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The
traditional source of the law of non-contradiction is Aristotle‘s Metaphysics
where he gives three different versions.

1.      
ontological: “It is
impossible that the same thing belong and not belong to the same thing at the
same time and in the same respect.” (1005b19-20)
2.      
psychological:
“No one can believe that the same thing can (at the same time) be and not
be.” (1005b23-24)
3.      
logical: “The most certain of all basic
principles is that contradictory propositions are not true simultaneously.”
(1011b13-14)
In
short, A is A; A cannot be A and non-A (or B) at one and the same time.
Aristotle
did not deal in traditions. Traditions are not a fundamental basis for
establishing facts, politics, art, or even gender. Traditions are
“time-honored” actions or beliefs, which may or may not be worthy of
observation. But they are not philosophy.
In
today’s culture, a culture that has more or less repudiated Aristotle in its
government, in its culture, and even in “gender identification,” it is possible
for transgenders, gays, and other identity-deficient individuals to believe that they can be one gender and
not what they don’t want to be. This phenomenon is possible only in a culture
of philosophical disintegration.


This
writer was banned and all records of his past columns “archived” out of public
sight on
http://capitalismmagazine.com/ over
an article he wrote and posted in June of 2015, “The Prancing Unicorn of Bruce Jenner.”   The article criticized Bruce Jenner, who
decided he was Caitlyn Jenner, a woman. He claims he is no longer a man. But
when he undergoes the emasculating surgery that will enable him (and all his
fans) to pretend he is a woman, in fact, he will still be a man, but now a
eunuch. Neither the blog host nor many of the site’s readers, cared for that
logic. As a consequence, I no longer post columns on the site, and no longer
read it.
Logic
is the art of non-contradictory identification. Ayn
Rand, the novelist/philosopher wrote succinctly and eloquently on the subject:
All thinking is a process of
identification and integration. Man perceives a blob of color; by integrating
the evidence of his sight and his touch, he learns to identify it as a solid
object; he learns to identify the object as a table; he learns that the table
is made of wood; he learns that the wood consists of cells, that the cells
consist of molecules, that the molecules consist of atoms. All through this
process, the work of his mind consists of answers to a single question: What
is it? His means to establish the truth of his answers is logic, and logic
rests on the axiom that existence exists.
Logic is the art of non-contradictory
identification
. A contradiction cannot exist. An atom is itself, and so is
the universe; neither can contradict its own identity; nor can a part
contradict the whole. No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it
without contradiction into the total sum of his knowledge. To arrive at a
contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a
contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of
reality.
There
are many people in the population now who believe
they are contradictions, and prefer to be contradictions. It’s how they feel. They feel they are one gender but not
the one defined by their physiology, because of their feelings. Feelings, or emotions, emotions they have not bothered to
examine in any meaningful depth, to them are indisputable tools of cognition.
Reality can be whatever they wish it to be. “Gender orientation” is based strictly
on feelings, feelings based on what can only be mental disorders or some severe
forms of neurosis that remain unexamined, uncorrected, and unchallenged by
conventional psychoanalytic wisdom.

Of our American style Stalinism.


The
chief subject here is not the political mare’s nest that governs local, state,
and federal laws governing discrimination, freedom of assembly or association,
and freedom of speech. These laws are themselves a consequence of statist
premises. It is all part of the same, inexorable process of disintegration. North Carolina’s House Bill II, otherwise known
as the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” has certainly touched
off a reaction among those who favor discrimination in favor of the walking
vehicles of feelings, of the abridging of freedom of speech, of forcing one’s
association, under penalty of law, with people one would not otherwise choose
to associate with, and constraints on speech because the speech – or idea – may
“offend” another or hurt his feelings.

So, I’m
not going to try to sort through whether or not the state had a right to
override local ordinances or whether or not local governments had a right to
pass ordinances governing who shall enter public facilities or restrooms. The Charlotte Observer on March 26th, in its
article, “Understanding HB2: North Carolina’s newest law Solidifies state’s
role in defining discrimination,” neatly synopsized the bill and its
implications.
In a one-day specially convened
session Wednesday, North Carolina’s legislature passed a sweeping law that
reverses a Charlotte ordinance that had extended some rights to people who are
gay or transgender.
The law passed by the General
Assembly and signed that same night by Gov. Pat McCrory goes further than a
narrow elimination of Charlotte’s ordinance, which had generated the most
controversy by a change that protected transgender people who use public
restrooms based on their gender identity. The new law also nullified local
ordinances around the state that would have expanded protections for the LGBT
community.
Moreover….
North Carolina’s
new law sets a statewide definition of classes of people who are protected
against discrimination: race, religion, color, national origin, age, handicap
or biological sex as designated on a person’s birth certificate. Sexual
orientation – people who are gay – was never explicitly protected under state
law and is not now, despite recent court decisions that legalized same-sex
marriage.
Transgender
people who have not taken surgical and legal steps to change the gender noted
on their birth certificates have no legal right under state law to use public
restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Cities and counties no longer
can establish a different standard. Critics of the Charlotte ordinance cite
privacy concerns and say it was “social engineering” to allow people born as
biological males to enter women’s restrooms.
HB2
does not affect existing local or state law governing the “protected” status of
the LGBT tribe; it simply says local ordinances can’t amend or expand the
privileged status of the LGBT tribe.
Out,
a gay magazine, claimed in its March 29th article, “
New York, Seattle, San Fran Ban
Travel to North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Law,” that the North Carolina
law blatantly discriminates against gays:
Pro-LGBT corporations and
government officials have turned their focus toward North Carolina and its’ HB2
after Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal
announced Monday that he would officially veto the state’s impending anti-LGBT
legislation.
 
