Anyone with eyes to see is aware of the gay/transgender agenda that’s being pushed on us. According to a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) study, only a little over 3 percent of the American population is homosexual. An even tinier percent is transgender. Yet the entire culture is being turned on its collective head in an effort not just to accept this dysfunction, but to force everyone to celebrate it, whether they agree with it or not. It’s apparent that there is an agenda which is being driven by the Luciferian elite, with the population being indoctrinated and subdued so that there will be no dissent. But why is this occurring? It doesn’t have anything to do with tolerance but indoctrination; it’s because the elite who see androgyny as the ultimate state of being. According to occultists, only gender-neutrals can rise to godhood. The fallen angels they worship are seen as androgynous, and this is driving the modern transgender program. Of course, this is in direct contradiction to God’s word:
Genesis 5:1-2 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them …
In his widely acclaimed new book, “The Snapping of the American Mind,” award-winning journalist David Kupelian stunningly documents – in a chapter titled “Gender Madness” – precisely what the transgender phenomenon is really all about. Prepare to be shocked. With the issue growing exponentially, and personally impacting more and more Americans, WND has decided to publish the entire chapter here, as many reviewers consider it the clearest, most revealing explanation yet of the issue.
“When I looked in the mirror, I just saw disgusting fat.”
Those words, spoken by a dangerously skinny teenager named Emma Stewart, are typical of girls suffering from anorexia nervosa.
“I was convinced I needed to be skinny to look good in a bikini,” Emma told the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. “I started obsessing about my weight and what I’d look like sunbathing. I was convinced I was too heavy, so I started skipping meals and making myself sick …”
Emma, literally wasting away as shocking photos document, resembled an emaciated concentration-camp survivor. And yet, the effect her anorexia had on her mind and emotions was to make her see herself as disgustingly fat.
Emma’s delusion is far from unusual. Between half and 1 percent of all American girls – that’s hundreds of thousands of young women – suffer from anorexia nervosa, a key symptom of which is experiencing strong feelings of being fat, while in reality being skinny. Or, as the National Eating Disorders Association puts it, making “frequent comments about feeling ‘fat’ or overweight despite weight loss.”
Hold that thought. Now let’s look into the mirror of people suffering from another condition, one increasingly fawned over by the news and entertainment media, honored as “the next civil rights movement” and legitimized through passage of special laws all over the country – namely, gender dysphoria. That’s the new name for what used to be called gender identity disorder, referring to the plight of transgender (or transsexual) people who so strongly identify with the opposite sex that they often undergo major surgery in an attempt to change genders.
“When I look in the mirror in the morning, before having shaved, it’s certainly a painful experience. … The immediate reaction I get from my reflection is a feeling of very strong disassociation, accompanied by a kind of shock, confusion, or mental jarring. I have the strong, gut-level sensation that whoever is behind the mirror is not me,” says one “trans” individual.“Whenever I look in the mirror it’s like I’m looking at a stranger or something,” says another.
“Transsexuals,” explains one commentator, “report feeling out of place, feeling awkward, and to get others to understand their inner struggle, transsexuals will ask: ‘If you’re a woman, imagine that every morning when you awaken and look in the mirror, you see a man. And if you’re a man, imagine that when you awaken, you see a woman in the mirror. That’s how a transsexual feels.’”
Increasingly, Americans are being inundated with sympathetic, media-driven stories showcasing this unfortunate and perplexing condition, like ABC’s two-hour primetime interview with reality TV star Bruce Jenner, during which the legendary Olympic champion told a nation and world that have long revered his masculine athleticism: “I am a woman.”
‘Why would your brain lie?’
The human mind is an amazing thing. Just like computers, they’re awesome when they work properly, but vexing when they don’t.
Yet there it is: Whether it’s the anorexic or transgender individual staring intently into the mirror and seeing the exact opposite of reality, or millions of others in similar straits tormented from within with myriad obsessions, compulsions, addictions, and delusions, our minds and emotions are – very simply – capable of lying to us, to the point of seriously disrupting our lives.
Take OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, which currently afflicts one in 100 American adults (between 2 and 3 million), plus one in 200 children and teens (that’s another 500,000), according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Here, courtesy of the International OCD Foundation, is a vivid description of what obsessive-compulsive disorder feels like from the inside:
Imagine that your mind got stuck on a certain thought or image …
Then this thought or image got replayed in your mind, over and over again, no matter what you did …
You don’t want these thoughts – it feels like an avalanche …
Along with the thoughts come intense feelings of anxiety …
Anxiety is your brain’s warning system. When you feel anxious, it feels like you are in danger. Anxiety is an emotion that tells you to respond, react, protect yourself, DO SOMETHING!
