Who’s On Facebook’s First?

And now an important announcement from Facebook. Gender is a “spectrum,” and so, to accommodate this new reality, a Facebook user can now choose a gender for his or her (or them’s?) Facebook profile other than one of the (bigoted) two “genders” that were “assigned to” the individual at birth. Isn’t that special?

Who was the Assigner, by the way?  Is that an inadvertent acknowledgement of The Creator?  The Ultimate Umpire?

In addition, the Facebook user can choose the pronoun by which to be referred. He, she, or,  get ready … they.

What, no royal we?

Perhaps in this brave new world, the traditionally “gendered” can have we, and the otherly gendered can have … we-weed.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around how the unconventionally gendered will use they. Will they refer to an individual creature?  Meaning that if the person slides back and forth along the baseline of this gender spectrum, then that person has the gender equivalent of multiple personalities, and so we (who?) must always refer to that individual as they? Arghhhh.

I can’t wait to see how the Associated Press (AP) changes its style book to accommodate these new “facts”.  An AP story attempts to inform us (whom?): [emphasis and commentary, in brackets, was added to quotes]

With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and Genderqueer. [Is Roxie, then, a “they”? I’m so confused.]

Across the country Thursday, news swept through the transgender community that social media giant Facebook had added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. And one after another, they made their changes in a quiet revolution of sorts.

“For me, this is about much more than a button on a monitor,” Garrigues said. “This encourages people to think outside the binary spectrum. It means I don’t have to try to fit in the wrong boxes.” …

Or underwear, either, apparently.

Riddle me this: Can a spectrum be binary? Oh, who cares about precision in language?  Loosen up!

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

All together now: Gender refers to words, or at least that’s what we (who?) were traditionally taught.  It seems that gender now also refers to behavior.  Sex, we (who?) were traditionally taught, refers to a biological state.  The ever-educational (guffaw!) Wikipedia explains that

Sexologist John Money introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a role in 1955. Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word gender to refer to anything but grammatical categories …

A real rules changer, that sexologist.  Is he more properly referred to as a genderologist?  According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (which is probably being “updated” even as I write):

Gender is “the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex.

One sex?  Whoa.  Hold that runner at first base.  Don’t we (who?) need two Facebook categories? One for sex and another for gender? Otherwise, we’ll be discriminating, won’t we (who?)?  We need a new sex.  A spectrum of sexes.  Don’t we (who?)?

Oh, well. That’s the current definition of gender until “they” (who?) decide (decides?) to re-decide (re-re-decide?) what the meaning of is is, what the meaning of gender is, what the meaning of sex is, and what the meaning of anything else under the sun that you (who?) previously thought was already incontrovertibly determined is.

Who (who?) decides who (who?) gets to be the decider now that the Ultimate Umpire has been sidelined by Facebook?

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159 responses to “Who’s On Facebook’s First?

  1. February 17, 2014

    sundance:

    “Clearly Massachusetts: Another “Knock Out” Assault Captured On Tape – Media Still Trying To Call Mythical…”

    “The media are squirming and contorting like a pretzel on this one. After almost two years of media denial that random racially motivated “knock out assaults” on white people are factual, this Massachusetts example stands out as painful for the media’s desire to avoid.

    In this example specifically what you see is BLACK RAGE against two white people who are representative of North East “crackers”. Seemingly well doing, wealthy, well presented, yuppie young white couple.”
    ==========
    “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —Cambridge police are on the lookout for an assault suspect after he allegedly punched two people in the head on a Massachusetts Avenue sidewalk and took another swing at a third.”

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/02/17/clearly-massachusetts-another-knock-out-assault-captured-on-tape-media-still-trying-to-call-mythical/

  2. February 17, 2014

    Joseph Farah:

    “WHEN THE TRUTH IS NO DEFENSE
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah battles Google over attempt to censor simple 2-word term”

    “They say truth is an absolute defense in libel cases.

    But what about when you’re accused of “hate speech”? What then? Is truth a defense?

    Recently, WND, my news organization, was accused by Google of spreading hate speech through the use of a two-word term – “black mob” in stories about, well, black mobs.

    But this wasn’t just an accusation. It was also a threat to punish WND materially by the removal of Google ads and, more importantly, the suspension of an account that allows us to use Google’s technology to serve ads from other clients.

