Reg: What’s the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can’t have babies?Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.Reg: It’s symbolic of his struggle against reality.Monty Python the Life of Brian 1979
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Snark concerning the Bruce Caitlyn not withstand lets cut to the chase and deal with the principles here that actually matter.
1. Bruce Jenner is a free American. He has earned what he has through a lot of hard work. If he has the delusion that he is a woman, wants to be treated as a woman, chooses to use the wealth he has earned over the years to pay for expensive surgery to remove & insert different anatomical parts to present himself as a woman, chooses to take hormones to produce feminine physical changes and wishes to be called “Caitlyn” all to support said delusion (or even make a buck off it) that’s his business
If this was just some avg schmuck with more money than he can spend instead of a world-famous Olympic champion this would just be another rich eccentric able to find people willing to support or enable their delusions for a price.
2. If Bruce Jenner dressed like Napoleon, choose to speak only French, surgically reduced his height and paid people around him to shout: “Vive l’empereur!” wherever he went around would not change the neutral objective fact that is is not Napoleon. Likewise no amount of hormones, dress up or even altering a birth certificate will change the objective fact that Bruce Jenner is male any more than a delusion he was a vampire would be objectively real if he had his incisors sharpened into points, only came out at night, slept in a coffin and ran away at the sight of the Crucifix.
Barbara McMannon nailed it in this tweet concerning the Vanity Fair Cover:
main thought about #CaitlynJenner is not always going to have vanityfair makeup lighting photographer photoshopping … goodluck with that
— Barbara McMahon (@southsalem) June 2, 2015
3. While as a free American I acknowledge Mr. Jenner’s right to live his delusion and the right of others to, for whatever reason, play along with it, I insist on my right as a free American to not to go along with it. I further insist on my right as a free American to publicly state the objective provable fact Mr. Jenner is not in fact a woman named Caitlyn.
As I’ve said over and over again about Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular, the reason to believe it & act accordingly is because it’s true.
4. Any attempt by the current cultural elites to enforce a subjective opinion upon society to replace an objective fact is dishonest and dishonorable. Any attempt to compel said opinion on any individual or on society by law is oppression.
Since the days of old there has been money to be made & power to be had from a spectacle if it draws click or sells magazines there are those that will take advantage of it and there has been nothing that has been more of a spectacle than the Bruce Jenner “Caitlyn” business. But I see those trying to convince me that “Caitlyn” Jenner is a man for their own purposes no differently than this:
I refuse to dance for a bunch of flim flam artists out to scoop up the gullible.
Update: Jazz Shaw makes a valid point here:
Any citizen in the United States can legally change their name through a variety of available methods and I don’t consider it my place to question their choice. Like many other things we shall discuss here today, I consider it a matter of free speech. If the guy wants to be called Chelsea and files the appropriate paperwork, so be it. Chelsea it is. But to the best of my knowledge, Bruce Jenner has not taken those steps yet. If and when he does I shall be happy to call him Caitlyn or whatever else he chooses.
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