Parents, be aware: soon the magazine rack in the checkout line at the supermarket will featurethis profoundly disturbing image of Bruce Jenner. The picture is plastered right on the cover of the next Vanity Fair issue, and it shows Bruce dolled up in makeup and hair extensions, posing in a corset, with parts of his face, forehead, and throat shaved off for cosmetic reasons, and his chest enhanced by hormone pills, Photoshop, and silicone. The idea is to make the 65-year-old grandfather look like a college girl, but the effect is that he looks like a distorted version of neither.
What he most closely resembles is a mentally disordered man who is being manipulated by disingenuous liberals and self-obsessed gay activists. Far from having the appearance of a genuine woman, he reminds me of someone who is being abandoned to his delusions by a culture of narcissistic imbeciles. I feel a great deal of compassion when I gaze upon this tragic sight — especially because post-op “transgenders” very often regret their decision, and in many cases attempt suicide — but few share my love or concern for him.
Indeed, Bruce admitted that after his “facial feminization” surgery he had a panic attack, looking in the mirror and asking, “what did I just do to myself?” We can only hope that these regrets don’t lead to further self-harm, as they have for so many men in his situation. I fear the worst, because Bruce is rushing the procedures so that his “transformation” coincides with the reality show they’re filming. Eventually the cameras will go dim, and Bruce will be stuck with what he’s done to himself. I pray for him when that dark moment arrives.
In contrast, the cheery headlines across the media inform us that Bruce posed for Vanity Fair in order to “debut his new identity.” In the interview accompanying these horrifying pictures, Bruce schizophrenically refers to himself in the third person,speaking as if he’s two different people.
He says that he hasn’t decided if his second persona will start sleeping with men, but he’s not focused on that right now. He’s just happy that, through extensive plastic surgery, high doses of synthetic chemicals, pounds of makeup, and a liberal use of Photoshop, he can finally be himself. By dismantling, dismembering, mutilating, and editing himself, he is himself, he says.
In one particularly depressing segment of the article, Cassandra, Bruce’s daughter, says that the two of them finally have a relationship. They “can just be girls together,” she reported. Cassandra apparently gave up on having a father, and has settled for a girlfriend to gossip with.
It’s just wrong. Disgusting, frankly. While I feel sympathy for Bruce’s psychological struggles, it’s selfish to do this to your children. First to take their father from them, and then to coerce them into dealing with such a devastating development in front of the whole world.
Of course, while his family takes the brunt of it, the mob trips over itself to congratulate Heroic Bruce. ESPN has even announced plans to give him the Courage Award. There was a time when this award went to guys like Pat Tillman, who gave up his chance at fortune and fame to sacrifice his life on the battlefield, but the honor devolved quickly from there. I thought it hit the basement last year when they handed it to former third string NFL player Michael Sam for achieving the remarkable feat of being gay while playing a game.
Shockingly, it turns out ESPN actually isn’t the most reliable arbiter on courage.
(Speaking of ESPN, last night, I turned on what used to be one of my favorite shows, “Around the Horn,” to hear their analysis on the NBA Finals this week. Instead, I was treated to a sermon from a sport’s writer about making sure I use the right pronouns when referring to male cross dressers. I’d really prefer to know how Lebron James and the Cavaliers are going to slow down Steph Curry, but, yeah, let’s have a transgender vocabulary lesson. Cool. Thanks, guys. You know, if I want to be preached at by humorless progressive gasbags, I don’t need the worldwide leader in sports. I have Comedy Central for that.)
ESPN isn’t alone. A search through Twitter and Facebook reveals unanimous praise, with “brave” and “beautiful” and “historic” being indiscriminately tossed around like so much confetti.
It’s all quite sad.
That said, I wouldn’t want anyone to accuse me of being critical, so what I’d like to offer, on this glorious and unprecedented occasion of a reality TV star’s Photoshopped magazine spread, are just a few observations. I’m not interested in levying baseless insults — which would still be far less harmful than the baseless compliments being hurled Bruce’s way — so I’ll stick to simply observing the reality.