    It all began two years ago when WND made the decision to begin tracking what appeared to be a rise in unprovoked black on non-black violence. Through the reporting, WND first alerted the nation to “the knockout game,” in which perpetrators seek to render unconscious innocent and unsuspecting victims usually with a single blow to the head. We reported on coordinated riots and seemingly spontaneous uprisings occurring in major cities and small towns from coast to coast.

    On Feb. 7, 2014, Google notified WND of its intent to begin blocking ads on the site. WND decided to take the pre-emptive action of removing Google ad tags on all stories and columns in which the phrase “black mobs” appeared, pending an appeal of the misguided decision.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/when-the-truth-is-no-defense/
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    February 16, 2014

    Colin Flaherty:

    “BLACK MOBS TERRORIZE VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOPPERS”

    “Some were surprised to hear about the black mob violence on Valentine’s Day at Victoria’s Secret in Norfolk, Va.

    Not at the violence: The Galleria at Military Circle has been the site of dozens of episodes of racial lawlessness over the last two years, most of which has gone unreported in the local newspaper.

    The surprise is that this mall is still open. Most of its major tenants are gone or leaving – Sears, J.C. Penney’s, the nearby DoubleTree also closed. The big draw there now is a movie theater with cheap tickets.

    More than 25 percent of the space is vacant. DeadMalls.com says the mall is a “zombie” that is really dead but just acts alive.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/black-mobs-terrorize-victorias-secret-shoppers/

    • I don’t think they “first alerted the nation to ‘the knockout game’.” When they make claims like this, they look ridiculous, narcissistic, and their credibility suffers. Of course, Google is possibly within its rights to run their business however they want. But considering that they have a near monopoly power, it would be interesting to see how a court would respond to a suit. If we lived in a different nation than the Obamanation, the DOJ would be looking into this violation of free speech. Is it hate speech what the lamestream said about George Zimmerman? A black mob is a black mob. How is that “hate speech” to aptly describe something?

      I wonder what role the administration may have played in this? Hurt WND’s ad revenue and you hurt WND and thus you potentially shut down a voice of opposition. Who leaned upon whom to get this to happen? Pardon me for being suspicious. Make a lame and false accusation. Probably will be overturned in a court, if there’s any suit involved. But in the meantime, WND is damaged. This is an old progressive game and one that Barry plays constantly. Do something questionably legal, wait for your opponents to file suit, and keep doing the probably illegal stuff while things wind their lazy way through the court process. Run out the clock. Like Judge Pirro says, like a child pushing the boundaries.

      • If you read this article, you can see that Google is also extending their “hate speech” pogrom to comments made about the articles in question. This will hurt the website’s bottom line, of course, or ELSE it will result in censorship of the reader comments or, worse, removal of all comment sections from articles. End result: suppression of free speech by financial “nudging” in the right (actually LEFT) direction. It’s economic blackmail. Congress controls interstate commerce and, as such, they should involve themselves in this issue, as they involve themselves, for example, in what goes on in the NFL, NBA, national baseball, etc. Google SURELY benefits from government money, in one way or another. They have NO RIGHT to impose their political views on everyone else, IF they get one cent of taxpayer money or use resources created by taxpayer money.

        OMG, it gets hard to defend them, though:

        “Everyone in America today knows about the ugliness of the ‘knockout game’ as a result of this reporting,” Farah said. “It all originated in WND. We cannot and should not be forced to sanitize our compelling reporting on a subject of national importance because it is labeled thoughtlessly and falsely as ‘hate speech.’”

        Our “reporting” as well as “reporting” on numerous other blogs predated their “reporting” and the book written by one of their authors. In addition, our “reporting” cited NEWS ARTICLES from numerous mainstream media sources which, OBVIOUSLY, predated our “reporting” as well as their “reporting”. They’re NOT the first to put the trend together, either, although we appreciate that they surely have a wider readership.

    • This kind of behavior has resulted in the closing of numerous malls throughout the nation. The Mall of America is/was at risk, too. Last time I was there, in no way did I feel safe, although I believe they’ve worked on it since. Political correctness and BS about “profiling” causes politicians in these cities to actually tie the hands of law enforcement and the security staffs at the malls.

  3. February 17, 2014

    Colin Flaherty:

    “Kansas City blues: Violent black mobs
    ‘I have never seen a group of white kids running around causing problems'”

    “Congressman Emanuel Cleaver tried to warn them: “All we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry,” he said last summer when the city council in Kansas City extended the city’s curfew.

    Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat, was right: This weekend the angry kids returned. So did the black mob violence the curfew was supposed to stop.

