On June 1st, I wrote a post drawing attention to a character assassination piece written by Collin Gallant of MHN. That unethical piece was a response to a still unpublished “letter to the editor” and sanctioned by the MHN’s own editors. At least one of the three editors, Bruce Penton, Kerri Sandford, or Scott Shmidt would have had to approve it. While publishing an article attacking a private citizen of Medicine Hat seemed pretty bad, and highly damaging to the credibility of the MHN, I never expected that they would attempt to dig ‘up’ out of the situation. I specifically stated that I was being hyperbolic when I said that MHN was putting on their inquisition credentials. It appears they missed that line, and took it as an outline of how they should proceed.
Today, June 12th, MHN published a “reply” “letter to the editor,” from a Karen D. LaHay. An employee of the Medicine Hat Public Libary (MHPL), who wanted to make sure you knew LaHay is a man who identifies as a woman. I will get into LaHay’s sanctimonious attack on a private citizen through a media platform that refuses to give the same courtesy to the man being attacked, in a moment. Right now I’m focusing on MHN’s complete lack of any integrity, ethics, or moral decency.
Through the obstinate refusal to publish Mr. Johnston’s letter, MHN displayed there complete lack of integrity, but it was the bias and discriminatory action of publishing a letter in response to the caricature of Mr. Johnston that Gallant shamelessly fabricated, that exposed their complete lack of ethics or ethical standards. Not, only that, but they published a letter that clearly besmirched, if not defamed, the identity of Mr. Johnston, and any of his “like minded followers.” That alone shows the moral depravity of the media organization. It also shows flagrant bigotry to opposing ideas and/or religious beliefs. MHN has clearly shown themselves to be intolerant hypocritical bullies, and like all bullies, they are also cowards. For only a coward would attack a man, let others attack that man, and refuse to allow that man to defend himself, and only a spiteful bully would encourage a mob to go after defenseless person for having the wrong opinion.
It is for those reasons that I feel I am compelled to call upon all the free thinking, religious, liberal, and falsely maligned people of Medicine Hat to boycott MHN news. I do not say this lightly, but it seems evidently clear that they can’t be trusted to be impartial in their reporting, and they appear to take a fair amount of glee in belittling the people of Medicine Hat, if they dare to disagree with the fascistic tactics of the LGBT™. Tolerant only of those who agree with them.
So, if you have a subscription, cancel it. If you advertise in the MHN, stop. Write letters to city council demanding that they no longer advertise with them either. Inform them of what MHN is doing. The only way the bullying will stop is if you stand up to them, and you do that, by refusing to give them your (lunch) money. I provided the e-mail addresses of the editors with their names at the top of the post. Write and demand an apology. Stand up, take courage, and defrock the inquisition.
Only a sincere, front page apology by every individual involved in the Gallant piece would sooth my outrage at the crass actions of the MHN. In the meantime, I doubt anyone boycotting them would actually miss them. Now, LaHay and the MHPL, that is a different situation altogether. How to handle that, is little different.
LaHay’s letter in response to the unseen letter by Mr. Johnston immediately jumps into mocking Mr. Johnston’s “two minutes of fame,” despite having had no moment of ‘fame’. LaHay then immediately gets the facts wrong, and says Mr. Johnston was given a platform to spread his alleged hatred. I see no platform that was given to Mr. Johnston, and I dare LaHay to actually state what exactly Mr. Johnston is alleged to have said that was so full of hate. It looks like LaHay has insider knowledge of this alleged letter, and if that is the case and the letter was given by anyone other than Mr. Johnston, that only makes LaHay out to be the unethical one. LaHay then claims that Mr. Johnston was engaging in a personal attack, but provides zero evidence of such. LaHay concludes by using revolutionary language stating the intolerant self-righteous arrogant crowd are here to stay. Then invites you all to come down to your tax funded public library to hear more condescending indignation about how special and worthy of praise they are and oppressive you are.
Now, I can’t speak for everyone else, but I for one don’t care to darken the doors of the MHPL ever again. Not to mention I don’t even need to know the details of the whole “social media policy” of the MHPL. It is plainly obvious that they have a set of values that they have chosen, and if you have other values, you are not welcome. Why anyone would want to be part of that toxic environment is beyond me. To employ a person who slanders a man in a public paper, and to double down by inviting the public to come and hear that employees life story as something empowering and to strive for is just shameful. If that is the kind of ethics they stand for, I would never wish for my children to learn anything from them. I want my kids to grow up valuing every person equally, not spitting vitriol and disdain at people who disagree with them. “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Way back in March 2016 I referred to the study undertaken in Sweden that is mentioned in the above link. I even told Trustees in SD76 about it. The response? Crickets. When I say Policy 622 endorses abuse, I mean it. Pushing Transgenderism on children, and forcing School Staff to accept it unquestionably, is without a doubt, child abuse. Death is a real probable outcome to lying to a child that they can change their gender. To promote such a policy, and to refuse to acknowledge the risks, or hear counter arguments is, like I said, the very definition of bigotry. Anti-bullying policies are laudable, but they must prevent bullying of all types, and can not dictate a forced acceptance of reckless and dangerous behaviours or believes. In such a case, the bullied become the bully and adherence is out of fear, not acceptance or understanding. Is that what we want our children to learn? To fear those that are different to them? Policies like 622 are not combating ‘transphobia,’ they are creating it. Except it isn’t an irrational fear, it is a justified fear that any wrong pronoun used, or out of context comment can ruin your life, as the LGBT™ inquisition will come down on you without mercy, compassion, logic, or reason. They will come and beat you into submission through school district endorsed courts of ‘social justice’. They will label you for the rest of your life as an LGBT™ ‘hater,’ make you take ‘sensitivity’ training at re-education centers, and exclude you from any prestigious higher education. These are not exaggerations, these are actions that have actually been taken against people who question the LGBT™. You have to look no further than the ridiculous accusations against me by the media. Any and all resistance must be silenced with extreme prejudice. Let’s get back to the table, and discuss a policy that provides real direction and protection for ALL children from ALL kinds of bullying.
