In the 1970’s there was a tv show called the Six Million Dollar Man, which was about a man who had a series of body parts replaced by robotics. The tag-line of this show was, “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster.”
The very idea of the show was that man could somehow be improved through technological enhancements. We can see this philosophy playing out in many aspects of modern life. In the world of genetics, scientists are tinkering with the human genome in an attempt to improve the human condition. Some scientists have even attempted to splice human genes with animal genes. In the world of entertainment, men and women obtain powers and abilities beyond human nature, whether it be by technology, genetic mutation, or occult sources. And central to this mingling of fantasy with technology is the Trans-Movement.
The very essence of the Trans-Movement is the idea that someone can be that which they are not. The feverish delirium that men can be women or that women can be men has swept the world to the point that civil laws are being enacted that punish people for refusing to go along with these sexual fantasies. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
In 2015, a white woman named Rachel Dolezal was discovered to have obtained a full-scholarship reserved for African Americans despite not having any African heritage at all.
Also in 2015, a 52 year old man was featured in a news story because, after abandoning his wife and seven children, he decided to live as a 6 year old girl.
There are people who have undergone extremely expensive body modifications because they believe themselves to be animals.
In 2012, a man named Dennis Avner apparently committed suicide after spending years living with body modifications that made him look like a cat.
In 2016, a male banker had his ears and nose surgically removed and his body modified in such a way as to resemble a reptile. Also having his tongue split down the middle so as to be “forked,” this man now lives as a woman, calling himself “Dragon Lady.”
Last month, LifeSiteNews reported that a 6 year old boy is being forced to live as a girl by his own mother.
It should go without saying, but merely altering the appearance of a thing does nothing to change its nature. If a rock is painted gold, it is merely a rock with gold paint on it … it does not suddenly become a gold nugget. Similarly, someone who mutilates their body to resemble an animal does not become that animal, and someone who wears the clothing of the opposite sex does not become that sex. But this is precisely what the Trans-Movement would have us believe.
And if all of this seems even just a little bit satanic, it’s because it is. In fact, one could even say that the very first sin … the one committed by Lucifer … was the very foundation for the entire Trans-Movement.
Isaiah 14: 11-15 gives us the account of Lucifer’s fall from grace:
“Thy pride is brought down to hell, thy carcass is fallen down: under thee shall the moth be strewed, and worms shall be thy covering. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who didst rise in the morning? how art thou fallen to the earth, that didst wound the nations? And thou saidst in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit in the mountain of the covenant, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the height of the clouds, I will be like the most High. But yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into the depth of the pit.”
The portion in bold is a most curious line. Lucifer, in its pride, said “I will be like the most High.” At the beginning of the statement, Lucifer says, “I will be …” which is future-tense, meaning that Lucifer “currently is not.” The very foundation of this sin of desiring to be that which Lucifer is not is the “pride” which brought it “down to Hell, into the depth of the pit.” Lucifer is, in fact, the very first “Trans-Being” and the founder of the Trans-Movement itself.
The drama in this situation is encapsulated in the meaning of the name “Michael.” The name “Michael” is a question that asks, “Who is like God?” Since Michael was a mere archangel who cast the highest of all the angels out of Heaven, it stands to reason that the meaning of Michael’s name is a direct response to Lucifer’s statement that he would “become like the Most High,” who is God. But Michael’s question is not without an answer … man was created in God’s image and LIKENESS. And how is this so? The Church Fathers speculate that Lucifer fell when it was revealed that God intended to become incarnate through the Blessed Virgin, and so with the announcement of God’s intention to possess a human nature, Lucifer also desired to possess a human nature. And isn’t it interesting that devils, in a blasphemous mockery of the incarnation, take possession of human bodies, but angels do not?
Having thus been cast out of Heaven, Lucifer begins to work on convincing Eve to join its Trans-Movement. In the Garden of Eden, in the form of a serpent, Lucifer attempts to convince Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. After Eve tells the serpent that if she ate the fruit that she would die, the serpent replies, “What is this talk of death? God knows well that as soon as you eat this fruit your eyes will be opened, and you yourselves will be like gods, knowing good and evil.”
There are a couple of very important elements in what the serpent says here. First of all, as with its own fall, the devil says, “you will be,” which is also to say, “you currently are not.” So, Eve is being told that she can become something she is not. But notice also that the serpent says she and Adam will become “like gods.” Notice the lower-case “g” and the plurality of “gods.” Adam and Eve wouldn’t become “like God,” because they already were “like” God, having been made in His image and likeness. They would become like that which they were not … like “gods,” or more precisely, like the rest of the demons.
This temptation to become “like gods” is what led to the fall of the entire human race. In other words, all of mankind fell from grace because of the lure of “transitioning.”
And this philosophy of transition has found a common thread through human history. One example of this is found in the ancient mystical art known as alchemy. This precursor to chemistry, which dropped the mystical and mysterious for the scientific, had a strong focus on transmutation. In short, it was commonly believed that base metals, such as lead, could be transformed into noble metals like gold. So, the idea with alchemy was that elements could become that which they are not.
Also found in the ancient world are chimeras; creatures that simultaneously possessed the parts of one species and the parts of another. Griffins (which were part eagle and part lion), minotaur (part man and part bull), sphynx (part man and part lion) are all basic examples of chimeras. The modern equivalent to the myths of chimeras is Darwinistic evolution, which posits the idea that every species of living organisms are in a state of transformation, eventually becoming another species. Therefore, evolution is the alleged study of living creatures becoming that which they are not.
These ideas of transformation in alchemy and evolution are direct contributors to the trans-identity movement we see today. The reason is simple. If there is no such thing as ontological reality, and the nature of a thing as designed by God is not intended to remain in that same nature, then all things are changeable and fluid. Therefore, if an ant can become a dog and if hydrogen can become iron, then a man can be a woman, a dark skinned African can be a pale-skinned Norwegian, humans can become gods and the devil can become Like God. Every modern aspect of the philosophy of transformation goes back to the first transformationist, who was the very same devil that claimed it could become “like the most High.”
Even the message of Fatima alludes to this.
In the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima, Sr. Lucia says:
“At the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’.
The appearance of the Angel harkens directly to Genesis. Remember, Eve took the fruit from the serpent after it told her that she would “be like gods.” After Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden, God placed an angel at Eden’s entrance. Genesis 3:24 says, “And he cast out Adam; and placed before the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” So, in the vision of the Third Secret, we are told of an angel with a flaming sword who touches it to the earth crying out, “Penance, Penance, Penance.”
In her second memoir, Sr. Lucia explained the penance that Our Lord was requesting. She wrote:
“For many, thinking that the word penance means great austerities and not feeling in themselves the strength or the generosity for these, lose heart and rest in a life of lukewarmness and sin. Our Lord said to me: ‘The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My Law. This is the penance that I now seek and require.’“
The lesson here is simple. Because the very first sin was the prideful ambition of the devil to become that which it is not, then the penitential remedy is to humbly embrace the life, plan and laws (especially the natural law) God has established for each one of us. The devil truly is the founder of the Trans-Movement, which very literally marches under the banner of “pride.” So then, let us follow the example of Our Lady, whose humble submission to the Will of God in all things is the path by which the Son of God became incarnate.