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‘Big Brother’ Gets a Sex-Change

Posted on | May 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

 

The pervasive surveillance of the totalitarian police state — “Big Brother” as George Orwell described it in Nineteen Eighty-Four — has developed in ways Orwell almost certainly never imagined. Who could have predicted, after all, that the powers of the state would be mobilized to suppress opposition to transgender ideology by intimidating critics? British feminist Linda Bellos describes the tactics used against her:

On Saturday the 21st of April 2018 I drove to King’s Lynn to meet, voluntarily 2 Police Officers who wished to interview me under caution regarding words I spoke at a meeting on the issue of Trans Women in York on the 8th November 2017. What I found out during the course of the interview was that my brief contribution to the discussion was being broadcast on the Internet when I thought that my words were simply being recorded. The police implied that my statement implied or stated I would strike back if attacked are being interpreted as capable of being for a threat to Trans women, that is people who hitherto had been defined as men.
I did say that I would fight back, as I had had to do when I was a small child in London in the 1950’s and 60’s when racists attacked my brother and me. The fight back I was referring to was against those people who attacked Maria McLachlan, though I did not know her full name at the time but I had seen the recording of that attack in October at Speakers Corner and it had made we very angry and distressed, especially when I read the increasing demands that some trans young ‘women’ were making within the Labour Party and elsewhere to be considered women and to silence any biological women who are critical of the growing politics of ‘gender’.
On the 8th of November I had driven from my home just outside Norwich and had gone to what I believed was the venue of the Meeting I was to speak at, I found the venue at about 4pm and had given myself enough time to find a place to buy food and relax before the meeting was to start. What I found instead was that the venue had been threatened and that the organisers were about to travel around York to find an alternative venue. I parked my car and joined them in the trip this was necessary because I did not know York and would have found it almost impossible to know where to go.
We did find a Hotel Meeting room available for hire and we went back to the rendezvous point where attendees had been asked to gather before they were told of the new venue. If I was briefed about who else was speaking or that the meeting was being live streamed I did not register these facts. The only relevance was that I would not have spoken about Maria McLachlan had I known she was speaking at the event. As for the live streaming, I had no idea that this could be done. I say this because I thought that I was speaking only to those present in the room.
I make this latter point because the Police in interviewing me advised that I may have caused alarm to those not in the room who might have interpreted my words as a threat to them, or perhaps as an incitement to harm Trans women. What seems to be forgotten is that physiologically trans women have grown up as to be boys and men, with both male strength and sense of entitlement. I can defend myself if attacked and thankfully have not needed to do so for many decades, but it is important to my independence and autonomy that I feel free to be in any space and situation to express my views. That is what I believed our ‘freedom of expression‘ refers to. So my time and money are being spent on defending false claims against me and to taking not only my time but that of the police.

(Hat-tip: 4th Wave Now.)

Linda Bellos is a black lesbian radical feminist “who has committed her adult life to liberation politics,” but has been forbidden to speak at British universities — a policy called “no-platforming” — because of her criticism of transgender ideology. Note well that it is not right-wingers or fundamentalist Christians who are seeking to silence and intimidate Ms. Bellos, although she has advocated many things that conservatives adamantly oppose. Rather, she and other feminists find themselves threatened by their alleged “allies” on the Left who, having sold their souls to the cause of transgender “inclusion,” are thereby obligated to suppress all dissent. How bad has it gotten in England?

As radical as the transgender agenda has become in the United States, it’s gone even further in Great Britain, where the taxpayer-funded healthcare system now encourages “transition” for children as young as 12. The number of minors being referred to NHS gender clinics has quadrupled since 2012, raising widespread concern about “social contagion” as a factor in so-called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” among British youth.

This agenda includes vehement denunciation of feminist critics, as in the example of a 44-year-old Indiana man named Steven who calls himself “Sammy,” and was caught earlier this year posting transvestite selfies taken in his teenage step-daughter’s bedroom:

When confronted on Tumblr, “Sammy”/Steven responded: “F– your dead grandma,” and declared: “I owe little anti trans bitches no explanation or apologies. F–k off and die.” He/“she” then changed his/“her” profile to a slogan against “TERFs” (trans exclusive radical feminists).

 

The activists promoting transgenderism are dangerous perverts. Cynthia Yockey has explained the phenomenon of autogynephilia:

Autogynephilia is a self-induced, chronic, progressive disorder that is almost exclusively a male condition. . . .
Sexual fetishes occur almost exclusively in men, and men who have one sexual fetish usually have several . . .
The seeds of autogynephilia are sown shortly after puberty when a teenage boy realizes he is aroused by female undergarments, usually belonging to his mother or sister. When he has the privacy to do so, he steals the undergarments, strips naked, and masturbates while looking at himself in the mirror. This becomes a ritual and by his mid-twenties the effect is that his primary sexual and romantic feelings are directed at the thought or image of himself as a woman.
As the autogynephile continues his masturbation ritual and elaborates on it in his thirties and forties, he begins to think he IS a woman. Anne Lawrence, an autogynephile, psychologist, sexologist, and anesthesiologist, who writes about autogynephilia, calls this process, “becoming what we love,” since the autogynephile has both sexual and romantic feelings toward the image or thought of himself as a woman.

It should be obvious why the transgender movement is so intolerant of criticism. If their opponents have the freedom to speak the truth about who transgender activist are, what they do and what they believe, this will inspire public opposition to their agenda — particularly their efforts to promote transgenderism in elementary-school curricula. The truth is not on their side, and so transgender activists are anti-truth.

We return, then, to the situation of Linda Bellos. In September 2017, transgender activists made worldwide headlines when they attacked 60-year-old feminist Maria MacLachlan at a Hyde Park speak-out.

 

It was this attack which prompted the November meeting in York, with Linda Bellos and radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys leading a discussion entitled “We Need to Talk About the GRA,” i.e., 2004 Gender Recognition Act, a British law dealing with transgenderism. Proposals to update this law have included the suggestion that individuals be able to change their legal status from male to female (or vice-versa) simply by claiming they “identify” as the opposite sex. In other words, not only should transgender delusions be the basis of legal identity, but all it would take to change your legal status is the mere assertion of identity.

As I have said, this agenda is about “equality” for the insane. Feminists are understandably concerned about what this means for the safety of women and girls. Speaking at the York event in reference to the attack on Maria MacLachlan, Linda Bellos said she is willing and able to defend herself: “I play football and I box, and if any one of those bastards comes near me I will take off my glasses and thump them.”

The event was being livestreamed on video, and transgender activists quickly posted clips of this remark with titles like “Linda Bellos threatens violence against trans women.” These video clips, of course, did not explain that Ms. Bellos was speaking about self-defense in response to transgender activists engaging in violence against women.

Having seen radical insanity at close-range, when an enraged “Occupy” mob tried to storm a Tea Party summit in 2011, I understand exactly what Linda Bellos intended by her York remarks. If the police fail to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to engage in free speech, citizen have the absolute right to defend themselves against the violent mob. Anyone who says otherwise is not a friend of liberty, and is an enemy of truth.

Yet what do we see now in England? The police have taken sides, acting as ideological enforcers to intimidate critics of transgender bullies.

Like I keep saying, people need to wake the hell up.



 

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