Another great post from Jane Clare Jones

Identity, Sovereignty and Narcissism

whole thing is worth reading and re-reading

“This is what I’m talking about when I say that the totalitarianism we see from the trans rights movement – the threats, the slurs, the bullying, the demands for validation, the lists of narcissistic diktats, the inveterate Woke Stasi bullshit policing of people’s Twitter likes and retweets – is all, at a basic ontological level, baked in. If you ground a political movement on the idea that people are actually something that they’re not – or, to be a bit more charitable, you decide, for the first time in history, that the identity of someone does not reside is any observable feature of that someone, but only in some imperceptible internal magic essence – then you will inevitably end up trying to turn that imperceptible essence into a reality by rigidly disciplining other people’s recognition procedures, and disciplining them, moreover, away from what they actually do recognise. Even if this didn’t all cash out into an fuck-off huge rights conflict over access to women’s spaces (which it inevitably does, for exactly the reason of the social recognition such access conveys), the claim that trans rights has no effect on anyone else would still, at this base ontological level, be a MASSIVE fucking lie. No purported civil rights movement has ever tried to mandate, with such coercive force, how people speak, what they can and can’t believe, and what they must pretend to perceive, all in contravention of what they actually do perceive.”

Another great post from Jane Clare Jones

One thought on “Another great post from Jane Clare Jones

  1. my comment (that for some reason won’t appear over there):

    This is fantastic, thank you.

    In terms of this: “We think ourselves as self-enclosed self-identities … an idea which would be just fine and dandy were it not for the fact that rights, like identities, are also, in fact, relations”.

    The demands of the transcult to deny the relational aspect, while at the same time trying to enforce a relation to their fantasy on their terms is pathological. Ordinarily healthy adults don’t do this. This is basically narcissism, and narcissism and totalitarian tendencies would exist in people and culture regardless of the the prevailing philosphical zeitgeist, so it is at root a psychological issue I think.

    However, saying that, it is clear, and I really like the way you lay it out, that the “mangling of deconstructionism”, a generation raised on soundbites and wokeness and their own specialness rather than critical thought – and along with deep rooted misogyny, and homophobia that people pretended had gone away but never really did – has created a perfect environment for this to flourish.


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