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NHTW Special #2

Gender ideology appears to be teetering on the brink...

Friday, April 12, 2024
11 mins

A Tipping Point?

by Les Bertrand

Now and then we see a post from Wings that deserves the widest possible audience. So, on the off-chance that there are some folk who don't 'like' Wings, don't do Twitter and would otherwise be unaware of his latest blogpost, we're republishing the text of it below. (Apologies if some of the images are blank - most have survived copying and it's the text that counts anyway.)

Also, we're C&Ping a comment by a commenter who frequently appears in our regular NHTW round-ups - Vivian O'Blivion. (Interesting that V O'B mentions Robin McAlpine, whose latest we re-presented earlier today.)

We're also copying in a link to an ongoing Wings Twitter poll which invites readers and voters to speculate on what's driving the whole gender/Trans phenomenon. The replies are well worth a browse and the poll is open for another day or so.

Trebling down

Posted on April 10, 2024 by Rev. Stuart Campbell

The Cass Review into gender medicine, which has been almost six long years in the making, was finally published this morning, and despite the fears of some – including us – that it was going to be watered down, it’s turned out to be an absolutely explosive document even on a quick skim. (It’s 388 pages long.)

The most damning aspect, though, is almost certainly this one:

Those quotes annihilate any concept of an “innocent good intentions” defence for the gender clinics. Because if you genuinely believe that you’re doing good, you don’t try to bury all the evidence.

Appendix 4 of the review is an absolute smoking gun on the cover-up.

Dr. Cass meticulously destroys the attempted excuses. (Click pics to enlarge.)

But the finer details of the report will be studied in depth over the coming days as we and others fully digest it all. What’s incredibly striking right now, however, are the responses of Scotland’s two main political parties.

Wes Streeting and Yvette Cooper of Labour both pledged to implement the report’s recommendations in England when the party takes power at Westminster. But the party chair, and the shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, Anneliese Dodds, chose today to re-emphasise Labour’s plans to introduce a “full, no-loopholes ban on conversion practices”.

And that’s a problem because under such a ban, Dr. Hilary Cass would be a criminal. Her recommendations – chiefly that the NHS adopt a much more cautious and evidence-based approach to transitioning children – fly directly in the face of the proposed “conversion practices” ban, which treats anything other than unquestioning affirmation of transgender status as transphobic bigotry.

The main recommendations of the Cass Review and the proposed “conversion” ban intrinsically CANNOT be reconciled. They conflict with each other in the most direct way imaginable, because gender transition IS “conversion therapy”, practiced against children who are overwhelmingly likely to grow up to be gay.

And of course the SNP, which is doggedly pursuing its own “conversion practices” bill to appease trans activists after the Gender Recognition Reform Act was vetoed by the UK government, went a step further still.

Apparently worried that its catastrophic Hate Crime Act wasn’t unpopular enough already, the party now wants to enmesh it in the conversion practices bill too.

Even as the gender-ideology bus plummets off a cliff so hard that even the BBC and Guardian are forced to report on the story (having all but totally ignored the shocking WPATH Files revelations just a couple of weeks ago), the SNP is manacling itself to the disaster ever more frantically.

Gender self-ID became so politically toxic that all the mainstream political parties have now ditched it, but readers should not make the mistake of thinking that any of their thinking has changed. The efforts of trans ideologues within the parties have simply shifted to “conversion practice” bans as the new vehicle for achieving the same aims.

And while Wes Streeting and Yvette Cooper’s comments on Cass are to be welcomed in terms of tone if nothing else, they simply cannot be trusted as long as Labour maintains its policy of introducing the conversion ban. The party cannot ride both horses, because those horses are charging in opposite directions.

The SNP, meanwhile, doesn’t even care about pretending to care about Scottish children. The Cass Review only applies to England. The Tavistock clinic in England has been shut down but its Scottish equivalent, the Sandyford, is still operating and still handing out puberty blockers like Smarties to Scottish kids.

And the Scottish Government has persistently rejected any notion of paying any attention to the Cass Review. Even today, its only comment has been to bleat about the “toxic debate” around the issue (caused almost entirely by one side) and complain that it’s making it difficult to get on with sterilising and mutilating confused, autistic and gay kids as fast as they’d like to.

