Do You Sometimes Feel You're Living in an Onion Article?


Two items crossed my inbox today that had me shaking my head in disbelief. Sometimes I think the world is now so nuts that I am not sure I'm not living in an Onion article or The Babylon Bee or something!

First up we have the news that alt-right gay celebrity Milo Yiannoupoulos has come out of the closet as straight. "Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has declared himself 'ex-gay' and 'sodomy free' and said he wants to rehabilitate 'conversion therapy' as he called transsexuals 'demonic' and vowed to 'devote' himself to the Catholic Church. . . 'In this time of gender madness, devoting myself to the male protector of the infant Jesus is an act of faith in God's Holy Patriarch, and a rejection of the Terror of transsexuals,' he [said].'Trannies are demonic: They are the Galli, the castrated priests of Cybele, the Magna mater, whom Augustine saw dancing in the streets of Carthage dressed like women. Don't even get me started on Drag Queen Story Hour. I only have to see those four words to be overwhelmed by the urge to buy rope.'" If you know anything about Milo's history, this is gobsmacking on so many levels. So now the edgy thing to do is come out as straight? And devote your life to Jesus?

Next up someone sent me a TikTok video which had me similary wondering what planet I'd woken up on this morning. I'm not on TikTok or any social media, so I would never have seen this otherwise. The individual speaking here has a Ph.D. in Gender Studies. Apparently they had the temerity to say that the signs of heart attack differed between men and women--which is absolutely true. For uttering that completely innocuous fact, she was harangued for being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist; a term used as an epithet). Take a look:



This has got to be one of the craziest videos I have ever seen--not because this person is not making sense, but because they so obviously are making sense but people were offended as a result. In what universe is a biological fact offensive? On what planet is the good that comes from knowing important differences less important than offending someone's feelings?

I think I'm going to go lie down now . . . my head hurts. I'm hoping I'll wake up on planet earth tomorrow. Oh, wait . . .