    By now, locals know black mob violence at Country Club Plaza is a Kansas City tradition. Or even a rite of passage: Hundreds of black people go to the plaza and fight, destroy property, invade surrounding businesses, stop traffic, defy police, threaten tourists, get pepper sprayed, stay out past curfew, hurt people, blame it on the cops, then go home. And next week, or the week after, do it again.

    For five years it has been a “perennial problem.” The latest episode was not much different than the others. About 150 black people left a nearby movie theater, and soon after started fighting and creating a “ruckus.””

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/kansas-city-dilemma-violent-black-mobs/

    • https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/mob-mentality/ My story, published one month after the incident that provided the name for the WND guy’s book. A few years ago, Mayor Sly James went to Country Club Plaza to investigate what was going on and promptly ended up getting shot at himself by the mob of “black kids” who rampage through the shopping area as a “rite of passage.” So Cleaver, their congressman, is an appeaser and apologist. But Country Club Plaza pays a lot of the bills in KC, so what’s the mayor gonna do now? It’s a shame. Major tourist area, but I wouldn’t go there again on any Saturday night. https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/mob-mentality/comment-page-1/#comment-60963

      Sorry for all the name confusion. I don’t follow KC political news closely and forgot who was mayor, etc. I had no idea, though, that this is continuing to happen in KC.

      Can Thomas Sowell say “race riot” without being charged with hate speech?

      What’s interesting about their new plan to deal with the rampaging: It sounds as if NOBODY’S going to be arrested or held to account for what is obviously CRIMINAL behavior. Nope. The little scofflaws will be put in a detention area, coddled, until their parent(s) (scoff) pick them up. http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/17/4831012/youths-causing-problems-on-the.html

      Separate justice systems, by race. Would they coddle white kids who behaved similarly? I wonder if blacks who are shopping are shoved into fountains and targeted by these “youths”. If white kids did the same to blacks, would the police merely pick them up, FEED and SHELTER THEM, until their parents came for them? There’s the usual excuse: They’re bored and have nothing to do with themselves because the community doesn’t supply enough opportunities for amusement for them.

      • Oh, it’s hilarious. The cops did give out a few tickets and then people complained that only black kids were given tickets, implying racism. But that was only because the media deliberately hid the fact that it was only BLACK kids rampaging, so naturally they’re not going to give tickets to kids of other races who aren’t rampaging, simply to meet some quota; but in this Obamanation, I can totally believe that somebody would argue that should happen, just to make things “fair”.

        • In some schools a fight is two people. Always. If one kid beats to a pulp the other without any resistance from victim, it was a fight and both must be suspended. This way no assault charges on a kid’s record. How convenient

          • I remember reading about something like this recently. About a little girl who was bullied and didn’t dare fight back, lest SHE be suspended, too, for fighting. So all she did was curl herself into a ball while another girl (girls?) pummeled her. It’s assault and I don’t know WHY any parent capitulates. If my child were assaulted in a school, I’d be at the police station, filing charges MYSELF. I wouldn’t wait to see if the school would do so and I wouldn’t let the cops defer to the school AS IF schools are exempt from the laws of the city, state, or country. There aren’t two separate justice systems, one of which is run by the NEA. Assault is assault. File charges and if the school interferes, then try to file charges against them, too, for conspiracy and for being accessories after the fact.

  4. January 7, 2014

    Colin Flaherty:

    “Black mob breaks man’s jaw, fractures face”

    “The racial beatings are back in Denver. Just like last year, the year before and the two years before that.

    Denver has been the scene of dozens of examples of black mob violence over the last four years. At least one media outlet remembered, at least partially.

    “In 2009 and 2011 there were a series of attacks in the downtown Denver area where African-Americans were targeting whites and Hispanics,” said the NBC affiliate. “According to police reports, in the New Year’s Day cases, the victims were white men and they reported their attackers were black.”

    In July 2013, a member of the United States Air Force was killed by gunfire after a large gathering of black people in downtown Denver erupted into fighting and shooting.

    One week later, four black people were arrested after a “large fight” and charged with assaulting two people downtown.

    In July 2011, a group of black people attacked white people in the same area, at the same time of day, but they used baseball bats.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/black-mob-breaks-mans-jaw-fractures-face/

    • Instead of uniting the country, Obama’s policies are sending us back in time. Race relations are getting worse, not better. There will be MORE segregation now, as a natural result of all this criminal behavior that goes unpunished, the fact that it’s not even reported truthfully, and the fact that people get away with it. If there’s no justice, then people will vote with their feet to find their own peace. That means that cities will become more and more segregated. It’s inevitable. When that happens, when the whites and hispanics and asians leave, and when businesses (headed by people of all colors) abandon the cities because their businesses cannot thrive there, then WHO WILL PAY THE BILLS in the cities?

