The War on Reality: ‘Mermaiding’

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If you want to look at pictures of jidrools pretending to be mermaids, go ahead. If you’d rather not, here’s a picture of a sane mother robin feeding her babies.

What do you do with your time, if you have no more sense than, say, a box of Cocoa Puffs?

Well, CNN–better initials might be “LOL”–celebrates “a growing subculture” of kooks who pretend to be “mermaids” (https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/04/world/mermaid-portraits-cnnphotos/). They wear fake mermaid tails, some of which cost thousands of dollars apiece, and hang out with other kooks.

Let us quote from CNN’s description of one young man: “he learned about the trend”–good grief, it’s a trend?–“through transgender friends and became fascinated by ‘the transition from one species to another, the ability to inhabit a new, magical identity.'”

For some reason I can’t fathom, all the “mermaids” in the CNN article are in Israel. Supposedly you can find these dopes in other countries, too.

It seems the world has opened a door marked “crazy” and has no way to close it.

But this is what happens when you desert God. Nobody left to worship but devils and idiots.

Back to “Tarzan and the Leopard Men” for me.

 

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

13 responses to “The War on Reality: ‘Mermaiding’

  • Marge Hofknecht

    And I used to think the old Red Men groups who met in Philadelphia long long time ago were the epitome of silliness since none of them were true Native American. They were some kind of lodge.

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  • unknowable2

    I guess some people aren’t satisfied with reality.

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  • Heidi

    All hobbies can take on a life of their own…but as a swimming enthusiast I once took a mermaid lesson and actually had a lot of fun! The tail took some getting used to, but towards the end of the hour it was very natural, and a great core workout! I have always struggled with the butterfly stroke, but now it comes much more easily. I have no plans to put down the money for my own tail, but it was an enjoyable experience.

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  • Heidi

    True. Most people I know that swim in a tail do it for the exercise and the beauty of the sport, something similar to water ballet. But of course the media will find people out there to push their narrative and advance their agenda.

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    • Marge Hofknecht

      I was wondering: looking at most fish (not flounder) and comparing them to mermaids how is the swimming motion accomplished? The position of the tail on someone dressed as a mermaid doesn’t seem very to make it easy to swim fishlike. A mermaid’s tail looks to be sideways. Just asking.

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  • Heidi

    Marge, it’s really like wearing a monofin to do the butterfly stroke. Remember the first time you swam with flippers? Huge increase in power, right? The tail extends and widens your surface area pushing against the water while doing an undulating butterfly kick. It REALLY works well for underwater swimming, though you can still go much faster on the surface with it.

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