By Jonathon Van Maren
We are now collectively beginning to see what takes place when a society is in the grip of a mass delusion. This is not the first time in history that mass delusion has swept through a civilization, but it is undoubtedly the severest case. Elderly women and young mothers are being bullied by the police for insisting that biological men are men. New genders — and I cannot find a single person who can actually name more than a half-dozen of the apparently 50-plus that now exist — multiply almost weekly. Women can have penises. Men can get pregnant. Children should be taken at their word if they are confused about their gender.
Some of the manifestations of what we will one day see as a cultural insanity would be almost funny if totalitarian transgender activists didn’t insist that those of us who chuckle painfully at their hysterics be immediately prosecuted. Like the example of Jessica Samson, a biological man identifying as a woman who made the news in January because he is “regularly reduced to tears” because the UK’s National Health Service is having trouble scheduling him for laser hair removal surgery. (The news articles on this tragedy, of course, all obediently refer to Samson as a “she.”) This surgery, says Samson, is essential, and the inability of the healthcare system to get him this purely cosmetic treatment is “mucking around with people’s lives.”
The 39-year-old Samson’s major complaint is that he has to shave twice a day, which is difficult because he identifies as a woman. Continue reading here