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The Depth, and Breadth, of the Problem

Perhaps you caught this little item in your newsings recently.  It seems that people who call themselves transgendered in New York City, New York are upset because the city is refusing to re-issue them amended birth certificates until they submit proof of corrective genital surgery in support of their claim that they are what they say they are.  Now, depending on the degree of your compassion or interest in the subject, you might say, well, if they feel like x or they feel like y, who are we to deny them that piece of paper?  Or if you are a hard-liner, you might say No!  The City has every right to refrain from amending the document until they submit official medical certification.  Well, how callous of you!  But if you stop at that level of analysis, you would, like the City of New York, be missing the point.  An official birth certificate is issued to record and prove who you are, where and when you were born and what sex you were born as.  In modern times, a doctor, a degreed, certified, licensed medical practitioner attests to the sex of the baby.  How does the fact that another physician, ten, twenty, thirty, forty or more years later, alters the evidence, change what the attending physician saw and recorded in the original instance?

Now, one can completely sympathize with the plight of the person calling him/herself transgendered when official papers are required for this or that purpose.  We do not have at hand the data on how many persons are involved and how many incidents this dilemma may result in, and we would not trust the reporting from any source because, remember, a lot of this story hinges on how people ‘feel’ about themselves.  But of course, that is the larger point, isn’t it?  Making life easier for people depending on how they feel, or even how you feel, may proceed merrily along with no discernible harm, no discernible foul………for the moment.  But when we stop to realize that our sentiments have resulted in the revision of history, the manipulation of data, the derogation of authority and the willful submission of the conduct of societal affairs to the desires of tiny and multiple upon multiple of minorities, we then realize how soft the ground is upon which we tread, for there is no basis, no reference, no certainty and, ultimately, no rules, no responsibility and no accountability.

So that’s the depth of the problem.  Now to the breadth.  There is reported these days a significant slaughter of non-combatant United Nations personnel in the country of Afghanistan.  I have seen footage of General David Petraeus, the American military commander in Afghanistan, standing there in Afghanistan and berating a certain pastor who resides in the State of Florida for a stark, symbolic and physical act of conscience the pastor engaged in, pointedly placing blame for horrific acts on someone far removed from the scene.  Well. Some might say that it was convenient for General Petraeus, who is the one responsible for security in Afghanistan, to have a Pastor Terry Jones in Florida to deflect attention to.  That’s one facet of the story.  The other is that, while General Petraeus is supposed to be fighting a war and providing security, he and his subordinate commanders are busying themselves with sensitivity training for U.S. Armed Forces personnel under their cognizance as regards the feelings of persons who want to serve in the U.S Military while being openly homosexual.  This is being done on the battlefield.  In the middle of a war.

Again, we do not have the data in front of us on how many persons and how many incidents this catering to a small minority of the population’s wants and desires involves, i.e. how many people are actually homosexual, do want to serve in the military and do want to serve as open homosexuals. But we do have the cold, hard facts that people were slaughtered in Afghanistan while those who were supposed to protect them were doing other things, don’t we?

So we see that this going down the primrose path, this going along to get along, this ‘no harm, no foul’  mentality is a little more problematic than at first glance.  Why, who would have thought that the ‘non-discrimination’  mantra could lead to the futility and uselessness of medical record-keeping  (and God help the physician who treats the boy as if he were a girl because that’s the way he feels.  Another can of worms, anyone?)  And who would have thought that UN personnel, whom the left-wing activists in the United States regard as saintly, would have to die in Afghanistan because a coalition of left-and-right-wing  feelers in the US governance scheme got together and told the professionals how to go about their business.

Maybe the lefties can rationalize the slaughter by casting the UN personnel as martyrs in the overall, all-encompassing, all-consuming non-discrimination cause. Oh, yes, we do have that sensitivity thing going on as regards a minority, Islamic fundamentalists, who want to be catered to in the American societal and jurisprudential scheme.  The non-discrimination crowd is equally non-discriminatory in their feelings toward those who backhand their wives on their way out the door to go to the Mosque:  One man’s bad behavior is just another man’s genetic composition, don’t you see?  One thing is for sure –  they will not see, or will not admit to, any correlation between people lying about what sex someone was born as forty years ago in New York City  and people dying on a battlefield thousands of miles away.

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  1. I can’t understand these people. They claim they’re ‘humiliated’ by a preacher burning their holy book 6,000 miles away. In response, due to their humiliation, they hack innocent people to death. But that doesn’t humiliate them. As lashing a teenage girl to death for adultery because she was raped; that doesn’t humiliate them either. I’m beginning to think Muslims don’t really understand the meaning of the word humiliate.

    Since our cultural/religious/language differences are so extreme, I’m thinking we need to uncork some of those Daisycutter weapons; maybe after several dozen really BIG explosions, they’ll start to see things our way. Nation building, indeed!

