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She/‘He’ Wins State Wrestling Title

Posted on | February 27, 2017 | Comments Off on She/‘He’ Wins State Wrestling Title

Everybody is commenting on Mack Beggs, the 17-year-old female-to-male transsexual who won the Texas state girls’ wrestling championship. Beggs has been on testosterone for over a year, which would be illegal for any female wrestler under the normal rules, but the rules also forbade Beggs from competing as a boy. Beggs never lost a match this season competing against girls. Everyone agrees she/“he” has an unfair advantage:

After Euless Trinity transgender wrestler Mack Beggs defeated League City Clear Creek’s Taylor Latham in the first round of the UIL state meet Friday, Latham’s mother made it clear that she believes it was unfair that Beggs is allowed to take testosterone as he transitions from female to male.
But Lisa Latham also said it’s a no-win situation for Beggs, the 17-year-old junior competing in the 110-pound weight class.
“Mack wants to wrestle boys and he’ll never be recognized as a boy because of the birth certificate in the state of Texas,” Lisa Latham said after Beggs’ 18-7 victory. “And female wrestlers don’t have a chance.” . . .
Latham later emphasized again how she believes it’s unfair for Beggs to be competing against the girls. But she also said the birth-certificate rule needs to be changed.
“The UIL needs to get up with the times,” she said.

Yeah, “get up with the times.” We’ve gone through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole. Boys are girls and girls are boys and, let me just mention something that everybody else seems willing to overlook: Girls wrestling as a varsity sport? Are you kidding me?

Oh, “equality,” they’ll say. Title IX, they’ll say. Insanity, I say. What kind of parents would encourage their daughters to go out for wrestling? This all goes back to United States v. Virginia, when the Clinton administration sued to force Virginia Military Institute to admit women. You have to wonder, what kind of parent would want their daughter to attend a military academy? I’m very proud that one of my sons is in the Army, but I would not want any of my daughters to be in the military. It’s just like I’m proud that one of my sons is a home remodeling contractor, but I wouldn’t want my daughters to be roofing, flooring, painting, hanging sheetrock, etc. Call me a “sexist” all you want, but traditional divisions of  labor did not develop randomly, nor are “gender roles” imposed by patriarchal oppression. A fanatical obsession with “equality” tends to undermine the kind social efficiency that exists when people live in accordance with widely recognized common-sense rules and customs.

One of the most amazing things about human beings is our ability to adapt to our environment and survive adverse conditions. Humans can live in the tropics or the arctic, in the city or the wilderness. In the course of many thousands of years of human history, we have developed some knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work. We know what sort of behaviors and attitudes produce successful societies, and we also know what causes societies to fail. France was once among the world’s most powerful nations, rivaled only by England and Spain, but has suffered a string of disasters since the French Revolution, and is now decadent, with little influence beyond Europe. Why? We may summarize the source of France’s woes in a single word, equality.

“Believe me, sir, those who attempt to level never equalise. In all societies, consisting of various descriptions of citizens, some description must be uppermost. The levellers therefore only change and pervert the natural order of things; they load the edifice of society, by setting up in the air what the solidity of the structure requires to be on the ground.”
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

So now we have varsity wrestling for high school girls, and a champion girl who wants to be a boy, and somewhere there may be people who think this is “progress,” but those people are fools. What we are witnessing is a species of insanity, symptomatic of cultural decadence.

Human beings are adaptable, and successful people will find ways to succeed even amid the madness of America’s cultural decline, but we ought not pretend that our successful adaptation proves that the madcap reign of neo-Jacobin “equality” is harmless, much less beneficial.



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