North Carolina’s legislation
would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals and ban trans individuals
from using the bathroom associated with their gender identity. Google,
Facebook, the NBA and the NCAA have all spoken out against the law that was
created in response to the passing of a non-discrimination
ordinance in Charlotte, N.C
.
However,
speaking of “equality,” that’s for the LGBT tribe, not for heterosexuals.
“It is my hope for our nation
that we do not allow issues of discrimination to divide us. Our union is only
made stronger when all Americans are treated equitably.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have joined forces in their North
Carolina boycott. In an official statement, the
Governor banned nonessential travel to North Carolina
.
“From Stonewall to
marriage equality, our state has been a beacon of hope and equality for the
LGBT community, and we will not stand idly by as misguided legislation
replicates the discrimination of the past. As long as there is a law in North
Carolina that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT people, I am
barring non-essential state travel to that state.”
These bans join a similar one invoked by San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin Lee on
March 25:
“I believe strongly that
we should be adding more protections to prevent discrimination against lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the United States, not taking them
away.”
The key fallacy employed throughout the
whole controversy, which, given the that LGBT “community” can turn ugly and
rancorous, is the notion of “gender identity” vs. “gender at birth,” or the
biological fact of a person’s existence. The New York Times was quick to side
with all the groups, businesses, and organizations that have not given an iota
of thought to the contradiction, if, indeed, they are even aware of.
So, if one were driving a convertible
car, one could wish and fancy that one were driving a Tootsie Roll. Why not?
Reality is malleable. One’s consciousness creates and defines reality. Didn’t
philosophers from Descartes and  Immanuel
Kant forward say this was true?
The Times, in its March 24th story, “North
Carolina Gay Bias Law Draws a Sharp Backlash
,” reported the lemming-like
rush to condemn the state legislature and the legislation.
A day after Gov. Pat McCrory
of North Carolina signed
a sweeping law
eliminating anti-discrimination protections for all
lesbians, gays and bisexuals and barring transgender people from using
bathrooms that do not match the gender they were born with, the battle lines
were clear in a bitterly divided state.
On social media and in public
rallies, civil rights groups, businesses and politicians expressed dismay at
the law, which was passed by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed
by the governor within just 12 hours during a hasty special session on
Wednesday.
American Airlines, which
employs 14,000 people in the state and has its second largest hub in Charlotte,
along with other companies with operations in the state, including Apple, Dow
Chemical, PayPal, Red Hat and Biogen, all issued statements critical of the new
law.

The object of the boycott is not so much to protest the
North Carolina law, as to punish anyone who does not conform to the “settled
science.”  It has been established that
one can change one’s gender at will, and demand that others recognize one’s
homosexuality, lesbianism, and transgender status as “normal” and
uncontroversial. Heterosexuality itself is being automatically labeled as a
form of  “bigotry,” just as whites are
being labeled bigoted against blacks by the fact of their “whiteness.”


Truth Revolt carried
this story on March 30th about the latest episode of the American version of a
Stalinist purge: “Conservative
Prof Must Confess ‘Guilt’ for His Political Views or Be Fired.”
The subheading read: “
Deems his views ‘reckless and
incompatible with the mission and values of Marquette University and you [must]
express deep regret for the harm’ they’ve caused.”
Because one of its professors defended a student’s view of
traditional marriage against a leftist philosophy instructor deeming it
homophobic, Marquette University has threatened the conservative professor’s
job unless he confesses “guilt” for being “reckless” and
causing “harm” to the offended instructor.
This incident dates back to November of 2014, when Professor John
McAdams wrote a blog
post
chiding instructor Cheryl Abbate for trying to silence one of her
students by telling him “some opinions are not appropriate.” The
exchange was secretly recorded by the student and McAdams was able to hear what
was said and included those quotes in his blog.
In her “Theory of Ethics” class, Abbate was going
through a list of political issues for discussion and when she came to
“gay rights,” she brazenly stated, “Everybody agrees on this,
and there is no need to discuss it.” The conservative student took issue
with this and confronted her about it after class, telling her he disagrees
with many of the tactics of the gay lobby, especially when it comes to pushing
same-sex marriage and gay adoption. 

The politically
correct speech enforcer, according to the article, has left Marquette for
another teaching – or brainwashing – position, but Marquette is now punishing Professor
McAdams.
But now Marquette, listed as
a Catholic university, is bringing charges against McAdams for his blog
post and a so-called diverse faculty committee has recommended his suspension
without pay through the fall of 2016 first, and then his position terminated if
he doesn’t confess “deep regret” for damages to Ms. Abbate.
Hitler would have been proud, too, of our political
correctness enforcers.

The next step would be a
show trial in the “tradition” of a Soviet prelude to execution. Already “global
warmists” are calling for the execution of climate change “deniers.” The fact
is that the “deniers” have never denied that climate never changes. They have
demonstrated that climate changes all the time, and has changed over four or so
billion years, even when the human race did not exist.

The piling
on of North Carolina over HB2 by every anti-logic, anti-reason individual and group
now in existence is symptomatic of a vitriolic hatred of anyone who does not
conform to the collectivist, totalitarian notion of reality. It is not the
first time this has shown its ugly face, and it will not be the last.

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2 Comments

  1. Rob McVey

    Thanks, Ed. It needs to be said.

  2. Edward Cline

    One of the TV programs that "popularized" "gender neutral" restrooms was "Ally McBeal" which ran from 1997 to 2002. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ally_McBeal
    The "gender neutral" bathroom was a particularly disgusting feature of the series, which was also about the "humorous" angst of working in a law firm.

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