Steve A. Stone
What hath they wrought? Or, is this the harvest they had in mind?
By Steve A. Stone
April 8, 2023

Dear Friends and Patriots,

Lately, I get almost nothing done around the house and yard. Every time I touch my computer, I see something else that people need to understand; things that pop up, but aren't put in a context that allows for readers to connect dots and come to accurate conclusions.

Sometimes the media reports a story in an unbiased way, but because they report it in isolation, it's hard to comprehend as anything but a social phenomenon that is obviously not right. The story I send you is one of those. It's about something that happened to Riley Gaines after a Turning Point training session that was held at San Francisco State University on Thursday night.

The short version indicates a small mob of violently-inclined LBGTQ++, and especially trans, activists descended on the site of the training session and physically assaulted people as they left the room, and specifically targeted Riley Gaines.

What "sin" was Riley Gaines being assaulted for? You do know she's a former multi-year NCAA champion swimmer, don't you? Her sin wasn't committed in or near any swimming pool, though, but in the arena of public opinion. Riley Gaines has sinned by coming out and declaring the presence of men in women's sports to be completely unfair. The heart of her sin lies in the truths she dares to utter. Gee, today Riley Gaines is considered extremely brave and outspoken. Only a couple of years back if she said the same things the reaction from 99.99% of the population would be, "Yeah, of course. What's your point?" Yes, my friends, as a nation we've come that far in that short space of time. There are those who declare such things as an advance. But, an advance for whom, and at the expense of whom?

We know the answers to every aspect of this situation. We await questions. The answers are already there—after all, we who have common sense don't need questions to provoke us into a right vs. wrong debate on what's going on. We understand the issues of the so-called "trans community" for what they are. But, while we're thinking all that through and waiting for someone, anyone, to ask us a question so we can articulate from the point of view of common sense, I invite all to understand the wellspring of the phenomenon we're watching today.

Beyond the obvious social justice claptrap, we are always bombarded with, think of the Feminist movement. Specifically consider the Fourth Wave Feminist Movement—what kind of people are dominating it, and what it has advocated for. What we are watching today, as men who claim to be women are taking over places that were reserved as "Women Only" domains, is truly a logical outgrowth of that Fourth Wave Feminist Movement. Once that movement was clearly dominated by militant lesbians everyone should have anticipated trouble. But, it seems they didn't. The Fourth Wavers pretended to be all about women and women's rights, but their true passion was never for women at all, just for "some" women—that being women like themselves, not women like my mother, wife, sisters, or daughter. Those Fourth Wavers are little but a branch operation of the larger militant LBGTQQ++ consortium.

What they are allowing in women's sports today is just a small piece of the pie they're baking. The pie includes every niche part of the alphabet soup of unusual sexual proclivity they can push under their umbrella. That pie includes the obvious lesbians, gays, transexuals, transvestites, and queer people, but also includes their subculture members that specifically prey on children. It could be the assault on women's sports is meant as a distraction from the truth that their consortium is heavily invested in grooming children in order to recruit them young and thereby swell their ranks.

If the Fourth Wave Feminist Movement was invested in the causes of all women today, wouldn't you expect them to be in the forefront of the people who are complaining of the trans invasion into women's domains. Yet, we hear nary a peep, do we? If they cared at all, we'd expect to see them camped out in Washington, lobbying the people in Congress and pushing for the exclusion of men from all women's sports. That just makes sense, doesn't it? But, is that what we've seen? Of course, the answer is "No." The previous waves of the Feminist Movement fought and lobbied for equality in all things. Sports was a specific focus, because without legal guarantees, many colleges and universities today would only have token women's sports programs, and some wouldn't have them at all. They aren't revenue earners. In the old days, back when colleges were invested in education, there weren't so many questions about such things. Men played men's sports, and women played women's sports, and the costs to run them weren't all that extravagant. Things have "grown," though. Today, it could be fair to say major colleges are built around men's football and basketball programs. The education part is the sideshow now. The "big money" is in sports. The effects of all that money is obvious. Academics takes a back seat to the major sports programs of the campuses of all but the smallest and poorest schools. The dominance of the men's sports programs and the obvious power imputed by the influx of cash those programs bring in pushed women's sports into the back corners of all athletic endeavors. That was true for years, until a previous incarnation of the Feminist Movement focused on remedies that resulted in Title IX protections under US Law. Parity in college sports programs and opportunities became the law and women athletes were freed from those dark campus corners and given the opportunity to excel in their own way. What was bad about that? Not a thing until the militant LBGTQQ++ warriors decided to inject themselves into women's arenas in a forceful way.

