I Am Invisible

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For as long as I have been alive, I’ve felt different. It was one of those things I only noticed when the other kids did not notice it. Their lack of noticing is what make it so clear to me. I could never come up with the right words so I kept my thoughts bottled up, knowing that no one would notice, hoping I could ignore it. The other kids did not notice it because I’m invisible. That’s right. I’m one of millions of Americans who are invisible.

The opaque community takes their opacity for granted. They just think the fact that they reflect light is normal, while not reflecting light is strange or weird. They just take it for granted that others can see them so they pretend to see us. This attempt to normalize the invisible by insisting we can be seen has gone on for too long. It is time for the invisible community to be seen, so to speak. We have be living without shadows for too long!

This is nonsense, of course, but is it any more ridiculous than men in sundresses demanding the rest of us pretend they are girls? Bruce Jenner is not a female. He is a male. He can dress up as a girl and have himself mutilated so he looks like a girl, but he is a man. Humans come in one of two sexes, male and female. This is a matter of genetics.

The veracity of my claims to invisibility are just easily tested. You could hold up a mirror and see if I have a visible reflection. If so, then I am not invisible. Alternatively, you could put a light on one side of me and check to see if the light passes through me. If I blocked the light, then I am opaque. This is basic physics and a debatable topic.

The question is why are we forced to indulge the lunacy of one denial of reality, but not other forms of reality denying? One reason is that burly men in sundresses appeals to the flat earth society types, who insist humans are born as amorphous blobs. Claims to invisibility don’t further the cause of the blank slate. That and forcing the rest of us to ignore the invisible would be counterproductive for attention seekers.

There’s also the fact that the lunatics promoting this stuff truly believe it horrifies the sane, normal people out in squaresville. A big part of radicalism from the French Revolution to the present, is the desire to be shocking and outrageous. Radicalism, political or cultural, is mostly a temper tantrum by people who can accept the world as it is. Just as a spoiled child throws tantrums in public, the radical seeks to offend those they see as normal.

Then there is the Theodore Dalrymple observation from years ago:

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

That’s the lesson from this story about a good, progressive mother of small children, having to stand silently as a burly man, claiming to be a women, uses the lady’s room at Disneyland.

So yes… there were women and small children using the restroom and this man was walking around knowing no one would say anything.  So here I am…writing this blog, because honestly I need answers. We can’t leave this situation ambiguous any more. The gender debate needs to be addressed… and quickly. There have to be guidelines. It can’t just be a feeling. I’m sorry. I wish it could, but it can’t.

A society in which no one knows the rules, except the rulers, is a society that cannot self-organize. It must fall into authoritarianism. In fact, it must embrace authoritarianism, because there must be order. Even the madness of North Korea beats anarchy, where it is a war of all against all. To no small degree, the people pushing the denial of biological reality are doing so in order to expand their authority over the rest of us.

There’s another angle here though, one that is not reductionist. Progressives have been in control of America since the Civil War. The great industrial wars of the early 20th century, then the long Cold War, worked to restrain some of the worst impulses that are let loose when a person or group has unchecked power. Those restraints are gone so all of the reckless tendencies of Progressives can be indulged, seemingly without consequence.

In other words, this reality denying madness we see going on with Progressives, has a late phase degeneracy vibe to it. Most of this nonsense is happening in well insulated compounds like the college campus. The Progs have total control so all of their worst instincts are free to run riot. It’s not some new phase in the long civil war, but the final burst of maniacal lunacy before there is the knock on the door and reality bursts in.

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My first thought when I read that story was that the dude was a big hairy troll par excellence.
I actually wonder the same thing about Lactantius. When you read his defense of a flat world you have to realize that the tradition of the earth as a sphere with its circumference calculated by earlier Greeks had been around for centuries. The Ptolemaic theory was consistent with the earth being a sphere within concentric spheres.

Tumpeter
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Yes to trolling the snowflakes. I am a 6’4″ “male”. I tell them I am a trans woman and a lesbian. And that their refusal to have sex with me is transphobic and homophobic.

Minimalmed
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Nice touch. A little topspin.

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Zman, That was a profound indictment of the carnival of the bizarre that passes for “normal” or “noble” in America today. Than you sir.

