Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2: 18. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:22-24.
A big myth? Did womyn really come from man? Isn’t the Bible, especially the Old Testament, the work of the Patriarchy to deceive us?
The rest of this post is taken from Charles Norman, writing in Takimag.com, in a piece called Behind Transgenderism: Eminent Victorians celebrated a kind of transgenderism. In the late 19th century there was a profoundly influential gay socialist named Edward Carpenter. He was a founding member of the Fellowship of the New Life, which splintered off into the Fabian Society. The Fabians later founded the British Labor Party (I wonder if all those homosexual scandals were related). Carpenter believed gay men had their desires because they were female souls trapped in male bodies (and vice versa for lesbians). He borrowed from Karl Heinrich Ulrichs a metaphorical term for these types that he called Urnings (prior to Carpenter the closest word to “homosexual” that existed was the Biblical “Sodomite”). He said Urnings had been given a cosmic role to play in our coming utopia: Their androgynous temperament gave them insights into the emotional nature of both sexes. “It is probable,” he wrote, “that the superior Urnings will become, in affairs of the heart, to a large extent the teachers of future society.”
Norman continues: For Carpenter, the sexual and the socialist destinies were shared: Carpenter linked his sexual theorizing to his socialist politics and argued that inverts (homosexuals), far from being merely harmless, were uniquely positioned to lead the transformation of capitalist society into an egalitarian utopia. Now it seems the gay-socialist utopia is upon us. The former Democratic front-runner Elizabeth Warren brought Carpenter’s prophecies to life last week in a tweet: “Thank you, @BlackWomxnFor! Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy….“Socialists have finally exchanged the international proletariat for the international nonbinary as the backbone of their politics. Warren even celebrated a 9-year-old girl who claimed to be transgender at a recent town hall. In post-Christian America, neo-pagan religions such as the Gaia-worshiping forms of environmentalism or transgenderism fill a religious vacuum. Carpenter predicted this as well. He viewed the decline of Christianity as paving the way for the return of the ancient pagan religions: Once the “Civilization-period has passed away, the old Nature-religion…will come back.” Before Christianity, humans worshiped the powers of generation and the heavens above; in the coming utopia, “the meaning of the old religions will come back to Mankind.”
In some ways these alternative sexualities and genders are a return to the castration cults of the ancient world. The neo-gnostic Theosophists and anthroposophists of the 19th and early 20th century believed that early versions of humanity were hermaphroditic, that the male and female united in every individual. It was a modern version of the theory articulated by Aristophanes in Plato’s Symposium. Indeed, behind transgenderism is the ancient gnostic idea that your “real body” is different from your physical one. It can’t be a coincidence that the Wachowski brothers, directors of the most successful gnosticism-themed movie of all time (1999’s The Matrix), have since “transitioned” into women and are now the Wachowski sisters. They understood “taking the red pill” to mean comprehending that they were women.