Vice Puts Out Trump Hit Piece Disguised as a #TransYouth Documentary

I’ve only seen Vice a handful of times on YouTube and I’ve never seen their HBO program…until today. The thing that sparked me into watching it was a tweet they sent out the other night on the #TransYouth hashtag. I do Vice on a Twitter list so I can monitor their insanity occasionally.

Here’s the original tweet…

Along with my response…

Earlier today, I went and downloaded the episode and watched it for myself. It turned out to be one of the most deft attempts at propaganda that I’ve seen in quite some time. Also, the presenter looks like Kristen Stewart.

Well, a little bit like her. Anyway, the actual content of the piece is kinda hard to watch. I don’t hate trans people. In fact, I have some people who are trans that I consider friends. I got a couple of them together once to do a stream, which I thought was a pretty interesting show. During it, if I recall correctly, they both seemed to agree with me that transitioning as a youth is something that society should discourage.


This Vice episode doesn’t talk about sex reassignment surgery, but instead discusses puberty blockers and cross-sex hormone therapy. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be born as a man and feel like I need to be a woman, that there was some kind of mistake. In fact, I have a hard time even understanding the mindset because it’s just so foreign from my own experience. That doesn’t mean I hate people who are afflicted with this condition. In fact, I definitely do not.

That being said, I do believe that children need to be protected from long-term decisions that are irreversible. Just looking at my own life, I can think of dozens of decisions that I made as a youth that ended up impacting me adversely down the line. Many of them I cannot take back. Luckily, there was nothing like my reproduction on the line.

But the same can’t be said for this trans youth in the episode who receives cross-sex hormone therapy during the show:

As a result, childbearing will not be in this person’s future. You can even see Steviee hesitate slightly during an answer about it. This is a big decision for a 15-year-old to be making. Yes, 15. You can’t even get a driver’s license at 15, much less vote, drink, or enter into legally binding contracts without your parents supervision. How is it right to allow kids to forever change their reproductive capabilities when society says they don’t have the mental capacity for so many other things?

I know some people paint me in certain ways because of controversial comments I’ve made about transgender individuals who were trashing me, my friends, or even my family. Of course, I’m not going to hold back the barbs when rubber meets the road in cases like these. However, I do like to try to empathize with the plights of others if I can. And the people in this episode (minus the 5-year-old, which I found disturbing to show) clearly have a mental issue that needs addrssing.

But what is the right way to go about it? Should our entire society be transformed to correspond to it, and should kids be able to make these sorts of decisions? I am dubious, to say the least. It’s clear which way Vice wants you to go, as they give very short shrift to the possible negative implications of the hormone treatments and societal transformations. But not only that, they also spend a good chunk of time making it into a political hit piece, which is sad to see, but utterly predictable.

Former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch even shows up. Just today she said we needed to see “blood in the streets” over President Trump’s term in office. So, I think you know which way the ball is going bounce here. It was political hackery and if Vice had any sense, they would have left it out because it detracts from the propaganda effectiveness. You need to be a little more subtle.

I don’t have the answers to all these issues and I would be a fool if I claimed that I did have some kind of special insight. But I do know that the way the left is pushing trans issues is somewhat damaging to the fabric of society as a whole. Instead of easing acceptance in, they appear to favor the “shove it down their throats” approach. I do not think this will serve them (or transgendered people) well over time.

Let me know what you think about this topic in the comments down below.

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  • Carolingian

    vice is pizzagate

  • Mr0303

    I saw the trailer for this degeneracy and I think it was as much I as can handle. Not surprised that it has anti Trump stuff – he’s in the progressive agenda these days and will be in the next 8 years.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    It’s been over a month now since he took office and the tantrum hasn’t ended, rather it’s getting more militant and turning into brawls in the streets. My advice is to do whatever you personally can in preparation for an outbreak of civil war.

    • Silence Dogood

      /sigh, my poor, poor democracy. the leftists are going to throw it all away.

      • Maintenance Renegade

        They just don’t get it, they don’t understand that by running a race to the authoritarian end of the political spectrum that they’ll lose. If it comes down to a choice between the two in America fascism will defeat marxism.

        • Silence Dogood

          Oh absolutely, fascism is 100% the natural answer to the threat marxism promotes. They’re both terrible, but the fascists will always win that race.

          • Maintenance Renegade

            I can see how it happens now too, how you get to the point where people start jumping on board with fascism. I’m a libertarian by nature but if faced with a Marxist takeover attempt I’d definitely go join up with the fascists for the interim the same way I would move to high ground to avoid a flood.

            At least when properly executed fascism is meritocratic as far as political ideologies go and that alone makes it vastly superior to Marxism.

