It is deranged and insane for LGBT activists to extort states over their policies on bathroom privacy protection. Yet that’s what is happening to North Carolina, which recently passed a bill that says transgender persons don’t have a special – unique – privilege of suing for opposite-sex bathroom or locker room access.
The North Carolina bill has nothing to do with equal treatment of – well, anyone. It is a Goebbelsian “Big Lie” to frame the issue as if it does. It’s not about equal treatment or denying anything unjustly to “LGBT” people; in fact, it has nothing to do with being gay, lesbian, or “bi“ at all.
The North Carolina bill says there is no special privilege for anyone to sue his way into the bathroom or locker room used by members of the opposite biological sex. It says that in North Carolina, that can’t be the basis of a lawsuit. And it says that the default procedure for deciding which facility you have access to will be the sex listed on your birth certificate.
It doesn’t say no one can arrange to operate facilities on a different basis if he wants to. It says the state forecloses the option of suing proprietors, whether public or private, into submission on this matter.
It doesn’t say you can’t complete a surgical sex-reassignment course and get yourself officially registered as a member of the opposite sex, and then have access to opposite-sex facilities. It says the default for everyone is that you use the facility corresponding to the equipment you were born with.
This is so far from being unjust, to anyone, that you’d have to blast off from planet Earth and leave our galaxy get there.
Yet here’s North Carolina, being lied about by activists and the media, and having big corporations participating in an extortion scheme whose goal is enforced access to women’s bathroom and locker facilities for biological males.
That this is not a benign, domesticable goal is evident from the fact that it can only be approached by its partisans with lies, hysteria, and vituperation. There’s no such thing as calm, reasoned, honest advocacy for it. It’s packaged dishonestly as being somehow connected to fairness for lesbians and gays. (It’s not.) And its advocates get corporations to come in and levy an extortionate threat to the state: “We’ll deny you our business, if you don’t let those activists sue and harass you to get men into women’s facilities.”
Framed honestly, as what it is, this proposition is manifestly unhinged – or, as many people would recognize, evil.
So it’s no accident that, just at the time this issue is in the spotlight, we get a glimpse of the biological male the bathroom activists demand access for. Because the activists want no rules or provisions that would keep this individual out of a women’s bathroom or locker room, he is, in fact, a poster face for the goal they seek.
The individual in question is a trans person, born a male, who now identifies as female and goes by the name Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa. We’ll call him Medusa here (and get to the “Baphomet” in a minute).
Here is how Medusa describes “itself” at “its” blogspot.com profile:
I am the Dragon Lady, A pre-op M2F transgender in the process of morphing into a human dragon, becoming a reptoid as I shed my human skin and my physical appearance and my life as a whole leaving my humanness behind and embracing my most natural self awareness as a mythical beast. As for pronouns I prefer to be called “it” and not be referred to as a she or a her. WELCOME TO OBLIVION!
Medusa lists “its” blogs as follows:
The “blogs” are simply webpages with the titles indicated, but no content. Alert readers may well have seen articles in the last 24 hours on Medusa’s “metamorphosis” into a “mythical beast,” complete with the horn implants, tattoos, and – in 2015 – the removal of “its” outer ears and human nose structure.
Obviously, this is a deeply troubled individual. The point here is not to laugh at him. I’m sure many readers picked up immediately on clues like “Baphomet” – a name for Satan – and the “I am legion, for we are many” quote (Mark 5:9), and would unabashedly say this person is demon-possessed. The salutation “Welcome to oblivion!” certainly fits the profile, as does all the self-harm, and the wanting to transform “itself” into a serpent.
But the point is to highlight that this is the person bathroom activists want to have unfettered access to the public restroom your 11-year-old daughter will be using, or your 76-year-old mother, or your sister or your wife.
If you tried to point this out, the activists would come back at you with a chorus of irrelevant, howling blame and fury about you. They’d try to obfuscate the issue by claiming that you’re using absurd, extreme examples.
But what matters is that they wouldn’t agree with you, as normal people would, that Medusa shouldn’t be in a locker room unclothed with your college-age daughter.
Neither compassion nor tolerance requires that. But the activists’ proposition is, precisely, that you have no justification for keeping Medusa out of that locker room. What they peddle is a deceptive, guilt-baiting perversion of “compassion.”
There’s no moral accusation from them that you have any obligation to respond to, because they actually don’t seem to have any moral sense at all. The corporations that do their bidding certainly don’t. As several blogs have highlighted today, PayPal is punishing North Carolina for the state’s bathroom privacy protections, but at the same time is exploring business options in Cuba. Talk about a corrupt moral conscience.
There’s a storm coming in the affairs of men. If you want to weather it, be ready to know where you stand on these things. There’s no room for ambiguity here. This drama is what it looks like: an attack of evil. The fool is the person who tries to parse it away through complacent abstractions.