Updated: Mar 28
In 2001, a youth baseball team from the Bronx stormed through the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to win the Championship. They were led by a left-handed pitcher by the name of Danny Almonte. He was 5 foot 8 inches tall, and his fastball topped out at 76 mph which is equivalent to a major league 102 mph fastball. He threw a no-hitter and a perfect game in consecutive outings and finished the tournament striking out 62 of 72 batters faced, giving up only three hits, and one unearned run. His team was honored before a New York Yankees game, and Almonte received the key to New York City by mayor Rudy Giuliani.
After an extensive investigation, it was discovered that Almonte had been born in 1987, not 1989 which meant he was 14 years old, playing against 11 and 12-year-olds. His team was forced to forfeit all of their wins, along with their World Series title because Almonte was two years too old to compete. Youth sports leagues are segregated by age for a reason. As we saw in the Almonte case, 2-3 years more of growth creates an unfair biological advantage.
Similarly, there are reasons why men and women’s sports are segregated. There are dramatic physical differences between the sexes to such an extent that it is only fair to have separate teams. If women and men were forced to compete for spots on the same team, the sports opportunities for women would all but disappear. This year, at the University of Pennsylvania, a biological male, Lia Thomas, was allowed to compete against women in NCAA swimming. As expected, “she” dominated – setting many records and winning an NCAA title.
What Lia Thomas did is no different than what Danny Almonte did. Just as Almonte’s body had developed a decisive athletic advantage from the two extra years of growth and puberty, Thomas’ body has grown bigger and stronger as a result of male puberty “she” went through that “her” competitors had not. It did not matter that Thomas may “identify” as a woman, identities do not compete in athletics, bodies do, just as it didn’t matter that Almonte may have identified as a 12-year-old, it was a 14-year-old arm that was mowing down the competition.
Do these athletes ever ask themselves what they get out of competing like this? Almonte’s domination was so extreme that it could not have been a challenge, and therefore not an accomplishment. Just as Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds who injected illegal steroids into their systems to break unbreakable home run records, could not have felt a sense of accomplishment when they and everyone knows that their achievements were inauthentic? Why would any self-respecting athlete want to achieve under those types of unfair advantages?
So, what was Lia Thomas accomplishing by exploiting the extreme physical advantage only granted to “her” when “she” suddenly cross-identified with a gender that “her” original gender identity possesses such a physical advantage over that the groups needed to be segregated in competition. And Lia knew “she” had this unfair advantage because “she” bragged about “cruising” during several of “her” record-setting performances.
Thomas’ lack of understanding and empathy for the women she competed against showed itself time and again. At the NCAA championships, when Lia tied for 5th place in the 200-meter freestyle with Riley Gaines, the race officials gave Thomas the 5th place trophy to hold for the photo and not Gaines who had yet to receive an award. Considering that Lia “won” the 500 freestyle the night before and already had “her” moment on the big stage holding a trophy, a compassionate and empathetic woman would have had enough sense to hand the trophy to Riley Gaines to give her that same moment, but sadly Lia took that moment for “herself” and left “her” deserving competitor empty handed.
This lack of empathy for other women showed up also in “her” unabashed use of the women’s locker room, showing little empathy on how a naked man’s body could be objectionable to the sensibilities of many of the women on “her” team. “Her” inability to empathize with the feelings of those women begs the question does Lia really have the mind and identity of a woman, or did “she” enter these female-only spaces from some underlying or latent desire to exert “her” power and control over women? But we are told that we must accept this shifting concept of womanhood, or we are the bigots. But this is where we are as a country, group identity reigns supreme to the point we are selecting people to the highest offices based on their identity. Lia Thomas wins swimming championships because she identifies as a woman, Ketanji Brown-Jackson was nominated to the Supreme Court because she is a woman.
