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“Diversity” is our Strength

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Good afternoon boys and girls!

Today we’re getting political and quite critical. Or, as some people would call it, politically incorrect. Fortunately, those words lost all their meaning so, therefore, I feel no guilt in sharing my thoughts on a rather heated topic! “Diversity”.

 

“Diversity is our Strength”, we have heard several times. During our childhood, most of us saw an image that, in concept, is alike the one I’ve drawn as a a featured image! The world, surrounded by people of all cultures and ethnicity. Holding hands, expressing our humanity, our unity and hope for world peace.

I, myself, am used to such images and concepts. These were everywhere when I was young, specially when I was in first grade and all the way to the fourth grade. Though, personally, I see no wrong with such concept and image; I rather prefer the image of a more developed fetus within a mother’s womb surrounded by the stars of the galaxy to represent the human condition. In fact, that’s what I had drawn back in third grade when they asked all the children in my school to draw something that represented our humanity. That got me a bronze medal for my creativity back then… but enough about silly ol’me!

 

But what is “Diversity”? We see it today, people demanding a more diverse environment. Shouting, weeping, becoming emotionally unstable when current politics don’t align with their own view of the world. Spouting labels such as “racist” and “bigoted”, because a politician dared to suggest that maybe there should be more control over a country’s borders. The talk about globalization, millions of people who are pro-immigration and would be shocked if someone else isn’t keen on having fully open borders. In the name of inclusion, justice.

This is when opinions vary. But it is clear that, for some, diversity means having people of all cultures and backgrounds come together and live in peace. To be honest, that does sound great on a very superficial level. Who wouldn’t want world peace?

But.. there’s an issue with such mindset. And the issue lies within the word “Diversity” itself. Again we ask, what is “diversity?”

 

As mentioned earlier, people have grown to get used to and aspire for imagery and the symbolic meaning behind the drawing I’ve made for the featured image of today’s post. But there is something I haven’t done on that picture that I’ve drawn: They lack skin color. I’ve done so on purpose though, for some, the meaning behind diversity is having people with different skin colors. For others it is having people of several religious faiths holding hands. And there are others that see diversity in having people of “all genders” (we’ve been through this but, for the sake of keeping on topic, here’s my view on Non-Binary, for those interested), with all types of body shapes and fashion styles.

So, again, I ask. What is “Diversity”? Though everyone seems to have an answer to that nowadays, I will give my outright opinion and say that I disagree with most people’s view on what that word even means and criticize those who believe that “Diversity” means having a cereal bowl filled with colorful pieces of mere grain and sugar.

 

What exactly is “Diverse” in having people of all skin colors in the same room? Besides the superficial and outlook visual appearance being, admittedly, diverse, is it really.. “Diverse”? To assume that people with different skin colors than our own are.. different, with unrelated life experiences than our own that could never be understood by anyone of a different ethnicity; isn’t it a gross exaggeration and a way to stereotype people based on the color of their skin? To assume that someone with a different skin color could never relate to someone that doesn’t share their own skin color.. isn’t this bigotry in itself? To categorize people based on their appearance and to conclude that, in order to have a rich and diverse environment, you would need different skin colors in the same room; isn’t this racism?

Of course, some would say that this isn’t racism and being colorblind is racism. Again, we can conclude that words have lost all their meaning and that their meanings have changed depending on someone’s ideology. But, for some, having a room with people with black skin, brown skin, white skin and with Asian ethnicity equally represented is, by itself, the true answer to a fulfilling rich and diverse culture.. and that gives strength.

I strongly disagree, since I’m colorblind and I don’t believe a color gives you unique abilities, intelligence or personality. We live in the real world, not in a fictitious Rainbow Brite/Power Ranger parallel universe.

 

How exactly does having all religions gathered in the same room gives society strength? Besides some of them wanting to kill each others because they believe they should be the only true religion in this world; how exactly can you have all religions in the same room and expect one to be shielded from criticism while the others are worthy of scrutiny? How is it fair and non-hypocritical that one seeks diversity in religion yet the very same religions that are protected as “minorities” seek to criminalize those who think differently than they do? In short, how is defending individuals that seek to eliminate the very same “Diversity” you seek.. “Diverse”?

Of course, some would say that criticizing a religion is fine as long it is not a very specific one of their liking. But if you criticize one or two religions who are deemed as “minority” is, in fact, bigotry against the people that follow that religion.

I strongly disagree, since we are talking about ideology. Every ideology deserves criticism and every ideology is different from one another. Some ideas deserve more attention and more scrutiny, because of the things they do in the name of what they follow. To believe that certain religions should be shielded from such is incredibly patronizing and against an equal society. In short, it’s unfair and illogical, it does not bring the “Diversity” you seek.. but more hatred.

 

How exactly is a room filled the same amount of men and women.. equal? Besides mathematics being on point with that sort of mentality, how is one’s genitals and gender identity synonymous of a diverse and a contribution to a diverse environment? How is it fair to say what a man and a woman can do and shouldn’t go? How is that not stereotyping people while claiming that society is the one that manufactured gender itself (despise biology pointing otherwise)? One should be consistent with their views if one wishes to redefine the very core of humanity.

Of course, some would say that I’m sexist and transphobic for not caring for one’s genitals or gender identity. Unfortunately for them, I’m a woman. A transsexual woman. So that would mean that I hate myself, that I’ve internalized some type of bigotry. I’m sorry, I’m not that easily manipulated by schizophrenic sociopaths drunken by their own ideology. I’m a cult survivor, I got my vaccine against those. Though I guess you could blame me for being bigoted against Non-Binary, since I am still waiting for the evidence that such exists (how can you be bigoted against something that doesn’t exist?).

However, again, I strongly disagree. Gender stereotypes are the worst and I’ve felt the pressure of some individuals trying to impose me either male or female tropes down my throat, since I pass as a biological female in society and I was born biologically male. Not everyone is a stereotypical female or male. Tomboys and feminine men exist after all and that shows than men and women are capable of relating with each others in many ways. Being a man or a woman (or an attack helicopter) doesn’t make you unique and diverse. It makes you superficial and dull, that lacks personality. If anything, statistical equality and collectivism is oppressive towards individuals with potential and incredibly patronizing for the “minorities” in the room that are told that they can’t achieve greatness because the room is bigoted towards them.