It seems that the SNP and Scottish Greens will allow absolutely nothing – no amount of evidence, no amount of scandal, no amount of reason or public opinion – to stand in the way of forcibly transing as many Scottish children as possible. They’re in this until the bitter end, and it can only be hoped that their end is as bitter as possible.

From comments reacting to the above:

Vivian O’Blivion

10 April, 2024 at 12:36 pm

The question posed by Rev Stu on X: Which do you think is the MAIN motivation behind gender ideology?

My précis response: In Scotland, Gender Ideology was embraced as means to exercise Cult control over a political Party. Sturgeon held no principles beyond self aggrandisement.

My full thesis:

The utility of Poststructuralism to the SNP.

Are we to believe that Nicola Sturgeon and her Gauleiters spontaneously alighted on Gender Recognition Reform (GRR) as the pressing imperative on their time and energy?
Aside from her technical incompetence and personality flaws, Sturgeon was otherwise a calculating and sure-footed, machine politician. The extreme measures built into the Scottish Government’s GRR Bill were tested time and time again in polling and were found to be deeply unpopular with the electorate. So why doggedly pursue an unpopular policy?

Every cult must have a specific, outlandish, core tenet. Something that sets it aside from the general populace. Something to differentiate them from the “unbelievers”.
A spacecraft hiding in the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet (Heaven’s Gate). A subterranean land of milk and honey under the Mojave Desert (The Manson family). Control over a Chinese satellite death-ray (Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought). Other reality defying examples are available.

The tenet is multi-functional within the group. To gain access to the cult a disciple must repeat the tenet. The tenet is deployed as a mantra to increase cohesion of the group. Those who repeat the tenet most loudly and most often are promoted within the group. The competence and abilities of those selected for promotion are an irrelevance. Devotion to the tenet is all. Subservience to the cult leader as expressed through evangelising the tenet is paramount. The tenet defines the group. The tenet binds the group. The tenet is used by the cult leader to control the group.
Sound familiar?

Curiously, actually “believing” the tenet as a factual truth is not required by the upper echelons of the cult. Vincent Bugliosi (prosecuting District Attorney) was of the opinion that Charles Manson didn’t believe a word of Helter Skelter. This cynicism towards the core tenet the nearer the top of the managerial pyramid is inherent in all cults / religions.

?Outwith its role in helping cult formation and control, GRR performed (past tense) a useful function in the wider society for the SNP.

Identity politics ™? is the brand name for Poststructuralism. The birth and development of Poststructuralism is lost in the mists of time. Exact dates are unknowable. Poststructuralism has been described as “a new mutating anti-Enlightenment liberalism” (Michael Wayne; co-Director, Adult Human Female).

In the late 60’s, we know that oor very ain R. D. Laing was developing theories that questioned the nature of reality in a Western context. Laing’s thought experiments were sadly not destined to remain forever trapped in an esoteric bubble. Through the 70’s, the ideas that would eventually form Poststructuralism were bandied around academia. By the 80’s or early 90’s the concept of Poststructuralism had sufficiently crystallised that university syllabuses were produced. In the early 90’s Robin McAlpine graduated with an Honours Degree in Poststructuralism. Tellingly, Robin now repudiates the entire doctrine.

The role of the Anglo-American, Permanent state in the evolution and propagation of Poststructuralism is uncertain. What is clear is that they quickly understood the function it could play in furthering their agenda.

In 2010, Wikileaks disclosed that long time, prominent, American feminist Gloria Steinem was registered by the CIA as a “Change agent”.
Steinem was recruited in the early 50’s to run the Independent Research Service, which was associated with the US organisation, the National Student Association (NSA). The NSA (international office) was in turn, a vehicle for maintaining influence in the Soviet initiated International Union of Students. Steinem was fully aware that the CIA was “paying the bills” and seems content that this Faustian pact was a price worth paying to further her individual agenda. In the context of the time, feminism could be considered “identity politics”.
It is to be presumed that had Steinem started to draw links between sexual inequality and systemic, class income inequality or the dramatic wealth inequality between the Northern and Southern hemispheres, her funding would have been withdrawn.

