As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species… The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections. (Narrator – Idiocracy – 2006)
We live in a politically correct obsessed hypocritical liberal world where the framers of public opinion feel that everything must be accepted and nobody should feel left out or discriminated against, unless, of course, if they disagree with the opinions of the framers. Dissenters are referred to as ‘dinosaurs’ or ‘living in a previous time’ or even ‘ancient’. People who believe in moral values based on religion or family values based on traditional family models are ridiculed and depicted as radical idiots. In effect, liberals who claim to be “progressive” are as intolerant of other opinions as the people they feign to hate.
In 1999, Dr. Laura Schlessinger referred to homosexuals on her national syndicated radio show as “biological errors”. Her argument at the time was a sound one, men and women were created to procreate, a man’s sperm inseminates a woman’s egg to create another human being. Males were biologically designed to be attracted to and have sex with females. If someone was born with an attraction to the same sex, that was contrary to biology and thus should be considered a biological error.
She clarified her opinion with the following statement on her website:
“I’m sorry, hear it one more time [to make it] perfectly clearly: If you’re gay or a lesbian, it’s a biological error that inhibits you from relating normally to the opposite sex. The fact that you are intelligent, creative and valuable is all true. The error is your inability to relate sexually intimately, in a loving way to a member of the opposite sex – it is a biological error.
People who are gay or lesbian are not to be hated or attacked. I spent most of my career supporting groups like Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays because I didn’t want families to throw out their children simply because they were gay or lesbian – they are still decent and functional human beings or maybe they’re not because that indecency goes everywhere. A bunch of guys having sex after leaving bar with each other [is] indecent. Likewise a bunch of heterosexuals leaving bars with each other and having sex with each other is indecent. I don’t care which way it flies”.
The outrage by the very powerful LBGT lobby that followed her statements got her newly syndicated television show cancelled and eventually, FTC complaints drove her radio show to satellite, where she is free to express any opinion she pleases.
As a journalist working for The Monitor Newspaper at the time, I wrote an opinion piece supporting Dr Laura’s right to express her opinion. At the time, I pointed out the hypocrisy of the liberal argument that says ‘I might hate everything you say, but I will fight until death for your right to say it.”
I supported Dr. Laura’s right to make the statements she made, arguing that if you don’t like what she’s saying, nobody forces you to listen to her show. Letters poured in calling me homophobic and worse, a charge I vehemently deny, I’m not scared of homosexuality, I personally believe sexuality should be a private thing, relegated to one’s bedroom and public broadcast of sexuality in anyway is an affront to the public.
With a strongly worded editorial by the Editor defending me, I was fired that week from the paper. The publisher felt that my opinions were too much of a liability and might offend left leaning sponsors.
This goes to prove that expressing your opinion, if it deviates from the opinion of strong lobby groups, will get you fired and relegated to the nether regions of society.
Just ask Curt Schilling, a legendary Boston Red Sox pitcher and a long-time ESPN analyst who got fired over a comment he posted on Facebook regarding the transgender debate. Schilling posted a meme of an overweight man wearing a long blond wig and revealing women’s clothing. It included the phrase: ‘Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!’
Schilling added his own comments, saying, ‘A man is a man no matter what they call themselves’ and ‘Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.’
ESPN, owned and operated by the Disney Corporation, responded to Schiller with a statement saying “’ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.’
Schiller’s “unacceptable” conduct was expressing an opinion, much like Dr. Laura’s that biology defines person, not feelings.
Schiller, after being terminated, defended his post saying he was expressing his opinion and those that were criticizing him were frauds.
‘Let’s make one thing clear right upfront,’ he wrote. ‘If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.’
He added: ‘This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious. I didn’t post that ugly picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of men’s and women’s restrooms, period.’
Gender segregated bathrooms in North America started in the last 19th century as a response to woman entering the workplace and needing a toilet. Most toilets in workplaces were marked for men only and with the plethora of women working, businesses were forced to add accommodations for female employees. In 1887, Massachusetts became the first state to legislate that businesses with women employees have female specific restrooms. By 1920, most of the States of the Union had passes laws regarding sex segregated bathrooms.
