By Jonathon Van Maren
A key sign of a civilization in decline (or in freefall collapse) is that they remain obsessed with pelvic issues even as the foundations of the culture creak dangerously. Consider Germany, for example. The powerhouse of the European Union is currently dealing with an inflation-wracked economy, food shortages, a fuel crisis, and fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. So what do you suppose the government is making time for? You probably guessed it: transgender issues.
Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann for the left-wing FDP along with Family Minister Lisa Paus from the Greens have proposed a draft law for the new coalition government that was presented to the public on June 30. The “self-determination” act would kick in next year and replace a 1980 law dealing with transsexuality. Buschmann and Paus called the old law, which stipulated that those wishing to legally change gender would have to produce psychological assessments to determine, among other things, how long they had wished to change genders, “degrading.” Even asking questions of those claiming the mantle of an LGBT agenda is now offensive — they are our culture’s new sacred cows.
The proposed law sounds almost farcical — but is also sinister, as it would apply the full force of the state to coerce cooperation from the public. The new law would permit people to change their gender on paper once a year, as the whim takes them. They can simply go to the registry office and have their first name and gender amended. Those who “deadname” them — call them by their given names — will be fined under the new law. This elimination of objective reality fused together with financial penalties for those who decline to play along was called “a good day from freedom and diversity” by the family minister. Buschmann emphasized that this law keeps “the promise of equal freedom and equal dignity of all people.”
The law will apply to anyone 14 or older, and any minor wishing to transition against his or her parents’ wishes can take them to family court, which will determine the way forward based on their interpretation of the “well-being of the child.” The results of such court proceedings are virtually a foregone conclusion, as the premises of the transgender movement are quite literally the foundation of the law in question. Parents who have concerns may well find themselves formally designated a danger to their own children, with the state stepping in to make sure that Hans can be come Hilda or vice versa.