Collapse of gender partition dissolved patriarchies & opened way to UN-led activism
Our post religious neo-pagan era owes its advent to an academic figure who clinically dismantled biological gender division and in doing so became a one-man latter-day reformation pushing church teachings utterly and conclusively aside in favour of the elemental lore so evident today.
Rarely has any such tidal movement in contemporary culture been quite so traceable to a single individual which in this case is to Dr John Money (pictured) who ushered in the age of gender neutrality.
He effectively in doing so demolished the wall that hitherto had securely partitioned science from the populace at large,
In toppling the concept of patriarchy he eroded the standing of other dominant hierarchies. Dr Money kick-started a new reconstructed and fluid ethical framework.
Dr Money dissolved the gender binary boundary and ignited the new non-patriarchal orthodoxy of social equity subscribed to most notably by United Nations. One in which for example juveniles can challenge on equal footing science professionals of any standing.
Dr Money’s influence extended to introducing terminology that we take for granted today. He took the word gender out of its exclusively grammatical context and applied it to humans as in terms such as gender role and gender identity.
He was the first clinician to describe himself as a sexologist and to be officially described as such. He was the pioneering exponent in child rearing of the "nurture versus nature" concept in gender assignment.
Dr Money contended that if the gender of the young child was nurtured by the parents as that gender, then it could be that its behavioural characteristics and not its physical ones (nature) would decide whether it was male or female.
This is a variant on the livestock breeder axiom of nature versus nurture which Dr Money would have picked up growing up in the New Zealand dairy farming settlement of Morrinsville.
His arrival as the decisive agent of human biology-driven cultural change intersected with the counter culture. Rolling Stone among other avatars popularised his research about what was known at the time as gender bending.
Dr Money studied psychology at Victoria University in Wellington before taking up a junior lectureship at Otago University.
He emigrated to the United States becoming a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University for more than 50 years.
His fame came as director of the Psychohormonal Research Unit at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and he authored some 40 books on sexology.
He established the Johns Hopkins Gender Identity Clinic in 1965 .The hospital began performing sexual reassignment surgery in 1966.
He retired only two years before his death at 85 in 2006.
The weight accorded Dr Money’s work on gender had much to do with his long association with Ivy League universities notably Johns Hopkins the original medical research university in the United States. His Phd was from Harvard
The man who collapsed the watertight door between science and humanities preferred the company of artists to scientists.
Often considered difficult and prickly by his colleagues, Dr Money’s work made him rich and his philanthropy took the form of investment in art, especially primitive art which he gathered during his constant travelling.
Except for his eponymous collection bequeathed to the art gallery in Gore, New Zealand, he remains an uncommemorated figure in the country of his birth, and indeed also in the United States.
A collection of his professional writings is housed at the library of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University.
How was it that someone from a modest background and from a remote part of the world became such a watershed figure in the cultural direction of the west, U-turning it in such a compressed period of time?
His emergence from far beyond the mainstream was coupled with an instinct for the centre and a disdain for criticism. He understood before it entered the mainstream the true outcome of the fusion of the twin cultures into the social sciences and inserted himself into the fulcrum, the point at which he could exert the greatest leverage which was gender identity.
Contribution of methane to world’s total emissions is negligible…
Carbon dioxide is in fact the “gas of life” and doubling of the level of CO2 in the atmosphere would result in about 30% increase in plant growth, “a result which would be a terrific boon towards food production for an increasing world population,” claims a former director of New Zealand agriculture Dr Jock Allison.
The real culprit in causing the greenhouse gas effect was water vapour said Dr Allison.
“Water vapour and clouds are responsible for 80-90% or more of the greenhouse gas effect.”
The “mantra” of “carbon pollution” is illustrative of “a misinformed and alarmist media and a misinformed general public. “
Dr Allison (pictured) a top ranked retired government scientist, says that the climate change emissions alarm is now embedded in government policy and that the government’s servants are obliged to toe the party line as are all entities on the receiving end of government funding.
