I recently watched a video with Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi, in the interview he said that there is no democracy in the temple between student and master. The master is in charge and the student is there to learn from him.
Society here in the West could certainly benefit from adapting this model and returning to the idea of the adults being in charge. The ‘students’ have been allowed to take over, the ‘masters’ have relinquished responsibility, and political correctness has mutated into ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’.
However, in the striving for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, some simple facts have been forgotten, like the fact that people are not equal, in many different ways. People, also, naturally gravitate towards the groups or cultures they identify with, their tribe, so to speak, and not everyone wants to be included. As the late, great Groucho Marx said ‘I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member’, a sentiment I share.
Men, on average, are physically stronger than women, some people are academically gifted, others talented with their hands, some people are great dancers and singers, others are tone deaf with two left feet. Now, just supposing you could equalise people on, say, intelligence, how could that be achieved? You cannot make someone smarter than they are so would everyone have to be lobotomised to the lowest level of intelligence. And what intelligence would it apply to, academic, spatial, emotional? Some estimate that there are between 8 and 12 types of intelligence. How could you possibly equalise that and, let’s be honest about it, the powers that be do not want a population that is too intelligent which explains why they are continually dumbing down the education system.
It is the differences that make people interesting which is the beautiful thing about humanity. And who said everyone should be treated equally anyway? You would not treat a four year old the way you would treat a teenager, or a pensioner, although, I have heard many a teenager and pensioner spoken to as if they were four years old.
Equality is a nice idea, but it doesn’t work in reality. I used to believe in equality of opportunity but I’m even re-thinking my belief in that because sometimes not having the opportunity is the very driver that motivates people to achieve. I do believe that the basics of life, like access to food, water and shelter are a must, and there is no excuse for children being deprived of those basics in any country in the world now. Although, on the positive side, world poverty has declined by a massive 85% since the 1980’s so we are moving in the right direction. This is partly due to the industrialisation of eastern and some African countries as companies and corporations moved their manufacturing to lower waged economies and which has, in turn, fuelled the decline of the west. Hopefully, in the not too distant future we will be able to develop a more balanced system so that a gains for some does not mean losses for someone else.
However, in pursuing the equality agenda, I do look forward to all those ‘traditional’ roles being equalised and diversified, where men are represented in social work and nursing in proportion to their numbers in the population, and women the same on the building site or the coal mines. Or even the suicide figures, a step too far, maybe, but considering just how miserable they are making life at present, they are certainly driving those figures up for everyone. Helped again by the useful idiots in the media and the ‘wokies’ (social justice warriors/neo-liberal fascists, whatever you wish to call them) and their relentless whining and doom-mongering.
In the West, we have raised a generation with an overblown sense of their own importance and a belief in their entitlement to ‘have it all’. They demand equality and inclusion without having done anything to earn it. This year at Wimbledon, one of the lower-ranked, female tennis players (I think she was ranked 17th) was complaining about not getting as many complimentary passes as Novak Djokovic. Novak is a seven times Wimbledon champion with 23 titles in total to his name. The number of passes he receives reflects his expertise and status as a great tennis champion, and how he can draw the crowds. He has earned them.
However, the most high profile example of the overly entitled, self-righteous, pontificating, spoilt whingers has to go to none other than Emma Watson who played the character of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. Emma has been one of the most vocal critics of JK Rowling for her views on ‘transgenderism’ (which I agree with btw, JK that is, not Emma) and was the main instigator in ensuring JK was not invited to the 20 year anniversary of the first Harry Potter movie. Thanks to JK, Emma Watson starred in one of the biggest and most successful movie franchises in the last 20 years, and catapulted Emma into fame and a considerable fortune. But is Emma the least bit grateful? Not at all, just like the character she played, who Professor Snape called, ‘an insufferable know it all!’ Emma in her egotistical desire for attention and self-righteous, virtue signalling has become confused between reality and the character she played, and ‘thinks’ she knows it all!
Sadly, Daniel Radcliffe seems to have gone down the same road. I look forward to them coming back, when/if they ever grow up, and apologising to JK for their arrogance but I won’t hold my breath. If Emma and Daniel are really so offended by what JK has said, why don’t they give back all the money they made from the Harry Potter movies, or give it to all those worthy causes they support? But I won’t hold my breath on that one either.
As for diversity, how is that to be achieved, is every organisation to have a representative percentage of the ethnic/religious breakdown of the population on their staff regardless of ability or qualification? And if that was actually achieved, would that be enough to satisfy the whingers, or would they then move on to our private lives and demand we all have a selection of friends from different ethnic/cultural/religious backgrounds to prove we’re not racist/misogynist/misandrist etc. Although, I don’t know if ‘misandrist’ would apply since men are the group who are most under attack, and white men, in particular.
How is it right to just lump people into their ethnic group and assume they all share the same abilities and beliefs? Isn’t that a bit racist or culturist or whatever fake offensive ‘ist’ they can make up because these are all fake issues. These so-called battles for ED&I, have already been fought and won back in the 1960/70’s, the legislation is in place and is regularly updated, it’s called the Equality Act (2010).
