Friday, 29 April 2016

of unrest and truth

There is unrest over transgender people and most of it is coming from deeply conservative pockets of society where the notion of not fitting perfectly within a prescribed binary does sit well.

The problem is that many of these people are not well educated and tend to see things like homosexuality or being transgender as a conscious choice as well as an abomination before God. Some are even the types that, half a century ago, would go to church on Sunday and yet would have little trouble denying a black person the right to sit on the same bus or drink from the same water fountain.

In the southern United States it took a great deal of bloodshed to finally settle things and give some semblance of dignity to African Americans.

Our population is somewhat smaller and more fragile. We are not well organized or as united amongst ourselves so we cling to the LGBT umbrella for support even if it does not fit us entirely well. Without their assistance however, we would clearly be far worse off.

People fear what they do not comprehend or relate to so they invent explanations that suit their vision of how things should be. This applies even to so called academics like the Blanchardians who have created narratives to fill in the blanks where real and conclusive data should reside. Some of this is undoubtedly driven by personal and ideological agendas.

The truth cannot be altered but it can be omitted or twisted.

At some point, it always rises to the surface like oil floating on top of water and that is something that I am waiting to see because I know it’s inevitably coming.


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