No matter left or right, liberal or conservative there are some things that you just assume all thinking people would be able to figure out on their own. I never thought I would have to write a post on why transgender cannot serve in the military. I have to take the time today and write it off as being ” overlooked and needing explanation ” and so that is what I am going to do. Lay out some facts surrounding this situation in general that if you do not know, you have no business commenting against the decision to ban transgender from the military. This is not my opinion but facts that anyone can verify and which common sense should then validate.
I promise in this short time to make it so easy and clear to understand it that not even Obama could lie his way out of it. So simple that the very reverend Al Sharpton could not race bait his way out …( now I have to think of a white person so I am not a racist) .
..and so well explained that even Bill Clinton could not spin it.
The link at the top is another hate post about Trump and his hatred towards transgenders. It is just a typical ” he is such a bigot ” rant with no evidence of any thinking behind the post. I intend to make a few things very clear for you all.
Fact– let me remind you that nobody, whether transgender or Bi-Polar is allowed to serve in the military. If you have a psychological or psychiatric disorder, you are not able, period. For some reason that I have not researched, why transgender people were given a ” pass ” on this in the first place when they fall into the same category as all others with a mental health related disorder.
Transgender people are diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria in the DSM–V. Recently the name of the disorder was switched from GID – Gender Identity Disorder to GD – Gender Dysphoria. The definitions of the two names have remained almost identical.
So if I stopped writing now, you should have enough information to understand why they cannot serve. However for the sake of leaving no doubts, lets include some facts that we don’t hear about much. If you are just now being told about the additional facts, hopefully it will put an end to any more speculation about where exactly people with GD should be spending their time and effort.
Celebrities and Hollywood are very quick to speak out about things they have no clue about. As a matter of fact they get paid to do it! That’s why they are called ” actors “. Also, as you may know the media is generally anti-Trump to begin with. So the campaign trail was an absolute up road battle from the get go with Hillary owning the liberal media. Lots of lies and half-truths spread.
To give you an example of how much they contradict themselves in general, listen to this recent event. During the presidential campaign, there were a few famous actors and television personalities that threatened a few things would occur if Trump was elected. One thing was that about 20 were going to take the first flight out of the country because they could not stand the idea of living under Trump. None of them ever left.
Another threat was the total shutdown of Hollywood, from grips to producers, actors to stage managers. In the press during both of these events was none other than Brad Pitt.
Mr. Pitt absolutely took the position that the very best of this country – Hollywood would up and leave and we would all be at a great loss and regret electing Trump.
Things have an amazing way of turning around. Just a month ago Mr Pitt broke the news to the media that Hollywood and its directors and producers and almost all others were running the biggest pedophile rings in the world and that for 30 years in the field he had seen nothing but people in the industry using child actors for their own sexual toys. He went into great detail and even said the illuminatti and Hollywood together controlled the worlds pedophile rings. He had absolutely nothing but horrible things to say about the same people he threatened to runaway with!
I bet he is glad now he didn’t leave the country with a few thousand pedophiles. He must have thought of what could happen in a situation where he is so greatly out numbered…yeah..
So you have to take the media with a grain of salt.
Above I clarified in a paragraph why legally transgenders are not permitted in the military. Now let’s look at a few other facts and see if when we finish you still will push for the rights to serve in the military.
If I told you the president had just signed an order allowing anyone who was only ” mildly impaired” on drugs or alcohol to serve in the military and be involved in combat would you support it?
Mildly impaired would mean for example when driving a car that a person would have a 25% risk of accident simply because they are mildly impaired. 25% of this group will, without a doubt be in some sort of wreck.
Would you support the President allowing this group in the military? As a matter of fact do you think that being around endless supplies of ammo and automatic weapons is a good match for that mildly impaired person?
I’m going to assume most of you say that you are against that due to safety . So let’s take a look at how transgenders rate in the area of being ” impaired ” in that sense by their own behavior.
Were you aware that only 49% of transgender people will live out their full life? That’s right because 61% will commit suicide. No matter why or how they do it, the fact is, 61% will kill themselves. My first question after telling you this is
How good of an idea would it be for the USA to place those people around an endless supply of ammo and guns every single day? Also if you knew that a person that was serving with you in the military had made a conscious decision to increase his own chances of dying sooner by altering a circumstance in his life which was not mandatory, how confident would you feel with them as your sole cover in a gun battle?
Now lets add to the mix that a family member, maybe a son or daughter was in the same military group as that person and had daily contact . Perhaps even they relied on one another for combat backup if need be.
Would you be committed to backing their rights to serve with your son or daughter in the military? If you would then let me ask you this.
Lets say I was guidance counselor at your child’s high school. We were discussing colleges, I strongly encouraged and even pushed the child to go to a certain school that would offer lots more scholarship money, sports that he likes, and even a possible sports full ride scholarship. None of the others have any of this . None of the other schools can even compare to what they offer, and its even in your home state!
*Oh there is one little downside. Unlike the other colleges with a less than 3% student suicide rate, the child would have classes each day with some individuals who we know can get a little suicidal or homicidal, but we are pretty sure only 61% will actually kill themselves , and don’t know that any else would be injured . So in all truth, 41% of the child’s classmates will likely live long enough to graduate just like everyone else!
But as a courtesy I did want to let you know about the slightly higher rates of violence and death. Other than that its …to die for.
Now if as a parent you are alright sending your child into an environment where not maybe, but for a fact 61% of a certain group of classmates were suicidal or homicidal, and they would all at take at minimum their own life at some point in time, then there is nothing I could say to you to change your mind on transgenders in the military. You are whats called a ” high risk taker”.
Other than offer to pray a prayer of protection each day over your child, my hands are tied.
I did hear the argument once that the 61% suicide rate was inflated because most suicides are due to stigma or being made fun of, and not being transgender.
Here was and still is my response to that ;
Whether 61% of transgenders check out due to stigma, shame, someone else’s fault , or straight up conviction of sin one thing is for sure. 61% of transgenders check out early. Dead is dead.
With that thought in mind my friends, answer this question..
Would you encourage a loved one into a situation where they had only a 49% chance of survival? On purpose? Someone you care about. Fight to get them in a place where they had only a 49% chance of survival? Of course not you say?
Maybe if your brain would be malfunctioning, right?
That is what you are doing every time you ” fight for the rights ” of a LGBT group. You may as well look them in the eye and tell them your mission and efforts will put them in the grave much sooner.
…But they will die with rights. If that is what is so important.