December 29, 2015

Casualties of the New Prometheans

Timothy Birdnow

Here is a fascinating article from our friends in Europe about suicide and transgenderism. From the article:

"Born a girl named Nancy, his transformation into a man began with hormone therapy in 2009, followed by a mastectomy and finally an operation to construct a penis last year.

But the procedures did not go according to plan.

In the hours before his death he told Belgium's Het Laatse Nieuws: 'I was ready to celebrate my new birth. But when I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. "

[...]

'My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be... a monster.'

His family learned of his decision this morning via a farewell letter.

Mr Verhelst's decision comes amid a fierce debate over euthanasia in Belgium, where the number of deaths due to the controversial practice soared by 25 per cent last year.'

End excerpt.

Here is the fellow in question:

I find this interesting on a number of levels. For starters, the "man" in question was quite disturbed about scars on "his" (we've got to come up with a different pronoun for a trans person; a trans man is not really a man but no longer a woman either) chest and arm from the surgery. This is evidence that Verhelst never fully developed a male perspective. Men generally don't stress about scars overmuch - especially ones on the chest or arms. In point of fact, I first thought they were tattoos and not scars. A person who thinks like a man would generally be at least a bit proud of the scars; he would have something to brag about, even if the story he came up with wasn't true. To a man scars aren't that big a deal.

But they are to women. Verhelst is evincing a very female worldview here, becoming depressed because of a couple of scars. Scarring is a big deal to women and not men. Sadly, "Mr." Verhelst still saw herself in that light, using the feminine prism for her appearance.

Also, a man doesn't call it his "breasts" but rather chest - although that could be a failure of the translation.

Granted, concern for one's penis is a very male attribute, so he was halfway to being a dude. But as the thing probably didn't work anyway (at least not in the male fashion) one wonders just how much cause for concern there really was.

I don't know the details on penile construction, having never had to have any dealings with a lost or absent Johnson. I do know it would be a horrible thing to lose. In point of fact, I watched a dvde of The Sopranos" yesterday in which the very topic came up (or, well, failed to); Tony Soprano was going to perform a botched circumcision on an Hasidic Jew to make him sign away claims on his father-in-law's business. Where all else failed the moyle act succeeded! No man wants to go through life sans his guy club membership badge.

In the end she looked at herself and saw a monster. Why? Because ultimately, in her heart of hearts she knew she was not a man but a woman mutilated. Sex (not gender, which is primarily a linguistic term that has been malappropriated) is a fundamental defining characteristic. It is not merely a human cultural artifact as the liberals claim. It is not even just a harmonal medical condition that can be altered, as if you were getting a nose job. It is rooted in our brain chemistry, in our neurology, in our chromosomes. In the end, she knew at the most fundamental level that she was not a man. You are not something because you imagine yourself to be that thing. Walter Mitty remained a mousy nobody despite his big dreams.

The article makes this observation:

"Suicide rates among transsexuals and those who have undergone gender reassignment surgery are high with some suggesting the rate may be as high as 31 per cent.

Chris Hyde, professor at the University of Exeter, who has studied the issues surrounding sex change operations, told MailOnline: ‘Research we conducted a decade ago found there is huge uncertainty over whether changing someone's sex is a good or a bad thing.

‘While no doubt great care is taken to ensure that appropriate patients undergo gender reassignment, there's still a large number of people who have the surgery but remain traumatised - often to the point of committing suicide."

End excerpt.

Interesting, no? Since this requires surgery, we have to know who is actually transsexual (as opposed to those who see themselves as the opposite sex) and so the data should be very good. Why aren't there better stats on this? It's almost as if someone doesn't WANT to know the suicide rates for transsexuals.

I believe that is the case. The Left has been swallowed up by the Luciferian vision of Man as a god unto himself, and the Nietzchean vision of the Superman, the self-willed creator, has long dominated liberal thinking. Don't like your sex? Just change it through an act of will. Want to be a different race? Make yourself a black person and even become head of the local NAACP. Are you too weak to be in the Marines? Change the rules and allow you to skip the harder training. The Left is always about empowering the individual where Nature and Nature's God did not intend. It is ultimately a rejection of the natural order of things. So it should come as no surprise that a woman who decides to will herself to become a man eventually sees what it is she has done and is horrified.

Mary Shelly - young wife of the famous poet - came up with a scary story at a get togetehr at Lake Geneva about a man who defied Nature and Nature's God, seeking to usurp the power of the Divine. The main character was Dr. Frankenstein and the creature he created horrified him once the deed was done. The real monster was Viktor Frankenstein himself, not the pathetic creation that so terrified him (and eventually cost him everything). When this poor Verhelst person looked in the mirror he/she was horrified at the monster in the reflection, but that monster wasn't the physicality of her body transmogrified but rather the monster who rebelled against reality, the arrogant poseur who flipped the bird to the Most High and stole the fire from Heaven (Frankenstein is also called "the new Prometheans".)

In short, this was a person who was sick. Sick in the mind, sick in the spirit. Belgium failed her. Belgium gave her the physical tools to destroy her body, then the tools to take her own life when she despaired. Nobody ever thought to stop her at any stage. She was in need of psychological and spiritual help.

I wonder what she BELIEVED? Did she have any religious faith? I suspect not.

And that explains liberalism in a nutshell. It is a rebellion against God which means it is also a rebellion against reality. Remember Lucifer? What did he do? He rebelled against God, but why? Because he wanted to BE God. He dreamed of creating himself as he pleased, and being answerable only to himself. As a result he deformed himself into a horrible, ugly thing, throwing away the glory God had given him. He sold this same vision to Mankind in Eden, promising Adam and Eve the godhead if they too rebelled. Being your own god is fun for a day or two, but the long-term prognosis is grim.

And that is precisely the problem with Leftism; it's fun, exciting, but ultimately one has to look in the mirror and eventually see a monster. The desperate efforts to change society, the attacks on conservatives and Christians and Jews and others who oppose their revolution of spirit and body are symptoms of a guilty conscience. They see the monster in the mirror and desperately try to divert themselves by turming everyone into monsters as well. It is a doctrine that ultimately brings utter destruction.

Sadly, it is seductive and the young - who are easily swayed by promises of power and a breaking of the restrictions that go with childhood - are swallowed up by this culture of death.

This poor woman was just one more casualty in the ancient war between God and the Serpent. Had she realized it in time she could perhaps have been saved. Now, being a suicide, all is lost.

All Hail the New Prometheans!

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 11:17 AM | No Comments | Add Comment
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