Two days ago this website published a leaked draft version of the SNP’s definition of “transphobia” which was debated at a meeting of its National Executive Committee on Saturday. The party has now published the final agreed version, which is essentially identical to the draft except for a few tweaks.
But one of them is very significant.
The highlighted part was not in the draft, and it amounts to an explicit and absolutely terrifying redesignation of basic human biology as a hate crime.
Because human beings cannot change sex. Sex is a material fact wired irrevocably into every strand of our DNA and every cell in our bodies before we’re born, and it cannot be altered by any kind of hormone treatment or surgery. You can dig up a million-year-old skeleton and immediately determine with 100% certainty whether it was male or female. At the very most, humans can change their sex for the purposes of the law, which is a completely different thing.
In 1930s and 1940s Germany, it was the law that Jewish people were not human. They were stripped of all their civil rights and described by the Nazi state as “untermensch”, a word which translates literally as “under men” or, more traditionally, “sub-human”.
But of course their biology hadn’t changed. They were still human. Their sub-humanity was a legal fact – it was legislated by a democratically-elected government and was enforceable by the authorities to the extent that it saw over six million people murdered entirely legally under the law as it then stood – but it wasn’t a biological fact. Laws are (thankfully in this case) fleeting and transitory human constructions. Biology is eternal.
The change from the SNP’s already-worrying draft definition is a huge and crucial one. It robs anyone of even the right to simply describe a transwoman as what they are – a biological male. It is literally a legal prohibition on reality.
A scientifically accurate description will be classed as the same thing as a physical assault or a threat and made a criminal offence punishable by up to seven years in jail.
The Nu-SNP is essentially holding independence supporters to ransom in this May’s election. Because it monopolises the Yes vote, it can blackmail people by telling them the only chance of independence is to vote SNP. (Even though it’s an empty promise, because the party has no actual credible plan to achieve a referendum.)
But anyone who votes SNP will also be expressly voting for the above, and unlike a referendum the prohibition of reality definitely WILL happen, because even if the SNP don’t get a majority they’ll be supported by the Greens, Lib Dems and Labour.
Any vote for the SNP will be a vote for the above definition of transphobia, and so a vote against the existence of human biology, a vote against the rights of women and a vote against free speech. It is a vote this site can no longer even reluctantly endorse.
(And before you ask, there’s no other party contesting constituency seats that we can endorse either. Voting Tory is a totally unconscionable evil under any circumstances and all the other parties are every bit as deep in the insane cult of transgenderism as the SNP. If we still lived at home we’d be spoiling our constituency vote.)
We’re not, of course, saying the SNP are as bad as the Nazis. The Nazis didn’t put the Holocaust in any of their election manifestos and once they got elected they abolished democracy, so the people who voted for them in the 1930s could legitimately deny any responsibility for Auschwitz and Treblinka and Sobibor and Chelmno.
But the SNP are telling you openly up front what you’ll be voting for. So if you do it, you have no excuses for the horrors that will follow. They’ll be on you.