Respect ALL Pronouns #WontBeErased
The following blog post is dedicated to my fellow transgender people. If you are a trans woman or a trans man or Androgyne , Genderqueer , non-binary , etc .
Look , I know that I’m a satirist , I know that I’m a Heyoka empath , I am fully aware that I perform mostly cisgender men characters in my voice acting , puppetry and cartooning work , and perhaps people are curious of why my stuff is called “ Official Eric Crooks “ instead of “ Official Erica Crooks. Well for the last part , “ The Show “ was called The Eric Crooks Show from 1999 - 2016 and then The Erica Crooks Show then after so for those who remember the old name of the show with the “ A “ being late to the party , for awhile I tried the name “ Eric Crooks “ as this Monty Python kind of fake stage name but then I thought … Well perhaps it’s more haunting as a Transgender woman so I later ditched it by mid-late Season 10 of The Erica Crooks Show and that’s when The Eric Crooks Show became The Erica Crooks Show … ANYWAY ….
YES , I am seriously a Transgender Lesbian Woman named Erica !
And the point of this post is that cisgender people need to respect Trans and non-binary people.
Yes it is true that I go about the pronouns of “ She / Her “ , but I do still feel like I’m non-binary and a gender nonconformist still. I do still wear masculine clothes and have barely to no interest in feminine clothing. I won’t be caught alive wearing a dress for the most part.
But no , I’m not a butch lesbian. That would be my Twin Flame.
I’m an Androgynous Femme. Meaning that I am the Feminine one of the Butch / Femme Twin Flame pair and so yeah I do have a femme side , but I’m for the most part androgynous.
Which explains why I identified as Androgyne ( aka genderqueer / gender fluid ) 10 years ago in 2008 and then coming out as a Trans Woman in 2013 when I realized that I AM A LESBIAN born in the wrong body.
But what I’d like to bring about this very blog post isn’t to talk about my own personal transgender journey so much but just the continuing discrimination against transgender people and even though we are going to be hitting onto 2020 soon enough , we still live in this totally outdated political system of slavery known as “ Hierarchy “ : A Tradition that refuses to die !
I’m always prepared to have some sort of button on my shirt or necklace that represents “ Transgender Equality “ and I would let them know in a language that anyone who’s cisgender can understand in a hierarchical society “ Under my state’s law , I have my legal transgender rights .” That’s for protection of anyone who thinks of “ Transgender “ as nothing more but Namby Pamby liberal feelings of political correctness which it clearly is not. One pattern I often notice is that it’s usually cisgender feminine women ( mostly heterosexual or at least bisexual ) and being “ YOUNG “ in their 20s / 30s that would understand or at least “ TRY TO “ on a social level where middle aged women would most likely screw up the pronouns due to their generation’s lack of transgender awareness. However nice someone can be , there’s the UGLINESS of legal documents.
I was at my bank not long ago and I just wanted to ask a simple question. “ Oh sure , let me ask for you “ , So someone gets on the phone and of course “ TRANSGENDER EQUALITY IS TOTALLY ABSENT ! “
“ [ legal name ] , yes he is hear with me. Would you like to… you don’t need to speak to him ? Sure , I have his information. Ok , his information is …. [ legal name ] … “
And when this is going on , my soul just SINKS slowly into my GUT painfully !
Fellow transgender people know what I’m talking about here.
If I was talking to a conservative cisgender heterosexual man , they would ignore me all together and just be a total Ben Shapiro about it ( if you don’t know who that transphobic , right winged fascist bigot is , I recommend the video from fellow Trans woman intellectual “ Contra Points “ [ trigger warning ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bbINLWtMKI
In fact I tried to get a restraining order against a transphobic bigot in my neighborhood who was getting other transphobic bastards in my neighborhood to successfully push me out of my apartment and guess what ? I GET THIS JUDGE who looks like Lloyd Kaufman from Troma ( But Conservative ) and he only addressed me by whatever legal says about me ! Personally , I’d rather have Lloyd Kaufman of Troma. ( yes the link to my website is on troma.com/links next to Cinemassacre ( aka Angry Video Game Nerd ) . Perhaps my Troma parodies got their attention , still they were not interested in distribution in 2016 / 2017 .
Perhaps this is one of the many reasons why I am an Anarchist. I was reading about Pink Capitalism before going to bed around 7am ( Yes folks , you’ve read it right. ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pink_capitalism and it just totally describes my local pride community perfectly. I did send this very wikipedia article to my Twin Flame but … I don’t know.
As an empath , I do feel the overwhelming pain and suffering which I know that I am not alone on at the same time I use my New Thought / New Age Spiritual practices to clear out the stress and anxiety which develops my migraine headache as well as preventing me from getting a negative manifestation.
Anyway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pink_capitalism Pink Capitalism . The more I read it , the more I recognize this within my 2 years going to my local pride community which leaves me to say that the only good thing about it was finding my Twin Flame. My Twin Flame is hugely involved so again , I don’t know if my Twin Flame’s opinion on this is different at the time I write this article. The more I read about Pink Capitalism , the more and more and more do I wonder why there’s even LGBTQ+ unity in the first place if politics were converted to capitalism ?
I know from experience and listening to people that I have felt time and time again to be perhaps the only one there who was all for political activism where every else only had their individual interest in mind or that voting / donating money to a fundraiser to get the local pride out of about 100 thousand dollars worth of debt. The only time I have ever heard about political activism within my local pride community was what I’ve read in my local pride community’s magazine publishing and even then it’s single issue “ LEGAL “ protests which I don’t know how effective they truly are ( from this anarchist’s prospective ) .
