Aficionados of the wonderful comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, created by Bill Watterson and syndicated from 1985 until 1995, may remember a storyline Watterson used for a series of strips that lasted a couple of weeks. Calvin, a 6-year-old boy with a vivid imagination and a stuffed tiger named Hobbes, was convinced that he had “transmogrified” himself into an owl.
It was pure genius by Watterson because, as was typical with his comedy, we could all relate to Calvin’s creativity and playful nature, and the author cleverly made us laugh and remember our own childhoods. But in Watterson’s strip, of course, Calvin wasn’t really an owl. He was still a little boy in the first grade that would have to go to school, unlike owls who get to stay home with their stuffed animals all day.
But if we follow the logic of a prominent LGBTQ charity named ‘Stonewall,’ Watterson may have gotten that storyline incorrect. According to Stonewall, two-year-old children who aren’t even old enough to speak can understand that their biological gender is incorrect, and they are in fact a member of the opposite gender. So, if a girl toddler can accurately recognize that ‘she’ is in fact a ‘he,’ then a first-grade boy like Calvin must certainly be capable of comprehending that he is in fact an owl.
According to the Daily Mail:
“Stonewall has been criticised (sic) for claiming that children as young as two can recognise (sic) if they are transgender and that nurseries should teach that idea. The row was triggered when the LGBT charity shared an article on social media headlined ‘My 4-year-old is gender nonconforming – but her nursery doesn’t respect that.’
The account, published by Metro online, was written by an anonymous trans man who claims that his daughter believes she is a boy.”
In a sane situation, the parent of that 4-year-old child would understand that children are essentially little maniacs, with short attention spans, little or no sense of reason, and a susceptibility to nonsensical fantasies. And the child’s delusions would be set straight with a loving conversation about reality.
In a logical society, a parent that embraces and encourages the whimsical illusions of small children to the extent of this mother/father would be investigated by the local government’s child services teams for child abuse.
And in a rational country, any charity that promotes and facilitates such ridiculousness would be called out for malpractice, shunned by donors, and doomed to irrelevance by a scrutinizing citizenry.
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Unfortunately, situations like this one with the confused 4-year-old and a senseless parent are all too common. Our society has lost all sense of logic and focuses instead on wokeness and virtue signaling. And our country not only supports charities such as Stonewall, but large portions of our population also rejoice in their radical ideation and propaganda.
What this sad story also illustrates is the likelihood that the pro-transgender contingent of the LGBTQ movement will be their undoing. The initial message from the gay rights crowd was one that most Americans were accepting of: Live and let live, don’t discriminate, and tolerate each other. But the position of the transgender indoctrinators blows up their arguments and discredits the entire group.
Homosexuality, by definition, requires there to be two distinct genders. But the dogma of transgenderism preaches that gender is malleable; arbitrary. Those two philosophies do not jive. And while Americans may be willing to ignore and perhaps even accept the goings on between consenting adults in the privacy of their own bedrooms, they are not going to buy what Stonewall is selling. They are not going to stand back and allow such cruelty to be inflicted on small children.
By Jess Lawson
Jess Lawson is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative and a passionate, conservative millennial who loves America.
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