Saturday, 20 June 2015

Further On Our Self-Identity

Our self-identity as American citizens is not the only aspect of our self-identity that we have lost legitimate sight of...  Consider:

from ‘Tancredo: Rachel Dolezal’s Journey Spells Trouble for 2020 U.S. Census’ - Tom Tancredo - June 20
(“As the world now knows, Dolezal was born to Caucasian parents but “identifies” as black and represented herself as black to her employer, the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP.  Rachel’s white parents “outed” her, saying she had been lying about her race and perpetrating a fraud. The NAACP was not amused and Rachel has now resigned.

“Rachel lied, the lie was exposed, and now she has lost her job. End of story, right? Think again.

“Trust me; we have not heard the last of Rachel Dolezal.  On an MSNBC panel this past week, the host wondered aloud if Rachel “might actually be black,” despite her white parentage. Maybe Rachel has discovered “a different kind of black.” A professor of history at Stanford agreed that Rachel’s claims should be taken seriously.

“Powerful forces in the media and academia will not let us dismiss Rachel as nothing more than a con artist. You and I and Aunt Roselyn may see Rachel that way, but to many on the American left, Rachel’s desire to “identify as black” is not a scam, it is a noble effort to escape her “white privilege” status. Maybe Rachel’s black soul was simply born into a white body.

“Pity poor Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner, who had to incur immense costs and have surgery to feel totally comfortable in his “transgender transformation.” But Rachel has accomplished her transracial transformation by simply curling her hair and wearing dark glasses. That’s sheer genius. Entrepreneur of the year for sure!…”)

Stan Stanfield · Top Commenter · Stanford University (June 20)

Very insightful, Tom. But a word of caution:

"Think of the millions, maybe tens of millions, who are unjustly imprisoned — through no fault of their own and against their will — in bodies that do not represent their true, authentic self, the self of their deepest values and loyalties."

I'm thinking here of the LGBT+ contingent amongst us; for whom it's not some hugely deep 'self' speaking to them. But the gender identity that their brains are telling them that they 'are'. Due to an abnormality of their mothers' hormonal levels at a crucial, early stage of pregnancy (I think it's ab. 8-10 weeks) when the brain of the fetus is being sexed, beyond just the genetic makeup; so that male brains are being wired into female bodies and vice versa, and every stage along the abnormal spectrum in between. 

There are a number of causes of this. An abnormality in the mother's - &/or the developing fetus's - adrenal glands. Estrogen mimics/endocrine disruptors in the environment, from plastics & pesticides. Stress, of all kinds. (It's known that there are larger numbers of homosexuals born in the wake of wars than the 'normal' background levels, e.g.) But perhaps most importantly and appallingly are the effects of drugs like barbiturates, prescribed to pregnant females without proper regard for their deleterious effects on the developing fetus. 

It is all a tragedy of major proportions, that we should have done something about a long time ago. If we were even a halfway intelligent species.


As you can see, I am beginning to despair of any semblance of our sanity surfacing in the near future.........

...unable to comprehend what a simple term like 'natural born citizen' means; even given its context as a clue......

...unable to notice that the canary in our coalmine has died.............................


...and yet; and yet......:

from patriotsfsforamerica: Charleston Massacre: ‘Obama’s race war has real consequences’ - Larry Klayman - June 20 (orig. posted at - June 19)

Reply by Stan Stanfield just now (June 20)

I would suggest that we realize that we need to get down to basics.  For me, that would start with our understanding that:

Either there is a God or there is not.  If there is not, then nothing really matters anyway, and one might as well live exclusively for oneself - do whatever one wants to do, as not; for then  it's each person for him- or herself and look out, 'nothing matters but me,’ since the end of the closed system of life can as easily be seen as that as anything else, a presumed evolutionary advantage to some degree of cooperation, or whatever.  If there is, however, then certain things follow.  It follows, for one thing, that there is Plan in and Purpose to life; that we are here for educational purposes.  And, since there is a Creator, [that] we are all part of the same Creation - 'a piece of the continent, a part of the main,' as the poet has put it.  And thus, underneath our different races and religions and nationalities and political belief systems, we are all the same.  Are All One.  Facets, fractals, aspects, points of view of the One holy Being.  And thus, As you do unto others, so do you do unto yourself - literally.  For - as I indicated, in logical follow-through from the given premise - We Are All (fundamentally) One.  And All IS One.

I suggest that we start acting like it.  Acting, as if it were true.  And not as if it were not; as we are doing, largely, at present.

Those churchgoers are certainly giving us a good hint as to the intelligent way for us to go from here. 


Come on, folks.  Come on.  Just a little further..............

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