Perhaps the funniest thing about the current TransMania
(and, yes, there are numerous plausible ways to finish this sentence) is how it makes a joke out of the underlying recruiting pitch of contemporary liberalism:
You’re not like everybody else. You’re not one of the mass of rubes, of average Americans. You’re a rebel against the conventional wisdom. You deserve to belong to the sophisticated elite, the superior minority, because you are smart enough to comprehend complex concepts such as social constructionism and transgenderism.
But, it turns out, the poor dim losers who watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians
are totally down with this.