Tuesday, November 17, 2015
WHAT IS A WOMAN?, WHAT IS A MUSLIM?
In the last week or so, Caitlin Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) was awarded a prize from Glamor Magazine for having the courage to come out as a woman. This from a magazine with a long history of advising women and catering to their tastes, supposedly. There is a problem regarding this to me: Caitlin Jenner is not a woman. “She” even has a penis! Even if she had her masculine genitalia removed, she would still be a surgically altered man. I mean, that is fine with me. I could care less what he/she does. But, it becomes my problem if I have to enter a bathroom and sit next to some man taking a crap. Or, maybe he is jacking off whilst listening to women in the neighboring booths. Or, if teen-aged girls struggling with their periods have to change their tampons next to some boy who says he feels like a girl. WHAT??
All these years having our privacy destroyed by secret holes in the walls or ceilings of public bathrooms... we know there is a problem. So now these perverts are going to be able to share our bathrooms and we have no protection? I don't think so. Unacceptable. Anyplace that allows gender-neutral bathrooms will be boycotted by me. Or, I'll begin to bring my two million volt taser with me everywhere.
What is going on? Is this some sort of accommodation to the gender-bending additives that contaminate our food and plastics? Is this a conspiracy to destroy the traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity?
I'm all for freedom to open up career opportunities for women who want to be something other than secretaries, nurses or elementary school teachers. Do they even have secretaries anymore? But, we are more than our jobs. I watched a moving video of The Rock (Duane Johnson) talking about his experience as the father of a newborn baby daughter. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dwaynejohnsonsdaughter_5644b7e1e4b060377347ebe1). It was very heart-warming to me and a prime example of a healthy and valuable masculine response to fatherhood. He was overwhelmed with a sense of wanting to protect his daughter, and, I'm assuming, his wife.
Mothers have a natural response that is even more evident. When my newborn cried, my breasts would automatically respond with milk that could shoot out a couple of feet! A healthy feminine response to feed and nurture our children has been a staple of our evolutionary heritage since the beginning of time. A strong, protective man and a warm and nurturing woman are complimentary to each other, and provide the basis of the health of our species. Always has been.
But, now what?
Don't get me wrong. I am not anti-gay. Nature has always included gay people. Maybe 3-10% of the population. Personally, I believe that there is a special place for them that is valuable as well. If our culture wasn't so negative, perhaps homosexuals would be recognized has having special qualities of healing, communicating, art, or spiritual access that would be beneficial. Unless we give up the prejudice against them, we'll never know what we are missing.
But, that is not to say that we are all the same. We are not. Nature has carefully crafted the humans that we have. Now, I fear, we are screwing things all up.
The same goes for Muslims.
I had a girlfriend who fell in love with a Sufi Muslim and converted to marry him. They are the sweetest couple. Of course, Sufis are the metaphysical Muslims of the whirling dervish fame. Loving, peaceful and sweet people. Naturally, the Sunnis as well as the Shiites hate them. Once these sects start hating, they do not seem to get over it. They hate each other through generations, and it's still going strong. The only thing they seem to hate more than each other is us – non Muslims.
I have to admit that I am torn regarding the Islam immigrant (refugee?) situation. I want to sympathize with the civilians fleeing for their lives in war-torn areas of the Middle East. Who can blame them?
On the other hand, this huge hoard is invading Europe (and, next, the U.S.) with little chance of assimilation. The vast majority are young single men of military age. They are prime breeders as well. Their reproductive capabilities alone will ensure the demise of the historical European cultures within a couple of generations. These guys are not going to become the new Swedes, Germans, French or Italians.
I am not anti-immigrant, either. All of my grandparents were immigrants. Some from Sweden, some from Italy – all pleased to become Americans and help enrich and fight for their adopted country. But, these European and Scandinavian immigrants had quite a lot in common. They were all from a Judeao-Christian background. They were mostly peasant stock – farmers and small shop owners. They understood each other.
The ones they did not understand were the people of the First Nations – the Native Americans. Rather than move to the American continent and assimilate into the greater culture of the 500 nations that were originally here, they ruthlessly wiped them out, and took over their lands. The cultures were too different. The Christians considered the First People sub-human and destined to hell unless converted to Christianity. Farmers verses hunter-gatherers. Within no time, the indigenous people were wiped out due to disease, war, and reservations that stripped them of their languages and culture.
If several hundreds of thousands of Muslims are introduced into this country now, I expect that we will be experiencing much the same fate as the Native Americans.
Where are the masculine men who will protect their wives and daughters from the marauding sexual supremacists who don't allow their women to read or drive or be seen in public without a male relative escort? Who is standing up against the rape, genital mutilation, incest and pedophilia perpetrated by these invaders? Who protects the sons from having their hands or feet cut off or being crucified for minor infractions of the rules, as is done in Saudi Arabia? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-sainato/saudi-arabia-crucifixion_b_8455868.html
Something tells me it ain't going to be Caitlyn Jenner.