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2018-11-05 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Social Issues , 137 references
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There are many who say you're an "islamaphobe" if you point this out.

They use that label just as they do "racism", as if all Muslims are the same.

They are not.

Islam is a political ideology first and foremost.  It does not at its core simply deal with worship.  It deals with secular behavior and demands sanction be applied if you do not kowtow to its demands.  It is no different than any of the other various political ideologies that have risen over the millennia that have made similar demands, murdering anyone who disagrees.  Waving a religious symbol in front of you while doing such a thing does not change the essential character of it.

There are certainly Muslims, many of them in fact, that consider the faith a means of prayer and invocation, along with a set of guideposts for their personal lives -- and nothing more.  But you'll note one glaring difference between Islam and other religions -- the others condemn or even outright expel those who take a secular behavior enforcement view of their faith -- the David Koresh's, as just one example of many.

The alleged "moderate" Islamic adherent does not.

This is not because some people within the faith might not want to, but because at its core within Islam are principles that make doing so impossible.  Mohammad took a child as a bride and slept with her at around the age of nine while he was approximately fifty years of age.  That makes him a monster by any contemporary standard under secular law.  Yet to declare same as a Muslim is to commit blasphemy, be expelled and risk having a sentence of death be pronounced upon you.  The EU has even ruled recently that pointing this fact out about the Islamic pedophile prophet out is unlawful and not protected as free speech.  Indeed I suspect this post, were it made from the EU, could expose me to criminal prosecution!

Let that sink in folks -- you cannot, in the EU, speak of the truthful nature of the Islamic faith's "face" -- that he was a pedophile who took a child as a bride that could not have, due to her age, freely consented.  To do so in the EU is to commit a crime because the EU has ruled that a religious adherent has a "right" not to have their faith and its founding practitioners questioned.

Unfortunately this leads to intractable division.  You don't hear Islamic sermons claiming that jihadists are in fact not Muslim and are insulting not only the faith but are apostates for to do so is to directly contradict the faith itself.  That's because doing so is considered blasphemy and in many jurisdictions that's a crime carrying a sentence of death even if your speech takes place somewhere else!

Some of the nations that have taken this political ideology as the predicate for their secular laws have nuclear weapons.  One of them is Pakistan.

A Christian woman who was acquitted by Pakistan's Supreme Court after spending eight years on death row for insulting Islam is still being held in an undisclosed location. Her release was delayed after negotiations failed between the government and an extremist religious group that is demanding she be killed.

Asia Bibi's sentence was reversed on Wednesday in Islamabad. Almost simultaneously, followers of a hard-line Pakistani religious group rushed onto major highways across the country to paralyze traffic in protest of the decision.

They called for Bibi to be killed, along with the three Supreme Court judges who issued the verdict. They also called on Pakistani military forces to disobey the army chief of staffs, accusing him of not being a Muslim.

These people are deadly serious.

They intend to, and demand, the murder of anyone who "insults" their religion which includes, according to the EU, making the truthful statement that their prophet was a pedophile.

Further, they demand the murder of any judge who upholds a secular principle of freedom of expression -- including the freedom not to worship and believe as they demand.

Wake up folks -- this is not a new problem.  It has traveled the world -- literally.  It was part and parcel of the Crusades.  It has driven wars over the period of roughly the last 1,000 years.  It will not go away by acquiescence, except complete submission to those who demand it.  Among those demands are secular and sexual slavery of women and children.

This is not a trivial problem to solve, and "kill them all and let God sort 'em out" is not likely to succeed either.  Certainly it hasn't with Afghanistan (both Russia and the US have tried and failed) nor anywhere else.  But to empower such people with trade, access to western technology and to permit them free access to civilized nations is literally insane when their base case demand is that you will behave according to their demands or they will cut your head off -- or worse.

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2018-10-23 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Social Issues , 149 references
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The Trump Administration may be F.O.S. in many regards but this is not one of them.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

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The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.

What Obama did in this regard was blatantly illegal.

Words mean things.  Title IX specifically uses the word sex.  Sex is an immutable characteristic determined at conception by the combination of X and Y chromosomes present in the zygote and onward.  It cannot be changed.

One can argue that "gender" is basically appearance, but then you get into a whole different set of debates, because appearance is voluntary.  Do I have a right not to be discriminated for (or against) on the basis of the length of my hair?  By whether I use make-up?  By whether I have one or more tattoos, where they are and what they display?

All of these are voluntary.

So is cutting off one body part and modifying another; breast augmentation, lip "enlargement" procedures and similar are also voluntary just as is cutting off one's penis and grafting on two sets of tissue that appear to be the same as a breast.

This all boils down to judges believing they can change laws they don't like, removing one word and inserting another to suit some desired social outcome.  There is no authority for a judge -- any judge -- to do that at any level including at the US Supreme Court.

The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into.

Nonsense.  One can dress as a woman and even augment their body to appear to be female and yet not be female.  You're not being "eradicated" or "dehumanized" in any way.  You are simply being told that scientific facts are not subject to your whim irrespective of whether you are happy with them on a personal level.

Title IX, incidentally, relates specifically to things like sports in publicly-funded educational settings.  It is being abused by the so-called "gender-benders" to allow boys and men to compete on women's teams, making a mockery of female athletics.  It is a fact that males have a number of physical advantages that are impossible for females to overcome.  Men and women are simply different; neither is better or worse than the other but the differences do express in real terms, especially (although certainly not exclusively!) in the physical realm.

