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Trump said that he declassified the confidential documents found at his golf course "with his mind". This claim is being rightfully condemned as utterly risible. Anyone here, try ignoring the tax man and then telling the auditor that you already filed your taxes "with your mind." Or ignore jury duty, and say that you already served on the case and concluded the verdict "with your mind".

But...

How is this any different from TRAs and their "self-ID" or "gender soul" concept that they claim exists "in the mind"? And which is uncritically embraced by nominal progressives as an empirical fact? Shouldn't both claims be rejected as ridiculous?

Trump is an idiot, but I don't understand why his clownish illogic is regarded as clownish illogic, while TRA clownish illogic is accepted without proof. Not just by Internet trolls but scientific journals and the law. Plus, if their specious claims of an "internally felt gender" exist "in the mind", then why do they need to change official documents at all?

Trump said that he declassified the confidential documents found at his golf course "with his mind". This claim is being rightfully condemned as utterly risible. Anyone here, try ignoring the tax man and then telling the auditor that you already filed your taxes "with your mind." Or ignore jury duty, and say that you already served on the case and concluded the verdict "with your mind". But... How is this any different from TRAs and their "self-ID" or "gender soul" concept that they claim exists "in the mind"? And which is uncritically embraced by nominal progressives as an empirical fact? Shouldn't both claims be rejected as ridiculous? Trump is an idiot, but I don't understand why his clownish illogic is regarded as clownish illogic, while TRA clownish illogic is accepted without proof. Not just by Internet trolls but *scientific journals* and *the law*. Plus, if their specious claims of an "internally felt gender" exist "in the mind", then why do they need to change official documents at all?

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selfish man who will say any old shit to try and avoid reproach and get what he wants is an accurate description of both Trump and TRAs

did anyone ask the documents how they identified? without knowing how they self identify how can we know which side is right?

Come to think of it, going by the same (il)logic, Trump didn't even have to incite a violent coup to maintain his hold on the presidency. He could have just self-identified as president, and claimed a civil right to "affirmative" access to White House facilities to alleviate his electoral dysfunction -- er, dysphoria. Anything else would be discrimination, so it's up to Democrats to just "be kind." Wouldn't want to be a Trump-Exclusionary Radical Fed, now... /s

[–] hmimperialtortie AGP = evil 3 points

If Trump did himself up like this the Dems wouldn’t dare criticise him.