As PolitiStick has previously reported, New York City is leading the charge in regards to absurdity that passes as social justice. The notoriously-liberal city headed by a devout socialist and far-left social engineer now endures a shocking censorship that is sadly likely to become the standard around the country unless conservatives can win the culture war that rages on.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office unleashed a ridiculous list of 31 different “gender identities” that are protected under New York City statutes. Some of these include “identities” such as “gender-gifted” and “two-spirit.”
The kicker: businesses and individuals can be fined up to $250,000 for intentionally misusing the preferred name, gender identity or gender pronoun of the special snowflake.
The city has also promoted educational materials to re-educate citizens on the newspeak that they are required to fully embrace.
City officials have also maintained that the list of 31 different “gender identities” is not comprehensive. Thus, in theory, not only are the aforementioned 31 “identities” protected, but really anything someone wishes to call themselves is protected by statute.
When pushed to define this ridiculousness, New York’s Commission on Human Rights defined gender as male, female or “something else entirely.”
I, personally, identify as the King of England. Thus, any New Yorker who does not address me as “Your Majesty” shall be fined.
“In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing,” reads the city’s gender identity and expression factsheet. “The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment.”
The commission defined gender as “One’s internal, deeply-held sense of one’s gender as male, female, or something else entirely.”
We’ve reached the end of the line culturally. This is where we, as a society, must make a stand. We have chipped-away for so long at the pillars of our society that most-basic understandings of reality are mired in a quagmire of moral and linguistic relativism and those who cling to a baseline of reality are derided as bigots and endure political and fiscal persecution in addition to being socially ostracized for merely maintaining a glimmer of sanity.
The culture war is no longer about convenience or annoyance; we are now divided along lines: those who wish for society to go on and those who seek to destroy it and replace it with confusion and a vacuous dearth of ethics and moral belief systems.