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My friends call me Rip Van Winkle, and I guess I'm old-fashioned, too.

Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.

George Orwell

Irreversible Damage, The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters (2021), by Abigail Shrier, has over 6,000 Amazon reviews averaging 4.5 stars. It describes some of the events I somehow missed over the last five years. It is engaging, poetically written, and an overwhelming indictment of the malignant absurdity of believing that sexes are a “social construct.”

The book is not about adult men who consider themselves women or the reverse. It is not about gays or lesbians. It is about an attack on our most psychologically vulnerable group—adolescent and preadolescent girls. Shrier’s style is not overly judgmental, but I cannot write with her objectivity.

Current social media celebrates the transgender (TS/TG) wave. YouTube “influencers” and TS center “caregivers” say that if anyone notices feelings of this kind, they should act on them. Preadolescent girls are susceptible to all sorts of ideas like these. But promoting this behavior using drugs and surgery turns this improbable condition into a lifelong agony rather than a temporary adolescent rebellion.

The process typically begins with stress or trauma—divorce, rejection, a family breakup, or perhaps something minor. Everyone has dramas, and young women feel them acutely. Next, with the help of social media “influencers” on YouTube channels, these children are trained to believe the whole thing is plausible. TS is a thrill of rebellion and a new identity, which is seductive for some young girls. Exploring sex earlier, which has many disadvantages, might clarify these feelings, but these victims are most often virgins.

First, the groomers encourage the use of breast binders that disguise developing sexuality. These are tight, irritating, worsen asthma, and occasionally crack delicate ribs. They often make developing breasts permanently saggy and flat. Binders are used, typically without parental knowledge, and at every stage, the “counselors” goad their targets to separate emotionally from their parents.

“Puberty blocker” medications such as Lupron follow. These toxic, injectable drugs are conventionally used to treat women’s infertility or prostate cancer in older men. Everyone feels terrible when taking them, and they can create irreversible brain damage.

Testosterone abuse is the next step. “Gender clinic” doctors prescribe adult male doses. This produces blood levels that are ten to twenty times those of an average woman. Over a few months, the young girls’ faces and bodies assume masculine shapes, and their vaginas shrink and dry. Uteruses atrophy and frequently cramp. Voices deepen, clitorises become huge and protrude, and infertility is universal. Ordinary sex becomes difficult and irritating; for many, orgasm is impossible. Most of these effects are permanent. 

These adolescents are then encouraged to undergo “top surgery,” a euphemism for getting their breasts sliced off. The resulting nipple is either low or better-centered but numb. Cosmetic results depend on the surgeon’s skill, but in all cases, an unnatural horizontal scar remains.

Some victims have their wombs and ovaries cut out. A few get their enlarged clitorises altered to pass urine through them and to appear more like penises. This procedure involves cutting a graft of skin, fat, nerve, and artery from the forearm, which leaves a disfiguring scar. If the surgery is botched—which happens with some regularity—the entire area of the original clitoris may die and heal into a numb scar.

Most and sometimes all of these procedures can now be undertaken with little or no psychological counseling or parental involvement. These children can usually obtain a prescription for Lupron or testosterone from a poorly supervised college “healthcare” clinic. Since the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was passed, birth control pills and other hormones—even these—have been covered by insurance.

Shrier’s book has story after heart-rending story about the kids, their parents, and the tragic people running the YouTube channels. These girls (“transitioned” to boys) have extra hair, deep voices, and enlarged clitorises, but they still retain a feminine delicacy. Their identities are fragile, for they are neither male nor female.

Insurance companies generously reimburse these doctors. Although these procedures are the only cosmetic surgeries that permanently alter function, the surgeons mainly function as technicians rather than carefully considering each patient. No one is in charge of this asylum except the media “influencers” and those they have groomed.

This process does not relieve emotional pain or poor adjustment, for the telling hallmark of the TG “community” in adults and children is attempted suicide. The incidence in many studies is 40 percent, and the rate is the same before and after transitioning. One transexual commented, “There’s so much depression, self-harm, and drug abuse in the trans community. They’re all goddam miserable… it’s just like this misery fest.”

