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Whistleblower, Whose Complaint has all but Unraveled, Seeks to Answer Lawmakers Questions in Writing Rather than in Person

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Citing “people who are familiar with the matter,” The Wall Street Journal reports that the whistleblower, whose complaint sparked the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, really doesn’t feel comfortable about testifying before Congress in person. His or her attorneys have asked lawmakers if their client might instead answer questions in writing. So far, there has been no response.

The source said the whistleblower’s attorneys fear that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee would leak their client’s identity. Republicans can be so untrustworthy.

Several ideas have been tossed around about how to protect the whistleblower’s anonymity such as having him or her “appear remotely and using technology like voice modulation software to conceal his identity.”

Other ideas involve the use of secure rooms called Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, or SCIFs. The source said that “while those rooms are available on Capitol Hill, appearing there likely would pose additional challenges to protecting the whistleblower’s anonymity given the number of people, especially reporters, in the halls of Congress. One alternative that has been discussed is using a SCIF at an executive branch agency, people familiar with the matter said.”

A former congressional intelligence official who worked on whistleblower issues told the Journal that he “could recall no precedent for such steps” because “there had never been a whistleblower complaint as high-profile as” this one.

The Democrats’ mollycoddling of the whistleblower stands in sharp contrast to their Stalinesque treatment of the President. This is BS. When an individual tries to bring down a sitting President of the United States, throwing the government into turmoil, the least they can do is appear in person.

Moreover, the whistleblower’s complaint is on life support. Many of the whistleblower’s claims and the interpretations spun by eager liberal commentators have been discredited.

First, we were told there were eight references to Biden during President Trump’s July 25th conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Turns out there were three.

Next, the media breathlessly reported that a ‘promise’ had been made, there was a quid pro quo. There was no promise, no quid pro quo.

The document also claimed that “by mid-May, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker sought to “contain the damage” from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s outreach to Ukraine.” Text messages from Volker to Giuliani have since shown that to be false. Even ABC News has acknowledged this. They reported, “The State Department has confirmed that Volker put Giuliani in touch with Zelensky adviser Andriy Yermak at Yermak’s request.”

The whistleblower claimed that White House officials were so shocked by the call that it was stored on a special, separate server. It turned out that the use of this server has become common practice in the Trump administration for a valid reason. Early in his presidency, the contents of Trump’s conversations with leaders from Mexico and Australia were leaked to the media.

Then, we heard that the whistleblower had been in touch with Adam Schiff’s staff members before the complaint was submitted.

Until yesterday, the most stunning detail we’d heard was The Federalist’s Sean Davis’ report that only days before the complaint was filed, the intelligence community had quietly eliminated the “requirement that whistleblower complaints contain only direct, first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing allegations.” This change allowed the whistleblower to file a complaint based on hearsay information.

On Thursday, we learned that the whistleblower likely worked with Biden during his vice presidency. A retired CIA officer told The Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.” The Examiner reported:

As an experienced CIA official on the NSC with the deep knowledge of Ukraine that he demonstrated in his complaint, it is probable that the whistleblower briefed Biden and likely that he accompanied him on Air Force Two during at least one of the six visits the 2020 candidate made to the country.

A former Trump administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said Biden’s work on foreign affairs brought him into close proximity with the whistleblower either at the CIA or when he was detailed to the White House.

“This person, after working with Biden, may feel defensive towards him because he feels [Biden] is being falsely attacked. Maybe he is even talking to Biden’s staff,” the former official said. “Maybe it is innocent, maybe not.”

It’s obvious to all that the impeachment inquiry is based on a political dirty trick. And we no longer need to concern ourselves with maintaining the whistleblower’s anonymity. In fact, his identity should be revealed. He should answer questions in front of the American people and face the President whom he is accusing.

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Sen. Joni Ernst Piledrives Pelosi After House Speaker Takes Shot at Her Over How Elections Should Be Decided

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CNN asked Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) earlier this week about whether or not she felt Trump acted inappropriately in the July call with Ukrainian president Zelensky. Instead of playing CNN’s “gotcha” games, Ernst took a wait and see approach, stating she needed to see all the facts first when the time comes for the Senate to play their part instead of just relying on (biased) media reports.

