Dress-Up and Being Transracial

 

I remember one day when my daughter was very young and she dressed herself up as a pirate. For the rest of the day, we had to call her “Yellowbeard” (she was blonde), and say “Arrrrr!” a lot. She identified as a pirate, so she wanted us to address her as a pirate, use pirate language around her, and otherwise consider her a pirate all day. Everyone who saw her played along.

Of course, the next day she could be a very different character. That was who she was. And it was cute.

In her mid-twenties now, she no longer identifies as a pirate. She did go through other identities during her very early years, but that is not a part of her now.

Oddly enough, there are adults in our society who want us to consider them to be something other than what they are. We have all heard about Rachel Dolezal and her attempts to recast herself as a black woman, even though she is white. She actually attempted to hide her past as a white female, but it eventually was revealed that she had been presenting herself as black, probably in order to get significant jobs within NAACP. I can see how that transformation could benefit her job-wise.

Now, however, there is a white man who is claiming to be Filipino, even though he has no such ancestry. He says that he’s “transracial” and now identifies as a Filipino. This appears harmless, although it is possible that he could try to use this for gain, such as jobs or immigration to the Philippines.

On a side note, he also says he identifies as a woman now. This may have played into his decision to be transracial. When someone can change their gender simply by declaring it so, what is to prevent them from changing anything else about their life simply by declaration? What about:

“I’m a pirate now! Arrrrrr!”

                “I’m a policeman now! Pull over!”

                “I’m a doctor now! I can perform surgery!”

And many other ridiculous declarations. This is all so silly, but we are asked to consider these incidents as worthy of consideration.

According to the article, the Florida man says that he loves experiencing Filipino music and food, so he believes he’s really Filipino. Well, I like a lot of things, but that doesn’t make me a member of the Carolina Panthers, a highly-trained sniper, or a millionaire.

It’s all quite exasperating.

Arrrrr!

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Shoelace mistaken for noose causes racial uproar at Michigan State University | Fox News

What’s amazing is that this sort of thing happens so often to the Perpetually Offended. It doesn’t even look like a noose. Clear thinking individuals will look for the most likely explanation first, as in, “You know, Eileen, I think that’s just a shoe lace some body dropped.” 

 Instead, the Perpetually Offended train themselves to look for offenses, even if they are imaginary ones.

And the university administration is so afraid of a riot that they  kowtow to this.

Where are the mature heads who will speak truth in the situation?

Http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/06/shoelace-mistaken-for-noose-causes-racial-uproar-at-michigan-state-university.html

Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves denies he’s ‘crazy’ as he’s questioned by Loose Women over £450k worth of surgery

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4214179/human-ken-doll-rodrigo-alves-loose-women-plastic-surgery
Rodrigo Alves will seem bizarre to many people. As he should. After all, he is making surgical changes to his body to make him appear to be something he’s not. 

Notice that he says that he believes that he’s really can trapped in a different body. Who can argue with that when there are those saying they are a woman trapped in a man’s body or vice versa? 

 There are other individuals who surgically change themselves to make them look like a cat or like a snake. There’s something psychologically wrong with people who refuse to accept their own body. In times past, the psychiatric community would have said that these people are mentally ill. And they are.

 This is a sad affliction that affects a very small number of people. We know this is an aberration because it affects small number of people. The norm is to accept one’s own body. It is abnormal not to. These people need our help, and we should help them. But this is not helpful to say that their mental illness is okay. This also goes for transgender’s. They need our sympathy. But they also need to be told their condition is wrong.

There’s also something wrong with our society when we refuse to recognize reality.

Take the Politics Out of Classifying Mental Disorders

Many people have no idea that the American Psychiatric Association’s decision to say that transgender people are normal was not based on a scientific conclusion. It was simply done by fiat. 

 For several years, there were news reports that a gay gene had been found. Of course that was a news reporter’s understanding of scientific findings. They typically understand and report science incorrectly. No such gene has ever been found. What we did discover was that, if you say something often enough, many people will believe it whether there’s any evidence or not. 

 A person may decide that homosexuality and transgender’s is normal, but it is not based on any scientific evidence. It would just simply be a preference 

 This article tells some of the story of how that decision was made. It was nothing more than a vote. 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/take_the_politics_out_of_classifying_mental_disorders.html

Robot ‘priest’ can beam light from its hands and give automated blessings to worshippers – Mirror Online

Getting past the silliness of this headline, it makes you wonder about the beliefs of people who created this. Do they believe that a Christian minister is nothing more than flesh and blood? If so, then it would make sense that they could make a robot to do exactly what a Christian minister to others. Since people with that mindset would see no spiritual side to what ministers do , then creating an automated priest would do the exact same thing.

A priest is someone who comes between God and man and represents man for his best interests. The Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Episcopalian denominations have priests. How could a robot actually an intermediary between God and man?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/robot-priest-can-beam-light-10523678

Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal basic income at Harvard speech

The concept of a guaranteed income has been around for a while. The Swiss  considered it. The Finns tried it in small measure. The Communists abandoned it. It never worked, but apparently there are people who want to see it working a capitalist context. What evidence is there that it will work this time?

Soderbergh seems to believe that people have a guaranteed income, they would be willing to take risks to try new business ideas. Some may do so. Some may simply game the system. And others might simply continue to seek after losing ventures. After all, there would be little risk in failure.

Now that we are establishing healthcare as a universal right, as wrong is that may be, here are now ideas of how to establish other lights , such as guaranteed income.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/mark-zuckerberg-calls-for-universal-basic-income-at-harvard-speech.html

Katy Perry SEAL Smackdown: A turning point on celebrity blather?

Katy Perry said some stupid things this week about how loving everyone will stop Islamic terrorists in their tracks. This Navy Seal has a great comeback for that.

But beyond that it makes you wonder Why such things are even said in the first place. After all, we know that the Navy SEALs comment is more true than Katy Perry’s comment.

I believe it is because, in some questions, there is great peer pressure to conform. It seems to be very prominent in Hollywood. The fanbase seems to be extremely liberal, so the actors and actresses want to appease their fans. They know that if they speak differently on this topic , they will be ostracized. That doesn’t make it right, but it does make me wonder if they believe the kinds of things that they say to the public.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/does_the_katy_perry_seal_smackdown_mark_a_turning_point_on_celebrity_blather_.html