers coming to weave an invisible set of clothes, we have swindling gods coming to create a new reality. Instead of being found stupid and unfit for your station if you don’t see the invisible clothes, you may end up in prison for a “hate-crime” should you refuse to marvel at the new reality.
Tyler O’Neil, in his recent article published at PJ Media, provides some disturbing details about the exponential growth of the gender ideology movement. The BBC produced a series of videos for British teachers called “The Big Talk.” As O’Neil reports, the “videos cover all sorts of sexual topics and gender identity. One video claims there are more than 100 gender identities and another warns children that ‘people can go to prison’ for being perceived as disrespectful.”
At root, the schools, courts, and mainstream media are working in concert to eliminate the last vestiges of common sense in convincing the world that one person’s subjective feelings about himself or herself constitutes a right that obliges a suspension of the self-same personal rights from another.
The public space and collective mind are ever more populated with gender ideological storm troopers poised to coerce every man, woman and child to proclaim that the Emperor is clothed in his most magnificent garb yet. The tolerance demanded by the propagators of gender ideologies is a one-way street. Not only are we not allowed the freedom to disagree with the swindlers, but now we are in danger of losing our freedom as a result of exercising the same right to hold personal beliefs.
It is a previously unimaginable precedent that to think “perceived disrespect” is a legal standard for incarceration. The moral reasoning is infantile. Obviously “perceived disrespect” is dependent upon the arbitrary and ever expanding list of genders, not grounded in the natural law or common sense.
In the last 10 years there has been an astounding advance in the promotion of the fabricated gender identifications. To add insult to injury, some of the push back against the BBC’s outlandish claims come from, as reported by The Telegraph‘s Celia Waldon, the Royal College of General Practitioners, who claim to recognize “six genders: male, female, gender neutral, non-binary, gender fluid, and gender queer.” The difference between 4 and 94 “invented” genders are the inconsequential gnats to the camel that self-arrogated genders exist in the first place.
We can truly marvel at the power of social media as an increasingly effective delivery system normalizing the swindlers claims that something exists outside the umbrella of gender dysphoria. Madeline Will reports for Education Week that a “recent study of 81,000 Minnesota teens found that nearly 3 percent were transgender or gender-nonconforming.” This is an incredible increase from the UCLA Williams Institute 2016 report based on 2014 data that about 0.6 percent of adults in the US identify as transgender. There is no doubt that similar increases are coming soon.
Professional medical and psychological associations are giving sanction to further movements into the multiplying gender identities. Families and even children are empowered to promote the notion of non-conforming genders. Writing for Psychology Today, Samuel Veissière Ph.D, makes the case for normalizing “gender dysphoria” by an appeal to cultural relativism.
Veissière also pointed out that in families with gender dysphoric children, the typical pre-pubescent markers of rejecting gender stereotypical toys have dramatically decreased while 63.5 percent of “parents reported that in the time just before announcing they were trans, their child had exhibited a marked increase in Internet and social media consumption.”
Brown University’s study on “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” received such criticism that they had to revise their language of assertion to say “perceived” instead of stating plain facts, thus lessening the blow. The trend in rapid-onset gender dysphoria has been found to follow popular YouTubers in transition. This phenomenon is recognized as a common factor in the explosion of new self-identifying non-gender-conforming kids.
If we wouldn’t compel someone who identified as pangender to consider themselves just a normal human, why would we acquiesce to compel any person to believe anything? How is it that a normal human who believes that the body and soul are a composite unity or that the human race is either male or female has come under such attack? The ground for such a position is compelling and includes the biological sciences, Aristotelian physics and metaphysics and revelation as well. The ground for the self-proclaimed pangender is limited to subjective feelings.
It is no small irony that a movement clamoring for equality and tolerance is bent on marginalizing and destroying its opposition with fanatical zeal. In the same way, they are attempting to change the definition of the human person and human nature. They are changing the definitions of the law and order that have prevailed in the West for the last several thousand years.
It is diabolical to use schools and children to propagate gender ideology. The BBC and many others are using our children to win their propaganda war, and this is the gravest offense. Even if gender dysphoria were a good, such as the marital act, why would anyone want to destroy the innocence of our children to propagate it in schools? What will the Emperor and his court do next? There is no doubt of it: they will make new garments to clothe reality and throw the little innocent boy who yells “the Emperor is naked!” in jail.
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