Many who try to become men before 20 switch back and later “identify” as women. But they are never entirely feminine again, and few ever achieve fertility. Nothing works to satisfactorily correct breast removal. Breast augmentation creates cold, firm, and unnatural results because no breast tissue remains to cover the implant. 

America has a long history of destructive fads based on young women’s hysteria. The Salem witch trials were one. More recently, the McMartin-type recovered memories theories sent a lot of caretakers to jail based on imaginary stories told by juveniles. This phantom-memory idea has since been discredited, and almost all of the accused were eventually released. Some psychologists believe that youth TG syndromes are related to multiple personality disorder, a disease that some also categorize as hysteria.

The number of adult transgenders is well under one percent of the population, but since peer pressure may influence the younger ones to convert in groups, there are many more juveniles.

Many adult gays and lesbians—and mature transgenders—see this trend as a fraud, speak out against it, and refuse to be identified with it. Social media has weaponized the label “transphobe” for anyone who objects to the narrative, and some of Shrier’s Amazon reviewers parrot this. But this situation has alienated many progressives from their peers. One reviewer wrote, “Being a teenager should not be considered a medical condition.”

No one is more protective than a mother bear. Shrier’s book has stories about liberal families who were originally permissive about their daughter’s peculiarities. But when mom realized what was happening, they left progressive states and successfully protected her offspring’s normal development.

No one has been prosecuted for child abuse—yet.

A few other stories and sources

Another group who label themselves “non-binary” desire ambiguous genitals--and are willing to have an operation so they can have both a penis and a vagina. They call this “bottom” surgery. See Trans People Are Seeking Nonbinary Bottom Surgeries, an article found HERE. A related report describes a procedure called, “radial forearm phalloplasty with urethral lengthening, glansplasty, and no scrotoplasty… the first-ever bigenital/nonbinary confirmation surgery.” This was from 2015, and the patient had complications.

Some physicians are speaking out against these trends. For example, Michael Egnor, MD, an ethics professor at Stonybrook Medical School, says that TGs are “An extraordinary medical atrocity.

The Connection Between The LGBTQ Movement, The World Economic Forum & Agenda 2030, link HERE.

A related story: psychopaths are grooming pedophilia by bringing drag queens into elementary schools. The World Economic Forum argues that laws against pedophilia “violate human rights.”

The following is Sherman’s comment on this report from Seattle: High School Cross-Country Runner Goes From 72nd to First Place; What’s Her Secret?

A high school cross-country runner who placed 72nd as a boy last year won 1st place this year as a trans-girl. See the photo of the award ceremony with the boy (transitioned girl) at the top of the girls’ award platform. One comment was, “The girls standing there, perfectly trained, afraid to speak what is true, is the mark of actual so-called ‘privilege’ in this country.” It dawned on me then that one of the central purposes of the trans movement is to have the individual bow to the collective, no matter how wrong-headed the collective may be. To accept any insane narrative as valid.


HERE IS A MUST-WATCH. A new documentary by Denish D’Souza, 2000 Mules, provides conclusive proof of massive 2020 election fraud. It can be viewed on Odysee’s free platform HERE.

D’Souza’s team obtained cell phone location data for people in the swing states. Over 2000 ballot-stuffing “mules” were tracked and mapped as they drove back and forth to multiple voter drop boxes and to nonprofit organizations where they picked up fake ballots. Video records showed that they put at least five ballots into each box. They were paid $10 for each one. The following are sample images that I took from the footage that documented these felonies:

Analysis of tens of thousands of these records proved the election was stolen. This film grossed over $10 million so far—a huge success despite extensive censorship.

OUR LOSSES HAVE BEEN MASSIVE. One friend had a terrible stroke after his jab and nine months later is still mute. Two others died soon after their clot shot. One of my mentors had three jabs, got Covid, then died in the hospital. He was progressively damaged by the spike protein, and it killed him on his fourth exposure. I am convinced he would have survived the disease if his California medical practice had not required him to get the shots. We now know that each one is progressively riskier, and that data from six countries proves that Covid is more likely fatal and more common among the “vaccinated.”

“Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. It’s not stupidity or weakness, it’s just human nature” (from the movie World War Z). We are facing zombies now—people who can’t see the overwhelming evidence before their eyes. (Pass me a chain saw.) I have lost a lot of my old friends to this, for I have given up suffering neverending debates with irrationality.