I have a two-sentence introduction before we get to the particular guts of this story:
Whenever a standard “ liberal” college knowledgeable parent hears a doctor or even medical bureaucrat utter the pronouncement, the parent, just like a doomed trained monkey, IMMEDIATELY replies, “ Well, this evidence certainly has some merit… ”
God help the child who has this type of parent.
Entrance Pundit has the story . Here are quotes; then I’ll have comments.
“ Joe Biden’s transgender Assistant Health Admin Dr . Rachel (Richard) Levine spoke at a DNC pride month event on Fri. ”
“ On Friday, Dr . Levine said sex reassignment surgery (castration) and puberty blockers (chemical castration) for KIDS can be ‘ lifesaving, medically required, age appropriate, and a important tool’. ”
“ Levine recently said that there is no debate about ‘ gender-affirming’ care for kids. ”
“ ‘There is no argument among medical experts — pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, teen psychiatrists, psychologists, etc . — about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care, ‘ Levine said. ”
“ According to the American University of Pediatricians, no single extensive study demonstrates the safety or efficacy of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, plus surgeries for transgender-believing youth. ”
“ Puberty blockers may cause depression and other emotional disturbances related to suicide. The package insert for Lupron, the number one prescribed puberty blocker in America, listings ‘ emotional instability’ as being a side effect and warns prescribers to ‘ Monitor with regard to development or worsening of psychiatric symptoms during treatment’. ”
OK. The big takeaway from these statements is: we’re supposed to think we’re talking about a Condition and MEDICAL TREATMENT.
Once that bell is rung, all bets are off. “ Well, the physician says Jimmy has sex dysphoria, a medical/psychiatric problem, and his desire to transition to a girl needs treatment. The therapy allows him to make the transition. ”
As with other issues, the word from on high is, the particular science is settled.
Forget the fact that the American College of Pediatricians disagrees. Ultimately, what is plus isn’t science is decided at a political level.
Forget the fact that gender dysphoria has no defining physical analysis test. No blood check, no urine test, no hair test, no hereditary assay, no brain check. Its existence as a situation is backed by zero evidence.
Forget the fact that the treatments are toxic and destructive.
The medical/political colossus has spoken. Doubters are now referred to “ the technology. ”
This is how medical dictatorship operates. You may recall that’s how this operated with a little thing called COVID.
Dr . Rachel Levine is trying out for the role of Anthony Fauci.
Civilians everywhere want to argue against children undergoing transition to a different gender, but the authorities wish to head that off at the pass by claiming “ really all medical and we have the knowledge and you don’t know anything. Situation closed. ”
If parents huddle at nighttime, afraid of a scornful appear from a doctor or a medical bureaucrat, the war has ended. It’s lost. The war against children will be scorched earth and scorched lifestyles.
I can hear that college educated mother or father I referred to saying, “ Well, to be reasonable, there is certainly some merit to the disagreement that certain young children have a have to transition, and we have to discern these cases carefully plus consider the medical evidence… ”
This is what most losers say just before the enemy pours tons of gasoline on the fire and the town burns down.