Hell No! I Won’t Go!

To the Transgender Borg I’m an evil “Transsexual Separatist” when I had already grown into post-transsexual some twenty years before I ever heard of there being a “Transgender Umbrella’.

People tried to draft me into that ideological block and I refused to go along with it saying, “I support your rights but I think your ideology is quite insane and potentially harmful to women.”

Some Transgender Activists understand where I’m coming from others revile me as being all sorts of things.

As for me…

Screw it…

I’m involved in so many other things I don’t much feel compelled to hang out with people who have an ideology I consider insane and who call me names.  Life is too fucking short for me to be bothered.  I can just hop on over to my music or photography pages, hang out with leftie hippies and folks into various DIY stuff.

Maybe get a new recipe.  Or learn about a local concert I would otherwise miss. Hear about a book I should read.

What I don’t need in my life is a bunch of obsessed folks into calling others names.

Over the last few days I’ve posted material written by Sable and Natalie Reed.

This has sent the HBS in to a fit of clucking.

I’ve become Face Book friends with Natalie and added her Blog to my Blogroll:  Natalie Reed.  We have something in common.  We are both Free Thinkers.

We have something else in common.  We have both been trashed in the extreme by the vile San Francisco psychopath J.U.

It’s almost a mark of honor, being trashed by JU.  It means you might actually be sane and have a streak of humanity.

When I first started blogging the HBS set flocked here.

I never quite got why they thought they could draft me into their hateful cause.

Many of them consider me a traitor to the Last Real women with the Harry Benjamin Syndrome Cause.

Which is pretty fucking pathetic considering how Dr. Benjamin wrote one of my surgery recommendation letters.

The HBS set dishonors him as much as the Transgender set misinterprets the meager writings he left.  He wasn’t a saint, the was a humanist who did what he could to help people who were in desperate need.

Getting SRS and having a pussy may well make one’s life different from the lives of transgender people who don’t have SRS.  It sure as hell put my life on a different arc.

But having a cunt between your legs doesn’t make you special, if for no other reason than the fact there are approximately three and a half billion other people on this planet with cunts between their legs.

Further it takes a real case of megalomania to think you got SRS for the “proper reason” and that most other people are just sick pervs…

Or to think that being able to get it when I got it means that if I were in the same sort of position today I would do the same thing.  I was able to get SRS because a credit union allowed me to borrow half the money I needed on basically a smile and a paycheck stub.  Try that one today.

As I said I’m tired of both faction.  Neither has anything to offer me.  I support the rights of transgender people because I’m a secular humanist and don’t feel threatened by their having rights.

Fuck it all I’m going to go in the kitchen, chop some onions, jalapenos and poblamos into some beans and pulled pork and make some inner…

Happy Festival of Oestre

Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Interview with Barbara Walters: Jenna Talackova Exclusive

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NOM in panic after whistleblower leaks major donors: John Templeton, Knights of Columbus and more

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Why Obama Must Come Out of the Closet on Gay Marriage

From Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/obama-gay-marriage_b_1407991.html

04/ 6/2012

We all got a laugh when Van Jones, asked if President Obama would lose some support in the black community if he came out for marriage equality, quipped that the president wouldn’t lose such support even if he “came out as gay” himself.

“I don’t understand this strategy,” Jones said. “It’s not a hard-core issue for many African-Americans.”

Jones not only got it right in alluding to the fact that there’s really not one constituency among Obama supporters in the Democratic base, or among independents, that would vote against the president on this one issue; he was also right to conjure up the closet.

Obama is very much in a closet on gay marriage even though he’s been outed several times. Like others who’ve been outed, his past came back to haunt, in his case when a questionnaire surfaced from 1996. The White House spin and denials have been as comical as former Senator Larry Craig trying to explain he had a “wide stance.

Everyone, including his enemies, knows Obama supports gay marriage, to the point where there is uproarious laughter when TV commentators are sitting around discussing Obama’s claim that he is “evolving.” It’s bordering on ludicrous. Obama’s closet on gay marriage is about as well-guarded as Liberace’s was on being gay.

And it’s time for Obama to now kick down the closet door. It’s no longer a matter of whether he can or should. He must if he wants to win the election.

