In George Orwell’s masterpiece, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” he writes:
In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.
The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?
We’re not yet at that point in America where you will be literally murdered by the mainstream media and the political Left for arguing that two and two do not make five. Nevertheless, should your answer be four, a contract by CNN, MSNBC, Salon, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Daily Beast, etc. will be put out against your reputation and political aspirations.
Bruce “Call me Cait” Jenner is a man.
That is a biological, scientific, and objective fact.
In the same way someone else with a mental disorder (or an addiction to being a reality-show star) might prefer to be called Napoleon, Jenner might prefer to be called a woman. That request, however, does not make him a woman any more than my request to be called Batman makes me Batman.
There is also the not-so-small issue that Jenner hasn’t bothered to have a sex change operation. In other words, he’s still got his junk. Airbushing away a man’s junk does not make him a woman. In fact, you could kidnap me, put me in an induced coma for a year, pump me with estrogen and slap a vagina on me — when I wake up, I’m still a man. And I’ll kick the ass of anyone who says different.
Sorry, gender isn’t up to us, and no amount of self-mutilation or patronizing-enabling changes that fact. Another objective fact is that those who truly care about the well-being of the world’s Bruce Jenners do not enable and celebrate psychological disorders as the next civil rights revolution. If you truly care, you tell them the truth: that they need intensive and compassionate psychological help.
In any sane, rational, science-based world, Jenner’s gender would not be up for debate. Moreover, defiantly pointing to a man and calling him a man would not be the stuff of a Breitbart News column that will result in the stream of hate about to hit my Twitter feed (you can find me @NolteNC, by the way).
Unfortunately, we no longer live in a sane or rational world.
The mainstream media has not just hijacked language, our Fascist Overlords have hijacked objective truth. And now the Orwellian world we inhabit demands that you call a man a woman and a four a five, or you are a homophobe — or a transphobe, or a heternormativepansexualphobe, or whatever the word of the day might be.
America is so tolerant, there is so little racism and bigotry in this country today, that in order for the mainstream media to smear its enemies on the right as bigots, the media must now demand we deny reality.
MEDIA: What’s two and two?
MEDIA: Is Jenner male or female?
This isn’t just happening with Jenner.
The “pro-science” media will also smear us as racists, anti-science, homophobic, or extremists for standing by any number of objective facts.
This of course is all part of the plan; it’s a partisan, political tactic from a media frustrated by the lack of bigotry in America. No one is standing in school doors. No one is segregating buses or lunch counters. No one is bashing gays. No one is burning crosses.
Therefore, the only tactic the media has left is to invent anti-science nonsense, call it a fact, and call anyone a bigot or extremist who dares to disagree that 2 + 2 = 5 or that…
George Zimmerman is white.
Jesus is a socialist.
Only political cartoons that lampoon Muslims are racist.
A warming planet means harsher winters, which means Obama is not to blame for the economy.
Wildly popular (even among Democrats and blacks) Voter ID laws are Jim Crow.
Michael Brown is a gentle giant.
Trayvon Martin was a victim of racism.
The police are hunting black people.
Homosexuality is not a sin.
“Thug” is the new N-word.
Black rioters destroying black neighborhoods are protesters.
Honoring your religious conscience is discrimination.
Everything we label as racism is racism.
Here’s an example:
MEDIA: The death of Eric Garner looks like police brutality.
ME: I couldn’t agree more. There needs to be a full and immediate investigation.
The debate should end there, correct? Except…
The media can’t allow the debate to end there; conservatives can simply never be allowed to appear reasonable. This means the media has to go the anti-science route, has to demand we agree that 2 + 2 = 5:
MEDIA: The police officers responsible for Eric Garner’s death were motivated by racism.
ME: Well, we don’t know that. That’s why there needs to be an investigation.
MEDIA: Why do you hate black people?
Six years before the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell also wrote this:
Nazi theory indeed specifically denies that such a thing as “the truth” exists. … The implied objective of this line of thought is a nightmare world in which the Leader, or some ruling clique, controls not only the future but the past. If the Leader says of such and such an event, “It never happened” – well, it never happened. If he says that two and two are five – well, two and two are five. This prospect frightens me much more than bombs.
To keep the Right on defense and unjustly smeared as bigots, the media and Left are engaging in nothing less than intellectual terrorism.
Just watch how many times our fascist media will demand our Republican presidential candidates enable Bruce Jenner’s psycho-social problems (an act that has proven oftentimes to be fatal to those under a gender delusion) by answering “five” to the question of whether or not Jenner is a man or woman.
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