On the one hand, you might recognize that the fear doesn’t make sense, doesn’t seem reasonable, yet it still feels very real, intense, and true …
Why would your brain lie?
Why would you have these feelings if they weren’t true? Feelings don’t lie … Do they?
Unfortunately, if you have OCD, they do lie. …
How many Americans have problems like these, where their thinking and feeling (or whatever lurks behind their thinking and feeling) profoundly deceives them? Fasten your seat belt, because in addition to the 2-3 million with OCD, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that almost 14.8 million American adults have a major depressive disorder, 21 million have a mood disorder, 5.7 million suffer from bipolar disorder, 2.4 million have schizophrenia, 40 million have an anxiety disorder, 6 million have a panic disorder, 7.7 million are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, 6.8 million have generalized anxiety disorder, 15 million have a social phobia (fear of any situation where escape may be difficult, like traveling in a car, bus or airplane) and another 19 million have some type of specific phobia (marked, persistent fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation).
There are multitudes of phobias, from ablutophobia (fear of washing or bathing), to acarophobia (fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching), achluophobia (fear of darkness), acrophobia (fear of heights), aerophobia (fear of flying), aeronausiphobia (fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness), agateophobia (fear of insanity), agraphobia (fear of sexual abuse), agrizoophobia (fear of wild animals), algophobia (fear of pain), agoraphobia (fear of open spaces or crowds), agyrophobia (fear of streets or crossing the street), aichmophobia (fear of needles or pointed objects), amathophobia (fear of dust), amaxophobia (fear of riding in a car), androphobia (fear of men), anginophobia (fear of angina or choking), anthrophobia (fear of flowers), anthropophobia (fear of people or society), aphenphosmphobia (fear of being touched), apiphobia (fear of bees), apotemnophobia (fear of persons with amputations), arachnophobia (fear of spiders), arithmophobia (fear of numbers), arsonphobia (fear of fire), asthenophobia (fear of fainting or weakness), astraphobia (fear of thunder and lightning), ataxophobia (fear of disorder or untidiness), atelophobia (fear of imperfection), atychiphobia (fear of failure), automysophobia (fear of being dirty) and autophobia (fear of being alone or of oneself).
And those are just the A’s; B through Z spell out hundreds more! But what most if not all phobias have in common is a root in some traumatic experience that has generated a syndrome of unwanted, irrationally fearful thoughts and feelings.
By the way, the mental health statistics cited above, which appear to account for around half of Americans, don’t even include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, one of the most common diagnoses in children and adolescents, or autism spectrum disorder, which now afflicts as many as one in 50 American kids, according to the CDC.
Makes you wonder: Is there anybody left who is not afflicted?
Amputation of healthy organs ‘the new normal’
Having made this quick survey, something very strange now comes into view.
All of these conditions, whatever their symptoms or level of severity, are named and described in the psychiatrists’ bible – the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” the most recent being the fifth edition (so-called “DSM-5”) – and all are considered “pathological” (that is, “relating to, or caused by, disease”) and classified as “disorders.”
Well, all except one.
Ironically, one the most extreme of all of these conditions – at least in terms of its preferred treatment, which often involves the amputation of healthy body parts, and whose sufferers have one of the highest suicide-attempt rates of any population on earth – is for some reason in the process of being de-pathologized, that is, reclassified as normal.
Indeed, the recent renaming of gender identity disorder as gender dysphoria, thanks to pressure from the powerful LGBT lobby, means the condition itself is no longer considered abnormal or “disordered” at all, but only the anxiety one may feel over it – anxiety LGBT apologists blame largely on public ignorance and intolerance.
Actually, this “dysphoria” business is a strategic half-measure; the unabashed, publicly stated goal of the LGBT world is to get gender identity disorder completely de-pathologized so it is officially and legally declared to be an absolutely normal variant of human sexuality. It is, after all, the “T” in the LGBT coalition, which represents itself as a minority community exactly like Blacks and Jews – so, no room for mental illness in the mix.
Ironically, there is some criticism toward the latest edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” among mental health professionals, who claim the manual makes it too easy to diagnose people as “disordered.” For example, as one clinical psychologist wrote in Slate:
DSM-5 will change … the criteria for “generalized anxiety disorder,” a disorder that involves excessive and persistent worrying. Whereas the criteria in DSM-4 required three out of six symptoms of worrying, only one symptom is needed in DSM-5.
