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Well, I was just gravely irritated by a guest post on Colin Wright's Stack referring to Dawn Ennis as "she."

Crushing puppies, aside, no one is helping Amita Kuttner by letting her continue to avoid the extremely necessary therapy people who love her would urge her to get. The circumstances of her mother's death and father's serious injury, when she was, I think, 15, are clearly part of the destabilization of personhood she's dealing with. I'm dead serious. My mother died at 87, after some awful medical mistakes and unspeakable suffering, and though I had a shall we say not entirely amiable relationship with my ma, the grief and pain took a long time to walk through. A teenager who was far from home at the time? A girl of mixed ethnicity who may have struggled with that as an adolescent and then any possible resolution of that superseded by something like this loss?

But indulging this lunacy is kind to no one. Remember everyone's favorite pet schizophrenic at Yale? https://www.nytimes.com/1998/06/19/nyregion/from-mental-illness-to-yale-to-murder-charge.html

This is what happens when everyone pretends that serious mental illnesses can be overcome by social acceptance and a loving relationship. I'd suspect that a lot of the trans crowd is just performative narcissistic jerking around of everyone else for power and thrills, but some people are desperately ill and demanding mutilations and medicalizations that will fuck up their lives forever. It's not just a matter of telling Billy that he carries off that dress better than anyone else could. Billy's being pushed and beguiled to destroy himself.

And with Canada, especially, but the US on the spectrum, of taking children from parents who refuse to go along with the scam, this is too urgent a situation to just say "let's be kind."

Let's be compassionate in the ways that actually mean something valuable to a person's need for help, and not coddling in their illness.

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> The circumstances of her mother's death and father's serious injury, when she was, I think, 15, are clearly part of the destabilization of personhood she's dealing with. I'm dead serious.

Yep, daddy issues, a tale as old as time.

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Sep 17, 2022Liked by Christopher Brunet

As an Old Green, it's a crying shame what the party has become. They've taken our most powerful tool - the full lifecycle environmental impact analysis - and tossed it in the trash in favor of carbon cultism. A crying fucking shame

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Can you write more about the ‘full lifecycle environmental impact analysis’?

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Sep 17, 2022Liked by Christopher Brunet

Sweden’s Green Party also has co-leadership, and has for a while.

They’re doing fine, tho the voting system is much friendlier to 3rd parties there.

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Another good, thoughtful column.

Always skeptical, I checked Kuttner's credentials. Guessing CB does, too. She does have a thesis. https://inspirehep.net/files/242185db0d9bf4a84432c5501938669a So, a STEM person endorses current counter-scientific views on biology. Fascinating.

The pronoun thing troubles me, too, aside from its use as authoritarian cudgel, which calls for countering with civil disobedience. I am really averse to lying. It is false. Hard enough to tease out truth as well as it can be understood without throwing intentional falsehood into the mix.

I use the pronoun conforming to chromosomes when speaking OF a person. Unsurprisingly, that is almost always visually obvious. It is pretty hard for post-pubescent people to successfully pass as the other sex. Shoulders, torsos, hips, brow ridges, chins. Euphoria star Hunter Schafer did a remarkable job training his voice to pass as female, yet the torso gave him away instantly.

Speaking TO a person, I take the route of avoiding any pronoun for the same reason CB does. Unkindness is a warning sign that one's values merit a second look. Yet endorsing the IMO false belief that sex is independent of chromosomes would be lying. I'm comfortable being cordial to our trans check-out people, as I would be cordial to anyone.

I see lying as a valid defensive tool if one is under threat of force. Force is the issue with Canada's laws. Keep it up, Chris Brunet!

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She’s a toxic narcissist and a textbook list of various mental and personality disorders. Things got out of hand in Germany starting with her type. Hitler was kinky too and surrounded himself with pederasts and other sexual deviants.

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This is approaching Democratic Socialists of America-level dysfunction

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Ignoring mental illness is a crime.

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Brilliant

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