Every aspect of the trans invasion of women's sports is being done under the umbrella of Equal Rights. At least, that's how the ACLU and other rights groups try to sell it. Those with common sense quickly come back with, "Equal for who?" It's evidently equal for the trans athlete who was only mediocre in competition against men. But how is it possibly equal for women? While it's absolutely true that there are big women who are as strong as some men and there are women who can outrun most men, even those most elite of women athletes cannot compete at the same level as the elite men in their sports. It's not about fairness. It's about biology. Every person with sense knows it's true. Yet, today, everyone with common sense is being asked or demanded to suspend what they know to be true and adopt a complete fiction. What is fair in any demand that the bulk of society accept obvious untruths as rational, or even sane?

Beyond the obvious stupidity of every aspect of this travesty, there is the overarching truth that feelings are feelings and facts are facts. What a person does or does not feel is unprovable. We have to take their word in that regard. No one can ever prove that any given man ever feels like a woman. Stop and think about that for a moment. If a human says they feel like a dog, would that be a credible claim? Would any of us be inclined to believe such a claim? Not likely. And, why? The simple answer is no human knows what it is to be a dog, so how can one understand how a dog feels. Likewise, whether we tend to like it or not, men and women are not alike in many, many ways. Not physiologically and not psychologically. We are similar, but not the same at all. No man can possibly know what it feels like to be a woman. Conversely, no woman can possibly know what it feels like to be a man.'s just biology. Even so, today we're asked to believe that the men we see invading women's sports today are overwhelmed by their feminine feelings to the point they're convinced they are members of the female sex and should be treated accordingly. In the saner world of yesterday, there were names for such feelings. They were called "abnormal." The specific abnormality went under the heading of dysphoria, specifically gender dysphoria. It was considered aberrant—a psychological disorder. Today, it's the people who refuse to consider such things as perfectly okay and normal who are branded as aberrant. Today, we're the ones who are considered to have a psychological disorder. We, who used to be thought of as "normal," are now tossed into the piles of psychopaths and sociopaths where the people they refer to as Nazis reside. We're today's "haters." We are the ones considered dangerous, even though we're not attacking anyone at all.

I may be alone in this, but I'm truly tired of all this insanity. It's wearing on me. When I consider all the time and effort, not to mention money, that's going into efforts to normalize things like trans men competing in women's sports (Are they trans men or trans women? I am so confused!) or things like Drag Queen Storytime, and then see all the efforts in the media and legal communities to promote and shield what's happening, I have to conclude that the civil rights of fractional minorities are now superior to my own, and also of all those who don't fall in line and accept that nothing wrong is going on. There's nothing to see here, folks! Except ... there is.

I don't know how women feel. When asked how I feel, I often resort to humorous responses. I'll reply, "With my hands." I've never once said, "Like a woman." I could never do that. Not with any honesty, anyway. I understand that in some ways men and women can feel the same about the same things – things like food, music, art, arthritis, or the "heartbreak" of psoriasis. But, those are feelings about things, not feelings like someone one is not.

I place blame for all this on the Fourth Wave Feminist Movement. They were almost forceful in the way they supplanted their Third Waves sisters. Once they had taken over it was obvious the "real" women were pushed aside and shunned as alliances were forged between the Fourth Wavers and the newly cohesive militant LBGTQQ++ factions. Together they created what we're experiencing today. They created a true tyranny of a micro-minority. Today the rights of all who might claim to be normal, including those of Riley Gaines, are subordinated to those of a micro-community made up mainly of people who are psychologically out of synch with their own realities or just making false claims to that effect because it's the only way they'll ever get to hold a trophy for athletic excellence.

Where is the "Exit Door" for those of us who don't feel like dealing with all this nonsense? Where is our escape to the world that still makes sense? How long do we have to linger in this Bizarro World before the people who have the power to stop it do what they know is right?

I never once questioned the validity of equal rights. But, this is not what's going on. To think this situation is anything but insane is...insane.

Here is a link to the story that proked all these words:

In Liberty (Which may or may not still be out there),


© Steve A. Stone


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Steve A. Stone

Steve A. Stone is and always will be a Texan, though he's lived outside that great state for all but 3 years since 1970, remembering it as it was, not as it is. He currently resides in Lower Alabama with a large herd of furry dependents, who all appear to be registered Democrats. Steve retired from the U.S. Coast Guard reserves in 2011, after serving over 22 years in uniform over the span of four decades. His service included duty on two U.S. Navy attack submarines, and one Navy and two U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Units. He is now retired after working as a senior civil servant for the U.S. Navy for over 31 years. Steve is a member of the Alabama Minority GOP and Common Sense Campaign. He is also a life member of SUBVETS, Inc., the Submarine League, and the NRA. In 2018, Steve has written and published 10 books.


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