Teaching a child that gender is fluid, is to push them to failure. It will set them up to try to accomplish the impossible, and lead them to failure, after failure, after failure. Hopelessness is what drives people to thoughts of suicide. Who would ever want to live in a natural world that doesn’t care how much they scream that they are a man living in a woman’s body. Might as well say gravity doesn’t exist, and that you don’t have to adhere to it. This is the reason suicide rates are so high among transgender, and gender none conforming. Not because of the lack of support from family and school. Not because of bullying. No, it is because they are living a lie, and are expending all their energy in a fruitless endeavor. Attempting to achieve happiness by doing what reminds them of why they are unhappy. Wouldn’t it be more prudent and lead them to more happiness to help them to come to terms with their real gender? Listen to any detransitioner, or formerly gender confused child who reached puberty. You can hear it in their explanations. The hopelessness is what hurts them the most. The lying to themselves. The lying by those closest to them. You can see the anger and hurt in their eyes for the doctors, politicians, bureaucrats, and even parents who did nothing but lie to them for years. No one who loves them would lie to them about who they are, and push them into a state of hopelessness. This has got to stop.
Back in March of 2016, two of the four delegations referenced a report from the ACPed that called the ‘trans’ movement abuse of children. Trustee Forbes asked, “Have you looked into what Canadian Pediatricians are saying.” I responded with admittedly a weak answer, that “Canadian politics are very different.”
I was surprised by the question, because it implied that ethnicity or country of origin had some sort of affect on the science. That unless ‘your people’ agreed, than there is no truth to the facts. What I was saying in my very confusing reply was that Canadian politics (and now law and policy) is influencing what pediatricians can and can not state. As you can see from the article below, politics in “Psychology Today” is trying to suppress the truth, even in the US. So I guess I should have said, country of origin makes no difference on the facts.
Yes, it is a thing. You can add it to the list I posted here[link fixed]. I will not put you through the suffering I had to endure while reading this supposed ‘peer reviewed’ paper. Suffice to say the author refers to the tumbler.com community of self-identified trans-species users as a serious source for their argument. Referring to the online community’s idea of ‘identity’ as transcending “human understandings of gender.” A couple of times referring to the “(magical) power of the hippo self.” Heavily relying on the “His Dark Materials” book series for insight. A series described by author Philip Pullman as being “about killing god.” I would even call the paper a hoax, if it were not for the fact that the author has as yet, not done so.
So what does this have to do with the educational, social, and physical concerns that parents of SD76 have? For one, it shows just how far the bar has fallen with regards to academic standards. Is one really supposed to take seriously the opining of a trans-hippo that relies on tumbler and a fictional novel for support? Where is the scientific analysis, and the observable, repeatable, and testable outcomes?
Secondly, most of the hysteria that came about in the spring of 2016 was as the result of a Study from the University of British Columbia, that itself fails in academic standards. A study conducted by a lobby group that openly admits that they are “a team of researchers dedicated to finding evidence-based strategies that will reduce stigma and improve resilience among vulnerable youth populations.” Dedicated to finding evidence to support their hypothesis, rather than testing it’s validity.
The aforementioned UBC study had 923 participants, (more than twice that signed our petition,) out of 35,939,927+ (~population of Canada at the time). 75% (~692) of which were 18 or older. 8% of which were not transgender(~74). The numbers alone would give any credible academic pause as to the significance of the results.
I’m not saying that the perceived results for that 1 study are wrong. I am suggesting that further evaluation and study needs to be conducted before one rewrites the very fabric of society, and overhauls the entire education system. Enshrining one study as the holy grail of data for tolerance and acceptance. All because 923 survey participants ‘may’ have ‘felt’ bullied. Let’s get a bit more actual science involved so that when this train derails, a whole generation of kids don’t get hurt.
Where does this all lead? Well, we have seen it leads to insane ‘papers’ that prop ‘identity’ as transcending human understanding, the magical wisdom of a hippo lady-man, (that is not an insult, that is how they identify.) It has given us policy 621 which expands authority of the district to dictate and monitor what children do outside school. It has given us a procedure for 622 that makes it an offense for teachers to suggest that maybe what the child identifies as is not right. (See here) It has given us a rejection of biology and science. It has stripped away the protection of our daughters (and our sons) from predators by taking away the protections based upon thousands of years of known human biology and behaviour. Simply so that 923 people out of 35 million can maybe not be made fun of for believing a delusion. (Only 2% of which are even still in school.) Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking 2017 was the year ‘xerkind’ evolved beyond human understanding into something godlike. Knowing gender as something existential.
During this years Alberta School Board Trustee elections, encourage grounded, rational, logical candidates to step forward. If you are not going to run, find out where the candidates stand on parental authority, school authority, social studies, and political ideologies. If you believe that political, religious, or social beliefs have no affect on how School Boards govern education, than you need to start paying attention. The sexology pushed into k-12 in the last two years is not because of a sudden realization of error in how kids have been educated. It is a push by every level of government to sexualize children, and expand dictatorial control to the exclusion of parents in EVERY way.
Unless sanity, logic, and reason are restored in our schools ,(and their governance,) you could soon find this song having entirely different connotations.