Right now, there are five realities that really jump out at me:
Transgenderism Kills Feminism
As conservatives and Christians have run away terrified by the prospect of having meaningless words like transphobic tossed at them, it might ultimately be, in a strange twist of fate, the feminists who take down the “transgender” narrative. If they ever figure out that “transgenderism” is a direct assault on their entire worldview, maybe it will prompt a full fledged civil war in the progressive ranks.
After all, according to mainstream feminist wisdom, there is no such thing as a “female brain” or a “female soul” or “feeling like a female.” By the words of every liberal who has ever said anything on the subject of women’s rights in the past four decades, how you dress, look, think, and feel have nothing to do with your womanhood. Usually it would be offensive and sexist to accuse a woman of acting like, thinking like, or feeling like a woman.
Yet now, suddenly, emotions and looks define a woman so severely that a man can actually become one if he claims to experience feelings that he assumes are feminine?
The whole thing contradicts itself.
Feminism and transgenderism say two opposing things about what it means to be a woman. In fact, feminists have come up with the term “neurosexism” to condemn the misogynistic and “pseudo-scientific” idea that male and females brains are different. But Bruce Jenner claims he has “the brain of a female,” so how does this work? Do you mean to tell me that the only people who can have female brains are males?
Meanwhile, feminists regularly insist that the absence of a uterus and a vagina excludes men from having an opinion about things like abortion. So a man can’t have ideas about women’s issues because he lacks the correct anatomy, but he can actually be a woman despite lacking the correct anatomy?
How does that make any kind of sense?
Transgenderism and feminism cannot coexist. Progressives can’t have both.
They’ll just have to choose.
S/he is a hybrid. Of course s/he is attractive; everything about him/her has be fabricated and enhanced. It’s a freak show.
Freak show is an apt description. If his/her conversion was to find his/her true self, why do it in the glare of lights, in front of a camera? With a special cosmetic line being launched with his/her “documentary” rollout, it sounds too much like a marketing campaign.
“Genderism” is theology, as it deals with the intrinsic nature of human identity, humans’ place in the universe and humans’ concept of God.
When we debate whether there are distinctions between the sexes we’re not having a ”civil rights”, debate or even an ”equality,” debate. We are having a debate between the Jewish/Christian view of humanity and the pagan view of mankind.
Those who want to magically claim that, just by saying so and popping a few pills, we can change our intrinsic being, are taking the pagan side of the debate.
Those who quote the Bible that ”a leopard cannot change its spots,” and “which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” are taking the Jewish/Christian view of humanity.
Paganism believes in metamorphosis by an act of will, human or divine. Transformation from one form to another is a constant theme in Greek mythology. The gods could become whatever or whomever they wished, often because they wished to have sex with humans who were unaware they were about to be raped by a god who had chosen the disguise of an animal.
Roman, Greek and other mythologies are rife with such stories.
Zeus = a bull, another time = a swan
Daphne = a laurel tree
Hyacinth (a male) = a flower so a god could have sex with him
Ironically, those who buy into this pagan delusionism label as hate-filled delusional people all those who do not buy into it with them.
What did Satan say to Eve?
“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.”
Transgenders think they can ascend to some higher plane of existence and be ”like (pagan) gods” as they use their personal will to transform themselves into something they are not.
And there are not just two genders, according to these new pagans.
There are dozens.
Over 50, last I saw the list.
Next comes the discrimination suits whereby each imaginary ”gender” gets its own proportion of government jobs, welfare dollars and grant money.
Think I’m wrong?
Time will tell.
And we have the example of pagan India and all its many castes as a pattern.
@Nanny G Are you calling Hindus pagans? Buddhists? These two great religions were around long before Christianity:
Caste system– some might say we got one right here.
Satan speaking to Eve—-c’mon
@rich wheeler: What about the 38 year old African American trapped in a white man’s body? He realized at age 10 that he is really a black person. He has white skin and blonde hair. He’s looking into surgery or whatever to complete his trans to black. They’re not sure at present if with proper treatment his hair will just turn black or if he’s going to have to have a transplant. He thinks his body transition will be much simpler than the change from male to female. He is married to a white woman and is now concerned that his two children are biracial and if that might cause them problems, being the product of a biracial marriage.
