Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A question

By the way, why should one's deeply felt internal sense of gender be given more deference than, say, one's deeply felt internal sense that billboards are absolutely repulsive and should be removed or one's deeply felt internal sense that President Donald J. Trump is a grave existential threat to global stability and should be ousted from office or one's deeply felt internal sense that Caitlyn Jenner is simply a silly old man in drag? I want to know this.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The SJW Translation of 1 Corinthians 13

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in critical thought but rejoices with random moments of intersectional solipsism."

Nota Bene:

Evopsych does NOT justify the doctrine of 'gender identity'. The two things are actually precise opposites. Evopsych understands sex as the determinant of man- and womanhood and 'gender' as the epiphenomenon thereof, and the doctrine of 'gender identity' understands the two things in reverse, 'gender' determines man- and womanhood and sex is its epiphenomenon.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

An Open Letter to Rex Huppke of the Chicago Tribune

Dear Mr. Huppke,

my takeaway from Your Chicago Statement is that we should all accept people for who they are or, in the case of transpersons, how they identify themselves. If this is the correct understanding, then I have a basic problem that perhaps you can help me with. My problem is not religious, nor is it my desire to reject and hate people different than I am. My problem is strictly logical. I want to affirm and accept and embrace gays and Lesbians, but to do so, I must say that physiological sex constitutes man- and womanhood. Otherwise, the concept of sexual orientation makes no sense, and if sexual orientation makes no sense, than being gay or Lesbian makes no sense.

It is here that logic becomes really vicious. If I accept the premise that physiological sex is the basis of man- and womanhood, then I simply cannot accept the identities of trans people. I must call Caitlyn Bruce and refer to Janet Mock as a ‘he’, and so on and so forth, and that, as you well know, is vile transphobia, the reason why the suicide rate is so astronomically high among transpeople. And I don’t want to do that, but if I accept transpeople, I must accept their identities, and such an acceptance requires that I deny that physiological sex is the basis of man- and womanhood. But this denial renders sexual orientation meaningless and the identities of gays and Lesbians therewith.

It seems that acceptance of gays and Lesbians requires hateful transphobic bigotry and acceptance of transpeople requires hateful homophobia. How would The Chicago Statement resolve this logical dilemma? Love means never having to say you're sorry, but does love mean throwing basic logic out the window, too?


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Once and Future Liberal

So, I just now finished Mark Lilla's new book, in which he laments how identity politics has dissolved liberal solidarity. What is his suggested antidote to the fissiparous disaster that he holds identity politics to be (all the while going out of his way to praise its various gains, lest his own students scalp him)? An appeal to our common humanity? Nope. Although he does not say this, I suspect that as a good liberal Dr. Lilla would think that such an appeal requires too many metaphysical assumptions to be effective. Besides, he wants American Solidarity. An appeal to a common humanity might make people realize how evil America is (given how much America has done in recent decades to screw up the common humanity in the rest of the world) and thereby lead to a souring on Project America, and that's the opposite of what Dr. Lilla wants.

So, he doesn't even mention our common humanity. Instead he pokes around for something else that will unite all us Americans despite the differences between black and white, gay and straight, cis and trans, gun-lovers and gun-controllers, pro-choice and pro-life, etc., and his answer is (drum roll, please) an awareness that we are all citizens with equal rights and corresponding duties. But he never quite says what the purpose of these duties are, except to suggest that this purpose was quite obvious when we all fought the good war against the global fascists in the '40s. And, there we have it, folks. War clarifies a nation's purpose. Freunde und Feinde. Carl Schmitt, call your office. Geez.

The Second Coming

Falconer: Hello

Falcon: What?

Falconer: I said Hello!

Falcon: What? What?


Falcon: Oh, fuck it. I'm off, you wanker.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Ethical John

(A short skit inspired by Not a Job, Not a Choice by Janice G. Raymond)

[Scene: a room with freshly painted walls, a plastic chair, and a bed with one fitted sheet and no cover and no pillow. Two people walk in, a man pushing fifty and a girl who can't be any older than sixteen.]

Girl: We get started now, no? You take pants off, I suck your big, wonderful cock, no?

Man: Oh, sweetie, yes, but wait. (he fumbles around in his pockets) Damn, where is that fucking pamphlet? (reaches into his back pants pocket) Oh, here we go. (Takes out a booklet with the title "How to be an ethical john" and waves it in front of the girl's face) See, here, I must ask you a few questions from this pamphlet I got at the beer hall. You understand, don't you?

Girl: (falls back on the bed as if on cue and rolls her eyes) Okay, but, please, go quick, there are seven other--(really loud knock is heard)--er, no, I want the big cock in my mouth soon. (Raises her voice as she looks over her shoulder to door) Very soon, okay?

Man: What was that loud knock?

Girl: My heart thumps loudly for your big cock, no?

Man: Oh, okay. (paging through the booklet) So, here we go. "We here at the New Moral order understand that you men have needs, and that a brothel visit can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. But it can be even more fulfilling if you do your business with a clean conscience." (another loud knock)

Girl: Hurry, please.

Man: Okay, I guess we can skip that part. Okay, here are the questions that it says I am ethically obligated to ask you. Ready?

Girl: (rolls eyes again) Yes, you big picture of throbbing manhood.

Man: How old are you?

Girl: I am fif-- (loud knock again). I am fucking. I mean I want to fucking now. Please!

Man: How old are you?

Girl: I am-- (loud knock) I am eighteen. Young, fresh, and legal.

Man: Okay, that's great. Okay, just a few more questions. Do you have any large debts that have indentured you to work for unscrupulous gangsters?

Girl: What means this "indentured"? (Very loud knock) No, no! I am no indentured. I am very, very dentured. And I am very dentured for your big cock.

Man: Oh, that's very, very good. Okay, just one more question, and then we can (in an embarrassingly excited, squealing voice) begin!

Girl: I can no wait.

Man: Do you find sex work to be an exciting career choice with abundant opportunities for upward mobility?

Girl: (Several loud knocks) My heart thumps loud yeses to whatever you asked. You can hear it, no?

Man: Okay, great! (Takes off his pants and drawers) Now, get down on your knees and suck my cock, bitch!