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Transtopia: You WILL Deny Reality, Or Face the Consequences

Mar 30, 2019

We now live in such dark and diabolical times that we have to seriously ask ourselves if even authors like Orwell and Huxley would be shocked at what is now happening in our culture. As prescient and prophetic as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World were, it seems we are now moving well beyond the horrors envisaged there.

Consider briefly the issue of Islam. Western leaders are falling over each other in seeing who can appease this political ideology the most, and assure us that it is a religion of peace. At the very same time they are trying to convince us that the really evil and dangerous religion is Christianity.

One recent case demonstrates this quite clearly: Britain’s Home Office denied an Iranian Christian an application for asylum, claiming Christianity is violent! Yes, they really did say that.
pjmedia.com/faith/uk-gov-quotes-bible-to-prove-christianity-is-not-peaceful-denies-iranian-christian-asylum/

But it is on the hype-radicalised sexual front that we especially see this being played out on a daily basis. The homosexual and transsexual activists are having a field day, and they have managed to fully co-opt the state to do their bidding, hunting down and punishing anyone who dares to differ with their biology-denying agenda.

Consider this scary March 19 headline: “Police Question UK Journalist for ‘Misgendering’ a Transgender Woman.” So the police are now spending time chasing up folks who prefer to stick to reality and biology? Forget about the rapists and bank robbers – we obviously have something far more sinister here that must be investigated. The story opens:

A Catholic journalist in the United Kingdom faces legal trouble and potential jail time for “misgendering” a 25-year-old transgender woman. Caroline Farrow, the journalist, said Monday that the mother of the transgender woman had reported her for the offense.

“Had a message from Guildford police tonight about my tweets following an appearance on [‘Good Morning Britain’] with Susie Green and Piers Morgan,” Farrow said in a tweet. “Susie Green has reported me for misgendering her daughter.” Guildford is a town in Surrey, England, about 25 miles southwest of London. Morgan is one of the hosts of “Good Morning Britain,” a television show on the ITV network that originates from London.

Farrow, a broadcaster, media commentator, and public speaker who has appeared on BBC and Sky News, said that all she was told by police after she went on “Good Morning Britain” in September is that she “made some tweets misgendering Susie Green’s child and that I need to attend a taped interview.”
www.dailysignal.com/2019/03/19/police-question-uk-journalist-for-misgendering-a-transgender-woman/

Wow. David Robertson notes how Jordan Peterson was just given the flick by the University of Cambridge, and rightly offers this comment:

The question at issue here is not whether you agree with either of these positions, but whether you are permitted to say what you think without attracting police attention! The bottom line is that today in modern Britain we have a journalist being investigated by the police because someone complained that what she wrote was hurtful. The fact that this story comes just days after a street preacher was wrongfully arrested shows how this is becoming a very serious problem in our society.
theweeflea.com/2019/03/23/jordan-peterson-caroline-farrow-jayne-ozanne-and-the-death-of-free-speech/

Exactly. But all this is now becoming the new normal. Every day we find normal citizens being harassed and targeted by the authorities because they actually still believe that biology is real, and that reality is worth running with instead of fantasy.

I have already featured many dozens of such shocking cases on this site, and they keep on coming. I have often mentioned just how out of control the biology-denying trans agenda is getting in Canada, and the most recent case from there should send shivers down the spine of any concerned citizen.

And this case involves someone I do know, at least via the social media. Check out this Orwellian headline: “Court orders Christian to pay $55,000 to trans politician for calling him ‘biological male’.” Did you get that? Dare to call a person by their proper sex, and the Canadian government will go after you like you are a child rapist. The story opens:

A B.C. human rights tribunal has ruled that a Christian activist discriminated against a man who claims to be “female” by distributing flyers that referred to the man, who was running for political office at the time, as a “biological male.” The court ruled for transgender activist “Morgane” Oger, born Ronan Oger, and against Christian activist Bill Whatcott by declaring it’s discriminatory not to accept transgender people as the gender they claim to be.

