“The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.”

So wrote George Orwell, and reading his book when I was a kid I never really understood why he pounded away at language so. I was only in it for the story; he was trying to make an important point.

And here it is:

California Proposes Jail Time for Using the Wrong Pronoun for Transgenders

SB 219, titled the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights,” states, “It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to…. willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.” It imposes fines and jail time on any long-term care employee who refuses to use transgender pronouns. Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year.

The bill will also mandate bathrooms and rooming situations be designated by gender identity and not biological sex. There are no exemptions for long term care facilities run by religious institutions who integrate their beliefs about gender into their policies and practices.

Reality is a social construct. Which is to say, it is what our would-be rulers say it is.

California. I almost wish I still lived there, only so I could have the pleasure of leaving again. But I swear it seems to have gotten a lot crazier just in the past few years.

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4 Responses to “The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.”

  1. Heltau says:

    I wonder how much more expensive will the care facilities will get when this bill goes through?
    It is again time to get out of mexafornia if and when you can afford it.
    Only SMOD can clean this state up.

  2. M says:

    If I had cash, investment in the Plumbing Business. There are something like a Gabillion identities (okay slight exaggeration). That’s a lot of P C/Porcelain

  3. MamaLiberty says:

    I left California with great pleasure. Don’t think my system could deal with such overstimulation again, however. I’ll just stay here. But I will say this… I’ve met a few “transgender” people, but in those days they were pretty much just cross dressers and closet homos.

    Anyway, this guy/girl person was one of my AIDS patients, long before anyone thought to waste taxpayer money on sex change bullshit… So, in my usual blunt way I asked if he wanted to be addressed as “he” or “she” and he laughed when he said it just didn’t matter to him. He seemed quite comfortable in himself, despite being in the process of dying as a result of his choices.

    Ah, for the good old days. 🙂

  4. Robert says:

    If I were, dawg forbid, to end up in an SB-219-respecting facility, I would choose the pronoun “cthulhu” just to screw with ’em. And maybe collect grievance money.

To the stake with the heretic!