J.K Rowling indicted by LGBT activists
Almost every war has a turning point, seen only in retrospect. We can look back at World War I and recognize the turning point as the Battle of the Bulge. For WW II, in the Pacific theater, it was the Battle of Midway.
Have we come to the turning point in the culture war?
A culture war in the West that began a century ago has been manifesting itself, since the 1960s, in the public arena. This is a battle at the level of ideas (paradigms), between the veracity of the Judeo-Christian worldview and the mendacity of atheism, in two editions—Modern and Postmodern. As with all worldview conflicts, the vision and ideals of the “winner” manifest themselves in laws and institutional policies.
One of the great challenges in the early 21st century is the growing application of postmodern ideology applied to human sexuality. I speak of “gender identity.” The postmodern denial of reason and reality has individuals believing they can determine their sex (or, as they put it, “gender”) through feelings and imagination. This ideology has changed not only personal and corporate behavior, but even laws, in support of “gender identity.”
Historian Daniel Boorstin warned,
We risk being the first people in history to have been able to make their illusions so vivid, so persuasive, so ‘realistic’ that they can live in them. We are the most illusioned people on earth. Yet we dare not become disillusioned, because our illusions are the very home in which we live; they are our news, our heroes, our adventure, our forms of art, our very experience.
His predictions have come true. Our delusion are substitutes for reality. Whole societies are living within the framework of illusions.
Have we reached a turning point?
But we may have come to a turning point, as witnessed in two personal stories, that of a little-known man named James Shupe, and that of the world famous writer J.K. Rowling. Their recent declarations have triggered shock waves in the gender-identity movement.
James Shupe is the first transgender (male to female) to achieve legal status as nonbinary. But eventually he came to recognize gender identity as a “psychologically harmful legal fiction” and successfully changed his legal status back to his sex at birth. Here’s what he has said about all this:
The charade of not being male, the legal fiction, it’s over. The lies behind my fictitious sex changes, something I shamefully participated in, first to female, and then to non-binary, have been forever exposed. A truthful accounting of events has replaced the deceit that allowed me to become America’s first legally non-binary person.
The legal record has now been corrected and LGBT advocates are no longer able to use my historic non-binary court order to advance their toxic agenda. … I am and have always been male. That is my biological truth, the only thing capable of grounding me to reality.
Note that Shupe has said that it was his biology that grounded him to reality. The tragedy, or should I say the wickedness, of gender-identity ideology is that it licenses people who may feel some gender confusion to cut themselves off from reason and reality, leaving them more confused and vulnerable than before.
Shupe’s confession has raised the ire of the LGBT movement. He who was a hero to the “Ts” when he won his petition for legal recognition as non-binary is now a villain to the whole LGBT movement.
What does J.K Rowling say?
The second person is the liberal icon J.K Rowling, creator of the world of Harry Potter. Her offense starts with the story of Maya Forstater , a little-known researcher and tax specialist at the Center for Global Development, a European-based international thinktank. Forstater critiqued the transgender movement on Twitter: “Sex is a biological fact & is immutable.” Later, she added, “There are two sexes. Men are male. Women are female. It is impossible to change sex. These were until very recently understood as basic facts of life.” In addition to her tweeting, she wrote to a co-worker: “I don’t think people should be compelled to play along with literal delusions like trans women are women.”
Because of what she had written she was seen as transphobic and was fired by her employer.
J.K Rowling, whose Harry Potter series is said to be the bestselling book series in history with 500 M copies sold, read what had happened to Forstater and wrote 14M Twitter followers:
Dress however you please.
Call yourself whatever you like.
Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.
Live your best life in peace and security.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill.
Rowling is a moral relativist, yet she recognized that reality exists. And she stood up for freedom of speech.
It’s one thing when folks like James Shupe and Maya Forstater speak their mind so bluntly. But J.K Rowling speaks with a large megaphone. Her comments not only made the news; they triggered a “nuclear” response.
The LGBT community labeled Forstater and Rowling “transphobic.” They mustered all the intolerance and tyranny of postmodernism against these women to destroy them. This in spite of Rowling’s historic support of the LGBT movement.
What did these three—Shupe, Forstater and Rowling—do? They spoke truth. They simply “called a spade a spade.”
For the postmodern world, feelings are sacred. Truth is relative, reason and reality don’t exist. To speak frankly and honestly without consideration of feelings is anathema.
Yet truth does not tailor itself to feelings. Sometimes speaking truth requires one to be blunt. To put it differently, clarity is a virtue!
Could the tide be turning on gender insanity?
If you know someone who struggling with “gender confusion,” come alongside them, walk with them, and lovingly help them to reconnect to reality.
- Darrow Miller