Very recently America took part in one of our ‘traditions’, if you will, the mid-term elections. To say that it was vicious is an understatement of the first magnitude. People said things about other people that were, in my not-so-humble opinion, libelous and slanderous, and they get away with it because all the parties involved are ‘public figures.’ Saying something nasty about an opponent may be considered to be within the realm of political infighting, but when it gets to the point of inciting a riot, perhaps suggesting the murder of an adversary…that’s gone too far.
During the campaigns for the various seats under consideration, one might hear the oft-used phrase ‘we are a nation of laws’ or ‘we are a nation of immigrants’ and both of them are true. What disturbs me is that we have laws on the books already that would prevent a lot of the “problems” that have surfaced in the last decade or so. I will lay the blame of a LOT of our current problems at the feet of the former occupant of the White House, one B. Hussein Obama. As for the immigrants, those coming in, and those attempting to come in, are an entirely different “breed” than those that came in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. Those folks came to BECOME Americans.
It may come as a surprise to many Americans that we are not the only people that have problems with borders. True, we have made our Southern border the focus of the immigration problem, but don’t you suppose there are other problems, with other borders in other countries? The people in the European Union, as an example, are living in what amounts to a borderless area and, as one might expect, it brings on curious thoughts and in some cases, problems. As reported in the New York Times, a minister’s family lives in Alsace, but not always in the same country. If that’s puzzling, read on. His grandfather fought for the Germans in World War One, and his father for the French in World War Two. His great-niece lives in France but works in Germany, and she crosses the border daily…the one that her ancestors fought and died for. It was then, no coincidence that the EU put their headquarters in the capital of Alsace, Strasbourg.
Today’s Europeans, that is the ‘real’ Europeans, not the Muslim invaders, have no memories of industrialized and methodical slaughter. They are oblivious to what went on in the 20th Century, since most of them weren’t alive then, or, if they were, they came much later than the ending of the war. The legacies of the world wars continue to shape Europe, and as one might expect, not always in a beneficial manner. Germany, for one, has imported more people of a certain type, than it really should have and as a result, is beginning to suffer for it. Ms. Merkel was the prime mover behind the immigration, which I call an invasion, and she doesn’t know if Europe will heed the lessons from the past. It may, in fact, be too late for Germany, or France, for that matter. It was, if you’ll excuse the comparison, the camel sticking its head into the tent…and eventually moving into the tent and chasing the occupant out.
Moving back to our country, let’s just think about ‘transgender’ people. Not being an expert on the subject, I went looking for some information on it, and this is what I found on Wikipedia:
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. Transgender people are sometimes called transsexual if they desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another. Transgender is also an umbrella term: in addition to including people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex (trans men and trans women), it may include people who are not exclusively masculine or feminine (people who are genderqueer or non-binary, including bigender, pangender, genderfluid, or agender). Other definitions of transgender also include people who belong to a third gender, or else conceptualize transgender people as a third gender. Infrequently, the term transgender is defined very broadly to include cross-dressers, regardless of their gender identity.
That sounds legit, but also like gobbledygook to me.
That brings us to this headline: ‘Transgender Girl Charged In Brutal High School Attack.‘ The article starts out with…”A transgender girl charged in brutal Texas high school attack that was caught violently punching, kicking and stomping on a girl on a shocking video says she was just ‘hitting back at a bully after receiving a death threat…‘ Now, I could be wrong on this but the way I saw this was that an eighteen-year-old MALE who decided he wanted to be a female, beat up a female classmate because HE felt he was being bullied. Travez Perry, who goes by “Millie” certainly had the advantage in this definitely one-sided brawl. When Perry appeared in court on assault charges, her attorney told a judge that the teen has been undergoing a difficult transition from male to female and that: ‘There’s more to this story than meets the eye.‘, and to that, I would add ‘yes, there definitely is.’
Parting shot: Because of too much political correctness, we have problems like these, and we shouldn’t. Can’t we return to ‘normalcy’?