Transgender insanity: Police now jailing people for laughing at men in women’s clothes

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous–both are detestable to the Lord” (Proverbs 17:15)

Honestly folks, could things get any crazier in the West than they are right now? 

By Jonathon van Maren on  (LifeSiteNews)

There was a story that circulated during the Cold War about a Soviet judge who was seen walking back to his chambers, chuckling heartily. His colleague approached him and asked him what was so funny. Oh, just a hilarious joke I heard, the judge replied. “Well, go ahead and tell me!” his colleague replied. “Oh, I couldn’t do that,” said the Soviet judge. “I just gave someone ten years for it.”

I was reminded of this little anecdote when I spotted a story in the Edinburgh Newslast week, gravely titled “Edinburgh labourer shouted abuse at transgender woman.” It turns out that one Graham Spiers, a father of two and a construction worker employed at the St. James construction site, was walking past a pub in Bonnington, Edinburgh, with a few buddies, when they passed a transgender woman—a biological male. Although the journalist writing the story goes to great lengths to make it sound as if Spiers was “screaming” at the apparent victim, Spiers and his friends were specifically accused of “pointing and laughing” at the person.

The man being laughed at suspected that he was being mocked for his appearance, as fiscal depute Rosie Cook told the Edinburgh Sheriff Court that the “complainer thought [the laughing and pointing] was in reference to her gender transition.” The transgender person then did what anyone would do if someone laughed at them: He promptly called the police, who take such things very seriously these days. The Edinburgh News, straining to make it sound as if the beery chuckles of a few construction workers really were a big deal, referred to the incident as an “unprovoked verbal assault on her.”

The sheriff informed Spiers that his sense of humor had “no place in today’s society,” and that his laughing and pointing were so unacceptable that he was required to pay the man he had laughed at five hundred pounds “in compensation” for inferring by his laughter that the man did not look like a woman. The Edinburgh News referred to the incident as a “confrontation” despite the fact that the groups simply walked past each other, and Spiers was actually arrested five days later [for] his misplaced mirth. The lawyer for the transgender complainant stated solemnly that Spiers now understands that his actions had been “disturbing for the complainer.”

Sheriff Robert Fife also piled on, informing Spiers that, “Your offensive comments were not funny at the time and are not funny now. Your children should grow up understanding gender differences and would be ashamed at your behavior that comes from a different era has no place in today’s society.” Fife then told Spiers that in addition to the cash he had to pay to the biological man for laughing at him, he also had to pay an additional fine of another five hundred pounds.

Consider this situation for a moment. A construction worker laughs at a biological man attempting to become a woman. Sure, we can agree that laughing at someone is a rude way to deal with any situation, but it was laughing. And Spiers was laughing because the man posing as a woman was very obviously not pulling it off, which happens to be true for most of those who are attempting to force the rest of us to play along with their delusions. And for that—for laughing—he was quite literally arrested, told by law enforcement that he had no right to find such a thing funny, ordered to pay the transgender person an exorbitant amount of money for hurting his feelings, and then pay more on top of that.

It is disgusting enough that law enforcement would arrest and charge someone for this triviality. That alone indicates that freedom in Scotland is truly dead. But the fact that law enforcement then lectured Spiers on being a throwback from a different age (that different era being about a decade ago, for the record) and telling him his children should be ashamed of him? And that Spiers was expected to cower and listen to this tongue-lashing from his betters so he could get re-educated and realize that men could now become women and that laughing at their attempts was forbidden by law? That should absolutely repulse any liberty-loving person and terrify everyone who values freedom.

As I wrote last week, the transgender movement has to impose their ideology on the rest of us with the power of the state because it is not a grassroots movement. Most ordinary people still find the entire phenomenon absurd, and there are even a few construction workers out there with the gall to chuckle at a man attempting to be a woman after they’ve had a few beers. But be careful: Your chuckles might end up putting you in handcuffs.

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4 Responses to Transgender insanity: Police now jailing people for laughing at men in women’s clothes

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Reminds me of a New Year’s Eve dinner dance attended by my parents back in about 1964. The show featured Trini Lopez and the Tijuana Brass. One of the intermission acts was a transvestite. Mom told me later that she and everyone thought the tranny was very funny. Of course, back then, people didn’t realize trannies are mentally ill – else mom would never have laughed.

    But later Trini Lopez asked mom for a dance, and the evening ended well.

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  2. Crow says:

    The most revealing moment for me was seeing a drag queen walking across the street when I was in my twenties. I had gay friends and would occasionally go to drag shows and find it all very funny. However on this occasion I was with a very faithful Catholic man who, on seeing the drag queen who looked grotesque (as they nearly all do), said, with real compassion, ‘oh look at that poor person. That is so sad.’
    I looked at the man trying to be a woman and I saw him as a person just as my friend had and I realised, for the first time, that it was truly sad.

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  3. Gertrude says:

    Men trying to be women is exceedingly sad, and I grew up in a time that considered an obviously male dressed in a frock was a figure of fun tottering about in high heels. The stubble on the chin and the muscular frame was a dead giveaway.
    Now … best avert eyes and offer a prayer, but have to say the world has gone mad in relation to this disordered condition.

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  4. kathleen says:

    One of the most frightening things now is the way mere children are being bombarded with this twisted transgender ideology. They are asked to question whether the biological sex they were born with is the “right” one, and to consider whether they should have been born with the opposite one !!! Can you beat it for anything more crazy, degenerate, and I would add, for cruelty? The offshoot is that many children nowadays are suffering from feelings of great anxiety and insecurity.

    ———-

    I was listening to the radio this morning as I went about my housework, and the subject of a debate just happened to be … yes, TRANSGENDERISM! A Conservative politician was explaining in a dignified way why such a concept was a total oxymoron, a non-starter. He said it is not only against Judeo-Christian beliefs (that many no longer share these days) but it is also an idea that goes right against nature and the natural law.
    (Or, IOW, although he naturally didn’t go this far, any sane person would realise that there is no such thing as “transgender”, a hopping over from one sex to the other at whim! It’s all a fantasy… and that’s why it makes people laugh.)

    The politician was duly thrown under a bus by the other lefty, secular participants of the debate of course, but he remained calm and steadfast. Another ‘Jordan Peterson’ in the making.

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