It isn’t often that a story comes along that perfectly encapsulates why social conservatism is best for all the parties involved, not to mention society as a whole. But then comes Bruce Hay’s story in NYMag’s The Cut, a tale of a Harvard professor too smart for his own good, so open-minded his brain fell out. Hay’s story is how a life can be destroyed when you let progressivism silence your better judgment and common sense.
It begins at a hardware store in Cambridge, when a woman approached the kind-of-married Hay, a man living with the mother of his children but not totally certain of their level of physical commitment to the relationship. There is any number of ways that this story would have ended in a far less salacious and messy way had Hay behaved as a social conservative, and this is just the first. When you are or were at one point married, have children with someone, when you’re living together, there should be no ambiguity about your commitment to that relationship. But apparently, according to Hay (his wife disagreed later), there was ambiguity, and he found himself physically and emotionally entangled with Maria-Pia Shuman, a French woman visiting the States.
Shuman was living with a male-to-female transgender individual, and Hay bonded with him/her over their shared mental health issues. Hay bent over backwards, ignoring any number of warning signs about Shuman’s relationship with this biological male, even going so far as to accept that he was the father of her child, despite the fact that he never ejaculated inside of her during their sexual encounters. In a rational world a man would question the paternity of a child conceived with a woman with whom he never had a complete sexual encounter with, a woman who was living with a biological male, but this is no longer a rational world.
Fast forward to when their relationship inevitably broke down and it becomes apparent that Hay is the victim of some sort of scam, we see Shuman and her transgender quasi-partner filing a Title IX case against the professor. Because we always now #BelieveWomen, without anything resembling due process or critical thinking, Hay’s career was completely sidetracked. Despite the many crazy aspects of the case (read the whole NYMag story for a full picture of the insanity) that are on record, Harvard is still inexplicably investigating Hay, who has faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees because this duo isn’t just taking advantage of Hay’s progressivism resulting in his open-minded to the point of brain prolapse, but Harvard’s and the legal system’s as well. Being a woman and a transgender individual is now a blank check to commit all sorts of fraud and abuses, because questioning these individuals would go against everything these progressives profess to believe.
What is perhaps most amusing about Hay’s case is when the story broke yesterday, the left-leaning mainstream media’s reporters and pundits posted a link with variations of “wow this is a crazy story” and “whoa!” etc, etc. But there was, of course, no acknowledgment that what happened to Hay wasn’t just a fluke, a strike of lightning. The progression of events was a direct result of what happens when an individual lets progressivism replace their common sense… when one’s better judgment is overruled by a need to be open-minded and free-thinking. The complete rejection of all societal norms in the last decades, the rejection of marriage, of monogamy, of biological norms, of due process… all of these rejections erode our social fabric and make stories like Hay’s not just possible, but likely. It turns out our society had all of these guard rails up for a reason, and when they’re taken down, people tend to drive off cliffs.