Watch:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took issue with Ernt’s comments, and chided Republicans like Ernst for having the audacity to want to see all information first before drawing any definitive conclusions. Here’s what Pelosi tweeted out Thursday:

The irony of Nancy Pelosi talking about how elections should be decided by Americans rubbed Ernst the wrong way, and she absolutely let Pelosi have it:

I believe that was the Iowa equivalent of “bless your heart.”

Ernst is right. Prominent Republicans in the House are making it clear this is a show trial/”clown show” type of impeachment inquiry because they’ve seen more of the evidence and witness testimony, in spite of the fact that they’ve deliberately been excluded from large parts of the process because Pelosi won’t hold an actual floor vote on an inquiry.

Senators don’t have access to all of the same information yet, even though they’ll get their chance soon enough the way everything appears to be going.

Democrats have spent the entirety of Trump’s time in office – and even before he was elected – crafting ways for him to be impeached. They’ve used the threat of impeachment as a political tool to settle their political differences with Republicans and Trump. Impeachment was not meant to be used for that purpose. That’s what elections are for.

Pelosi, who this time around is leading the impeachment effort and who called for the inquiry before the actual transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky was even released, is the very last person who should be lecturing anyone on how elections should be decided.

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No Big Deal, Just Beto O’Rourke Saying He’ll Punish Churches If They Don’t Support Same-Sex Marriage

This is an object lesson in why believing liberals will ever say “ok, we got what we want, that’s enough” is a sucker’s bet.

We really aren’t that far removed from gay marriage being made legal and everyone on the left assuring us that that it’s just a crazy-pants, conspiracy theory to fear that punishing Christians for their beliefs would be the next step. It feels like an eternity, but it’s only been five years.

The transgender issue seems to have rejuvenated every aspect of the left’s radicalism in this arena though. Over the past several years, we’ve seen widespread support for genital mutilation, giving kids hormone blockers, and letting small children “choose” their gender. “Trans-kids” have been celebrated by major news outlets.

Beto O’Rourke wants to let the gay lobby now he hasn’t forgotten them though and last night he made one of the most chilling statements I’ve ever heard from an American politician, at least since I’ve been alive.

Think about how dangerous this is. Beto O’Rourke wants to be the arbiter of what religious institutions can believe or not. This is something you’d expect to see in Maoist China, not the United States.

And perhaps you could brush this off as Beto just being a clown. He’s not going to be the nominee after all. But nope, the crowd erupted in cheers. This isn’t some fringe idea on the left, it’s an issue they’ve been hinting at for years and are finally feeling comfortable to embrace at the forefront.

Worse is the lack of pushback from CNN, which shows just how pervasive this idea is. Why even ask this question in the first place as if it’s legitimate? And you’d think a news network would at least challenge the candidates on the religious freedom issues at play. Instead, Don Lemon reads it and responds as if he’s fully supportive of the idea, and no doubt he is.

In the end, I’m skeptical how much these town halls really matter. I wish this kind of craziness was definitive in shifting public opinion, but nothing ever seems to matter as much as we think it does. I also don’t know what’s going to happen with impeachment and Donald Trump. What I do know is that it’s insanity like this that makes him viable in 2020 when many other people in his position would have already folded. He should hit back at this hard.

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Unsolicited Advice: He’s Never Going To Marry You

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Welcome to Unsolicited Advice, the column where I dispense advice to people who never asked for it and don’t know who I am. Last week I “helped” an angry feminist deal with feeling invisible. This week I mined Reddit’s r/relationships forum and found a desperate plea from a 45 year old woman who said she was feeling frustrated after 15 years of a live-in relationship that was not moving towards marriage. She said she had approached the subject often over the years but he repeatedly said he did not wish to marry. “How do I get him to marry me?”, she asked.

The response was so swift and heavy that she deleted the request and ghosted the room before I had a chance to link to it. However, her letter was a dilemma I’ve seen over and over amongst my female friends over the years. I’ve seen so many women (not all, but many) move in with their boyfriends in hopes that it will lead to a marriage proposal, only to end up frustrated and confused after years of waiting. So, if you find yourself in the same situation as Reddit Ghost here is some unsolicited advice I’ve been saving up for just such an occasion.

If a man tells you who he is, listen to him.

If your live-in boyfriend tells you he doesn’t want to get married, he means he doesn’t want to get married. If upon the first meeting some attractive, boyfriend-material dude tells you, “I’m not a great boyfriend”, don’t fool yourself into thinking you’ll be the one person to change him. Just believe him.

