There’s a lesson in here about acceptance, somewhere, and its not the kind you’re supposed to internalize while watching I am Cait, the reality show chronicling Bruce-now-Caitlyn Jenner’s transgender journey.
Although she was, at one time (apparently), hailed as a pioneering force for trans-acceptance, and is, arguably, the first well-known figure to undergo a public transformation, Caitlyn Jenner, who has expressed very conservative views in the past, didn’t change her perspective on politics when she underwent gender reassignment. And, since she remained a Republican through the process, she’s now finding herself on the wrong end of the outrage spectrum. It turns out that the left will support you for any choice you make – even as you experience a “fluid” gender – unless that choice happens to be voting out of lockstep.
She has become a national icon of gender politics.
But now it seems Caitlyn Jenner could be coming under fire from fellow transgender women due to her self-confessed conservative views.
The hardcore Republican lands in hot water in the latest traliler for I Am Cait, after complaining about overly generous social programs while discussing how to address the problems people in their community face.
Caitlyn says: ‘Don’t a lot of times, they can make more not working with social programs than they actually can with an entry-level job.
‘You don’t want people to get totally dependent on it. That’s when they get in trouble
‘”Why should I work? I got a few bucks, I got my room paid for.”‘
The 65-year-old’s criticism of welfare infuriates his fellow ladies, with one claiming the former Olympic gold medalist, who is worth an estimated $100 million, has spent to long living ‘in the bubble’ to understand the less fortunate.
Apparently Caitlyn, who became an icon for the left and a great excuse to trumpet their “tolerance,” has to also commit to the rest of the progressive ideological spectrum in order to be fully considered “non-privileged.” She may have been born the wrong gender, struggled for most of her life with an identity crisis and been oppressed by the Kardashian clan long enough to both develop and overcome Stockholm Syndrome, but since Caitlyn Jenner believes people can make it on their own without constant handouts from the government, she’s privileged.
I know, I know. No one even knows what that word means anymore.
At any rate, Caitlyn’s “friends” try to convince her that true compassion doesn’t come from caring about other human beings, but rather supporting policies that take other human beings’ money under threat of force, give it to the Federal government who redistributes it to smaller, uncaring bureaucracies, staffed by career employees between legally-mandated break periods, with no regard for efficiency. Lots of people need social programs to “survive,” she’s told, so unless she gets with the program and adopts the company line, she can forget about being a spokeswoman for the transgendered community.
There are, certainly, people of all genders who struggle with poverty and homelessness, but as this is America, we can have differing opinions on how to deal with that. Hopefully Caitlyn can be an emissary for an opposing viewpoint that has nothing to do with how good she looks in wrap dresses.