Camille Paglia: Transgenderism is child abuse

Camille Paglia is one of the most foremost thinkers in America.  She's a liberal and a Democrat, but she is informed by a deep knowledge of history and of the mistakes and failures of the past.  Here is what Wikipedia has to say about her:

Camille Anna Paglia (English: /ˈpɑːliə/; born April 2, 1947) is an American academic and social critic. Paglia has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984.[1] Known for her critical views of many aspects of modern culture,[2][3] Paglia is the author of Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990).

Paglia has also written three collections of essays, an eponymously titled analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's The BirdsBreak, Blow, Burn (2005) on poetry, and Glittering Images (2012), a history of the visual arts. She is a critic of American feminism and of post-structuralism as well as a commentator on multiple aspects of American culture such as its visual art, music, and film history. In 2005, Paglia was ranked No. 20 on a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.[4]

Here, Ms. Paglia warns us about the Left's latest fashion statement -- and says that it is child abuse for legislators and government officials to promote or enable transgenderism for children.  Take a moment to listen to her comments, you will be hearing them again:

Last week, the New Jersey Senate passed S-3067, allowing no debate and after hearings in which the audio of the hearing was doctored to eliminate some uncomfortable testimony from the public record.  What is happening to the straight-down-the-middle, non-partisan, professionalism that once was a feature of OLS?  More on that later.

For those of you not paying attention to what the Senate does (99.9% of the electorate -- by design), S-3067 uses the power of the State to require that the Commissioner of Education stick his nose into the business of local school districts and "develop guidelines regarding transgender students."  Things like the use of "the name and pronoun that corresponds to a student’s gender identity... issuance of school documentation such as student ID’s in the name that corresponds to a student’s gender identity... permitting transgender students to dress in accordance with their gender identity... equal opportunities for participation in physical education... participation in gender-segregated school activities in accordance with a student’s gender identity... the use of restrooms and locker rooms... permitting and supporting the formation of student clubs or programs regarding issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth."  In addition, the guidelines will include "information on organizations or other resources available to students and parents that provide support to transgender individuals." Yep, proselytizing and recruitment.

But don't you dare try to start a Christian club at school... or wear a Trump tee shirt to have your photo taken for the school yearbook.  Some things WILL NOT be tolerated. 

And when did the New Jersey Senate become so obsessed with the sexual identities of children?  What's next?  Breast augmentations for the 13 and under crowd so they might better conform with the entertainment media's ideas about the sexualization of children in furtherance of the marketing of products?

The state has over 500 school districts -- each a hothouse of innovation on how to solve the age old problem of helping people rub along together without needing to tyrannize the majority.  But no, the Senate -- and especially those dried up old figs on the Democrat side -- just have to get their hands on the state's children and force everybody into one way of thinking. 

Here is the vote on S-3067.  Take careful note of the GOP "heroes" who have sucked-up the thinking of the Far-Left, and remember what Camille Paglia said about this.  Remember those words, coming from a major liberal, Democrat thinker -- you are "guilty of child abuse and a crime against humanity."  You will be seeing them again.

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Will we soon be addressing "men" as "mother"?

This comes to us from Time Magazine.  It is the heartwarming story of a woman, who believed that -- deep down -- she was meant to be a man, but who also wanted to do that whole motherhood thing too.  And as this is post-Judeo Christian America where every medical procedure imaginable is not only for sale but subsidized, guess what, she (or he, or does it matter anymore?) can. 

When the early moderns spoke of the "new man" we don't think they had this in mind:

Time notes that this woman stopped the hormone treatments that would fully "transition" her to a him before trying to get pregnant.  Here the new "mother" -- in the words of Time Magazine -- "chest-feeds his newborn son in their Massachusetts home."  You can read the full column here: 

http://time.com/4475634/trans-man-pregnancy-evan/

The modern scourge of identity dysphoria is a thing conjured out of our entertainment media and it is responsible for much of the unhappiness, clinical depression, and addiction our society faces today.  There are a great many confused people out there.  Society should help them work through their confusion instead of celebrating it and recruiting more to be confused.

We offer this observation.  It appears that all the civilizing norms that once bound us together as a national community have given way to the infantilism of personal "identity".  So if we must all have our own way and if all our own ways must be "celebrated," then in a war for national survival, are we really going to be motivated to fight to the end in defense of this?  Or will we just throw up our hands, say "screw it", turn it over to the Jihadists and let them sort it out? 

And sort it out they will.

Drag Queens use children to promote their agenda

This just in from NJ.com...

Drag Queen Story Time at the Cherry Hill Public Library, June 19, 2017

It is one thing to be tolerant.  Adults can figure that out.  It is an entirely different matter to program the minds of very young children and to use taxpayers' money and public facilities to do so.

