British TV personality and journalist Jeremy Clarkson has become a rarity in this modern world. Unwilling to bow to political correctness and the pervasive groupthink that infects too much of the modern leftwing media, the journalist and former host of the UK’s “Top Gear” has been willing to say what few others will.
In today’s age of rabid political correctness, celebrities are obliged to offer leftist perspectives or none at all, lest they wish to incur career jeopardy and the unwelcomed branding of “bigot,” the scarlet letter used to threaten conservatives into silence.
Still, Clarkson persists and recently dared to criticize those who indulge the delusion of transgenderism within their children.
In his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson wrote that it was ridiculous that “we must now all turn our attention to the plight of people who want to change their name from Stan to Loretta, and fight for the right for men to have babies.”
Specifically, Clarkson took aim at parents who are confusing their children by indulging their every whim by allowing them to “choose” their gender.
“I wanted to seek [the parents] out and explain that they were free to live a lunatic life, they must not… be allowed to poison the mind of a child. When I was five I wanted to be Alan Whicker, but my parents didn’t buy me a blazer and send me to hospital to have my adenoids sewn up.”
“You don’t actually take them seriously…you don’t take them to a hospital when they’re 10 and say, ‘he wants to be a girl, so can you lop his todger off?’”
Predictably, homosexual and transgender advocacy groups have seized upon Clarkson’s unwillingness to indulge nonsense as supposed “transphobia.”
A spokesperson for Stonewall, a British homosexual and transgender advocacy group, said,
“Vitriol like this shows how much work we have left to do – and is extremely hurtful not just to trans people, but their friends and families, and no doubt most people with a moral compass.”
It is hardly vitriol to declare that we should not indulge the every delusion or confusion of a ten-year-old. If my nephew declares that a monster lives in his closet, am I obliged to validate that delusion as well? Or should I simply explain reality by noting that monsters don’t exist?
Similarly, if a boy thinks he’s a girl, a simple cursory explanation about reality should clear the confusion up and end the conversation promptly.
To make this matter even more clear, I turn to my often-used analogy to explain the delusion which afflicts those who believe that they are a different gender than they are and that society is obliged to validate this delusion:
If I dress up as a bear and begin tipping over garbage cans, am I bear or am I a man who outwardly appears as bear? Do I have the necessary anatomy to be a bear? (ie: claws, sharp fangs, etc.) Is the rest of society obliged to validate my delusions? Will I be allowed to roam Yosemite as the bear God always intended me to be?
The answer to all of the above is a firm “no.” Hopefully, if I transform my outward appearance to appear as a bear, somebody would have the good sense to not indulge my delusions and get me to a psychiatric professional.
Yet, for some reason, not validating the delusions of the mentally ill who believe themselves to be a different gender (or a different age) is a form of discrimination.