In a 104-page ruling released Wednesday (read full ruling below), the tribunal further declared there’s no room for any public debate in the matter, according to the Vancouver Star. The tribunal also ordered Whatcott to pay Oger $35,000 in compensation for injury to his “dignity, feelings and self-respect,” and an additional $20,000 to Oger for Whatcott’s alleged improper conduct during and before the hearings, it reported.

Thankfully Whatcott has not buckled to this Big Brother madness:

Whatcott, 52, described the tribunal hearing as a “kangaroo show trial” and said he’s not surprised by the decision.
“Jesus Christ is still Lord and he will come again, I put my hope into that,” he told LifeSiteNews. John Carpay, president of the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedom, which intervened in the case, decried the ruling as harming democracy.

“The Supreme Court of Canada has long held that freedom of expression is the lifeblood of democracy,” Carpay said in a press release. “Society is full of people with diverse views and the Tribunal’s decision undermines the foundational principles of the free society and jeopardizes the health of Canada’s democracy,” he said.
www.lifesitenews.com/news/court-orders-christian-to-pay-55000-to-trans-politician-for-calling-him-biological-male

Wow again. What sort of madness is this? A guy gets his feelings hurt over being called a guy, and now a Christian must pay – big time. I repeat: would Orwell or Huxley ever have imagined that things would get this bad? Yes, they foretold a time when reality would be denied and lies would become truth.

But that was mainly due to coercion, state compulsion, and even torture. Recall this gruesome scene from Nineteen Eighty-Four, the dystopian novel which appeared 70 years ago. The hero Winston is being tortured by O’Brien of the State to get him to deny reality:

O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended.

‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’

‘Four.’

‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’

‘Four.’

The word ended in a gasp of pain. The needle of the dial had shot up to fifty-five. The sweat had sprung out all over Winston’s body. The air tore into his lungs and issued again in deep groans which even by clenching his teeth he could not stop. O’Brien watched him, the four fingers still extended. He drew back the lever. This time the pain was only slightly eased.

‘How many fingers, Winston?’

‘Four.’

The needle went up to sixty.

‘How many fingers, Winston?’

‘Four! Four! What else can I say? Four!’

The needle must have risen again, but he did not look at it. The heavy, stern face and the four fingers filled his vision. The fingers stood up before his eyes like pillars, enormous, blurry, and seeming to vibrate, but unmistakably four.

‘How many fingers, Winston?’

‘Four! Stop it, stop it! How can you go on? Four! Four!’

‘How many fingers, Winston?’

‘Five! Five! Five!’

But today the state torturers are not really even needed. Except for a few brave souls like Caroline Farrow and Bill Whatcott, most folks have already caved in to the new trans fascism. They willingly go along with all the madness, preferring to deny biology and reality rather than stand against the PC brigade and the coercive state.

Big Brother has won. It is only a matter of time before the few remaining recalcitrants are rounded up and dealt with by the State. I for one have been warning about this for years now. Soon enough they will take down this site and that may be the last you will hear from me.

I am dead serious. But until that happens I will keep sounding the alarm and hope and pray that a few more folks wake up before it is too late. And speaking of prayer, please keep Farrow and Whatcott in your prayers. They sure do need it right now.

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21 Responses to Transtopia: You WILL Deny Reality, Or Face the Consequences

  • I too would imagine Orwell and Huxley would be shocked at the depravity of modern Western civilizations. (Unfortunately, I now have to use the term ‘civilization’ loosely). However, I doubt they ever thought Western nations would spiral down so low as to punish people for speaking their opinions freely. Even worse, is this business of punishing people for speaking factual truth.

    You know the sayings, “A rose by any other name is still a rose,” and “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” We are what we are, what we were born as, and no amount of cross-dressing or surgery is going to change that. A biological male who has gender whatever-in-the-heck surgery they now call it, is simply not going to ever have a baby.