Change comes where change is demanded.

If you’ve been living with your boyfriend for 15 years hoping for a marriage proposal, you haven’t demanded change. You’ve simply accepted the status quo. If there is anything a man prefers most in a relationship it is the status quo. Even the best of men would be happy to let things coast as long we agree to it.

There is a silent negotiation that takes place between men and women in their romantic encounters. It isn’t what we demand verbally that moves a man, but rather what we demand with our countenance and our presence. When we behave like women who know their worth, men rise to that level to earn our worth. When we behave like beggars, men treat us like beggars. There is a nonverbal conversation that alerts the male partner to the fact that this is a woman who can only be won by giving her the thing he values most – his life. It is that response that tells a woman this is a man she can offer the privilege of letting in to her own life. It’s a back and forth, a dance that can end in a lifetime commitment that is desirable and ultimately fulfilling.

Too many women like our Reddit Ghost think the dance is irrelevant, perhaps even outdated. They want to skip over the hard (but arguably most fun) part and go straight to the life long commitment. For most men that’s a red flag even if they don’t say so out loud. It tells them you aren’t willing to do the hard things in order to get what you want from the relationship and then he acts accordingly.

Our Reddit Ghost loves her partner. She only wants to spend her life with him and that is understandable. The heart wants what the heart wants. But the heart is also very, very dumb. A woman sure about what she wants is willing to follow her head instead of her dumb heart. She’s willing to risk loss. Reddit Ghost isn’t willing to do the hard thing to get what she wants…leave. Her partner knows this. He is perfectly comfortable turning down her requests for marriage because he knows it won’t matter. Nothing will change. She’ll still be there in the morning.

Status. Quo.

So, ladies like Reddit Ghost, how do you get him to marry you?

You don’t. If you are not getting what you need out of this relationship you must leave. How many women have wasted the best and most fertile years of their lives waiting on a man to “come around”? If the people in my life have been any indication – tons. Don’t be like Reddit Ghost. Don’t waste the best years of your life hoping that he’ll just one day wake up and realize the only missing piece in his life is a wedding ring. While he’s coasting, your prospects are getting further and further away. If you want to bear a family one day, this should be a serious consideration. It isn’t fashionable to say such things aloud these days but that is the harsh, biological truth. Don’t throw away your chance to bear children (if that’s what you want) in the hopes that you can change him.

I think most men find a way to tell women who they are when they first get involved. I think most of us prefer to ignore the warnings. We’ve all seen the romantic comedies where the kind, plain, simple girl snags the hot-headed playboy billionaire and he falls so madly in love with her that gives up his old ways and makes an honest woman of her. We all want to be the “special” woman who changes that stubborn man. It’s a victory of sorts.

We don’t change men. Men are simply prompted to change themselves when they see something they want and can’t have without that change. Sitting around for 15 years won’t prompt change, but it will build resentment.

Marriage is a big ask. It’s not like you’re asking for more date nights or a flower arrangement once in a while. This is serious stuff. It requires a serious resolve. He’s shown he doesn’t have this resolve in his refusal to offer marriage, and you’ve shown you don’t have the resolve in your unwillingness to do what’s difficult in favor of having what you know you deserve. It’s a dead end.

If you are Reddit Ghost, cut your losses and figure out why it is you allowed yourself to be in a dead-end relationship for so long. When you figure that out, you’ll start emitting the type of energy that attracts likeminded men. The silent negotiation will happen naturally.

He’s not going to marry you. Leave. Cry your tears. Move on. You deserve what you’re asking for.

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Blizzard/Netease Vowed to Protect Chinese “National Dignity” In Wake of Punishing Pro-Hong Kong Player

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Things are already bad enough for the video game company, Blizzard. After banning an e-sports championship player for making a pro-Hong Kong statement, and even firing the two commentators who conducted the interview with him, many have been turning on the developer.

(READ: Blizzard Entertainment Suspends Player From Championships After He Voices Support For Hong Kong Protests)

Now, news has surfaced that may just make the problem even worse.

According to IGN, once the player, Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung, was suspended from the championship, an official Blizzard account on the Chinese social media platform Weibo issued a statement. IGN translated the statement to English:

We express our strong indignation [or resentment] and condemnation of the events that occurred in the Hearthstone Asia Pacific competition last weekend and absolutely oppose the dissemination of personal political ideas during any events [or games]. The players involved will be banned, and the commentators involved will be immediately terminated from any official business. Also, we will protect [or safeguard] our national dignity [or honor].