How, then, when today’s mental-health trend is to categorize more and more marginally problematic human behaviors as diagnosable “disorders,” does the mental/emotional state that craves having healthy body parts amputated in a pathetic and utterly impossible quest to change genders become magically transformed into something “normal”?
NBC News, like many in the big media, trumpeted the good news in this headline: “Being transgender no longer a ‘mental disorder’: APA.” As the network reported:
The American Psychiatric Association has revised its “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” and it no longer lists being transgender as a mental disorder, among other changes announced this past weekend.
Transgender people will now be diagnosed with “gender dysphoria,” which means emotional stress related to gender identity. “Gender identity disorder” had been listed as a mental disorder since the third edition of the “DSM” more than 20 years ago.
In an interview with “The Advocate,” APA member Jack Drescher explained the new revision, saying, “All psychiatric diagnoses occur within a cultural context. We know there is a whole community of people out there who are not seeking medical attention and live between the two binary categories. We wanted to send the message that the therapist’s job isn’t to pathologize.”
Drescher’s comment that “all psychiatric diagnoses occur within a cultural context” is just code, of course, for admitting that the American Psychiatric Association cravenly caved in to LGBT demands to remove the “disorder” label.
One organization that successfully lobbied for the change, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, confirms that it …
conducted a consensus process in order to make recommendations for revision of the DSM diagnoses of Gender Identity Disorders. … The [work group] recommended changing the diagnosis to one based on distress rather than on identity, on which the current diagnosis is based.
“There was consensus,” the group reported, “that a transgender identity is not pathology. Gender variant individuals are not inherently disordered; rather, the distress of gender dysphoria is the psychological problem.”
If that line of thinking seems confusing, just wait: A report in the peer-reviewed journal “Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry” uses opaque academic lingo and tortured multicultural logic to rationalize why there’s nothing at all wrong with people who want to cut off healthy breasts or genitalia in pursuit of “gender transition”:
As a diagnostic category, gender identity disorder remains problematic with ongoing debates concerning etiology, definition and ethics of treatment. Inherent in the current DSM definition is a Western model of the relationship between sex and gender which epitomizes the tension existing between essentialist and constructivist accounts of gender development. This model determines that gender-aberrant behavior and gender variation are, by definition, pathological, and reinforces a binary gender model. Studies of non-Western cultures reveal variations in models of gender and in the understanding of gender deviance. Cultures vary in their definition of gender roles and show varying degrees of tolerance for atypical gender behaviors and gender change. An understanding of cultural context is important in the clinical assessment of atypical gender development and challenges current models of sex and gender.
Translation: If you think there’s something wrong with people who want to amputate parts of their body, you’re an ignorant xenophobe, biased in favor of oppressive Western culture and hung up on the outdated notion that there are just two genders. If you were more multiculturally enlightened, you would realize it is just your own prejudice and narrow frame of reference that is the real problem here.
But back in the world of reality, transgenderism (or transsexualism) is not normal. In fact, it’s so abnormal and unnatural that a staggeringly tragic 41 percent of all transgender individuals living in the United States have attempted to commit suicide, according to a 2010 study.
And more recently, “sex change regret” is emerging as a huge reality, as The Federalist documented in its “Trouble in Transtopia” report, concluding: “Biological truth has a way of outing itself. The hard reality of it is written right into our DNA as ‘male’ or ‘female.’ In the end, transgender activists and their media enablers won’t be able to drown that massive iceberg.”
Kirralie Smith, Binary Australia spokeswoman, said the claim that changing genders from hormones or treatments is utter nonsense:
“No-one on earth has ever changed sex. Sex is determined by large or small gametes, chromosomes, the reproductive system and hormone production. Popping pills daily or undergoing the surgical mutilation of perfectly healthy body parts doesn’t magically transform a person’s sex. All it simply does is give the impression that is in the case. It is imitation, impersonation, appropriation and make-believe.”
In fact, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Paul R. McHugh, M.D., confirms that transgenderism is indeed a “mental disorder.”
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, McHugh, who is currently Hopkins’ Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, cites a long-term Swedish study that followed transgendered persons for up to 30 years, revealing that “beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable non-transgender population.”
What about those special transgender camps now springing up in the U.S., where parents of young children who like to play or dress as the opposite sex take their kids, presumably to affirm and celebrate these poor children’s supposed “transgender identity”? McHugh reveals: “When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic, 70 to 80 percent of them spontaneously lost those feelings.”
