The truth is, concepts affirming gender confusion are far more dangerous and abusive than providing counseling to a child to act and behave as what they are. Unless a child has an intersex defect, (and even then you better have a pretty strong argument to present,) there is no justification for trying to convince the child they are the opposite gender. Saying transgender children are 40-80% (that is just how widely the stat varies) more likely to contemplate suicide, and then pushing them to become transgender and ‘affirm’ it as a means of mitigating risk is utterly idiotic.
People who don’t wear seat belts are substantially more likely to die in a serious car accident than than those that do. When someone says they don’t like to wear a seat belt, because they are uncomfortable, we don’t affirm that belief and tell them not to wear one. We don’t force everyone else to take the belt of their children if they even so much as hint at it being uncomfortable. That would be neglect. That would be abuse, and it most certainly isn’t the solution to reducing serious car accident deaths.
So, when parents see a program like SOGI, and the clear signs of child abuse, (some might say child sexual abuse, but that depends on how you define sexual abuse,) and that it is being not only endorsed via policies like 622 by their schools, but enforced under law and threat of penalty, they are rightly and justly outraged.
Parents saw the clearly abusive, secretive, and subversive program being injected into schools, and saw the deliberate lies by self proclaimed ‘experts’ telling them that what was plainly in front of them is the exact opposite of what they see. “This is about protecting the kids, and your a bigot,” was the only answer they got. One can see why parents have so vehemently fought the ‘education’ system, and will continue to fight. Children are not guinea pigs for social experiments. One would do will to prepare for things to heat up again soon. Not even -38c will stand in their way.
An interesting note on forced political correctness, and it’s link to radicalization on all sides.
Here is a fact that’s gonna sound ragingly controversial but is not, and that is that capitalist societies are better than communist ones. If you doubt it, then just ask yourself the question, would I rather live in South Korea or North Korea. Would I rather live in West Germany in the 1970s or East Germany or in the 1960s? I submit that this is actually not a controversial statement, but in university campuses, it would be considered flamingly radical.
Here’s another one. Men and women are not identical in their life priorities, in their sexuality, in their tastes and interests. This is not controversial to anyone who has even glanced at the data. The kind of vocational interest tests of the kind that your high school guidance counselor gave you were given to millions of people, and men and women give different answers as to what they wanna do for a living and how much time they wanna allocate to family versus career and so on. But you can’t say it. A very famous person on this campus did say it, and we all know what happened to him. He’s no longer, well, he is on this campus, but no longer in the same office.
Here’s a third fact that is just not controversial, although it sounds controversial, and that is that different ethnic groups commit violent crimes at different rates. You can go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Look it up on their website. The homicide rate among African Americans is about seven or eight times higher than it is among European Americans. And terrorism, go to the Global Terrorist Database, and you find that worldwide the overwhelming majority of suicide terrorist acts are committed by Islamist extremist groups.
If you’ve never heard these facts before and you stumble across them or someone mentions them, it is possible to come to some extreme conclusions, such as that women are inferior, that African Americans are naturally violent, that we all ought to be Anarcho-capitalists and do away with all regulation and social safety nets, that most terrorism in this country is the fault of Muslims. These are unwarranted conclusions because for each one of these facts there are very powerful counterarguments for why they don’t license racism and sexism and Anarcho-capitalism and so on…
Now let’s say that you have never even heard anyone mention these facts. The first time you hear them, you’re apt to say, number one, the truth has been withheld from me by universities, by mainstream media, and, moreover, you will be vindicated when people who voice these truths are suppressed, shouted down, assaulted, all the more reason to believe that the Left, that the mainstream media, that universities can’t handle the truth. So, you get vindicated over and over again, but, worst of all, you’re never exposed to the ways of putting these facts into context so that they don’t lead to racism and sexism and extreme forms of Anarcho-Libertarianism. So, the politically correct Left is doing itself an enormous disservice when it renders certain topics undiscussable, especially when the facts are clearly behind them because they leave people defenseless the first time they hear them against the most extreme and indefensible conclusions possible. If they were exposed, then the rationale for putting them into proper political and moral context could also be articulated, and I don’t think you would have quite the extreme backlash.”
– Steven Pinker
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