It should be known that this account is run in conjunction with Blizzard’s Chinese publishing partner “Netease.” At this time, it’s unclear if this is an official statement from Blizzard, or if Netease issued this statement on its own, without the consent of the parent company.

IGN has reached out to Blizzard for clarification, but Blizzard has yet to respond.

In fact, Blizzard has yet to make any response to any of the controversies it’s currently embroiled in.

While it could be said that Netease is only a publishing partner, and the statement was made strictly from their end on a Chinese government-run social media network, and acted without the go-ahead of Blizzard, it’s still an official Blizzard account and no action has been taken against the statement from the parent company.

It’s unlikely any action will be taken at this point. It’s clear that Blizzard is concerned with its reputation within the Chinese market, and deleting this statement would look very bad for them to Chinese officials.

No matter how you slice it, Blizzard is bowing to China’s “national dignity.”

RedState will keep you updated in the event Blizzard releases a statement or takes any action.

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This Groveling Apology Shows Why Chris Cuomo Owns the Nickname Fredo

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We have reached a stage where mental illness and wokeness have combined to create a perfect storm of utterly stupid behavior. The mental illness here is the wave of transgenderism that has gone from being nuts to being fashionable within the lifecycle of a fruit fly. The wokeness part of it is the notion that you can demand other people use whatever pronouns you wish to describe you. The perfect storm of stupid behavior hit Fredo Cuomo last night like a ballpeen hammer on the forehead.

At the Democrat forum on exotic sexual proclivities, Kamala Harris was interviewed by Fredo about her views on adultery…sorry, that was a joke…about her policies in regards to the alphabet folks should the nation have the misfortune to elect her as president. This is her intro:

Actually, that’s pretty funny. You’ve heard the saying that the cop never thinks it is as funny as you do? Well,the people who said that had never encountered angry alphabet people.

[Raises hand]

[uhhhh…yeah they are]

Instead of powering through it with a ‘lighten up, Francis’ moment–it isn’t like CNN’s ratings could be hurt and Cuomo’s job wouldn’t be in jeopardy due to his family name–Cuomo acted just like Fredo after Mo Greene whipped his a**.

This is both sad and pathetic. But it is a metophor for the current age and I suppose we just have to deal with it.

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Nobel Prize Committee Snubs Greta Thunberg, Awards Peace Prize To Someone Else

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After a powerful and emotional speech in front of the United Nations in September, there was a lot of speculation that the Nobel Prize committee was looking at Greta Thunberg as a potential recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace.

However, the committee ended up choosing someone other than the child-turned-environmentalist hero for the prize, giving it to Ethopian leader Abiy Ahmed Ali.

Ali’s prize comes after he successfully negotiated a peace deal that would stop violence at his nation’s border, bringing peace to his nation.

Speculation on Thunberg came after she made veiled threats of global revolution if the United Nations did nothing about the global climate crisis. It’s currently unclear how such threats may have affected her chances at a prize designed to celebrate peace.

The awarding of the prize to Ali will likely have no effect on Thunberg, a young child on the autism spectrum who advocates for the climate change movement, it is a serious blow to the psychotic death cult that has turned her into the golden calf they can worship and hide behind when they face criticism of pushing a crisis that has yet to manifest in any meaningful way, and whose previously touted “science” has yet to produce a single successful prediction.

The cult that has adopted her as their god has shown no signs of letting her be free to be an actual child who can enjoy life, instead opting to continue to fill her head with fear of climate disaster and a loathing for the developed world. They may also be seeking an early start on the 2020 Nobel Prize.

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Protests Outside Trump Rally Turn Violent, Trump Supporter Attacked, Police Threatened, Have to Use Pepper Spray

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President Donald Trump held a packed rally Thursday night in Minneapolis, Minnesota and enthusiastic supporters were out in force.

About 20,000 were in the building with more outside, with the line starting two days before, with Dan Nelson hoping to get a front-row seat. “My company went from stagnant to growing and from no bonus to bonus. With the tax cuts alone, my check has gone up. People are getting better raises than before,” Nelson explained.

The line was massive.

According to one supporter, it started at Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s office.

Trump touched on familiar themes, but also charged up the crowd to win Minnesota in 2020.

