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Welcome new subscribers! Wanted to share with everyone my article in The Federalist this morning, about the recent simultaneous “departure” of all the doctors staffing our local hospital’s adolescent medicine clinic in response to the Attorney General investigating them for mutilating children.
As I explain in the piece, the local news coverage has been rather schizophrenic, because the media have to uphold the official stance of “Doctors Are Being Unfairly Accused of Sex-Changing Children, Which They Would Never Do, It’s All A Crazed Conservative Conspiracy Theory,” while at the same time, in the very same stories, reporting the ‘human interest’ angle, interviewing all the tearful moms upset that their young children, who were in the process of getting their sex changed by these doctors, now have nowhere to go for their castration needs.
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The cognitive dissonance is caused by history’s first effectively deployed countermeasure to The Law of Merited Impossibility. The Law of Merited Impossibility was first noticed over a decade ago by Rod Dreher (don’t miss his substack): ““It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it.” That law has been running rampant these past few years (see for instance Dennis Prager getting laughed at in 2019 for predicting exactly what is happening today). Yet thanks to a new generation of conservative activists, like Matt Walsh and Christopher Rufo, lawmakers have finally figured out a way to defeat the Merited Impossibility: by banning the impossible!
As I put it, “Take action now, work to get your legislators to enact a Law Against Imaginary Dangers, and watch the thing that is not happening finally, at long last, stop actually happening.”
More at The Federalist, please share the article if you like it!
A few more thoughts:
First, I do want to make it clear that I have had only the best experiences with the pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s, whether the ENT team, the (amazing!) oncology team, the pulmonologists, the fantastic children’s ER staff, and more. None of those doctors are to blame for what these adolescent med docs were doing to confused, vulnerable children, so please don’t send our local cardiologist hate mail or anything.
I have also in the past sent patients to Dell for severe anorexia, and those patients did, to my knowledge, get good care in their inpatient eating disorder clinic. I do not know for a fact, but it is certainly likely per the news coverage, that the doctors treating them were the very same ones who just ‘departed’ after being exposed for chemically castrating children. I will elaborate more below, but regarding the anorexia issue in particular, I for one would not trust a doctor to treat my underweight patient who thinks she’s too thin… if that same doctor makes a habit of cutting breasts off my female patients because they think they are boys. What if the doc buys into the anorexic delusion and starts injecting her with Ozempic? Getting back to a healthy weight, after all, would give the child great dysphoria…
In a broader sense, faced with the loss of medical treatment for all the non-transitioning children who were patients at the adolescent medical clinic for other issues, a true story from my youth. I can recall not one but two (two!) school teachers I have had over the years who were fired (and then arrested) for molesting my classmates. One case involved a teacher I barely ever interacted with, but the high school criminal was my favorite teacher! Thankfully, despite many hours spent with him, I was never victimized (the middle school teacher liked boys, this one didn’t). Why bring this up? Well, it would never have occurred to me in a million years to protest his firing because I got so much out of his lectures on the Renaissance. There was local news coverage of both incidents, featuring lots of parental outrage. Could you imagine the backlash had one of those reporters instead dedicated the article to all the interesting topics the fired teachers taught? Imagine the headlines:
Breaking News: Beloved Local Teacher, Who Introduced Children to Wonders of Florence, Under Fire: Anxious Parents Wonder, “Who Will Teach My Little Johnny About Brunelleschi Now?”
Of course such a story would never make it to print. Because if you molest kids for an hour a day, we don’t care what you teach them in the remaining hours. True, the as-yet-unmolested classmates will lose a good history lesson, but that’s a price we are all more than happy to pay to rid our schools of abuse.
If you agree with the above, and I sure hope you do, who would you blame for the students who lost a good lecture? The society supporting repressive anti-molestation laws, or the teacher who molested kids? Precisely.
So go ahead and feel bad for the patients with genuine medical problems who lost their doctors in this latest episode. But don’t let the corporate media, or trans activists (I know, I repeat myself) distract you from the people who are to blame for those patients’ loss: the chemically castrating doctors themselves.
One last point: take heart, this is good news! Just like the firing of the teachers above surely prevented future children from being victimized, so too these sudden ‘departures’ will save future children from being irreparably damaged.
In closing, this being a family substack, I cannot share my full thoughts on the departing physicians. So I’ll let Bing Crosby do it for me.
Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend!