Monday, June 22, 2015

Just a confused middle-aged man

Almost every middle-aged man in the world had this recent Bruce Jenner story shoved down their throats.  

Whether we wanted it or not, the mainstream media was determined to give us a large, made-for-prime-time, serving of The Bruce Jenner Show, and they ferociously attempted to reprogram our thinking about who is a man and who is a woman. 

When to “correctly” call someone a “he” or “she” became the cyberspace political correctness meal they tried to force feed us.  However, not everyone was hungry or had an appetite for this meal and this middle-aged man was one of them.

Bruce Jenner’s manly journey until recently has been an admirable one as an accomplished athlete, 1976 Olympic gold medalist, husband, father, successful businessman and eventually as a lost soul television personality member of the Karshashian Clan.  Somewhere along the way, or perhaps all along, he developed a serious case of doubt about the man he was and the man he is.

He isn’t alone apparently, in suffering from gender dysphoria which the internet website WebMD explains is something a person has when feeling strongly they are not the gender they physically appear to be.

Wouldn’t a better description be that it’s something a person has when feeling strongly they are not the gender they actually are?

Despite known weaknesses of lacking compassion and empathy, I recently found myself having plenty of both for Bruce Jenner.  I can only intellectually imagine the actual suffering he has endured and will continue to endure for the rest of his life. 

But let there be no doubt about it as he lives the rest of his life masquerading as a person he has named “Caitlin”, Bruce Jenner was born a man and will always be a man; he’s now just a confused middle-aged man. 

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

2 comments:

tommy helms said...

He's mentally ill, and I pity him

Ken Bedroske said...

I agree with Mr Pierini and Mr Helms. We dont treat mental illness,we either ignore it or celebrate it. Gender is determined by genetics.