Trans­gen­derism in the Mil­i­tary: Nor­mal­iz­ing the Ab­nor­mal

El Dorado News-Times - - Opinion -

While ISIS was burn­ing peo­ple in cages and the Mid­dle East was ablaze, for­mer Pres­i­dent Obama de­cided it was the per­fect time to turn the U.S. mil­i­tary into a so­cial ex­per­i­ment petri dish. Obama re­versed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," then used his prover­bial pres­i­den­tial mega­phone to en­sure that those who had no de­sire to ask in the first place were told any­how.

But that was not enough.

Now, six months into the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion, rather than con­cen­trat­ing on ac­com­plish­ing its mis­sion to or­ga­nize, equip and train forces for prompt and sus­tained com­bat oper­a­tions, the U.S. Army is us­ing time and re­sources in­struct­ing fe­male sol­diers on how to ac­cept trans­gen­ders with male body parts in their shower fa­cil­i­ties.

The train­ing in­structs fe­males to act as if they don't see the junk in the trunk with the aim of of­fer­ing the trans­sex­ual in the shower room "dig­nity and re­spect."

What about dig­nity and re­spect for fe­males? Ob­vi­ously, Obama and his left­ist co­horts didn't give a rip about that. Once again, here is an­other ex­am­ple of the left mak­ing up rules that fa­vor a mi­cro­scopic mi­nor­ity while in­flict­ing ir­refutable dam­age on the re­sound­ing ma­jor­ity.

Fe­male sol­diers should boy­cott the show­ers and spread some girl stink around un­til lead­er­ship comes to its senses.

Mil­i­tary mem­bers did not vol­un­teer to be brain­washed with left­ist pro­pa­ganda. They vol­un­teered to serve. It is hard to do that if they are pre­oc­cu­pied with al­ter­ing their nat­u­ral and hu­man re­sponses to things their brain and con­science reck­ons as ab­nor­mal.

Left­ists treat nor­mal like it is a set­ting on a wash­ing ma­chine.

If Cor­po­ral Klinger-iz­ing the mil­i­tary were nor­mal, there would be no need to tell sol­diers this: "Un­der­stand that you may en­counter in­di­vid­u­als in bar­racks, bath­room, or shower fa­cil­i­ties with phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics of the op­po­site sex...All sol­diers should be re­spect­ful of the pri­vacy and mod­esty con­cerns of oth­ers. How­ever, trans­gen­der sol­diers are not re­quired or ex­pected to mod­ify or ad­just their be­hav­ior based on the fact that they do not 'match' other sol­diers."

That the mil­i­tary says trans­gen­der sol­diers are not re­quired to al­ter their be­hav­ior is a re­ver­sal of U.S. Mil­i­tary ethos whereby the mil­i­tary al­ways re­serves the right to in­struct ALL sol­diers to mod­ify and ad­just be­hav­ior.

This goes against the sen­si­bil­i­ties of those like for­mer Johns Hop­kins Hos­pi­tal psy­chi­a­trist-in-chief Dr. Paul R. McHugh who wrote a piece in the Wall Street Jour­nal ex­plain­ing that trans­gen­derism is a "men­tal dis­or­der" which war­rants med­i­cal treat­ment. He said, "pol­icy mak­ers and the me­dia are do­ing no fa­vors ei­ther to the pub­lic or the trans­gen­dered by treat­ing their con­fu­sions as a right in need of de­fend­ing rather than a men­tal dis­or­der that de­serves un­der­stand­ing, treat­ment and pre­ven­tion."

Psy­chol­o­gists say we all have dis­or­ders, though most do not wear them front-and-cen­ter like the trans­gen­der donut shop worker I've reached out to over the years in an hon­est at­tempt to ex­tend God's love on a per­sonal level. As I've

writ­ten be­fore, I can­not help but agree with Dr. McHugh that the be­hav­ior we see is re­ally a des­per­ate cry for help in an in­creas­ingly gen­derqueer cul­ture where the only thing that is wrong is sug­gest­ing some­thing is wrong.

Con­se­quently, ev­ery­one suf­fers.

If Dr. McHugh is cor­rect, the com­pas­sion­ate re­sponse to this is­sue is to help them seek treat­ment for men­tal health. Not tax­payer funded hor­mone ther­apy and a gun.

Su­san Stam­per Brown may be reached on Face­book or at writes­tam­

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