    But I digress. This is a great article, Bill, particularly because you’ve hit on the really big deal part of it…that people are being punished for speaking truth. Some things are just immutable and biology is biology, not stupid theory that one can make up as they go. So, I hope everyone who reads this will hone in on your major point, that of a world that now condemns and penalizes people for the pure and simple truth. Thanks for this article.

  • Bill, keep standing strong, standing up and speaking the truth for our Lord. The world is a mess. So may selfish, self-centred and sinful people out there, Thanks for making us aware of so much in a sinful world.

  • Once upon a time …there was a village of people who trusted each other. The doors in the village were never locked and hardly ever even closed except for the cold winds of winter and the insects of summer. The citizens always responded without hesitation to what they were told and everything got done in a timely way and with the minimum of fuss and cost. The adults always seemed to know when to help with problems and when to stay away from business that was not theirs. The children were quick to learn the unselfish ways and the responsible ways of their parents. The local police were almost bored and really only had things to do when there was a death or an accident. The village Mayor, elders and teachers, would often call in the man with the little black book, when there were discussing things that were difficult to resolve. All of them not only honoured the man with the little black book, but would regularly read from that book themselves and to their children. They knew that the man prayed for them, and studied the book to know how to live according to the ways of the One who created them to be His children.

    Then one day a visitor came. He told lies. He stole lots of things
    They locked their doors. They hesitated to believe what they were told. They thought that their children might be lying. …. The police force doubled. Many arguments broke out in the village council. Many did not honour the man with the little black book anymore. They even forgot that all of them were children of…. .

    I recently got an email electricity bill saying that we owe $993. The day before I noticed that the meter reader visited. Yesterday we got our bill in the mail, and it was well under $400.
    Have we really got to the stage when we have to fact check every bit of information that comes our way? I’m afraid we really have.

    Unfortunately this includes the man with the little black book.

    The little lies lead to bigger lies. If we believe the little lies we will be sitting ducks for the bigger ones, including, 4 is really 5. The big transgender lie is couched safely within a comfortable bed of heaps more lies, and a little black book is not allowed to be seen or heard.

  • Seriously, guys, there is a simple and effective solution to this problem which I have repeatedly pointed out but it has fallen on the cowardly presumably.

    Let me put it another way that may turn the light on for you and I will simply use Mr M’s article.

    So, ask yourself why in the story is the man being tortured to say, five instead of four? If your response is it’s due to the actions of the state then you would be wrong, it’s due to the fact it would be impossible to turn four to a five if all Christians were shouting FOUR! The sheep (literally) were scattered and the ‘five’ demands of the, only, ‘four’ – five. ‘Four’ should never have been alone in that story and the story should not have been taken as what happens in a tyrannical state, it should have been taken as to what happens when morality and truth are not demanded by Christians to the point that you will be tortured alongside Four. Being picked off one by one, guys is a very poor tactic!

    If tomorrow every Christian in the country of that man donated £1, that man’s find would be paid off and then all Christians would go on a Fast for one day to recover the £1 they would have had taken in tax or use another legal means of not paying tax to recover your £1.

    Thirdly, every Christian owns up to producing the flyer or produces their own flyer saying exactly what ‘Fours’ flyer said, that got him that find.

    The governments are not persecuting you they are treating you as sheep since that is the way you act, well other than the two mentioned in this article.

    The very least one of you in that man’s country should do is to crowdfund his find so he can do the same again, but this time, he takes a flyer from all Christians.

    The cost of freedom is very high indeed, the cost of grace given to you as ‘four ‘would testify too was a gift, it’s time to pay the gift forward since if that isn’t the message of the bible then I do not know what it was.

    So, I ask for the third time, is a man willing and able to step forward and start the ‘Its Four’ or are you just going to whisper four and shout five, it’s your choice, however, shouting five will not save you as salvation is found in Four.