And as an Anarchist , I now know more than ever that not just LGBTQ+ people but everyone should know that “ Working within the system “ is probably not going to work.
Perhaps in one of my recent blog articles , I’ve mentioned this very example reflecting modern American satirists in pop culture. https://www.facebook.com/notes/erica-crooks/uniting-the-american-left-satire-politics-/1762806117153432/
Let’s talk about so called “ LEGAL “ ! Say if I wanted to get a LEGAL name change and LEGAL gender mark change ( and yes I have done my research ) , I need to face a Judge in the Court of Law and have it publicly in a newspaper ? AND PAY A F’in’ FEE ! ? Might as well tax anyone who makes love right ? How inhumane is that ! VERY !
Similar thoughts I now have about marriage ! It’s not marriage that’s romantic , it’s the vows and the ceremony and the honeymoon and just being with the one you love , not being chained together by the government ! You can LEGALLY do all that stuff without being legally married but technically I can wear a golden ring and say that I’m a wife and I am married because it’s freedom of speech and freedom of expression and authoritarian / totalitarian / hierarchical / fascism is stupid so there. ;)
Why should I have The Government decide “ WHAT’S MY REAL NAME AND REAL GENDER “ , they already control our lives in this useful hierarchical system. The thing about anarchists and new agers is this , We can not have a better world alone. Perhaps we can use the cheat sheet of The Law of Attraction to get by the best we can , but politically it is not wise to continue ignoring and denying the evils of hierarchical power over others.
Transgender people should be anarchists , in fact there are some who are. There’s even some who are members of ANTIFA . If you didn’t see this video , perhaps this would change your perception on Antifa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1eRCYS08w . I for one am a pacifist but I do understand with empathy and sympathy their reasons WHY and Antifa and Black Blocs should not get the hate that they get just because someone disagrees with their actions. And if you do your research , they even have reasons why they break windows and smash up police cars and not mind going to prison. Again I’m a coward so I much prefer to use my Freedom of Speech ( Is this working within the system ? lol ) as a cultural / philosophy anarchist as well as satire because to me anarchism is not about “ BREAKING THE LAW “ but the political philosophy of liberation , what is closer to the soul.
I seriously think those who are hierarchical control freaks are perhaps the most scared people in the world , in fact THE WORST and UNFRIENDLY and UNLIKEABLE people in this world no matter how cruel and evil their behavior is , if their abuse is verbal or physical , who who hurt people are probably hurt themselves unconsciously. That’s why life sucks for people , we are ruled by sociopaths , psychopaths , narcissists , dark triad , etc. Remember what I said about a transphobic neighbor and a transphobic judge . An Anarchist society would never allow such prejudice. http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/secI5.html#seci58
So yeah , homophobia , sexism , transphobia , ableism , ageism , racism , etc , are brainwashing technics and it’s not just Trump and republicans.
And yes we have activists who want to look out for our best interests.
And of course , it’s great to have such people on our side.
But here’s the question , is it effective ?
I’ve mentioned that my local pride community was having Transgender Rallies ,
And even though I’m all for saying NO to Transphobia ,
Isn’t my local pride just CASHING IN on Trans politics ? That is if my indication on the subject of Pink Capitalism is correct ?
Still I ask yet again , is it effective ?
Voting and Legal Protests , either way , you are asking permission from the bosses , and when you do that , are you really being liberating ?
If the police says “ Alright you crazy lefties , that’s enough of your permit. “
And seriously , If someone wanted to take away someone’s civil rights or perhaps ALL civil rights and turn the world into a totalitarian one just like George Orwell’s 1984 , aka The New World Order , they can , they aren’t going to listen to people. If capitalism can do it , why not Government , same thing.
HIERARCHY IS A FREAKIN RELIGION !
It makes no logical sense at all and it puts the soul into chains !
Government is nothing more but parents for adults.
Daddy is a right wing conservative and works in all parts of authority and Momma is the democrat and works in all social services including social security .
And the marriage is totally dysfunctional .
It’s kind of like this !
Except the couple symbolize democrats and republicans , or labor and tories , conservatives and liberals , centrist Morans who need to wake up !
The ecosystem is getting screwed up. The big question is just how long are people going to be indifferent about all this ? How long are they gong to tolerate going into debt while paying the electric bill during the summer ? How long are people going to stand saying that the homeless going to jail and dying on the street is justified ?
Perhaps what we are taught about this so called “ REAL WORLD “ IS A LIE !
Perhaps there is this human machine that creates evil people.
And it’s just like a factory machine. You have those who are useful minions and those that get rejected and abandon.
So I ask you , do you still think voting , asking permission from authority , and just basically asking to be listened to is going to work
Or would this work better ?
“ Spit on your own and you can’t do anything , but if we all spit together , we’ll drown the bastards ! “ _ Bob Crow
( quote later adopted by Spitting Image )
Like I said , perhaps we can use Law of Attraction to get by nicely in life. Perhaps we can use Law of Attraction to help bring about a revolution for a better world for everyone.
One can’t do it alone. One may create a happy life for one self and find money on the ground to do whatever they want. But I do see a new world is possible. Where money is exposed for what it really is , freedom tickets. Things don’t cost money , people make things because they love it. If people’s needs were meet , we’d be richer than the rich , everyone would live that way without lifting a finger. That’s how humanity should live , animals , plants , etc.
And for those who say “ But this is the real world “ , don’t give me any of that because “ ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE ! “
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