If you’re super thin but still think you’re fat it’s regarded as a mental illness called anorexia.
If you’re a biological male but think you’re a female, it’s not regarded as a mental illness and should be affirmed and celebrated.
As Manuel in Fawlty Towers would say: Que (“what”) in Spanish.
The transgender movement and phenomenon is beyond propaganda and brainwashing.
The number of genuine cases of the phenomenon is 0.005% to 0.014% or 1 in 10,000 for males and 0.002% to 0.003% or 2 or 3 in 100,000 for females but that’s not what we’re seeing here.
It’s much bigger than the official numbers.
Those number are from the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The fact they are included in a manual for mental disorders is something of an official tell.
It’s another version of the number of young people who feel the need and are proud to tell everyone they have a mental illness or have a therapist.
It’s like they want to be on the wagon as it were. It’s a need, a compulsion to be noticed.
It seems to me that what we’re witnessing is another twisted and bizarre version of the subject matter of a book written in the mid 19th century: “𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗼𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗱𝘀” whereby the author, Charles Mackay debunks the likes of alchemy, crusades, fortune telling, witch trials and even the phenomena of economic bubbles such as the South Sea Bubble, and the Tulip-mania of Holland in the 1630’s.
It’s regarded as the best book ever written about market psychology.
If he were to update his epic tome in 2023, I’m certain that the cult associated with climate change and transgenderism would be in the mix.
Essentially it’s about crowds, which for no apparent reason that they can identify, behaving as one.
Doing something because everyone else is doing it.
It could be something as harmless and simple as fashion fads or trends in music. Or something more permanent as the growing number of people getting tattoos so as to stand out. Which when everyone is tatted, no one stands out.
Another subject for another day.
In the last 15 or 20 years it’s been best expressed on social media as FOMO (fear of missing out) the way I see it, the gender movement is just another capricious fashion or fad.
Another cult, but different in that the proponents are prone to violence if you question their motives, beliefs and dare mis-gender them.