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Time to Derail the Trans Lunacy Train

Dec 21, 2017

They must be putting something in the drinking water in the West. Whatever it is, it has worked a treat. In the period of just a few short years we have gotten to the place where a person can flat out deny reality, deny biology, and deny DNA, and still be taken seriously.

Consider this: I identify as a purple, three-legged, female, lesbian, humpback whale. And I fully expect you to take me dead seriously. If you don’t you are an intolerant sexist, racist, ageist, speciesist bigot. It is that simple: my preferences trump reality.

That is just what we find with the trans madness sweeping the West. It is completely shocking to behold. Just recently when folks were clearly delusional and psychotic, they were locked up for their own good – and the good of society. Today we celebrate them, promote them, endorse them and deify them.

They are our new heroes and everyone should bow at their feet and take them seriously and sing their praises. Anyone who refuses to do so is in big trouble. This is mass insanity. I do not want to be part of any of this. But the trouble is, it is being crammed down my throat and everyone else’s whether we like it or not.

Consider the latest case of this. The headline of the article was frightening enough: “Why we need more Australian trans stories on our TV screens.” The author of the piece actually thinks we need to promote this madness even further, and claims we are not doing enough to push the trans agenda on television.

And where did this piece appear? Oh, on “our” ABC of course. Why am I not surprised? As if they have not been pushing enough radical minority group agendas, and we need more. Good grief, stop the world and let me off. Or at least let my hard-earned tax dollars no longer subsidise these militants.

As if we need more trans sanity being force-fed on all of us. One might as well insist on some of these other crucial options:

-Why we need more Australian brick layer stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian ice addict stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian midget stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian stamp collector stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian hitchhiker stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian tuba player stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian refrigerator repairman stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian left-handed nuclear physicist stories on our TV screens
-Why we need more Australian seven foot harmonica player stories on our TV screens

And why not? Why don’t they rate? Why just people with a sad mental illness who need help, not martyrdom status or fake victimhood recognition? But leave it to the radical leftists at the ABC to insist we must have More, More, More of this lunacy.

The gal finishes her piece with these words: “Here’s hoping it is the start of something more, and that 2018 brings more diversity to Australian screens.” Really? We don’t have enough diversity already, especially on the ABC? I must have missed something here.

There is far too much diversity, except for one obvious group. When is the last time you saw a white, male Christian featured on the ABC and elsewhere, at least in a positive light? There would be plenty featured in a very negative light of course.

I’ve got a better idea

Sorry folks but I have a far better idea. Why not feature television shows telling us the truth about the trans madness? Why not have those who work with, and warn about the dangers of, the trans hysteria? Why not feature shows with ex-trans folks who have been there and done that? Best yet, why not just show normality for a change?

It is time for the ABC and other media outlets to be reporting on the cases of sex change regret. And there are plenty of them out there. As one recent article states:

In an interview with The Telegraph, world-renowned genital reconstructive surgeon Miroslav Djordjevic said his clinics are experiencing an increase in “reversal” surgeries for those who want their genitalia back. These people express crippling levels of depression and, in some instances, suicidal thoughts.
In male-to-female reassignment surgery, doctors such as Djordjevic transform the man’s genitals into the shape of a vagina, removing the testicles and inverting the penis. In female-to-male reassignment surgery, doctors remove the woman’s breasts, uterus, and ovaries, and extend the urethra so that the woman-turned-man can urinate from the standing position.

And why not share stories of transgender folks who are sounding the alarm? Consider just one such story – even the headline would be nice to see in our lamestream media: “I’m transgender. Please don’t normalise transgenderism”. The story begins:

We don’t normalise having cancer and we don’t normalise medical conditions, yet society is normalising transgenderism, which trivialises my grief and pain….
Fast forward to 2017, the normalisation of transgenderism in Western society has been a swing too far to the left. In the early years of my transition, I felt justified in believing this would be good for society. It was an immature Roz Ward-style response to the perceived injustice I experienced as a teenager. But I’ve come to realise that I was wrong – as a trans woman I should’ve known better about the dangers of normalising transgenderism in society.
Transgender people should be vetted thoroughly before receiving medical treatment, and should be rare. Once upon a time it was rare, and generally stigmatised by society. While I’m grateful that the stigma has significantly diminished in recent years, I am disturbed by the social normalisation and demedicalisation of transgenderism. Despite receiving the best ongoing medical treatment for gender dysphoria I could ever ask for, my dysphoria still causes me grief and pain. But that’s my grief and pain to carry. And it’s the responsibility of adults to deal with the struggles of life.

