"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I,m glad the polls going well
Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.
A guy from 400 years ago who didn't wash doesn't seem normal to me. However, somehow he thought he was normal. Who is in the right? Am I? Or is he? My mother doesn't like to wear make up. My wife does. Which one is normal? The question and possible answers are so empty of real detail it's hard for me to answer in an educated manner.
As far as people who want to change sex are concerned, I think it is very possible based on what we know about the human brain and even more based on what we don't know for a person who was mentally born a man to be born into a woman's body and vise versa. Why not?
Last edited by Hatuey; 10-19-08 at 04:48 PM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
There's nothing wrong with it as far as I'm concerned. I have a very good friend who is a pre-op tranny at the moment, he hasn't been able to afford the surgical portion, but he's had the hormone treatments and I have to say, he's a hell of a lot happier as a person now than he ever was when his outlook on life was male. He used to be suicidal and miserable, like he was disgusted being in his skin, now he's thrilled to be alive and once he actually becomes a she, he'll be even happier.
Why would I care if that's what he wants?
You act as if the psychological community's word is law. Their theories on the matter of transexuals is merely a load of sophistry and a violation of parsimony. Some things don't require overly complex explainations for it to make sense and this is one of them. They are simply quite disturbed and there is no reason to believe otherwise.See, this is the kind of post that gives evidence to your position being obtuse. You, pretty directly, say that you will ignore evidence and information and, instead, stay with your own non-substantiated opinion. You have nothing to base this on, except your own bias, and choose to reject credible information, instead going with an opinion that has no basis in anything, other than, what must be concluded as bigotry.
This is, also, why positions such as these are irrelevant.
I also find it quite ironic that people will use the psychological community's previous perspective on homosexuality as an example of traditionalist misclassifications but will turn right around and champion their current opinion on transexuals. So basically, the psychological community has been known to make mistakes but when they agree with me then they must be right.
Moreover, I consider psychology on the whole a loose field of study. It's a transient discipline that merely reflects the perceptions of contemporary society. I do not feel psychology is a truly valid classification system.
You gotta be crazy to want to chop off your weiner.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
A man who wants to be a woman, who feels like a woman, who thinks he's a woman. How do you resolve this problem? Do you convince the man that he's a man, or do you allow him to be who he wants to be? Which resolution will be most positive? The one in which will make the man happier, or the one which will make the man hate himself even more?
The disorder is not that the man is confused that he isn't a man. The disorder is that the person is a woman trapped in a man's body. Again, the direction in which you place the disorder is very important.
I have reported your post, and suggested to the administrative team that some effort be made to address your baiting and your lack of substantial contribution to any discussion, ever.
I'm not sure why you're here, why you'd think that this is a reasonable expenditure of your time; hanging around an internet forum where your only contribution is "I just don't know what to say", or "Pathetic, isn't it?"
I cannot fathom how utterly bereft of meaning your life must be, to consider this sort of low-key trolling a valid use of two and a half years of your life.
It's unbelievable that you've been here since March of 2006 and have yet to contribute anything of value to these boards.
I would seriously suggest that the administrators examine the entire body of your contributions to this forum, and contemplate whether or not your so-called "input" is something that we actually need here at DP forum.