First-time readers, this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.  Annual assessment whether Revolution plausible.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments.

Scene: Coffee shop near Jordan’s office in Washington, DC. Jordan meeting with JC, a long-time friend.  They have been discussing a range of topics about the causes of the Revenge Revolution, one of which was the polarization caused by various laws.  A person at the next table interrupts them.  Conversation starts entry #201.  More about North Carolina law referenced, entry #200.

JC:  “OK, I feel better.  You guys were talking about some guys in high school being 092615_2031_Characters1.jpgtoo embarrassed to take showers.  I’m missing the point.”

Jordan:  “My point is in my youth some teenage boys were great at humiliating other teenage boys.  Some boys were so humiliated they would not undress in front of other boys.”

Jacko:  “I’d really forgotten about that.  For some kids it didn’t matter whether another guy or gal was in the room, they were too embarrassed to undress.”

Jordan:  “What about the other extreme in the boy’s locker room.  If you were a transgender dressed as a guy but had female genitalia, would you want to undress in front of a bunch of horny locker_roomteenagers?”

JC:  “I can tell you right now, even a hooker wouldn’t want to be in a locker room with a bunch of teenage boys.”

Jordan:  “Jacko, see, she’s always the diplomat.”

Jacko:  “Turn the situation around.  What about a guy in the women’s locker room?  That seems more dangerous.”

Jordan:  “Dangerous for whom?”

Middle Aged ManJacko:  “The girls.  What if the guy is 6’4” and 230 pounds?”

JC:  “You think that 6’4” guy is going to put on a dress and no one will notice? C’mon, let’s be reasonable.”

Jacko:  “For me, men in the women’s locker room is the real issue.”

JC:  “If people actually read the directive from Department of Education, parents of transgender students needed to notify the school first.  The directive did not allow men to claim arbitrarily to be a woman and therefore enter women’s locker rooms or women’s restrooms…and vice versa.”

Jacko:  “But what if men do enter women’s locker rooms…or restrooms?”

TurtleneckJordan:  “There is nothing now preventing men from entering women’s locker rooms and restrooms…except a few laws.  The ordinance in Charlotte and the Department of Education directive did not give men a right to molest women.”

Jacko:  “But these drag queens…”

JC:  “Jacko, please.  Transgenders.”

Jacko:  “OK, they’re not drag queens.  The transgenders.  I mean how many are there?  We seem to be letting a small group trump the rights of the majority.  I thought majority ruled.”

Jordan:  “I admit there probably aren’t many transgender students.”

Jacko:  “See, you agree.  Majority rules.  Why let the tail wag the dog?”

Archie BunkerJC:  “Another Archie Bunkerism.”

Jacko:  “I’ll ignore that comment.”

Jordan:  “OK, let’s use your logic and apply it to other situations.”

Jacko:  “Like what?”

Jordan:  “You a veteran?”

Jacko:  “Yep and proud of it.”

Jordan:  “Were you drafted?”

Jacko:  “No, volunteered.”

Jordan:  “Were you injured while on active duty?”

Jacko:  “Yes, that’s why I limp a bit.  Where you going with this?”

percent.pngJordan:  “What percent of the population do you think enters the military?”

Jacko:  “A lot smaller than it used to be.  Maybe 1 in 20 right now, maybe less.”

Jordan:  “Call it 1 in 20, or 5.0%.  How many people who enter the military end up with injuries that cause some disability…like your limp?”

Jacko:  “I’ll say 1 in 10, but that’s probably high.”

Jordan:  “Alright, do you think disabled veterans should get some sort of special treatment?”

Jacko:  “Of course.  We’re a special group.”

volunteersJordan:  “Let’s see if I get this right.  You volunteered for something.  No one forced you.  You got injured…and now you want special treatment.  Oh, yes, the whole group you belong to is less than ½ of 1% of the population – probably about the same as transgenders.”

Jacko:  “Buddy, I don’t like your attitude.  You must be some kind of screaming liberal.  Vets deserve special treatment.  We’re real Americans.”

JC:  “Jacko, relax.  I think you are missing the point.  No one is saying your time in service was not important.  But what I’m hearing you say is one very small group is more important and deserves more rights than another very small group.”

Jacko:  “But those cross dressers…transgenders have never done anything for this country.”

military-clip-art--military-clipart-8Jordan:  “What do you think real Americans do for this country?”

Jacko:  “Picking up a rifle.”

Jordan:  “Now I need a break.”