But what if that’s the future we want?


Laura Ingraham had this fellow, Paul Nathanson, on her show, and they had to discuss the onrushing crisis barreling in on humanity…which is, of course, trans people. Nathanson has some interesting ideas about how that will work out.

Nathanson agreed with Ingraham, adding: “I think that the trans people have taken it one step further because by abandoning gender altogether, not simply re-writing it, they’re basically trying to use social engineering to create a new species. Which is what, in fact, the transhumanists have been doing for the past half century. Using medical and other technologies to develop a new species.

“So the goal is really quite radical,” he added. “We’re not talking about people who want to simply do a bit of reform here and there, add a new category. They want, they must, in fact, destroy whatever is in order to replace it with what they think should be. We’re talking about revolution, not reform.”

Ingraham asks: “And the new species will be looking like what? Will be part human part animal? I mean, will be human mostly…”

Nathanson said, “I think human and part machine,” to which Ingraham replies “part machine, hmm.”

Well, cool. That sounds wonderful. Sign me up! I would like to be part human, part squid, part spider, and part iPhone. I had no idea the transgender agenda was so diverse!

I’m sure this Nathanson guy must be some kind of expert on biology and computer science, right? Not as if he’s just some random religious wacko…

Paul Nathanson is a Canadian religious studies academic and professional expert witness. He has a BA in art history (1968); an MLS (library service, 1971); a BTh (Christianity, 1978); an MA in religious studies (Judaism and Islam); and a PhD (1989). He began his academic career by writing Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America, “about the convergence of sacred and profane patterns in popular culture.” Nathanson is currently working as a senior researcher in the McGill University department of Religious Studies, while testifying as a paid expert on behalf of social conservatives opposing legal recognition of same-sex marriages. In Varnum v. Brien Nathanson’s testimony concerning purported social effects of recognizing same-sex marriages was stricken by the trial court, which explained that the opinions Nathanson expressed were “not based on observation supported by scientific methodology or . . . on empirical research in any sense.” Since then, Nathanson has been proferred as an expert in Perry v. Schwarzenegger by litigants who intervened in the case to defend a California constitutional amendment stripping same-sex couples of the right to marry.

Oh. Well then.

Never mind.

The right-wingers are really desperate for authorities to back up their delusions if they’re picking up cranks like that.

Comments

  1. HappyHead says

    Paul Nathanson is a Canadian

    Oh for… First Cruz, then Peterson, now this guy? How do all of our cranks keep escaping? Did someone turn off the laser pointer that’s supposed to be distracting them again?

  2. pipefighter says

    I was thinking the exact same thing. We’ve been churning them out in full force lately.

  3. literorrery says

    So, what you’re saying is that in the future, we’ll all become our fursonas and they’re upset that they all picked really boring ones.

  4. says

    It is alarming that one can be a ‘professional expert witness’ after getting an entire testimony thrown out for its explicit non-expertness.

  5. willj says

    Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America, “about the convergence of sacred and profane patterns in popular culture.”

    Yeah I dunno, that might be reading a bit too much into it. My favorite interpretation (from a TV listing):

    “Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.”

  6. jrkrideau says

    @ 1 HappyHead & 2 pipefighter

    If we can get Peterson to move to McGill, at least we’d have them quarantined. Pity to do that to McGill, I’d prefer UofT but oh well. Even better we might able to get them full professorships at Liberty University and continue our long tradition of shipping the loonies (people that is) south.

    I feel confident that both McGill and UofT would be happy to chip in a few million to set up some endowed chairs at Liberty.

  7. jrkrideau says

    @ 4 Strewth
    There are some very dodgy expert witnesses out there.

    If one can bambozze the judge it often seems that one does not need any expertise. I suppose if opposing legal team misses this in their research there is nothing to be done.

    I have read of one “expert” psychiatic/psychological witness whose main qualification is that he stays bought. This is a bit of a sore point with me as that he was the prosecution’s expert witness in the Omar Khadr Guantanamo “trial”. He may not have expected the transcript to be released.

    He had essentially zero expertise and got away with total codswallop. Nathanson likely had more expertise.