This is not about  "discrimination" it is about facts.  Your sex is a fact; whether you're happy with that fact or not is what's really under discussion here, and whether your unhappiness obligates others to act in a certain way to accommodate your happiness or lack thereof.

Most people are unhappy to some degree about some aspect of their being.  It is the rare person indeed who is entirely pleased about all aspects of their physical, mental and emotional condition at any given instant and I think it's probably fair to say that there is nobody alive now or ever that has been happy with all three of those conditions on an unbroken basis throughout their life.

At the core this argument is one over whether someone's state of personal bliss or lack thereof carries with it a right to be "affirmed" for what one wishes was true but is factually not.  That sort of demand is outrageous and utterly indefensible.

It is perfectly reasonable to be unhappy with the sex one was conceived with.  However irrespective of such unhappiness there is nothing you can do about it.  You can alter your appearance to suit your desires and, if you believe it will make you happier then have at it.  But no matter what you do, even if you undertake surgery to permanently change your outward appearance your sex will remain as it was at your conception.

Simply put you have no right to demand that others accept a factual lie or allow you to privilege yourself predicated on said lie, backed up with the force of law.

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2018-10-17 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Social Issues , 205 references
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No, I'm not fighting this battle for you gals.

You demanded it.  You brought it on.  You're the ones waving the damned "CoExist" banner all over the place, you're the ones screaming about transgender "rights" and "equality" and you have begged for this crap.

Well now you got it:

On Sunday, two women competing in the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles wound up finishing second and third, losing to a biologically male Canadian professor who identifies as a woman.

Got it?

And "her" response when savaged all over Twatter?

Lots of transphobic bigots are responding to my world championship win saying that 'Next up, the paralympics.' Hey women, you realize that ALL of these people (many of them women) are comparing you to disabled people...right? Women = 'disabled men' they think. Wow. Offensive. pic.twitter.com/K5cbZgaOMc

Transphobic bigots?

**** you -- you're a man *******.

You're not a world anything except for a world-class *******.

I'm a mildly-competitive runner.  In the local races here I can sometimes place and even win my age group.  It depends on who shows up on a given day.  I'm no world-class athlete by any stretch of the imagination so if I travel to somewhere that has a nice mix of  competitive men in my age division I find a whole lotta dudes that are my age and beat me with a wet noodle.

But there are damn few women my age who can run anywhere near the pace I can hold.  In fact there aren't that many women 20 years younger than I who can beat me.  Oh sure, when you get into the olympic-class folks there are lot of them but in the "I like to run" group -- not so much.

That's not because I'm such hot stuff, it's simply because I'm a male.  I have testosterone on my side and it matters.  It's why dudes juice; they are after that "extra" that testosterone provides.  And that's exactly why "juicing" is banned among competitive sports -- it's dangerous among other things and it's considered cheating.

Well, if it's cheating to stick a needle in my arm it's also cheating to use a pair of balls to obtain it in a field of women who have no balls.

That's not "transphobic" it's fact.  This ******* is not a woman, he's a pretender.  He's a he and has no business competing in a field of women and it matters not whether he "declares" himself a girl or whatever -- even if he cuts off his nuts, which he hasn't, because the benefits of said testosterone over his lifetime remain.

My testosterone level isn't what it was 20 or 30 years ago -- I'm sure of it.  Yet the fact remains that as men get older and our testosterone levels fall we still beat the gals of our same age.  It's just the way it is -- we had the benefit of it for all those years and that benefit never entirely goes away.

Women, you need to cut the **** and stand up, telling these ****heads to cut it out or you'll cut it off.

I, as a man, would be more than happy to get into this fight for and with you but you're the ones who have told me to back off, shut up and sit down over the last 20+ years -- that I'm a bigot if I don't "understand" the transgender thing, that I'm a "transphobe" if I don't want to date some dude who stuffs his shirt and tapes down his dick -- or who went even further and chopped one thing off and grafted on another.

Sorry chicks, I'm not a bigot - - I just like women exactly as if you're a heterosexual woman you like men!

Real men.  Men who were born with a penis and pair of testicles.  Men and women think differently.  Our brains are wired differently from birth and there's not a damn thing I or anyone else can do about it.  You know damn well I'm right about this and that difference shows up in everything -- not just in physical attributes but in the mental and emotional realms as well.  If I wanted or thought it was ok to be with a dude in any of those realms I'd be gay or bi -- but I'm not.

I didn't choose to be heterosexual it's just how I am and I'm not going to apologize for it.  Those who demand that I do can rightly **** off here, now and forevermore.

Instead of rising up and telling these dudes to stuff it and get the **** out you do this sort of crap to other women who are defending your daughters:

Two Guide leaders who had raised safeguarding concerns about the organisation’s transgender policy have been expelled and had their units closed down.

Dozens of children face disappointment because there is no one else to run the units. The expelled leaders say they will take legal action against Girlguiding if their removals are upheld.

Oh yeah, because you know boys wouldn't looooove to hang out in a tent with a bunch of girls who have damn few clothes on, right?  Not only do they demand to allow boys into a tent full of girls these groups are banning the organization from telling the girls' parents if a boy masquerading as a girl (whether adult or minor) is in their unit, in their bathroom or in their tent at night.

Bull****ing**** says I.

You gals like this horsecrap?  Fine with me.

If you were born with a vagina you'll never win another competitive sporting event.

Hope you're happy 'cause this dude is not coming to your defense; you made that bed and you can sleep in it along with your sixteen cats.

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