There has to be something in the water in Berkeley, California, that gives the people their delusional logic.
This week, following the gender-neutral mantra of every word, must not include the word MAN, the shortened version of HUMAN, the city of Berkeley took it upon themselves to change the language of common usage, at least within their city limits.
A manhole will become a maintenance hole, artisans will replace craftsmen and firefighters and police officers no longer will be identified by their gender in Berkeley’s city code under an ordinance passed by city leaders Tuesday.
The City Council voted unanimously to replace more than two dozen terms often used in the city’s municipal code with gender-neutral words.
“In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity,” council member Rigel Robinson wrote in a letter to the council in March.
People moving into the town might have a problem properly identifying common objects, but the psychobabble crowd will be happy.
And then the City of Berkeley did something really stupid. They decided to ban natural gas lines from going into newly built homes.
The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to ban gas from new low-rise residential buildings starting Jan. 1….
The natural gas ordinance, introduced by Councilwoman Kate Harrison, requires all new single-family homes, town homes and small apartment buildings to have electric infrastructure. After its passage, Harrison thanked the community and her colleagues “for making Berkeley the first city in California and the United States to prohibit natural gas infrastructure in new buildings.”
“It’s an enormous issue,” Harrison told The Chronicle. “We need to really tackle this. When we think about pollution and climate-change issues, we tend to think about factories and cars, but all buildings are producing greenhouse gas.”
Never mind what is needed to generate the electricity that would take the place of natural gas. Oh, no let’s just ban it, and force cooks everywhere to use electric cooktops and grills.
Honestly, these people have to be on something to justify some of these decisions.