Here's the story:

CHERRY HILL -- A pair of drag queens had songs, style and a message for kids and their families at the library Monday night: It's okay to be different. 

Around a dozen families slogged through the dreary evening to arrive in the colorful children's room at The Cherry Hill Public Library for story time. Young girls and boys sat cross-legged on the carpet, waiting for "Aria Sheer" and "Natu Sheer," who perform together as the Sheer Sisters, to make an entrance.   

The duo walked in wearing bright, tight dresses, heavy eye makeup, big wigs and high heels. Aria Sheer, who is played by Richie Roberts, had a glittering beard and a purple dress with a long train while Natu Sheer, Lindsay Caswell, wore a fur sash and curly green wig. 

In a program that lasted about half an hour, the two sang songs, read two books titled "It's Okay to be Different" and "Not Quite Normal" and helped kids make unicorn horns out of construction paper. 

"We have a rainbow zebra here, and a regular one here," Roberts said, pointing to a page in the book. "And it's okay, right?"

While shy at first, the group quickly warmed up to the Sheer Sisters, hopping up and coming to the front of the room to get a closer look at the book's pages and posing for photos with the duo. 

READ THE FULL STORY HERE (AND CHECK OUT THE PICTURES, THEY'RE WORTH THE EFFORT)...

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2017/06/drag_queens_bring_songs_glitter_and_message_of_acc.html#incart_river_home

"We have a rainbow zebra here, and a regular one here... And it's okay, right?"

Yeah, except that there really isn't a "rainbow zebra" is there?  Unless you take a "regular" zebra and paint it or do some pigment augmentation surgery on it or some shit like that. 

What are they doing to these children?  Sure all kinds of people exist on earth and when these very young children grow up and become adults, they will be running into all of them... drag queens, porn stars, blue collars workers and white collar employees, occupations of every description, people who collect condom wrappers and those who collect stamps, Christian fundamentalists, social justice warriors, communists, fascists, LGBTQRST activists, jihadists, neo-Nazis, Democrats who want to tax them to death, Republicans who could not care less... all sorts of people. 

Should we use public facilities to give them all an opportunity to proselytize to the kids?  Maybe pick up a convert here or there?

We haven't missed the coincidence that this dubious event occurred on the same day that august body -- the New Jersey Senate -- passed S-3067, allowing no debate and after hearings in which the audio of the hearing was doctored to eliminate some uncomfortable testimony from the public record.  George Orwell anyone?

For those of you not paying attention to what the Senate does (that's 99.9% of the electorate -- by design), S-3067 uses the power of the State to require that the Commissioner of Education stick his nose into the business of local school districts and "develop guidelines regarding transgender students."  Things like the use of "the name and pronoun that corresponds to a student’s gender identity... issuance of school documentation such as student ID’s in the name that corresponds to a student’s gender identity... permitting transgender students to dress in accordance with their gender identity... equal opportunities for participation in physical education... participation in gender-segregated school activities in accordance with a student’s gender identity... the use of restrooms and locker rooms... permitting and supporting the formation of student clubs or programs regarding issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth."  In addition, the guidelines will include "information on organizations or other resources available to students and parents that provide support to transgender individuals." Yep, proselytizing and recruitment.

But don't you dare try to start a Christian club at school... or wear a Trump tee shirt to have your photo taken for the school yearbook.  Some things WILL NOT be tolerated. 

And when did the New Jersey Senate become so obsessed with the sexual identities of children?  What's next?  Breast augmentations for the 13 and under crowd so they might better conform to the entertainment media's ideas about the sexualization of children in the furtherance of the marketing of products?

The state has over 500 school districts -- each a hothouse of innovation on how to solve the age old problem of helping people rub along together without needing to tyrannize the majority.  But no, the Senate -- and especially those dried up old figs on the Democrat side -- just have to get their hands on the state's children and force everybody into one way of thinking. 

We have been warned about this before, in another context, by that good liberal, Mrs. Lillian Smith.  A Southern writer, she was a pioneer in the battle to end segregation.  We recommend her book, "The Winner Names the Age."  In it, you will find this passage she wrote when she accepted the Charles S. Johnson Award for her work:

“It is his millions of relationships that will give man his humanity… It is not our ideological rights that are important but the quality of our relationships with each other, with all men, with knowledge and art and God that count.

The civil rights movement has done a magnificent job but it is now faced with the ancient choice between good and evil, between love for all men and lust for a group’s power.”

“Every group on earth that has put ideology before human relations has failed; always disaster and bitterness and bloodshed have come.  This movement, too, may fail.  If it does, it will be because it aroused in men more hate than love, more concern for their own group than for all people, more lust for power than compassion for human need.”