      • Well, in the case of Detroit, for years the state has been subsidizing. Their problems became the responsibility of the taxpayers from all over the state. Sometimes I think the best thing that could happen to this country is economic collapse which would by default, bring things back to local levels and individual levels. The only way the monies will ever get cut off is if the taxpayers quit working(or basically quit being slaves). Idealistic?

        • I hear you. Detroit is an excellent example. THIS will happen all over the country unless this is interdicted. It won’t be, so long as progressives run the country. Law and order. Remember that? Mayor Giuliani proved it works. Now see what happens to NYC, which is sliding downhill even as I write. Obama will not rest until he has undone EVERY reform made to the welfare system when Clinton triangulated. That’s been in their craw ever since. The shame of it all is that the very people that the progressives PRETEND to champion are the ones most affected by their policies.

      • ^^^ Miri: “Instead of uniting the country, Obama’s policies are sending us back in time. Race relations are getting worse, not better.”
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        From >>> July 11, 2013

        Colin Flaherty:

        “I was wrong: Obama is behind race violence”
        (“Colin Flaherty apologizes after reading of DOJ involvement in Florida”)

        “I owe a whole lot of people an apology. A real big one.

        Soon after I first started writing about black mob violence two years for WND and other places, I started seeing comments about Obama.

        A whole lot of people thought he was personally behind efforts to gin up the epidemic of black mob violence I was writing about – and the local and national media ignored.

        I kind of brushed it off. No, I did worse than that: I mentally placed all these comments into my “black helicopter international banker kook” file.

        The president of the United States personally encouraging racial violence? That struck me as crazy.

        Like Winston Smith, we are now supposed to believe something that is transparently not true. They had nothing to do with the black resentment and animosity and violence connected to this case. And others.

        Just like I believed last year when I refused to consider the depths of ignorance and malice this president would drag this country into.

        Sorry about that, everyone.”

        http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/i-was-wrong-obama-is-behind-race-violence/

      • He has set things back 50 years. 😡

  5. Another post FOR Google:
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    January 9, 2014

    “Caught on camera: Black mob ransacks, robs store”

    “Security cameras were rolling as dozens of black teens wreaked havoc in a Texas convenience store — vandalizing, stealing and even “twerking” as they ransacked the business for 20 minutes.

    The mob is seen milling around the parking lot of the Chevron gas station in Bryan, Texas, before suddenly rushing into the store and grabbing merchandise off the shelves.

    Store clerk Terry Polsgrove and a co-worker were “overwhelmed” as the doors flew open and the teens stormed inside.

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/caught-on-camera-black-mob-ransacks-robs-store/

  6. http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/exclusive-clarion-project-discovers-texas-terror-enclave

    This is so nice. They probably get taxpayer money for their charitable works.

    “A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified FBI documents obtained by Clarion confirm the find and show the U.S. government’s concern about its links to terrorism. …

    The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, a radical group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Its members are devoted followers of Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, an extremist cleric in Pakistan. …

    The organization says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with Islamberg as its main headquarters in New York.

    A 2007 FBI record states that MOA members have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings and one attempted bombing. …

    MOA members believe the holiest Islamic site in the country is located at their Islamville commune in South Carolina. Other MOA entities include the International Quranic Open University, United Muslim Christian Forum, Islamic Post, Muslim Veterans of America and American Muslim Medical Relief Team. …

    Multiple sources confirmed that one resident of the commune is a police officer. According to a nearby neighbor, one of the MOA members used to drive trucks for the U.S. Army in Kuwait.

    The commune is also linked to a non-profit called the Muslim Model Community of Texas. Members travel to Houston to worship at the MOA Dawah Center that is linked to another organization called First Muslims of Texas.”

    Malik heads a Dawah organization.

    “… So why is MOA/JUF allowed to operate in the country?

    The answer is that the State Department has not designated MOA/Jamaat ul-Fuqra as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The group is thus permitted to organize in the U.S. until that happens. Yet, the State Department has also recognized the group’s terroristic agenda. …”

    Think anyone will ask JOHN KERRY or HILLARY CLINTON about this?

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