Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Internal Contradictions of the LGBT Alliance

The trans line currently is very clear: The man- and womanhood of transpeople is not a whit less real that the man- and womanhood of cispeople, and for this claim to make any sense at all, man- and womanhood must have just one cause. More than one cause would justify different treatment and different facilities, and the trans lobby has made it abundantly clears that this is nothing but transphobic bigotry. Therefore, there must be only one cause of man- and womanhood, and it cannot be physiological sex for fairly obvious reasons. It can only be the ipse dixit of ‘gender identity’. ‘Gender identity’ must replace sex for transpeople to attain what they claim justice demands, but, as many people have pointed out (especially Lesbians), once you replace sex with ‘gender identity’, the concept of sexual orientation makes no sense because the idea that self-identification is the source of visceral, sexual attraction is just absurd.

So, the LGBT Alliance rests upon premisses that cancel each other out. Again, this seems glaringly obvious to me, and, again, that may be because my irrational hatred has so warped my mind that I shall never exit my cave of bigotry to experience the pellucid sunlight that is Queer Theory. Maybe. But if that is not the case, and the contradiction is as glaring as I argue it to be, then why do many gay activists insist vehemently upon an alliance that cancels out the gay identity? I would suggest that for the gay activist, what’s even more important than the assertion of the gay identity is the demolition of concepts that make heterosexuality normative. The gays' arch nemesis, heterosexism, must be destroyed utterly, and it can be destroyed only if it is no longer normative for anything. It cannot be normative for relationships, and it cannot even be normative for determining man- and womanhood. All arguments for physiological sex as the determinant of man- and womanhood are premised upon reproductive complementarity, and you just can’t get more heterosexist than that. Thus, in order to finally free society from the oppression that is heterosexism root and branch, man- and womanhood must be divorced completely from reproductive complementarity and be predicated simply upon an individual’s say so. But, again, once you do that, then sexual orientation makes no sense as an identity.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Belaboring the point

I want to belabor this point because, well, all this identity crap really pisses me off. Too many people have accused me of hatred for daring to be skeptical of the concept of ‘gender identity’ simply because, as far as I can tell, a person’s identity is not up for debate. To say otherwise is to deny that person’s existence, and that’s dehumanizing violence. If that is the case, then it seems to me that this logic can be applied with equal force to the skepticism about the existence of God. The Catholic identity depends upon being created in the image of God. Deny the existence of God, you deny the Imago Dei  and therewith the identities of Catholics. So, if skepticism about ‘gender identity’ amounts to dehumanizing violence against transpeople, Atheism amounts to dehumanizing violence against Catholics. If we cannot question ‘gender identity’ because it’s perverse to debate the existence of transpeople, then we should not debate the existence of God, either, because doing so amounts to disputing the existence of Catholics.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

WTF?

Please, tell me, please, anyone, tell me, why the hell man- and womanhood is such a crucial identity anymore. What, you have to identify as a man because you fancy women? That's heterosexist bigotry. You identify as a woman because you are empathetic and nurturing? That's sexist stereotyping. You identify as a man because you want to be a civil engineer? What, are you saying women can't be civil engineers? You do know this is the 21st century and not, say, the seventeenth, right, male chauvinist pig? Women can be logical, and men can be hysterical. Men can wear skirts, and women pants. Women can be engineers, and men nurses. So, what the hell is so unique about being a man or a woman that justifies the recognition of so being? The answer, of course, is physiological sex, which CANNOT be changed. At all. It can only be mutilated. "Gender identity" is rabid nonsense. So is transgenderism.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Talking Point: Atheism is violence!

The Catholic Belief in the Imago Dei is crucial to the Catholic Identity, much more so than even one’s being created as male or female.  In fact, the Imago Dei IS the Catholic Identity.  Denying one is denying the other.  Thus, if denying the identities of transpeople is tantamount to denying their existence and thereby constitutes violence against transpeople (as transactivists tell us ad nauseam), then so too is the denial of the Imago Dei. Ergo, atheism is violence against all Catholics just as misgendering is violence against transpeople.

Therefore, anyone committing atheism should be locked up.  They are clearly a menace to society.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 22, 1943

Today is the 75th Anniversary of the execution of Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst, three of the noblest people who ever walked the face of the earth.  The Good die young.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Germany, Kierkegaard, and Motherfuckers

An American Wetback working under the table at an English Bookstore in der Schellingsstraße was frustrated after a typically infuriating encounter with a German Bureaucrat at the Post Office. A German co-worker noticed his frustration and asked, "What's wrong, Bill?"

"Some days I wish my German were better than it is. What's German for 'motherfucker'?"

"Well, mutterficker, I guess, but it does not mean anything."

At this moment a customer who was paying for his books at the check-out counter turned towards Bill up in the mezzanine and said, "In Germany there are no motherfuckers, therefore ve have no need of the term."

Bill narrowed his eyes at the customer and said, "Sir, have you ever heard of Søren Kierkegaard?"

"No, I have not."

"Well, Sir, Kierkegaard was a nineteenth century Protestant Theologian, who once shrewdly observed that in a country where everyone is a Christian, no one is. It seems to me, Sir, that we have an analogous situation here. You say that no one in Germany is a motherfucker. Therefore, you are all motherfuckers!"

"Ungeheuerlich!" shouted the customer and stomped out.

Bill died last week. Recquiescat in pace.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shibboleth

I have a compilation of Greek Recipes from some Orthodox Parish. A few years ago a friend and I decided to do the recipe for cold cucumber soup (Cold soups are the best--screw you, Archie Bunker). A fairly simple recipe, which we followed to the letter, and after we were done, we tasted it, and my friend said that there was something missing, and, yeah, well, I thought so, too--after she said so, that is. So we thought and thought and smacked our tongues and thought some more. And then my friend exclaimed, I know! Lemon Juice! But Lemon Juice was not listed in the recipe, and then I realized that this was a Greek Orthodox Cook Book. Lemon Juice is just assumed, and if you don't know that, you're either a Protestant or a hopeless and hapless Scholastic. Either way, you're damned.