Bridging the Gap between Transgenderism and Transhumanism

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We are being conditioned by force and by media propaganda to accept the idea that transgenderism is here to stay.  One of the ways the “trans” rights movement does this is to attempt to show us that we are helpless to stop it by intruding into every facet of our lives and threatening to punish us severely if we do not submit.

But transgenderism is not the end of the endless progression of new victim groups demanding special rights; it is only the beginning.  And transgenderism, with its copycat movements, leads inevitably to transhumanism.


#1. Transableism

Even other “trans” people consider the “transabled” movement to be the strangest of all — and some of the other “trans” rights movements oppose it.  Transableism is, in fact, the precise opposite of transhumanism and might be seen as a form of negative eugenics.  Transableism seems opposed to transhumanism in principle because the goals of the two movements seem diametrically opposed.  However, in reality, transableism is just another movement that insists that people may do whatever they want with their own bodies, and so it is helping to set the stage for transhumanism.

Transabled people are otherwise healthy, but they desire to be mutilated or crippled in some way in order to eliminate what they feel is a foreign limb or ability.  Usually this means the person wants to be blinded, paralyzed or have one or more limbs amputated.

Motivations for such drastic mutilations stem from the actual feeling that one is not at home in one’s own healthy body, or from an unhealthy desire for the sympathy and help that crippled people receive from others.

Alexandre Baril of Quebec says, “We define transability as the desire or the need for a person identified as able-bodied by other people to transform his or her body to obtain a physical impairment.  The person could want to become deaf, blind, amputee, paraplegic.  It’s a really, really strong desire.”1

“Transablism” appears to be more frequent in societies such as Germany, Switzerland and Canada, which have “pharmaceutical cultures” where more and more mental problems are being treated more as physical needs.  A strange reflection of this movement has also appeared: the “Mad Pride” movement, where those with serious diagnosed mental illnesses forego treatment and insist that their “madness” is a kind of gift.2

mad pride sign

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Canadian Professor of Social Work Clive Baldwin says that transablism is a problem with the body’s “mapping” and not a mental illness — a kind of disconnect between the brain and the rest of the body, and so uses the scientific-sounding name “Body Integrity Identity Disorder” (BIID).  He and many others strongly believe that health care dollars should be used to inflict whatever disability people want, and then support them for the rest of their lives — all at taxpayer expense, because transablism is yet another “basic human right.”  And, of course, transablists are using a page out of the pro-abortion playbook to allege that people are self-amputating and blinding themselves in “back-alley” procedures, so the practice should be legalized and fully funded by the taxpayer.


#2. Transethnicity

It is an oddity that transgenderism is accepted by a large portion of the population, but that “transethnicity” or “transracialism” is not.  This is probably due to the appearance of a brand-new crime in the massive liberal Book of Bad Things called “misappropriation” of other cultures.  It might also be that prominent “transethnicists” have pretended to be other races purely for personal gain.

Rachel Dolezal is white woman who was born of white parents.  But she calls herself “unapologetically black.” Her thesis is comically out of touch with reality: “What I believe about race is that race is not real.  It’s not a biological reality.  It’s a hierarchical system that was created to leverage power and privilege between different groups of people.”
She began masquerading as black in 2004 and eventually became the head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.  But her parents, growing tired of her public attacks on them, “outed” her as White in 2015.  She subsequently lost her NAACP leadership position and her position teaching African Studies at a local college and eventually became an object of derision across the political spectrum.  Despite nearly universal condemnation, she still insists that race is a social construct, comparing herself to Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner.3

As new branches of the “trans” movement appear on what seems to be a monthly basis, conflicts within the crazily inconsistent Culture of Death become more and more apparent.  Certainly this is the case with Rachel Dolezal, who has been deluged with criticism by other liberals for taking advantage of her “white privilege” and engaging in perhaps the ultimate expression of “cultural misappropriation.”

In 2017, she published a book entitled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.  After half a lifetime of drama, she apparently still hasn’t found her place — or peace.

