The failed character assassination of Ashley Love by Autumn Sandeen is a watershed moment in the trans-world. Never has it been more clear that the people who contend for positions within Gay Inc, our transgender ward bosses, have our worst interests at heart. The transgender and transsexual agendas are not compatible, and the notion that what is good for TG is also good for TS is coming into sharp focus for what it really is. A boldfaced lie.
There was a long string of victories for transsexual people which began back in the 50’s and 60’s before there was ever a gay movement, and long before the creation of “transgender” as a political movement in the 1990’s. We owe our ability to transition and live happy lives to those people who went to government officials with the backing of their doctors, not to any latter-day shenanigans of the patently non-transsexual transgender movement.
The rise of TG dogma put an end to progress for transsexual people, and their brief moment of fame and fortune has come at great cost to those they co-opt. At this point with a dead ENDA and the GLBT descending into civil war, it is clear that the transgender activists have not only tried to negate any gains made for transsexuals, but also contributed quite a lot toward the demise of a once vibrant cause.
There can be no doubt at this point that what is good for the transgender activists, by their own admission, is bad for transsexual people who simply want to cure their ailment and move on in life. And yet at the same time the reverse is not true: What is good for transsexuals will also benefit those who call themselves transgender. After all, it was the existence of our birth defect and the medical world’s tentative support that gave them everything that they have.
In essence, it is we who gave to them and now they spit in our faces and declare themselves lord and master while trying to take everything from us.
Enough is enough. It will not hurt the transgender one bit to let us have our rights, and yet they rail against them night and day. They tell us we don’t exist except as a flavor of transgender. We are not men and women, merely pretenders. And then the leaders of the vile movement that transgender has become add insult to injury- they claim to speak for us and any of us who speak for ourselves are labeled hateful and bigoted, shifting the blame from their shoulders onto the targets of their aggression, in true propagandist fashion worthy of any fascist.
If we attain our rights, it can only benefit everyone. Holding us hostage to their agenda is not a legitimate position. Anyone who supports this tactic is not only an enemy of transsexual people everywhere, they are an enemy of freedom and civil rights themselves.
It is time to choose. I support Ashley Love one hundred percent, she has every right to speak the truth to our assailants. But she cannot serve two causes. The cause of transsexual people could have been a doorway for others, but the way the transgender played things out has made them a destructive enemy rather than an ally. That was their choice.
The choice for Ashley and those who will follow in her footsteps is whether they will stand up for transsexual rights, or if they will continue to try to represent everyone else. You can’t do both, and it’s a shame it has come to this. But the fight has been created by the transgender, and the only choice left to us is whether we surrender to their wants, or we pursue our own needs regardless of what the interlopers try to do to us.
What is it going to be?