It looks as though 2018 is the year my online life came crashing into my hometown life, in an ever-increasing wave of inevitability. What was it JBP said about surfing? Fortunately only a 12-footer or so as yet.
First up, two local news stories:
‘Eclectic and cheap’ at New2Yew second hand (lots of visual clues in this one)
And then today, our own little rag went and did this. (For those who are trying to read this on your smart-phone, I will copy & paste the text of my articles below the images, with some added hyper-links as citations.)
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On the inside:
Transcript with citations:
Nazis on My Doorstep
By Jasun Horsley
In June, I heard about a group called Culture Guard (CG) scheduled to speak at the Legion, on the street where I live. It related to concerns about a program called SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identification), being introduced into BC schools. Having researched social engineering in the UK for my next book, Vice of Kings, about similar progressive social programs, I inquired about the event on FB. I was told it had been canceled after the Legion received 900+ email complaints—including threats.
I went to the Culture Guard site, read a bit, and watched one of their videos [online edit: not all of it but most]. They appear to represent concerned parents and regard SOGI as indoctrinating children into values parents don’t necessarily agree with. Curious to learn more about how, in a town of less than 6000 people, the event had drawn an attack of over 900 emails including threats, I went to ask the event coordinator Heather Bergstrom at her place of work. She refused to speak to me. A few days later, I saw a thread at the FB Hope Bulletin Board about the event’s cancellation. It was followed by a steady stream of comments. Comments like:
Thank You! So pleased you cancelled this event. Thank you. Awesome job Heather Bergstrom and gang!! Love you lots! Thank you thank you thank you My family and myself Thank you and have much admiration for your decision. Good on The Legion for recognizing hate mongers. Strong community leadership. Bravo for doing the right thing I am really proud to be a part of this community! Thank you, Heather Bergstrom & all those who gave their support Thank you so much for NOT giving a platform to hateful rhetoric and practices! A hate group masquerading as concerned citizens. They spout fear and hate mongering and have done no actual research into what sogi is. a hateful agenda recruitment meeting these people are insane and that’s the scary part. This disgusting group doesn’t need a platform in our town to convince the uneducated that SOGI 123 is anything but beneficial. . . . I take a very dim view of anyone who supports groups like Culture Guard. Just a small bunch of small minded terrified people. I pity them really. Hate under the guise of Christianity is a very thin veil. Hope we’ve run these poisonous haters out of town. No bible thumping flatlander would dare show their face because hate has a weak foundation. Go to their page, report as hate speech towards a gender or orientation. If enough people do it the page will be deleted by Facebook. No time for homophobes Culture Guard equates LGBTQ with pedos, animal f***ers and murderers.
And, the cherry on the cake: The best part of this post is that I can see what homes my children and our family will not be visiting.
I made a comment about CG not seeming especially like a hate group. I was told: “someone who agrees with what they are saying would obviously not think there was anything wrong with it , thats like asking a white supremacist what part of the kkk meeting was the most offensive.”
Translation: “CG is a hate group and if you don’t agree then you are a hater too, and worse, don’t even know it because you are so hateful.” Okaaay. Someone added: “You just have to read their Facebook page to see the hate they spew.”
There wasn’t a single CG quote or citation on the thread to back up any of these accusations. I checked the CG FB page, found nothing overtly hate-spewing, and asked for an example. I also pointed out that anyone can comment at a FB page or a website but it didn’t necessarily represent CG views. That was met with a laughing smilie. No one provided any examples.
For the record (your honor): I don’t know enough about CG to say if they might ever have espoused hatred in any technical (legal) sense. This piece shouldn’t be confused with an endorsement of them or their views, only of parents who want to find out more about SOGI rather than welcome it with blanket, uncritical approval, just because it claims to be “all about tolerance and inclusivity.” You would think some of these people had never heard of wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Is it only me, or does it strike anyone else as odd that parents who are concerned about their children are being denounced by a majority at the HBB, not just as misinformed but as delusional, ignorant haters equivalent to KKK members, Nazis, and (wait for it) Charles Manson (really)? Ironically, the hate spewed at CG involved mostly accusations of hatred and intolerance. Some of these people are so proud of their tolerance, they feel morally obliged not to tolerate anyone who doesn’t agree with them—even for a second.
Questioning SOGI is itself proof of bigotry and of supporting a persecutory drive against innocents? Doesn’t that sound like someone is working very hard to prevent you from questioning?
