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The White House is doubling down:

"The Biden Administration Wants Taxpayers to Pay for Transgender Child Mutilation"

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/12/05/the-biden-administration-wants-taxpayers-to-pay-for-transgender-child-mutilation-n1650915

The Biden administration is getting ready to argue that taxpayer dollars should be used to pay for children to undergo so-called “gender transitions.”

According to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, the Biden administration believes that “all children and adults should be afforded life-saving, medically necessary care” and “payers, both public and private, should cover treatments which medical experts have determined to be medically necessary.”

Becerra revealed this position in written testimony to Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.), which was obtained by The Daily Caller.

This position signals that the Biden administration is prepared to go after states that are protecting children from chemical castration and surgical mutilation at the same time other countries—like the United Kingdom, Sweden, and France—are no longer embracing the practice due to the permanent negative health effects these so-called treatments cause.

Recent polling suggests that a plurality of Americans oppose transgender treatments for minors.

“Biden’s HHS Secretary has now confirmed that the Biden Administration is using taxpayer dollars to push young children to have sex change operations and take dangerous chemicals that do permanent damage to their bodies. The Biden Administration even supports allowing these procedures to occur without parental consent. American taxpayer dollars should never fund puberty blockers and sex change surgeries on minor children,” Rep. Miller said in a statement to the Daily Caller.

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It's not just about political identity, but status. The kids are coming to "trans" because it has been approved by the elites as a a means to gain status. Teenagers crave status more than anything, because they lack any, so they act impulsively to get it and reject sound guidance to chase it. Blue families are smaller, and the status of having a "special child" appeals to those parents. Dylan Mulvaney goes from unknown mediocrity to White House guest with tampon endorsement deals in 222 days, a massive jump in status. "Blue America" likes "trans" because it is an elite movement. White, middle class people get to reject their "whiteness," take on a new identity, look down on the red staters, and maintain all their First World privileges.

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I think there is something to what you are saying... It sounds like a very short summary of the author's original linked article:

"Why is this happening to my family?

A viral tweet suggests a new theory of race-based social identity threat and identity exit

Aug 9"

https://pitt.substack.com/p/why-is-this-happening-to-my-family?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

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Agree 100%. Who could imagine that the hours my granddaughter spent drawing could have initiated her into this state of mind and entrance into this XXX community? Am I an accomplice for encouraging a hobby and sending art supplies for her to use. And her Japanese language classes in school...is that where this new life was created???? OMG....

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This cult started with widespread acceptance of deviant sexual behavior. Thomas Sowel said their are no solutions, only tradeoffs. You can either have a society where traditional marriage and family is held up as the ideal and homosexuals stay in the closet or a society where anything goes/ do what you want, do it in the road and children are sexual beings. Their is no middle ground, if you think their is you are delusional.

If left unchecked we will continue to culturally disintegrate and eventually be conquered by a nation that doesn't fly rainbow flags over their military bases or embrace critical gender theory in their leadership ranks.

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"Reds can’t sit this out, Reds must fight this cult. Blues must fight this cult. We can squabble later, after our children are safe."

Reds aren't going to help you. We can't. Have a look at the last election. Muslims were outraged when they found out what was in their library, and the Blue Stream media demonized them. The Black working class, mostly conservative are privately and in whispers, asking the Reds for information about home-schooling. The Reds got shellacked in Michigan.

That's why we are leaving. That's why home-schools are coming becoming a popular choice among the Reds. That's why Andrew Torba is discussing the parallel economy on Gab, that supports bible-believing Christians. That's why we are encouraging our children to make alternative work/career choices that don't involve Blue universities. We are exiting whatever the circus is, that was created from the 1990s by Team Blue and Team Red, whose main objective for the last thirty years has been to take the campaign money of Red parents and use it to lose gracefully to team Blue.

Oh and by the way--We don't trust you. The last thing I want to see in my grandchildren's private schools is a child from parents who have a "In this house, we believe..." sign in their yard. Too many Team Blue parents have placed their children in Christian schools and once settled in, sue the chalkboard off of the wall of the Christian school for sex discrimination.

