I recently was reminded that the federal government requires that truck drivers and pilots be certified medically to assure they are medically safe to work in their chosen fields. It turns out that the federal government does not want these folks to be certified if they are schizophrenic or if they have an active psychosis. The premise is that a person who is not able to discern reality– if they were to drive a truck or pilot an airplane– is a safety risk for the general public.
The federal government therefore acknowledges on some level that an inability to recognize and test reality is problematic.
It is tempting to say that the transgender crowd– and the transgender activists– are somehow divorced from reality. That seems unquestionably true. But the federal government is going out of its way to accommodate them and grant them special privileges.
My understanding is that the following is a training video used by the U.S. Navy. This is yet another reason to be concerned about our military today:
Notwithstanding the absurdity of the above video, these folks don’t appear psychotic or schizophrenic. Instead, you will see that they are asserting their will in a very cogent fashion. They are engaging in a form of intellectual bullying. We are seeing them invoke “righteous” postures dictating how people should behave, and suggesting they are disrespectful if they do not play along.
I don’t think this is psychosis or schizophrenia. Instead, this is a matter of will. It is a form of obstreperous individualism of a type we have seen many times in the past in other contexts. And given the fact it is outside of God’s will, it is profoundly sinful.
These folks are telling us that if we don’t affirm their deviancy, then we are the problem.
Given the fact that these kinds of folks are threatening and/or committing acts of violence against those who don’t agree with them, it escalates the level of concern we need to have.