June 21, 2015, - 5:11 pm

Happy Trans-Father’s Day: My Real Dad & America’s Many Fake Ones

By Debbie Schlussel

Me and My Dad, Ten Days After I Was Born


My Dad (Center) Receives Award From Michigan Lions Club for Providing Free Eye Care to the Poor, Blind

Every year I write about Father’s Day, and the great influence my own terrific father, H.L. Schlussel, MD, Of Blessed Memory, had on me. Today would also have been his 78th birthday. Sadly, today is not a day most Americans honestly celebrate dear old dad. After all 364 other days of the year America celebrates “trans-fathers,” the reason we are sinking as a nation. We have trans-gender, trans-racial, and, now, trans-father figures, including soon to be on the $10 bill.

As I’ve written many times here before, I was lucky to have a great dad. He was brilliant, he was responsible, he worked very hard, he was loving, and, most important, he was very involved in our lives. He sacrificed his own personal happiness for us, his four children. Some friends of mine who are fathers say it’s too hard today–that you can’t compete with the internet, and smart phones, and the Kardashians in teaching your kids values and how to behave in life. That it’s impossible. That you can’t keep the dangers and the attitudes these things bring, out of kids’ lives–the porn, the sexualization, the humiliation of cyber-bullying. Sure, it is probably a lot more difficult. But I don’t think it’s impossible.

My dad did everything he could to teach us and make sure we became decent citizens and Americans with love for G-d and country. He taught us the importance of history and not repeating it. He taught us to be proud Jews–proud of our religious observances and our heritage. And on a personal level, he taught us to behave with dignity and treat others with respect and dignity, no matter their stations in life. Fathers, if they really want to and do the hard work it takes to be a parent instead of a “cool” friend, can still do all of these things.

I’ll never forget a brief discussion we had when I was a young teen, one time at the dinner table–it was important to my dad that the family eat together with the TV off and no phones answered. I don’t remember to whom I was referring, but I called someone trailer trash or said something to that effect about trailer parks. My father chastised me and said, “You know, those people who live in trailer parks are some of my patients. They put food on our table. They help pay for this home so we have a place to live and sleep. You and I are no different from them. Many of them work very hard, and that is all they can afford. You could be one step away from living in a trailer, yourself.” I never ever said anything about trailers or trailer parks again.

And, to this day, I remember that discussion and it bothers me when someone makes comments about trailer park residents like the ones I made all those years ago. I contrast that with comments by so-called “conservative” creeps like Erick Erickson, who said, when subbing for Rush Limbaugh, “If you are making minimum wage and you are an adult, you are a failure in life.” (Erickson, by the way, also defending a woman who praised Muslim death, rape, and torture threats against me. So, there you go.)

No, my father was no liberal. He was conservative and proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He proudly campaigned for Reagan and had campaign materials made at his own expense. He believed in traditional family values, and taught us those values. But he taught us that being conservative didn’t mean being indecent. We had compassion for those less fortunate than our middle class family. My father never condemned or attacked his gay patients, some of whom were afflicted with AIDS, which was a death sentence at the time. He opposed gay marriage and the defining of deviancy down. But he also believed that being gay was more of a genetic, psychological, and biological condition than a choice.

That said, I know my father would be appalled at the way the world has changed in the years since he passed away. We now have a world in which nothing real rules. Instead we have the “trans” of everything. Trans-gender (Bruce Jenner), trans-racial (White Rachel Dolezal pretending she’s Black), and the “trans”-father. Who needs dads when you have the “trans”-dad of government to assume the role of pop? Government gives out all the goodies, making it easy for women to become single moms and men to father kids in whose lives they won’t be. Of course, that isn’t new. It was around when my dad was still around. But in the nearly eight years since he passed, it’s gotten significantly worse. Kids born out of wedlock in America are now nearly half of all kids born, more than half of those born to mothers who are younger. Government is the “trans”-father.

And not only that, but we have “trans”-Founding-Fathers. Alexander Hamilton, no matter what you think about his expansion of the federal government with the U.S. Treasury, was instrumental in America’s founding and early years. He was a close friend of George Washington and wrote many of the Federalist Papers. He was the son of a single mother when that was shameful, and he became a self-made man who didn’t continue the cycle, because in those days the cycle was not socially acceptable and hip. He also believed in freedom for all men and opposed slavery in a good deal of its forms.