The Sage
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> Humans come in one of two sexes, male and female. This is a matter of genetics. Alas for this simplistic view of things, biology is complex, and complex systems can and do screw up from time to time, in a wide variety of ways — from blatant cases where individuals with masculine appearing bodies turn out to be XX, or those individuals with XXY, to more subtle metabolic conditions that only manifest later in life. The real problem here is that having become designated victim group du jour, there is a whole bandwagon rolling of attention seekers and other… Read more »
jay
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Other than extremely rare situations (XXY, hermaphrodites) there is no biological (including hormonal) or neurological indication to the vast majority of these cases. Essentially, all evidence points to a psychological situation. I’ve known male and female cross dressers who fully understood they were playing a fantasy. They made no attempt to claim biology. Now, as with any psychologial problem, these people still have human rights but as with other delusions, that does not require others to buy into the belief. Saw a recent article about a 40 something man who identified as an 11 year old girl. The bizarre thing… Read more »
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I hope you’re right, but I am pessimistic. Look at the frenzy to destroy Trump. He and his voters are the mortal enemies of the whole Cult agenda. Maybe Trump hatred is the final burst of Cult madness, but, as I say, I see little to be optimistic about. He will be around for eight years at best. Meanwhile, The NAACP, NFL and NBA just brought the North Carolina legislature to its knees. This will only encourage the crazies. They were, as you say, slowed down by the hot and cold wars of the 20th century. Similar catastrophes now are… Read more »
David Maurer
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ZMan… you state that Progs have been in control of the USA since the Civil War. I might push that date forward by a generation, but that’s a quibble. My question to you is why do you think conservatism has been unable to maintain its formerly dominant position against the radical and contrary ideas of Progressivism? Why have the rationalist ideals of the Enlightenment withered against the successive onslaught of Marxism, structuralism, post-modernism, neo-Marxism, etc.? Is there something inherent in conservatism tthat makes it ill-equipped to assert, convince and overcome?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Maybe worth a separate posting?

Bobbye
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Progressivism was birthed and came out of the Protestant churches in the early 1800s. It first took power with Abe Lincoln. Up until Teddy Roosevelt ran in his Progressive Party, both Republican and Democrat Parties were tilting progressive. Conservitives are progressives who want things to be as they were 30-40 years ago.Since 1860 it has all been downhill for liberty and freedom.

Recusant
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Well, for one, Conservatism is a state of mind not an ideology. There is its strength and there is its weakness.

Madhatton
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conserservatives are always on the bench . Never in the GAME . Merely referees , commenting .. low energy , not in the streets or faces . Or even the fight . PTD the virile antidote .. will he be coopted ? Gawd I hope not .

Rod1963
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That about sums up Conservatives. Most are your classical French surrender monkeys. They surrendered to the Left on the culture wars in the 1970’s and in the 80’s on immigration. In the 90’s they voted to support “free trade” and globalization. When Trump came on the scene they just about had a heart attack. Here was a man who stood for everything they hated: Being proud to be a American, putting Americans first, honest trade, strong border security, limiting foreign engagements, etc. Until Trump threw his hat in the ring, I often wondered what good was the GOP and Conservatives… Read more »
LetsPlay
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I think your first inclination is still appropriate. There is no difference between the parties and the GOP is not worth anything. Just look at the problems both sides of the aisle are giving Trump and the GOP owns both sides of the Congress. No. I think if it weren’t for our two party system, Trump really belongs to a “third” party and that is why both existing parties continue to block him however they can. I guess he had to have a label and support so he went with “Republican” but he doesns’t really fit either well. He is… Read more »
jo blo
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The collectivists gang up, and they have no scruples about (mis)using ALL the powers and loot of govt. to further their cause. The kinds of people attracted to govt. work assure the schools, bureaucracy and judicial systems will be infested by busybody know-it-alls – natural leftards. Media work naturally attracts glib, shallow people whose vanity compels them to “popular” positions. The real question is: how do conservatives ever win anything? The answer is important and should be very instructive : the only reason conservatives are ever able to win is because (most) people smarten up as they get older, further… Read more »
Dutch
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The Prog world view is that the narrative is the reality. Their fundamental error is that the narrative is instead an interpretation of reality, because humans make sense of the world by wrapping a story around what they see and experience. Real world experience is a series of very random and messy things. Building a narrative around the random and messy is how we cope, explain, and keep from going crazy. The Progs do two things with this. First they create the most unlikely and self-serving narratives in the first place. Then they tamp down the resulting cognitive dissonance by… Read more »
Bobbye
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This delusional behavior exist because it increases the power of government. That is why even red states enforce this crap, although to a lesser degree so as not to get the frog noticing. It absolutely cannot exist without enforcement by a strong police state. Since the majority always support the military and the police it will only get worse. Oh, and the real truth of man’s existence; well that is just an old fashion love song, Genesis 2

MWP
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1984 and ANIMAL FARM? 🙂

jo blo
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@Dutch: Good comment. But I think our greatest hope is the internet. Where would we be now, without internet communications? Isolated, demoralized and reluctant to tell our ideas to strangers.

Actually, we (Americans and conservatives) have had a lot of PURE LUCK, most recently the election of Trump (thanx, twitter).

