JK Rowling recently felt the full-force of the 'Trans Twitter mob' when she tweeted:
Rowling, a long-time darling of the Left, made the mistake of stating a scientific fact. A fact that, the Trans community have long since been telling more and more far-fetched stories about in an attempt to contradict. Stories that Rowling herself would have been proud of. Stories claiming people are ‘born in the wrong bodies’, that their brains are female whilst their bodies are male, and that if someone says they are a woman, then they have magically become one. Much like Rowling’s own stories, we are expected to suspend belief when entering the Trans world. The laws of biology do not exist in this world. Just as Remus Lupin could change into a werewolf in The Prisoner of Azkaban, so men can magically become a woman if only they ‘believe’ they can.
But, unlike the Potterverse, we all have to participate in this fantasy. We can’t simply close the book, or stop the movie, for this is now becoming a forced reality for all. Imagine, for a moment, that, if you denied Harry Potter was real, that you could be sacked from your job for doing so. Just imagine that it became law that you HAD to believe in the Potter Universe, that if you dared suggest it was not real, that you risked losing your job, and quite possibly have the police knocking on your door. For the women at the heart of Rowling’s tweet, Maya Forstater, that was very much a reality. Forstater brought a claim against the Centre for Global Development and CGD Europe, an international development think tank, after she lost her job as a researcher following comments on Twitter criticising the UK government’s plan to allow people to self-identify their gender. The tribunal, making a preliminary ruling in her case, determined that Forstater's views were not protected as a "philosophical belief" under the Equality Act 2010. The fact that self-evident biological facts are now categorised as ‘philosophical beliefs’ at all is what outraged Rowling and so many others. Stories, that are clearly contrary to science, now have the full weight of law behind them. This is not an isolated case, far from it, this is just the latest in a long line of state-sponsored tyranny on the masses, the masses who believe in biology, who were taught it at school, and who know that body possession is in the realms of Rowling’s novels, and not a scientific fact.
Another Twitter user who unwittingly became the focus of Trans-rage was Harry Miller from Lincoln. Mr Miller was contacted by a Police Officer following a post on his Twitter account. Mr Miller had retweeted a limerick that had included the lines "Your breasts are made of silicone, your vagina goes nowhere.” Now, this limerick may have been crass and in bad taste, but having bad taste is not a crime. The police officer contacting Miller, PC Mansoor Gul, was told that ‘he had not written the limerick’ for which the Police officer replied ‘ah, but you liked and promoted it’. Mr Miller asked if, in doing so, a crime had been committed for which the Officer replied: ‘it’s not a crime, but it will be recorded as a ‘hate incident’’. After Mr Miller questioned why the complainant was repeatedly referred to as the “victim” if no crime had been committed, the most chilling Orwellian response came from the Police officer who said: “We need to check your thinking”.
The officer went on to say “I’ve been on a course and what you need to understand is that you can have a foetus with a female brain that grows male body parts and that’s what a transgender person is.” The Officer seemed to be unaware that there is absolutely no scientific evidence for this piffle whatsoever. This nonsense can easily be disproved with a 2 second google search. The Adult brain in men weighs on average 1370 g and in women about 1200 g. There has never been a recorded case, anywhere on the planet, of a women’s brain being found in a man’s body, or vice versa. If there were, believe me, we would have heard about it. This would have been the smoking gun that proved their story and they would have shouted it from the rooftops. PC Gul seems blissfully unaware that this has nothing to do with the law, and everything to do with a political ideology. An ideology that relies on tools of the state like PC Gul to impose it on an unwitting public.
Up until the 2000s the world Health Organisation classified people with the desire to change sex as having a mental Health condition called Gender Dysphoria. But following years of lobbying and pressure from Transgender groups the subject was reclassified. No new scientific evidence was produced for this, no discovery of a women’s brain in a man’s body as is so often claimed, no biological marker discovered or gene isolated. But what did come was a whole host of pseudoscience and anecdotal evidence that, the constant repeating of, filled the gap where microscopes and test tubes once occupied.