    Mr M, you love books as I do I think us book lovers should consider fostering a love of books to those who need such action. Therefore, I will for my part buy every copy of 1984 I come across in charity shops and send it to a government minister who needs to read it, as my gift to them. I suggest you consider this loving action too.

  • Thanks again Sarah. We always appreciate your input, although one could argue that youthful zeal tends to need some experienced wisdom to be most effective. If various solutions being offered were as simple and effective as folks suggest, then presumably we would be seeing a lot more solutions by now! The claim that “If everyone would just do X or Y or Z” will solve our problems falters on the simple but hard fact that this never happens, sadly. Most folks will NOT do X or Y or Z or whatever. And that includes most Christians. After being involved in so many of these battles for so many decades now, I have learned that if you can get 5 per cent of folks to do anything, to get involved, to act, to pray, etc., you are doing well. That is the real problem here – most people simply do not give a rip and will NOT get involved. Trying to find a solution to THAT problem would be a real winner indeed. In the meantime, it is always the committed and concerned remnant – plus God – that gets things done, even if imperfectly in a fallen world. But thanks again. Keep spurring us on.

  • Great stuff Bill, how will we be if you are shut down? You have brought to the fore so much I needed to know and reading your respondents many others. I live in isolation- an hour from my nearest town, my Bible is all I will have if your website goes. I have no Television and Vision radio is only available through the internet – I still can listen to that.
    Reading is a past-time is it possible to resurrect news letters?
    God bless you and all of us Mark Bryant

  • Many thanks indeed Mark.

  • The lunacy if the “moral” left turns absolutely bizarre.
    Activist actress Alyssa Milano is organising a boycott of Georgia by the Hollywood elite as a protest against the state’s legislature’s proposed “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill which proposes to protect babies in the womb after a heartbeat is detected.(Law H.B. 481) “No abortion is authorized or shall be performed if an unborn child has been determined in accordance with Code Section 31-9B-2 to have a detectable human heartbeat except when a physician determines in reasonable medical judgment, that a medical emergency exists.”

    In calling for the boycott, her letter to fellow actors says “But we cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia if H.B. 481 becomes law” And that “We want to stay in Georgia. We want to continue to support the wonderful people, businesses and communities we have come to love in the Peach State. But we will not do so silently, and we will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.”
    But the truly bizarre bit is the ending of her piece where she beseechs her fellow thespians to “pray “ that the legislators make the right choice and reject the bill.
    Pray..To whom?

  • There is a very small minority of transgender people in the culture, yet politicians go out of their way to please them. This is because transgenders get involved with the political process and put pressure on politcians. Politicians ignore Christian concerns because they know Christians don’t get involved with the processes determiing public policy and their re-election. Instead, Christians sponsor stupid protests that no one cares about. The Bible says the sons of darkness are wiser in their generation than the sons of light. How true this is when it comes to Christian involvement in the civic arena and the development of public policy. After all, why get involved in cultural transformation when we will be raptured any second now!

  • Some Christians are organising and resisting the cultural cancer destroying our hard won freedoms, but it is made more difficult when Christian leadership cooperates with the tyranny being inflicted upon us. Keep up the column Bill.

  • Right left and centre we are seeing the importance of truth being destroyed. When I was younger it was assumed that if people selling you something lied about the thing then there was some recourse. Now lying has become so prevalent that it is assumed that people will lie and that there is little or no recourse against lies – society has degenerated to that extent, but when we get to the situation such as Bill Whatcott’s case where even a court disregards truth, then people should know we have a massive problem. The court system Christian culture set up was fundamentally based on respect for truth which is why perjury is a crime, so any court which does not reverence truth is a court which does not deserve to be a court. They have simply become a perjury factory.

    Regard for truth was probably the major thing that has allowed Western culture to develop. The ancient Roman culture got away with disregard for truth because it was based on slavery and so slaves were always there to pick up the pieces and make the lies of their “owner” work but we do not have that capability. When Western culture disregards truth there is very little left to sustain it.

