A question posed: Most of this morning was spent writing a post about the question of whether it’s time to separate the “T” in LGBTQ. The issue is overwhelmingly mired in simplistic social justice dogma, making it impossible to “have a conversation” without invoking the outrage of the mob.
This comes as a by-product of the Democratic candidates forum on LGBTQ rights. Have we matured enough to have a serious discussion? Probably not, but if people care about doing what we can to end discrimination against both gay and transgender people, then we need to recognize that they present different issues and problems. Are we ready for this? Will I get ripped to shreds for my heresy? Do I need that aggravation?
But since I’m an old school liberal who wants to end needless discrimination while dealing with the real problems and conflicts that will certainly arise and wreak havoc should the platitudinous dolts get their way, should I suffer the slings and arrows of the woke to do something to help those in need? I could sit it out, since I’m neither gay nor transgender, but the damage will be far more pervasive to social norms and law than many people care to recognize.
Does the mean old curmudgeon court disaster by putting this morning’s post “out there,” so the millions of viciously passionate people who will almost certainly find me even more reprehensible than they already do can lead me to the stake for burning?
You tell me. Is it worth it?