The Coming Dark Age

The Dark Ages is term routinely tossed about by people who know little about the Middle Ages.  However, many Leftists seem intent on doing their worst to bring about a Dark Age in terms of the free exchange of ideas:


In the early hours of Sunday morning, an expert Ph.D. psychologist who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity was blocked on Twitter for expressing his opinion informed by clinical experience. His well-reasoned position was flagged for “hateful conduct.”

On Saturday, Ray Blanchard — the Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto who served on the working work for gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite your biological sex) for the DSM V, the gold standard of definitions helping psychologists diagnose disorders for patients — tweeted out his clinically-informed opinion on transgender identity.

He still affirmed the controversial idea that sex-change surgery is the “best treatment” for “carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment,” but he opposed “treating” children who may change their minds. (Even this position is debatable, as people who have undergone sex-change surgery after persistent gender dysphoria have later rejected their transgender identity and lamented the mutilation of their bodies.)

Go here to read the rest.  Too many Leftists believe in their own magisterium and that “error has no rights”.  This is anathema to any concept of a free society.  Oh, and their magisterium tends to change almost from day to day, as Democrat candidates for President are finding out as they struggle to push past positions they held, that are now uncongenial to the Leftist thought police who live on social media, firmly down memory holes.  Thus is reasoned debate howled down, or simply silenced, and a suffocating orthodoxy put in place to spare the feelings of special snowflakes, too ignorant to defend their positions any other way.

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  1. And this is where we are and have been for a while. I cannot look at this craziness without shaking my head in wonder. Those of us without our heads in the sand have seen this coming for quite a while. We saw it coming when the psychiatrists deemed homosexuality no longer a mental illness in the 60’s I believe, to abortion(because it is only a mass of cells and not human), to transgenderism even though there is a medical name for this illness; all these things are considered a right and normal.

    All these things were once in the domain of the medical community and science and are now at the whim of the sufferer. We have come from “physician heal thyself” to ‘patient, you’re on your own’. You cannot reason with those no longer have reason.

  2. “It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce people to ignorance and vice.” Samuel Adams.

    Ordinary Catholic: My only quibble with your excellent comment is: those imbeciles have their heads stuck up someplace where the Sun don’t shine, no sand involved.

    Seriously, the lies can’t survive the daylight. They must censor/erase from memory any fact and principle that denies the purposely-counterproductive progressive agenda. it’s not only social media, public education and the academy are poisoning tens of millions of young minds. Subverting the media is an effective means of brainwashing the masses. Orwell would be spinning in his grave at 1,600 rpm if he saw his prophesies coming to fruition.

  3. They got publicly embarrassed and he’s famous.

    Not something normal people are going to be able to claim if they’re silenced for saying “maybe we shouldn’t base major surgery around the views of kids.”

  4. @ Donald – have no fear. Within a half hour of my posting on Dr. Blanchard’s Twitter page that while I disagree with his pro-LGBTQ agenda, I support his right to rationally and dispassionately voice his opinion in the public forum, I was placed in Twitter jail for hate speech. Not including this, a number of anti-LGBTQ posts I had made was cited. This is great. These effeminate, androgynous, cowardly, emasculated girly-boy techies in the State of Californication cannot abide free speech of at all. Anything that doesn’t confirm them in their godless sexual perversion is hate speech. Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. – it’s all the same. Truthfully, I have no animosity against the gay guy or lesbian girl who keeps his or her sex life private – heck, I am a hetero and I want mine private too! Live and let live is what I say. But oppose the LGBTQ culture of sexual idolatry in the public forum and yes, you will be de-platformed. The only reason Dr. Blanchard is restored is because of his fame.

    BTW, my boss told me that his son (with whom I once worked on a nuclear project in a different company) considers it a badge of honor to be de-platformed by Facebook or Twitter.

  5. This happens because the senior executives at Facebook, Twitter, and Google have allowed their companies to be turned into collecting pools of loosely wired people whose intellectual level and liberal education are too deficient to allow them to evaluate anything reliably.

    The brainlessness is what gets you. It’s been known for 20+ years that the $PLC is a scam. Only an utterly ignorant or utterly malicious person would rely on their imprimatur for any reason. Yet, we have officials at Patreon and PayPal and Visa and MasterCard doing just that.

  6. “Subverting the media is an effective means of brainwashing the masses.”

    A while back I said that I believed the media was the False Prophet of Revelation purposely spreading lies all over the world. That’s still my story and I’m still stickin’ to it.

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