All over I hear outrage regarding the light sentence given to a young man accused of rape. Not that he was found innocent. That he didn't have the book thrown at him is the problem. With this, it shouldn't be surprised that charges of racism and sexism are flying like bullets. Reminders that we are still, as we always have been, a racist, sexist, bigoted nation:
And yet, consider this. Who has been told for the last month or so to shut up when it comes to being worried about sexual abuse or violations due to the new Transgender revolt? That would be women. And who has been saying the equivalent of 'shut you you bigoted bitch' to these women? The usual sexist pig conservatives who love their sexist America? Why no. That would be the Left. The pro-Transgender revolution Left.
That would be the Left that has met women expressing various levels of concern for their well being, their safety, and their status in different organizations in light of the new Transgender movement with charges of hate, bigotry, stupidity, and a general 'shut up!' So why is it we are suddenly alarmed and outraged that a young man who was found guilty of rape wasn't tied up by his jewels and left to rot? Why are we so shocked, Shocked!, that the concerns of women are suddenly of no apparent value?
Where has the outrage from feminists been over the treatment of women who are concerned about their safety and dignity in light of the Transgender mandates? Where were those who are now rushing forward with the time honored tactic of screaming Racist! Sexist! when women (African American no less) who have had frightening encounters due to the Transgender phenom, have been called a bunch of ignorant bigots whose concerns are irrelevant?
Remember, this is the same Left that dominates the Democratic party that contains a whopping 35% who now believe government censorship is a good thing. This is the same Left that has shamelessly exploited its influence in the media in order to effect the desired election results to maintain political power. This is a movement that has monopolized our educational systems in order to train a generation of Americans, almost half under 35, that the above censorship would be good if imposed on the right people for the right reasons.
Yeah, that movement. That same movement that has stood by silently for weeks as one story after another of fear and concern by women over the Transgender revolution has been met with scorn and ridicule and contempt. All of a sudden, a white, heterosexual male has received unjust clemency regarding his own criminal actions and it's Katy-bar-the-door! Strange that. I wonder if his sexual orientation and race have anything to do with the difference in reactions? That would be worth considering. I'm spending more time keeping my eye on the latent racism in our modern, progressive nation, as I commented on a few days ago. It would be worth kicking around, that's for sure.
In any event, is anyone else tired of living in a nation with no consistent values or morals? Not that there isn't racism or sexism in America. I'm not saying that. There always has been, and there always will be. Especially since the definitions continually change, it's highly unlikely that our modern generation will escape the wrath and scorn of future generations for the very same reason we condemn those who came before us.
I think, if what I've seen of the evidence is correct, the young man got off way too easy. But I also think it's been wrong for various groups to ignore if not openly attack women who have expressed concerns about their safety and sexual vulnerability in light of the Transgender movement. See how easy that is? Consistency.
Then again, we must not forget that the Left is, in many ways, double guilty of its own righteous standards. For it once declared the opinion that certain things shouldn't be allowed to be said in public to be rank censorship, and yet increasingly calls for the actual, bona fide dictionary definition of government censorship when it suits the agenda. Likewise the Left says that a flawed judicial decision is the result of sexism because it ignores women's concerns and vulnerability, while then turning round and dismissing the same concerns when it suits the agenda. Sometimes I think my boys are correct when they say that liberalism is about keeping your mind off the right thing in order to advance the wrong thing.
Which is why I've said the Left has taught me it's not the fundamentalist, the zealot, or the extremist that is the worst threat to the commonweal. It's the opportunist. It's the morally vacant exploiters of the moment. The fundamentalist, the zealot, the racist, the sexist - they can be reached. Perhaps they were raised that way. Maybe their culture says that's how they should be. Maybe it was a bad experience. But you can reach them. The morally androgynous opportunists, however, are not so easily reached. After all, they know what they are doing is wrong. When it applies to others or works in other cases, they are the first to scream outrage from the highest buildings. But when it suits them? Then they cynically exploit the very thing they just condemned. Another handy term for that is hypocrite. And since it's so difficult to overcome or reach, perhaps that's why hypocrisy, as much as anything, was so loudly condemned by our Lord.