He also hit on Joe Biden in his speech, proposing a new t-shirt idea – Where’s Hunter? – a reference to Joe Biden’s son, the source of controversy over deals done in Ukraine and China while Biden was Vice President.

As electric as it was inside the building, outside the building it was chaotic, with protesters harassing the police, calling them “pigs” and trying to incite them. At least one officer reportedly had to use pepper spray on threatening people. They also burned MAGA hats. Multiple arrests were made.

They even attacked and chased one Trump supporter, after one person shouted, “There’s a Nazi!”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was particularly disgusted by the display outside. He condemned the leftists trying to intimidate people.

From Fox News:

Civilians, he said, are “consistently being intimidated” and are being asked to “cower” to what he characterized as a “new, socialist regime.”

“This approach toward anarchy continues to run amok. We cannot afford that in the greatest democracy on Earth.”

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Protests Outside Trump’s Electric MN Rally Turn Ugly: ‘There’s a Nazi Over There’

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President Trump did it again. He knocked it out of the ball park last night. The excitement and the emotion inside the Target Center was palpable. I planned to watch it for ten minutes and did not turn it off. He connected with his audience from the get-go. The faces of supporters seated behind Trump told the story, from their smiles and nods of agreement to their frowns when he talked about the impeachment inquiry. The crowd gets the feeling he would rather be there with them than doing just about anything else. And that cannot be faked.

Trump honored police officers during the rally, inviting them up on the stage and offering heartfelt praise for all that they do. Police had been banned by the city of Minneapolis from wearing their uniforms to the rally, no doubt a dictate issued by the city’s rabid anti-Trump mayor. So the police union had red t-shirts made with a “Cops for Trump” logo emblazoned on them. The crowd was a sea of red last night.

The scene which unfolded outside of the arena was in sharp contrast to the rally. Hundreds of protestors had gathered to jeer and harass Trump’s supporters. Democrats and Antifa thugs shouted slurs at Trump supporters, some throwing urine. They threw bottles at police officers and their horses. They stole MAGA hats and lit them on fire.

As one man left the venue, a protestor shouted, “there’s a Nazi over there” and instigators began to punch and slap him until he managed to escape.

The harassment began prior to the event, as supporters were lining up outside the stadium. Police were forced to use pepper spray to control the demonstrators. Fox News reported one protester was “photographed pouring milk on his face to counter the effects of pepper spray.”

These thugs are trying to intimidate Trump’s supporters into not showing up for his rallies. ‘Gee, maybe I won’t go if I might be attacked by protestors.’ However, it appears their strategy may be backfiring and actually increasing the resolve of Trump’s fans.

Fox News correspondent Matt Finn reported from the scene last night. He spoke to Jason Chaffetz who was hosting the “Ingraham Angle.” He described an “intensifying scene” outside the rally. Here’s what he had to say.

People are throwing objects at police, calling them pigs… people have been in our faces all night long, there have been instigators, there have been a few characters who have sought to disrupt and to suppress media crews.

Chaffetz asked Finn what will happen when attendees leave the rally.

Finn replied:

That’s what we’re bracing for. There are police in riot gear. There is certainly a very large police presence here…there are some bad actors in this crowd tonight. We have experienced them. They have been vulgar, they’ve been jumping in front of our cameras, cursing at us…I have personally covered Trump rallies before and tonight I would say is right up there with some of the worst…Earlier there were over a thousand protestors here, now there are at least hundreds.

Chaffetz asked if Finn could give him a sense of what the protestors’ message was.

He answered:

We’re hearing some of their signature chants. Whose streets? Our streets. Shut it down…Our crew and our security identified what are probably members of Antifa. They have the handkerchiefs covering their mouths. We had to relocate several times throughout the night. We’re okay, but there were clearly times when the instigators were going to clearly interfere with our reports. And that’s their message, that they have come here tonight to shut it down. We saw one, maybe two fires, moments ago, what very much appeared to be MAGA hats on fire. We saw people cursing police, running at them, throwing all types of objects at them, and we’re still witnessing that right now. People are throwing bottles at police on horses. The horses are reacting. They’re backing off.

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The Transgender Craze: WTF?

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FILE – In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. Many LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump’s campaign promises to be their friend. With his move to ban transgender people from military service on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

According to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, gender dysphoria, or transgenderism, affects between 0.002% and 0.014 of the population at large.  In other words, it is extremely rare and it affects men more than women.  Given these stark statistics, it becomes obvious that something else is going on when it comes to the “trans craze.”