 

 

Once again we ask, what is “Diversity”? Close your eyes and imagine the following: (wait, don’t actually close your eyes.. else you won’t be able to read!)

You are in a room. In this room, there is a White Atheist Man, a Black Muslim Woman, a Latino Christian Transsexual Male and an Eastern Asian Buddhist Non-Binary Woman. They are happy with the “Diversity” in their room, equally represented by the tokenism present by mere four individuals.

Ignoring the strong possibility of the Atheist criticizing the Muslim for pointing that her faith would never allow the Non-Binary Woman to be in that room with them.. Or the Christian pointing out the flaws of Islam and the Atheist calling the Christian an hypocrite while the Buddhist claims that both the Christian and the Atheist are Islamophobic.. Or the Black Woman and Non-Binary Woman criticizing the White Man for being there (while the Transsexual Man strangely remains silent since he doesn’t want to get involved in this argument)..

Yes, ignoring that all of those things could happen, they somehow manage to stay sane and alive in the same room; in peace.

 

But peace breaks the moment a chair breaks. The four look at each other, wondering who will fix it.

The Black Muslim Woman shrugs lightly and says that she won’t do it, because asking her to do so would be considered racist, because of slavery.

The Latino Christian Transsexual Male looks at the Eastern Asian Buddhist Non-Binary Woman, as if questioning if she’s the one that’s going to fix the chair and break the gender roles imposed by society that women are incapable of such tasks. But she shrugs, because she isn’t a carpenter.

Both men look at each other. It seems it is up to either one. The Eastern Asian Buddhist Non-Binary Woman comes in defense of the Latino Christian Transsexual Male and informs everyone that the Transsexual is, in fact, oppressed and to stop oppressing him with such tasks and gender roles. The Transsexual Male strangely, again, remains quiet.. since he’s lazy and thanks his god (in secrecy) that someone just got him away from such a dull task.

 

The White Atheist Man seems to be the center of attention. He is a White “Cisgendered” Male. An Atheist, opressor of the religious present in that room. This is an opportunity for him to prove that he’s not bigoted, that he doesn’t want to enslave the Black Woman. That he doesn’t discriminate against the Non-Binary and Transsexual. That he respects all faiths.

He walks towards the chair, to try his luck. Unfortunately, he doesn’t do a good job and the chair remains even more broken. The White Atheist Man apologizes and asks if he can invite his friend to come over and fix the chair for free. The four are unable (or unwilling) to fix the chair.. there needs to be one more person on that room.

The Eastern Asian Buddhist Non-Binary Woman asks the White Atheist Man what race, religion and gender is his friend. He says that it is another White Atheist Man. The other three disagree and ask if he has someone that is a Woman or Non-Binary at least. Or at least someone that isn’t White. The White Atheist Man shakes his head, he’s not an individual with many friends after all.

 

Where is the “Diversity”? Who will fix that chair, despise the four being, superficially, different from each others?

It seems they are not that “Diverse” after all. Despise their skin color, gender and religion.. none of them is prolific enough to fix a chair. And since they cannot allow another White Atheist Man to walk inside the room in order to keep the balance.. the chair remains broken, ugly and useless.

 

 

Is this the Diversity you seek? Let’s imagine something different.

Imagine the same room, the same broken chair. But, in this room, there is a Scientist, an Athlete, a Carpenter and an Artist. They talk among themselves and it is obvious that the Carpenter is going to be the one fixing this chair. Carpenter does so, with the aid of the strong Athlete. The Artist remains close, giving advises on how to make the chair look more appeasing to the eye. The Scientist remains afar, perhaps planning on what to do with that chair once it is fixed.

The Carpenter fixed the chair, the Athlete was the helper. Not only did they fix that chair, but they made it prettier thanks to the suggestions given by the Artist. The Scientist, on the other hand, thought it would be a good idea to use that chair themselves in order to sit on their desk and write an hypothesis about one of their new theories.

.. It seems these individuals worked better together. Their skills and traits were diverse and, not only did they work together, but they also made more than just fixing a chair.

 

This is Diversity that gives strength. If we had four Carpenters, the chair would be fixed and nothing more. If we had four Athletes or four Artists or four Scientists, the chair wouldn’t be fixed. But these four, together? The chair was fixed and even more!

And you may ask yourself if it is possible that these four individuals also could had different skin colors.. or gender.. or religion.. from each others. Oh, it is! Completely! But, as you can see, those aspects did not matter at the end. What you are after.. is not Diversity. But a false sense of… “Diversity”.

 

 

 

Thank you for reading this blog post. I’ve enjoyed writing this one!

I’ll see you next time, dear reader~

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A Non (Binary) issue

(Obligatory self pat on the back about the featured image)

 

Good afternoon!

We all knew this was going to happen sooner or later. The day I would post something this specific, about a very special group of individuals! The Non-binary. The people that claim there are more than two genders and call themselves “Trans”. Because labels are fun, specially when you don’t even know what the label means!

Of course, before I start spouting my own opinions as if anybody asked or cared, it’s best to describe a few terms.

A non-binary individual is someone that believes they are neither male or female. They claim to be somewhere in between, or nowhere, or all. They also believe that gender itself is a social construct, which ironically goes strictly against what a transgender/transsexual is and has been proven to be (in short, a belief that goes against scientific evidence itself). Normally, though I agree that it is a wide generalization (#NotAll), most of these individuals tend to be left leaning activists that adhere to the ideas and believes of Third Wave Feminism.

In short, non-binary individuals tend to be obnoxiously political about their own believes and feelings. Their evidence about their own core believes is never rooted on science and reality but, instead, on philosophical attempts to question the very basics of life and identity. Fuzzy logic and overall logic fallacies.

Obviouly, they are able to maintain their positions within the supposed “LGBT communities” given how they enjoy waving around the wrongly misplaced label of being “Trans”. Which, for many of the cisgendered people who don’t know any better, fall for it given that most Transsexuals (rightfully so) tend to lead average lives like most members of society (once they are able to “pass”) and don’t spend their entire lives waving around a flag and shouting on the megaphones about conspiracy theories, like the existence of a “patriarchal society”. Which only leaves the politically driven Non-Binary to lead the “movement” in the name of “the Trans”.