For the Permanent state, Identity politics functions to Distract, Divert and Divide. Traditional, Structuralist analysis of society, grounded in Enlightenment rationality raises troubling issues for the Permanent state such as wealth inequality and distribution of political power. The Permanent state required a means to control the populace and divert our attention from interfering in “their” purview. The end goal of the Permanent state is a never ending, binary, culture war which prevents us from rebelling against our minimum wage, zero hours contract, existential cage.

Poststructuralism deifies individuality and disparages the collective. Any casual observer of history knows that any concession wrestled from the establishment by the workers was obtained through the organisation of collective agency. This is the crux to understanding the utility of Poststructuralism to the Permanent state.

There is some degree of consensus that puts the point at which the Poststructuralist virus escaped the academic laboratory and entered the real world at roughly 2013. By this point, legions of humanities graduates indoctrinated in Poststructuralist dogma had spread into the political ecosphere. These young, middle-class graduates (something with Politics in the title) found a welcome berth in what became NuSNP. Constituency staff, researchers, head office staff and SPADS, were inculcated in the utility of Poststructuralist credo.
A breed apart, they formed a Mafia of the mediocre, a self-supporting group to reach otherwise unattainable heights like a Catalan castell.

STEMs graduates are conspicuous by their absence in NuSNP (or any other mainstream political party for that matter).

Whatever their shortcomings, the middle-class humanities graduates that make up the ranks of the Trans activists are not short of vigour fuelled by fanaticism. They also have that precious commodity; time. A combination of the “Bank of mum and dad” and the fact that the androgynous wee freaks have never seen the inside of a gym.

Mao harnessed the energy of the Red Guard to further the Cultural Revolution. Youth, ideological militancy and a disdainful rejection of moderation make useful traits in the short term.

The would-be Commissars of the New Cultural Revolution have their own uniform; pastel dungarees for the foot soldiers and standard issue, respectable, middle-class attire for the Officer class (see John Smith Centre).

As the Gang of Four and now the SNP have found out, the tolerance of the masses to this rejection of established societal norms and reality itself has limits. Once the extreme consequences of Identity politics started to impinge on the daily existence of the masses as the mainstream media eventually picked up on the case of Adam Graham aka Isla Bryson, a forceful counter momentum naturally coalesced.

The Identity politics activists and the those on the State funded payroll are often indistinguishable. The activists comprise constituency workers, researchers, SPADS and the remunerated staff of an ever-expanding nebula of Identity pressure groups given astonishing amounts of public money despite the vanishingly tiny numbers they purport to represent.

Under examination, superficially “grassroots”, mid-week, working day demonstrations outside Holyrood are revealed to be peopled by activists leaching of the taxpayers. In some cases, entirely AstroTurf operations are setup by the Executive to give a veneer of public demand where none exists.

In a neat exercise in feedback amplification, these “minority interest groups” are granted seats on the SNP NEC to outvote the elected members.

While the hierarchy of the SNP may tell themselves they are in a symbiotic relationship with the youth of the Identity politics network, this is not the case. The Trans Rights Activists are essentially parasitical, they have nothing to offer save bully tactics which have in recent months been exposed as hollow bluster.

Twitter poll (still open):

Wings Over Scotland


Which do you think is the MAIN motivation behind gender ideology? Actually-evil paedos and groomers? Misguided/stupid politicians and others trying to look "progressive? Gay charities and quangos trying to stay in their jobs? Big pharma seeking profits? Something else?

  • Paedos 29.6%
  • "Progressive" politics 38.7%
  • Quango job security 10.6%
  • Medical industry 21.1%

2,656 votes·18 hours left

9:43 AM · Apr 10, 2024


(4) Wings Over Scotland on X: "Which do you think is the MAIN motivation behind gender ideology? Actually-evil paedos and groomers? Misguided/stupid politicians and others trying to look "progressive? Gay charities and quangos trying to stay in their jobs? Big pharma seeking profits? Something else?" / X (twitter.com)

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