Television and newspapers self censored themselvelves and thus organisations such as the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition were effectively gagged.
Dr Allison went public at a time when New Zealand is considered to be on the verge of contributing immense sums to the United Nations and its campaign.
Mistakenly, water vapour is not included in any assessments of greenhouse gas effects by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),” a crucial omission,” Dr Allison pointed out.
The IPCC concentrates on anthropogenic (human) emissions, and ignores natural contributions of the green house gases from the planet and the ubiquitous water vapour
Mathematicians and their resultant modelling were behind scares such as those centred on carbon dioxide and methane.
Non scientific myths such as the concept of dry air proliferated as the mathematical modelling had gathered sway.
Dr Allison’s analysis is the first major crack in the official New Zealand line on climate.
Samizdat-style his communiques broke through a solid wall of all-party, all-media resistance to anything that disputed the monolithic orthodoxy on carbon dioxide and methane.
Rogue radio hosts defied their own broadcasting channels to alert their audience to Dr Allison and his views.
All New Zealand’s mainstream media in the run up to the United Nations summit united in a fervent campaign, a chorus centred on man-made climate change, its imminence and its perils.
In an unusual counter flow, the climate symphony from the mainstream was taken up by fringe media which in one example hazarded that Auckland’s suburbs would be inundated by a 10 metre sea level rise.
Politically motivated indoctrination centred on climate change was so pervasive, said Dr Allison, that it eliminated whole areas of science including the sciences dealing in seismology and the earthquakes which had so far been responsible for sea level adjustments
The politico-media frenzy timed to mesh with the summit carries the threat that the mounting “mantra,” as Dr Allison describes the now orchestrated litany, will cause New Zealand’s representatives there to commit to large sums on behalf of taxpayers, notably farmers.
Contrary to the common assertions, emphasised Dr Allison, the contribution of methane and nitrous oxide to world’s total emissions is “negligible.”
The state sponsored mathematicians responsible for the computer generated modelling seemed unaware also that C02 was a short-lived gas, not an indefinite one.
New Zealand Prime minister takes a personal hit on an impossible-to-police moral policy
A high-minded and even higher profile policy against harassment and bullying has turned New Zealand’s Parliament House into a courthouse-cum -district attorney’s office.
It is filled with reviews, investigative panels, and inquiries and with the lawyers required to implement them.
All this can be sheeted home to the Labour-led governing coalition’s determination to settle bullying, harassment, and aggression claims internally as an alternative to referring them to the police.
Complainants, automatically described as “victims” or “survivors” in Labour coalition-speak, are equally wary because of the relationship between the government and the police.
Nobody has yet understood that Roman law as practised in Scotland is designed to cope with this problem
The Scots procurator fiscal has the discretion to pursue alternatives free from political interference.
The procurator fiscal in Scotland is answerable to neither the police nor the government, but to the judiciary.
The fiscal as this office holder is known decides if there is a case to answer.
The role of the fiscal would have sidestepped the current bush-lawyering transitioning into an expanding bush fire.
This has been fed by a series of incidents since the Labour coalition took office.
The extent of the current frenzy can be gauged by the fact that it precipitated the resignation of the president of the Labour Party, an organisational figure critical to the Labour coalition’s victory in 2017 and as such an architect of the party’s successful positioning as the nation’s conscience.
This moral guardianship strategy soared globally as “#WeToo” when it was proclaimed to the United Nations general assembly.
This whole aura of purity of intention now became indissolubly blended with the persona of New Zealand’s prime minister, the youthful Jacinda Ardern (pictured).
She has become the lightning rod for all the accusations of moral slippage, human frailty, and backsliding that are part of the current charge and counter charges of the who-knew-what-and-when variety.
In the past the distaff section of the media especially has treated Ms Ardern and her lofty ideals with the sincerity with which they were uttered. No longer
There is no explanation of how exactly how Miss Ardern can be expected to track the situational ethics of the thousands of people who can claim affiliation with the Labour Party and the parliamentary precinct
This especially applies in the context of the excitable nature of people who tend to be drawn in the first place to politics.
