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By Peter Burrows 8/3/20 elburropete@gmail.com silvercityburro.com

"There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." George Orwell

The world is full of intellectuals these days. Who else would think that letting prisoners go free to save them from Covid-19 was a good idea? Only people who bear absolutely no responsibility for the consequences. One of the hallmarks of intellectuals is that they hardly ever pay for the damages their ideas cause.

For example, they hold the absurd idea that the death penalty is no deterrent to murder, even though it is obvious that an executed murderer will never kill again. That obvious fact may become all too relevant as the recent Covid-19 prison release has also freed at least one convicted murderer.

Should that murderer kill again, will the brilliant social engineers who made that murder possibly pay any price? Ha! Our tort system is a mess, with far too many people being sued, but I would be fine with a few more in the docket, namely those idiots who enable criminals.

This reveals another absurdity, the "lives matter" nonsense, whether it's "Black lives matter," or its counterpart, "All lives matter." Before you condemn me to an eternity in Baltimore, let me explain.

In Chicago last Saturday, a 20-month-old baby was killed in a drive by shooting. The week before, a three-year-old was killed in another drive-by shooting. The lives of those two children matter; the lives of the killers matter not at all and, in fact, should be snuffed out ASAP.

The skin color of any of those involved in these tragedies does not matter one whit. Only an intellectual would think otherwise. In fact, to an intellectual, almost all things are "race, race, race," unless they are "gender, gender, gender."

For example, who else but an intellectual would believe that when a little boy puts on a dress, he becomes a little girl? You have to have a college degree to believe that, my friend, or at least have a law degree and work for the ACLU.

Last April 30, the ACLU put on their web site an article by two of their attorneys, "Four Myths About Trans Athletes, Debunked." In that article you will learn that one of the myths—myths—underlying unfair discrimination against transgender girls is that: "Sex is binary, apparent at birth, and identifiable through singular biological characteristics."

If you believe that, the ACLU would like to set you straight (no pun intended): "FACT: Trans girls are girls." They expand on this "fact" with the following: "Girls who are trans are repeatedly told that they are not "real" girls and boys who are trans are told they are not "real" boys. Non-binary people are told that their gender is not real and that they must be either boys or girls. None of these statements is true."

Did you get that? "None of these statements is true." And why is that? Because, "Trans people are exactly who we say we are." Exactly? That's what they wrote: "exactly." Well, that settles that. Pardon me while I barf.

Gender subjectivity is probably the most obvious nonsense ever pushed by the left. Nonsense or not, it promises to do a helluva lot of damage. The ACLU is part of at least two lawsuits supporting the "right" of boys to compete against girls at both the high school and college level.

Furthermore, it appears that the Olympics is going to allow these self-identified women to compete as women, which will destroy the women's Olympics. Who wants to watch such a travesty? Ditto women's soccer.

In the meantime, the real girls who should be winning the trophies and enjoying the fame are left with bitter tears. Where is the justice in that? Where are the outraged fathers?

Yes, I wrote, "real girls." If that offends you, you are probably an intellectual. If I was a better human being, I would feel sorry for you.

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