My Thoughts on Transgender

In nature in the human species there are genetic mutations that cause various things to occur.  We see people born with both male/female genitalia.  We see conjoined twins.  We see people born with third nipples.  We even see people who [essentially] grow an antler/horn.

Aside from all of those visible mutations, there are even invisible mutations that we socially accept and don’t deny the existence of.  Some people are genetically predisposed to cancer, MS, or Huntington’s, yet we don’t claim it is impossible, doesn’t exist, or is all in their head.  It isn’t “taboo” or “gross”, it just exists and we know it.  We eventually see the side effects of it.

This leads me to my next question.  Why is it so hard to accept that there is, perhaps, a genetic mutation in our DNA that causes somebody to be born into the wrong body?  Just because it is invisible to us, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, yet some short-sighted individuals want to deny that it happens.  If you can be born with both male/female genitalia yet still feel like a “male” or a “female”, is it so far-fetched to believe that somebody can be born with a penis, despite their brain saying they’re a woman?  Why must we stay so close minded as a society and insist we stay within a binary system?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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Three Quick Points on Trump Recently

So Trump has openly said he is against providing due process for those seeking asylum in the USA, and that he would rather just imprison or ship them back without so much as a court hearing even. This is dangerous territory. This would give ICE unlimited power with zero over-sight. How is this much different that Hitler’s Gestapo?
 
Also, please keep in mind that no country is sending anybody here. It’s not like Mexico or Honduras have a group of government officials going around and recruiting citizens to be “shipped” over to the USA. People come here on their own volition. People also leave here on their own volition.
 
Another thing to keep in mind. A wall would be pointless and solve perhaps 10% of the problem. Most people/drugs that get here illegally come here by legal methods. Most people come here with a legal visa via plane/train/automobile and just don’t leave once their work/student/tourism visa says they need to. Most drugs come here via legal shipping methods or plane/train/automobile. The whole concept of people sneaking across the Rio Grande under the cover of night is farcical. Does it happen? Yes, absolutely. Does it happen to the extent that Trump/GOP want you to believe it happens? Not even close. A wall would cost the USA billions of dollars and only solve a small fraction of a larger problem. That money would essentially be as useful as the millions of dollars Trump wants to spend on a parade. If you don’t understand what I mean by this, I’ll lay it out. Trump just wants to waste taxpayer money to tickle his ego and leave a lasting monument to put him in the history books.

My middle of the night thoughts on Trump’s summit with N.K.

As I am up for my [what is now regular] routine of waking up in agonizing pain, drinking water, taking some liquid pain meds that sting like nobody’s business, drinking more water, then having a popsicle to freeze and numb it all away, I am reading up on the Singapore summit and have some thoughts:

First off, congratulations to Donald Trump. This has [so far] been the first important moment in your presidency where you haven’t completely botched it, made an ass out of yourself, or made an ass out of Amerca. I am glad this sort of reigned in version of you does, in fact, exist. I am curious where it has been all along, too.

As I stand corrected by our POTUS actually behaving like a rational human being, I also continue to be extremely concerned with the state of our country. It was less than 10 years ago that Barack Obama said he would be open to meeting with North Korea/Kim Jong-Un and was derided by the Republican party, being called naive and weak.

Even when this point has been brought up to ardent Trump supporters [who are, quite frankly, being cocky and pompous that their guy finally did something right… acting like he’s been this great POTUS since day one, despite this being his first diplomatic “win”] they still find some way to make this all about how terrible Obama was (or how terrible Hillary was, despite this having literally nothing to do with her) and how legitimate Trump is.

This, however, brings me to my final point: legitimacy. After botching the G7 so royally, and making a complete and utter ass out of himself and the United States, I think Trump realized he needed to at least do one thing right that he could point to and beat his chest while boasting how great he is. I also think Kim Jong-Un is in a similar position. These are two men who have been largely written off as poor leaders, who also have fragile egos that need to be fancied. Kim Jong-Un gets to feel like a big boy, because he got legitimacy given to him, something his father never received. Trump is now getting legitimacy because he’s done something no other U.S. leader has done… and yes… he’s [so far, to my knowledge] done a good job of.

So yes, Donald Trump did something good. This doesn’t, however mean he was right. Trump’s threatening of nuclear war was not right. Trump’s stooping down to Twitter pissing matches with a dictator wasn’t right. Trump acting like an unhinged and complete maniac, with regards to North Korea, wasn’t right.