By W. David Montgomery
last straw was filling out a questionnaire in a new doctor’s office that asked
my gender at birth, my chosen gender with at least 6 different choices, and
which of 5 pairs of pronouns I preferred.
I cannot remain silent on my outrage that the less than one half of one
percent of the population who identify as transsexual can dictate language and
behavior to the other 99.5%. The
analogous group that comes to my mind is the Jacobins during the French
Revolution who rewrote the French language and beheaded anyone even suspected
of disloyalty to the Revolution.
like the Jacobins, the transsexual Committee of Public Safety has its new
guillotine ready for anyone who dares question its doctrines. Disputing the pseudo-scientific claims that
gender is neither binary nor biological will send the dissident straight to
Teachers are being disciplined for using the grammatically correct
pronouns “he and she” rather than one of the 45
current non-binary possibilities. ABC News has found at least 58 different
gender options in Facebook. Teachers and
others who refuse to conform have been fired, including a Virginia high school
French teacher who respectfully refused to refer to a female gender-confused
student as male.
and speakers are attacked by crowds just like the Jacobins in Paris for
stating, in any place or words, that transsexual acting-out and self-mutilation
are unnatural, harmful to those taking part in them, and inappropriate for
children. Just last week J K Rowling,
author of Harry Potter and model of woke sensibility, drew their wrath for
endorsing any and all forms of sexual deviancy, but insisting that there were
only two sexes to practice them.
made her comment in defending an English tax expert fired for refusing to recognize
a colleague’s chosen gender. As Sohrab
Ahmari wrote, Maya
Forstater had “a colleague who regularly shows up to work as ‘Pippa,’ a garish
caricature of femininity, complete with lace dresses, fishnet stockings, and
towering patent pumps. When ‘Pippa’ made #32 on the Financial Times’s 2018
list of Britain’s top 100 female executives, Forstater had the
temerity to suggest he should have turned down the honor.” For this, she was
fired. Worse yet, an English court upheld
her firing for the crime of using “offensive and exclusionary” language. The
employment judge excoriated Forstater, claiming she “will refer to a person by
the sex she considered appropriate even if it violates their dignity and/or
creates an intimidating … environment [confusion of tenses in the original].
The approach is not worthy of respect in
a democratic society.” All this for
a natural reaction to someone making a fool of himself.
and public institutions now propagate transgender doctrine, willfully violating
the constitutional ban on an established religion. California now requires that elementary
school students be taught LGBT history; the Anne Arundel County Public Library
puts on more than 16 LGBT-themed programs, including Drag Queen Story Times, an
LGBT film festival and teen leadership program, and a “lunch-and-learn” program
with a transgender woman [sic]; in a Chicago school district preschoolers and
kindergarteners were taught “Sometimes people use their bodies to help them
know their gender, and some people know their gender in their heart.”
Pecknold gave a memorable comment:
“The power of the state is being
weaponized to coerce every knee to bend at the false gnostic god of gender.”
success of the transsexual Jacobins in imposing their mythology is disturbing. Dissent has become at best a social faux pas
and more frequently the victim of mob rule.
The myth of non-binary gender takes on an eerie similarity to the myth
of the master race. It is founded on
pseudo-science, it is forced on children in nursery and elementary school, it
tramples on parents’ rights to form their children’s morality, and dissenters
expressions of the transsexual movement go far beyond cross-dressing. Medical and psychological professionals are
mutilating the bodies of children and adults with drugs and surgery to destroy
sex organs and replace them with nonfunctional imitations. In a famous recent case, a Texas mother
appealed to the courts to be allowed, over his father’s objections, to chemically
castrate her 7 year-old son.
effective censorship exercised by the transsexual Jacobins keeps almost all of
this out of the media. An instructive example is two gender-confused teens who attacked
their classmates in Denver and were only prevented from achieving notoriety as
mass murderers by a student who gave his life to stop them. After initial news reports inadvertently disclosed
the full story, the incident has been dropped.
Other mass shootings are constantly resurrected in stories about the
shooter’s motivations and access to firearms, but this example of how gender
dysphoria led to attempted mass shooting is completely ignored.
can see how this happens, because I wrote an
article on the Denver shooting in which I opined that promotion of gender
confusion was doing vast psychological harm to vulnerable teens, as exemplified
by these shootings. This drew both the social pressure and the mob
attack on my platform. A
professor at a local liberal arts college wrote a letter accusing me of
wounding the fragile sensibility of gender-confused teens and organized a mass
campaign against the community newspaper that published it, including threats
of withdrawing advertising and public funding.
Some I thought were friends wrote comments to the newspaper defending
freedom of the press but adding how “offended” they were by my comments.
an ideology by means of biological pseudo-science, legal and social punishment
of those who will not go along, indoctrination of children into the ideology,
and censorship of dissent. All this is
happening today in America and worse in Canada and much of Western Europe. It should be frightening, in light of twentieth
century examples of how tiny minorities used the same means to take over
governments and establish totalitarian rule through reigns of terror. That must not happen here.