It's not too soon to plan our exit
As light begins to emerge on the horizon, and the world awakens to question the to-date-undebatable concept of trans, it’s time to start thinking about the off-ramp from the resistance highway.
What is “success” in our endeavor? When can the parent resistance disband and disperse? When is PITT no longer needed?
At first we said, that time is when our children desist or detransition. A number of our children have now done so, we’re thrilled to say. Some of us in this position, having had success within their own families, have moved on from the resistance, back to their normal lives. Others have stayed to help those with children still in the cult. It’s too soon to disband now—society is still captured and too many young people are at risk—but it isn’t too soon to think this through to its logical conclusion—the end of the parents against gender identity movement. The alternative is unacceptable—to institutionalize a movement that has outlasted its utility.
We’ve seen what happens when there’s no exit plan, when an organization formed to reach a certain goal, achieves its aims, outlives its usefulness, and has to find a new raison d'être: We get trans - the cause that latched on to the LGB rights movements when their original goals achieved widespread acceptance.
The last thing we want is for the un-trans movement to turn into a bureaucracy, with paid leadership, real estate and political structure, that needs to continually find ways to maintain relevance. If trans is a trend, or a fad, we don’t want to cement it into our culture through our efforts—or inadvertently spawn something in the future that’s even worse for our kids or grandkids. If we institutionalize, it takes a momentary cause that unites us, and turns it into a permanent fixture. And what we’d rather have is for future generations to only know what “trans” is from their history books, like lobotomies, repressed/false memories, and other medical curiosities and disasters from bygone eras.
But yet, the trans movement, having affixed itself to the infrastructure build by the LGB movement, including AIDs clinics and health services, lobbying structures, and help lines, like the Trevor Project are so powerful and entrenched, that we NEED structure to defend against them. So, how do we create a movement, with enough structure to embed in all areas of our culture and enough strength to push back against a cultural juggernaut, but also with enough self-actualization to take our structure apart before its aims turn from good to evil, as all such things seem to do?
What is clear is that we need to think this through in advance. Just look at the current world situation surrounding the pandemic controls. As the pandemic begins to ebb, countries are at various stages of exiting the tight control protocols that were emplaced, when covid deaths were spiking and vaccinations and effective treatment protocols were just a plan, not a reality. Schools are realizing that we got on the masking highway, without a clear idea of where to get off the road. We didn’t do a great job of setting clear guidelines and an exit path in advance and it’s leading to civil disorder and strife.
We need a plan—or we will be doomed to repeat history.