So there is that. You will have to come up with a plan that doesn't involve Team Red. If they haven't checked out yet, they are on their way.

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I hear ya. Sadly though, one cannot completely protect one's children against this stuff as there isn't a way to get off the grid these days. And, even Universities in the Reddist places seem to bow to Radical Gender Theory. The cult must be destroyed. I think the Muslims who push back are an important part of the fight - although, I completely agree that liberal America has to fix it's house - that's bigger.

I read this sad article today "Parents of trans youth: the silence is killing us"

https://mercatornet.com/sex-and-society/transgender/

"When people are going through difficulties, they say they would not wish their trauma on their worst enemies. Forgive me for my terrible thoughts, but in my lowest moments, I wish this upon everyone around me, because only then will people wake up and understand — and only then they will start doing something about it. "

One does wonder whether it will require families of people like the Squad and Pelosi and lame republicans who don't want to "fight culture wars" succumbing to the cult to see real movement.

I am really hoping for a President DeSantis next.

Compliments to Oklahoma as well as Florida:

https://thepostmillennial.com/oklahoma-legislators-propose-bill-to-block-child-sex-changes?utm_campaign=64487

"Oklahoma Republican Rep. Jim Olsen has filed a bill aiming to ban gender-affirming healthcare providers from attempting to perform sex changes on anyone under 21 years of age."

And

"Should the law be enacted, any health care professional who performs or attempts to perform "gender transition procedures" on any individual under 21 years of age would face a felony charge punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison. "

And

"The bill also states that patients have until their 45th birthday to bring criminal and civil charges against the healthcare professionals who inappropriately transitioned them when they were too young to make such a life-changing decision."

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This legislation is already in place here in the great state of Texas. The parents will be arrested for Child Abuse and anyone who knows of parents who are participating in this insanity is culpable for aiding and abetting child abuse. Thank You Governor Abbott

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Feb 11, 2023·edited Feb 11, 2023

What about the schools? Do they "affirm" against parental wishes?

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Yes!!!! 100% “Reds can’t sit this out, Reds must fight this cult. Blues must fight this cult. We can squabble later, after our children are safe.” 👏

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Most people live in the center and are particularly conservative when it comes to their children. Those with some common sense know intuitively that this is crazy. They fear the backlash and the crazed jackals screeching “homophobe, transphobe, blah blah, apparently the perfect path to submission of the masses . “Groomer” is the perfect adjective and is exactly what is occurring. To soften it is to shield the offenders. I saw where a radical politician who supports all things trans was quite offended by this term on Twitter. Hmmm, dost thou protest too much? . People don’t like being called groomer, that’s how you know it’s the right term. Its time to go on the offense. Grooming is exactly what is occurring and men in dresses with intact penises wanting to be lesbians are the creepiest (and loudest). Children aren’t the only ones being groomed, parents are too. It takes a brave few to call it out, but that’s how the tide gets turned back.

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They aren't feminists. Not that you and me are really the ones to judge, having been assigned male at birth ;-)

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You believe in gender ideology yourself. I'm not afraid of what tiredofdeceit calls screaming jackals.

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What are you talking about?

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and its GLOBAL!!

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As a member of Red America, I have half a mind to say: "OK, you're right. Go solve it!" Team Blue (to use your terminology) controls every major institution in America. This is happening on Blue's watch, not Red's. However, maimed children really piss me off, so I can't do that.

There is something liberals can do right now to end this: stop voting for Team Blue! You're right -- Team Blue is in charge. And Team Blue will stop slicing the private parts off teenagers as soon as any significant percentage of its members start withholding their votes. That means becoming a single-issue voter. You may have to hold your nose and vote for someone you disagree with on everything else. (I've done that many times; you can learn.) American elections are within 1-2% points all the time now; blue can't afford to lose even a small fraction of their voters. But until you liberals are willing to show them you will defect -- to pull the lever for a pro-life Christian for Congress because she's the only one willing to use governmental power to stop this cult -- the cult will continue to win. And children will keep being maimed.

Team Red has done everything it can. It's up to you now.

And BTW: Team Red never gave up the language. We still talk about sex and not gender.

