Peikoff: A War Against Reality
From Leonard Peikoff:
Gay and lesbian I have no problem with. But when you get to the transgender, I regard that as a metaphysical assault on reality. It’s a through corruption and something I’d never voluntary associate with.
The nature of man is immutable. There are freaks in every species, but you don’t define the nature of a species by reference to freaks.
You can not change a woman into a man and vice-versa, no matter what hormones and what surgery. They end up lacking certain crucial capacities of either sex, and the best example of this is to see what kind of sex lives they live, what kind of pleasurable experiences they can get from sex.
From what I can tell, from what I’ve read, they simply mimic the sex act, because they don’t have the pleasure part connected to the nervous system.
Nature does give us an either/or metaphysical absolute. If you say, “I don’t like nature’s choice, I want to be the other sex,” you are rebelling against nature, against reality.
If it were true that by some kind of magic you could take a man and transform him into a woman, OK, I can’t oppose that. But there is no such magic, we’re talking about in reality. All you can do in reality is remove, destroy and mutilate.
The desire of any individual who is formed already as one sex and not a hermaphrodite to say, “nature has made a mistake, I am really the opposite gender and I have to operate to fix nature’s mistake and give myself the right body” is an arch example of a whim over reality.
The definition of male and female is biological. So to say, “I know more then the biological, I feel regardless of fact” is more than an evasion on reality, it is a war against reality. It is a way of saying, “reality gives me this, and I’m going to smash it and turn it into something else.”
Suppose a person was to say, “I was really intended to have no fingers. They feel alien to me and funny when I move them and I want to get back to what I really am, which is a non-fingered person, therefore I want them amputated.”
Now imagine this person goes to a doctor and the doctor says “Oh fine!” The doctors who perform those operations are corrupt, without qualification.
Cutting off your genitals is the worst. You can weigh which is worst, that or scooping out your brain. It’s a tough call.
Excerpted from The Leonard Peikoff Podcast