- Apr 30, 2016
Life is chaos. People say that kind of edgelordy line a lot, but really take some time to think about its implications. You are not in control of anything, and the world is absurd. In that it legitimately doesn't make any rational sense. Any attempt to fit humanity into some grand theory of history, whether it be Marxism or Neoliberal economics, or conservatism, or anything else, has failed. Just totally fucking collapsed in on itself and became a violent parody of its own ideals. Know why? Because people are fucking nuts, and the world is fucking nuts as a result. People are unpredictable lunatics and they made an insane world that we all suffer in. Which naturally makes the rest of us more insane. In fact I'll go out on a limb and say nobody is actually sane, we're all fucked up, and not only that nobody cares.Dropping this here because why not.
I saw a younger relative recently that I haven’t seen in years, and the girl has had a rough life to say the least but was adopted by supportive family after her mom became a crackhead.
Last time I saw her she was normal, this time she showed up to a formal event wearing men’s dress clothes with half and half colored hair cut short.
Used to babysit this girl and now she’s a they them
I read an article a year or so ago or whenever about how there's an explosion of interest in the occult and divination and the like whenever the world experiences a crisis. Reason was because it gives people a sense of control over the uncontrollable. I figure for a lot of extremely depressed or traumatized people gender fits the same role. It gives you control over yourself and how society sees you. You can become a different person entirely. All that baggage, all that suffering, all that confusion, is dead. You are someone else now. I love the phrase "deadnaming" because it's so revealing in that sense. It isn't "I lived like this in the past, but now I live like this" it is "my past is fucking dead".
I really do think a lot of people experience genuine dysphoria and for those people transitioning is a more psychologically and personally beneficial thing then being whatever everyone thought they were before. But the above dynamic is, as far as I can tell, very fucking real. And for people with actual gender dysphoria I figure that's a point worth considering. Because if doubting somebody's gender identity results in marginalization of innocent people, so does crazy people using it as a crutch and making the rest of us seriously doubt the seriousness of this bullshit
Edit: I'm realizing I am incapable of writing anything under three paragraphs. Like a faggot Herman Melville.