Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to stumble into computer programming which, as it turned out, was something for which I had a natural ability. Through several decades of work experience and countless hours of training, I like to believe that I’ve evolved into a fairly competent logical thinker.
That’s why so many of the activities that are transpiring throughout the country trouble me.
There are so many laws, policies, and positions that are blatantly illogical that it boggles the mind that someone, or group of someone’s, believed them to be workable. That leads to the conclusion that they were never designed to accomplish their publicly-stated goals through a logical step-by-step process, but rather via social and political pressure.
Here’s an example, I’m seeing all sorts of negative press about President Trump’s policy to prevent transgender people from serving in the military.
The furor prompts two questions: what are transgendered people and why shouldn’t they be part of our military?
A segment of our society whose proclivities include a preference for same-sex relationships has expanded their associations to include those who aren’t comfortable with their physical genitalia.
So they’ve created a new state of gender, now called a “transgender.” A transgender is someone who was born with the XX or XY chromosome configuration along with the corresponding genitalia, yet believes that they should have been born with the other one, they are said to “self-identify” as that other gender – the one they’re not.
The word confused doesn’t do this concept justice. They not only want to be addressed as but to also dress as, that other gender.
This used to be identified as Gender dysphoria and has been recognized as a genuine psychological disorder. But now, the LGBTQ lobby wants the normal 99.986% of the population to welcome transgender people with open arms as if they were normal. They, who believe that their plumbing is in error, choose to refer to themselves as transgender to explain why they prefer to be addressed as a woman when they were born with the physical attributes of a man (and vice versa).
Let’s face it; when you’re confused about whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ve got significant mental problems and covering them up with a façade of normalcy don’t make the mental problems go away, they’ll persist and exhibit themselves as depression and anxiety.
And that directly relates to the other logical fallacy I mentioned earlier, the military of our United States.
Our military is not a social experiment; it’s not a gender clinic. Our military’s purpose is to protect the United States from those would do us harm and that includes, when necessary, fighting a war.
The military must fight as a cohesive force, executing orders without question and doing whatever it takes to win. The military is no place for an individual who suffers from anxiety and depression or for someone who is relying on hormone therapy, surgical sex change operations (and recovery periods) or politically correct psychological therapy.
We need psychologically fit emotionally sound, highly trained troops to protect our nation from its enemies. Any group that has a 31% suicide rate cannot be considered normal and certainly doesn’t belong in our military.
It’s reasonable to ask why a transgender individual would want to enter the military. Aren’t there lots of other jobs that a transgendered individual could do, Career Planner lists over 12,000 here.
I’m going to offer a couple of possibilities: one, that it would add credibility to making a case for transgendered individuals to be considered “normal.” And two, that the military (taxpayers) would pick up the tab for any subsequent sex change operation deemed necessary.
If one examines all of the reasons for disqualifying an individual from joining the military (extensive list here), it seems obvious that someone who isn’t comfortable with their current body doesn’t qualify as psychologically normal and shouldn’t be accepted in the military.