For the sake of argument, let’s say they might have had some theoretical point in playing games with the facts about COVID, we cannot fathom what that was, but that was their ‘emergency justification’ at the moment. But what is their rationale for doing this now? No one is going to make an incorrect medical decision based on this definition, so why are they doing this?
But for those on the left, they see heroism, and in doing so they incentivize such behavior. This young woman is recognizing her true self; the authentic ‘her,’ or whatever word applies. Among other things, playing along with such a charade helps to tear down the most fundamental tool of our society: language. Because if words can be rendered meaningless, they can then be manipulated for more sinister objectives.
The word is (No, I’m not going there) “it.” “It wants to talk next” would correctly, though bizarrely, replace “He wants to talk next.” “It want’s to be whiteboard monitor” would replace, equally bizarrely, “She wants to be whiteboard monitor.” Perhaps this is why California eliminated the essay as a requirement for the SAT in 2020. Next it will be the college admission essay requirement.
There is a reason Plato in his Republic is suspicious of narrative grief, believing it seduces an audience to act irrationally. He would bar from his Republic those poets who use narrative stories of tragic grief to stir up people’s emotions, which then leads them to act impulsively, no longer anchored in reason.