Julian Rose sent along this piece, saying that he thought it would “resonate” with me. And indeed it does. So grateful that he was able to articulate what I have been groping for. Because yes, this transhumanist agenda of not just bending, but ending gender bothers me too. I especially notice its effects in the younger generation with whom I’m very much in contact on a daily basis. How there’s a new kind of “political correctness” implied in the gender-bending folks, the LGBTZRST community, I say with faint, but fond, derision.
How well I remember the political correctness of the late ’60s and early ’70s, when we women first began to notice the sociological roles that we were playing, and the roles the men were playing, and how unequal they were, how one but not the other was “valuable” in the world’s eyes. (Housework and childcare being “unpaid” labor.) We sought to do what the men do, and to have them do what we do. To some extent that happened, along with women in pants suits and men pushing buggies to playgrounds.
Furthermore, we preferred to call ourselves Ms., rather than Miss or Mrs. Ms. Magazine appeared in 1972 to champion this new way of identifying ourselves.
At some point during those years lesbianism became, not just a hidden shadowy underworld, but a movement, front and center, and even belligerent! I’ll never forget the women’s conference I attended in California where the lesbian contingent insisted on having their own special event separate from the rest of us. The tension in the air was palpable. However, by the very next year, lesbians and “straight” women were intermingling easily. The “lesbian” identity had been integrated into our larger understanding of ourselves as women.
Later, in my late 30s and early 40s, I began to deepen my investigation into the male/female polarity, to recognize that C.G. Jung was right, each of us must learn how to become whole, by which he meant, to individuate ourselves by gathering and synthesizing the opposite sex from our biological gender into our psyche. Women needed to acknowledge and integrate their animus, and men their anima.
Is the same thing happening now with this younger generation? How does what is happening now differ from what we were discovering? My housemate Brie tells me that her generation wants to let go of “binary” identity. Some of her friends insist on being called “they” rather than “he” or “she.” Not just bi-sexual, or lesbian, or queer, or transgendered or cross-dressing people, but who? I’m not really sure who qualifies. And I feel once again that touchy “identity politics” differentiation. And now I’m on the other side of that generation gap, wondering if they really know what they are doing, in the sense that their need for playing with identity may be unconsciously feeding into an agenda much darker and life-denying than they realize.
I’ve been mulling this over for months, wondering how I would talk about my unease without alienating the young ones around me? How can I help them understand that we are actually on the same page, with the same concerns and needs?
But now Julian Rose has brought the subject out in the open, and his articulation of how this ongoing collapse of the binary magnetism that creatively juices 3D is leading directly to transhumanism, where humans morph into machines! And when that happens, divine creativity goes right out the window. We become mere machines, soulless units, our every move programmed to fit into some kind of centrally controlled matrix. But I’ll stop here. As I said, Julian does a much better job than I ever could. I thank him.
P.S. This is a download. Hope you can open it! Let me know, if not.