    What we now have is the secularist/masonic lie that swearing on any book is enough and equivalent to swearing on the Bible but we know the Koran itself promotes lying so swearing on a book which itself promotes lies is an absurdity if nothing else. The Bible, on the other hand, tells us that all liars are condemned to Hell and that Satan is the author of deceit. It is a massively different matter to swear on a book that tells us that than swearing on the Koran or any other book that does not have such a warning against lies.

  • We know what the problems are. We see post after post after post highlighting the problems. What we now need is post after post after post detailing how to fix the problems. Why are we not seeing such? What is the long term solution to the rise of Marxism and Islam? Why arent conservative commentators producing posts detailing solutions?

  • Thanks Bob. I take it you may not have read the 4696 articles on this site! Had you read even a healthy percentage of them, you would have seen that I have plenty of articles offering proposals and possible solutions to various problems. And I have also plenty of more generic pieces on what we can do in general, such as:

    http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2010/09/19/but-what-can-i-do/
    http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2010/09/21/practical-tips-on-making-a-difference-part-one/
    http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2010/09/21/practical-tips-on-making-a-difference-part-two/

    So I do try to do this at times, but not every article will have that. And of course in some cases the problems are much bigger than just signing a petition or things like that. I have often said that the bigger solution requires seeing the bigger picture and the longer term, eg: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2016/04/18/big-picture-long-term/

    So I will keep doing what I am called to do, which includes a lot of warning and sounding the alarm. But it can also include offering ways forward and possible courses of action.

  • I am gobsmacked that the ideologies are allowed to rein within our community.
    They need to ban ideologies from schools, workplaces and travel.
    Whoever is elected needs to stand and work for all people and. It just the minorities otherwise we need to question what’s really all this about.
    Why aren’t all people being treated as important, as human beings and all have the same rights.
    This them and us is very divisive and unnecessary.
    I though that there were already laws against discrimination etc etc. why are they knee jerking laws to suit the minorities.
    If they repeal or whatever the 18c in favour of the Muslim people, and I am not trying to offend but have a discussion, then why can’t they have laws in place for every other race eg. Greeks, Italians, Indinans, Lebanese, Australians, etc etc.
    We are all human beings, and there needs to be a separation of children and adults. A person who wants to marry and absolutely mutilate a child for marriage should be termed as child abuse and be criminalised. That’s just disgusting.
    Kids should have Sir rights of innocent and not be subjected to sexual orientation indoctrination in schools. That’s something for them to decide when they are adults.
    No teacher should be teaching personal agenda stuff of climate change protesting, sexual orientation or preference or being indoctrinated into taking puberty blockers and pushing to have their bodies medically mutilated.
    Schools should only be for education and not sexual orientation.
    Any child that bullies another child should be disciplined and dealt with.
    All ADHD and aspbergers kids and children with special needs in the mainstream education should be kep away from sexual indoctrinations and should have proper aides assigned to them so that they can be educated and learn how to organise themselves.
    This them, us, bullwaddle vocabulary needs to get back to common sense.
    In light that Brunei is not tolerant to lgbti should be a wake up call to all who travel.
    Religion should be a personal choice and not something that is taken away by the minorities. kids right of innocence and parents should have rights and not be undermined.
    Most people seem to be changing back from their trans state but the damage that has occurred to their mental and physical state, I question.
    Who is going to look after the child when they are coerced I this madness, not I said, the doctor, not I said the nurse, not I said the teacher, Not I said the counsellor, not I said the hospital and not I said the soliticitor. The parent and the family is who will have their lives turned upside down. And not I said the little red hen.
    I pray that no child will be taken away from their parent if they do not give consent to this ridiculous barbaric practise.
    All people are important and we are all human, and our government powers that be should be working for all of us, not just for the people that fund their cause. Good luck to everyone. God bless us all.

