What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
We have far too much self-castration going on in the world of sports; so much so it is bleeding over into real life. Manny Ramirez cut his own balls off when he kept using banned substances. Jim Riggleman cut his own balls off when he had a temper tantrum and walked away from one of only 30 major-league managerial jobs. LeBron James showed us all in the NBA Finals even “The Chosen One” is perfectly capable of checking his balls at the door. It seems we’ve been doing so much self-imposed de-balling in this country now prisoners think having their coin purse lopped off is a right.
Crouched in her cell, Ophelia De’lonta hoped three green disposable razors from the prison commissary would give her what the Virginia Department of Corrections will not — a sex change.
It had been several years since she had felt the urges, but she had been fighting them for weeks. But like numerous other times, she failed to get rid of what she calls “that thing” between her legs, the last evidence she was born a male.
Months after the October castration attempt, De’lonta filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming the state has failed its duty to provide adequate medical care because it won’t give her the operation. She says the surgery is needed to treat her gender identity disorder, a mental illness in which people believe they were born the wrong gender.
Let’s just get the fundamental problem out there right now. If you peek into your shorts, and you see “Big Jim and the Twins”…well, despite what you would like to believe, you’re a dude. It’s that simple.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand being something that you don’t want to be; in fact, I would bet you this man woman person would love to not be a prisoner. But no matter how much De’lonta wishes that were the case, that decision is not up to him.
That’s the key to the whole issue. Just because you want something to be a certain way doesn’t mean that it will be that way – and it sure as hell doesn’t mean somehow I’m responsible for making your delusion a reality.
If she wins, De’lonta would be the nation’s first inmate to receive a state-funded sex change operation. Similar lawsuits have failed in a handful of other states, and lawmakers in some states are trying to ban the use of taxpayer money for the operations.
I love how in this country we’ve transmorgrified “rights” into a means of getting into my pocket to fund “wishes.” De’lonta isn’t a woman; he just wishes he was. But in order to make that wish a reality, he has to force the state of Virginia into accepting an elective surgical procedure and follow-up medical care – at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars to taxpayers – as a “right.”
Political correctness is the only reason nobody calls this the ridiculous bullshit that it is. You watch, I’m going to get called all kinds of names for even suggesting De’lonta is anything other than a victim of his own body. The kool-aid that has been swallowed by the “PC” crowd on this matter goes something like this: “A person’s gender is whatever they say it is, and anybody who says different is a bigot.”
That’s 100% pure, uncut bullshit.
First of all, anybody who is being intellectually honest knows that any argument that instantly dismisses any differing point of view usually does so because it can’t survive a challenge. The LGBT community has been trying to tell me for years these gender-identity issues are a matter determined at birth; one is born as a “woman trapped in a man’s body” as much as one is born black. Researchers at places like the University of Minnesota have been trying to prove that assertion for years; that there is in fact a physiological difference which makes this all a matter of genetics, not choice.
Of course, they’ve never found it; had they done so, this is instantly becomes a moot point. Transgender people would instantly get the same civil rights protection as racial minorities do. But that doesn’t stop the attempt to play that card.
“This is not a choice. Transsexuals are born and not made,” said [East Tennessee State University psychiatry professor George R.] Brown, an expert in gender identity disorder. “If you didn’t have this condition, why would you want to have your genitals removed, if not by a competent surgeon but by your own hand?”
There’s a simple answer to that – BECAUSE YOU ARE FUCKING CRAZY, THAT’S WHY! Let’s take the whole gender thing out of this for a moment. Let’s say I have a heart attack and I need a bypass. But instead of going to doctor (let’s say because I have no insurance, not because I’m in prison where that bypass operation would be covered), I go out in my garage, fire up a jigsaw and split my own chest open. Now, it really doesn’t matter what the underlying medical condition was; it matters that carving yourself up like a Thanksgiving turkey is FUCKING CRAZY!
Make no mistake, De’lonta has a laundry list of behavorial issues.
De’lonta first tried to cut herself when she was 12. By 17, she was robbing banks with the hopes of getting enough money to have a sex change operation. By 18, she was in prison, sentenced to more than 70 years for robbery, drugs, weapons and other charges.
Hmmm, think maybe there’s more than meets the proverbial eye here? Think the possibility exists this gender issue could be a smoke-screen for some other major psychological issues?
Secondly, the logic of the LGBT argument falls apart the minute you use it on something other their own agenda. For example, I’ve always wanted to be a major league manager, and now that Jim Riggleman walked away from the Nationals, and that the team has announced Davey Johnson is only managing the club until the end of this season, therefore if the Nationals don’t hire me as manager, they are denying my right to manage in the major leagues…oh, and since I’m a black guy, they are also racists.
But to really see the big problem here, focus in on this individual and not the general philosophical issues in this discussion. In other words, if you think this person represents a great cause in the history of social justice, you are totally betting on the wrong horse. If you doubt that, look at the implicit threat in the following quote.
If she loses, she says she will continue to try self-surgery — acknowledging another attempt could kill her.
“That’s a possibility,” the 50-year-old said during a recent prison interview, pausing then smiling contently. “But at the end I would have peace.”
There’s a classic bit of childish thinking – “give me what I want or you’ll be sorry.” This is the same tactic used by the kid who threatens to have a temper tantrum in the store because the parent won’t give in to their wishes. Do whatever you’ve got to do, I’m not giving in to blackmail. In any event, that sort of behavior in a 50-year old adult again suggests there might be some larger mental health issues in play.
Here’s the bottom line. Even if I bought Jim Riggleman’s self-severed balls on eBay, De’lonta is still as much a woman as I’m a major-league manager. Wish upon all the stars you want, like it or not, that’s the way it is.