Years ago when I was in high school, I remember listening to an episode of Focus on the Family where Dr. Dobson was discussing the case of Andrew Martinez. Martinez was the young campus activist at Berkeley in the early 1990s who decided to go to school naked. Dobson and his guests were discussing not just the bizarreness of his actions, but the fact that liberal Berkeley really struggled with telling him to put his clothes on. Long a bastion of progressive political correctness, the super-intellects at Berkeley didn’t want to infringe on anyone’s rights of expression, so the kid hung on for months…naked.
It was Dobson’s point at the time that when a culture (in this case a college campus) loses its grip on moral absolutes as Berkeley had done, it will quickly lose its rationality and ability to enforce any basic standards of acceptable conduct. He was right, of course. And given that Dobson is still alive, I’ve often wondered if he doesn’t look at how the whole of Western Civilization has tragically followed Berkeley’s lead into moral oblivion.
Just the issue of sexual ethics alone is enough to demonstrate how utterly rudderless our ship has become. Whether it’s Canadian judges ruling that a child can have three biological parents (think about that for a minute), or this equally absurd event unfolding in England:
A baby could become the first person in England and Wales not to have a legal mother if a court grants a transgender man the right to be identified as the child’s father.
Just to make sure you’re following this, a woman gave birth to a child. That woman believes she is a man and wants to be recognized legally as the child’s father even though she is the child’s mother. And Western civilization is preparing to play along with the delusion. Why? For the same reason Berkeley couldn’t tell a naked kid to put his clothes on 30 years ago. We’ve torn free our culture’s ethical moorings and are flapping in the breeze of relativity.
Just ponder this argument being made by progressive LGBT groups who have taken up the woman’s case:
A spokesperson for British advocacy group Gendered Intelligence told Newsweek it is aware that more trans men and transmasculine nonbinary people are becoming pregnant and giving birth.
"It is incongruous that a trans man is able to have his gender legally recognized, have a male gender marker on his passport and marry as a man, yet must be recorded as "mother" on his child's birth certificate," the spokesperson said.
The thing is this group is exactly right when they say it makes no sense that someone who is the biological mother of a child – meaning they are equipped with a uterus, womb, ovaries, eggs, and all other parts necessary for gestating a baby inside themselves – can be legally recognized by the state (both on her passport and her marriage license) as a man.
But look at what outrages these vocal groups about that legal incongruity. This is how far gone Western Civilization is: this incongruity will be corrected not by affirming the reality that a woman cannot be a man, it will be resolved by pretending that a child can be born without a mother, and the person whose womb they emerged from is actually a man.
It’s more than the emperor who has no clothes these days – it’s the whole of Western Civilization.