The Trans-Right Tantrum

In a now familiar scenario, a man with a cherished sense of identity, understanding himself to be something that he’s not, threw a tantrum because someone else refused to play along.

It’s true that the experience of “playing pretend” can be diminished, when someone else refuses to be part of your fantasy world. Most of us learn to cope with this crushing kind of disappointment around age four. Indeed, we might often extend the courtesy of playing along with 4-year-olds, for that reason. Grownups, however, need to keep that sort of hobby within a circle of fellow enthusiasts—like Civil War reenactors. In everyday life, the rest of us have no obligation to suspend disbelief for them.

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2 Responses to The Trans-Right Tantrum

  1. nwoldude says:

    Just one more skirmish in the ongoing war betwixt the Right and Other.

  2. bob sykes says:

    “Trans-Right” is a magnificent neologism. How apt a description (and expression of contempt) for Romney, Kasich, Flake, McCain, Paul et al.

    Would the author include the fake American neocons, or should we regard them merely as unregistered agents of a foreign power who name cannot be said.

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