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Would a Transsexual Geert Wilders Be Hailed as a Hero?
have been watching the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner story unfold with some interest. Not because I think Mr. or Ms. Jenner is very interesting — I don’t. But the reactions sometimes are. He, or she, or whatever is the appropriate term is now reveals very interesting things about our society. Jenner is hailed as a hero, for making a sex change.
Contrast this with the anti-Islamic Dutch politician Geert Wilders. There are millions of people in The Netherlands and across Europe who view Mr. Wilders as a hero. However, that is not how the mainstream media usually portray him. Western mass media often present Wilders as a dangerous “right-wing extremist Islamophobe”. They do this even though he is the one who has to live with constant death threats from radical Muslims.
To Western media and cultural elites, Geert Wilders is not a hero for risking his life by standing up to an ideology that is a threat to European civilization and has been a menace to the world for fourteen centuries. Bruce Jenner is hailed as a hero by the same media and cultural elites. For cutting off his penis. The person now being referred to as Caitlyn Jenner insists on being treated as a woman. This presumably means that she no longer has a penis. (I don’t really need to know that particular detail, but I would assume it to be the case.)
Just being gay is no longer news. The Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was gay, and he was still vilified by the mass media and eventually assassinated. Being a homosexual is no longer enough. You now have to be a transsexual to stand out from the crowd.
If Geert Wilders suddenly decided to remove his penis and start wearing a dress and shoes with high heels, he would magically be transformed from a villain to a hero. I am not even sure if that is entirely a joke. When the entire Western world starts looking like a Monty Python sketch, it is hard to tell when reality ends and the joke begins.
Now, what does all this say about Western society today? I would claim that it reveals a culture that is deeply sick and twisted. I am sure there are individuals who are transsexual, but why should we overtly celebrate that? Compare this to the polite and highly educated Swedish artist Lars Vilks. He is now homeless and under constant police protection because he made some drawings of a man who may or may not have lived in the seventh century AD. Yet he is not celebrated in the same manner that Jenner is being celebrated in 2015.
I have said many negative things about Islam over the years, and I stand by every word. Islamic culture is also sick and twisted, albeit in a different way. Islam is not the solution to anything. It just creates more problems.
However, at least Muslims are willing to fight. That always gives one a huge advantage over those who are not. Will a society that hails transgender people as heroes be able to defeat ISIS Jihadists?
My basic conclusion years ago was that Muslims did not cause our problems. They and other hostile groups are merely exploiting out weakness. That assessment still stands.
Yes, we have better weapons and technology. That shields us for now. But for how long? These days, they can buy our technology, the way Saudi Arabia does. Or, they can simply steal it. Millions of Muslims and other hostile aliens already live in our countries. Here, they can gain direct access to our technology. The Arab Jihadists who killed thousands of Americans on September 11, 2001 were probably not capable of building airplanes themselves. Yet they were perfectly capable of using our creations to murder us.
All order is ultimately based on force. Surviving as a civilization does not require technology alone. It also requires willpower and determination. These things stem from a belief in something greater than yourself. In a culture that has been emptied of real meaning and reduced to mere entertainment, this is increasingly hard to find.
People need something to fight for, not just fight against. In all honesty, few people will be willing to risk their lives for transgender rights.
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