Skip to comments.Radical ‘gender’ paradigm could be leading to global totalitarianism: author
Posted on 09/18/2014 8:34:12 AM PDT by wagglebee
No human society has ever tried to re-write human sexuality, and the current global trend may be leading the world down new dark paths of statist totalitarianism, warns a German author and social commentator known for her criticism of “gender ideology.”
During her recent speaking tour in the Czech Republic, Gabriele Kuby spoke to Catholic World Report on her new book, “The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom.” Kuby said that this is the first time in human history that a whole civilization has knowingly and deliberately “turned sexual norms completely upside down.”
“Gender theory says our sexual orientation is the main criterion for our identity. The main value by which this is promoted is freedom. Our hyper-individualized society claims that we have freedom to choose our sex, whether we are man or woman, and it is our freedom to choose our sexual orientation,” she said.
“No society … has done this. No society has ever said, ‘Live out your sexual drive any way you like,’ but our society does.”
At the core of this radical change, she said, is a totally new concept of human anthropology. “I think this issue of sexuality is the main attack on the dignity of the human being,” one that will allow our societies to “tumble into anarchy and chaos.” This, she added, “can result in a new totalitarian regime by the state.”
“A new totalitarianism is developing under the cloak of [sexual] freedom,” Kuby said. “The destruction of the family uproots every single human being. We become atomized human beings who can be manipulated to do anything.”
The subject anthropology, or what it means to be human, was a main theme of Pope Benedict XVI dating to his days as a university theology professor. Gabrielle Kuby remains a personal friend of Pope Benedict and she is becoming a leading lay voice in Europe for his message on traditional Judeo-Christian anthropology - proposing that man is made in the image and likeness of God and is designed for the moral life in this world and for eternity in the next.
Kuby, who describes herself as a “former militant feminist,” converted to Catholicism in 1993 at age 53. She speaks regularly and has written several books on the work of gender ideologues to replace traditional Judeo-Christian concept of human nature and sexuality. In her latest book, Kuby attacked the trend that is now referred to by the various international organizations as “gender mainstreaming.”
This concept has taken hold as a guiding principle in most organizations like the United Nations and the European Union, as well as smaller subsidiary bodies like the World Health Organization and NGOs like Amnesty International and many aid organizations. A document published by the International Labour Organization clearly identified the notorious UN Beijing conferences, starting in 1995, as the start of the global movement.
In her interview with Catholic World Report, Kuby described gender ideology as “an expression of the ultimate ‘freedom’ to ‘choose’ whether I am a man or a woman.” But, she said, “The idea of changing our sex upsets the notion of what it means to be human. It is the deepest rebellion against the conditions of our human existence that you can possibly imagine.”
“It makes people sick and rootless and they do not know who they are. We are losing our roots in faith, nation, and family, and now even one’s identity as man or woman is under attack to create a new vision of humanity. What will this make of us? A whole mass of sexualized consumers who can be manipulated to do anything.”
Kuby said the concept of “gender,” originally only an element in grammar, was first adopted as a central concept in radical feminist ideology and has been spread throughout the world’s institutions since by activists. In the feminist ideology of gender, “there is a social construction of sex which can be different – indeed, need not be identical to – your biological sex.”
According to gender ideologues, she said, “there are not two sexes, or two genders; there are many genders, like heterosexual men and women, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgender, intersexual and queer people (“queer” being a term for any kind of sexual deviance from heterosexuality).”
Kuby added that feminism in its earlier forms was “an important and necessary social movement because women did not have equal rights,” but “the movement has radicalized and today in Western society, we are in a power struggle of women over men.”
The absolutist and global nature of the gender project was revealed in a 1997 statement by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that defined “gender mainstreaming” as “the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in any area and at all levels.”
It continued: “Responsibility for translating gender mainstreaming into practice is system-wide and rests at the highest levels. Accountability for outcomes needs to be monitored constantly.”
When it first broke into the mainstream of international and transnational politics the language focused only on women, but the program soon assimilated the “gay rights” movement. “Gender ideology” – called “gender theory” in academia – was born. Almost immediately, the world’s more “progressive” nations began to work towards a global redefinition of marriage, starting with “civil unions” in the Netherlands, Demark, Greenland, and Sweden in the 1990s.
Now, the UN’s “Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women,” has dropped the former language about “women” and “men,” defining the concept more broadly as “a globally accepted strategy for promoting gender equality. Mainstreaming is not an end in itself but a strategy, an approach, a means to achieve the goal of gender equality.”
The broad scope of the gender ideologue’s goals can be seen in a statement from the World Health Organization that insists gender mainstreaming must be a priority for health care professionals: “If health care systems are to respond adequately to problems caused by gender inequality, it is not enough simply to ‘add in’ a gender component late in a given project’s development. Research, interventions, health system reforms, health education, health outreach, and health policies and programs must consider gender from the beginning.
“Gender is thus not something that can be consigned to ‘watchdogs’ in a single office, since no single office could possibly involve itself in all phases of each of an organization’s activities,” the WHO added.
Kuby told Catholic World Report, “I marvel at the strategic far-sightedness of knowing that you need a term to promote a new idea, and this is the term ‘gender.’”
