From superpower to a laughingstock in one fell swoop

When the Americans put their minds on to something, they won’t let go, even if the rest of the world collapses in shocked laughter.

The rest of the world is concerned about communist China’s new hypersonic missile. Or the dwindling supply of computer chips as carmakers’ courtyards are getting filled to overflowing with vehicles parked there minus their engines: they can’t run without computer chips. Or sea ports overcrowded with hundreds of ships anchored outside because of the tragic shortage of truck drivers.

And never mind that an increasing number of people are getting seriously annoyed about governments throwing their weight around, pushing through a seriously criminal agenda based on an imaginary pandemic.

No. None of that is of any concern to the US State Department. It has tweeted instructions aimed at teaching us all on the use of preferred pronouns while marking International Pronouns Day.

Yes, we do have an International Pronouns Day. Now you know.

It may sound pretty comical, bordering on outrageously funny, but nary has a day passed now without our governments telling us what kind of day we’re celebrating today.

This is NOT a joke, this is a U.S. State Department’s Twitter speaking: “Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles.”

Huh?

Yes, indeed: “Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their e-mail and social media profiles.”

The U.S. State Department is the most helpful of all government organisations: there exist absolutely acceptable reasons for many to announce to all and sundry why they’re not a he or a she, but why they are they or them.

Want to know more? American government provides a list that keeps growing by the minute: you wouldn’t believe how many gender orientations there exist in the world these days.

What are they based on?

From the outside looking in, they are based on what perceptions of themselves individuals have or, as they put it, what they believe they are.

Is it your partner tickling your heels with her/his/their thumb that turns you on? Remember, it’s different from tickling your feet with their index finger, or ring finger, and it is also important to say which foot, right or left, and which area of the foot: all of these can become categories.

That’s why, the Foggy Bottom crowd in pinstripes insist, it is important to know that “Knowing and using someone’s pronouns avoids accidentally assuming an incorrect gender based on a name or an appearance.”

Who cares whether you were born as a girl or as a boy: according to State Department’s newest instructions, you can describe yourself as a kestrel in your passport application for all they care. Don’t like predators? Why not a homing pigeon then? Or a pigeon in general: these birds tend to be faithful to their partners, some ornithologists (a haughty description of bird watchers) claim.

In any case, it does sound somewhat peculiar to read expressions such as that passport applicants’ choices will “eventually include an option for non-binary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people.”

Just so you know, International Pronouns Day was founded to help end stigmas around “respecting, sharing, and educating” others on one’s personal pronouns.

Any psychiatrist or psychologist worth her/his salt who wouldn’t fear losing her/his licence, would shrug and say that all international days like this do is spread inferiority complexes.

On some occasions, though, people select a bandwagon and jump on it in order to obtain privileges they think they rightfully deserve and have been denied.

After all, when a government of a country that, until recently, used to be one of the superpowers, allows its bureaucrats to announce solemnly that pronouns such as ‘ze/zir/zirs’ are perfectly all right, it is worse than shocking. It is an acknowledgement that such a country is going to hell in a hand-basket.

Just read this: “Other pronouns include the feminine she/her/hers and the masculine he/him/his. Some people are pioneering gender-neutral pronouns such as ze/zir/zirs.”

No, this hasn’t come from any satirical publication, such as Babylon Bee or The Onion. This is coming straight from the Department of State of the United States of America.

America’s smaller brother north of the 49th parallel has been going through similar convulsions the last few years, too. Led by a failed high school substitute drama teacher, Canada has become this world’s pet laughingstock. While on smaller scale than what’s going on south of the border, it still is as dangerous.

But what the Americans are doing, while facing mortal danger and seemingly not giving a bloody hoot about it, it’s worse than dangerous. It’s tragic: they’re bound to drag their many friends and allies to the bottom of a bottomless pit with them.

Laughter is a great thing when others are laughing WITH you, not AT you.

The West’s sexless population has lost its balls.

But it’s hard to feel sorry for them. It’s even harder to try to understand them.

Communist China’s Great Helmsman of the 20th century, Mao Zedong, famously stated, to be repeated in the millions of copies of the infamous Red Book of his, that there’ll be no need to raise an arm or shoot a bullet at Western civilisations. Given their decadent ways, they’ll fall into our lap like ripe fruit that’s starting to stink, he said and wrote.

Here we are, less than a half of a century later …

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