I do not joke nor jest. In New York City, “You can be fined for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ if that’s the pronoun they demand that you use.”
Examples of Violations
a. Intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title. For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” after she has made clear which pronouns and title she uses …
So that if a man pretends, as I do, to be First Sovereign Emperor of Earth, and thus demand that you use the pronouns “your” or “his Majesty”, you must use them. Or pay. If you cannot pay, the money will be confiscated from you. You bigot.
Even milquetoast conservatives are being chased by rabid mobs of social justice warriors demanding through barely veiled threats of violence that men who pretend to be women should be addressed as women. Which is fine. Let them come.
But what happens when the mighty and very well armed government decides you must lie? Will you? Most will.
This is the Path of Suicide.
Another example. The majority now buys the lie that two men may marry each other. And we have already seen the rabble chase after the truth-tellers on this subject. But you can’t help wondering how many lie to save themselves the grief. It is, surely, not an insignificant fraction.
Well, so what, says the utilitarian. Tell the lie, let them have their fantasy, and move on.
Yeah, sure. Move on. What most don’t grasp is that the elites, most of whom are not men pretending to be married to one another, want you to lie. They do this to show who is in charge. Once everybody accepts the lie about gmarriage, the elites will push on to new territory, as they are doing with men pretending to be women. And after that fiction is commonplace, some new outrage against Truth will take its place, and so on, until the populace it pliant and cowed.
For Heaven’s sake, did anybody not read 1984? What the purpose of torturing Winston to say 2 + 2 = 5? That the Party really believed that mathematical fiction? No! It was to subjugate and for no other reason.
Sure, there are always handfuls of lunatics bounding about who do say what is unequal is equal, but these unfortunates (like the poor) are always with us. They are always so small a minority as to be powerless—unless they are granted status by self-serving elites. Too, the variability of preposterosities believed is enormous. The elite is free to pick from any of them. So why doesn’t the government make us swear Bigfoot is real?
Why not, indeed? Probably because most people wouldn’t care one way or the other if it were true. It is only a trivial affront to sanity to say “Bigfoot exists”. But officially mandating that one say that a man is a woman is so removed from Reality that none can accept it unless (a) they have lost their bearings, or (b) they are suitably threatened.
Any combination guarantees cultural suicide.
Experimentation on accepting the False is on-going. Here is one thrust. Write a letter to terrorists! Children told to ‘respect’ killers in new teaching aid
It tells primary age children that terrorists kill people because they believe they are being treated “unfairly and not shown respect”.
It gives examples of “terrorists” whose ideas then turn out to be right: “The Suffragettes used violence and were called terrorists…” it stated. [ellipsis original]
Well, no. The Suffragettes turned out to be wrong. And, anyway, they were granted power by the elites of the time, who were free, if they so enjoyed, to ignore them. Elites could have even restricted the voting franchise further, if they were inclined.
Anyway, having people swear their murderers are motivated by hurt feelings is a whopper of a lie. And so it is pushed, only because some still protest against the lie.