There is a very similar psychological condition; Body integrity dysphoria (BID, also referred to as body integrity identity disorder, amputee identity disorder and Xenomelia. This is suffered by people who were born perfectly healthy, with all four healthy limbs attached, but who have a strong desire to amputate a healthy limb or believe that they should be disabled. Suffers of this condition often refer to a specific limb as being ‘alien’ and not really part of them. Like those wanting to transition to another sex, those suffering from BID report feeling like that this from a very early age and the desire to be overwhelming and unchanging with some who have even resorted to the extreme lengths of attempted to hack off their own limb. But unlike the Trans community, BID sufferers are regarded as having solely a mental disorder. Not for them the option of creating an elaborate story around their desire to transition from healthy person to disabled. Not for them the weight of the LGBTQ+ machine leaping to their defence. Not for them the Woke-army taking up their cause by attacking anyone on Twitter who dare question their desire, or dares to disagree with their idea of the world. The medical world treat these two related conditions entirely differently. Whilst the Transgender person’s desires are facilitated, if not encouraged, the BID sufferer is treated with antidepressants and counselling. In these cases, doctors wouldn’t entertain the idea of removing healthy tissue, but for a Trans person it is a normal part of the process.
The pathologising of the Trans agenda was turbo-charged by the Labour Government when the discrimination laws were extended to include them. But it is the more vague hate-crime law that the Trans community so readily turn. Hoards of self-declared Trans Justice Warriors trawl social media for anything less than positive, or rather, less than fawning, support for the Trans movement and label that as ‘hate’. In reality this could be anything; A simple statement of biological fact as in the case of Rowling, or a poorly composed limerick in the case of Mr Miller. Anything less than Woke, any negativity at all, could be (and often is) perceived as a ‘hate-crime’.
Once the scientific argument is lost, and the moral argument on less than solid ground, the obvious place to go to is legislation. And whilst everyone should be free to be whoever they want to be, and safe in society to do so, criminalising people who may question the legitimacy (or even the sanity) of Trans are not free to express their views, air their concerns, or even ask their questions. Their civil liberty (that of free speech) is trumped by an ideological law. A law that the Trans movement use to close-down debate. The Labour Party are now wanting to amend this law still further to include not just people who have transitioned, or are in the midst of transition, but people who ‘self identify’ with the inevitable minefield that will result.
The British CPS define ‘hate speech’ with the following:
"Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a person's disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity."
There is no legal definition of hostility so we use the everyday understanding of the word which includes ill-will, spite, contempt, prejudice, unfriendliness, antagonism, resentment and dislike.
These two sentences probably make your blood run cold. The perception of a ‘crime’ being that of the Victim could be open to abuse, particularly when someone may well be suffering mental health conditions that may impair their judgement, but it is the vague ‘catch-all’ words such as ‘unfriendliness’ and ‘dislike’ that are likely to be abused. If a Transgender person even perceives that someone dislikes them, then they can shout ‘hate-crime’ and the police are duty-bound to investigate. If I called the police on everyone who I thought disliked me, I would need a dedicated phone-line installed. The fact is, even if we know it or not, there are people we know, and many we don’t, who dislike us. That’s just the way of the world. And that can be for any number of reasons, from the football team we support to our body weight.
But express dislike for a Transgender person and they can invoke this law with devastating effect.
If you think that Hate-Crime sounds an awful lot like Orwell’s ‘ThoughtCrime’ then you’re not alone. The whole concept means that if you hold the wrong opinion you may be subject to arrest. You’ll certainly be subject to a torrent of abuse. Likewise, Orwell's Newspeak, in which, for example, "truth" is understood to mean statements like 2+2=5 when the situation demands, bears a striking similarity with the manipulation of language the LGBTQ+ movement deploy. You only have to look at the preferred pronoun list to see this in action. The truth is there are, biologically, only two sexes and people cannot change their DNA at will nor medically, but like Winston Smith in Orwell’s 1984, you now have to sit in silence, or declare 2+2 does indeed = 5, anything else runs the risk of painting a target on your back, and the Trans-Mafioso claiming they’re the victims of a crime and they have the legislation to prove it.