But when she was asked by Senator Marsha Blackburn “what is a woman”, Ketanji Brown-Jackson played along with the gender charade, claiming that she could not define a woman because she was “not a biologist”. Considering that according to Joe Biden, being a woman was one of the main criteria why Ketanji Brown-Jackson was nominated for the Supreme Court, the fact that she could not define what a woman is, should disqualify her from sitting on the bench on multiple levels. How then can we continue to consider Ketanji Brown-Jackson’s nomination historic as the first black woman, if even she cannot define what a woman is? If we erase the concept of a woman, then we erase the historic nature of her nomination, and she becomes no different than Clarence Thomas or Thurgood Marshall.
I am sure Ketanji Brown-Jackson knows exactly what a woman is because she is a woman. She could define it in a heartbeat, just like the rest of us. But she didn’t because she is protecting the radical agendas of people who want to use her, and people like Lia Thomas’ to destroy the vital structure of our culture for their overarching power agenda. Her lack of answer to that question gives us a glimpse of the dangerous subjectivity she will bring to her judgements on the court. And these types of changes have devastating ramifications across our culture.
If we cannot define what a woman is, we cannot define what women’s sports is.
If we cannot define what a woman is, how can March be “Woman’s History Month”?
If we cannot define what a woman is, why do we need the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote?
If she cannot define what a woman is, how can she rule on gender discrimination cases?
If she cannot define what a woman is, how can she rule on challenges to Title IX?
None of this is done to do what is right and just, it is done by the elite solely for leverage to gain more and more power. When it serves their radical agenda to have a clear distinct definition of a woman, they will provide it, but if they can gain more power by erasing the definition of a woman, they will do that as well.
Where we are as a country goes way beyond this specific issue. Not only must we deny biological facts, we must deny observed reality. But if we do not live in reality, we cannot offer real solutions to real life problems. This gender issue is just a brief glimpse of what our country and eventually the world will become, an alternate reality driven by ideology and false narratives where the truth will either be exploited or denounced based on how it fits into the agendas of those in power.
We are being forced to suspend common sense and observed reality. We must pretend that men can be women and women can be men, so a biological man can be the women’s NCAA champion, or the winningest woman in Jeopardy history, or the first female four-star admiral, or Glamour’s 2015 Woman of the Year.
And this make-believe world goes way beyond gender and sports. We must pretend that our borders are racist, and Ukraine’s borders are sacrosanct. We must pretend that violent riots are peaceful protests, but unarmed trespassers at the US Capital were armed insurrections. We must pretend that those protesting for “social justice” were immune to Covid, while those protesting for Constitutional rights were more vulnerable to Covid. We must pretend that a shot that does not prevent Covid infection is actually a Covid vaccine.
We must pretend that the 2020 election that had unsolicited mail-in ballots, unmonitored drop boxes, and no voter ID, was the “most secure election in our nation’s history.” We must pretend that one of the least impressive and least inspirational candidates ever to run for President, received 11 million more votes than anyone else in history. We must pretend that the Federal Reserve printing billions of new dollars out of thin air does not drive-up inflation. And we must pretend that a judge nominated to the Supreme Court based primarily on her race and gender is one of the most qualified candidates in American history.
The main goal of the left, and the neo-Marxists is to destroy objectivity, truth, and meritocracy, because only in a world devoid of those things does their ideology makes sense. They live in a world of feel-good narratives that align with their warped ideologies, and injecting objective truth into their world is seen as a violent act because the truth always destroys false narratives. That’s why people who speak the truth must be cancelled because it is a direct threat to their belief system. So, when respected author JK Rowling questions the progressive gender narrative, she must be destroyed, regardless of what she’s done, and how much she contributed to our culture.
We are being forced by the elites to deny objective reality in favor of varying forms of subjective realities, but then we are compelled to accept their subjective reality as the unassailable truth to the point that objective reality ceases to exist by objective standards but only as the subjective desires of the powerful. When there is no objective reality, those in power become the supreme rulers controlling the reality because there is nothing to constrain them, no accepted facts or objective truth to keep them within the limits of their power. They can create a new reality to serve their wants and needs. That is how kings and dictators and authoritarians operate. They create the reality they want, and their subjects are obliged to accommodate them which inevitably leads to mass subjugation. And this all starts with the forcible denial of basic truths and observed realities.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.