 

Yeah, you can tell that this is an issue that upsets me and other actual Transgender/Transsexual individuals. I’m not the only one that says that Non-Binary people have become an issue and a misrepresentation of what a Transgender and Transsexual is. Though that by itself doesn’t mean that our issues with them are automatically valid, I have yet to be convinced that I’m wrong. I am obviously open for debate on these issues! But I do warn that I am stubborn which, to my understanding, it’s a very neat trait. Oh and trying to appeal to my emotions won’t work, given that the damage provoked by Non-Binary individuals is greater than anything they take issues with.

 

The obvious problems with the Non-Binary movement can easily be solved if they, themselves, stop calling themselves “Trans”.

But what are the problems that the Non-Binary movement provoke to actual Transgender and Transsexual people?

 

 

ONE. MISREPRESENTATION.

The number of actual Transgender/Transsexual individuals in the world is roughly less than 1%. Though the exact number is incredibly hard to determine, given that most Transgender and Transsexual people do decide to lead average lives and not be open about their condition once they are able to “pass”. Or, some of them, have decided not to transition and to hide their true feelings from society.

Unlike those who are Gay, Lesbian and Bisexuals; Transgender and Transsexuals are not a sexual orientation but, in fact, are victims of both biological and psychological anomalies that have been wired in their genetics and misfortunes on themselves or in their mother’s womb on an hormonal level. In short, unlike a sexual orientation, that is natural; no matter if one is Heterossexual, Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual; Transgender and Transsexual people are not a natural occurrence, but an health condition. Which is why Transgender individuals search for medical aid to solve their health conditions (both mentally and physical aid).

To determine if someone is Transgender and qualified for proper treatment, it’s best to be absolutely sure that the person claiming to be Transgender does suffer from Gender Dysphoria. Gender Dysphoria is the only determine factor that separates someone psychotic or delusional from someone that has a mental disorder because they are biologically driven and mentally wired to be someone of the opposite sex. The dysphoria itself, though a mental disorder, it does not mean that the gender identity of the person is false/fake. The dysphoria exists because the gender identity (that is true and has to be proven by the doctors before any hormonal treatment) does not match the person’s biological sex.

When a Transgender person is given permission to start their treatment (if they so desire to transition), the correct label for that individual becomes the label of a “Transsexual”. A Transsexual is the term used to describe a Transgender person that has started their treatment, since it has been proven that the Transgender individual does suffer from Gender Dysphoria, therefore Transsexualism.

It is also important to note that, as everyone knows (hopefully), there are only two sexes and the rare condition called intersex, which is an anomaly that happens when someone has a mixture of both sexes and, unlike what some people say, it’s not a third sex. Gender, though something that, in case of an anomaly, can differ from someone’s biological sex, is still tied up to biological factors. And since there are only two sexes, it means there are only two genders. Male and Female. It is binary, though it is true that not every man is incredibly macho masculine and not every woman is a feminine princess/queen. And that is fine and lovely, but that does make it an entire new gender.

 

This is where the Non-Binary come in and misrepresent the facts about Transgender and Transsexual people.

First, they’ll claim that gender is a social construct which, by that logic, there wouldn’t be any Transgender and Transsexual people since that means that society taught them to behave and think exactly like those that share their biological sex. There wouldn’t be any Tomboys or Feminine boys either, since everyone would be close to a perfect male or female specimen. But that isn’t true. Which is why their whole existence and claim that they are “Trans” is, by itself, an offence to people who actually suffer from Gender Dysphoria and have a Gender Identity that doesn’t match their biological sex!

Second, they’ll claim that not every “Trans” person suffers from Gender Dysphoria. This belief comes from the obvious fact that Non-Binary people don’t actually suffer from Gender Dysphoria and, since they want to be called “Trans” soo badly, for god knows what reason since there’s absolutely no pride in calling yourself one (much like yelling out of your lungs “I have cancer”. Having cancer is nothing to be proud about), they try to shoehorn this belief into the “LGBT communities” and, therefore, society. Which is false, much like someone claiming to have cancer but saying that they don’t have cancerous cells in their body. This claim feels like a slap and an attempt to diminish the issues of those who still struggle with their Gender Dysphoria, which is infuriating at best! Given that they pass the belief that, those who suffer from Gender Dysphoria, are the ones that need to seek psychological aid since “not every Trans suffers from dysphoria” or, in short, a mental disorder. Again, it gives the wrong impression that, those who don’t suffer from the mental disorder, should be leading, aiding and speaking on behalf of those who do suffer from it.

Third, they’ll claim that there are more than two genders; which is something that Transgender and Transsexual people know to be false by heart (or I hope that they do because, more than anyone on this planet, our very existence is evidence of such). This diminishes and blurs the meaning of Gender Identity which is, for many people in this world, already a confusing aspect to grasp. Since Non-Binary people don’t seem to understand the difference between Gender and Personality/Quirks/Taste/Expression/Fashion. Again, if they were actually Transgender and/or Transsexual, they would know the difference by heart. But since they are not, they continue to spread this false belief that goes against reality and what being Transgender and Transsexual actually means. Don’t worry though, most cisgender people don’t know the difference either!

 

 

TWO. POLITICS.

We can all pretend that the Non-Binary movement is “Trans” for the sake of being inclusive and sensitive. Which, again, doesn’t work since, ironically, it excludes and is highly infuriating for actual Transgender and Transsexuals who find themselves not identifying with these so called “Trans”, given how their believes are opposite to anything that has already been proven.

But let us point to the elephant in the room in this movement and call out the fact that almost every non-binary person is, in fact, a Third Wave Feminist. Or, if not, they are inclined to agree and support social justice movements directly or indirectly. Which makes it seem as if their claims and activism is nothing more than a way to revolt “against society”. Which is why they are against what they call “cisnormativity”. Against “the patriarchy” (a conspiracy theory that claims that western society is brain washed to always favor men over women given centuries of indoctrination provoked by powerful bigoted men).