Meanwhile, the same politically influenced psychiatric elite that see fit to diagnose millions of fidgety schoolboys with the “mental disorder” of ADHD (and then “treat” them with powerful and poorly understood drugs), are re-categorizing the undeniably extreme transgender disorder as normal.
Why has the American Psychiatric Association given in to activist pressure with regard to transsexuals?
For the same reason the same psychiatrist organization, coming under the same pressure, declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, while its sister organization, the American Psychological Association, followed suit two years later.
Stunningly, the former president of the American Psychological Association – indeed, the man who actually introduced the motion to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1975 – is now sounding the alarm. Dr. Nicholas Cummings says the psychologists’ organization has become dominated by “ultraliberals” under the thumb of the “gay rights movement.” Since the mid-1990s, warns Cummings, the group’s positions have become based on “political stances” that “seemed to override any scientific results,” adding, “Cherry-picking results became the mode. The gay rights movement sort of captured the APA.”
Watch interview with Dr. Nicholas Cummings, the pro-gay rights former president of the American Psychological Association, who admits that no genuine, scientific, unbiased research is ever done on homosexuality and that the psychologists’ group has been taken over by the gay rights movement:
How far will the official normalization of pathological sexuality go? So-called Genetic Sexual Attraction (adult incest) is intruding into the mainstream with ever greater frequency, with news stories of fathers marrying their daughters and having children together. No word as to whether the American Psychiatric Association’s stance on incest is “evolving.” However, believe it or not, the APA actually altered the classification of pedophilia in the latest edition of its “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” from a “disorder” to a “sexual orientation.”
But wait! “Sexual orientations” are protected classes of Americans according to the current generation of “anti-discrimination” laws. That would make pedophiles a protected class!
After a deafening public outcry, the APA released a press statement claiming it was all just a big mistake: “‘Sexual orientation’ is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder,” the psychiatrists’ group clarified, “and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read ‘sexual interest.’” The group promised to correct the error in its manual’s next edition.
Reclaiming reality and sanity
Part and parcel of the decision to reclassify conditions once considered mental illnesses – like homosexuality and transsexuality – as normal, benign, healthy sexual or gender “orientations,” is a determination that these proclivities are largely determined by genetics.
But a generation ago, before the search for the elusive and hypothetical “gay gene” ever began, psychologists and psychiatrists believed aberrant sexual attractions and obsessions often were rooted in childhood trauma.
Is it true? Certainly it’s undeniable that little children, being so exquisitely impressionable, are powerfully shaped by the environment in which they grow up. Early sexual abuse, for example, can be devastating, and it’s a sad fact that our prisons house many child molesters who were themselves molested as children.
Objective consideration of true causes is also complicated by the fact that today’s psychiatric priesthood just doesn’t seem that interested. Ever-increasing weight is instead placed on biological factors like genetics, infections, brain defects or injury, prenatal damage, substance abuse and poor nutrition. Moreover, even when factors like childhood abuse (physical, emotional or sexual), divorce, death in the family, etc., are considered, the “therapy” – almost always, drugs – doesn’t deal with the trauma. How, for example, can psychiatric drugs undo a young woman’s hatred and feelings of betrayal toward her father for having abused and/or abandoned her when she was a little girl?
The evolving medical philosophy that says our mental health problems are determined largely by genetics and other mysterious biological factors is increasingly at war with reality.
To dramatize the problem, let’s engage in a sort of thought experiment: Consider how some unfortunate children in the Arab-Muslim Middle East develop a bad case of (let’s give it a clinical name) “jihad martyrdom syndrome.” I think it’s fair to say that the compulsion to kill dozens of innocent people and yourself, while simultaneously believing the creator of the universe will reward you for mass murder with endless sex with six dozen beautiful women in the afterlife, is at least as serious a disorder as some of the newly minted “mental illnesses” in the latest “DSM,” like “mild cognitive impairment” and “binge eating disorder.”
So, how exactly do innocent little kids come to be possessed by such all-consuming emotions and delusional beliefs that lead them to blow themselves up while slaughtering innocent strangers?
If one suggested genetics, biochemical imbalances or environmental toxins were responsible, everyone would laugh. Little jihadists are created when, from an early age, they are continually traumatized – indoctrinated daily to hate infidels and see them as less than human – intimidated, degraded, frightened, rewarded, tempted, brutalized, brainwashed, lied to, punished, threatened, and praised (for reinforcement) – until their little developing minds and emotions no longer belong to them. They internalize and act out a completely new implanted identity, utterly foreign to the one with which they were born.
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