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We Intend To Go The Distance In 2023
With the help of our readers
I’ve got a revolution behind my eyes / we’ve got to get up and organize
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Dear readers, thank you so much for an amazing six-month startup. The Distance began as a newsletter and has become much more. I am very proud of our work and happy to be paired with such terrific writers, Eva Kurilova and Donovan Cleckley.
Instead of a daily doomscroll, what we have tried to do here is create a record of our own dissent against the pseudohistorical, postmodernist pablum and manifold abuses of “gender identity” politics.
We, for various reasons, unite in our objection to an agenda which erases us from our own history. We remember that we are male and female, crave the love and attention of male or female, evolved from eons of time to know and want the difference. We object to its erasure in law and society. This is the record of our dissent.
We reject the underwhelming culture and literature of this totalizing, totalitarian ideology, premised on a myth of literal human sex change.
We reject the poor evidence base that this is somehow the best solution for dysphoria and teen angst.
We demand evidence that it is better for kids than a placebo, and hear only scientific crickets in response.
We demand to have the difference between a man cheating at sports and a man named Susan cheating at sports explained to the public, and accepted by the public, before allowing it to happen on his say-so.
We rail against the insane injustice of men in women’s prisons, against all the established scientific knowledge of male violence, because those men have friends in civil rights organizations and political parties that we once respected.
Many people share these opinions, but fear continues to reign. We submit this is evidence that we are in the majority. If our opinions were truly outside the margins of polite society, whole DEI departments and all those Twitter opinion moderators would be unnecessary, for we would not require systematic silencing.
2023 will be the year that this majority becomes self-aware. We intend to ensure that this new self-awareness has a sense of its own history and literature — the foundations from which to respond to the cultural revolution of “gender identity” gibberish.
For example, the vivisection debate of the 19th Century has fascinating parallels with pediatric “sex change.”
Mob violence against “gender critical” women has parallels in the witch trials of Salem, for they are predicated on a spectral harm committed against “trans people.”
The true story of how Justin Trudeau put rapists in women’s prisons is even worse than you think. No really, that is a thing that he did.
This is a record of the true history, of the true text, of our resistance to the grasping censors, our rejection of their nonexistent “modern audiences,” the absolute death of art and good sense.
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Got a revolution behind your eyes? / We’ve got to get up and organize
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