It is no wonder that some Non-Binary people, besides being obnoxiously political, have waved the flags of Anarchy and Communism. Let alone that those are two completely different and almost opposite political views (one is extremely authoritarian, the other is extremely libertarian. There’s no way both can co-exist in the same society. And while at it, liberal does not mean libertarian and right does not mean authoritarian. There are left leaning authoritarians and there can also be right wing libertarians. Politics is not a line, but a mostly two dimensional spectrum).

In short, besides, again, misrepresenting actual Transgender and Transsexual individuals (which most of them don’t even care about politics and, some of them, are even right winged); it feels as if non-binary people have a problem against society and, claiming to be non-binary, is yet another attempt to revolt against society rather than a genuine struggle that they might be suffering. It is rather strange, though not surprising that when most people nowadays, when they think of someone that is Trangender/Transsexual; their idea is that they are people who are politically driven and want to change society, challenging the status quo. That Transgender and Transsexual people are showing society that men can wear skirts too and women can be incredibly manly. Again, it is very frustrating that this is the image that society has of actual Transgender and Transsexual people when they see obnoxious left leaning radicals speak on their behalf with their conspiracy theories and what can be, unfortunately, compared to a teenage/mid-age rebellion/identity crisis. In short, it makes it seem like we are all Cultural Marxists! No thank you, that’s not what actual Transgender and Transsexual people are (of course there might actually exist a very small percentage of those that are, because we are individuals and not a hive mind collective/cult).

 

Transgender and Transsexual people are individuals and, most of them, don’t want anything to do with politics or these recent rebellions. They are people who are trying to solve their dysphoria and difference between their gender identity and biological sex. Not all of them are left leaning. Not all of them are communists or socialists. Not all of them are right leaning. Not all of them are libertarian. Not all of them are authoritarian. We are normal people like everyone else who, unfortunately, we’re tricked by nature.. NOT SOCIETY.

We don’t need to be “liberated” from a “heteronormative and patriarchal society”. We don’t need people to think that our condition is “natural” (it isn’t), as if we were Gay, Lesbian or Bissexual. What we need actually, is people to be educated about our HEALTH CONDITION! Not pitied, patronized by simple minded buffoons that refuse to listen. But helped by professionals, who know what they are doing because they didn’t take a feminist degree but studied and spent days and nights doing something in their lives besides complaining about a “wage gap” and that they didn’t get a job because the “patriarchy” didn’t allow them to work or achieve much with a useless feminist diploma!

 

…I hope people realize that this is how I got myself in a political rabbit hole in the last two years. Not because I like politics. Not because I want to “change the world”, politically speaking. But to be aware and be able to debunk these believes that are shared in the left leaning society, thanks to these “LGBT communities” that have blindly and ignorantly submitted themselves to the ideologies that I’ve came to despise more and more with time. And every time I’ve tried to speak up my mind, I’ve always been patronized and silenced by those with opposing views. As if, in their perspective, my “ignorance” is cute and they are the epitome of morality, knowledge and truth; the instructors that have to teach me, to open my eyes.

Bitch, I’m a cult survivor who came to the top and was still able to wait patiently for five years to be diagnosed, given permission to the appropriate treatments. I have a job because I didn’t surrender to the despair of my dysphoria for all eternity. Because I didn’t took a useless degree in gender studies or glued myself to online blogs and eco chambers. Someone that is more than a Transgender, more than your average basic “normie” pop cultured woman. I draw, I have passions and motivations. Dreams. I’m creative, a storyteller, also a designer. I also once took a three year course in programming that, though I don’t remember much since it was nearly 10 years ago, it only means that I have a certain autonomy in most things related to software and customization of webpages and coding (if I’m feeling inclined and motivated). Someone that, despise all the odds, still is able to have a healthy relationship with her family. Because I wasn’t a self entitled rebel adult teenager who cried “bigoted” and ran away from home, giving up on their own parents and loved ones just because they first reacted violently or negatively. Someone who, despise some of you crying that society is “bad” towards Transgender and Transsexual people, I am slowly being accepted (though quite easily may I add) by my own neighbors. Someone who even had an positive effect on certain people that held conflicting views of the world, people that now root for me in silence and prayer. Not because I held signs, flags and megaphones in the air like a pretentious snob; but because I was discreet, kind and respectful towards even my worst enemies. That’s how you change the hearts and minds of those who, at first, oppose you. Not with laws and screeching. So, who are YOU to patronize or pity me and my ideas? I’m a winner that keeps winning, like every other actual Transgender/Transsexual and people who suffered injustice in their lives who, despise all the odds, came out on top with their heads held high and humble after being victims of misfortune. The fact is that most of you wouldn’t be able to survive if you had the lives that we had because you lack the willpower, patience, intelligence and empathy to keep going gracefully! Side rant over!

I’m aware that this previous paragraph wasn’t humble and was quite self congratulatory. It was a rant, a necessary one in hope that some people will wake up, an insignificant mumble in cyberspace. Being Transgender and Transsexual is not something to be proud, much like having cancer. But beating cancer, however, is something to be proud of. And what I admire is, people who actually suffer from major issues and injustices in their lives, they never look down on anyone. They remain humble, kind and respectful towards others, despise the fact that they succeed at life. And it boggles my mind how there are people who look down on those that, despise all odds, came on top as winners. People who look at those as different and inferior, despise being successful while, funny enough, those judgmental assholes probably never had anything that stopped them from having a successful life but, somehow, they ended up with a mediocre boring life in a corner, never to be remembered by history and forgotten after their grandchildren start having children of their own… if they are even lucky enough to have children of their own!

 

 

THREE. BAD ADVISES.

Let us imagine this scenario:

You are genuinely a Transgender individual. Someone that suffers from Gender Dysphoria. You feel that you are alone in this world and you decide to seek aid from those you’ve learned that they are qualified for such. An “LGBT community”. Of course, you are desperate and you are emotionally vulnerable, so you seek this “community”. You are approached and you express your emotions and predicaments. They seem to receive you well and they are ready to offer their aid.

