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Is Trans a Fad That Will Fade Away? Our Children’s Lives Need it to Be


Damn, I hope so. If you live long enough, you see many social phases come on strong, only to fade away to make room for the next fad. Fifty years ago, when I was walking the corridors of my high school, transgender was a word decades away from being invented, and even gay was a rarity. Back in the late sixties and early seventies, being a hippie or flower child was on its way out, and grunge had not yet taken hold. Back then, we had the pressures of the war in Vietnam and social unrest at home. One thing we did have going in our favor was we still had face-to-face interaction and the support of friends we could see and touch. Fifty years is a long time, but I am not sure we have progressed in some areas, and interpersonal relationships may be failing us.

We have become a plugged-in society. iPads, iPhones, Androids, and earbuds have replaced conversation. See someone walking their dog and talking to the dog? Nope, they are on their cell. See two people sitting in a restaurant having a quiet moment? Nope, they are both texting. Cards and letters have been replaced by SMS or DMs. We are slaves to our electronics, and our best friend is now a touchscreen. It is sad, but it is also taking a toll, and that is with our children.

I was speaking with a close friend over the weekend. He is a high school teacher, and I drive a high school bus. The conversation got around to the number of trans students, and I was shocked when he replied that it was a number far higher than you could fathom. He felt that though these kids were in various stages in the process, they all had one thing in common. They were “fringe” kids. They were not into sports or extracurricular activities. They were loners who lacked a support group. They doubted themselves and were seeking their true identity. What a mess. These kids need help.

I asked about the motivation of teachers or counselors to get involved to coach these kids but cut the parents out of the loop. He felt their motives were sincere, and they were not doing it out of power but compassion. I listened and wanted to understand because this did not align with my thinking. He was convincing and may have changed my perception.

My concern, however, goes to school boards taking the initiative to shield school personnel from parents. There appears to be a movement to encourage the process, which in many cases, leads kids to seek body-changing surgery without parental consent. These are minors for whom schools cannot administer aspirin without consent but are now aiding in the sexual mutilation of minor children. Who can justify this?

Well, apparently, a group of teachers and counselors in Midcoast Maine can. When Amber Levigne discovered a breast binder in her 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom, her daughter divulged it was given to her by teachers at her school. Amber’s daughter told these educators that she was meant to be a boy. They agreed to help her transition but insisted that the young girl not inform her mother of the efforts to grant her wish to become a boy. The Maine legislature is acting on the matter but not in the way they should.

Maine is prepared to adopt a state law that protects teachers and counselors against legal repercussions and allows them to keep these situations secret from the parents. The State of Maine is complicit in these vile acts against minor children. They are driving a wedge between children and parents. To what end and for what motivation? It does not matter. These people, and now the government, must be stopped.

There will be much more to come regarding the school or state’s role, but logic and moral compass support the parents in this battle. We must force this issue and win battles, and the war, on our children. There can be no more important reason to fight back.

Content syndicated from ConservatriveViewFromNH.com with permission

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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  1. It would be better if this trans fad disappeared for good. People are not born in the wrong body, that is just leftist propaganda against the family and traditional values. It should be banned. Jesus in the Bible never endorsed it, and for good reason. The left is on the path that Marx set in hating the middle class family and its values. That is why they push for this, not because it is a real phenomenon. The people who think they are trans are psychologically deluded with the support and encouragement of leftists in the schools and media.

  2. Unfortunately it’s not fad, but just an outgrowth of radical Marxist ideology that has been infiltrating our educational system for fifty years. It took many years but radical Marxist ideology eventually took over our college campuses, inculcating and indoctrinating our youth and further changing our culture. Now we find that CRT and “sexual grooming” are all the way down to our elementary schools. Anti American sentiment is everywhere; our history is reviled and distorted and historical icons are erased. Few people realize that the founders of BLM are anti-family, anti-Christian and openly Marxist. Their goal is simply to destroy the nuclear family and western civilization and culture. Now, of course, we have radical CRT ideology pushed all throughout our government and even private companies. Though it used to be illegal, “rainbow flags” now fly over our embassies and Federal buildings and in military recruitment ads.

    Every sort of sexual prevision is lionized and supported by the left, and they want us now to call pedophiles “minor attracted persons”. We have a fake transgender “Admiral” as the highest ranking officer in our Health and Human services agency and he/she?, says it’s ok to sexually mutilate or castrate children in the name of “gender affirmation”. Then there’s the “non-binary” high level bureaucrat, in charge of our country’s nuclear waste disposal, who was just arrested for stealing women’s underwear out of other people’s airport luggage. It’s insane.

    Our religious foundations and moral compass has been destroyed in favor of “moral relativism”. Even our churches bow to the “woke” culture and most perform homosexual marriages and even support BLM and illegal “sanctuary” policies. Is it any wonder that our country is irreparably damaged. No, I’m quite sure it’s not a fad and if everyone of these Democrat ideologues is not voted out of office, our once proud Republic is surely doomed.

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