January 22, 2013

Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill


To have your cock cut off and then plead special privileges as women”€”above natural-born women, who don”€™t know the meaning of suffering, apparently”€”is a bit like the old definition of chutzpah: the boy who killed his parents and then asked the jury for clemency on the grounds he was an orphan.

Predictably, the “€œtrans lobby”€ marshaled their social-media forces. They got the paper to pull the column, issue a groveling apology, and agree to ongoing “€œdiscussions with representatives of the trans community.”€

They”€™ve also successfully petitioned the Press Complaints Commission to (presumably) reprimand Burchill. The Minister of International Development wants Burchill and her editor fired.

We”€™re just missing the construction of a plus-size pillory at Piccadilly Circus. So far.

Not all the reaction has been negative. In the Spectator, Ron Liddle praised Burchill’s column as one of the best Observer articles of the last ten years, one that will, he hopes, hasten the implosion of the “€œentire bourgeois bien-pensant left…leaving a slight scent of goji berries….”€

The “€œtrans lobby”€ mob’s unhinged, tone-deaf overreaction helpfully proved Julie Burchill’s point.

Observe the Montreal Gazette‘s transsexual columnist. (!?) Adopting that tsk-ing, concern-troll tone “€œprogressives”€ put on when they”€™re trying to sound like normal people, “€œJillian”€ Page pretends to wonder whether poor, pathetic “€œtransphobes”€ such as Burchill are “€œbigots or ignorant”€”or both?”€

Not quite “€œHobson’s”€ or “€œSophie’s,”€ such a “€œchoice”€ certainly has the whiff of the gulag about it (a gulag with fabulous window treatments).

One could be forgiven for thinking there’s a “€œvast right-wing conspiracy”€ running the “€œtrans lobby”€ that’s assigned to sabotage this increasingly powerful movement from within by pushing its members to act in the weirdest, most annoying possible fashion.

I wish. The simple truth is that transsexuals are”€”hang on to something sturdy now”€”mentally ill castration fetishists, neurotic narcissists who will brook no criticism of their “€œlifestyle,”€ one they know in their hearts to be a fraud.

Perhaps our grandchildren will ask us why we didn”€™t help rather than humor such disturbed men and women. In the meantime, we”€™re forced to be “€œtolerant”€ of these mutants and misfits”€”or else.



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