From Daniel Moody at MercatorNet:
Consider too the glaring mismatch between New York City and Britain. In New York City we can now be fined $125,000 for ‘mis-pronouning’ somebody. The British government, though, intends to scrub gender markers from passports and other documents. Is gender identity something so sacred that a wrong word can cost us our livelihood? Or is it something of so little importance that it does not even deserve a place on a job application form?
John shed blood in the belief that surgery was necessary in order to have the gender marker on his passport changed from an M to an F, yet he is now being told his next passport will be genderless. The question begging to be asked is this: given that our new gender identity will not feature on our new ID, why on earth would anybody transition, be it socially or medically?
Furthermore, what is the end result of permitting each of us to choose to have any legal identity? By bearing in mind the fact that everything-ness and nothing-ness are two sides of one coin, we can see that if everybody can be anybody then everybody has the same legal identity as everybody else—everybody’s legal identity is ‘any identity’. Come to think of it, this would explain the blank passports and the gender-neutral restrooms. Too much freedom turns out to be the same as no freedom at all.
Reality check: Only one thought to offer: Underproductive Western populations may be easier to fine than tax. Expect more fines for not doing whatever government wants.
See also: Global tax to fund UN bureaucrats