a syllogism–if pat robertson is a liberal, lierre keith is stupid
July 30, 2013 5 Comments
Evangelical preacher and all-around bad motherfucker Pat Robertson recently made comments on The 700 Club that he has no objection to sexual reassignment surgery. In a recent article from the Huffington Post, Robertson is quoted as saying:
“I think there are men who are in a woman’s body. It’s very rare. But it’s true — or women that are in men’s bodies — and that they want a sex change. That is a very permanent thing, believe me, when you have certain body parts amputated and when you have shot up with various kinds of hormones. It’s a radical procedure. I don’t think there’s any sin associated with that. I don’t condemn somebody for doing that.”
If we could look past Robertson’s old-timey and vaguely insensitive language this could almost be mistaken for a progressive statement.
It is, after all, a more level-headed thing than Lierre Keith (of Deep Green Resistance) has ever said. Keith believes male-to-female transgender people are spies, collecting intelligence and reporting it back to the patriarchy. She believes transgender people are a by-product of pornography and ubiquitous social perversion.
While Pat Robertson is surveying the sky in search of new horizons, Lierre Keith remains embroiled in a semantic war that has been annoying since 1970
To say the least, this news comes as a big surprise.
In the past, Robertson and Keith have had much in common. They are both long-time millennialists and members of evangelical doomsday cults – they both love to hear their own voices spoken aloud – they both have gray hair, they are both senile and incontinent, and they are both completely out of touch with the rest of humanity.
This parting of ways seems to suggest a real disconnect between smaller cults and their establishment counterparts.
While Keith struggles against the waves of progress Robertson is on-board with the rest of the world, chilling on a deck-chair and soaking up the sun.
Keith seems to believe (as opposed to Pat Robertson) that Transgender people are socialized to be transgender. She does not seem to understand that what makes Gender Dysphoria real is that a cis-female (so-called “biological female”) socialized to “act like a girl” ends up, despite her upbringing acting “like a boy”. It’s this very simple pretext that makes everything Lierre Keith has ever said worthless and stupid.
Lierre Keith, who has written up a whole new language for dealing with reality in English, refers to her position as Radical Feminism, in effect co-opting the term. Further, she exhorts anyone who disagrees with her, calling them nothing but milquetoast, mealy-mewthed “Liberals”.
There comes a day when left becomes right and right becomes left but nothing really changes except the words.
Lierre Keith has come full-circle from progressive to crazy homophobe and Pat Robertson is starting to sound like the Mahareesh.
It brings to mind that one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation when the Borg, or whatever, try to convince Captain Picard that 2 + 2 = 5 but Picard – whose mind is like a steel fucking trap – could not be convinced.
Two plus two equals four, Lierre Keith…