Friday, 19 October 2018

Why Self-Declaration of Gender is wrong.

There are moves by the Trans community to take the declaration of gender out of the hands of the medical professionand allow self-declaration of gender.

That means that once you declare yourself as a different gender, then you can just send off to get your documents like birth certificate and passport changed to your new gender.

While I have every sympathy with the trans community on this issue, there have to be definitions on what constitutes gender. Society has to have boundaries and those boundaries are agreed by society in general as to what is acceptable and what the majority of people feel is comforatble and workable.

Self-declaration of gender is (at least at this point in history) a step too far for society at large. It's not like declaring sexuality. Sexuality is an easier subject to cope with, mainly because whether you are gay or straight, it doesn't affect your interface with the rest of society and (stereotypes aside) it doesn't affect your attitude to the rest of society or their attitude to you either (other than the few bigots still left).

However, gender is a different thing entirely. Despite what the Social Justice Warriors would have you beleive, gender is not a social construct and it cannot be changed overnight at a whim. The debate on gender is quite new and it has not gone through the decades of turmoil that the debate of sexuality has. Society at large has yet to come to a firm conclusion or a majority agreement at which point gender changes from one to the other.

Currently society specifically separates based on gender. Society has not yet got to the point where gender is immaterial. There are some pretty good resons for that, especially as the genders quite clearly act differently. So we segregate based on gender, for instance when it comes to toilets. We have not yet as a society accepted toilets and changing rooms for all genders. Clothing and appearance is immaterial, because there is always going to be some gender neutral androgenous clothes that can be worn comfortably by both sexes.

Society demands that whatever happens in that society, it is neutral to society at large; Society quite rightly demands that it comes to no harm. So as an example in this instance society demands that women won't get raped by men dressed as women in female toilets, or that young girls won't be exposed to male genitalia in female changing rooms. Trans people might think that these claims to harm are specious and that they wouldn't harm anyone in that way. But they can only talk from a personal viewpoint and can't guarantee that someone won't act improperly.

So currently a male cannot wake up one day, wear female clothing and then demand the rights of a female or demand society treat them as a female. Society's current view seems to be that what quite clearly is a bloke in a dress is not a woman. That doesn't belittle whatever internal struggle the trans person is going through. BUT, in order to prevent specious claims to gender, there has to be a procedure to go through that reflects societal expectations of the transition from one gender to the other. After that transition process the person becomes societally acceptable as the gender which is opposite to their birth gender. But not until that (I accept difficult) process is complete.

For instance those that don't fully transition cannot claim to be the opposite gender. Quite clearly they are anatomically still male or female. Those that chose to stay in this state for whatever reason will suffer, because society demands a person be one gender or the other. But then is gender dysphoria a proper diagnosis of someone who doesn't wish to be fully female? If a person changes their appearance (say) from male to female but still keeps the male genitalia then they are still male as far as society is concerned. The same goes for a female that changes their appearance to male.

That's not to say society shouldn't be accepting of people in those states, but society does not grant them the status of the gender they dress as and those "in between" genders should understand the issues that society has with them.

Only once they have fully transitioned is the point they should have legal status of their chosen gender.

There is an argument that the transition process should be shorter. I think it's something like 2 years before you can be seen by a specialist to even start the process. That's in my mind unacceptable. Once you have decided to "come out" and have made the decision to transition, then the process to fulfil society's requirement to be oficially, surgically  and legally changed from one gender to the other should be a relatively short one.

On a personal note, I have seen this before in fetish society. It's a very male trait to demand acceptance of a particular viewpoint, that appears to be what is happening in the Trans debate. For instance a male submissive demanding that a female dominant er, dominate them... yeah, go figure. But that's a very common scenario.

Especially when Trans society (in a quite male manner) attempts to brush aside the issues raised by CIS women, who have experience of inequality and male attitudes, shows a very male viewpoint of Trans attitudes to Women's issues. Hardly helping the acceptance of male to female Trans women.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Bow Down to Your Saudi Masters, they can do no Wrong.

The Khashoggi affair has highlighted in the most illuminated way possible that the West is utterly powerless against the Gulf States.

By now most people will know that Turkey have accused Suadi Arabia of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he visited the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

The details are a bit strange, with reports of covert recordings via an iWatch that recorded his incarceration, torture and eventual murder in the embassy, but what is definately proven is that Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi embassy in Turkey two weeks ago and hasn't been seen since.

It's a pretty serious accusation, so it would be interesting to know for sure what proof the Turkish authorities have regarding his murder.

However, as per the title of this post, the salient point is the lack of action against Saudi Arabia and the reasosn why.

Donald Trump really spoke the truth when he asked why would he jepardise the relationship and the multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi over the death of one guy?

The hidden agenda is America, like all other Western countries have been bought and paid for by Gulf State oil money. The UK's ports are owned by and all the Western Stock exchanges float on a sea of Arab oil money and there are a host of other vital industries like BAE, Boeing and Airbus that rely on Gulf State money to buy their products. Just look at how much money Emirates Airline has invested in their Airbus A380 fleet...

