Obama is getting emboldened late in his administration, pushing now to force boys and girls together under the rubric of rights for transsexuals. His motive seems pretty obvious: he’s always been a leftist, he moved his stated policies further and further as their propaganda campaigns wore down resistance, he has allowed his underlings to be entrepreneurial in pushing one or another pet concern, and this is the latest front. He essentially has no philosophical tools and no convictions with which to question the entire leftist project. He is committed to a social and economic revolution, as well as a demographic one. He appeared a cool, technocratic man of reason at first, but it’s clear that was an act, a marketing gimmick, and that he is the same former Hyde Park socialist he was known as in the 1990s when I attended the University of Chicago, the same guy who went to Rev. Wright’s Church, the same guy who hung out with Weather Underground Terrorists, the same guy who wants to ban white people’s guns and offend their religion.
The only difference this time is that rights are now in conflict with rights, or more accurately, one area of left wing concern is in conflict with another. (This incidentally was also a feature of the black rights and women’s rights movements in the 60s, where black on women violence was not uncommon among Black Panthers, and this led to a certain amount of internal friction). The last few causes, such as gay rights, did little to affect the rights of women, for example. But parents of all kinds are protective of their children, and the idea of your little girl taking a shower or going to the bathroom where men or boys have access to her is frightening and off-putting too most.
Of course, I keep thinking the left has gone a bridge too far, but they always seem to know what they’re doing. They practice the “dialectic” and while they sometimes beat a tactical retreat–as with regard to their formerly explicit soft-on-crime stance–they usually make some kind of progress, i.e., corrosion of the existing, healthy society.
But what’s happening and why is really not that complicated. The left aims to destroy traditional society, the traditional family, and replace them with the state as an apparatus to advance preferred groups at the expense of traditional elites. That Obama is part of it is the least surprising thing of all.