Why I founded the Christian Commons Project

This is why I founded the Christian Commons Project in 2007.

... the food to feed people and the money with which to buy that food has to come from somewhere. And just as it has for the past few decades, it’s the alliance between anti-hunger organizations, the USDA, and corporate America, or the hunger industrial complex, that provides. It is this paradigm that is filling the vacuum left by Trumpian sociopathy, and as James Bailey, a management professor at George Washington University says, “Every crisis creates a void. And whatever force fills that void, inherits power.”

We should all be concerned that, in the post-pandemic era, the hunger industrial complex becomes more robust at the expense of the movement for fair wages, strong nutrition programs, and universal health care. We should be concerned about the growth of charity because, frankly, the unholy alliance between food banks and corporate America has shown itself to be more interested in maintaining the problem of hunger than actually solving it. Hunger is, after all, good for business.

The COVID Crisis Is Reinforcing the Hunger Industrial Complex

A Marxian critique: hyper-trans-identity-political-correctness toxicity

I waved this red flag (no pun intended), years and years ago. I raised it over the "born that way" meme, which meme was based entirely on deliberately faked data. At the time, the pattern was obvious and that it would lead to exactly the situation described in the quote below and, more thoroughly, in the complete article.

We have yet to be openly confronted by the pedophiles (who are simply waiting for their "time" after the extreme-trans "community" gets its complete way). After that will come the bestial.

Naturally, each step was denied by the step's advocates before each full-on assault. "Give them and inch, and they'll take a mile" simply informed the advocates to insist they'd never ask for even another inch.

The whole edifice is built lie upon lie. It is confusion and deception, including self-deception on the advocates' part because they don't want to struggle against the temptations to further fracturing. They'd rather cave in and then die, falsely imagining that, that "death" is literally permanent unconsciousness, permanent reprieve from responsibility and accountability for their choices.

Society isn't doing itself or any member any favor going down that path. Rather, we should be reinforcing in each other the desire to withstand all temptations to such fracturing. We don't call it wholesome for nothing. Unjustified comfort now means greater suffering later: better to face and overcome inner demons (regardless of their sources) while they're relatively weaker than they otherwise will be.

Trans identified males are biological males who think of themselves as females. Trans identified females are biological females who think of themselves as males. No democratic-minded person questions the right of everyone, including transgender individuals, to their own beliefs, behaviors and lifestyle preferences, free from bigotry or discrimination.

But extreme transgender ideology goes a step further.

It demands not only support for the civil rights of trans people but insists that everyone must also embrace the beliefs of trans extremists.

Not only is the imposition of the belief of one group a violation of the democratic rights of others, this particular belief has negative implications for the rights of women, gays, lesbians and children ....
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Marxism, the philosophical underpinning for the socialist left, relies heavily on historical materialism. That is, the idea that there are tangible, physical reasons for what we observe in the development and interaction of societies and classes of people within those societies.

This makes it all the more astonishing when some socialists so thoroughly reject biology and material reality in their analysis of transgender ideology and its effect on other oppressed groups.

The left’s abdication on this issue – especially the misdirection of the socialist left – is a gift to the right, as it allows those on the right to pose as the sane ones. The socialist left bears particular responsibility because it presents itself as a collection of thoughtful, considered leaders.

All the more tragic, then, is the fact that this new McCarthyism, which disingenuously wraps itself in the mantle of “woke” leftism, could never have taken hold if the real left had spoken out clearly and forcefully from the start.

At this point, it remains to be seen whether the left will correct its error or be bypassed by the multitudes who will surely punish those who tried to gaslight them into rejecting material reality.

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Believer in Biological Sex? How the left shares the blame for neo-McCarthyism

The anti-conversion-change-effort "community" has been deliberately lying by omission from the beginning

The Creation and Inflation of Prevalence Statistics: The Case of “Conversion Therapy,” by Christopher H. Rosik, Ph.D.:

Should anyone have enough curiosity to ask, “How does Born Perfect NC define conversion therapy?” that person would discover the following:

Conversion therapy, also referred to as “reparative therapy,” is the practice of attempting to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Techniques can range from extreme electroshock treatments or institutionalization to “counseling” services based on pseudoscience (Born Perfect NC, n.d.).

If citing such statistics is an example of the William Institute’s objectivity and rigor, then they appear to set a very low bar indeed for these standards. That professional change-allowing therapies do not use electroshock or other aversive and coercive practices is well-known with the LGBT academic community, as was recently acknowledged by the acclaimed LGBT legal advocate and University of Utah College of Law professor Clifford Rosky, who stated to the gay press (“Watered down anti-conversion therapy bill,” 2019), “Licensed therapists haven’t been doing electric shock therapy and adversant [sic] practices in decades.” Thus, when one digs into the facts of this polling, the real story is not that 90% of North Carolinians support banning conversion therapy for minors. No one I know would support such practices as they are depicted. The real story of an impartial and honest accounting about this polling, one free of advocacy objectives, is that 10% of respondents apparently support institutionalized electroshock treatments of sexual minority minors. In a less politically contaminated environment, scholars such as those affiliated with the Williams Institute would seek out and align with Alliance professionals to jointly counter such public sentiment. However, by uncritically adopting this polling for advocacy purposes, the Williams Institute seems to have engaged in sloppy science at best or, at worst, a conscious effort to manipulate public opinion about change-allowing talk therapies through their use of a prejudicial and deceptive Born Perfect NC survey. Their independent inquiry and research appears to include independence from exposure to alternate critical perspectives that could have identified and constrained such excesses, which are common to groupthink and confirmation bias dynamics.

There's nothing even remotely Christian about Trump's "Christians"

You can read this to get a sense: 'Evangelicals for Trump' was an awful display by supposed citizens of the Kingdom of God.

So-called Christian-neocons and Christian-Zionists are still pretending Jesus will carry out Moses-type genocide. These ignorant people, who think they are Christians, are in worse shape than atheists who are opposed to US imperialism: global, violent, plutocratic, corporate-capitalist takeover. Those atheists will enter Heaven before them.

PC Police: "A UK judge ruled that it is legal to fire workers for saying that transgender women are not real women"

It's very difficult to say where the line is drawn or lines are drawn both actually and legally.

There are intersexed people. There's no doubt about it.

However, there are people who are not intersexed at all who mentally only think of themselves as other than what their non-intersexed biology says about them. There also those who think of themselves as intersexed also when their biology says they are not.

Of course, the question arises concerning where biology and mental states start and end. Aren't mental states biological in nature?

Nevertheless, the judge claiming that a non-intersexed woman, a non-trans woman, can be fired for believing that mental states are not biological is ludicrous. The biological versus mental/mind philosophical debate is as old as philosophy itself and is not a settled debate.

If we don't allow people to debate things that are still up in the air or even re-debate things that appear settled, we're being very, very stupid and shortsighted. After all, toeing the line is not how modern science was even formed and we don't even know where physics and spirit begin and end either.

The judge appears to be claiming to be omniscient.

What's a real woman, a person who is clearly not at all intersexed or the opposite of the person's biological markers, all of them, and only has a feeling of being in the wrong body? If so, why do we even use the prefix "trans"?

What is a person with all, and only, the traditional biological markers who doesn't have any such feelings?

Is the first not different from the second? Yes, and it's why the prefix.

Some people say "real men don't eat quiche." Are we going to fire them for it? I'm not, even though I don't agree with them.

Anyway, here's the article that spurred this post: A UK judge ruled that it is legal to fire workers for saying that transgender women are not real women