“We must avoid the trap of totalism which lures a man into thinking there is only one way, one answer, one option, and that others must be forced into this One Way, and forced into it Now.”

Forget Russia, this is how America interferes in elections

We've been hearing for some months how Russia may or may not have interfered in the 2016 presidential election.  Supposedly, this was done through attempted computer hacking, although other ways have been suggested as well.  Some in the media and entertainment industry -- as well as many within the Democrat Party -- have described this as "the worst attack on our country since September 11, 2001."

Wow!  Are we forgetting who we are?  When it comes to "putting your guy in charge," America is no slouch.  And we don't Mickey Mouse around with computers when we do it.

Once upon a time in a faraway land (that Americans got to know real well) called Vietnam, there was this President named Ngo Dinh Diem.  Diem was an ally of the United States... until he wasn't. 

The U.S. government didn't like the political turmoil that resulted when Diem's Roman Catholic party ruled Vietnam at the expense of the Buddhist parties.  There was government-sponsored sectarian violence -- Vietnam's version of "The Troubles" visited upon Northern Ireland or the Waco incident on a grander scale.  So the American government made the decision to involve itself in the politics of another country.  We'll let Wikipedia take over from here:

"DEPTEL 243, also known as Telegram 243, the August 24 cable or most commonly Cable 243, was a high-profile message sent on August 24, 1963, by the United States Department of State to Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., the US ambassador to South Vietnam. The cable came in the wake of the midnight raids on August 21 by the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem against Buddhist pagodas across the country, in which hundreds were believed to have been killed. The raids were orchestrated by Diem's brother Ngo Dình Nhu and precipitated a change in US policy. The cable declared that Washington would no longer tolerate Nhu remaining in a position of power and ordered Lodge to pressure Diem to remove his brother. It said that if Diem refused, the Americans would explore the possibility for alternative leadership in South Vietnam. In effect, the cable authorized Lodge to give the green light to Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) officers to launch a coup against Diem if he did not willingly remove Nhu from power."

"The coup d'état was designed by a military revolutionary council including ARVN generals led by General Duong Van Minh.  Lucien Conein, a CIA operative, had become a liaison between the US Embassy and the generals, who were led by Tran Van Don. They met each other for the first time on 2 October 1963 at Tan Son Nhat airport. Three days later, Conein met with General Duong Van Minh to discuss the coup and the stance of the US towards it.  Conein then delivered the White House's message of American non-intervention, which was reiterated by Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. the US ambassador, who gave secret assurances to the generals that the United States would not interfere...  On 1 November 1963, Minh and his co-conspirators overthrew the government in a swift coup. With only the palace guard remaining to defend Diem and his younger brother Nhu, the generals called the palace offering Diem exile if he surrendered. That evening, however, Diem and his entourage escaped via an underground passage to Cha Tam Catholic Church in Cholon, where they were captured the following morning, 2 November. The brothers were assassinated together in the back of an M113 armored personnel carrier with a bayonet and revolver by Captain Nguyen Van Nhung, under orders from Minh given while en route to the Vietnamese Joint General Staff headquarters.  Diem was buried in an unmarked grave in a cemetery next to the house of the US Ambassador."

Yep, when America interferes in someone else's politics it doesn't do its hacking with a computer... we use a bayonet.

But the story doesn't end here.  In 2003, the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, released some newly archived tapes that included a telephone conversation from February 1, 1966, between President Johnson and Senator Eugene McCarthy.  Harvard historian and author Monique Brinson Demery came across it and cited it in her 2013 book on the Vietnam of that period.   Here is what the President of the United States, a liberal Democrat icon, had to say about the way in which America interferes in the politics of other nations:

"We killed him (Diem).  We all got together and got a goddamn bunch of thugs and we went in and assassinated him.  Now, we've really had no political stability since then."

That's how we roll.

If you want to hear the President's voice on tape, it's on YouTube:

And that is how we roll...

Dem operative Devine continues attack on Phil Murphy

New Jersey Democrat operative Devine James has continued questioning Democrat gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy's fitness to hold public office.  Last week, Devine posted this nasty tweet:  "We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people."

Over the weekend, we found these insightful comments by Devine on a website he maintains as a panegyric to himself: 

"We need to take the power to sway elections away from the greedy rich billionaires and put it back in the hands of the people. We need to make life livable so impoverished families are not at the mercy of uncaring politicians and greedy corporations. We need to restore faith among people that government can be a force for good and the first step would be stopping the government from doing so much harm."

We agree.  Rich liberal billionaires suck.  Big government sucks.  Corporate welfare and its enablers suck.

