Hug a conservative. We must beware of tribalism.
It’s the old story of the single issue voter, red vs. blue, conservative vs. liberal.
It’s what causes the thought error that, because radical feminists and religious fundamentalists agree on the existence of biological dimorphism they must, in fact, be members of the same group.
Or that someone who is “Pro-LGBT” supports social programs or civil liberties.
As those on the Left are fighting to defeat corrupt Republicans, we must remember who it was that corrupted them.
I don’t frequent sites like The Federalist but the headline was too good – Rich White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology. The author Jennifer Bilek has one other article along the same lines. She appears to mainly be a gifted portrait artist.
But her interest in the subject was piqued a few years ago, “As an environmental activist who was deplatformed from a speaking venue by transactivists, in 2013 I developed curiosity about the power of this group to force this development.”
She says her years-long investigation took her down money trails to some of the richest, most influential, most anonymous men in the world.
She used the family of one transwoman as an example. “Once a family man and a decorated member of the armed forces, Jennifer Pritzker…. is one of the largest contributors to transgender causes and, with his family, an enormous influence in the rapid institutionalization of transgenderism.”
“Some of the organizations Jennifer owns and funds are especially noteworthy to examining the rapid induction of transgender ideology into medical, legal and educational institutions.”
The influential organizations Jen has in his pocket include:
- The American Civil Liberties Union
- Planned Parenthood
- The Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
Jen’s aunt and uncle founded a hospital for children’s psychiatry at UC San Francisco. There’s an LGBT medical center in Lakewood, Ohio. He funds the guy who decided Target needed gender neutral bathrooms.
His cousin Penny is even better. She was instrumental in getting Barack Obama elected. Under Obama, she secured $70 million for biopharmaceuticals. “Penny has funded the Harvard School of Public Health…. as well as providing scholarships to Harvard University medical students.
“The Boston Children’s Hospital Gender Management Services wing physicians are all affiliated with Harvard Medical School.”
Sometimes we may marvel at how anyone is swallowing this regressive, sexist stuff. But if the people telling you your boy is really a girl are from Harvard, I think that would give most of us pause.
Penny’s brother J.B. ran for governor of Illinois last year. He owns and funds several medical technology companies. He and Jen both have global influence over what devices are in your hospital.
This is just a smattering of what Ms. Bilek reports. Several times, while listing all the prominent medical facilities founded for LGBT, she reminds us that homosexuals and bisexuals don’t need specialized medical care.
So who is all this for?
And it’s way more than medicine. “Along with support by pharmaceutical giants such as…. Pfizer…. Bristol-Myers Squibb…. major technology corporations including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Dell and IBM are also funding the transgender project.”
Can this really all be because they are afraid of being on the wrong side of history this time around?
“The massive medical and technological infrastructure expansion for a tiny (but growing) fraction of the population with gender dysphoria, along with the money being funneled to this project by those heavily invested in the medical and technology industries, seems to make sense only in the context of expanding markets for changing the human body.
“Martine Rothblatt suggests we are all transhuman…. expressing that could be a never-ending saga of body-related consumerism.”
Ah, there it is! Capitalism loves to eat social movements and sell the regurgitated bile back to us.
Trans people are lifetime medical patients. It’s the perfect cure – The one you have to keep coming back for!
“As these corporations were pushing for transgender bathrooms, they were fighting President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policies. In reporting the incidents simultaneously, CNN News made the obvious connection between the corporations’ interest in the immigration ban and commerce…. “It is inflicting significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.”
“It made no such equivalent connection for the corporations’ interest in transgender rights. The obvious question would be: Why do they care? The obvious answer is: Money.
So while those of us on the Left rail against politicians who take money from the NRA, we have to look long and hard at those who we might consider part of the liberal cause.
We have all heard about the shrinking conservative base. How the GOP is the party of a fading demographic. While a Blue Wave might sound glorious, you can bet the capitalists are following the money.
They will abandon the conservatives as the money dries up and seek greener pastures. Like a newly reinforced Federal Government. And they will suck all the life out of any genuine progressive agenda by commodifying whatever they can.
Love the band? You’re not a real fan until you own the t-shirt!
And we will let them in the front door, like every time before. Because they will be raising money for the poor trans children.
The conservatives are going to lose, and we will have a whole new crop of villains emerge. Capitalists don’t care, they will fly whatever flag is necessary to gain the public’s trust. So they can empty our pockets.