The piece concludes:

My message to the adults who support Safe Schools: just because we may have had it hard growing up and beyond, it doesn’t make it right to pass the pain and grief onto our children. Our children are impressionable. They’re vulnerable. Why would we want them to go through with it early in life when none of that’s necessary? Let kids be kids, and as adults, we have a moral responsibility to ensure that.

Finally, why not run with sound medical advice like the following:

“Congratulations, it’s a boy!” Or, “Congratulations, it’s a girl!” As a pediatrician for nearly 20 years, that’s how many of my patient relationships began. Our bodies declare our sex.
Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies. Human sexuality is binary. You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don’t, and you will develop into a female. There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot change this.
An identity is not biological, it is psychological. It has to do with thinking and feeling. Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired. Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong.
If I walk into my doctor’s office today and say, “Hi, I’m Margaret Thatcher,” my physician will say I am delusional and give me an anti-psychotic. Yet, if instead, I walked in and said, “I’m a man,” he would say, “Congratulations, you’re transgender.”
If I were to say, “Doc, I am suicidal because I’m an amputee trapped in a normal body, please cut off my leg,” I will be diagnosed with body identity integrity disorder. But if I walk into that doctor’s office and say, “I am a man, sign me up for a double mastectomy,” my physician will. See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender.
No one is born transgender. If gender identity were hardwired in the brain before birth, identical twins would have the same gender identity 100 percent of the time. But they don’t.

Wouldn’t it be nice to hear such home truths on our media outlets? But I won’t hold my breath. The ABC and the leftist MSM do not like alternative narratives to interrupt their social activism. They have only one PC line to run with, and will not give countering points of view a fair hearing.

And we all suffer as a result.

amp.abc.net.au/article/9271648
dailysignal.com/2017/10/30/ugly-truth-sex-reassignment-transgender-lobby-doesnt-want-know/
www.spectator.com.au/2017/11/im-transgender-please-dont-normalise-trangenderism/
dailysignal.com/2017/12/11/cretella-transcript/

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14 Responses to Time to Derail the Trans Lunacy Train

  • Very helpful article, Bill. Yes, I doubt the ABC will listen. A secular society has to fill its spiritual vacuum with some sense of progress, freedom, tolerance and ‘justice’. I wonder how far things will have to go before people realise they have followed the path of deception?

  • Bill,
    Australia has, for a very large part of the population have sunken into a filthy Sexuality dominated quagmire. , Many of our politicians encourage this degeneracy and laud their passing of the sickest legislation in the Nations history. They give credence to the rubbish by appearing with such people, some of whom are thought to be Celebrities but Our understanding of the word is as sick as our understanding of ‘hero’ these days
    What can we expect however with a PM who encourages such indecent and degenerative stuff.

  • I’m sure we will see a lot more of this as the likes of the ABC wield their power to continually brainwash people at the taxpayer’s expense while simultaneously lining their own pockets. One thing that was remarkable about the SS “marriage” plebiscite is that, in a matter of a few weeks of being presented with a few actual facts, the proportion of people in favour of the change dropped from over 70% to less than 62%. Image what would have happened had the ABC not been so relentless in their propaganda over much more than a decade and had actually allowed some facts for even a year or six months. We only needed another 12%. At that rate of change it would have only taken less than two months for the result to have been very different but this is the problem and we still have the likes of Malcolm Turnbull doing absolutely nothing about it. I have no problem with diversity. What I have a problem with is continued lies, propaganda, misrepresentations, immorality and relentless bias. I’m not sure what else to do about it but one thing is for sure and that is the major political parties will not be getting my voting preferences unless someone can convince me that they are putting up someone who is actually moral and has enough guts to do something about this. As it stands Labor and Liberal are both corrupt, immoral and absolutely complicit in this ongoing propaganda. The voting figures in the public service town of Canberra also proved the corruption and cronyism is also widespread throughout the other public services. What I find remarkable is that SBS actually had the hide to broadcast a doco. the other night about how it is possible to change sociopaths. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but their absolute hypocrisy and blatant, ongoing misrepresentations when it suits their agenda is completely and utterly outrageous and so very obvious. How is it possible that nothing can be done about this when it is so absolutely, patently obvious?