Now, obviously, the best aid a Transgender person can get is directions on which hospital, clinic or doctor they should seek. To be properly diagnosed and given the necessary care. The “LGBT community” role should be to, not only give the necessary directions on how to get the process started, but to also aid the Transgender-soon-to-be-Transsexual individual to have a normal and satisfying life among the other people in society. Help them with their professional life. Advise them on how to talk to their family members and friends. So on.

To some extend, that’s what a Transgender individual gets in most “LGBT communities”. But, again, life tricked you and gave you a non-binary activist as your life coach. You explain that your family and friends don’t understand you. The activist will say that the “patriarchy” is to blame, screw society. You expose your fears of never being able to “pass”, even with your transition. The activist will say that it’s “cisnormative/heteronormative” and that’s bad, blame society. Maybe you aren’t even sure that you are transgender and you explain how you feel about your gender identity. The activist clasp their hands with a smile and suggest that, maybe, that genuine Transgender is.. perhaps Non-Binary. Or maybe you don’t earn enough money for your process and you fear that you’ll never be able to be yourself. The activist will ponder for a moment and suggest that, maybe, you don’t need to transition at all; that maybe it’s best to self-identify as a “Non-Binary”, because it’s cheaper (I wish that I was joking but I’ve heard tales of this happening several times in the past in certain communities and it wouldn’t be far-fetched to believe that this actually happens).

Since you are emotionally vulnerable, you actually consider the things the activist advised to you. The activist starts seeking you to join them and their friends to some good ol’fashioned political activism. To make you feel that you are part of a community (while, at the same time, giving away your precious time and money that you won’t get back. Time that could had been wasted trying to find a job or, god forbid, seeking actual aid from those “gosh darn bigoted” professionals. Ah well, free labor and donations for the community). Slowly, you look around and you find yourself in an eco chamber. All your friends are part of the “LGBT community”. All your friends have the same political position. All your friends are victims of a “patriarchal society”. You start to hate society as it is and blame it for your condition. Those with opposing views… … Oh and you still suffer quite a lot from Gender Dysphoria, and the only suggestions you’ll get is to dye your hair every color of the rainbow and to wear clothing from both the men and women’s aisles.. because that’s exactly how you help someone with Gender Dysphoria (obvious sarcasm)!

Congratulations, you have been indoctrinated and you are now part of a political social movement. In short, a cult. Because cults aren’t a thing that exist only on the spiritual/religious sense. It’s okay, people fall for tribalism all the time, me included.

 

Seriously, do yourself a favor and seek professional aid if you are an actual Transgender person. From an actual psychologist, even if you have to spend some money. Find out how you can find a clinic or medical team in some hospital that can diagnose you, that can aid you with your transition (if that’s what you end up deciding to do).

If you really need to feel like you are part of a community with people that share the same issue as you, find one that is strictly for people with Gender Dysphoria. Not one that is part of a wide umbrella of alphabet soups, since you are less than likely to find someone like us. These smaller communities that only deal with Gender Dysphoria tend to not be politically driven and they will help you with your treatments and to have a mostly comfortable and normal life in society, together with everyone else. They will not suggest segregation, but for you to be an happy individual among other individuals in this world.

And don’t give up on your family and friends. Even if they reject you, don’t throw selfish tantrums around. There are no bad people, only people who have been badly educated. Don’t act with anger, but with kindness. Be nice, even to those that hate you. Do them favors anyway, try to do the things that they ask of you.. even if you know it won’t work. They don’t know it won’t work, they need to see their own advises failing to make you happy. And once they get to see that their aid is making you even more miserable, they will become human and they will start listening to you. Give them time and they will learn to accept you. And who knows, they may even end up supporting you!

 

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NON-BINARY

I know I know. First I mocked your believes. Then I’ve claimed that you are delusional. Then I said that people shouldn’t listen to you.

Trust me when I say this, I don’t hate you. I’m not even upset about what you believe in or identify as. I will respect your pronouns because I like to make people feel good. I gain nothing from being insensitive towards you.

I even had the pleasure to speak and talk to one Non-Binary person before. Someone that has tried to reach out for me plenty of times, which I’m aware that I’ve been declining every attempt by that person to approach me. Though, to my defense, it’s because this person has only been trying to invite me to activities and gatherings that are “LGBT themed”. Sorry, that’s not my thing, I have tried, not a fan… but next time, if you just want to have some coffee or an average lunch/dinner somewhere (without the need to bring a group/gathering of “Trans” or “LGBT folk” with you), feel free to invite me! I would love that, actually. I’m an introvert, not much into “large gatherings of strangers for parties/events”. But small thought out simple yet warm, calm and cozy hangouts are my favorite! Just don’t arrange anything in nature, in the forests or outdoor parks. It’s spring, I have allergies!

 

The issue I take is that, because of your believes and labels, people can’t distinguish between someone that is Non-Binary and someone that is Transgender/Transsexual. It’s not about exclusion or segregation, it is not because you are not “Transgender/Transsexual” enough. Being Transgender/Transsexual is.. not something to take pride of. It’s an issue, much like cancer or even a genetic disease or mutation. You either have it or you don’t. You need to have Gender Dysphoria in order to be Transgender. A Transgender/Transsexual individual only identifies as either male or female.

I don’t mind that you believe there are more than two genders. I don’t even mind that you believe gender is a social construct. The same way I don’t mind that some religious people believe that I’m a sinner. However, the only solution I came up with thus far to make this fair for both groups is… if you stop calling yourself “Trans”. You’ve already labeled yourselves as “Non-Binary”, you already have your own flag. Use those things if it makes you happy and part of something big.

Just.. for the love of everything nice, please do not use genuine Transgender and Transsexual people as your shield for your believes and political agenda. Do not change the laws that support genuine Transgender/Transsexual people just so you can feel more “included”.

I’m already safe, from whatever damage you may cause to the law from this point forward. But I’m thinking about the future of others who will be influenced by your political movements in the name of the “Trans community”. I’m here to say, as someone who wants to also better understand the Non-Binary dilemmas, that I will not remain this silent for too long about your movement. Once my transition (and life overall) becomes more stable, I will take more visible steps to spread my concerns about the Non-Binary movement and how that is an issue for genuine Transgender and Transsexual people. Do not think that I will remain here in this little and insignificant blog for too long, talking to these digital walls.

