Sunday, June 05, 2016

Yes Sir. No Sir. Whatever You Say Sir

Why is it that the oppressor always thinks it is uppity when the oppressed demand their rights?
It Just Seems a Bit Much
Posted to Politics May 31, 2016
By Bill Greener III

You would have to be pretty isolated these days to not be aware of the so-called bathroom issue that centers on transgender individuals, their rights and the obligation of others to accommodate them or find themselves in violation of how President Obama and his administration see the law.

To listen to most liberals and the coverage in the mainstream media, you would think only a hateful narrow-minded bigot would have any hesitation in allowing people to use public facilities based solely on how that person has decided to identify in terms of gender. However, this simplistic viewpoint is encountering strong resistance among real people, especially parents.
For starters, just how many people are in this group? A quick Google search yields a story from the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union (December 5, 2011) that puts the number of transgender people at 700,000. That would be 0.3 percent of Americans. Three-tenths of a single percent. The article goes on to estimate the number of gay, lesbian and bi-sexual Americans to be slightly over 8 million, or 3.5 percent of the population. In other words, combined, the LGBT population totals less than 4 percent.
Ah yes, they are only minorities so it is okay to discriminate against them.

He ends with…
In a broader context this debate should focus on just how much accommodation is reasonable to expect, much less to demand as a matter of a legal right. When is it that more than nine in 10 Americans will be allowed to say: “We don’t hate you. We even understand and agree you deserve not to be discriminated against. However, this has become an argument that centers on personal comfort levels. You need to deal with being uncomfortable. It is more fair, more logical, and more reasonable than asking all the rest of us to adjust to you. Where possible, we will attempt to reduce this discomfort by providing separate facilities. However, a good deal of the time, you are just going to have to suck it up and deal with things.”
Yes, feeling uncomfortable is grounds to discriminate just like you justified segregation because blacks made you feel uncomfortable in the bathroom with you. Now you are saying that trans people make you feel uncomfortable and you want us to use separate bathrooms and locker rooms – or in other words you want to bring back separate but equal again. It was wrong then and it is wrong now.

Yes Sir… just let me kiss your feet and the ground that you walk on.

1 comment:

  1. "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it." Edmund Burke.

    A small mind, such as Mr. Greener, wouldn't recognize the above quote, let alone understand its meaning in the context of oppressing the rights of a minority such as us.