Silly olympics, updated.

Among the many hilarious and absurd skits that Monty Python’s Flying Circus is known for, one of my favorites was the Silly Olympics. Some of the events were 100 meter dash for people lacking a sense of direction (the gun goes off and they run in every direction), 200 meter freestyle for people who can’t swim (gun goes off and they dive in a sink), 3,000 meter steeplechase for people who think they are chickens (they lay eggs on the track and get atop  the hurdles and crow)and my personal favorite, marathon for incontinence. The gun goes off to start the race, and the runners take off, only to detour en masse to the first conveniently placed bathroom. If you think that’s silly, it’s nothing compared to Twitter. Recently, Twitter banned a woman for saying “a man is not a woman.” As if that wasn’t silly enough, the platform threatened bans for anyone “misgendering” or “deadnaming”. What are those heinous offenses? Using the “wrong” pronoun, defined as the pronoun for a person’s birth and chromosomal sex rather than the sex they identify as (ex. Him for a man at birth who later identifies as a woman) and using the given or birth name rather than the name chosen after sex-appearance altering surgery. Notice I do NOT use the idiotic term “sex reassignment surgery” since sex is neither assigned nor reassigned. What unbelievable hubris that mere mortals, who have never created life–giving birth doesn’t count since that is God’s creating–dare to talk about a person’s sex as something that is “assigned “!

If MPFC’s Silly Olympics were re-imagined for 2018, what events might we see? Replacing the speed event, the 100 meters, would be tweeting “I will not misgender a deadname 100 times. Fastest to 100 wins. Replacing the 200 meter freestyle swim would be soaking 200 iPhones of Twitter deadnaming casualties. Extra points for drowning the owners. Replacing the 3,000 meter steeplechase would be chasing down actual chickens while blindfolded. Points only awarded if a competitor catches and identifies the gender of a chicken. Since the incontinence marathon is my favorite, we keep it, except that instead of men’s and women’s, any and every gender will compete together, and all will use the same bathroom. Anyone, regardless of gender, who can hold it in for the entire marathon wins automatically, no matter how many are able. If no one is able, fastest time wins.

I am trying to be absurd, but compared to what is actually going on with regards to the trans agenda, my Olympics can’t compete. Recently, the women’s center at university of Idaho had an identity crisis. Victoria Dilone, one of their blog writers, said she was notified over email about the removal of her post from Lysa Salsbury, director of the Women’s Center. Her post was the truth about Margaret Sanger and the eugenics movement she was part of which gave rise to Planned Parenthood. “On more than one occasion, your personal views have been in direct conflict with one of the fundamental principles and tenets of feminism — that of choice,” Salsbury wrote in a Nov. 20 email to Dilone. Did I say identity crisis? Ms. Dilone’s post was factual and erudite, but when “choice” clashes with truth, truth is the casualty. That’s especially true when it comes to the trans express. Salisbury upbraded Ms. Dilone for daring to say “men can’t become women.” Salisbury said “sex is not due to anatomy or chromosomes.” What, pray tell, is it due to?

Dilone uploaded her original post the same day, entitled “The Birth Control Pill: An Unethical and Eugenic History,” on her own blog website. When the Women’s Center re-posted the article on Dec. 4, blog administrators explained the initial removal of the post was due to an error. No additional changes were made to the post once it had been reuploaded, Dilone said. The National Students for Life of America blog posted a story Dec. 2 regarding the initial removal. “The University of Idaho is in Moscow, Idaho, but the authoritarian mindset of the Women’s Center director fits better with Moscow, USSR,” wrote Matt Lamb, author of the blog. According to Dilone, Salsbury barred her from addressing any “hot button” issues in her final two blog posts, which will be completed in accordance to her internship with the Women’s Center. In a Nov. 15 email, Salsbury said readers would “not accept or be comfortable with” Dilone’s idea to write about diversity of Pro-Life movements. I must be mistaken, didn’t this very same person say “fundamental principles and tenets of feminism — that of choice”? I guess choice is being redefined, like so many other words.

The bottom line here is that falsehood in the service of an agenda hates debate, hates truth, hates dissent. That’s how you know it’s an agenda!

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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