If we are to have any hope of seeing the many crimes and misdeeds of the (D)irtbag party exposed, the internet will get the news out even as the MSM does it’s utmost to obfuscate –

krautokee
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And the knock on the door will be Abdul Stabbi and his buddy, Omar Al-Exploder.

Chazz
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They won’t answer that knock on the door; it may be another Russian conspiracy.

Member

Just figured it out. He’s a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

Member

The Masque of the Red Death, baby.

karl hungus
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zman, you just got to do a post on the human propensity to fantasy. for that is what underlies leftism and all utopian schemes. to me, fantasy is a poisonous coping mechanism, and i run a mile whenever i detect someone who lives in their own “bubble”.

Al from da Nort
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Actually, a version of the demand to affirm obvious falsehoods has been going on for thousands of years. It’s called paganism, IOW worship of the created over the creator. Under paganism you are demanded to affirm that a carved hunk of wood or rock that is obviously not alive at all is actually a a powerful supernatural being that must be placated in some costly way with real stuff produced by the sweat of the brow. I was about to say ‘disagreeable way’ but except for that bit about burning up your own babies alive that the ancient Palestinians practiced,… Read more »
Uncool Cat
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When I lived in California in the early 1980s, a psychotherapist I knew mentioned (without giving any further details and so respecting confidentiality) that she had one male client who wanted to have a sex change operation … so he could become a lesbian. This seemed beyond belief to me at the time. Today it would not surprise me that much. Kevin MacDonald calls the Jews a “culture of critique” — they must always be opposed to the Establishment (or what they imagine it to be, since in fact they are a large part of the Establishment). But now it’s… Read more »
PorgusJones
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In the 1980s, The SFy author Jessica Amanda Salmonsen was a trans male-to-female who identified as a lesbian. At least that is what I understood from her fanguuurl defenders. Attempting to confirm this on Internet failed.

Member

According to McHugh, or whatever his name is. The guy who used to be the psychiatrist on the Johns Hopkins sex change team. Most male to female grannies remain sexually attracted to women. Besides the dysphoria toward their male bodies, they also think that they would be more attractive to women as a woman.
I think this is the pathology of Bruce Jenner.

revjen45
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Jenner: Chicks with dicks?

vladdy
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Was that meant to be “grannies” or “trannies”?

Severian
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There’s *something* to blank-slatism, though. I’ve been a deep cover shitlord in academia for quite a while now, and people who claim to believe this stuff really DO seem to believe it, despite acting like the decadent children of privilege they so obviously are. Psych 101 suggests severe cognitive dissonance*, but I’ve never seen it. I have never, not once, ever, seen a prof remotely bothered by his 1% lifestyle. Nor has anyone ever given me a cynical wink or a sly smile about putting one over on the rubes, even though everyone in the ivory tower knows that the… Read more »
Phil
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“The Progs have total control so all of their worst instincts are free to run riot. It’s not some new phase in the long civil war, but the final burst of maniacal lunacy before there is the knock on the door and reality bursts in.” We saw so much of this in the run-up to the election that I think they assumed that they were on the homestretch. The ascension of Mr. Trump has reset the whole game. This is one of the main reasons for the frantic attempts to discredit, if not overthrow him. As I watched this, two… Read more »
Doug
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Well Zman you called it when you coined the term and defined the dirt people.
That is what I think.
I wrote these two pieces in tribute, and because of your insights and for us dirt people. They are not up to your fine standards, but then, I’m invisible and it’s difficult to define in words too.

(The second is a outlier of left handed logic, it popped into my head after something you said about being invisible, which you have conveyed a few times, but in not so many words.)

https://mtntopforge.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/the-man-who-discovered-a-race-of-men-called-the-dirt-people-who-do-not-exist/

https://mtntopforge.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/thinking-outside-the-box-of-social-engineered-perceptions/

TomA
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Men-in-the-Ladies-Room is just a skirmish in the larger battle for the future of the species. Industrialization wrought affluence, affluence wrought parasitism, and modern politics made it into a vicious cycle. The two sides in the current dimorphism are the productive at one extreme and the pathologically dependent at the other extreme. This bimodal distribution will continue to separate as the species cleaves into two main archetypes; self-reliant workaholics and loudly-whining parasites. The only effective survival strategy for the latter group is to exert control over the former via tyranny. Nothing will be resolved until the battle becomes unambiguously existential.

Guildofcannonballs
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dye05tvSoo

I posted this at Althouse recently, it sums up what is going on, humorously.

It is great the black actor saying “don’t you put that evil on me” considering white guilt and slavery in America.

Of course McKay the director and the stars are First Order Progs and the culture wasn’t as far gone in the slightly under two decades since the characters and scenes were created, so I credit the accidental truths exposed as unintentional, brought about by the fog of comedic intentions and workings.