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The 99 Percent Spring

From Other Words:   http://www.otherwords.org/articles/the_99_percent_spring

The people aren’t powerless in the face of extreme inequality.

By Chuck Collins
April 2, 2012

In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will take to the streets as part of the “99 percent spring,” echoing last year’s “Arab Spring.”

At the root of this discontent are the extreme inequalities of income, wealth, and opportunity that have emerged over the last four decades.

The richest 1 percent now owns over 36 percent of all the wealth in the United States. That’s more than the net worth of the bottom 95 percent combined. This 1 percent has pocketed almost all of the wealth gains of the last decade.

In 2010, the 1 percent earned 21 percent of all income, up from only 8 percent in mid-1970s. The 400 wealthiest individuals on the Forbes 400 list have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans.

These trends among the 1 percent are bad for the rest of us. Concentrated wealth translates into political clout — the power to use campaign contributions to rent politicians and tilt the rules of the economy in their favor.

Websites dramatizing the “We are the 99 percent” movement are full of personal stories of young people who are saddled with debt and no futures, and middle class families that have seen the American Dream collapse around them, losing jobs, homes, and hopes for the future.

“I used to dream about becoming the first woman president,” one woman wrote. “Now I dream about getting a job with health insurance.”

Reading these stories, I’m struck that the underlying conditions that have squeezed millions of Americans aren’t going away. The current political system, captured by large corporations and the wealthy, is incapable of responding to their needs.

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Armed Neo-Nazis Now Patrolling Sanford, Say They Are “Prepared” For Post-Trayvon Martin Violence

I’m white.  Nazis are scum and do not represent me.

From New Times Miami:  http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/04/heavily_armed_neo-nazis_patrol.php

By Michael Miller
Fri., Apr. 6 2012

Neo-Nazis are currently conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida and are “prepared” for violence in the case of a race riot. The patrols are to protect “white citizens in the area who are concerned for their safety” in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting last month, says Commander Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement. “We are not advocating any type of violence or attacks on anybody, but we are prepared for it,” he says. “We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over.”

Because nothing diffuses racial tension like gun-toting racial separatists patrolling an already on-edge community.

Schoep, whose neo-Nazi group is based in Detroit, tells Riptide the patrols are a response to white residents’ fears of a race riot.A group called the New Black Panther Party recently offered $10,000 for a citizens’ arrest of George Zimmerman, Martin’s shooter. Schoep said the bounty is a sign that “the possibility of further racial violence… is brimming over like a powder keg ready to explode into the streets.”

The patrols are comprised of between 10 and 20 locals and “volunteers” from across the state, including some from Miami, he added. He couldn’t go into specifics on what kind of firepower, exactly, the patrols had with them.

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In World’s Richest Country, the Uninsured Wait in Line Overnight for a Chance at Health Care

From Truth Out:  http://truth-out.org/news/item/8301-in-worlds-richest-country-the-uninsured-wait-in-line-overnight-for-a-chance-at-health-care

By Rose Aguilar
Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Stan Brock never expected to see adults and children shivering in line in the middle of the night, hoping to get free medical, dental and vision care in the wealthiest country on earth. Now that he’s seen it for years, he’s no longer surprised. “It’s quite common,” he said. “People line up many, many hours before the event opens, which is normally at 5:30 in the morning.”

Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), an all-volunteer mobile medical clinic that’s been traveling to cities across the United States offering free health care since 1992. Brock founded RAM in 1985 to provide care to people living in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest. Seven years later, he was asked to bring the clinic to Knoxville, Tennessee. The invitations have since increased.

“You can close your eyes and stick a pin on the map of the United States and go there, and you’re gonna find people by the hundreds, and in many cases by the thousands, that need services,” said Brock.

“It’s simply unaffordable, particularly in dental and vision care. A very, very small percentage of people in this country have insurance that covers those two key items. We’re still seeing people dying of bad teeth in the United States,” he said. “I’d like to see us work ourselves out of a job so we can concentrate our efforts where we began, in places like the Amazon and Haiti, of course, but we’re bogged down here in the United States, I think, for years and years to come.”

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