But A-Ham’s no longer considered one of the men who made America great because, after all, he has a penis. And we now need to replace him on the Ten Dollar Bill with a woman, a “Trans”-Founding-Father. Reality Check: America had only Founding Fathers. It did not have Founding Mothers, no matter how much today’s feminists and the Barack Obama government want to make it so. Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, etc.–none of these women contributed to America and made it great to the extent that Alexander Hamilton did. Not even close. Sorry. And frankly, we’ve already had a woman on a Ten Dollar Bill: Monica Lewinsky. Because of her, we may soon get the first sympathy vote chick President and the first Ten Dollar Bill First Lady. By the way, previous attempts at putting a woman on a bill, with Martha Washington, weren’t too successful. She was quickly replaced. And remember the Susan B. Anthony Dollar coin? A bomb.

Dear Founding Fathers, Barack Obama and his Treasury Department have decided you’re no longer wanted. No Father’s Day for you.

Then, there is Bruce Jenner, who now pretends his name is “Caitlyn” and that he is a woman, despite having male DNA and chromosomes, states that cannot be changed with cosmetic surgery or any kind of surgery. The pop culture media are debating and his kids are deciding whether or not they should still refer to him as “he.” TMZ producers suggested that the kids should say, “She is my father.” HUH?! Happy Trans-Mothers Day, Bruce. The men in ISIS are getting breasts and having their kids debate what gender to call their dads.

As I’ve noted on this site before, the whole Bruce Jenner thing is symbolic of the wuss that America has become. We are now Uncle Samantha. And America is now the “trans”-leader of the “trans”-free world because we are really no longer the leader and no longer all that free.

I look at how the world has changed since my dad died–all because of America’s self-castration. Not just the disastrous two terms of Barack Obama, but U.S. policy tilting against Israel and in favor of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. betraying all of those dictators with whom we made agreements and whom we needed to maintain stability in the Middle East.

I remember my dad opposing the war in Iraq, saying it would not be a good idea. He believe it would only be bad for Israel (which Bush forced to give up Gaza to quell Arab supporters of the Iraq invasion), and that it would be great for Iran, creating a Shi’ite crescent in the Middle East, which it has. My father thought, as I did and still do, that President Bush’s absurd “democracy” excuse for going into Iraq (which he asserted after WMDs were not found) was ridiculous and would create a dangerous “democracy” push for free elections throughout the Muslim Mid-East, electing radicals who hated us. And that’s what’s happened. It’s also what created a void in Iraq, which ISIS took over with support from disenfranchised Sunnis. My dad thought we needed Saddam Hussein, as evil and insane as he was, to remain in power in Iraq to block Iran. Or, in the alternative, a brutal, pro-U.S. Sunni dictator. Instead, Bush pushed for free elections, bringing Iranian-led Shi’ites to power. My dad opposed the Bush de-Baathification of the Iraqi Army and government. He said that cleansing all the Sunnis out and replacing them with Shi’ites, which is what happened, would create problems in Iraq. And we know that it has, as many Sunnis and pro-Saddam Baathists are now in ISIS or supporting and enabling it.

Father knows best. My dad was right. He was right then.

And even though he is no longer physically on this earth, he’s right now.

I’m glad I was lucky enough to have a real dad, not a “trans”-father. I miss you, Dad. Every single day.

16 Responses

Your Father (and Mother) raised you to be an absolutely beautiful person.

I_AM_ME on June 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Very well said! I agree completely!

    MomInMinnesota on June 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

I am very that Dr. Schlussel played such a big part in your life. Genuine fathers are indeed a dying breed. Our culture no longer affirms them, but actually disparages them. Instead, we are forced to endure a House of Horrors in which single parenthood and male abandonment are acceptable.

Worry on June 21, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Well, Debbie, at some point, we’ll sluff this vessel that gets us through our lives here, as painful as it may be. Nowhere in G-d’s Word to us did he say that our life would be easy. Take what your wonderful father taught you and continue to learn with the good base of knowledge that he helped form in you. If we do things right, we’ll get to spend some time, once again, with all the people we love who helped make us who we are.

nadie on June 22, 2015 at 12:08 am

I thought today was Happy Trans-Fat Day…

I love me some Trans-Fat…

WTF on June 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

Hello Debbie, I am trying to fly in under the radar of Skunky and szkion (if they are around at the moment), but I wanted to say I was happy to see your tribute to your father.

Fathers are under such attack at the moment – we are being encouraged to treat them with complete disrespect, or even denounce them.

Our Creator, the God of Abraham, has taught us to honour our parents. The world is trying to encourage us to go in the opposite direction.

A good father is a treasure, as I know only too well. My father, a para in the Polish Free Forces, had to make a new life for himself after the war, a “displaced person” in Europe, the remnants of his family sealed off from him behind the iron curtain. He got on with it – and was a good husband and father, in spite of it all.