“Gender now means there is a ‘social sex’, which can differ from you biological sex. Of course, there are cultural and historical differences in the ways people live their masculinity and femininity.” She pointed to the recent addition of 58 new “gender” options offered for those signing up for Facebook.
But it has more dire implications now that the ideology has been taken up by governments and is being written into the legal codes all over the western world. Kuby said that now it has been widely adopted, the ideologues insist that “society must not only tolerate but positively accept any kind of sexual orientation.”
“The people who push the gender agenda around the world of course have to start with very young children and teach them that any kind of sexual orientation is equally valid.”
While it is “sold, so to speak, as ever more rights for women” the final result is totalitarian in nature.
She noted a vast difference in social attitudes between western nations, where gender ideology came out of academia and the feminist-driven Sexual Revolution, and the countries of the former Soviet bloc. “The East European countries were, so to speak, protected by communist totalitarianism from the 1968 cultural revolution in the West. They did have abortion on a huge scale, and still do, but they did not have the sexual revolution.
“There was not a direct attack on the family through the sexual revolution and radical feminism. There was a communist attack on the family, but it didn’t go as deep as the sexual revolution now does.”
She said, “When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 we all had this hope of freedom and entering an era beyond ideology. But while we were delighting in that hope, powerful forces prepared for the next step of the global sexual revolution.”
Read the full interview from Catholic World Report.
A new totalitarianism is developing under the cloak of [sexual] freedom, Kuby said. The destruction of the family uproots every single human being. We become atomized human beings who can be manipulated to do anything.
This shows why the left's sexual agenda is far more dangerous than many realize.
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It shows that the sexual agenda is simply a means to their ends.
Unmarried women are the biggest supporters of Democrats and their statists agenda. These women who insist they don’t need men are looking for politicians and government who will be both daddy and husband to them. They want government that will both provide for them and keep them safe in a big scary world.
Absolutely - most of us are asleep while these termites and roaches destroy our foundations.
All part of the destruction of civilization and the planned elimination of 90% of humanity. Some people believe thay can commit such hideous crimes without any personal spiritual penalty because, after all, people are just animals and life is an accident. What a sick materialistic society was have. What evil walks the world. Most of it invented in Universities and embraced by govts.
“The destruction of freedom, in the name of freedom.”
Perfectly encapsulates the tactics of the Enemy from Hell and loosed on earth.
God is drawing us pictures now.
Seems that He is about to show the comfortable what leaving God and rejecting His tenets wholesale, has wrought.
And we thought Politics might save us, forgetting that the people who will not repent of their own lives get the leaders they deserve in their nation. There is a Book on that.
“This shows why the left’s sexual agenda is far more dangerous than many realize.”
Very right, you are. Even the leftists don’t fully grasp the implications of the power of what they are working with. They understand it is powerful, that is what motivates them to manipulate sexuality to their desires, but they don’t know how that manipulation affects so many other aspects of life and society. Sexuality is a powerful force that has been managed by individuals and societies for thousands of years to arrive at a mix of self-control and societal/family expectations which is nearly optimal for channeling sexuality into positive outcomes for people. Manipulation of that evolved mix has serious implications including the increase in children outside family structures, the weakening of emotional bonds and lowered satisfaction of emotional needs associated with intimate family relationships, and the diminished valuing of human life.
And, the environmentalist or “green” movement is another movement seeking to wield a very powerful force for personal interests.
And, the multicultural movement is another movement seeking to wield a very powerful force for personal interests. It turns differences among individuals into anger toward people who are different from the individual. The anger is channeled toward a group and people who seek power will act against that group using the anger as their tool.
And, the income inequality (Marxist) movement is another movement seeking to wield a very powerful force (individual feelinhgs of envy, greed, hate, and personal inadequacy) for personal interests. It takes the nearly universal feeling of not being treated fairly or falling short of what a person thinks they should have relative to what they see others have and turns that into anger and support for power hungry people who feed off that anger to achieve power.
There are too many threats to fight them all. Find the common links and focus on those. The means of propaganda is one of those links.
Freedom to choose our sex but not our sexuality.
I really think much of this lunacy goes back to the left’s fervent belief in overpopulation. That explains their love for abortion and it explains their love for all sorts of orientations that can’t possibly result in pregnancy. Homosexuals, for instance, not only can’t reproduce, but they also live abbreviated lives because of all their many diseases. They’re a twofer!
I can see this taking off in the post-Christian West, where we have failed to defend normality strongly enough and have allowed a miniscule handful of people to call the shots on issues such as this. But I wonder how successful it would be in the parts of the world where traditional values are still firmly rooted. I have a friend who is a United Methodist minister. I asked him what he thought would happen on the homosexual marriage issue when the UMC has its quadrennial meeting in 2016. He said he thought there would be no approval of homosexual marriage because the African bishops are aligned against it. Without that vote tipping the scales, American liberals in the church would have enough votes to approve it.
I also can’t see how the Muslim world, filled with sexual perversity as it apparently is, would go for the left’s sexual agenda either.
For generations the goal of the left has been the dismantling of America. To do this the left has a wide variety of tools including:
Leftists select which tool(s) they are most passionalte about out of their toolbox but the goal of all these organizations is the same. Demolishing the culture/traditions of the US.
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They are trying to reality and they will fail.
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