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I wonder how many people supporting SOGI could even define the difference between sexual orientation and gender identification? Are any of them aware that, not only are they not the same, but in some cases are actively opposed. I am sure these people assume that homosexuals are all pro-transgender, and vice versa, and that all of them come together like hues of a magical rainbow to make up something wonderful called LGBTQ++ that is, of course, fully united behind SOGI and other similar programs. If so, they might be surprised.
One of the strangest things about the discourse around gender identification and sexual orientation is that it is not, as the angry haters of hate on FB assumed, a simple question of progressive vs. regressive, right vs. left. It’s not even about tolerance against intolerance. It may be true that most right-wing and conservative folk, Christian or not, tend to be opposed to sexually progressive policies like SOGI, sometimes in moderate and informed ways, sometimes not. But what’s not true is the reverse, that more liberal, Leftist, or progressive types are unanimously in favor of these programs. A couple of decades ago, that may have been the case; but as anyone who’s been paying attention knows, LGBTQ++ jumped the rainbow shark some years back, and took the Liberal wing along with it. The whole movement is currently devouring itself from the inside, and one of the main reasons is that “gender identification” is a jealous god that recognizes no god beside it.
Every turf attracts a top dog, and the realm of identity politics is no exception.
Think about it a moment. Imagine a five-year-old boy who acts effeminately, a seven-year-old tomboy, or an adolescent boy who likes to put on lipstick and flirt with other boys. Homosexual, or transgender? Sexual orientation or gender identification? It used to be that a boy who was effeminate and attracted to other boys was discovering his sexual orientation (gayness), breaking the “norm” and departing from stereotypical boy behavior. Identifying that same boy as transgender—a girl “trapped inside” a boy’s body—removes sexual orientation from the equation and makes it all about reinforcing the gender stereotype, which is that only girls are attracted to boys. Only now the identity is divorced not only from social convention but from physical reality (biological sex).
Hmm. Progress progresses in funny ways. Ours is not to question why.
Yet homosexuals fought long and hard, over many decades, to break free from the social mold. Now transgender activism wants to put them back in it. If you think I’m exaggerating, you aren’t up to speed. Transgender activists not only claim that sexual reassignment surgery makes them as completely their new sex as someone born that way; they are now claiming the same without even having had the surgery. Why? How? It’s all about identification. You are what you feel yourself to be, and it’s literally a crime for anyone to say otherwise.
You may ask (if you are keeping up with these dangerous curves) what happens when a man who self-identifies as a lesbian wants to have sex with an—ahem—actual lesbian? The lesbian says thanks but no thanks, I don’t sleep with men because I’m a lesbian. Sorry. Wrong answer. Seriously wrong answer. The lesbian is now a transphobe and “vagina fetishist.” Many of my older readers think I am joking now. If only t’were so. One Trans-Activist group, the Degenderettes, is a branch of Trans Dykes: the anti-lesbian Antifa. They consider themselves male lesbians while targeting (female) lesbians as “oppressors” of men—because they exclude males from their dating pools.(Ref.)
So much for transgender’s gay allies. What about women? The oppressed or formerly oppressed need to stick together, right? Wrong. The Degenderettes also create “art” encouraging patrons to punch feminists, riot shields inscribed with the slogan “Die Cis Scum,” pink baseball bats covered in barbed wire, and pink axes designed to kill feminist women. (Ref.)
And if some women have penises, guess what, men now have as much (or more) right to say what defines a woman as women do (a sentence which becomes literally unsayable under these new definitions), so Bang goes several decades of feminism. If you think I’m speaking hypothetically, you haven’t been paying attention. When once-celebrated proto-feminist Germaine Greer, author of The Female Eunuch in 1970, opined that men who have sex changes don’t actually become women, she was deemed a “vile bigot” unfit for public life, with “no place in a civilized society.” (Ref.) Violence against women by “Women with Penises” (nope, not a new Canadian band) is now a “legitimate” form of Trans-activism. TERFS is a hate-term coined by Trans-Activists that means Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists, like Greer, only it has since expanded to include any women who are worried, say, about permitting women with penises into women’s shelters. TERFS are not only Open Game, it’s considered a social duty to commit violence against them.
Time for you backward thinking progressives to get with the program. Some women now have penises and punch women with vaginas. If you have a problem with it, you’re a hater and a transphobe. I guess you never suspected just how small-minded and conservative you were!
A relevant video I saw yesterday about UK policies regarding self-identified trans-“women” receiving IDs that give them access to women’s only spaces.
Posie Parker is currently being threatened with a lawsuit for several tweets. I hope to speak to her for The Liminalist soon.
Repeat to self: I am not an activist, I am not an activist….
Sometimes the battle comes to you.