It has occurred to me


That the adage if you want to go fast go alone and if you want to go farther, then go as a group is mostly false. With me as the test subject and other observations, I can demonstrate my point.

Take the case of the g.o.a.t of marathon running, Eliud Kip, he would not be as fast without his team of pace setters. These men keep him pushing harder and farther.

Compared with your average cyclist, I ride long distances and relatively fast. Some of my PRs have been set when I am alone ( my fastest 40km, my longest ride) but over segments, some were only possible because we were in a group of equally fast riders.

When I ran my last half marathon ( I think I picked up an injury during or after) I was able to run fast simply because there were others with me running equally fast.

The second random thought is man is never ever free from conception to the grave. In the womb he is tied to the mother physically and physiologically. Once born, she is tied to culture in which she finds herself in with its many variations. And so I say again, as it appears elsewhere on this blog, that JJ Rousseau was wrong when he said man is born free but is everywhere in chains. Man cannot escape the chains. He can however modify or better still challenge the chains that hold him/her.

Finally, I have seen on a blog or two a suggestion that to end the furore over tansgender folk, we should simply let people identify as they please in terms of race and gender but grant no advantage to any specific group, simply end the victim hood Olympics. Now, I think one important question that we should all be asking is why is woman contested? Related to it, is racialism and especially between so called white n black in most societies? In short, there are two ways of being that are really contested: being woman/ female and being black.

Have a thoughtful Saturday, won’t you?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

21 thoughts on “It has occurred to me

  1. It would be good if we could just be people!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. To be clear, are you saying women and blacks in general, are being equally dominated by white men or is the contest specifically focused on women, transgender people and transgender blacks?

    Like

    • makagutu says:

      Not exactly domination, but their bodies are battle grounds, for lack of a better word. Take the case of abortion. It is a contest on what a woman can or can’t do with her body. Trans women in women sports, jails and so on when the same is not as hotly contested when reversed. Why is this so? That gender is a social construct seems to trump biology.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. basenjibrian2 says:

    Except that the social construct of gender roles does NOT trump biology. A male body cannot carry a child to term no matter how deeply they feelzzz they are a womxn. A biologically female “trans man” cannot impregnate a “cis-woman”. (Why are activists allowed to use such a derogatory, reductionist term anyway)? And you forget how deep intro nonsense they are going. Gendrfae people. Invasive surgery for 11 year olds. 25 different genders we cannot recognize yet.

    All part of the same nonsense that allows fetishists to force feed 600 pound women. Or to insist that they transcend the human species and are really a dragon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • makagutu says:

      I saw an article recently that even biology is not so black and white. I will send you the link

      Like

      • basenjibrian2 says:

        Sure. For maybe .1% of the populAtion. There are always exceptions. But to allow a 13 year old to cut off her budding breasts because society treats women poorly and she wants to be a “boy”

        There are researchers and scientists who claim the pyramids were giant batteries constructed by space reptiles.

        Like

      • basenjibrian2 says:

        Trendy. Not convincing

        Like

        • makagutu says:

          Everything is getting woke.
          How we build our myths

          Like

          • basenjibrian2 says:

            Here we go: can I sign you up for your “affirming care”?

            Eunuch should be recognised as a formal gender identity, according to documents published by the Scottish NHS.

            The National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland (NGICNS) shared the claims from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) that “eunuch-identified people” were the “least visible” trans group and would benefit from “gender affirming medical care”.

            The paper was deleted on Wednesday night and the Scottish Government issued an apology, claiming it had been published by mistske

            Like

            • makagutu says:

              Hahahahaha. You are kidding me

              Like

              • basenjibrian2 says:

                It shouldn’t be hard to find out who tried to insert these ideas into the document. Whoever it was should be fired. Perhaps this was somebody’s trial balloon, reeled in and walked back as soon as there was pushback. Had there not been, it would have stayed in place and become normalized as policy. I’m guessing that much of the genderist agenda that’s been introduced into various institutions and organizations has followed a similar path. Push, push, push, then wait to see what happens. Push: put TiMs in women’s prisons. Push: stop recording the sex of offenders. Push: let men who claim to be women compete against women. Push: erase the word “woman” from use in communications aimed specifically at women. If there are complaints, apologize and claim it was a “mistake.” If there is little or no resistance, (or resistance that can be dismissed and ignored), it stays put. Once established as the standard, resist reversals of policy once opposition arises (especially if it is only from women.) Rinse. Repeat.

                Liked by 1 person

                • makagutu says:

                  I think this looks like the trend. And it seems to be working in so many places it is scary. You get scared when organizations dealing with women issues start to drop woman from their newsletters.

                  Liked by 1 person

    • Nan says:

      Brian, IMO, your first comment on this is full of common sense. However, having said that, there is a blogger (not sure if you know him … Scottie?) that is a hard supporter of the multi-letter sex world and tends to have an “answer” for every objection.

      I would never NOT support people in this arena because I believe we ALL have to find our place in the world. However, I do have my personal reservations about the entire “movement.”

      Like

      • basenjibrian2 says:

        Support is such a nice word. When people are fired…or threatened “with my girl dick” for commenting that there is sex. When lesbians are told that they need to have sex with wom n with make genitals or they are bigots. When young gay men are told that they are really girls and might need very profitable and permanent surgery….

        I guess my support is not very deep.

        Like

  4. renudepride says:

    A very interesting register of opinions. Nice work and observation! 🙂 Naked hugs!

    Like

We sure would love to hear your comments, compliments and thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s