On Thursday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Knowles discusses the insanity of Berkeley, California eliminating “gendered” language from their municipal facilities, making them non-binary to please the woke crowd. Video and partial transcript below.
The city of Berkeley is banning gendered language from government. Of course, it’s happening in Berkeley, California. No policemen, only police officers; no chairman, only chair people; no manpower, only human effort, that’s the new politically correct term. “No manholes,” now it’s maintenance holes. Frankly, I think maintenance is a little too close to man for my liking, but I guess it’s a progressive step in the right direction. No more he or she, they won’t use pronouns anymore. Only singular pronouns in the Berkeley city government, only the singular “they,” like “they is drinking from the Leftist Tears tumbler, they likes tears.” That’s what we’ve reduced our language to.
This is significant, the council member there, a Rigel Robinson said, “There is power in language. This is a small move, but it matters.” He’s absolutely right, he’s being completely honest. These little small moves in language matter a lot, that’s why the Left fight so hard to change them. That’s why 0.2 percent of the population, if that, is confused about their biological sex and we’ve spent years now debating whether we can say “he” or “she” or if we have to use the singular “they,” which is an assault on the English language because it radically changes our understanding of reality in the past.
When you use language, the kind of language you use radically changes how you think of reality. For instance, the reason they do the pronoun battle is, if I hear about a transgender girl that beats a girl at a high school track meet, I think okay, well a transgender girl who is a type of girl, beats a different girl, who is another type of girl, at a track meet; that seems fair. But, if I use accurate language and I say a boy in a dress beats a girl at a high school track meet, I’ll become aware of the injustice of that.
Because men are physically stronger than women, and they’re faster. That’s not fair, that’s wrong, I don’t think that boy in a dress should be able to take a scholarship away from a girl at a girl’s track meet. I think the boy should compete with the boys and the girls should compete with the girls. So, they have to change the language, because if I just say “she” to refer to the boy in the dress, if I just say “transgender girl,” even though I am aware of what that means, I’m explicitly talking about the image in my mind is of a girl, and that’s what language does.
Rigel Robinson then goes on: “Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality. Women and non-binary individuals are just as entitled to accurate representation, our laws are for everyone and our municipal code should reflect that.” Here, he is completely wrong, it’s not male-centric, “man” can refer to a man like me, or it can refer to mankind, which is gender-neutral.
In the Book of Genesis, it reads “God created man, both male, and female, he created them.” There was male and female of man because we’re talking about mankind. When the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon, Neil Armstrong said “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” There’s that distinction there between a “man,” which is Neil Armstrong and “man” referring to “mankind.” You don’t have to say humankind, you don’t have to say people kind, man can be gender-neutral as well.