The Miriam Webster dictionary defines the word delusional as “a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary; also : the abnormal state marked by such beliefs”
This definition directly refers to a person who is under the illusion that they are what they are not.
So, taking it to the logical conclusion, if someone claims to be the King of England, but is not a member of the Royal Family and was not coroneted as the King, that person would be deemed delusional and perhaps be hospitalized or treated for a mental illness.
But what if the man actually believed he was the King. What if in all his heart, he felt he was the King, what if he dressed like a King and spoke like a King and in every way acted like a King, would that make him a King? Would the royal family hand over the keys to Buckingham Palace and concede the Royal Jewels and riches because the man claimed convincingly to be King?
Of course the scenario is preposterous. Just because one feels like they are someone or something, doesn’t actually make them the person or thing they feel they are. If that were the case, we’d all be billionaires living along the sun drenched ocean sucking down martinis all day.
So why, if we wouldn’t accept the man who honestly believes he’s King as King, would we accept a man or a woman who claims to be the other gender as the other gender?
At what point to we look at reality and say, as Curt Schiller did, that the sex you were born into is the sex you are. Feeling that you are another sex is delusional under the definition of the word.
Just saying that got Curt Schiller fired. Physical reality has been negated over feelings and the world’s desire not to insult anyone.
This is not a new phenomenon. It is actually the fault of my parent’s generation who didn’t want their children to feel bad, so they stopped keeping score at little league sports games and gave everyone a participation trophy. There were no winners or losers in a world where everyone is equal. There was no competition, because remember “it’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game”.
The simple concept of licking your wounds and accepting defeat was lost on two full generation of children (my generation continued and expanded the nobody loses philosophy) and led to a society of narcissistic individuals who don’t understand and have never felt the disappointment of losing. This phenomenon lead to the hypocrisy of liberalism.
These generations were raised with a false sense of morality that says that anybody, no matter how ridiculous their claim, must be accepted. So as a result, we see Pastafarianism, Raelism and Scientology taken as serious religious beliefs. We see every sexual perversion and deviation publicly displayed and accepted in society. When one rises to the occasion and points out the idiocy of the situation, they are marginalized, villainized, fired and threatened. Nobody’s opinion is valid if it is contrary to theirs, because they can’t be wrong and if and when they are, they surely don’t realize it and therefore can’t apologize, they’ve never been taught the skill.
But if we accept transgender at face value, they feel whatever gender they feel therefore we must accept it, do we have to accept the claims of admitted convicted pedophile and my former Editor at The Monitor, David Goldberg?
After his arrest in 2012 in which he served 90 days for possessing and viewing and purchasing child pornography, Goldberg wrote a piece in Atlantic Magazine entitled I, Pedophile.
In his piece, Goldberg argues that being a pedophile is akin to being homosexual or hetrosexual. He argued that “We don’t choose our sexual orientations. If we could, believe me, no one would choose mine.” Later in the article, he referred to pedophilia as a “cross-generational lifestyle”. He concluded his article arguing that instead of jail time, society should strive to understand and perhaps help, although it is a tough psychological problem to regulate.
Goldberg admits that his sexual attraction to children is a deviant misfire of his brain that caused his sexual perversion. He was addicted to the pornography and ashamed of it when he wasn’t watching it. He realized what he was doing was wrong but couldn’t stop himself, because he believed that he was sexually attracted to children. It was hardwired in his brain, he couldn’t control his impulses, it defined him. He was delusional.
Goldberg was lucky, after his arrest he realized he had a mental problem, a break from reality and sought professional help. It’s a long road to travel but at least he realized there was a problem and he needed help and society didn’t enable him by declaring pedophilia a legitimate sexual orientation.
The world is losing touch with reality at an alarming rate. The transgender debate happening across North America is more than just a fight over bathrooms, it is a fight over reality versus fantasy, a fight of sanity versus insanity. Unfortunately insanity is winning.
George Orwell, in his classic book 1984 wrote “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
No truer words have ever been written.
Howie Silbiger is the host of The Howie Silbiger heard live every Sunday from 6-8pm on The Truetalk Radio Network – www.truetalkradio.com – Email Howie at email@example.com