 

I’ve grown.. extremely tired of this cultural war, of having the “LGBT communities” and certain dominant feminist figures and groups spreading their conspiracy theories about society and misinformation about actual Transgender/Transsexual individuals. I fear for the future of those that have yet to step forward, because I do feel that I have been lucky, considering how I’ve started my treatment and was diagnosed in the right time in history and political climate in my country. If it were one or two years too late, things could had went much worse for me and the laws would be working against me. If it were before 2010-11, the laws would be working against me as well.

I want things to get better, not worse. And I won’t be unfair for the Non-Binary either. But right now, things are heading in a direction that is unfair for those that suffer from Gender Dysphoria. and there aren’t many people in this country offering fair counterpoints to these “LGBT communities” and political movements that support these opposing believes.

 

 

Anyway, I believe that I’ve shared enough about this issue for now. I’m going to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening, it’s holiday here (Worker’s Day).

Tomorrow it’s the 2nd May. It’s going to be my birthday! Going to request a new ID (yay, changing my name and sex legally with the approval and diagnosis from a good number of doctors and professionals), going to work and then.. going to have a pleasant dinner~

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Politics

 

(This has to be the dumbest choice for a featured image I’ve came up with so far)

 

Hey!

 

Let’s talk about a fun topic that everybody absolutely adores to talk about! Politics, am I right?

Such a broad topic, what is the purpose of this blog post? To click bait you, of course! No, but really.. the goal is simple, to expose what I personally stand for. To mark a position within the madness and extremists. To define and attempt to explain to my small small audience why I talk about politics the way that I do, because there seems to be some confusion and misrepresentations of what I believe and stand for when I post on my Twitter (which, in return, posts on my public Facebook page).

People have been on the edge within their own eco chambers and are quick to toss around a few neat labels to me personally (and others, for that matter) because I don’t go along with some flawed narrative. And you know what that means! It means I’m a rebel on the opposite side of the political spectrum! That’s not very nice and a gross generalization of people with different opinions. Please stop that..

 

First of, I hate politics. Left, Right, Center, sideways, slightly to the left, a little bit to the right.. I don’t care. I really don’t. I’m not aligned with any political party, they are all terrible (granted, some tend to be louder and more annoying now and then). I’m not aligned with any politician, some are better than others but I’m not loyal to any. I just criticize stupidity, no matter what shape and color it has. Simple!

So let’s avoid labeling me as X and Y supporter or belonging to this or that political or social movement. Screw that and screw you, from the bottom of my heart. I have no time for cult thinking and I don’t argue with people who are quick to regurgitate labels around to the point those very same words mean absolutely nothing from the mouth of venom dripping snakes. You tend to gain immunity to venom when it’s spilled everywhere. But hey, whatever makes you feel self righteous! Glad to have helped~

 

Now, to explain my political view of the world, it’s best to describe my political journey. So let’s lower our pitchforks and holy waters and be humans for a moment..

 

As some people are aware, I was born within a christian cult. Of course, people tend to not know what that implies and are quick to rationalize that I was just part of a christian religion. No different than a Catholic or whatever other religion. That’s quite a wrong way to look at things and a very naive approach, because there are some religions that do provoke more psychological damage to an individual than others. And my former religion was a CULT, with capital letters.

To make it brief, since this is not the right blog post to talk about the cult in question, the cult has a quite defined “us versus them” mentality in the form of “Our religion against the whole world”. Plus, it’s a doomsday cult.. so some paranoia exists between the members of the cult who can’t wait for Armageddon to come! Then there’s the whole aspect that the cult believes that the entire world is controlled by Satan, much like an invisible demonic chess board that nobody is aware. And Satan controls the world by the use of Politics, Economics and Religion.

If, for some reason, you no longer want to be part of the cult or be micromanaged on absolutely everything by the superiors of this cult.. you are shunned by every member of the very same cult. Including family members and friends who are part of it. And what I mean by shunned is that they can no longer talk to you, literally. So you can imagine that it is not a very pleasant feeling when you have to make a decision between keeping all your social connections OR stay true to your own ideas and views. You can’t have both, unlike pretty much the majority of the religions where people are free to leave without any form of major punishment.

 

In this environment, I didn’t really cared for politics. Because it wasn’t worth it, Armageddon was coming eventually so why waste time with such petty things?

But then I left the cult, I no longer believed the things that they preached. On my search, when questioning my former beliefs, I came across a few atheist Youtube channels who criticized the Bible and provided convincing evidence that Christianity and, for that matter, every other religion was.. wrong.

But, with that search, I started to notice that some of those very same channels were criticizing a few political movements. Modern Feminism and all of that Social Justice nonsense. I never heard of those things until then, but something caught my attention. That somehow, among the drama, transgender people were involved. “Transgender people.. and politics? Okay, now I have to know what was going on, all the nuance!”, that’s what I thought three-two years ago.

And from there, I found a rabbit hole that I’ve been digging for a long time. American Politics, European Politics.. Left, Right, Alt-Right, Social Justice, Feminism, Gamergate, Libertarians, Authoritarians, Nationalism, Anarchists, Socialists, Communists, etc etc etc.

 

It has become a hobby that I have to keep myself updated. It’s actually amazingly frightening how everything is connected and to witness the world react to these things without the average person even knowing the origins of the political mess we are in.

 

I tend to do my own research, though it is true that there are some very specific people that I tend to listen the most as my source of news. Because I’ve listened to the way that some of these people talk and analyzed their own world views and ideals.. to the point that I trust them enough. And also because I’ve witnessed the mainstream media lying constantly to the point that I can’t even take them seriously without getting mildly annoyed about certain news articles that I’ve learned beforehand and know most of the nuance before anyone walks up to me and says “Have you heard about…”. And every single time that someone comes to me and asks that, I already have built a narrative and came to my own conclusions about the topic before it reaching the newspapers or national TV.

