Liberal Child Abuse

By | October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Starting in kindergarten, California schools are required by law to teach the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
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California lesbian couple giving drug to their 11year-old son to delay puberty, so that he can decide which gender he prefers when he is 14 or 15.
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California leads the nation in population and in many other respects, including its destructive liberal agenda. The former Golden State is number two in unemployment. Its anti-business climate is notorious. Yet Democrats, who control both houses of the legislature and virtually all elective offices, persist in their “tax the rich” and “blame corporations” mantra, as if it were religious dogma.
We call this anti-free-enterprise agenda “leftist.” But real leftists − Soviet communists, for example − were puritanical when it came to sex. Current leftists are quite the opposite. In effect, they are heterophobic − they view with disdain male-female sex within marriage for the purpose of procreation.
If you want to discover their position on economic issues, read Marx. Yes, he published “The Communist Manifesto” in 1848. The world has changed enormously since 1848, but leftist thought remains stuck in the past. And where do you go to discover the leftist position on non-economic issues? You go to the Bible − and take the exact opposite. Leftists want to overthrow the social order. Not just free enterprise, but the entire social order, starting with its basic building block, the nuclear family, and continuing up to God Himself.
But what happens when you overthrow the social order? What happened after the Russian, Chinese, Cambodian, and Cuban revolutions? At least 100 million died in massacres, manufactured famines, and labor camps. Lenin declared that in order to make an omelet, you have to break eggs. But why did they break 100 million eggs and make so few omelets? Why emulate such wasteful, destructive cooks?
Not satisfied with undermining the basic relationship between people, marriage, leftists went further. Not satisfied with undermining the distinction between the productive and the nonproductive, they went further. They are undermining the distinction between male and female.
● The first words most babies say are mama and dada, but what do babies know?
● The first chapter of the Bible describes how God created human beings, male and female, but who reads the Bible?
● The first chapter of biology texts describes how primitive organisms developed two sexes. Leftists, who purport to worship evolution, should admire this advance, but instead they try to ignore it − and even undo it.
California, seizing the lead in the race downhill, passed a law requiring public schools from kindergarten to grade 12 to emphasize the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. But how can they do this?
Most music historians agree that Tchaikovsky was gay. But how does this affect our enjoyment of the “1812 Overture” on July Fourth? Art historians suspect that Michelangelo was gay. How does this affect our opinion of the Sistine ceiling? And what about J. Edgar Hoover? Leftists revile him, but they also accuse him of being a cross-dresser. Must they now revise their opinion and emphasize his contributions? You see the problem.
Once you classify people by race, religion, class, sexual orientation, or other irrelevant qualities, you lose sight of what they did − for good or ill. Gallons of ink have been wasted on speculation about Hitler’s sexuality, if any. But what if it were revealed that Hitler was gay? This would make not one iota of difference in the significance of World War II and the Holocaust. But would Hitler’s sexual orientation have to be included in history lessons? If not, why not? Yes, you see the problem.
But even if we can agree on what should be taught − which is unlikely − we then have to decide what is age-appropriate. I believe that nothing about sex is age-appropriate in kindergarten or the early grades. What does the teacher say if the first-grader asks her to explain what “bisexual” means, or what gays do? But now the schools must decide what is appropriate. And whatever they decide, they are sure to be criticized by the Right for going too far, and by the Left for not going far enough.
Don’t you envy public-school teachers in California? English? Mathematics? History? Are you joking? No time for all that − the lesson plan on the role of bisexuals in science is due. Yes, Isaac Newton was a great scientist, but why did he never marry − was he a party animal? That’s what’s really important for middle-school kids to learn.
Leftists claim to respect nature (sometimes spelled Nature), but their respect ends where gender begins. Take the case of the 11-year-old son of a lesbian couple. Reportedly he had a learning disability, but from an early age indicated he wanted to be a girl. Why? Because he had gender-identity disorder? Or merely because he wanted to be like his two mommies?
When I was two or three, I had wavy, blond hair like my father, but I said I wanted straight, dark hair like my mother. I didn’t have “hair-identity disorder.” I didn’t need to have my hair dyed and straightened. I was just expressing love for my mother in a childish way.
Some children grow out of gender confusion, but this child did not. At age seven he threatened to mutilate his genitals. Why? Because he had gender-identity disorder? Or because his two mothers went around nude, so he thought he was abnormal?
I have no way of knowing this. But if people are willing to ignore the Bible when it forbids homosexuality, why should they respect it when it forbids going nude before one’s relatives? Modesty, like so many traditional values, is obsolescent.
Gender-identity disorder is real. This boy may have had the same problem if he had been raised by a woman married to a man. But we cannot know this. To say that a child is not better off being raised by a traditional married couple is to state something that goes against all of human history.
The boy’s mothers decided to delay his puberty, so that when he is older, he can decide what gender he wants to be. Whether the learning disability persists is not stated in news reports. The mothers found a doctor willing to administer a hormone inhibitor like Lupron, This drug inhibits the hormone that stimulates the testes to make androgens. It is used to treat precocious puberty, but its use to delay normal puberty is unapproved.
In addition to preventing normal maturation of the sex organs, the development of body and facial hair, and deepening of the voice, it also inhibits the increase in muscle and bone mass that normally accompanies puberty. It is not known whether this will lead to osteoporosis later in life, or what the effect on fertility will be. In short, this is an experiment for which the child is too young and possibly too intellectually challenged to give consent.
Parents or guardians can consent to experimental treatment that may benefit the child. But is the objective here to benefit the child, or to help him become a her to suit the mothers? We cannot know the answer, but − so far at least − we are allowed to ask the question.
California is cutting off water to rich Central Valley farms and throwing thousands out of work to protect the delta smelt, a three-inch fish. But it won’t lift a finger to protect the lives of the unborn or the innocence of the young. It’s a question of priorities, you see.
The state we are leaving to our children has fewer jobs, a worse school and university system, a deteriorating infrastructure, fleeing businesses, burdensome regulations, and higher taxes. On the other hand, it does have classes from kindergarten onward on the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. And it has the opportunity for same-sex parents to block the sexual development of their child. Where else can you get a deal like that?
Dr. Stolinsky writes on political and social issues. Contact: You are welcome to publish or post these articles, provided that you cite the author and website.

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