You cannot criticise the Gulf States or their extremist ideology any more without suffering significant harm to your economy. Slag off Saudi? There'll be no more oil exports to you then... Implement legislation to turn off the financial taps to Safalist Mosques? That'll be the FTSE 100 tanking then.

That is the honest debate that Western governments need to have with their citizens. Do we roll over and allow the Wahabi/Salafist religious, financial and political onslaught to continue against the West, or do we stand up to it and suffer the consequences?

In a way it's essentially the same conversation that was had about Brexit. Do we stand up and regain our sovereignty or do we roll over and submit?.....


Please read the Wikipedia entry about the TV programme "Death of a Princess" that was shown in 1980. In particular pay attention to the fallout after that programme was shown. Also pay attention to the fact that countries whose TV stations bought the rights to show decided in the end not to show it in case it endangered their relationship with Saudi Arabia. That's just a TV show, which was effectively censored from being shown in parts of the West.

That's the amount of influence the Gulf States had back in 1980. Several decades and billions more dollars in trade, arms deals, investments in property and companies and just extrapolate the amount of influence they have now.

M.I.6 Former Head Sir Richard Dearlove Speaks Sense.

This is one of the best and most measured interviews of someone linked to government I've seen in a long time.

Some interesting points. He aligns with my views on Brexit and everything else in this interview, which is no surprise. Free from the shackles of government and I presume happily retired and independent financially he is free to speak sense rather than any government line.

He was pretty critical of the government line when it came to the dodgy dossier regarding Iraq and has always talked sense in my book.

There's nothing more to say really.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

American Internal security on the Move.

Lately I've been reading interesting reports from over in America. The Trumpites seem to think that the FBI is on manoeuvres to "drain the swamp" and incarcerate those in the elite that are working against American freedoms and the little man.

My take on it is somewhat less delusional. I think it's pointed at espionage both industrial, economic and political.

For instance there are reports of 5000 sealed indictments a month being bandied about in the "drain the swamp" circles. Te conspiracists maintain this is a growing list of elite actors that conspire with foreign powers to subvert the power of the USA.

I personally think that the indictments are a list of domestic and foreign personnel that are working to bleed America of it's technolgical, industrial and military supremacy. For decades China for instance has been syphoning industrial and military information away from US companies for decades. The latest batch of high-tech aircraft are one example, spearheaded by the latest revelation of the Hong-20 stealth bomber, purported to be a rip-off of the B-2 stealth bomber.

The case of Su Bin, a Chinese spy in Canada who was caught by the FBI identifying targets for Chinese state hackers and then validating information found by them is a classic instance of what I'm talking about where I think the FBI are going with these thousands of indictments.

One of the main failings of Western governments is dealing with people within their borders who act privately and publicly against the very countries they live in.

Whether it's Chinese industrial espionage, people traffiking, drug importation or Muslim Jihadis, all are acting against the countries they live in.

America has subtly changed the legal rules regarding those people so they can be tried in military rather than civillian courts. The swamp drainers think that means a French Revolution purging of the elites, but I think it's aimed at these foreign actors.

The recent closing of the Sunspot Solar Observatory is most likely related to this wide-ranging and on-going investigation. Its position oversees the White Sands missile testing range and it would be quite easy for a spy to insstall some covert device there to do some serious signals intelligence and thereby find out the frequencies and waveforms that US missiles use to locate and lock onto targets. It may be that hackers used existing equipment to  do the spying. Quite handy for anyone wanting to jam such signals.

Another link in the chain are the latest revelations (currently being denied all over) that a Chinese actor planted devices in servers that allowed a back door to Chinese hackers. It's possible the report is factually inaccurate, but the substance of devices planted into everyday network products may not be far of the mark. I've always wondered at the intelligence of companies that allow their hi-tech equipment to be made in a country that will aggressively interrogate, reverse-engineer and if necessary infiltrate them.

A small and probably unknown factor is the flow of money to radical Muslim organisations via the Halal meat trade. Stemming the flow of money would cut off the money supply to extremists within and without America, as would the sequestration of the funds held by those wealthy Muslims sponsoring extremists and money coming in from Gulf states to Salafist Mosques.

Clearing out the rats nest infesting the USA and directly syphoning technology to China would be the biggest blow to the Chinese economy.

Putting an end to the flow of money to Jihadis from wealthy Muslim sympathisers in America would deal them a blow too.

Closing down people traffickers on Americas Southern border and the associated drug industry and the money they make is another step the FBI I'm sure are looking into.

The rhetoric coming out of the Trump administration points to all of this and not before time.

However, if I were a Western person living in China, the Gulf States or South America, I would be considering my options to return home.

Hopefully the Mid-Term elections will give the Trump administration the boost and the personnel in place needed to implement the end game.