Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ugh, Ablow Again

It's been a while since I've taken Keith Ablow to the woodshed. Mercifully, I tend to forget about this creep, but then one of his ablowviations makes it to the blogosphere. Well, Ablow's latest is another bit of non-scientific jackassery:

Who was the first human being in the world to say that transgenderism would pave the way for people to declare their own races? Dr. Keith Ablow. I warned about it. And it's happening and it will happen with age because of guys like Mark Zuckerberg, who have you invent your life on Facebook and then don't understand the concepts of the borders of a country. The country's a real mark, he's part of this too. It's part of the denial of reality.

Race is a social construct, there is no biological basis for the concept of race. I believe that Ablow is really afraid that a world in which transgendered persons are accepted is one which is likely to jettison the whole concept of race, and realize that the human species is one big, interconnected family.

He's not warning about a world in which individuals can declare their own races, he's warning about a world in which people can declare that there is no such thing as race. That kind of world, in which Ablow can't claim superiority because of the melanin content of his skin, is what really has him worried.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ABlow's world:

mikey said...

The idiocy is neither remarkable nor shocking. The fact that there is a large, healthy constituency for such idiocy in the US provides a way to understand the near- and mid-term political future. And no, it does not include some kind of sudden liberal 'political revolution'. It actually looks a lot like Verdun in March of 1916...

Unknown said...

Once the solid lines of what marks off race and gender start to fade, I'm not even going to know who to treat like crap anymore.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

He's ablowhard, for sure.

Smut Clyde said...

Does this jackanapes really think that he invented the concept of 'passing'?

"Black Like Me" came out in 1961, IIRC.

I'm not even going to know who to treat like crap anymore.
Repeated for great truth.