The thing that separates Conservatism from other political ideologies is that Conservatism does not believe that it can cure or even improve the human condition. Socialism and communism believe in a utopian ideal where human beings equally share the means of production. Libertarianism, as expressed by the Libertarian Party and its prominent members, believes that the human condition can be improved by the removal of the state. Conservatism believes in the premise of fallen man. The human condition cannot be improved, only managed.
Conservatism holds to absolute truths, and the source of those truths are largely Biblical. Mankind’s condition necessitates a state, but that state is not meant to perfect mankind but to navigate injustices, to defend natural rights from evildoers. These were the ideals of the Founding Fathers. This is what Conservatism is seeking to conserve. If Conservatism promotes mental illness for short term gains, we will create distance from the truth our nation was founded upon.
So "conservative trans woman" is a thing now in my feed, eh? Damn, I mean I have no clue at all why we lose to the Left every time on every front. Really, I'm totally mystified here.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 24, 2019
So let’s provide the context: Steve Deace tweeted that Conservatives lose ground because we affirm the Left’s premises in order to score political points. This was in reference to Blaire White, who identifies as a transgender Conservative activist. Is this “gatekeeping” on who is Conservative? This is the wrong question. The correct question is just as Pilate said: what is truth?
Now this article will be a part of my series on Conservative Grifters. The last article had too much truth it attracted attention from the very subject. But the truth must be told, even if unpopular. And this is meant to get to the heart of why Conservatism has been filled with grifters. The purpose of this article is not to necessarily say that Blaire White is a grifter. He may be a genuine Conservative, though I would maintain he is more practically Conservative rather than philosophically Conservative, at best. Rather, the point that needs to be said – Deace made this point first on the 24th – White would not have a platform if he didn’t have “pornstar” boobs. If he were still a straight white male and condemned the actions of Yaniv, AKA the “Wax My Balls” guy, no one would care. His platform is entirely dependent on his identity, and his identity is thinking he is a woman, which is a mental illness.
Conservatives do not need a transgendered individual with our jersey on to criticize transgenderism. The articles write themselves. The truth speaks for itself. We do not need a special mouthpiece to defend against the rebuttal of the Left which would be an ad hominem attack. Essentially we would be embracing mental illness for the sake of winning an argument against an ad hominem attack, which is a logical fallacy. And this is the number one reason why Conservatives are so often led astray by grifters.
The truth is more powerful, and in using Blaire White as a mouthpiece, we are undermining our relationship with the truth. The truth is that there are only two genders, and gender is biological. Gender dysphoria is a mental illness, and fake boobs do not make a man a woman. Despite how many Americans profess a belief in transgenderism, the overwhelming majority of straight people do not include transgenders in their hypothetical dating pool; thus rejecting the logical conclusion of the social justice view of gender. The absolute truth is inescapable, and the data shows it.
Why should Conservatives embrace a social-Leftist premise about gender? This is reminiscent of Mitt Romney running pro-abortion ads in the 2012 campaign. Reminder, he lost softening his stance on life and immigration. So, I don’t think softening our stance on gender, life, immigration etc. is a winning tactic.
I am not proposing we disavow the support of transgendered individuals, but I am going to say that I would rather these people get real, reality-based help than become Conservatives. Furthermore, I am saying that if they are going to have a platform in Conservatism, it should be earned by their own ideas, not their identity, and this goes for every other demographic.
The truth matters more than the vessel saying it. If Conservatives bend on gender, basic biology, how faithfully will we remain to our principles: the absolute truths of fallen man and natural, God-given, rights?
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