He said in all his counseling for his transition, he had learned of a disabled black lesbian that is trapped in the body of a non disabled white man. She’s beginning her transition.
Does THIS shoe fit?
IF Hindus and Buddhists both have examples of this, then YES.
IF not, then, NO.
Magical thinking has been making a comeback.
I say, give Bruce Jenner a bit of time for the excitement of his debut to wear off and see if he ends up confused, angry and depressed or makes a well-balanced transition to whatever it is he thinks he is.
@Nanny G: The shoe does not fit. Answer is a resounding No.
You gotta agree there is some “magical thinking ” in The Bible.
I say ignore Jenner as much as possible–He’s trying to outdo the damn Kardashians.
Sorry, but referring to the mentally ill Bruce Jenner as Caitlyn is just as medically unethical and cowardly as agreeing to refer to an equally mentally ill person who insists they are really Jesus Christ, or Napoleon, or Quetzlcoatl the Aztec White Bearded God in the flesh.
To hell with the insane PC thugs who call us ‘hateful’ for refusing to say “2+2=5″ – which is exactly what this entire exercise is about.
Shame on the butchers who agree to surgically mutilate mentally ill people – and good for Johns Hopkins for recognizing this as mental illness and refusing to perform such Mengelian abominations.
Even greater shame on the psychiatric field for encouraging the mentally disturbed in these bizarre denials of reality.
I pity Bruce Jenner in that no one in his life is there to support him in dealing with reality, rather than being surrounded by parasites using his delusions for fame and money selling magazines and TV shows.
Were Suetonius alive today to write the history of our modern culture, it embarasses me to think that the old Roman would find us more pathetic, debauched and demented than those of whom he has already written. It sickens me to think I, along with all my comrades in arms, sacrificed so many years defending this country only to see us sink into such a pit of perverse insanity that the cultural elites demand craven acceptance of whatever filth they produce.
So did you hear about the lawyer that was trapped in a preacher’s body
You’re right, of course. Why is the press, and our President, celebrating the mental illness suffered by Jenner? Calling him “brave and courageous?” Really? A fireman who runs into a burning building, risking his own life to save the life of another, is brave and courageous. The soldier on the front lines is brave and courageous. The woman that fights breast cancer, making the most of the life she has left, is brave and courageous.
Jenner claims he has always felt like a woman, in spite of the fact that he fathered what? six kids? Did he feel like a woman when he was performing as a man impregnating his wives? Does he know what it feels like to go through pregnancy, or labor and delivery? Or experience menstral pains? What does he base his “feelings” on? Crying at a chick flick? A love for pink satin?
So now, even the medical field, once again, caves to the radical GLBT lobby by removing “gender disorder” from the DSM V. No longer can it be called a disorder, that might insult some cross dresser. It is now called “gender dysphoria.” Look up the true meaning of “dysphoria.” Just as we are no longer supposed to call Bruce, Bruce, but instead Caitlyn.
If someone was to walk into a surgeon’s office and demand that their perfectly healthy legs be removed, they would be quickly sent to a psychiatrist with a solid refusal on the part of the surgeon. But instead, mutilation for sex changes because someone doesn’t “feel” like the gender they are has become accepted by a stupid public and an unethical medical industry.
Jenner may have had facial cosmetic surgery and had injections to enlarge his breasts, but he is STILL a man. He still has all the male equipment and he is still capable of impregnating a woman. His hands, which he cannot swap out, tell all you need to know.
Now Jenner is going to get his own [freak] show on TV complete with an entire line of cosmetics. Guess he thinks he can compete with the former Mrs. Jenner.
Antonio Gramsci is rolling over in his grave saying “Finally.”
@retire05: Curious as to how Gramsci’s philosophy relates to Jenner?
It’s not Jenner himself that Gramsci’s philosophy relates to. It’s how our current society has reacted to Jenner that Gramsci’s philosophy relates to.
You should really read Gramsci if for no other reason than to learn what you progressives are really all about.
