November 27, 2018

Man’s bid to shave 20 years off his age revives Left’s murky rules on self-identifying

David MenziesMission Specialist

According to a story in The Guardian, 69 year old Emile Ratelband, says he doesn’t feel his age so he initiated a court battle to legally knock 20 years off it on the grounds that he’s being discriminated against on the Tinder dating app.

The Dutchman believes he’ll go from dud to stud if he pulls this off, telling a court in the Netherlands he didn’t feel “comfortable” with his age, comparing his desire to alter his birth date to those who identify as transgender.

To bolster his case to have his birth year officially altered from 1949 to 1969, he notes that doctors have told him his body is that of a 45-year-old man, so there!

If he succeeds in setting an international precedent regarding trans-ageism since these days it’s all about how one “feels,” it’s worth looking again at the treatment poor Rachel Dolezal received.

The former director of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is a white woman who has long self-identified as a black woman even though her family members have made public statements noting that she was indeed born Caucasian.

When her true heritage was revealed a few years ago, Dolezal was pilloried on the left for black appropriation even though she wasn’t pretending to be black to mock anyone.

So why the hate-on for Rachel? After all, at the same time she was in the news, progressives were hailing Bruce Jenner’s “bravery” for transitioning to Caitlyn.

What is and is not OK then, when it comes to someone making a lifestyle switcheroo?

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commented 2018-11-29 02:08:51 -0500
I am still pissed off that this laugthing nutbar was given the international attention that he got… Come On “news media”!… Show some recognition that you’ve been “had”!…
commented 2018-11-28 22:15:21 -0500
Is he actually nuts or is he just trying to prove how crazy this self identifying has become? I long for the good old days when they put you in the loony bin for thinking you were Napolean .
commented 2018-11-28 14:16:47 -0500
Trying to decide if this whole thing is more crazy or stupid.
commented 2018-11-28 01:59:16 -0500
Oh, and by the way, that this loonie was given any voice, should have been suspect when it came from The Guardian….
commented 2018-11-28 01:57:29 -0500
The really sad part is that this “fruchtkukhen” was given any international coverage at all!… My God people. do we no longer recognize “crazies” when they are set before us??? Do we really have to devote time and digital space in debate, or to even listening to somebody who just might as well have spray-painted his ass red and bounced in the village square?!?!?…
commented 2018-11-27 20:55:51 -0500
Just when you think you’ve seen the end to the socialist stupidity some moron steps up to bat to try his luck.Whats next Transcolor people,or color bending,give it a rest already you stupid socialists!!!
commented 2018-11-27 20:54:40 -0500
I give this guy about a month before he gets a TLC series.
commented 2018-11-27 20:05:49 -0500
Leftists, as I keep repeating, are lunatic. They figure that reality can be changed because they don’t like it. Life doesn’t work that way. If I self-identify as a Dalek and start exterminating humans, would I get away with it because I identify with those Doctor Who aliens? The left are daft, no doubt about that.
commented 2018-11-27 19:02:52 -0500
It was just a matter of time until for someone to test the waters on these idiocies. I hope he wins……just to prove the point.
commented 2018-11-27 18:50:09 -0500
If Emile Ratelband wins his case in court, will that mean that he will have to pay back all his pension money, stop receiving pension and pension benefits, lose his senior’s bus pass, no longer be able to have senior discounts, and any other nicety that society bestows upon its seniors? He would also have to apply for a new passport, obtain new documentation that reflects a new age as everything would be incorrect, have to explain how he graduated high school prior to his birth, and return to work because he is still considered to be of working age.

Its become a world of people too interested in the lint in their belly button and that the world must bend to their warped view of reality. Ratelband is definitely someone who needs a hobby to amuse himself or to at least take his mind off himself.

As a Proctor Silex toaster oven, David, aren’t you afraid that you might be getting a bit too physically close to that Keurig coffee maker? Mrs. Menziod might have to turn you off and unplug you! Ouch!
commented 2018-11-27 18:09:22 -0500
proctor silex toaster oven? That is oven appropriation! You are an ovenist, David!
commented 2018-11-27 17:59:50 -0500
Opposing this would be a presbyphobic disrespect of the chronologically challenged. You are only as old as you feel and tomorrow is promised to nobody. I sincerely hope he wins his case…..;-)