Sunday, July 30, 2017

Are we really having this conversation?


"...  the compulsion to consider oneself a member of the opposite sex needs to "be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery."

All day long yesterday, I listened to people falling all over themselves in reaction to Pres. Trump's declaration about "transgenders" in the U.S. armed forces.

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:
"Trump: Certain insane people can no longer serve in the military"

Excerpt (with my emphasis added):

Insanity is a real concept.  It's not doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – otherwise, we wouldn't have appeals courts or 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 insane.  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.

Stu Tarlowe


Anonymous said...

Dead right on!
One problem is that not one of the celebrity trannies has changed his privates and is still carrying his male junk. Those mixed up souls that have had their junk removed have the highest suicide rate of any demographic. It's a mental health problem.
As far as I'm concerned:
If you have a penis - men's room and showers
If you have a vagina - women's room and showers.
You wanna go in the military - you wear the uniform that matches your junk and act according to your junk norms for the military. We taxpayers won't pay for your junk changes either.
How you identify - that's a problem for you and your psychiatrist, and as long as I don't have to pay for it, I don't give a damn.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

I don't want to share my fighting position with someone that chucks frags like a girl. -Anymouse

Esteve said...

Heard a guy on the radio make the point that there are a lot of people who can't serve in the military. Those who are too old, too fat, too sick, too stupid, and the list went on and on. The argument that if you want to serve you should be allowed to serve is ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

I spent my 20 as an Aircrewman in Naval Aviation. So much BS spread has caused confusion. Like mixing boys and girls. First, they distract one another. Then there was special treatment given. THEN transtesticles as Andrew Dice Clay called them. Military discipline and unit cohesion DEMAND conformity. Transnutballs are the exact opposite of conformity.

Retired Spook said...

If you're anorexic or bulimic, they treat it with psychotherapy and drugs, they don't prescribe gastric bypass surgery, because it's a form of body dismorphia. That means that what you see when you look in a mirror is not what's actually there.

So why do they treat gender confusion, which is also a form of body dismorphia, with sex-reassignment surgery?

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