Depending on who you listen to, being transgender is either a most profound decision to live one’s life as they truly see it, or it is a mental affliction.  There is no disagreement that trans rights have jumped ahead of gay rights in the hierarchy of social justice activists.  The trans craze has even jumped over the Pokemon Go craze.

In Great Britain, many schools are facing a problem as many at private boy and girl schools are coming out as transgender or “non-binary.”  In a single year- 2018- almost 2,600 British school-age children were referred to a Gender Identity Service clinic.  These clinics provide services to trans kids, including hormonal treatments and surgery.

Some school administrators have noted that many of those who have come out as transgender are just trying to be cool or rebellious.  Others were just trying to be radical or were being influenced by older students and YouTube stars claiming to be transgender.   Unfortunately, they also noticed that many of those who have proclaimed their transgender status to the world happen to be vulnerable, particularly autistic.

Many of these students in Britain do not “follow through” on their transgender fallacy, but almost 2,600 have under the aegis of these Gender Identity Service clinics.  Hence, it may be easy to dismiss the trans craze as another manifestation of the rebelliousness of youth.  Everyone holds some cringeworthy beliefs from their childhood.  Twilight was all the rage not too long ago with a strange infatuation with vampirism.  And who can forget My Chemical Romance?  Part of growing up is learning how to test the boundaries and to see what you could get away with as you form a personality whether that includes the length, color or style of your hair, the clothes you wear, the music you listen to, the books you read, and the movies you watch.  But changing one’s gender on a whim was never part of that process, but is becoming so now.

The research shows that the trans craze is less real than it is a social contagion, according to researcher Lisa Littman at Brown University.  Her research has shown that children exposed to peers who have recently come out as transgender or exposure to social media stars have an increased tendency to declare their transgender status at some point.  Further, she showed that besides simply declaring themselves transgender, they are more likely to accept the dogma of the social justice movement.  They lashed out at heterosexual people, especially white males, tended to play “pronoun police” at home with their parents, and often referred to their parents as not “parents” but as “breeders.”  The research showed that the vocabulary sounded “wooden” and “scripted.”  There is a good reason for that observation: it is almost word-for-word from the trans activist movement.

Other researchers have referred to it as a “mass sociogenic illness” and have cautioned educators.  They are not heeding that advice.  In Australia, even though the book was on the shelves since 2014, only recently has anyone taken notice of these words from an author quoting a person in a book about transgenders:

From six up, I used to kiss other guys in my neighbourhood, make out with them, and perform oral sex on them. I liked it. I used to love oral. And I touched their you-know-whats. We were really young but that’s what we did.

Transgender awareness days are becoming more commonplace in preschools.  In Britain, transgender charities are promoting puberty-blocking hormonal therapy among educators to foist as a choice for children under the age of 12.  The taxpayer-funded BBC instructs viewers that there are now over 100 gender identities.  That “fact” has yet to be proven except in the mind of the transgender activists.  Humorously, one is called “genderf@!&” where it is acceptable to combine a beard with a padded bra.  What used to be called transvestism is now called normal.

Challenging transgender activism can be dangerous to your professional health.  Take the case of Mario Lopez who questioned whether a child of three could choose their gender.  Lopez was forced to apologize by the Twitter mob for making “ignorant and insensitive” remarks faster than you can say “Saved by the bell.”  Ironically, his “ignorance” and “insensitivity” were actually the truth and required no apology.  Can we first allow a child to tie their own shoes, learn the alphabet and add two-digit numbers before they “get to choose” their gender?

The big thing in education these days is teaching our children acceptance.  There is a huge difference between accepting diversity and encouraging children who cannot tie a shoelace to change their gender with hormone therapy or, in the extreme, genital mutilation.

Western civilization is no longer under the sway of religious morality.  There no longer is a right and a wrong.  Everything is permitted.  But parents and educators can be the arbiters of morality.  It may cost you a job or it may cost you the wrath of the Twitter lynch mob.  However, the consequences of rash gender reassignment and hormonal therapies may leave an even longer trail of people with a lifetime of regret and suicidal dead bodies.

For the sake of 0.002 to 0.014% of the population, will we look back on these times of transgender activism and cringe?  Will transgenderism be the new Twilight, mullet, or My Chemical Romance?

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