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sorry: Team Blue controls every major institution????? Since when?

That's just hokum.

Fact is: USA is controlled by blood sucking capitalists who will do whatever they want -- including destroying our living world, ecocide, and chopping off genitals...

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Have you noticed that the bloodsucking capitalists that run Fortune 500 are all woke advocates and celebrate the trans cult?

When I said "every major institution", I was talking about the major media, the K-12 education system, the universities, corporate boards, NGOs, the NSF and "science" Inc, all major tech companies, the arts infrastructure, the US Congress, and the White House. That covers the vast majority of cultural and political institutions in America.

Conservatives and Christians have absolutely no comparable cultural influence.

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My thoughts on Kanye is he deliberately decided to employ scorched earth tactics, in others words he seems out to ruin those he was associated with in business and in politics. Check out my podcast fot details. https://open.substack.com/pub/justingaffneysamuels/p/kanyes-scorched-earth-tactics-burn?r=6512g&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Did I understand this incorrectly? Are you really saying that only 0.5 to 3% of youth, identify as transgender today? If so, that is a massive relief to me, as I thought the figure was much higher than that. The anecdotal reports of groups of friends in every year of public schools implies, it is a much higher figure.

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Excellent analysis. Your graphics were fascinating and clearly showed the vast red-blue divide. However, as you made clear, no child is safe from this, even those in Wyoming, because all our kids have access to the same online influences and influencers. I agree that pornography is a huge factor for both boys and girls and look forward to your taking that topic on in the future.

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Porno and ANIME. Anime is possibly worse because people don't see it as a threat.

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I'm feeling sorry for my home state of WA, it aspires to much higher numbers but is being held back by the less-populated and rural eastern half of the state. Trans is also an "urban" issue.

Thank you from another data geek.

Off-the-chart numbers in NY are important because, as we know, that's where so much news originates. And DC is were legislation originates. These two places deserve extra vigilance from anyone hoping to turn this hideous tide.

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Yes, and the key variable in those jurisdictions is now the huge number of parents who’ve affirmed their trans-identified children and are ready to go scorched earth before backing down. I get it. I regret not being more critical with my trans-identified students at an earlier date. Now a child of mine has declared a trans ID even tho he knows of my skepticism. I’m feeling so terribly lost.

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I'm so sorry. I wish we could find the easy and successful path to turn this corner. What I do know is that PITT is here for you now, and wasn't 2 yrs ago. Its not a silver bullet, but its a place to be heard by people who do care. Try hard not to give yourself too much of the responsibility for this. You are one of the victims and not one of the perpatrators and you need compassion and consolation too. I know its hard not to second guess yourself. All parents know that temptation--Woulda coulda shoulda. Please try to tell yourself you have done ok.

You are right. NY and DC parents want the best for their kids and they believe its more affirmation, scroched earth, like you say. But there are parents like you in NY and DC too.

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I'd like to propose an alternate tack, though I don't really disagree about sticking to dictionary definitions. The problem with sticking to dictionary definitions is that you end up talking past people. I propose asking questions about practical matters: "I understand why historically people with large gametes were separated from people with small gametes for purposes of enclosed private spaces, like locker rooms and prisons - we want to avoid rape and pregnancy by rape. I understand why sports have been segregated by gamete size as well - because of strength differences. And I would not argue that gender doesn't exist, although I don't personally have an internal sense of gender identity, but I don't understand why an internal sense of anything would be a practical basis for segregation of enclosed spaces or sports. Could you help me understand?" And also "I am not expected to care as to whether or not someone considers themselves to be nice, or honest, and I have an idea of what it means to be nice or honest. When someone I perceive to be a man tells me he is a woman, I know he doesn't mean he has large gametes, he means something else, something undefinable. Since no one can even tell me what it really means to be a man woman or NB, I don't understand why I should I care whether someone identifies as a man, a woman, a they, or any other gender identity. I know what it means to have large or small gametes, and I do make decisions for my personal safety based on my perceptions of sex, as well as other factors. But why should I make decisions based on what someone tells me about himself? Help me understand, please."

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This is excellent, thank you!

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