          • Silence Dogood

            That’s the insidious thing about fascism – it treats you REALLY well if you’re on the “winning team” – that’s why so many people joined up with the Nazi party despite having no overt issue with jews or other minority groups that Hitler wanted purged. Hugo Boss comes to mind as does Mr. Schindler. Marxism on the other hand leads to mass killings and an eventual takeover by the biggest, baddest warlord with power being concentrated in the hands of a tiny fraction of the population with a bunch of brainwashed thugs supporting them. Maoist China, I’m looking at you.

          • Maintenance Renegade

            Yeah, the proof really is in which of the two is easier to reform back into a free and representative society. The European fascist nations that didn’t get glorped up by the Soviet Union ultimately recovered (mostly) in just a few decades once they no longer had the capability or reason to exist in a state of constant war.

            Fascism is just so much easier to recover from than communism/Marxism and when you think about it the reason is obvious. One reforges your country and it’s culture into a super hard, super sharp but also pretty nasty version of itself. The other corrodes and trashes it until you’re left with nothing but a puddle of rust. You can beat a sword into a plowshare but you can’t beat a puddle of rust into one.

          • RevDr. Robert Foster, AbC, EfG

            Scarey thing though is: What happens when the most powerful nation in the world becomes Fascist? When it comes to military spending, we spend more than the next 19 on the list combined.

          • Silence Dogood

            Marxism/Communism utterly dismantles society and devours everyone’s resources while ultimately concentrating wealth in the hands of an ultra-minority – the plutocrats. I heard some redneck complaining about Trump complementing Putin because he was former KGB (this is true and makes Putin a bad person, not denying that) and therefore wanted to make everyone communist. Putin doesn’t want communism – he wants to perpetuate oligarchal/plutocratic structures that directly benefit him and his allies. He could give a fuck about “communism” – only delusional idealists in backwards 3rd world countries seriously attempt communism (and liberal idiot children sing it’s praises in the West). Fascism meanwhile keeps the wheels of industry moving and business mostly running as usual – unless you’re on the “wrong side”, which can be very, very arbitrary. Both are bad, but you’re dead on about which is easier to recover from, assuming the goal is a representative democracy with a capitalist system.

  • Silence Dogood

    The entire issues with Transgenderism is that, unlike the LGB community, with whom they are incorrectly lumped, their issue is a mental illness (gender dysphoria). Now, I’m not opposed to an adult attempting to make themselves happy (not that many transgender people find happiness after transitioning), but children making these kinds of permanent, life altering decisions? That’s bad parenting/boarding on child abuse. The whole point of the child/adult paradigm is that kids don’t get to call the shots. The social sciences have been trying to deligitimize traditional parenting roles for decades and pushing to allow gender confused (or trenders) children to make medical decisions is more of the same. Also, now would be a good time to dawn the tinfoil crown and start speculating about a cabal of pedophiles advocating for this – children who never go through puberty sounds like a pedo dream.

    • Vewak

      The whole issue of trannys has gotten more confused over the past couple decades thanks to the fact that people participating in pseudo sciences like sociology, gender studies and women’s studies, have tried divorcing a person’s sex from biology. When you start viewing sex as not being defined by biology it means you have to find another way to define it, the method used by trannys (and whatever believers of them) now is to define sex by behavior. So a guy wanting to wear a dress can no longer just be a transvestite or cross dresser, they must be now treated as a woman.

      Which is part of why many trannys and liberals now hate drag queens, since they can’t just look at drag queens as being people having a laugh with/at cross dressing and instead look at it as a mockery of trannys since they are men who identify as men yet are still engaging in behavior that the tranny lobby would define as women. .

      So this doesn’t seem like an issue of anyone trying to do anything to tear about families or delegitimize parents, so much as an attempt to redefine terms as we as popularize ideas that are founded on a poor understanding of medicine (namely the idea that you can put off puberty without causing permanent effects).

  • A Fascist Corgi

    One of my former colleagues at work was transgender (diversity hire), and he was one of the most mentally unstable people that I’ve ever known. He (I refuse to refer to him as a female) was constantly whinging about how everyone was insanely mean to him (not true), he wouldn’t reliably show up to work, he completely deleted his social media accounts numerous times, and you could tell that he had massive self-image problems (even though his attempts to look and act like a female were relatively convincing). He ended up quitting because he couldn’t handle being around other human beings even though we all bent over backwards to play along with his delusion that he was female. Anybody else that acted like him would have been fired within a couple of weeks, but I honestly don’t think that he ever would have been fired even if he continued to act like such a flake. I honestly felt bad for him. And I don’t know what the best solution is for people like this. My opinion is that society can tolerate a relatively small number of weirdos. If you want to be gay, transgender, whatever, then that’s fine. I think that you should be tolerated. No-one should pick on you, be mean to you, or physically harm you. But you should also be forced to stay in the closet. We simply can’t allow degenerate behavior to be glamorized and normalized. It will corrode our culture and cause more people to emulate that degenerate behavior.