I never understood why some people get mad when someone points out the lies the media sometimes comes up with. Surely the people know that the media does that now and then, so why the surprise? The truth is that journalism is kinda dead. It has been about sensationalism for quite some time and whatever makes the people click on the news article to read it. Whatever gets the clicks, that’s what’s reported on. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if it’s the truth or not but whenever or not it will get a response. And does anyone actually believe that journalists do a deep research into the issue? They don’t.. they just replicate the same news articles from the more mainstream news outlets. They see what the major news outlets are talking about and they go with it. Which is why I don’t spend time reading my own country’s news articles. I know where they get the news, which is why I’m one step ahead before the people around me ask “Have you heard about…”. Yes, I’ve heard about it. Have you looked at the nuance though? No? Too complicated? Don’t have time? Oh, you just want to feel good and will say anything that sounds good to the ears of those who know little about the subject? Oh, do go on, I can’t wait for the moment you slap me with a grossly exaggerated label just because you didn’t do your homework! I’m the degenerate here after all who spends at least an hour a day to get updated on the many daily shenanigans all over the world while you are the morally upright individual that ecos the words you heard on TV or from everydayfeminism or buzzfeed or infowars.. how predictable.

 

Anyway, I tend to not care that much for the things that happen in my own country, politically speaking. Why? It’s just an eco of what happens everywhere else. Test it for yourself! Look at something that happens on one of the major countries in the European Union. Look at what happens in the United States or Canada. It will most likely happen in a few weeks or months right afterwards. A year or two at best!

Want an example? Here:

1st February – United States | 7th March – Portugal

I don’t need to look deep into my own country’s insignificant and downgraded version of what happened in the United States on the 1st of February to know what happened. Students gathered and decided to label the speaker as a fascist and a bigot, rioted and the speeches got canceled. Nothing quite fantastic and spectacular, except the usual name calling, gross exaggeration of the public figures in question and their views.. and thus they were silenced for a day because of their “hate speech”. Now, I don’t defend these two public figures and, to be completely honest, I know nothing about Jaime Nogueira Pinto in specific.. but I defend their right to speak whatever they want. I defend EVERYONE’S right to speak, without censorship. Even the most crazed lunatics. Clearly there’s an audience and if someone has strong feelings against whatever these two believe, why not have a debate instead of crying loudly about “hate speech”? Just.. argue, debate, provide evidence, debunk their ideas and strip away their audience fairly. But you don’t do things fairly, do you.. oh left?

 

Oh.. don’t you go shouting that I’m “right winged” or “alt-right”. You are soo far on the left to know what a right wing is, of course everything that is different to your view is “right winged”. But you should feel flattered! I give the left side soo much attention and critique, it’s like I actually care for the things you say and do. And you’re right, I do.. more than the right. Because I know the right side is obviously just as silly. The reason why I’ve been criticizing the left mostly is because you have become a nuisance on my daily life. I wish I could sit here, typing a wall of text as to why Trump’s awful. About his ridiculous wall against Mexico. About how he deny’s Global Warming and whatever the hell is an “alternative fact”. About his Anti-Science policies. About his hair.

I wish I could.. I really do. But my schedule is filled with debunks about something that some left side individual said that is completely detached from reality. You know, things like some underground reptilian armies and Satan– oh.. sorry, I mean patriarchy and identity politics! They kinda fall into the same category of conspiracy theories with no actual concrete evidence. Probably some “alternative facts” or something a feminist at some college wrote, much like a biblical prophet writing a book that cannot be questioned or else you will be shunned or stoned to death!

 

Plus, it’s not like the right winged side doesn’t have their own insults against my own person. I’ve been called a social justice warrior just by the fact that I’m a transsexual and have a blue haired cartoon character as an online alter ego! It’s just a cartoon character.. I don’t actually have blue hair nor do I aspire to dye my hair with an exotic hair color. I don’t like that kind of attention, I just want to blend in with society. I like modesty, yet elegant. Yes, I know radical feminists tend to dye their hair in such colors but it is of extreme importance that one knows the difference between a cartoon character and reality! No, really.. I don’t look like my cartoon character. I believe that I’m better looking in reality, though I guess that’s subjective.

I’ve also been called a Cultural Marxist by those who are nationalist right leaning individuals. Because I believe that being proud of your own nation is just as ridiculous of being proud of your own skin color. Or gender. Or sexuality. How can one be proud of something they didn’t chose? Don’t you have something else to be proud of? Maybe of your own achievements or of your parents? Or of your friends? No? Just some arbitrary aspect that people shouldn’t care about? I say no to segregation!

 

But really, you may ask (if you survived thus far without plugging your ears and spasm about how I’m wrong.. without any sort of counter argument).. what is my real political alignment? What do I stand for?

Simple. When it comes to left and right, I see strengths on both sides (and also plenty of weaknesses). Sometimes, having left leaning ideals isn’t bad and they should be considered. Sometimes, being a little conservative isn’t wrong and becomes a need.  But, most of all, I don’t look too keen on authoritarians. And those can be found on both sides.

I cannot stand segregation. I do not care about your nationality, your religion, your skin color, your sexual orientation, your gender. I really.. do not care. I like individuals who can think for themselves and not in boxes. Individuals who are free, that have equal opportunities to reach far and wide. To punish those who step on someone else’s freedom and rights. Give the freedom to the people to believe whatever they want to believe, talk whatever they want to talk about.. but never allow personal believes to affect another individual’s freedom without consent.

 

Overall, I’m all about individualism. Against loud and angry authoritarian voices who believe they have the right to silence and subjugate individuals to their own will.

In short, if you feel like labeling me something, the closest thing you’ll probably get is a Classic Libertarian (though not 100% accurate, but the closest thing I’m familiar with). Do not dare to put me in a box together with self identifying Libertarians..

So, when I see liberties being breached, those ideals and morals that that I have very strong feelings about; I defend those who can bring hope, some balance to politics. Not because I agree with them, or support them. But to remove the crown and scepter away from those who are stepping on my toes (or are about to), on my individual freedoms. And right now, I believe the left side needs to have their crown and scepter taken away from them for some time. Not because I agree or support the right wing. But because the left has become the Authoritarians. My struggle is not against left or right.. but against up and down. And no, I don’t stand for Anarchists. Didn’t I tell you I don’t like extremes of anything? Balance is key!

