Preface 2024: This is one of those topics upon which the smart author will never so much as write a word, unless perhaps they are a Putin-loving insurrectionist and an enemy of due process and democracy in general. There is well-justified fear among centrists and old-school liberals (tel que moi) because of the extreme sensitivity of some readers on the subject. But in for a penny, in for a pound, right? In other words, I'm already tweaking Drug Warrior nerves with my dissent from Drug War orthodoxy, so I may as well get on another hate list while I'm at it. For, we should be intimidated into hiding the truth neither by Drug War bigots nor by misguided leftists who think that social change may be brought about overnight by fiat through the intentional (as opposed to the social) indoctrination of the young.
This is just as wrong if not more so than drug education courses in grade school, which really represent indoctrination in the drug-hating religion of Christian Science.
I have two problems with the transgender movement:
1) I think it's using children as pawns in a cultural war, showing just as much inflexible certainty as shown by any Drug Warrior -- so certain that they're willing to risk the emotional wellbeing of children.
2) For me, it's a little odd to champion rights that no people have ever had in human history while ignoring (as most people do) the fact that we no longer have a right to the plants that grow at my very feet, a right that no human beings have ever been denied in human history until the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act effectively outlawed a plant, and this in stark violation of the natural law upon which America had been founded by the opium-loving Thomas Jefferson. Thus time spent on the transgender rights, it seems to me, could much more meaningfully be spent on regaining far more obvious basic rights.
Moreover, the most important freedom is internal and does not come from forcing others to bend the knee to your understanding of reality. For while you may force them by law to agree with you or hold their peace, you cannot change any mind but your own.
And the few well-intentioned souls who dare to voice misgivings about the transgender movement will be punished by the Cordelia fallacy -- the idea that we should judge people based on the specific words that they use rather than their intentions. For many fans of the transgender movement are there for their own sakes. They personally have no skin in the game, so they will take whatever position will bring them the least grief in this extraordinarily touchy world of ours.
But enough of this preface, which is probably just a futile effort to shield myself from inevitable criticism. Just know, whether you personally are transgender, bi, tri... or even a METHODIST... I do not reject folks merely because of the way in which they choose to "self-identify"... it's just that I maintain that such huge "meta choices" cannot be made by most children on anything approaching an informed basis.
There, now read on... but gently, gently! And when you're through, try not to remember evil against me!
To paraphrase JB Haldane, far-left fads are not only stranger than we think, but stranger than we CAN think. I certainly never would have thought that toddlers had the ability, let alone the need, to pick a gender. Merely for school systems to put that idea in kids' heads does seem like a form of child abuse, for it causes kids to doubt the one thing that should be a given for them in an otherwise topsy-turvy new world: that is to say their very feeling of biochemical integrity. By all means, let the child become he-she-or-it after high school, but to make gender such an issue at such an age is clearly part of a highly debatable agenda of sexual politics for which toddlers should not be used as pawns.
Why am I broaching this unpleasant topic in a site that aims to end the Drug War (aka the war on plant medicine)? Because this issue shows how confused Americans are about their rights. The same people who are pushing for this uber-radical overthrow of the basic understanding of our very humanity are those who, for the most part, are absolutely silent about the war on plant medicine, if not egging it on, the same folks who cheer when corrupt DEA agents in the movies shoot suspects at point-blank range and in cold blood. These radicals see outrages all around them that need to be addressed, but only when they're parsed and disseminated by a grievance-filled academia. Tell them they can't use the plants that grow at their very feet -- and that they must urinate to prove their compliance -- and these same uber-radicals will say, "Thank you, sir, may I have another!"
We're all in a Christian Science prison as far as our mental states are concerned, a clear violation of the obvious natural law, but at least we inmates have all sorts of increasingly recherche rights that our forebears never even dreamed of: the right to decide if we're feminine, masculine, or even neuter. And our Christian Science caretakers will gladly bring us all of these outre luxuries that we demand -- as long as we do not demand any self-evident right, like the freedom to reach down and grab the plant medicine that grows at our very feet.
This transgender campaign must be coming from the Ivory Towers, because in the real world, there are much more pressing and obvious concerns. Apart from the nightmare of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we live in an age in which it is no longer legal to access the plant medicine that grows at our very feet. Why? Because botanically clueless politicians want us to fear psychoactive medicine rather than to understand it. That's why they have criminalized the mere study of the plants that they demonize. Outlawing Mother Nature is a violation of the Natural Law upon which Jefferson founded America, and yet those who proclaim that they are "woke" are actually asleep at the wheel on this topic, happily urinating for employers to demonstrate that they are not using the kinds of plant medicines that have inspired the creation of entire religions in the past, as psychedelic soma inspired the Vedic religion and as energizing coca inspired South American cults and cultural practices for millennia. (No doubt when they have their drugs tests, however, today's transgender activists will fiercely demand to provide their urine in the bathroom of their own choice.)
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