City councilman says trans rights advocates smacks of Nazism

saginaw dan fitzpatrickLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The community of Saginaw, Michigan and it’s city council have been working together to hammer out a trans rights ordinance recently but last week things took an ugly turn when city councilman Dan Fitzpatrick invoked the Nazi youth movement as the rationale behind his opposition to the ordinance.

Fitzpatrick according to the Saginaw News:

“What I’m totally amazed at is a number of people I’ve talked to or heard from say, ‘Come on, just pass this thing.’ Find out what it means later. Well how does that sound? Doesn’t matter; if it’s bad, fix it. Fix it later. It’s going to happen eventually; just get with it. Be progressive. In about 1933 there was a real big youth movement in Germany called the party of national socialists. A lot of people said, ‘You know, I don’t like them. I don’t know; I don’t understand. But man they’re good for business.'”

Although Fitzpatrick later backtracked just a bit, but it didn’t make matters better: “I’m not saying they’re Nazis. “I will say that sometimes these tactics smack of it. The similar kinds of things that the German youth movement did. That everything old is bad and everything new is good.”

News reports say the ordinance isn’t entirely dead. All parties involved want to spend more time on it up before bringing it up to the full council again, but have conceded it may take a while.

Trans woman Charin Davenport says they’ve made progress: “We are in City Hall talking about this, for many of them it’s the first time they’ve been in the same room with this many gay and transgender people. Any time learning is going on, progress is being made. That’s why we won.”

Councilman Fitzpatrick however, finds himself in violation of Godwin’s Law — ‘he who first brings up the Nazis automatically loses the argument’ — and should excuse himself from further votes on the matter.

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Fitzpatrick’s reliance on the Nazi’s youth movement to bolster his position on council matters is a good reason to toss him out of office.

 http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/05/saginaws_gay_transgender_anti-.html 

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/05/saginaw_councilman_compares_lg.html

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8 replies

  1. Morality based on sexual orientation isn’t morality, it’s sexual exclusivity and, as such, a demand for sexual appeasement.
    The council-daddy-O attempts to minimize (penis-size-wise) “the gays” even by saying the focus of the bill is “partisan” while at the same time creating an opposing and massively engorged party he feels he speaks for, a political “I’m bigger than you” intimidation obviously sparked by an 8-year-old “that’s ookie 😦 ” –one that he’d really rather not have brought up before the Council. It’s the lead-in to the “gay equals pedophiles” trap that while saying someone should have no voice and be subjected to whatever consequences of dislike an obvious bigot might have, actually makes the percentage of heterosexual pedophiles larger.

    Man, he is like square [ ] , right, Dobie Gillis? He’s compassionate enough to make it less of a crime for Granddad to rape little Timmy and Lassie, but passed a law against redskins being allowed to use wooden teeth.
    I don’t know what fantasy world some sexual exclusivists live in where they should control the sex of others, but there’s no end to it’s need for “leben raum”.

    • Just passing a so called rights bill amounts to what a mess we have with so called affordable care act , a hodge podge of legal abyss that favors no one and hurts all . I tend to agree with the councilman on this . I want some EQUAL protection laws that back we transgender people that don’t infringe on another’s rights to life .

      • “Nothing Found
        It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.”

        You wouldn’t happen to have an extra pair of high boots, would you? Because the shit’s getting deep in here. Perhaps you can make a motion to pass a “no ‘hater panic’ defense” law, because while the good councilperson claims to be part of a majority, although destructive, there weren’t that many David Koreshs, Caligulas, or Pinochets. But if you’re going to insist that at the most 5.6% according to the Williams Institute should be homeless, jobless, denied access to public buildings and services including medical, assaulted, raped, murdered, then falsely imprisoned and assaulted, raped, murdered again, perhaps you should institute some hate crimes laws protecting the minority who continue such inequality because they think it’s their “rights to life”:
        “Neural circuits of disgust induced by sexual stimuli in homosexual and heterosexual men: an fMRI study.”
        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20576388

        Transsexualism is a birth defect, a disability forced on the unknowing by those who don’t want to be held responsible for it while they steal in the form of taxes and insurance fees from those they’ve harmed. For a neurological condition with deadly effects, particularly when untreated, that makes the perpetrators not only thieves but murderers.
        Once again, morality based on sexual orientation isn’t morality, it’s sexual exclusivity.

  2. Fitzpatrick’s comprehension of history is pathetically lacking. His use of Nazi Germany as a metaphor or comparable comparison to activists for TG rights is wildly wrong and grossly inappropriate. He’s obviously just another bigot that enjoys putting his foul thoughts and extremely limited intellect on display.

  3. The city council mens use of history is reminiscent of every oppressive political person of the past which wish to deny individuals their civil rights. If trans people have civil rights protection under all of the civil legal institutions currently why doesn’t he say so and advise the courts to legally protect our rights. The courts say that trans people have no legal civil rights and that the courts can not protect us against discrimination. All trans people are asking for is that the law be changed to include equal protection for us just like anybody else has. As a trans person I would be happy with a law that stated that no individual can be denied their right because of who they are, which includes protections for gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic or racial designation, religious or political beliefs, level of education, occupation, profession, manner of self expression, or any other means of self-identification that has not been criminalized because it causes physical harm or violates the civil rights of others or advocates the violent overthrow of the Constitution as proven in a court of law. Let’s end discrimination period based upon a person’s self-identification and not just invent some other category to discriminate against because we are personally offended, but not harmed physically by in any way.

    If I have stated this incorrectly or left anything our please let me know. I should not be denied my civil rights as a trans woman, just because I do not meet the stereotype of what it means to be female which is legally written into the laws. If I identify myself as a transwoman, that should be enough, I should not have to prove it, or meet any criteria or anyones’ approval, to have all of my identification changed to state that I am a woman and also have my name changed. It’s who I am, and if I identify myself as a woman, I have to live with all of the social ramifications of being a woman in our society.

  4. Because the NAZI’s were anti Communist and wanted to protect the economic status of a few select individuals in their society didn’t they really want to protect the old and reject the new. We’re the NAZI’s revolting against all of the new social changes the Treaty of The Treaty of Versailles brought to Germany and the disarmament of Germany and the NAZI’s wanted to re-establish the old Germany in their own image. This council man does not know his history.

  5. Mention the holocaust and/or Hitler in any discussion and you’re a troll. This guy is trolling and is a twat

  6. There are times and places where Hitler or Nazism can legitimately be brought up in a debate or discussion. This? Not one of them.

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