YIH
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”You could hold up a mirror and see if I have a visible reflection.”
Unless you’re a Vampire, like me. No reflection makes personal grooming a problem 🙂

PorgusJones
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We know from “What We Do In the Darkness” that vampires use selfies for grooming.

YIH
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Actually we had to use (years ago) photography.
Now we can use ”selfies” to video ourselves. But it’s still awkward.
BTW, drinking blood is overrated, it really is not appealing (blood really does not taste good). It’s not unlike a opiate addiction.
And drinking blood from someone with opiates is quite risky. Vampires can OD from opiates.

Member

Why would a man want to use the women’s toilet anyway? If you have ever been to the football, any music festival or even the local park on a busy weekend, there is a line 20 metres long stretching out of the women’s lav with women patiently standing cross-legged looking across at the nearly empty men’s toilets. Drunk women regularly burst into the men’s toilets at night clubs to use the cubicles dodging the line up next door.

Epicaric
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Had Bruce Jenner won not gold but bronze, would he be Caitlyn today? This is a question that I frequently pose to acquaintances of the Left. The moment of silence is the answer, and puts lie to the notion that yesterday’s besotted gynophiliacs (today’s transgender heroes) were tragically placed in the wrong body. The psychopathy appears to require an element of external stimulus.

Member

Nice insight. I bet he wouldn’t have even divorced his first wife, because he’d still have been dependent on her.

james wilson
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Yes. He wouldn’t have been able to achieve the fullness of his attention whoring but he’d still be a tranny. I didn’t know much in 1976 but I knew the first time I heard him speak that he was way off, and the off wasn’t even a faggy off. Now we know. The closet gets a lot of undeserved lack of respect. Respect the closet.

Epicaric
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I was too young to know much about Bruce Jenner beyond what could be gleaned from an open cereal box. The absence of such public proclamations of “otherness” not so long ago (within my short lifetime as an adult) is today attributed by the new, improved Left to “oppression;” that “society” actively suppressed such specific behavior (and actively oppressed its agents). But this is not convincing. More reasonably it could be argued that what today we term oppression , an action requiring agents conscious of their actions, was then simply a lack of agency on the part of society: the… Read more »
Dutch
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What? That’s a lot of mumbo jumbo to get to “maybe”.

Plain and simple english does a better job of getting to the point, in my opinion.

Epicaric
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Failed to edit. Point being, Build it and they will come. The Left bestowed normalcy to a psychological disorder, subsequently creating more cases than had ever been cowering in the closet.

Dutch
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A very good observation. Do you think it was done by design?

Epicaric
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Increasingly, yes; Misery loves company.

vladdy
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Paragraphs are good, too.

Paul Bonneau
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“there must be order. Even the madness of North Korea beats anarchy, where it is a war of all against all.”

The more government we have, the less order. We will soon be having our war of all against all. It’s government coercion that will kick it off, not anarchy.

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A lovely post, perfectly accurate. This mess has happened before, of course, and will happen again. ‘When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.” On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife) Till our women had no more children… Read more »
YIH
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Rather rare for a (biological) women to attempt to compete ”mano-a-mano” in men’s sports. The ones that come to mind are: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-battle-of-sexes-was-fixed.html http://voxday.blogspot.com/search?q=Ronda+Rousey And the Jets tryout of a woman as a kicker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLT2luUpyI All of them ridiculous. On the ”tranny in the Disneyland bathroom” story, many commenters at Vox Populi pointed out that the story failed to mention the race: I’m like, “WTF? Ok there is definitely a very large, burly man in a Lakers jersey who just walked in here. Am I the only one seeing this?” And read ”large, burly man in a Lakers jersey” as African… Read more »
Buckaroo Banzai
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“That’s the lesson from this story about a good, progressive mother of small children, having to stand silently as a burly man, claiming to be a women, uses the lady’s room at Disneyland.”

Fifty-odd comments, and nobody has identified the most important lesson from this little story: Stop patronizing Disney in every way. Disconnect your cable TV. Don’t pay money to watch their movies. Don’t go to their amusement parks. Don’t buy their books. And most importantly, tell everyone you know not to, either.

C7
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“Minuteman party”. Nice Sinclair Lewis reference.

Frank
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Dalrymple’s statement is spot on. If the government can force us to redefine the most fundamental facts about humanity, they can force us to believe anything they tell us to believe. This most ridiculous argument is simply for the purpose of them telling us what we will believe and what we will be forced to accept. If we can be forced to believe that our mother is a man and our father is a woman what can we be expected not to believe. The fact that is so obviously wrong is the essence of the argument. I will tell you… Read more »
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