Dear American State Department Spokesperson Ned Price,
On Aug. 16, 2021, after suffering one of the most humiliating defeats in your country’s history, you took to the airways to speak on behalf of your nation’s government. You cowered like a frightened little boy. You stammered with a staccato voice. You embarrassed yourself and your foolish leaders by “demanding” that we, the Taliban, immediately establish a new government that is “humanitarian,” one that respects all men, and one that is “inclusive,” which also “protects the rights of women and girls.” We laugh at you. You are in no position to demand anything of us. Your assumption of having any moral authority over Afghanistan and its people is a joke.
Can you spell delusional?
Your country pretends to be an exemplar concerning women’s rights while, at the same time, you deny your own mothers and daughters their basic rights of having their own bathrooms, their own showers, and their own dressing rooms.
You dishonor your sisters, grandmothers, nieces, and aunts by stealing their privacy, dignity, and even their identity and, yet, you presume to lecture us on how to treat women and girls.
You subject your own children to the barbarity of puberty-blocking hormones, chemical castration, and surgical mutilation, and yet you proclaim that you expect us to be more “humanitarian.”
In what world do you live?
How can anyone argue with a straight face that you have any right to tell us what is right?
How can you possibly believe in the dignity of children while at the same time you applaud as eleven-year-old boys parade on stage in drag in front of a bunch of adults?
How can you pretend to respect the value of a man when your own default position for all that is wrong with the entire history of the world can be summed up in two words: “male toxicity”?
How in the world can anyone claim to believe in the dignity of every human being when you kill more black babies in New York City each year by aborting them than you celebrate black babies by letting them be born?
Would you please stop pretending we have any intention of listening to you? We don’t.
If you’re so serious about “respecting” women, then why do you teach your youngest girls that women are little more than leprechauns and unicorns; make-believe social constructs rather than biological facts?
If you believe in women’s rights, why do they refuse to protect a woman’s most basic rights?
If you believe it’s wrong for a man ever to force himself on a woman, then how in the name of Allah (may his name be praised forever) is it ever right to force a woman to wax a man’s genitals if he pretends to be a woman?
If you’re so worried about the future of humanity, then why do you buy products from billionaires who are openly telling you that human beings should be “reduced” by as much as 90 percent to save humanity from humanity?
How can you not see this disconnect? We expected you to be smarter than this. But your national brain trust seems to be brain-dead. You once were a proud people of common sense, but now you double down on your nonsense.
If you genuinely believe in the dignity of women, then perhaps you should stop promoting the cultural appropriation by men of a status and identity they have no right to assume.
If you believe in equal rights for the female, then maybe you should stop pretending a female is a fantasy and a fabrication rather than a biological fact.
If you truly believe in gender inclusion, why do you exclude the few remaining sane people in your culture who have the courage to defend the objective integrity of the female gender?
What could be more degrading to a female than to have her own government publicly “blackface” her in a manner that is just as cartoonish, grotesque, and insulting as it was when your white people used to dress up in literal blackface to mimic and mock your people of color?
Mr. Price, we understand that your country once honored a man named C. S. Lewis who warned of a time when yours would be a characterless culture of “men without chests.” Your cowardly pleading with us proves that time has come. We ignore you. We mock you. We could not care less about your pedantic calls for “women’s rights” and “humanitarian” ideals. Because you, sir, are a hypocrite.
Friend of Osama bin Laden and Your conqueror
• Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery) and, most recently, “Grow Up: Life Isn’t Safe, But It’s Good.”