Rachel Dolezal’s small-scale deception seems to originate from her genuinely held beliefs and delusions, particularly considering the abuse she is enduring now.  Perhaps she can be partially excused because she is simply confused.

But there is no such excuse for Senator Elizabeth Warren [D.-MA], who carefully planned her deceptions purely for personal gain.  Her charade began when she checked boxes indicating that she was Native American on her job applications for teaching jobs at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving both positions.  Harvard Law School celebrated her as their first “woman of color” professor, and she did not bother to correct them.  She claimed to be part Cherokee and part Delaware Indian and ignored requests to document her heritage (genealogists have said that even if her stories are true, she would be at most 1/32 Native American).  She even contributed to a cookbook rather inappropriately entitled Pow Wow Chow, and signed her name as “Elizabeth Warren — Cherokee.”4

Strangely, the same people who condemned Rachel Dolezal for “appropriating” other cultures were silent about Elizabeth Warren doing exactly the same thing.  Maybe it had to do with the dogma “QUESTION AUTHORITY!” (unless, of course, the authority is liberal).  In other words, Warren is an extreme liberal with considerable power, and therefore must not be questioned or impeded in any way.5


#3. Trans-speciesism

Some people suffer from what psychologists now politely call “gender dysphoria” — when a person’s mental sex does not match his or her physical sex.  But what do we do with someone who claims to have “species dysphoria,” who believes that they are a non-human species trapped in a human body?

Some people are so preoccupied with certain species of animals that they have an obsession to become one of them.  There are no authoritative studies on the motivations behind such mutilations, which usually require hundreds of thousands of dollars of complicated surgery and which appear to be an obsession with body modification that is the province solely of the distracted rich.  And, of course, people who think this whole trans-species thing is stupid must have the labels of “hatred” and prejudice hung around their necks — in this case, the sins of “speciesism,” anthropocentrism [human-centeredness] and anthropomorphism [in this sense, believing that humans are superior in any respect to animals].

One Georgia college student says that he is really a penguin.  He is well-versed in the “rights-speak” we have all heard so many times before: “You can’t discriminate against someone by who they are.  This is me as a penguin, this isn’t a hood, this is my penguin head.  I’m a penguin trapped inside a human’s body, I just wanna be free with the penguins, I wish I could just march with them.”6

Watch your back, Batman!

Unfortunately, The Penguin is not alone in his bizarre impulses.

Say ‘hello’ to another bird, this time…a parrot.  Ted Richards has spent tens of thousands of dollars mutilating himself to look like a bird.  But the inside of his head is even stranger than its outside.  He actually believes he is a parrot, and demands that people treat him like one.  Lately, he has been searching for a plastic surgeon unscrupulous enough to amputate his nose and replace it with a beak.

Then there is Dennis Avner, who actually believes that he is a cat.  He has had his teeth filed to points and even eats cat food (the soft kind, we presume).  He meows, too.  But at least he doesn’t rub up against your leg and purr (does he?).  Trained observers have been unable to determine whether or not he uses a cat box to go to the bathroom.

cat with green eyes, brown and black, kitty, kitten

We all like lizards, right?  Erik Sprague has had his entire body altered and dyed so that he looks like some kind of bizarre lizard.  No word on whether or not he eats insects.  At least he can’t be insulted when someone accuses him of “speaking with a forked tongue.”  Yes, he has actually had his tongue surgically split so that it looks like a snake’s tongue.

Some people do not even limit themselves to imitating an actual existing, non-fictional animal species.  “Eva Tiamat Medusa” [“Tiamat” is a primordial Mesopotamian goddess of the ocean ―Google knows everything!] is a person who first became transgendered, but this was not enough.  He had his skin tattooed, had his ears removed, and will soon have even his nose removed in order to become a “mythical beast.”  He says, “I am the Dragon Lady, a pre-op M2F (male to female) transgender in the process of morphing into a human dragon, becoming a reptoid as I shed my human skin and my physical appearance and my life as a whole, leaving my humanness behind.”

