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The number afflicted with the mental illness of gender dysphoria is amazingly minute May 2, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in disaster, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church.
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A very interesting post made the rounds over the weekend, containing data showing the incredibly minute number of so-called transgender individuals in this country.  I won’t go into the hows or whys, but I’ve had some (more than incidental) contact with the tranny community in the past and I can say from my experience these numbers are spot on.  If those lost in the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah number about 1-2% of the population, those suffering from “gender dysphoria” number about 1-2% of that.  Meaning, women and children are being threatened needlessly for the sake of 0.02-4% of the population – a few hundred thousand across the entire nation, at most, tens of thousands, most likely.

But apparently, from what we hear the self-anointed elites of the government/academia/media complex tell us, the right of this vanishingly small percentage of the population not to suffer an occasional hurt feeling (bearing in mind, these people are mentally unstable and unwell to begin with) trumps the right for 330 million other souls to feel safe and secure in their most private, defenseless moments.

If you go through the data, it shows, for instance, that Texas, with a “moderate” population of “transgenders,” has 4.7 per 100,000.  That means there are 1245 in the entire state, concentrated mostly in the largest urban areas, and, oddly, Corpus Christi.  There are 600 in Pennsylvania, 300 in New Mexico, and fewer than 5000 even in California.

I’m a little skeptical on some of the numbers in the graphic because they are so repetitive – the minimum seems to be 3.3 per 100,000 in several states, and the max 10.6 per 100,000 in a few others. It seems unlikely roughly 14 states could have the exact same percentage.  But, it’s supposedly culled from census data, so who knows.

Bear in mind, like many such disordered phenomenon, this “transgenderism” tends to be very fluid and runs across a broad spectrum, from men who occasionally dress like women in private to those who delve very deeply into the illness, even to the point of having their bodies mutilated. This graphic only covered those who went to the length of changing their names and sex coding on census responses, so they’re only looking at the more hardcore.  That’s why I say the max number, including the less committed, may, at best, run into the low hundreds of thousands.

Of course, advocates for the normalization and even exaltation of this illness try to maximize their numbers in order to try to garner sympathy and political leverage.  But even their inflated number doesn’t even amount to a million souls (which is itself a gross exaggeration, much like the totally made up “1 in 4 women raped on college campus” meme).

So, it is clear, the rights of hundreds of millions are being gravely threatened for the benefit of the tiniest of minorities.  I say gravely threatened for two reasons.  First, though their numbers are small, and thus the likelihood of encountering one of these poor lost souls not very great, the risk to allowing grown men into bathrooms or locker rooms full of women and little girls is enormous, the damage that could be done irreparable. Secondly, there is already ample evidence that men who have no true inclination towards this “dysphoria” are taking advantage of this situation to prey on those of the opposite sex.  There is simply no way to avoid this predation when logic and evidence (as in, you are a MAN, not a women, in spite of whatever costume/makeup/mutilation you may adopt) are so thrown out the window, again, to pander to the tiniest of minorities.

There are two things going on here, at root.  Number one is the Left’s constant attack on the family, Christian morals, and all things decent. That’s obvious. Number two is the Left’s desire to demonstrate its power and flex its muscles.  What is in the offing here is really the attempt by the radical Left to get tens, if not hundreds, of millions of Americans to share in, and by extension adopt, the mental illness of a handful of others. The Left is attempting to exult in its new found power by demonstrating that they can dictate, over the plain evidence, all rational reason, and the express intent and Will of God, what constitutes “sex.”

As in, nothing, as in, gender is all a contrived notion, which anyone with a hint of sense and a tiny bit of experience living with those of the opposite sex knows is so false as to beggar the imagination.  It’s that yuge mental leap that so attracts the Left in pursuit of this next great assault on their core enemy, the Christian God; “transgenders” make up too tiny a percentage of the population to be of any real political use, so the Left is not doing this, so much, to obtain votes, as it is to demonstrate that their ideology is now totally ascendant over the normative, or former, ideology of Western Civilization, Christianity.  

In short, this is about power, and the naked exhibition of it.  You will be brought to heel.  You will be made to care, and to demonstrate  your obeisance to the false religion of sexular pagan leftism. If you resist, you will be crushed, like Aaron and Melissa Klein and many others. And if the pseudo-sodo-marriage debacle is any indicator, the Left will succeed.  They will gradually wear down the will of tens of millions and get them to buy into yet another astounding, unimaginable lie.

So I will start closing my blog posts in emulation of Ann Barnhardt, but with a twist: instead of saying, in emulation of Cato the Elder, “Furthermore, I consider that Islam must be destroyed,” I say that the Left must be destroyed.  Islam is the principal external threat to Christendom, it is true, but the internal threat of Leftism is, to my mind, even more dangerous, especially in this country.  Islam isn’t destroying the fabric of this country, islam isn’t perverting the minds (and actions) of millions of Americans, islam is not persecuting Christians in the US, leftism is.  I certainly don’t disagree with Barnhardt’s assessment of the danger posed by islam, I simply feel that Leftism is even worse.

Boycott against Target over raperooms having a marked effect May 2, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, Glory, Revolution, sanctity, scandals, sickness, Society.
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I see and hear a lot of commentary that tends to pooh-pooh boycotts.  We’re told they never work, that you can’t get enough people to stick to them to have an impact on a company or organization for their bad behavior, that they’re just a waste of time, etc.

Well, in at least one case – Target’s opening up of its formerly women’s restrooms to mentally ill men (because, as studies show, 3/4 of those claiming to be transgender are men, and the percentage is climbing) – is having a marked backlash.  Their sales are down, the stock is down

Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms.

The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on April 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50[Not sure if other factors may have contributed to this drop]

That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company value.

In between those two dates, more than one million people had signed a boycott petition sponsored by the American Family Association. Public opinion also shifted strongly in favor of single-sex bathrooms.

The damage to Target’s favorability is also being tracked by YouGov’s BrandIndex service.

By April 27, “The percentage of consumers who would consider buying items at Target the next time they want to go shopping at a department store dropped from 42% to 38% over the past two weeks,” YouGov reported April 29. That’s a 10 percent drop, likely fueled by social-media conversations via Facebook and various news sites. [Now this is almost certainly tied directly to Target’s radical stance]

About a million Americans have signed a petition asking Target to revoke their amoral, extremist policy. Will these very strong signs of condemnation convince Target to abandon their strident stand in favor of the tiniest fraction of the population?  Quite possibly not, Target has long been strong supporters of radical leftist agendas.

I’ve never been a particular fan of Target, myself, but where we live now its one of the few places available to shop at.  Not that I would go there regularly, but maybe 2-3 times a year.  No more.  I’m as out on them as I am on Home Depot.

If you’re boycotting Target, keep up the good work.  We never know how these things might play out.  A boycott may not convince Target to change its policy: but it might convince a dozen or more other companies contemplating following suit.  So, no, these efforts are never wasted.  Nothing that fights for God and His Law ever is.

Are you going to join Mormon Glenn Beck in his fast for ‘Murica?  That fast starts tonight.

Me, I’ll stick with the fasts God, and not man, has revealed through His Church.  If we had more people obeying those fasts and generally offering up proper penance, this nation would be healed and transformed in short order.