The whole "transgendered" push is utter madness.
There are two genders, make and female. Anyone who says otherwise is being infantile and delusional. Whoever made up that "cis" term, not to mention all the "ze"-type pronouns, is operating at the level of a second-grader at best.
Five years ago, the notion of transgendered bathrooms seemed silly and snickers-inducing to effectively all who had heard of it. Now it is the stuff of NBA boycotts and Justice Department intrusions into state-level policy.
But now it is putting us in mortal peril:
Just what we don't need at a time like this:
The former Soviet nation is ramping up fears over nuclear war and blaming the West for the unsettling possibility of a conflict.
As international tension builds following attacks in Syria, Russian state officials are preparing terrified citizens for a nuclear war – which they say would be started by America.
Today’s exercise is being run by EMERCOM, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry.
Civil Defence Department director Oleg Manuilov told Interfax: "Training will be held from October 4 to 7 and will be attended by more than 40 million people, more than 200 thousand professionals rescue units and 50 thousand pieces of equipment."This follows the suspension of the weapons-grade plutonium disposal deal between Russia and post-America, as well as suspension of bilateral communications about Syria, as well as large-scale Russia-China war games in the South China Sea in September, as well as drills involving 12,500 Russian troops, fighter jets and anti-aircraft missiles in Crimea.
It also follows 31 unsafe and / or unprofessional interactions the US Navy has experienced with Iran so far this year, as well as three missile tests by that nation in the last year.
It also follows the fifth and most powerful North Korean nuclear-weapon test a few weeks ago.
This points up the counterproductive nature of compartmentalization of the challenges facing this gravely imperiled country into "social issues," national security issues and economic issues.
Everything starts with the so-called "social issues." A nation that can't even come together to say, "There are only two genders; case closed," let alone denounce the marginalization of, and making legal trouble for, Christians who insist on adhering to a definition of marriage considered basic throughout the world throughout history until less than a decade ago, let alone discontinue funding to an organization that murders its fetal citizens and sells their organs is a nation that won't have the will to defend itself against mortal threats.
We could, at this juncture, explore the question of whether either of the two viable presidential candidates has any interest in restoring sanity to this situation, but I doubt that it matters much. The next president may well be handed on day one a crisis too terrifying to contemplate that transpires between now and the third week in January.
If you think post-American life is grotesque now . . .