The evolution of government is an instructive study. When there wasn’t any government, the strongest simply took what he wanted, which left a lot of weaker folk sucking wind. Those strengthened themselves by banding together and took back their own from the big guy. Thus began government.
The little guys of government used their new power to steal from folks just as had the strong guy and they have been a lot harder to get rid of. The folks who have risen up in revolutions to discard the sovereign robbers have usually simply replaced them with themselves.
America’s Founders were almost unique, or perhaps they were unique: they tried to set up something intended to benefit all rather than intended to empower and benefit themselves. Historically and in terms of their DNA as homo sapiens, they obviously didn’t get it. Reading their speeches and their voluminous writings though, they got it well enough; they just set up what we might fairly title a triumph of hope over experience, a famous description of second marriages. Ben Franklin’s classic remark to a woman asking what sort of government had been created was a clue, if one were needed. He said, you remember: “A republic–if you can keep it” or something like that. He was no fool.
The reality of the Founders’ hope was clear to Alexis de Toqueville in the 1830’s when his famous “Democracy in America” was published; he clearly predicted the trend and the present reality of American government. The present leaders of that trend, we now call the political Left. And having in essence, destroyed the wealth of America, a tragedy, the Left is proceeding to prove the adage that tragedy repeats itself as farce.
The latest farcical act is the present intention of government to impose transgendererd folk upon the nations’ military. This is farce; it is ridiculous. God, or random chance if you prefer to deny Him, must be laughing His or its head off. The contribution of such entertainment seems at times like these, the only reasonable justification for our existence.
The next obvious step (that has already been taken in other employment) will be to impose the disabled. The Left has the unique problem arising from its normal modus operandi: It manufactures its own reality and then forces you to live in it. Any resulting failures are then, blamed upon you. Voters, their hands out for other folks’ money, buy this, so it works.
The evidence is in for those bothering to inquire, adding girls to the military has upped the sexual abuse tally, big time. So much in fact, that the Senate just passed a revision of military law on sexual assault. Who would have thought it?
The transgendered are from our (limited) experience, a pretty sad lot, neither fish nor fowl, so to speak. They are in fact from what we’ve seen of them, not so distant from those disabled we considered above. Imposing them upon the military is handicapping said military with respect to its franchise, which is imposing physical–very physical–brutality upon the enemy. If you can’t see that, we hope you are in command of the next army we have to fight. Turning the military into social experimentation is fundamentally irresponsible, like sending a 100 lb. female fireman to carry victims down the ladders at a fire in a high rise building. But the Left, replacing our reality with its own, doesn’t care. It all happens to other people, not to them.
And that’s the reality behind that famous reminder re things political: “Be careful what you ask for….”