Posted on | February 16, 2014 | 22 Comments
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 16, 2014
Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) is a totalitarian commissar trapped in a college professor’s body. This phenomenon — trans-Stalinism — has become increasingly common in American academia over the past 30 years, as Marxist intellectuals strive to liberate universities from the reactionary oppression of bourgeois dissent.
So, a well-meaning columnist for a Canadian paper asked whether the trend toward supporting “transgender” identity in young children is really as good an idea as certain activists nowadays would have us believe. In fact, some therapists and academic researchers have profound concerns about this trend. Predictably, Margaret Wente’s column pushed Lemieux’s button.
Wente is “revolting . . . a crackpot” and, most horrifying to Lemieux, Wente is “being paid to write these atrocious columns.”
How dare she? A journalist committing journalism for money!
— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) February 16, 2014
Wente’s column doesn’t seem like transmisogynist homophobia to me, but Commissar Lemieux reserves to himself the authority to detect and denounce deviation from the Approved Ideology.
You will think what the Commissar tells you to think — or else!