Homeland Insecurity

I've never been a fan of the Department of Homeland Security.

At its inception just the use of the word "homeland" in the name sent shivers down my spine and brought images of brown shirts to my frontal cortex.

It was supposedly created to assist in making us all feel safe. Except that "all" has apparently always had limits.

It seems that this is going to go from bad to worse. Earlier this week Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke interviewed for the position with the POTUS-elect.

And all over the country transgender people were not thrown under the bus, we were buried under the road.

"The People's Sheriff" claims that all transgender Americans have mental disorders and live a "freakish lifestyle."

Personally, I'm a retired college professor. I alternate my daily chores of shopping for groceries and washing dishes I'm not sure what is freakish about that. Well, I am also responsible for locking the place up at night, so I guess there is the security part.

David Clarke has apparently received his education about transgender people from a man who purports to be a former transgender person.

But Walt Heyer is actually just a man who found himself an exotic economic niche by having claimed to be transgender and then failing at the process of transition. Whereas the vast majority of us actually do examine our lives in order to discover who we truly are during our mental health sessions, Walt apparently couldn't be bothered.

Heyer has called for the incarceration of the parents of transgender citizens.

Still, he has David Clarke's ear:

Folks, more evidence that transgender persons suffer from mental disorders more than physiological disorders.

--Clarke, displaying his mastery of the English tongue.

Too often in this assault on the First Amendment, and this very totalitarian attitude from the left that any freakish lifestyle, any marginal lifestyle, is now considered part of the norm, and they're shoving it down our throats. So if you're not careful when you engage in this conversation, they'll look for the trap, and they'll catch you saying something that's clumsy or not well articulated, and then they'll just attack you — they'll attack you with it. 'Transgender phobic' and all this other nonsense.

--Clarke, muscling his way to the top of our totalitarian list of transphobes

Clarke continued, reading Heyer's June article in the Daily Signal, which claimed that transgender individuals were more inclined to have "psychiatric diagnoses," that transgender identities corresponded with childhood trauma "100% of the time," and that such individuals "need psychotherapy, not access to cross-sex restrooms."

Many of us do indeed have psychiatric diagnoses in our past...since just being transgender was considered a mental illness until just a few years ago. But there is zero evidence of any correlation between being transgender and "childhood trauma."

We will probably not get to the proper course of treatment for these individuals because the left, as you know, is on a political crusade with this, looking to push any lifestyle as mainstream in an effort to gain political power, because they seek their vote.

--Clarke

I am aghast that this dude thinks that a political ideology would behave as he surmises in seeking the vote of 0.6% of the population.

We need to push back on this, not because you or I don't like transgender individuals. Because I want to make sure they're getting the proper treatment before embarking on this irreversible medical procedure, that's all.

I went through the procedure beginning 24 years ago, Sheriff, and it saved my life. It was the proper treatment. And you and your followers should have absolutely no say in anyone's medical or mental treatment plan.

And for the record, yes, it is clear that you not only don't like us...you hate us. And that should be a disqualifying feature for the position of Homeland Secretary.

I'll close by offering the opinion that you look like a dork in that cowboy hat.

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