Isaiah makes this lovely promise:
“Your dead will live…. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” – Isaiah 26:19

I hope that your father and mine, that all our lost families, will be remembered by the God of Abraham when the time comes, and that He, who longs to see them again too, will wake them from the dreamless sleep of death.

It will be such a joyful awakening – they will open their eyes in the restored earthly Paradise, an earth ruled by the law of loving-kindness.

sue on June 22, 2015 at 3:55 am

Your dad was very wise, Debbie. I had a good dad too, and I think a lot of the evils we are seeing point back to the disintegration of the family.

MomInMinnesota on June 22, 2015 at 9:44 am

Thank you for sharing your father’s wisdom with us.

samantha on June 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

Debbie, we need more dads like yours and mine. We know where you get your steel spine and character from. My dad was a union Democrat but criticized overreach by the unions. He taught us hard work and standing your ground. He told us to avoid fighting but if you can’t, you fight to win. He was a WWII vet. His grandfather was associated with the Molly Maguires in upstate Pennsylvania. One day I saw and heard him rip a priest a new one. The one big fight I had in school I fought and threw a known bully around who was bigger and older in front of dozens of students. The only question he asked me was “Did you win?” He would not recognize his country today and would vomit if he saw what the Democrat Party has finally become. As for “Caitlyn” Jenner, he would use several expressions, including 3 dollar bill.

Concerned Citizen on June 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

Per one of ‘WTF’s’ comments, trans-fats are the only “trans” thing that the “gub’mint” looks down on and actively seeks to outlaw. But as they’d say, it is this relentless promotion of all the other “trans”-this and -that, that are a part of why the Muslim world hates us in particular, and the West in general. I haven’t heard of any “trans” society that has ever survived in the long run. Just like with matriarchies.

ConcernedPatriot on June 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm

“the humiliation of cyber-bullying.”

Seriously?!? This is one of today´s problems, even if it is a small one, if cyber-bullying is an issue, you need to grow a tougher skin.
Children needs to learn to be tough, parents who raises their children to be spoiled, overly sensitive pussies may mean well but what they do is still cruel and harmfull.
This is especially true when the country you live in is far from being an utopia and rapidly turning into a third-world country.


46-U376 on June 23, 2015 at 6:12 am

Your dad is an inspiration to mne in my work, Debbie. G-d Bless.

Occam's Tool on June 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Matthew 15:18 Mike H.

Bronson on June 25, 2015 at 5:32 am

“Mike Hunt”? Not only is that unoriginal, but it clearly demonstrates your ability to engage in civil conversation. If you want to engage in civilized conversation and debate the issues, knock yourself out. When the conversation turns to Zionism and other conspiracy or hate laced speech, you lose credibility. Say whatever rumors you want to say about Debbie’s deceased father, but you may not know the truth about what you speak. Besides that, the old man was a combat veteran, and if you can’t respect that you don’t have a whole of a lot going for you. Engage rather than attack dead people who have done you know wrong and in fact you owe a debt of gratitude. If you can’t do that, then just go f— yourself.

R: None of what he wrote is true. Read my response to his comment. He is a Black Muslim crazy who repeatedly posts lies like this and keeps getting banned. DS

Ringo on June 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Your dad sounds like a decent person who was open-minded and accepting of people yet still had his own opinions which he did not force onto others given his profession.

However, as much as you say that he taught you to respect others (the trailer park example), it seems that you have not continued to do what he taught you. Why are you so anti so many different people and their choices in their lives? That seems completely opposite to what you describe your father as.

Very odd – given your description of your dad, his influence on your comments and view points do not seem to have had an impact. Which is disappointing.

You write well even though I do not agree with many (most!) of your arguments.

Still, we should be able to have a respectful discussion.

Good luck,

MIke on June 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Fascinating how much MONEY, time and effort the Soros-bots are spending on this site.

Debbie’s writings – even this very personal and impressive note about her father, the late Dr. Schlussel – seem to evoke paroxysms of outrage from the Leftist cult. One senses that “Mike Hunt” turned to the dark side long ago but still harbors distant memories of a time and a place where there was some light in his life.

“Mike Hunt”‘s bizarre allegations are shocking ONLY to those of us who still remember a time when values meant something. In an age of rampant Medicare fraud by well-connected practitioners (remember the recent issue involving Senator Menendez, D-NJ) and blase acceptance of homosexuality and STD, liberals would never allow themselves to “judge” a fellow “liberal” (i.e. Left cultist) for such “trifles.”

In other words, the Leftist cult is FREE-RIDING ON OUR SENSE OF DECENCY AND VALUES.

Guardian Angel on July 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

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