LGBTTTQQIA Plus Another A People.

Joe Mavretic (N.C. Spin/screen grab)

Joe Mavretic (N.C. Spin/screen grab)

…“I’m a little unhappy with the four of you,” the former Speaker sarcastically told his fellow panel members. “Because clearly you’re not with it.”

“What we’re talking about here is not four letters of the alphabet. We’re talking about L-G-B-T-T-T-Q-Q-I-A plus another A if you want to be an ally!”

“Are you going to explain that?” host Tom Campbell asked.

Mavretic revealed that the letters stood for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual.”

“Now, here’s the issue,” he continued. “What we’re really talking about is the body vs. the brain. We’re talking about that issue — we’re talking about biology against psychology. And we’re also entering the me su arena of politics where narcissism is prevalent. People want to be me. ‘I want this for me.’ I’ve not heard anybody talk about the common good since this first hit the headlines.”

Biology against psychology? So the brain isn’t biological in nature now? “Common good”. I’m getting this full body slump weariness whenever I see or hear the word common. Rapidly becoming one of my least favourite words.

“It’s all about me!” Mavretic opined. “Well, can a white person want to be a black person and then get minority contracts? Can a female want to be a male and go to the beach and and not have to wear a top like males do?”

According to Mavretic, the United States was “bordering on being the most narcissistic-me-individually-oriented culture on the planet.”

Mmmhmmm, and you certainly are trying to get attention for your particular views, right, Joe? That might be considered an all about me! thing. I’m pretty sure that transgender people existing turning into some sort of ohmygods topless on the beach is strictly a Joe thing. I don’t know of anyone else, anywhere, who is concerned about that. Or even thought that. Right. Let’s see if we can get back to something like transgender people are like everyone else, and deserve the same rights. . .

“I think it’s offensive to call them narcissists when they’re just trying to live their life,” Fitzsimon said.

“Well, I’ll tell you what,” Mavretic shot back angrily. “We are not politically correct anymore and I can call it what I want to call it. And that’s what free speech is all about.”

I guess we can’t. I think we can safely say that Joe “I can call it what I want to call it” Mavretic is on the self-centered side. Full story here.


  1. Siobhan says

    “Well, I’ll tell you what,” Mavretic shot back angrily. “We are not treating people with respect anymore and I can call it what I want to call it. And that’s what free speech is all about.”

    Fixed it for you. ^_^

  2. johnson catman says


    We are not politically correct anymore and I can call it what I want to call it. And that’s what free speech is all about.

    And I can point out that your rhetoric is bigoted and you appear to be an asshole. That is what my free speech is all about.

    Hate is their fuel, and they burn it vehemently.

  3. AlexanderZ says

    So… he wants free speech and yet is against people saying what their true gender and/or orientation and/or gender expression? Or does he thinks that their true nature isn’t really a true-true nature? But by free speech alone there is nothing to stop anyone from saying that his idea of a true-true nature isn’t a true-true-true nature and…
    Oh god, my brain hurts! Thankfully, it’s not part of my body.

    Jokes aside, as stupid as his line of argument is, it’s a very strong one because to argue against it effectively requires knowledge and education. As much as it hurts to say, most people mistrust and dislike anyone who looks different from them. Any attack on conservative genders and gendered appearance would require an acceptance or tolerance towards non-conservative beauty standards and bodies, and that’s a very tall order. Furthermore, trans* people simply don’t have the numbers to be personally known by most of the population. Regardless what statistic you look at they remain a very small percentage of the population.
    The only silver lining here is that:
    a. Science is not on the bigot’s sides and science tends to win in the long round.
    b. Mavretic and his ilk are their own worst any enemy because they taint any cause they support with their backwards and moronic ideas on every other topic, i.e. a liberal alliance doesn’t have to be very progressive on trans* issues to know that every position the conservatives support is wrong.

  4. schini says

    Well, it’s kind of unfair, that he and his opinions are held to the same standards as from those other people. You have to give him that.

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