    OTOH, Karzai called the burning a crime against the entire Muslim nation and wants the US and UN to bring the perpetrators to justice. It appears, so do Senators Reid and Graham. In that light, what’s the big deal about changing a transgendered person’s birth certificate? At least those folks seem willing (even if in order to falsify it) to produce a birth certificate…

    • They have a shame culture, not a guilt culture. That means that doing something wrong doesn’t embarrass them. It’s being *caught* doing something wrong that embarrasses them. And that is why they get enraged at people identifying the problems with the Koran, because the accusations are all true and the defenses are lies.

  2. I have a question. Since we are in a period of “sensitivity training” of all of our military members in Afghanistan, during a war, has Petraeus put his so-called ally, Hamid Karzai, through the same sensitivity training? In the blueprint for winning the hearts and minds of the enemy, are they required to be nice to our openly gay military members. If I am not mistaken, the Koran calls for the murder of those participating in the gay lifestyle. If a radical islamist kills one of our gay military members, and they say that they were directed to that action in the Koran, who will Petraeus blame for the murder?

    • I have questions, too, SEC. Like where is the outrage, from *any* side of the aisle, that David Petraeus can stand there and claim that Terry Jones is *putting his troops at risk* by what Jones does in his backyard in Central Florida while diverting the mission to this sensitivity training? And further, where was the outrage when General George Casey said diversity was more important than the loss of thirteen warriors at Ft. Hood?
      Stanley McChrystal was fired because some of his officers joked around with a Rolling Stone reporter. Houston, we have a problem.

      • Bob- Where was the outrage when hundreds or thousands of bibles were burned, by our own military leaders, that were sent to our military members in Afghanistan, so that it didn’t insult or upset the Islamists?

        I didn’t even know that Jones had burned a Koran until Karzai inflamed his people with a speech talking about it. Those murdered were UN members that were not all Americans. I mistakenly clicked on a video which was actual beheadings taking place, by radical islamists, long before the Koran burning.

        As much as I have been a supporter of Petraeus in the past, and looked up to him as a hero, I am now wondering if his “changing hearts and minds” strategy isn’t more dangerous for the US than just bombing the crap out of the sections of Afghanistan and Pakistan where we know the terrorists are, and then calling it a day and bringing our troops home. If that’s too cold on my part, it isn’t any more cold than watching beheadings.

  1. I can’t understand these people. They claim they’re ‘humiliated’ by a preacher burning their holy book 6,000 miles away. In response, due to their humiliation, they hack innocent people to death. But that doesn’t humiliate them. As lashing a teenage girl to death for adultery because she was raped; that doesn’t humiliate them either. I’m beginning to think Muslims don’t really understand the meaning of the word humiliate.

    Since our cultural/religious/language differences are so extreme, I’m thinking we need to uncork some of those Daisycutter weapons; maybe after several dozen really BIG explosions, they’ll start to see things our way. Nation building, indeed!

    OTOH, Karzai called the burning a crime against the entire Muslim nation and wants the US and UN to bring the perpetrators to justice. It appears, so do Senators Reid and Graham. In that light, what’s the big deal about changing a transgendered person’s birth certificate? At least those folks seem willing (even if in order to falsify it) to produce a birth certificate…

    • They have a shame culture, not a guilt culture. That means that doing something wrong doesn’t embarrass them. It’s being *caught* doing something wrong that embarrasses them. And that is why they get enraged at people identifying the problems with the Koran, because the accusations are all true and the defenses are lies.

  2. I have a question. Since we are in a period of “sensitivity training” of all of our military members in Afghanistan, during a war, has Petraeus put his so-called ally, Hamid Karzai, through the same sensitivity training? In the blueprint for winning the hearts and minds of the enemy, are they required to be nice to our openly gay military members. If I am not mistaken, the Koran calls for the murder of those participating in the gay lifestyle. If a radical islamist kills one of our gay military members, and they say that they were directed to that action in the Koran, who will Petraeus blame for the murder?

    • I have questions, too, SEC. Like where is the outrage, from *any* side of the aisle, that David Petraeus can stand there and claim that Terry Jones is *putting his troops at risk* by what Jones does in his backyard in Central Florida while diverting the mission to this sensitivity training? And further, where was the outrage when General George Casey said diversity was more important than the loss of thirteen warriors at Ft. Hood?
      Stanley McChrystal was fired because some of his officers joked around with a Rolling Stone reporter. Houston, we have a problem.

      • Bob- Where was the outrage when hundreds or thousands of bibles were burned, by our own military leaders, that were sent to our military members in Afghanistan, so that it didn’t insult or upset the Islamists?

        I didn’t even know that Jones had burned a Koran until Karzai inflamed his people with a speech talking about it. Those murdered were UN members that were not all Americans. I mistakenly clicked on a video which was actual beheadings taking place, by radical islamists, long before the Koran burning.

        As much as I have been a supporter of Petraeus in the past, and looked up to him as a hero, I am now wondering if his “changing hearts and minds” strategy isn’t more dangerous for the US than just bombing the crap out of the sections of Afghanistan and Pakistan where we know the terrorists are, and then calling it a day and bringing our troops home. If that’s too cold on my part, it isn’t any more cold than watching beheadings.

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