David Cole’s title, above, on Takimag.com is brilliant. What he writes about on November 5, 2019, I have pointed out months before (not to one-up him, it’s just a matter of what is uppermost on our minds when we write). On June 20, 2017, I posted “Compelled Speech Comes To Canada.” That was actually the title of Jordan Peterson’s objection to Canada’s Bill C-16.
OTTAWA, June 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s Senate passed the Justin Trudeau Liberals’ transgender rights bill unamended this afternoon by a vote of 67 to 11, with three abstentions. The bill adds “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and to the Criminal Code’s hate crime section. With the Senate clearing the bill with no amendments, it requires only royal assent in the House of Commons to become law. Critics warn that under Bill C-16, Canadians who deny gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training.
Lawyer D. Jared Brown said, “Mandating use of pronouns requires one to use words that are not their own that imply a belief in or agreement with a certain theory on gender,” he added. “If you try to disavow that theory, you can be brought before the Human Rights Commission for misgendering (‘yet another new word for the postmodern lexicon of idiocy’) or potentially find yourself guilty of a hate crime. To sum up, on the subject of gender, we’re going to have government-mandated speech.”
Those who refuse to go along could be “brought before the federal tribunal,” Brown said. If the tribunal assesses a penalty such as a fine or “non-monetary remedy, such as a cease and desist order or an order to compel them to do something,” and the person refuses, “they will find themselves in contempt of court and prison is the likely outcome of that process until they purge the contempt,” he added. I HAVE TOTAL CONTEMPT OF COURT ABOUT THIS; I DARE THEM TO “PURGE” IT FROM ME. I’D BETTER NOT VISIT CANADA.
Inconceivable that “gender theory” can be compelled? Nope, not if you understand the lust for power, the t(y)ranny, that motivates such idiocy. David Cole sums it up: Why are trannies all of a sudden so damn important? Conservatives sometimes speak of trannyism as a cult, but they get it backwards. They write as if it’s the trannies who are in the cult. No, the trannies are a tool to put us in a cult, a process that starts by changing our names. Name changes “help effect a psychological ‘death’ to the old ego-persona.” A good cult leader always begins by assigning initiates a new name. So, now we’re all named “cis.” We’re no longer “normal,” we’re “cis.” We’ve been renamed. Why? Because to the left–THE SPIRIT OF TOTALITARIANISM– it’s all about seeing how much we’re willing to take. If they can make us accept a new name, they can pretty much make us do anything.
Feminism was supposed to be about making sure men don’t get to “control” women. Yet what greater control is there than the power to determine who is a woman? It’s no longer about “our bodies, our rights.” It’s about “if a man says he’s a woman, he’s a woman. Now shut up.” There is a prison cliché about how on your first day behind bars you’re supposed to beat up the biggest, toughest brute in the yard. Take out the most feared enforcer, and the joint is yours? It works, at least in identity politics. The feminists got knocked cold. This big, bossy demographic that has money and votes, and comprises the core of the Democrat base, has been laid flat. As men in lipstick dominate one female sport after another, women are sitting there and taking it like good little girls.
In February 2019, pro-tranny radical feminist Sophie Lewis explained in a New York Times op-ed why American feminists have properly caved to the trans agenda, while British feminists have proven resistant. American women, Lewis stated, have been “pummeled” into submission. Yes, she said “pummeled.” Beaten. And she wrote of the “pummeling” as a good and necessary thing that forced American feminists to see the light regarding trannies.
Lewis used the acronym TERF, which stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. That’s another example of the power of labeling. In reality, biological women who don’t hate being women are just….women! By coining the TERF acronym, or by the use of the prefix CIS, the trans ideologues try to make normality into a cult. She writes, “in Britain, TERFs are a powerful force. If, in the United States, the mainstream media has been alarmingly (really?) ready to hear ‘both sides’ on the question of trans people’s right to exist, in Britain, TERFs have effectively succeeded in framing the question of trans rights entirely around their own concerns: that is, how these rights for others could contribute to ‘female erasure.’ Many prominent figures in British journalism and politics have been TERFs; British TV has made a sport of endlessly hosting their lurid rudeness and styling it as courage; British newspapers seemingly never tire of broadsides against the menace of ‘gender ideology’.” At least the Brit media is good for something!
A feminist “intellectual” said women need to be beaten into accepting trannyism. And she said it in The New York Times. And nobody objected to terminology that, in any other context, would be seen as promoting violence against women. Hence the left’s use of trannies to destroy the feminist will. Feminism is a tactic, but in the end, even the harpies need to submit. The state needs to know that it can break the will of every identity group, even leftist-friendly ones. If the state can make us accept that a man is a woman, if they can make us redefine ourselves with a new name that means “not tranny,” then they can make us accept anything.
However, if that op-ed gives the impression that the tranny movement in Britain is weak, there are plenty of exceptions: the young student being browbeaten and then expelled from school because he dared insist that men and women are different (teacher pointing his finger, “this is an inclusive school!”), the whole girls class being locked out of their school because they wore skirts in defiance of the “unisex” dress code. THE SPIRIT OF TOTALITARIANISM SAYS, “YOU WILL COMPLY, OR YOU WILL BE ERASED.”