  • Thanks for this article, Bill. I don’t know about you, but I’m perfectly happy to be Miss Gendered…!

  • >>Mr M,
    “Thanks again, Sarah. We always appreciate your input, although one could argue that youthful zeal tends to need some experienced wisdom to be most effective”.

    Mr M, remember who you are communicating with lol, you have to engage dad mode when communicating with a rebellious teen, as she looks for loose ends that her father may accidentally display that she can unpick, so she may get her own way Lol.

    Thanks again Mr M. We always appreciate your input, although one could argue that experienced wisdom gained over many years needs a youthful zealous teen to ensure Christendom properly benefits from that wisdom and experience Lol. Mr M, you are such a nice man and very funny at times too.

    Off topic-

    I visited a very old man today; he lives in a home for very old people indeed. he is very nice, he likes talking about the war he said he has medals that he will show me next time I visit him. I think one of the boys from church would be interested in seeing them perhaps. He gave me an interesting book that he got from a lady who died in that home it’s called- ‘The Didache’, now, do not try to tell me you have this book as it’s very, very, very rare it was written by the church fathers or their sons but it’s very, very, important indeed. It’s not a very long book and I noticed something interesting in there, the Catholic Church isn’t that old, is it? But in this- rarer and very important book it said that those at time of writing that book did that action that men who play football make and Catholics too, they touch their head, shoulders to sign the cross. I have seen my friend Molly do it. So it seems that is not a Catholic tradition but they copied it from whatever church existed before the Catholic Church if I understand this very rare and important book correctly that you do not have that is.
    Sarah xx.

  • Well, Mr Bryant, If Mr M gets shut down then-

    On the negative side, Mr M limits the actions of those who would bring abortion and the like to an end by any means necessary.

    On the positive side if they shut down Mr M, then it brings abortion to an end by any means necessary.

    If you take Christianity out of a culture, you do not remove the need to save little babies lives, you just remove any reason not to use whatever means is necessary and you can apply that to other aspects that we do not like.

    As regards your location, it seems to me you have a level of isolation that gives you the opportunity to become lonely or it gives you the opportunity to let your voice be heard and your wisdom come to bear. Why don’t you consider writing your own newsletter, on what concerns you or on some aspect of Christianity, start with just two copies one for me and one for you? Why not write to your local newspaper on matters that concern you and your neighbours, even if your neighbours are a car drive away. You have a Christian voice sir that has a value all of its own and I for one would like to hear more of it. If you decide on the newsletter, Mr M will give you my details to get the first edition to me.

    All that is needed to change the world sir is for us to speak with many voices all saying the same thing. It is just a fact, that if Mr M says the demise of Christianity is a bad thing 100 times that does not have the same impact as 100 of us saying the same thing. Your voice and mine sir has to proclaim Christianity and when it does Mr M’s voice gets louder and more relevant to those who do not wish to hear it.
    God bless you, sir,
    Sarah xx.

  • Thanks again Sarah. Actually, I and many others have various versions or editions of the Didache, or “The Teaching”. While there is still some debate as to its authenticity, it is referred to by some of the earlier church fathers. Also called the “Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,” it may have been penned around 65 – 80 A.D. It was sadly lost to us for many centuries, but it was discovered late in the 19th century. Needless to say the editions you and I have are not the original, but much, much later English translations. But a worthwhile addition to any library nonetheless, as it gives us insight into the early church.

  • Sarah, I like your idea of fellow Christians / non- loonies funding the Canadian man – we have to start somewhere to stand as one and not take this rubbish. We are in majority and all the shaking of heads etc will get us no where. Together we stand, divided we fall. How do we get started?

  • Hi Philip, I think Alyssa Milano has too much time on her hands these days because people have been boycotting her acting. She obviously needs to do something to grab Hollywood’s attention since her acting isn’t doing it.

  • … the dial was at 55 … wasn’t $55k the amount of the fine …life imitates art …

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