The main focus at present is around ‘trans’ rights and, as I said before, they have the same rights as everyone else. And like a bunch of parasitical Pharisees looking for a cause to attach themselves to, in order make themselves appear ‘liberal and progressive’, we have none other than Irelands most hypocritical reformed tarts, Sinn Fein, now calling for puberty blockers to be given to children as part of ‘normal’ health care. Just in case anyone doesn’t know what Puberty Blockers do, they will sterilise anyone who takes them. (See article below, if you read the whole article you will also see how cowardly the rest of the politicos were in calling out the insanity)
It isn’t that long ago that the West were condemning Africa for allowing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and now we are lining up our minor children for castration and sterilisation. You can’t legally buy alcohol or get a tattoo under 18 years of age but you can be sterilised or castrated. This is where we are now! And where did this idea even come from? Was someone sitting in a lab one day and thought, ‘Gee, I’ve just had an idea, let’s make a tablet that stops children going into puberty’. Now who would want that to stop children developing adult bodies? Is it part of some collective Western Peter Pan complex, or is it more insidious and part of trying to normalise paedophilia as an acceptable ‘sexual preference’, as demonstrated by the name change to Minor Attracted Persons.
The West, unlike the East, no longer values or respects age and wisdom. You only have to look at how we treat our elderly to see that. We also used to protect our children and it’s not that long ago that it would have been considered insane to allow children to make decisions around life-changing and irreversible surgeries that are too often regretted in adulthood. (see below article on trans surgery.)
Being confused as a teenager is par for the course, you are transitioning out of childhood and into adulthood with the added bonus of raging hormones, and it is normal to be confused. There is a high percentage of autistic children in the ‘trans’ community and 80% are gay. (I know two and they are both high on the autistic scale). Autism is challenging at the best of times and certainly not helped by modern pressures and the toxic mix that social media can be.
The medical profession has profoundly damaged the public’s trust in them, in the last three years, and their willingness to go along with this this is further evidence of their moral corruption. Where are the adults and where has courage and common sense gone?
Dr Jordan Peterson is renowned for speaking up in defence of men and has advocated for people to take responsibility for themselves and their lives. He is one of the most interesting and intelligent modern day thinkers in the West but the lefty loons, and the media minions, continually insult him as right wing and anti-feminist, and go off like a pack of rabid dogs on anyone who does not agree with their ‘narrative’. Intelligent debate is becoming almost non-existent and freedom of speech, a distant memory. But there are no concerns about ED&I when it comes to those who disagree with the narrative, try to call out the insanity, or point out the blindingly obvious, that men cannot become women or vice versa. It seems that everyone is equal but some are more equal than others. Hmm…where did I hear that before?
I was never homophobic or had any problem with anyone who was ‘trans’. As a child I enjoyed watching Danny LaRue on the telly, although he was a called female impersonator back then. We all loved Dr Frank N Furter, the sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show and I even have Sylvester’s album, Step Two. I remember when ‘trans’ seemed exotic, different and fun. Yes, fun, a concept that appears to have died a death in the relentless march of the po-faced self-righteous and their dictatorial edicts. And I don’t care what consenting adults do in the privacy of their intimate relationships, it’s no one else’s business. Another concept that seems to have been forgotten, privacy!
I, like many others, am sick of hearing about all this and the never-ending whining and doom mongering, as evidenced by the viewing figures for mainstream media dropping off a cliff. It’s getting so bad even the gay community is coming out against being lumped in with the insanity. And far from winning support, all it is doing is creating bigger and deeper divisions, and turning people against their causes. And I don’t care how vociferous the crowd becomes, or how loud they shout, or who is offended, I will never agree that castrating teenage boys or cutting the breasts off teenage girls and removing their wombs and ovaries is morally right.
There’s an old saying ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’ and that was never more relevant than it is now. I seriously wonder just how well-intentioned the fomenters of all these movements are and what outcome they are aiming for. We would do well to remember how Jimmy Saville hid his perversions and paedophilia behind the mask of charitable ‘good works’. And let’s not forget the fraud that was perpetrated on the population under the disguise of the ‘greater good’, in the last three years, and now excess mortality is at almost 15 million across the world. (see link below, Dr John Campbell).
This insanity all began back in the 1990’s with political correctness but as the late George Carlin said ‘Political correctness is just fascism masquerading as manners’. It really is time for the adults to step up and take back control before this nonsense destroys the mental & physical health of an entire generation, as if they hadn’t enough to deal with in the last few years. (see link below)
And just to end on a positive note, if you’re feeling worn down by it all and in need of a good laugh, I strongly recommend checking out that most irreverent and politically incorrect cartoon of all, South Park, as an antidote to all the misery and a reminder of what it was like to laugh and you could take the p*ss out of someone without being censored, hounded or arrested for ‘hate’ speech.
Damage to children’s mental health caused by Covid crisis could last for years without a large-scale increase for children’s mental health services | Children's Commissioner for England (childrenscommissioner.gov.uk)