  • Dr Elizabeth Taylor at the recent ACL Conference. “Transgender theory” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbBJPq72Q14

  • Bill,
    You didn’t mention the student who was disappointed with his ATAR result so he has declared trans-ATAR 99.99 because government authorities can no longer discriminate against a student’s desire to get into a course of their dream to meet their passion for learning. In a few years time there will be no ATAR result as students will only need to identify as a “student” to be admitted to the course.

  • Yes this diversity they talk about is rather limited in scope

  • Yes, both SBS and ABC for a while seemed to be buying up every program on trans-genderism (usually British) and showing them at least weekly. This is apart from the other degenerate/ridiculous/salacious programming such as ‘Adam seeks Eve’.
    I suspect a number of viewers of this material watch for puerile reasons, and I am sure ABC/SBS know this, but prefer to think of such programming as progressive and educational.
    No wonder Muslims think of Western culture as degenerate and immoral, and don’t want to integrate. (So saying, after living in the Middle East for 15 years, I have no interest in an increasing Muslim population in Australia.)

  • I saw a great meme the other day. It commented on how the left wingers protest if any animal is injected with hormones whilst promoting the injecting of children with hormones!

  • Feelings are NOT facts. Time to stop declaring they are.

  • Bill,

    Thank you for sharing my article “I’m transgender. Please don’t normalise transgenderism”. The Spectator Australia should be publishing another ‘Trans Lunacy Train’ article of mine next week. Keep your eyes peeled for the next one :).

    Regards,

    Libby DownUnder
    http://www.facebook.com/Libertarian.AU
    http://www.twitter.com/LibertarianInOz

  • I am so rapt to have just come across this Bill Muehlenberg site. It is so refreshing to read such common sense and informative writing. PLEASE keep up the good work!

  • Many thanks Julian. Will do!

  • Don’t you think it just might be nice to accept that both male and female one might be much happier and prefer to live their life as the opposite gender for whatever reason they choose? And if this makes them feel more comfortable and so happy and enables them to live a better life then why anyone has problem with this I do not get it.

  • Thanks Sarah. Um no, it is NOT nice to lie to people and let them lie to themselves and harm themselves. That is never a good course of action. An obvious case that is quite similar has to do with anorexics. They may think they are fat but they are not. If we go along with their delusions and say, “Yes, sure you need to lose more weight” we are not helping them. They will likely die if we give them that lousy advice. Catering to their delusions will only be harmful for them. The same here: your birth sex is a biology reality, and simply wishing it away is the height of delusional and harmful thinking.

    In both cases we have people that need help for mental and psychological issues. Permanently changing and harming their bodies is not how we help people or show compassion to them. And a lot of the hormone therapies and surgeries are actually quite dangerous. Lopping off or altering perfectly normal and healthy organs and body parts is not medicine – it is child abuse. We need to help these people deal with their core issues, and not permanently harm them and mangle their bodies.

    Simply pandering to what might make a person “happy” is a lousy way to proceed here. Some children (and adults) are happy when they bully other people, or sexually abuse others, or steal from others, etc. If we really care about other people, we will want what is best for them, not some spurious and fleeting notion of happiness.

    One of the biggest growth industries right now has to do with trans regret. Countless people have transitioned, only to find it has done nothing to deal with their fundamental inner problems that need to be addressed. It did NOT make them happy. It only made things worse. So now so many of them are involved in detransitioning.

    And did you even bother to read the article? Did you not see the cries for help from people involved in this? As one of them said, “We don’t normalise having cancer and we don’t normalise medical conditions, yet society is normalising transgenderism, which trivialises my grief and pain….”

    It is never nice to allow people to harm themselves, to lie to themselves, and to self-destruct. But see more on this here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2018/08/18/transgender-and-trans-truth/

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