Jenner No Hero, Just Confused
I don’t intend to spend much time on the subject of Bruce Jenner- and yes I intend to continue to call him Bruce on the rare occasions he will cross the news wire.
Bruce Jenner is a man, period. I cannot figure out why we spend so much time debating this foolishness. I can assure you the day Mr. Jenner dies he will receive an autopsy just like the rest of us. There will be a telling medical question of fact on the form being filled out and that question will ask about gender. The Doctor will of course fill out the form in the legally required way and identify Jenner as a man, which of course he is. So why are we (we being politicians, Hollywood and the news media) working so very hard to convince everyone that men are actually women if they think so and women are men if they feel that way. If that is the case then maybe we should tell coroners that they can fill in anything they like on the form based on how ‘they’ feel that day. I mean no big deal right?
The truth is words matter and using them correctly really matters and identifying men as women and vice versa is perfectly dishonest and inaccurate. I also believe it is damaging to the fragile remains of the American family. The family of course has been considered trite and pedestrian in the eyes of the ever more aggressive forces on the left. The family itself has been under attack for decades now. We are told marriage, or how it is defined has no real meaning.
Bruce Jenner does not need to be held up as a hero, he should be looked at as a case study of what we are willing to give up. How much are you willing to surrender? Are you willing to give up all common sense and common decency too?
It also seems to me the word hero is thrown around way too easily these days. According to Webster’s dictionary the word hero is as follows:
1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal:
He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child.
What seems to be drowning is our sense of self as a nation. Our collective common sense needs to come up for air too.
By definition I do not think of Bruce Jenners battle over who he is. His exploits in the Olympics were certainly heroic but he is now a tragic figure, not a hero.
By the way, You should also know that today the World Health Organization still classifies Transgenderism or the belief you are another gender as a mental disorder. The WHO believes you should be treated professionally for such thoughts.
Maybe you’d be more comfortable with Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for John Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry.
McHugh says is plain English that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment and that sex change is “biologically impossible.”
In the end I hope Mr. Jenner will find whatever it is he is looking for and I wish him well. I do not however wish to discuss this nonsense any further.