Not Intending to be Rude, But…

In which the Washington Post and AEI casually embrace insanity as normal

If the American Enterprise Institution ("AEI") wants to make everyone in their offices dress as clowns tomorrow, they could certainly do it. They'd probably be less likely to face an employee lawsuit than if they asked a transgender employee to leave. Particularly in DC, they have get the pants sued off them if they tried to push out a mentally unstable trans employee. I get that out of the way and now this -- I'm noticing a trend among reporters, our social betters, etc. who take the position that it's not the crazy person, but us, with the problem. We're supposed to be polite and say nothing. To say anything is to be rude, offensive, bigoted, etc.

But I'll say it -- this is nuts.

AEI scholar Thomas Donnelly now wants to be called Giselle Donnelly and the Washington Post write up wants you to know it is all fine, normal, and if you have a problem with it, you are the problem.

A turning point came five years ago, when, a few months after separating from her first wife, Giselle met a photographer and makeup artist named Elizabeth Taylor. A former naval nuclear instructor, Taylor opened up a beauty shop in Washington called Makeovers that helps trans women find their style. The shop became an important node in a small but growing trans community in D.C., and was featured by the Washington Post in 2015.

Giselle and Beth shared a love of national security, wine, gender fluidity and BDSM. They soon began dating, and last year they were married.

"A love of…gender fluidity and BDSM" should tell you right there the problem is not you, but them. It is amazing how casually the Washington Post cites all this and everyone takes the "this is fine and normal" position.

It is not normal. It is deviance being defined as normal and it is pagan decadence on display.

The real point of all this is to say this -- Christians should not expect a safe harbor even within the conservative world. As deviancy is normalized, normal will be defined as deviant. Pagan decadence will force out Christian modesty as abhorrent even among conservative institutions in the long term.

AEI may be doing this because they think it is all fine or they may really be doing it because they're in DC and know they'd get sued out of business if they even suggested this was madness. But let's not delude ourselves -- scholarship or not, bonding over gender fluidity and BDSM and deciding to "become" a woman is not normal and is not sane and some of us should be willing to speak up and say so.

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gbr0wn
gbr0wn

Am I the only one who doesn't recognize "BDSM"?

SC Welch
SC Welch

Read the Rise and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire to find out the end of the story, what happens to countries that embrace decadence, depravity, and deviancy. God will eventually get tired of being the whipping boy and will turn our country over to the evil desires of the loud minority. He did this to Israel, and he will do it to us. All the more reason to pray daily for our country and to keep ourselves "unspotted from the world."

ekay
ekay

We can start by disassembling names people have assigned to some cause they promote. For instance, I wondered what people meant when they talked about being WOKE. I have come to the conclusion that it means Women Organized (to) Kill Ethics. If anyone has a better meaning for the acronym please let us know. As a country too many people are coming up with new words that have little to no real meaning other than so they can use those "new" words to cover for their rebellion against our long established morals and principles.

joboldt43
joboldt43

The late Senator Daniel P. Moynihan coined an expression for this type of insanity by the media. He called it "defining deviancy down", the process by which anti-social behavior gets "normalized". For example, don't call it "vandalism", call it "graffiti art", after all, if it is "art" it's not so bad. Nonsense! If you think that it is "art", put it in your living room, but not on a wall in my neighborhood.

DavidMKern
DavidMKern

In Dec 2017, Daniella Pletka of AEI was reporting whispers of Trump's insanity and drug usage. It makes you wonder what the AEI inmates who spread these Trump rumors are smoking.