The bathroom bamboozle

If the notion that a human being, at some point along his or her walk through life, would seek to switch from one gender to the other isn’t more than enough to digest, this bathroom craziness is.

Has this great country been reduced to an endless debate about what bathroom someone is now allowed to use? Tell me it ain’t so. While the rest of the world burns and our societal inclinations sink deeper into the sewer, we’re wasting time talking about bathroom use. If you would have uttered such a possibility two years ago, you’d have been locked in a padded room.

Truth is, less than one half of 1 percent of America’s population falls into this class of folks and yet the rest of us are expected to contort our way of life so as to appease them. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see how screwed up social discourse and political correctness has evolved. It’s borderline insanity when companies, politicians, school boards, city councils and the like are so weak in the knees that taking a stand for decency and reason isn’t possible.

Speaking of decency, Bruce Jenner is a man, OK? As such, he should use the men’s bathroom until the time comes when has no choice but to sit to do his business. Same goes for any other dude who claims to be a woman.

There are indeed those reading this who will experience an episode of dramatic eye-rolling and unintelligible groans which will then no doubt give way to calling me every evil name in the book, but know what? I couldn’t care less. This is ridiculous and someone has to say it. Whatever gender we were blessed with at birth is as the gender we are. It also determines what bathroom we use, what locker room we use, what dressing room we use and so on. That we even have to discuss it is about as dumb as it gets.

If you’re a guy and you walk into the lady’s locker room at the local gym, you ought to be brought to your knees at the very expense of that which makes you a man. I mean, give me a break. It’s shameful that a country like ours with a history like ours enables the most extreme among us to determine how we live.

And, please don’t think the battle hasn’t hit close to home. Rockwall’s city council, for whatever reason, has now put itself in the spotlight by agreeing that any law disallowing people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they associate is discriminatory. Really? From where I sit, that’s weakness on display and representative of a jelly-like backbone. It shouldn’t even be on the docket, frankly, and if someone is as clueless as to put it there then what comes of it is what’s deserved. Rockwall’ city council will now have to deal with the consequences of its own political correctness.

When any society convinces itself that to state the obvious is somehow a compromise of values and ethics then it has none of either. We are who we are and not who we think we are.

As the great sailor of old, Popeye, once said “I yam what I yam and tha’s all what I yam.” Yep, that’s right. We ought to learn something from Popeye. That is, we are who we are and we should make the best of it. Go into a public bathroom in which you don’t belong and you deserve the worst of it.

It’s that simple.


Scott Brooks serves as the publisher of the Waxahachie Daily Light. Contact Scott at 469-517-1440 or by email at Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottBrooks1405