 

I -really- hope that answered a few doubts.. though it most likely didn’t. We are dividing ourselves further and further to extremes. So I bet some people will read this and misinterpret everything I’ve said and just throw around a few unrealistic labels in hopes that they will stick.

I.. really hate politics. But the current political climate doesn’t leave me with much choice. Once I start feeling confident about my own voice and appearance, I’m thinking about creating a few videos about these topics. Not because I believe my opinions are important, not because I believe people will listen. Not because I’m prolific when it comes to politics. In fact, I believe that my opinions are just as good and valid as the child on the left. But I feel confident enough that I’ll be fine against the opinions of children like this one on the right.

Instead, I’ll do it because I feel morally obligated to do so, to make a stance for my own freedom and rights.

 

There’s also another plan, to eventually migrate away from the European Union. But that one’s more complicated and needs to be well thought out. There’s a very high chance that’ll never happen. But it would be awesome~

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I’m LITERALLY shaking

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Okay, I’m actually proud of this picture, haha!

Good Afternoon…

 

Yes, it happened. People are shaking in fear and rioting over a rotten orange. Everyone all over the world suddenly has an opinion about what just happened. Now everyone’s an expert in politics and knows exactly what happened. Are you shaking while you post your tweet or Facebook post about your perfect ten, in sadness and rage that you are feeling from one to ten? Oh no, how will you explain this to your children! The orange man and his red group of <insert all the “-ists” bad labels> are going to be mean towards every <insert all the minorities>. Have you heard about that one person that got discriminated and beaten by the bad orange man’s supporters? It’s true because there’s a picture of someone bleeding with a thousand likes! If a thousand people liked this, it means it’s true, obviously! The apocalypse has started, let’s run to Canada (and not Mexico, for some reason, even though we are in favor of all the minorities that live thereeeee…)! Someone should do something about this before it’s too late and people start killing themselves and others!

 

… Okay, now that that’s over, things have actually quieted down during this weekend on my Facebook feed. Though it is far from over. There’s still 4 years ahead, at least. Or 8, if people don’t learn from this experience.

I actually do feel bad for a few people that have painted the world so grim and dark over a dingus spoiled orange. That have tried, for more than a year, distort and destroy his public image because they listened and believed what the media had to tell them about it. They listened to all the celebrities that were in favor of the blue party. Though I do feel bad for these people, I am then reminded that they spent an entire year calling everyone else that disagreed with them as “deplorable” and all the “-ists” labels. You people have been shaming everyone that didn’t saw the world the same way as you did. And now you lost. Now you are gathering crocodile tears, making children and those who are already psychologically fragile.. actually cry and fear. Now that’s shameful of you.

But you know what? I’m not actually going to write a long post about how you were wrong. About how Hillary was going to bring a World War because of her no-fly zone (You know Russia would have a problem with that and, as someone that belongs to a country within NATO, that means my country would get dragged into this too), not afraid to bring the nuclear weapons. About how corrupted she was, about her e-mails (the media was all in her favor. So all the celebrities. Even media in Europe was in her favor). About the shame she tried to invoke against those who didn’t voted for her, bringing the woman card into play (literally, she made a woman card. Somehow, I feel like my own intelligence is being insulted). About how Trump wants to kick out ILLEGAL immigrants (and NOT ALL immigrants. Seriously, why does America even allow ILLEGAL immigrants? That’s silly). About how he actually wants to protect LGBT Americans (seriously, have you people been paying attention? Have you really? How can you say he’s against LGBT people when he has expressed loudly that he wants to protect LGBT people?!)

I could do all that, I could, I could waste a lot of time trying to expose these things. But no. I won’t. Because I know people won’t listen anyway and they will remain in their own little “ego” (echo) chambers. I understand, you just want to fit in with the narrative and, if the media and all the social networks are complaining about this, you are willing to be intellectually dishonest and lazy to the point of just echoing the words spoken by the loudest. I could shout and call people a bunch of nasty words to expose their own flaws. But I won’t. I won’t because I would be an hypocrite.

 

I’m not in favor of Trump, but I was anti-Hillary since I heard Bernie Sanders lost to her. I don’t care for politics but, ever since I’ve been learning more and more about certain social movements that advocate for Social Justice given my own condition and how upset I am at those people, one thing let to another and it allowed me to examine these elections carefully for quite a good number of months. I don’t like Trump either, he does seem like a big spoiled narcissist millionaire who has been planning this for a while. I wouldn’t say he is all those “-ists” that people keep spouting as if bear any meaning (newsflash, it doesn’t. Your tricks don’t work anymore.. in case these elections weren’t evident enough). If anything, I’m going to echo what a certain youtuber once said: “He is a man child with the personality of a typical jock”. My opinion, he’s going to be a George W. Bush.

However, though he is extremely flawed and unfit, I rather prefer this “wild card” over an absolute catastrophe. It isn’t even about these Social Justice groups that made me anti-Hillary. Yes, they are annoying to deal with and often use people like me as their shield for their own ideologies.. but you can’t get any worse than a World War. And I’m certain that Hillary was going to provoke a World War. With Trump? It may.. or may not. It’s uncertain. I prefer being uncertain. Because it may never happen. I hope you, dear reader, can understand what I’m trying to say.

 

Anyway.. where was I going with this? Oh right. Not going to waste my time pointing out that the world deserved this because of the overall behavior. You brought this to yourselves. Your tears, though noted and though I do feel somehow bad, it makes me feel annoyed more than anything. Because I know, deep down, you are just going to try to silence voices like mine or “look away” just because we dared to question the status quo. It’s fine. Look away. Keep up with that behavior because, if you do, the angry orange is going to remain there 8 years and not just 4. And you are going to turn Europe slowly to the right winged parties, making the European Union collapse. Unless one of you decides to commit an atrocity. If you do that, you can be certain that no one is going to enjoy the vice-president. Now that vice-president can represent one (or few) of your worst fears, not Trump. He is the one that you should fear, not Trump.

 

So, instead, I’m just going to post these few videos. Because some people pay more attention to videos than just text.

This is who is to blame for Trump | Watch This If You’re Shocked That Trump Won | Shitpost 1 | Shitpost 2

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