An Alaskan metamorphosis
Walking this earth now for almost 70 years as everything from a printing pressman, video editor, and fishing guide I have decided to join the 21st century and declare I am no longer an old Christian conservative white man but a Muslim liberal black woman! I have for some time now been unhappy with the ‘shell’ that I have lived in all these years and am now freeing myself from the shackles of that restrictive mold.
YES….I have seen the light and have been reborn…and why not, if an Olympic champion who has children and a couple wives can become a woman and make the cover of a national magazine. And a white girl can become a black history professor who works for the NAACP, than this old curmudgeon can find a new life as a liberal Muslim black woman.
For sure I will stay out in the 21 hour sunlight of summer we now have here in Alaska to darken my skin, but I think I will put off having any surgery. I also find it hard to pray twice a day so I may find it a bit much to pray seven times a day. The worst thing however will be having to apologize, after all these years, for being proud to be an American. In addition I will need to learn to ignore those that say ‘Liberalism is a mental disorder’ and jump on the band wagon of liberalism where it is now OK to use the woman’s restroom whenever I get the urge.
Just writing this has me flashing to the beautiful insanity of books like ‘Hitchhikers Guide’ by Douglas Adams, ‘Player Piano’ by Kurt Vonnegut and ‘Big Fish’ by Daniel Wallace. The mere thought of being borne a man and deciding that you could not deal with life so you think becoming a woman will answer all your problems is truly the epitome of being absurd. However what is even more absurd is society’s reaction to our youth thinking it is their choice to make.
Instead of making them face the reality that is their life, society is now supporting their misguided decisions. Americas culture today has obviously forgotten the terms ‘man-up’ or ‘grow-a-set’ and instead of accepting and dealing with the tough times we all face when growing up we are allowing them to ‘think’ they can escape into a newer and better life.
Somehow we must open their eyes
and make them understand that
the grass is not greener (or any better)
on the other side of the street.
Thanks to Winlink
the Amateur radio email system
for making this posting possible.