New Zealand, quite a sparsely populated country, has six law schools, and thus lawyers abound.
Lawyers’ first duty is to the law.
In its parliamentary context the law currently is looking silly, if only because so many people who should know better are doing end runs around it.
New Zealand was substantially founded by Scots immigrants.
A moral crusade which is what we are talking about here is necessarily driven by a fervour which in turns becomes hysteria on the stony path toward the grail of perfection.
New Zealand is prone to moral movements which quickly infuse the body politic, especially if there is international applause.
Handled deftly such movements will compensate for failures in other and applied conventional policies.
These movements are often associated with individuals who will assume a correspondingly saintly aura.
This one has been incarnated by the prime minister.
The accounting lesson has been learned from Australia
Don’t tell anyone. But New Zealand’s Labour coalition is tooling up for the world’s first successful climate change election which means winning it.
The lesson has been learned from Australia’s all-party attempts to do the same thing.
The lesson learned is this.
Do not price the components costs of a single-issue climate change election because if you do this then the central policy of climate change will be lost in a welter of arguments mainly about the cost to the taxpayers.
Australia recently emerged from its most recent and fourth climate change general election and the proponent, on this occasion Labour, lost its sure-fire projected win doused and extinguished as it was in a tsunami of costings.
In New Zealand, in contrast, next year’s climate change general election, will steer clear of clogging and distracting accounting minutiae and instead will rely either implicitly or explicitly, it is still too early to tell, on the constellation of other issues attendant upon it.
The oil and gas embargo in New Zealand’s most prosperous province, Taranaki, emboldened the Labour-led coalition.
Ruthlessly and suddenly imposed on the heels of its general election win, the coalition in its bid to lock in its Green Party component, can justifiably hug itself and say to itself “we got away with it!”
Acquiescent and quiescent the newspaper chains have happily published glowing articles from government agencies to the effect that things like craft breweries and pastry shops will fill the vacuum in Taranaki left by the energy industry, oil and gas version.
Climate change in Australia has consistently as an election clincher failed because its proponents with names such as Gillard, Rudd, Turnbull, and Shorten allowed their talisman to dissolve into accounting disarray.
The real-life debits gave the electorate the impression of exceeding the more abstract credits.
Premier Malcolm Turnbull demonstrated that devotion and singularity of purpose are not enough to bring about a successful climate change election.
In various recent times he lost a general election in this belief and also the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party.
If devotion, singularity of purpose and even sincerity cannot swing a successful climate change election then what will?
In Australia cooler heads suggest that the nation use its gigantic reserves of uranium to create nuclear energy.
In New Zealand with its still untapped reserves of hydro power, it is suggested that more dams are constructed.
To the climatists this kind of argument has as much appeal as a cup of baby’s blood.
So the Labour coalition knows that it needs to stick relentlessly to the central policy, the climate change branding, which in being branded needs no explanation and certainly no apologies.
The Labour-led coalition has been allowed to walk away from its operational policies such as the mass house construction scheme and also the capital gains tax plan.
It correctly sees its strength now as a moral one blended with empathy with an overlay of UN-style global conscience, all of which anyway sound rather phony emanating from anyone in the National Party.
A climate change election with all its virtuous subsidiary policies over for example transport, and nutrition will consistently keep the Labour coalition on the moral high ground.
The aim is to keep the National Party on the dark and nasty boggy ground below.
Here, the planning goes, the National opposition, not exactly brimming with charisma in the first place, will tie itself in knots and public disdain over the spoiling what-will-it-all-cost numbers?
And as a concurrent and especially unprofitable diversionary sideline, the decimal points and fractions of the computer-modelled climate change narrative. `
This pending climate change election will tell us that there is no Plan B.
Removing the opposition’s Plan B, the accounting one, features the simplicity so essential to success.