Any [honest] psychologist will tell you that this kind of self-mutilation has a deep-seated origin in some kind of serious, self-destructive mental illness.  Yet we are expected to just stand by and praise this poor person for his/her/its “courage.”

All of this silliness may be very amusing — for the moment.  But I can guarantee that, within ten years, it will be defined as a “basic human right,” and liberal politicians will be demanding that those who laugh at people who mutilate themselves to look like animals be charged with hate crimes, and that “furries” and others be a protected class.  And why should the taxpayer not foot the bill?  After all, it is generally accepted among liberals that all transgender surgeries be paid for by the government, so why not species-change surgeries as well?

There are other variations of this concept that attempt to bridge the gap between some of the other “trans” movements and transhumanism.  They are so bizarre that they do not even have names yet.

22-year-old Vinny Ohh of (where else?) Los Angeles apparently inherited a large amount of money, because he is spending tens of thousands of dollars to mutilate his appearance to appear as what he calls a “sexless alien.”  He (who prefers the pronoun “they”) plans to spend more than a quarter-million dollars to make his outside match his inside feelings.  He is what he calls a “genderless extraterrestrial.”7

ufo, alien spaceship


Final Thoughts

The great danger of such people is that their ideas may seem silly to us now, but the more people hear about a new idea, the more they get desensitized to it.  After all, shortly before the turn of the millennium, we laughed at the absurdity of two people of the same sex getting married to each other.  And now we have ersatz homosexual “marriage” legalized all across the nation.

What’s next?

+ Endnotes

[1] Sarah Boesveld.  “Becoming Disabled by Choice, not Chance: ‘Transabled’ People Feel like Impostors in Their Fully Working Bodies.”  National Post, June 3, 2015.

[2] Robert Harrington.  “‘Transabled’:  A New Group Emerges that Wants to be Medically Disabled.”  Natural Society, June 24, 2015.

[3] Cheyenne Roundtree and Kelly McLaughlin.  “‘I Believe that Race is a Social Construct’: Race-Faker Rachel Dolezal Compares her ‘Trans-Black’ Identity to Caitlyn.”  The Daily Mail, April 2, 2017.

[4] Amanda Prestigiacomo.  “7 Things You Need to Know about Elizabeth Warren.”  The Daily Wire, May 11, 2016.

[5] Extreme leftist Senator Al Franken actually said in public that questioning Elizabeth Warren’s lies about her heritage was racist!  So much for “cultural and racial appropriation! [Jim Treacher.  “Al Franken: Mocking Elizabeth Warren for Her Fake Cherokee Heritage is Racist.”  The Daily Wire, February 13, 2017.]

Other extreme liberals, like Senators Ted Kennedy and Bob “Lightning Lips” Packwood of Oregon were also give a pass by liberals after molesting women ― and they are just two of many.

[6] David Sexton.  “Being Human is So Last Year, the Next Frontier is Trans-Speciesism According to These New Books.”  The Evening Standard, April 19, 2016.

[7] “Person Spends 50K on Plastic Surgery to become ‘Sexless Alien.’”  Ricolah News, March 2, 2017.

Brian Clowes, PhD

Dr. Brian Clowes has been HLI’s director of research since 1995 and is one of the most accomplished and respected intellectuals in the international pro-life movement. Best known as author of the most exhaustive pro-life informational resource volume The Facts of Life, and for his Pro-Life Basic Training Course, Brian is the author of nine books and over 500 scholarly and popular articles, and has traveled to 70 countries on six continents as a pro-life speaker, educator and trainer.


  1. Christopher on January 12, 2024 at 6:03 PM

    Identifying as an animal or as disabled is completely unrelated to being transgender. They shouldn’t be conflated.

  2. Jacinta on May 1, 2023 at 7:45 AM

    Very informative. Thank you so much for this.

  3. Benjamin on July 4, 2021 at 8:22 PM

    Thank you for writing this.

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