the compulsion to consider oneself a member of the opposite sex needs
to "be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery."
day long yesterday, I listened to people falling all over themselves in
reaction to Pres. Trump's declaration about "transgenders" in the U.S.
Even though this policy change struck me as a prime example of Trump
keeping his promise to end political correctness, political correctness
is still so ingrained that even ostensible Conservatives were
scrambling to rationalize why our military should not "discriminate"
against the transgender community.
A typical remark was "If a person wants to serve their [sic] country,
and can still pull the trigger, what difference does it make whether
they [sic] identify as a man or as a woman?"
Well, in the military one has to make life-and-death decisions that
affect not only one's self, but others, and can alter the course of war
and peace. And the way I figure it, if you get up in the morning and
can't decide whether you're a man or a woman, then -- while you are
certainly free to wallow in your own indecisiveness -- you are patently
disqualified from making decisions that affect others.
Fortunately, Drew Belsky, writing in today's American Thinker (and a
member of its editorial board), also gets it. His very title expresses
the point that those arguing for "tolerance" of "transgenders" in the
military are really arguing for tolerance of insanity:
Certain insane people can no longer serve in the military"
Excerpt (with my emphasis
is a real concept. It's not doing the same thing over and over
expecting different results – otherwise, we wouldn't have appeals courtsor
the parable of the unjust judge and the
importunate widow. What
insanity actually is is a mindset that denies objective
reality. The man who eats things that are not food is insane. The woman
who pours drain cleaner in
her eyes because she "should have been blind from birth" is
And so is the man who thinks cutting off certain parts of his body
makes him female – except this last gets enabled by every journalist,
editor, and publisher who hears him say "I am woman" and proceeds to
call him one.
Trump is doing the right thing here:
people with aggravated mental disorders should not be tasked with
defending our country. What the journos playing games with
pronouns – especially conservative journos dropping
the ball big-timeon this – need to
understand is what Johns Hopkins ex-chief psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh
has tried so hard to
make clear: the compulsion to consider oneself a member of the opposite
sex needs to "be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery."
America needs soldiers with a solid
grip on reality. And America's publications need basic
biology and basic English grammar to
remain in our skill sets if we're to be taken seriously.