  8. ck, the Irate Lump says

    HappyHead wrote:

    First Cruz, then Peterson, now this guy? How do all of our cranks keep escaping?

    And why does America keep buying them? They were obscure figures in Canadian public life before escaping and being snatched up into the American right.

  9. zenlike says

    I think that the trans people have taken it one step further because by abandoning gender altogether

    Weirdly enough, I understand that some of the criticism of (TE) Radical Feminists raised against trans people is that trans people “enforce” existing genders and gender roles.

    they’re basically trying to use social engineering to create a new species.

    At the risk of speaking as a cis person of what trans people really want, my understanding is that the opposite is true: trans people want to be considered full human beings. It is bigots like the “expert” here who regularly deny them their full humanity.

  10. gijoel says

    They want, they must, in fact, destroy whatever is in order to replace it with what they think should be.

    Time to dust off the “I for one welcome…” meme.

  11. says

    @zenlike:

    I particularly appreciated this:

    At the risk of speaking as a cis person of what trans people really want, my understanding is that the opposite is true: trans people want to be considered full human beings. It is bigots like the “expert” here who regularly deny them their full humanity.

    I’m pretty good at this stuff and I hadn’t noticed that about the logical progression.

    Trans people are trying to bring cis people to where trans people are => that end point is a different species

    Requires that you start out with the assumption that trans people are a different species, else bringing the rest of humanity along couldn’t arrive at the end of the journey and find themselves a different species.

    Different species == Not human.

    So, yeah. What a great insight. Thank you very much. Would you mind if I highlighted this comment on Pervert Justice?

  12. zenlike says

    @Crip Dyke

    Of course you can! I always enjoy your comments and insights, so I’m glad you now enjoy one of mine.

  13. vucodlak says

    This guy sounds an awful lot like those MGTOW/incel/MRA types who purport to believe that men and women are separate species. I say “purport to believe” because I refuse to accept that anyone is that willfully ignorant, even if they really are.

  14. hemidactylus says

    They share a prefix and I know of one prominent and very influential transhumanist who is incidentally also a transwoman (I have her book but not her sat radio service). I fail to see a connection.

    As for Canadians, they gave us the greatest power trio in rock history so maybe Peterson and this other person on Ingraham (my brain just shutdown typing her name) are flukes, in the sense of things that invade your liver after eating uncooked food.

    Just rediscovered Jacob’s Ladder live. If the trans people wanna upload my consciousness into that song I would be forever grateful. Not sure if that’s a high priority item on “the agenda”.

  15. Rich Woods says

    @hemidactylus #16:

    As for Canadians, they gave us the greatest power trio in rock history

    No, I’m pretty sure Motorhead were British.

  16. raven says

    First Cruz, then Peterson, now this guy? How do all of our cranks keep escaping?

    Don’t forget Gavin McInnes, the Canadian founder of a violent white supremacist group called the Proud Boys.

    Wikipedia: Gavin McInnes founded the group and served as its leader. … Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalists…

    I have no idea why we keep letting Canadian extremist hate merchants like Peterson and McInnes into our country.

  17. hemidactylus says

    Sorry Rush had better musicality than Motorhead. But Merle Dixon chose the latter to lure walkers toward the Governor in his blaze of glory scene.

    https://youtu.be/OjPdAv2JKmQ

    The zombies would have followed a Neil Peart drum solo or Geddy’s squealing voice too. Whatever gets the job done.

  18. archangelospumoni says

    I was going to dump on Paul Nathanson for his c.v., but had to reconsider. After all, Art History has some value and let’s not forget that one, please. HAR HAR HAR HAR.

  19. whywhywhy says

    The right-wingers are really desperate for authorities to back up their delusions if they’re picking up cranks like that.

    Is there a selection of better quality fear-mongering cranks available?

  20. kenbakermn says

    I want to be part human, part espresso machine – a true closed-loop system.

  21. Ragutis says

    Look, Rush is my favorite band of all-time, and I’m actually wearing a Motorhead shirt as I type, but honestly, I’d say the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream probably take the top spots. Honorable mentions go to King’s X and The Police. And there’s Triumph, Agent Orange, Primus, ELP…

    I’d better stop. I’m afraid It’s Not Funny Anymore

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