Where do your rights end, and my rights begin?
We seem to live in an overly “individualistic” society. However, society by definition (at least according to Merriam-Webster) is a “grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests.” Making “society” as an idea collectivist by nature.
So, while the world argues over and over again, “What about the rights of the minority?” One has to ask, “WHAT ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF THE MAJORITY?!” So some kid in Colorado wants to be a girl, but he’s a boy. Should he be allowed to use the girls restroom? The argument is that he “identifies” as a girl, although he is biologically male.
I’m not sure if you are aware, but boys and girls are different. It’s not bad, in fact it is good. Without these differences our race could not/would not continue on for future generations. Life wouldn’t exist. How would the parents of the schoolgirls feel? Fast forward to the not-so-distant-future when all the teenage girls are undressing in the school locker room after gym class when a boy (albeit a very effeminate boy) walks in and takes off his pants. Maybe he feels comfortable there, hell, what teenage boy wouldn’t want to use the girls dressing room? But, what about the rights of those who are biologically female? Maybe this kid’s hormones are screwed up, but the majority’s are not.
What if I identify as British, or Australian, or Japanese, or any of the other societies who drive on the
left-hand side of the road. Why can’t I drive on the left side?
What if I identify as an Iban, can I be treated as a hero for headhunting?
What if I identify as an astronaut, can we turn off gravity just for me?
Well, for the first two, society just won’t allow it. We have laws and regulations meant to keep us safe. Headhunting is infringing on anothers right to life. Driving on the opposite side of the road in a society who doesn’t follow suit will affect not only my own right to life, but it will infringe of the other members of said societies right to security and safety. For the last example, well, that’s just a law of nature. I heard a story that illustrates my point rather well.
“Once there was an elementary school class. One child brought a baby chicken for show-and-tell. One of the other students asked, “Is it a boy or a girl chicken?” The teacher posits a question to the class, “How can we tell?” To which another student responds, “I know. We can vote on it!”
It’s a silly story. Obviously a vote by a room full of children doesn’t determine the gender of the chicken. Yet, there are some who think a vote by a room full of adults, or even by one adult (namely a judge) can do just that. In the words of Glenn Pace, “No popular vote can change an absolute, eternal truth.” We cannot vote to turn off gravity anymore than we can vote to change the gender of the chicken (or a schoolboy in Colorado). It is an absolute eternal truth. You cannot escape it, you cannot change it. Some things are divinely mandated laws. Which our religions and other institutions should have been teaching all along rather than swaying to popular belief and adding to the social depravity and moral decline of this age.
What’s wrong with teaching our boys to become respectable men, and our girls to become respectable women and not playing into the confusions and delusions fed to them by a media trying desperately to normalize deviant behavior?