August 28, 2016

Karl Marx Allee, Berlin

Karl Marx Allee, Berlin

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Wolfgang Steiger of German’s Christian Democratic Union is agitating for Karl Marx’s name to be removed from an estimated “550 streets, alleys and plazas in former communist East Germany”:

More than a quarter of a century after the political and economic bankruptcy of the GDR [East Germany], it is time to part ways with communism’s replacement of saints in the streets….I do not understand why some places today still have main streets named after him….[Marx and Engels] did nothing good with their ideology….And the decaying last days of the GDR were proof of this.

Since Marx’s philosophy was linked to far more deaths than Adolf Hitler’s, wiping his name from all German streets would be the sensible, ethical, and humane thing to do.

A 143-page paper published last week in The New Atlantis attempted to examine the evidence of a genetic basis for homosexuality and transgenderism, only to find that there is none:

The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property “€” that people are “€˜born that way”€™ “€” is not supported by scientific evidence…Likewise, the belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex “€” so that a person might be a “€˜man trapped in a woman’s body”€™ or a “€˜woman trapped in a man’s body”€™ “€” is not supported by scientific evidence.

Authors Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul R. McHugh also reject the “social stress model” that claims huge disparities in mental health and suicide rates between “sexual minorities” and the general population are due simply to stigma and prejudice:

While non-heterosexual and transgender individuals are often subject to social stressors and discrimination, science has not shown that these factors alone account for the entirety, or even a majority, of the health disparity between non-heterosexual and transgender subpopulations and the general population.

Bucking all known modern pieties concerning homosexuality and gender confusion, the authors also suggest that suffering molestation as a child is a much more reliable predictor of someone becoming a “sexual minority” in adulthood than any known genetic factors. In lieu of such solid, hard, throbbing genetic evidence, we must conclude the only way that homosexuality and cross-dressing may even be remotely genetic has nothing to do with DNA and everything to do with unpleasant childhood encounters at the hands of your pervert uncle.


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