@retire05: I can hardly wait for all the jokes about who/what is trapped in who’s/ what body.
The black guy that is trapped in the white guy’s body is having problems signing up for affirmative action programs.
@retire05: It doesn’t seem to me that Jenner is going to get a totally smooth ride.
@retire05: I absolutely LOVE what you said! Every single word! You have touched on some of the things from Bruce’s past that my own husband pointed out during our recent conversation about this.
I really don’t care what Bruce does in the privacy of his home and how he chooses to mutilate his body; I couldn’t care less if he sleeps with men or women, it’s none-of my business…
What bothers me however as a WOMAN, is the fact that someone who decides that HE no longer wants to be a Men CAN CALL himself A WOMAN(!!!) while everyone else on the bandwagon is going on and on about how courageous and beautiful “she” is!
Further more, his Vanity Fair cover is an INSULT to all the beautiful Women that graced that cover in the past!
He is not, and NEVER will be a Woman. If we all want to be so politically correct, perhaps a new word describing “whatever-that-is” should be invented? Why should we, the real women be forced to share it with those who are not, and never will be one?!
I do feel sorry about the fact that Bruce is so lost… yes, I do see the pain in his eyes. But does he really think that this will make things all better? Especially since he is choosing to do all this in such a public way? Can you imagine the torment?
I can only hope that his recent decisions will bring him inner peace.
I’m worried about where this all is going… how long will it take for the radical GLBT community to have us all convinced that a straight man or a woman is in fact a freak of nature? 10 years? 15?!
This is the sad future of Humanity…
@Humber: Good comments, Humber, especially:
You are correct, if he were to have a chromosone test, I’m sure it would be XY which is now and always has been a male.
But I find this argument to be no different from the one about 2 men or 2 women being ‘married’. In fact let’s just replace words in your original statement: “
He isThey are not, and NEVER will be a WomanMarried. If we all want to be so politically correct, perhaps a new word describing “whatever-that-is” should be invented? Why should we, the real womenmarried people be forced to share it with those who are not, and never will be one?!” There, I think that says it.
@Redteam: It’s always fun to just pick a tiny fragment form someone’s comment and turn it into something it really isn’t.
Well, if you take a look at the very end of my post, you will see that just by compering my references (and changing words) like you did… you have proven my point! Thank you! 😀
Years ago, we have started being “against” 2 men or 2 women married. Today, most of the World is “ok” with that. WHAT will we be “OK” with 10 years down the road?
HERE, we are talking about mutilating one’s body to pretend that he is something that he physically can never, ever be… and allowing him to use a gender description that he should not be using – ever. AND, once again… it’s an insult to those of us who have those two X chromosomes – that’s ALL I’m saying.
@Humber: I sure wasn’t disagreeing with you Humber.
Thanks, that was surely my intent.
Bruce Jenner will never be a woman, George Wells will never be ‘married’ to a man.
I told you that would happen, now it turns out that the female head of the NAACP is a black woman trapped in a white body. It’s not clear how she got to be a black woman as both of her parents are white, but she ‘feels’ like a black woman so she must be, right?
You shouldn’t be surprised that a left winger would like about themselves. It’s what they do best. Remember, Senator Elizabeth (Fauxcahontus) Warren claimed to be Cherokee and when the Oklahoma Cherokee tribal ancestry experts proved she was not, and demanded Warren stop making a false claim, what did Warren do? She refused to meet with those Cherokee women.
Did the left take Warren to task for not only lying about her heritage, but gaining an education, and employment, as a minority? Hell, no. Lying is the left wing’s stock in trade.
Now the NAACP is backing this newest left wing fraud. Doesn’t matter that she is not only white, but a liar. But hey, if a Congressman wants to be part of the Congressional Black Caucus because the majority of his constituents are black, he’s denied entry because he’s not black.
@retire05: Well, I think Congress is going to have to backtrack on that. Clearly if a white congressman is a black congressman trapped in a white body, they are going to have to allow him to join. Especially if he is a Dimocrat. Isn’t it to their advantage to have more black members?