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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Let's Talk About Caitlyn Jenner And How Stupid People Are

By now you all know. Bruce Jenner has become Caitlyn Jenner. From a man, to a woman. And holy crap do people have opinions on it. But why?

I've been asked my thoughts on this whole thing, and I have given everyone the same answer. I have no thoughts on this situation. I don't care. No one should care. What some guy does to his body shouldn't matter to anyone at all. There are more important things in the world to get upset and throw your flag around about. The only thing I could see as being reasonable to be annoyed about is the constant media coverage of it instead of covering real problems in the world that are happening. But the main problem I have is people on the internet. The internet is stupid. Really stupid.

Since the internet came along, people suddenly feel like their opinion matters. Everyone, even us. However when people share their opinion or thoughts, most of the time they're wrong. And they have no idea what the hell they're talking about. Here is what lead me to this tonight:

The above was posted to Facebook, and now it is everywhere. Some people are calling what Caitlyn Jenner did brave. Some saying it takes courage to do what she did. And some are calling it heroic. Now to me, Brave and courage yes. It takes serious guts to come out as your true self, especially when your true self is something like a different sex. A hero? Maybe to others who want to stand out and do what she did but are too afraid. Jenner has to cover of media so being jumped in an alley for being different isn't much as a concern to her as it is to the average person. However, there is something pretty wrong by using that photo of those two "people". Because yes there are those on Twitter calling the two soldiers in that image "people". The problem? They're not people. They're action figures.

They want to use that image to remind us all of courage, heroism, and bravery. But they are trying to use that image because they think it's two brave soldiers fighting in the mud for our country. However, those are two G.I. Joe action figures. Done as artwork. By a cross dresser.

Mark Hogancamp was a man who also did a bit of cross dressing. He told this secret to someone at a bar, that someone wound up getting together with a group of other guys and beating Mark close to death. Why? Because he was different. Mark was left in a coma, and when he woke up he did not remember his former life at all. He had to relearn everything. How to eat, walk, drink, function as a human being. He wasn't able to afford therapy so he began rebuilding his memories using these action figures in his backyard recreating pieces of his memory. There is a documentary out about the whole thing called Marwencol.

So this is just a heads up to those that want to throw around this image and use terms like "being gay is a choice" and "being a tranny is a mental health problem and they should be medicated" because yes, I have read those same things in the past week about the whole situation.