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Why We Should Have Seen The Transgender Craze Coming

source: http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/28/seen-transgender-craze-coming/

I feel a bit like Fox Mulder from television’s “X-Files.” The huge, alien mother ship has finally descended and is hovering over New York City; the stunned masses stare up in wonder and terror.

Like Mulder, I’d been warning of the invasion for years. Few listened, and most who did listen thought I was nuts. Now that it’s become undeniable reality, I take no pleasure in being vindicated.

This invasion, though, isn’t from outer space. It’s from another dimension. It arrived decades ago as a tiny seed, a mere spore. Over the years, it has grown and mutated, and now that it’s out in the open, many are acknowledging its presence and asking where it came from.

Terrified parents are beside themselves as they try to understand why their beautiful young daughter has suddenly declared she’s really a boy, or why their once-masculine son has not only started wearing dresses and makeup, but also wants them to buy him bras. Parents of young female athletes are waking up to find biological men trouncing the females and snatching their trophiesand scholarships.

Not As Sudden As It Seems

All this otherworldly transgender stuff seems sudden, but it isn’t. For the few of us who were paying attention, it wasn’t that hard to see it coming. I don’t condemn those who didn’t pay attention. Modern life can become busy, filled with distractions that appear to be far more important than monitoring cultural trends that seem to be way out on the fringe.

But transgenderism is no longer on the cultural fringe. Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner proved that. If it can happen to a cultural icon—a macho Olympic gold-medal winner—then it must not be quite as strange as we thought. Even so, many were shocked by Jenner’s transition. But most still found it easy and comfortable to shrug off the growing phenomenon, because it hadn’t touched anyone close to them.

Something else was happening, though. Jenner’s transition seems to have given implicit permission for society not only to embrace transgenderism, but also to actively promote it. In response, adolescents—already inherently plagued by hormonal confusion and now encouraged by progressives—are increasingly jumping onto the transgender shuttle pod. So parents are finally starting to spot the metaphorical mother ship. It’s in their homes, and it has implanted alien DNA in their children’s bloodstream.

“What happened to my baby?” “How did this happen?” “I didn’t see this coming!”

They weren’t watching.

Alfred Kinsey and the Sexual Revolution

Alfred Kinsey planted the sexual-revolution seed when his book, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,” was published in 1948. The book caused quite a stir back then. Although the majority of the men Kinsey surveyed for his study were prison inmates whose sexual proclivities didn’t accurately represent the overall male population, the book gained support and propelled the culture in a decidedly permissive direction.

Then, when the first birth-control pill hit the market in 1960, the sexual revolution hit the fast track. Within a few years, rates of premarital and extramarital sex skyrocketed. “Sex is natural and fun,” people said. “Why confine it to heterosexual sex within marriage?”

In the 1950s, prior to the introduction of contraceptive pills, 60 percent of women were still virgins on their wedding day. By the late ’70s, that figure had dropped to 20 percent. In a matter of a few decades, premarital and extramarital sexual activity went from relatively rare to commonplace.

But extramarital heterosexual sex wasn’t enough for the newly liberated. So the push for homosexual normalization began. Prior to the late ’60s, those who engaged in homosexual activity understood they were on the fringe, recognizing that the vast majority of Americans wouldn’t accept their activities. So they kept their behaviors quiet and hidden.

Then, following the Stonewall rebellion in 1969, homosexuals began to “come out of the closet,” and increasingly pushed for the normalization of their way of life. By 2000, only those viewed as religious zealots held out against the push for legitimization of homosexual practices and homosexual marriage. With that battle won, the sexual libertines moved on to conquer the next sexual frontier: transgenderism.

read more at: http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/28/seen-transgender-craze-coming/