I can remember back in graduate school, my concern (verging on terror) whenever I thought about “artificial intelligence,” and its relationship to the human mind. I knew instinctively, back then, 40 years ago, that transhumanism (we didn’t have a name for it then) would be the inevitable direction of the technological future.
Would machines ever become conscious? Would they someday be aware, the way we humans are aware, aware of our own thinking process? To me, this has always been the essence of being human, this awareness, an indication of the soul infusing the body.
So, when I saw the “animatronic” monster at the Denver Airport, here it is again —
— and it seemed to be conscious, so quick and human-like were its interactions with passers-by, I truly freaked out, wondered if maybe it was true, that machines had now become aware, and so forget about the soul!
This morning I walked with my son Colin, and we talked about that animatronic monster, which I had directed him to yesterday. “Oh,” he laughed, “I knew in six seconds that they had a camera and microphone there, which fed to a back room where some human was interacting.” How did Colin know? “Because all other robots, at least so far, are no where near the level of instant responsiveness shown by this so-called ‘anomatronic’ gargoyle.”
Aha! What a relief! So that’s that! (At least so far!)
And then of course, yesterday I was slammed with the recognition that once again, Chelsea Manning has shown the world what it means to “have a soul.”
While I admire Chelsea’s forthright desire to change into a woman from her original male body, and while I have several dear transgendered friends with whom I feel entirely sympathetic, even so, the entire phenomenon of transgenderism feels so wrong, and so off that it has me screaming internally, Wake up! Wake Up!
I spent a few hours early this morning watching videos (actually, listening to videos) about the gender bending business. Upset with my own tendency towards seeing in binary terms, I wondered if I could actually get my head around seeing sexuality and gender in a “fluid” manner. Answer, no, I can’t. In fact, when I came across a quote from a feminist scholar (Judith Butler, I think it was) who says the biological male and female binary is a dictatorship of nature, I got completely disgusted.
Here’s a fascinating lecture on especially how the academic world has propagandaized millennials to beLIEve in “gender fluidity.” Just watch the first few minutes of this video (starting at 0:40) to realize how schools have brainwashed our kids. An interviewer speaks with four or five students at Seattle University, in turn, asking them the same questions, and getting the same kinds of answers from each one.
Actually, watch the whole thing. Endlessly instructive overview of how both psychiatrists (by reclassifying “gender disorder” into “gender dysphoria”) and scholars have used all sorts of new linguistic distinctions to jerk human beings out of our moorings within biologically male or female bodies.
Then watch at least the first few minutes of this next video, to understand the level of abuse that gender fluidity programs instill, creating confusion and chaos inside the minds and hearts of even small children.
Now check this out.
Is transgenderism part and parcel of the UN’s “development goals?” Check this out, from technocracy.news
Finally, watch this, philosopher Camille Paglia, who puts the transgender movement in an historical context.
P.P.S: I wonder what each person’s soul would say about the supposed “need” to change the body either chemically or surgically in order to obey the dictates of “feelings” likely instilled by childhood trauma and/or massive cultural programming.