Skip to comments.The Kids Aren’t All Right: What the Gender-Identity Revolution Has in Common with 1960s’ Drug Culture
Posted on 07/22/2022 7:47:00 AM PDT by aspasia
The LSD consciousness-expansion movement of the late sixties and the campus gender-identity fixation of today are two examples of these counterfeit revolutions. The two might initially appear very different, but they share similar intellectual assumptions and therefore make analogous mistakes. Most significantly, both take rationality and physical fact as limitations to freedom, impediments to be transcended, instead of appropriate cornerstones of political freedom itself. They’re too incoherent to be rationally communicated and too individualistic to resist anomie. And so, denuded of genuine revolutionary potential, these children’s crusades cycle through failures.
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It's always been two steps Left, one step Right, two steps Left, one step Right. The healthy reaction never fully corrects for the harm.
While we’re referencing The Who here....
It creeps in like a smog and wants to stay.
The kids of the 60s never followed woke culture like todays white youth of middle class up do
Young people found yippies an anomaly
Today the left owns all the real estate institutions and it shows
Parents have to fight it and gen x and y don’t
We as boomers did down here and my kids are proof
What really got going more than anything in my boomer youth were sexual mores about getting laid and pot cut into booze consumption though both found their sail trim as folks aged
The pill and mores changed on sex insofar as female chastity no question of that
We’re facing the most leftist culture ever in western civ since Danton Robespierre and Marat
I think that the counterculture revolution was a reaction to the spiritual economy we as a species have been saddled with since when some humans began to think a little faster than other humans. The notion that one has to “pay” with pain for enlightenment, have a sacrifice tax imposed for goal attainment, subject oneself to sadistic impulses to feed the apparently chronically starving angelic hosts in order to improve one’s internal state, was rightfully rebelled against. This post won’t last more than 4 minutes. They wanted to change “the Work” from something that traumatized humans into ignorance, and then exploited that ignorance, to something that conferred actual freedom upon the mind.
I think it ridiculous to conflate the two. Just more anti-drug nonsense from someone who has never taken any of these drugs themselves. I hear this kind of stuff all the time from the anti-drug crowd, they attribute all the evil actions of serial killers and the like to drug use, when in actuality the vast majority of those committing deviant actions had nothing to do with drugs.
And there’s a vast difference between a drug like methamphetamine which can lead to psychosis and perhaps violent behavior, verses the so-called psychedelic drugs like LSD or mushrooms. The latter tend to make people more docile and adverse to any violent behavior. At most they just open up people’s minds to different perspectives of reality. You can’t just put all drugs into the same basket and then hold them responsible for all the evil and sick behavior in the world.
And to think, this isn’t really about drugs per se. Not conflation, but what is common: “both take rationality and physical fact as limitations to freedom”
“ Most significantly, both take rationality and physical fact as limitations to freedom, impediments to be transcended, instead of appropriate cornerstones of political freedom itself.”
Peyote is just more entertaining than the NFL, TV, and most movies combined.
Ol’ Scott Beauchamp was born in the 1980s with a vivid imagination about what the ‘60s must have been like.
Reminds me of the time a woman said to me: men don’t know what we go through.
“And to think, this isn’t really about drugs per se.”
It doesn’t appear to be anything more than intellectual meandering with no discernible point.
That’s OK, it wasn’t written to address your discernible points.
I really don’t see the connection you’re attempting to make between the two. I have very limited experience with either LSD or mushrooms, in fact I was afraid to try them until I was well into my 40’s because I was afraid they’d drive me insane or something lol. But a close friend of mine who never abused drugs (he once tried marijuana but hated it because it made him paranoid and anxious) convinced me to try them. The experience never caused me to “take rationality and physical fact as limitations to freedom”, only that there were different perspectives of things that were worthy of consideration. And the fact that both substances were the most effective antidepressants I’ve ever come across, keeping my spirits up for 2 weeks afterward. I’m bipolar and not a single pharmaceutical antidepressant ever did anything for me, on the contrary they just made me more agitated along with a slew of other undesirable effects. So I fully support their legalization for that purpose, it would soon put big pharma out of business in regards to that class of drugs. I know that I would be taking them regularly if they were to become legal.
And no you don’t have to worry, they didn’t turn me into some kind of crazed hippy consumed with deviant thoughts lol. And the slight sensory distortions I experienced despite taking a potent dose turned out to be much less of an issue than I was expecting. I was actually somewhat disappointed thinking oh is that all there is, I was expecting much more after hearing the florid descriptions from people writing about their “trips”.
Which is more important to Democrats, pushing transgenderism or pushing socialism? The answer is self evident. What is a primary tactic from the Democrats playbook that aligns with transgenderism? It’s identity victimization and recruitment. That’s divide the population based on identity then make the appear and feel like victims. Of course, Democrats are the only one with the solution to victimization because Republicans are the aggressors that make the victims. If you buy into the entire victimization scheme, then you have only one viable solution presented by Democrats. Specifically, that is get rid of the aggressors. That’s eliminating Republicans.
The transgender revolution isn’t a revolution. It’s a very small percentage of the population that is now aligned with a much greater revolution for socialism. Some transgenders, like Richard Levine, have been given a seat at the table. He’s not a leader. He’s a token who follows orders of the real revolutionary leadership. The mass majority of transgenders are not even of an age of majority. They are foot soldiers in training. It’s very insidious. The leaders of the Democrat Party are taking advantage of minors for political purposes.
It’s a completely different issue to identify the cause of transgenderism. Many say it is a mental illness called Gender Dysphoria. Here’s the definition of dysphoria: A state of felling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort as a symptom of discontentment, restlessness, dissatisfaction, malaise, depression, anxiety or indifference.
That’s not the cause
There is significant evidence that the cause is a disruption or incomplete childhood development. To avoid writing a book, I will keep this point brief. Transgenders have the value and behavioral systems of two-year olds. They can physically and somewhat intellectually mature, but they are incapable of differentiating right from wrong, fact from fiction, truth from falsehood, and science from pseudoscience.
That defines the perfect foot soldier of a socialist revolution. Anyone stuck with incomplete maturation are ideally suited for manipulation. If you want to create more of them simply control their maturation. Push government daycare, preschool, and education. We are already seeing so-called educators pushing transgenderism without the approval of parents. It’s not a grand conspiracy theory. It’s quite accidental because the vast majority of educators in America lack the education and intellectual ability to formulate a conspiracy. They are just among the many useful idiots of the socialist revolution.
With any luck, we won’t get fooled again.
We'll be the judge of that.
Acid is big trouble. Try peyote instead.
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