Devine's website calls himself a "masterful Democratic Party campaign strategist, a crusading journalist and an accomplished leader..."  He is also regarded to be a very trusted Democrat Party hand-job with a penchant for tortured prose like this: 

"A total of 7,765 Occupy protesters have been arrested around the U.S. since Occupy Wall Street began on September 17, 2011. Bankers arrested for robbing $22 trillion from middle class families, greedy corporate executives charged for wrecking the American economy and sanctions imposed on those greedy corporations are outnumbered by the words in this sentence."

Although oddly worded, Devine does make the point that it was bankers -- like Phil Murphy -- who sucked the life out of the U.S. economy and got both a bail out and a bonus for their efforts.  It does pay to lobby... don't it?

Democrat nominee Murphy was a Democrat Party fundraiser and finance chair before President Obama rewarded him with a grace and favor position as an Ambassador.  Murphy bragged that he raised more than $300 million for Democrat Party candidates and himself spent at least $2 million greasing the palms of office holders and candidates for public office.

And for all of you who still want to think of the media as political noncombatants, get a load of what Devine writes about himself:

"In addition to his decade of experience publishing a chain of weekly newspapers, including the News Record, the Patriot, the Perth Amboy Gazette, the Atom Tabloid, the South Amboy-Sayreville Citizen, Devine was publisher of several monthly special interest magazines, including New Jersey Wreck Diver and Kid Zone, During that period, he served two years as secretary of the Rahway Chamber of Commerce.

Devine started his career in journalism as a reporter for WKNJ FM Radio, the Elizabeth Daily Journal, and the Bridgewater Courier News (a Gannett newspaper) and as managing editor of the Kean College Independent, a student-run campus weekly newspaper. He is a currently a contributing editor and consultant to New Jersey's oldest weekly newspaper and its website, WWW.NJTODAY.NET."

This is the same guy who, when he is not dumping on Phil Murphy, says he wants to hunt Republicans.  Why?  Do they taste better than Democrats?

"In addition to being elected six times as a member of the Union County Democratic Committee, Devine served as a council coordinator with MoveOn.org, member of the Sierra Club, ACLU, NOW (National Organization for Women), AARP and NAACP, president of the Elizabeth Democratic Association and chairman of the Coalition for Quality Education."

Phil Murphy is a Wall Streeter who made his money at the notoriously anti-worker firm of Goldman Sucks.  Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Mr. Murphy's career there:

From 1997 to 1999, Murphy served as the President of Goldman Sachs (Asia).[9] In that capacity, he was officed in Hong Kong.[19] During this time Goldman Sachs profited from its investment in Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, a shoe manufacturer which became notorious for its harsh labor practices.[20]

... Then in 1999 Murphy secured a spot on the firm's Management Committee.[7] There his colleagues included Hank Paulson and Gary Cohn, both of whom later served at highest levels of the federal government.[17] This coincided with the Glass–Steagall: aftermath of repeal and made a profound change in how Murphy and his colleagues made their profits, with much greater use of leverage than before.[17]

In 2001 Murphy became global co-head of the Investment Management Division of the firm.[7][21][17] This unit oversaw the investments of foundations, pensions, hedge funds, and wealthy personages, and by 2003 it had amassed some $373 billion in holdings.[17] Hedge funds in particular received large lines of credit from Murphy's unit.[17] Another company initiative that Murphy helped to undertake was the unit that did major business in the emerging markets within the EMEA region.[19]

According to Wikipedia, Murphy thinks of himself as a member of an "elite" and actually bragged about this to the Wall Street Journal in 1998, comparing Goldman Sucks to the United States Marine Corps... but with a different pay scale... and you don't get shot at... and you get to rip-off child workers... and finance regimes that uphold the best traditions of slave labor and human trafficking.

Likewe said, Devine James makes some real strong points about Phil Murphy, and that's something, coming from the former political director of the New Jersey Democrat State Committee.  Here's a photo of Devine with the first Phil Murphy, another corporate Democrat billionaire who made his dough ripping off the folks.

"An ardent believer in lifelong learning, Devine studied Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communications at Kean University. He has been accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and as a member of the Academy of Political Science, as well as numerous other professional and civic associations.

Over the years, Devine has been employed by seven Democratic state lawmakers as a legislative aide or chief of staff."

That's a lot of smoke to blow up your own ass.  Little guy... big ego?  Let's ask an expert...

But the smoke from this hero's pipe just keeps blowing...

"Throughout his life, Devine maintained vast moral courage, often paying a high personal price for showing unequaled bravery by taking principled stands against fierce adversaries and standing up to his friends when he believed them to be wrong. The qualities his critics may never acknowledge have been documented from his earliest days in politics right through to the current time; by some of the very friends he suffered for opposing."

Yep, in this hero's mind, his shit is vast and unequaled.  So what does our expert think?

To close, here is the hero himself, caught short, in a candid pose, outside the corporate offices of a local pharmaceutical giant.