Just when I think the news couldn’t get any dumber, when I think we have reached peak foolishness, I see a story like this:
A same-sex penguin couple will raise an adopted “genderless” chick for the first time, a London aquarium announced Tuesday.
The four-month-old Gentoo penguin chick will not be named or characterized as male or female, Sea Life London said.
The chick is being raised by two female penguins Rocky and Marama, who were given the egg to relieve the penguin’s birth mother of the pressure of raising two chicks.
It will be “the world’s first penguin to not have its gender assigned,” Sea Life London said.
I want to believe, I truly want to believe that Western Civilization has a chance. I try to convince myself that we aren’t destined to crumble in the sins of excess and narcissistic self-worship. But stories like this just crush any dwindling hope I have.
As much as it pains me to have to take stunts like this seriously, the only way to prevent normalization of stupidity is to expose and shame it. So let’s be honest about what this whole act is meant to do. It’s another obvious (if not peculiar) attempt at the justification and promotion of the sexual revolution.
Almost two decades ago, when the goal was to normalize homosexual behavior, the New York Times ran with a story about a pair of gay penguins at the Central Park Zoo:
“For nearly six years now, they have been inseparable. They…have sex. Silo and Roy are, to anthropomorphize a bit, gay penguins. When offered female companionship, they have adamantly refused it.”
And now, fifteen years later, when the goal is to normalize gender neutrality and genderless identities, we have the General Manager of Sea Life London, Graham McGrath putting out statements like this:
“While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation, however, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults.”
For those of you who might be unaware of this up-until-this-sorry-moment-of-world-history obvious fact, animals are not self-aware as humans are. Meaning these penguins don’t concern themselves with developing their preferred gender identity. The stand, waddle, swim, eat, make babies, and try not to get eaten by seals. That’s it. That’s their life.
I get that this is all an attempt for progressive liberals to point and say, “See, see! This stuff happens in nature, therefore it’s natural and morally acceptable for humans too!” But let’s remember a couple things:
- Even if it did happen in nature, so does cannibalism. So perhaps we should slow our roll on the “animals did it too” justification train.
- This never turns out the way the sexual revolutionaries want.
In the case of the Times’ gay penguins a few years ago, it turned out that Silo found a smokin’ hot penguin chick, mated with her, and never looked back. The Times would then go on to admit that the claim Silo “had sex” with his male friend was unsubstantiated.
And today, this “genderless” penguin will live his or her life like all the other penguins: standing, waddling, swimming, eating, making babies, and trying not to get eaten by seals. He or she will be blissfully unaware of the buffoonish humans running around referring to it as “zer.”