I’m one of those evil free thinking atheists.
No gods, No masters and all that.
I only invoke Gaia as a unified concept of life in our solar system and how all living things on this planet are related.
I grew up with the fresh history of Hitler and the German people’s genocidal ravaging of Europe.
As a lifelong victim of hatred, bullying and prejudice I have struggled for answers as to why I, along with what seems to be the majority of obvious transkids were targeted for prejudice.
I read Gordon Allport and Hannah Arendt.
I follow the postings from Southern Poverty Law Center and from People For the American Way’s “Right Wing Watch.”
In The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin delivers a soliloquy where he points out how when dictators arise and manipulate their people in to actions that are clearly not in their best interests, when the leader of the mob delivers speeches to arouse and inflame hatred; they always get around to persecuting the Jews.
Sixty-six years later Sasha Baron Cohen, in Borat gets right wing bigoted morons to join him in singing the supposed Kazakh folksong “Throw the Jew Down the Well.”
Like TS/TG people the Jewish people are scapegoated all over the world and blamed for the majority or the world’s ills by the people of majority religions who are actually responsible.
I was raised in the Catholic church and one of my earliest questions about religion centered around how the Jews managed to get blamed when Italians (Roman) murdered this Jewish carpenter.
This only make sense if one is trying to conceal the real power behind people’s misery by pointing to a small and relatively powerless group and saying, “It’s their fault, they are the ones to blame.”
Ever since I came out in 1969 I’ve listened to lies from feminists about everyone from drag performers to post-transsexual women mocking and degrading women.
When drag performers camp it up on stage they almost never mock or exaggeratedly perform women from real life. They camp up the performances of already exaggerated roles played by women in the movies. The most common lip syncing acts are virtual hagiographies to the dive singer, who the performer is lip syncing.
The other attack is that transsexual and transgender both the create and reinforce of gender stereotypes.
Pretty fucking cool don’tcha think?
That a group of people that make up about one tenth to one quarter of one percent of the world’s population are responsible for all that. Not only that, they do this while being seriously persecuted and discriminated against from the time they are tiny little children.
Meantime these huge powerful religious organizations are waging total war on women.
Yet so many women continue to support these organizations.
See Secularist10: http://secularist10.hubpages.com/hub/Women-and-Atheism
Women, Gender and Atheism
Women, religion and atheism
Women and girls lose the most in religion. Every major religion, and most minor ones, oppress, constrain, disrespect, demean, dehumanize or harm women in a variety of ways. Yet the disproportionate majority of atheists and agnostics are men. Why is this? Why do women dominate religious traditions, why are they more religious than men, and why do they not embrace atheism or agnosticism nearly to the degree that men do?
Perhaps the number of radfems who have been nuns, Catholic theologians or educated in Catholic Schools offers one explanation for the hesitancy to attack the main source of patriarchal oppression of women.
For me coming out as an atheist in my teens was just one more thing to be picked on for, after all when you are already getting picked on for being a commie-queer- hippie-transkid adding atheist isn’t all that big a deal.
I mean religion is nothing but a power trip for manipulating the ignorant into obeying the priests and giving them money. The priests use superstition to play on people’s fear and stupidity.
I was one of those natural atheists. I saw contradictions really easily. Science offered better explanations.
For me some of the weirdest aspects of second wave feminism was the whole homeopathy, aroma therapy, crystal therapy, goddess worshiping Wicca stuff.
Sort of went along with it because the partying was fun.
When you’ve already reached the point of not believing in one god, it’s a real stretch to turn around and believe in a whole bunch of gods and goddesses.
Which brings me back to the present attacks the radfems are making on TS/TG folks.
How come they are attacking this tiny minority group when religious institutions are the main pillars of the patriarchy and misogyny as well as the forces behind the right wing war on women.