Saturday, April 13, 2019

Transgenderism and Totalitarianism

From Life Site:
Clearly, Peterson was right. There is an increasingly naked totalitarian aspect to gender ideology. Anyone who will force raped women to share living quarters with biological men, who will seize children from their parents because the parents express concern about treatments that will render their child permanently sterile, who will pump children full of artificial hormones and mutilate their genitals after the barest pretense of a clinical investigation, who will shrug at throwing a mom of five children into jail for the crime of stating biological facts, and who declare that truth is not a defense and evidence is unwelcome in a trial, all in the name of a recently concocted, scientifically unproven (in many cases disproven) set of dogmas, shares certain obvious commonalities with the perpetrators of some of the worst human rights violations of the 20th century. I see every reason to expect that the more power such people accrue, the more brazen and unjust their exercise of that power will become. 
Peterson's warnings were recently repeated and expanded upon by Nancy Pearcey, an academic who has been focusing on the issue of transgenderism. "Anyone who's read Solzhenitsyn and his Gulag Archipelago or any book like that knows that totalitarian systems often begin by compelling speech, by telling people what they may and may not say," Pearcey noted in a recent interview. "And if you can tell or coerce people's speech, you can eventually control their thoughts." 
"If you've robbed [people] of the language to express their true belief, and you've required them to give voice to convictions that they do not hold, that eventually messes with your mind," she continued. "It eventually often changes people's minds." In other words, totalitarian transgender ideologues are engaging in what is known as "gaslighting," a kind of psychological manipulation in which the manipulator seeks to cause the victim to question his or her sanity. By demanding that we change the way we speak — and, indeed, think — about one of the core, and most self-evident categories of reality — biological sex — gender ideologues are undermining the very foundations of reason. (Read more.)

Also from Life Site:
The Guinean cardinal also took aim at transgender ideology, which he called “a Luciferian refusal to receive a sexual nature from God.” 
“From Him we receive our nature as man and woman,” Sarah told Geffroy. “This is intolerable to modern minds. Gender ideology is a Luciferian refusal to receive a sexual nature from God. Thus some rebel against God and pointlessly mutilate themselves in order to change their sex. But in reality they do not fundamentally change anything of their structure as man or woman,” he continued. “The West refuses to receive, and will accept only what it constructs for itself. Transhumanism is the ultimate avatar of this movement. Because it is a gift from God, human nature itself becomes unbearable for western man.” Cardinal Sarah explained that the revolt is “spiritual ... the revolt of Satan against the gift of grace” and that Westerners don’t want God’s salvation, as they would rather create their own. He also intimated that the West is hell-bent on pushing its self-made salvation onto the developing world with its rebellion. “Africa and Asia are not yet entirely contaminated by gender ideology, transhumanism, or the hatred of fatherhood,” he said. “But the Western powers’ neo-colonialist spirit and will to dominate pressures countries to adopt these deadly ideologies.” (Read more.) 

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