Groucho Marx used to tell of a man who went to see a psychiatrist:
So you see, doctor, the problem is that my brother thinks he’s a chicken.
Well, have you told him he’s not a chicken?
Because we need the eggs!
As the implosion of Western Civilization accelerates, the once unthinkable becomes part of mainstream medicine. In truth a book could be written on the mainstreaming of human perversion, and if such a book were to be written one its darkest chapters would be the transgendering of children with gender dysphoria. From the Daily Mail comes the story of an eleven-year old boy, adopted son of lesbian parents, who began transitioning hormonally to a “female” at age eight. Read the stomach-churning story here.
There are several dimensions of the story that are noteworthy, and while the lesbian angle could be further explored, there are doubtless many lesbian couples who would never countenance what this couple has done. That’s worth stressing at the outset, as the real villains in all of this are the psychologists and physicians at four hospitals in the U.S. who perform this mutilation of children. From the story:
San Francisco, right by Berkeley, is one of four cities in the United States with a hospital that has a program for transgender children. The University of California San Francisco is home to the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. Children are seen at length by mental health professionals and then treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Others cities with youth programs are Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Four hospitals that have specialty centers for mutilating children!
If that sounds surprising, it really shouldn’t be. It is the natural result of abandoning the idea that there is such a thing as natural moral law, objective truth, and clear limits to human behavior. It is the result of the American academy being filled to overflowing with radical professors who profess such nonsense in order to sell their perversions as serious scholarly work.
It is the result of so much more that anything less than a book would be to trivialize a very complex phenomenon, and yet it all boils down to something very simple:
Our doctors, the ones who spent four years in college, four years in medical school, four years of internship and residency training, two years of post-doctoral fellowship training, fourteen years of adulthood in training in all, are the ones who have caved. They look upon seriously deluded human beings and make comfortable livings playing along with their delusional pathology. The mental health professionals who have neither the time nor the inclination to engage the long-term work of healing the individuals who believe they are “really” the opposite gender locked in the wrong body sign off on a process that then leads to chemical mutilation at the hands of endocrinologists and surgical mutilation after that. The results are ghastly.
Reports indicate a suicide rate for transgendered individuals that stands at a staggering 41%. Many in the LGBT community attribute those numbers to discrimination and harassment in society. Another brother who needs the eggs.
What is considered harassment? Heterosexuals who don’t want transgendered individuals sharing rest rooms with them? Are women to blame when they don’t want a mutilated and deluded male in a dress sharing their rest rooms? Must all of society be forced to play along? Consider that in the city of San Francisco, such surgery is a part of employee medical benefits. Not only must the mentally and morally healthy surrender their private spaces, but must also pay for the mutilations in group health plans. Worse, the city will now pay for transgender surgery for all uninsured residents. The moral indignation of the rest of society gets the blame for the suicide rate in transgendered patients.
And what of protecting our children in all of this? From CBS News:
California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he had signed AB1266, which also will allow transgender students to choose whether they want to play boys’ or girls’ sports. The new law gives students the right “to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities” based on their self-perception and regardless of their birth gender.
Supporters said it will help reduce bullying and discrimination against transgender students. It comes as the families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts across the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use, disagreements that have sometimes landed in court.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU of California were among the bill’s supporters. Detractors, including some Republican lawmakers, said allowing students of one gender to use facilities intended for the other could invade the other students’ privacy…
…Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute, criticized the Legislature and governor for spreading “San Francisco values” throughout the state.
“The answer is not to force something this radical on every single grade in California,” she said.
She said the new law does not require students to prove they have a gender-identity issue, but rather requires school administrators to rely on students’ opinions of themselves. England also noted that there is no accurate way to gauge the effect of such policies because no uniform data on student or parent complaints is being collected. She predicted school districts will face lawsuits from parents of other children who feel their rights have been violated by the new law.
And so it goes. The forced “socialization” of our children as they are taught that reality is what anyone else on the fringes says it is, and the majority have no rights, that healthy revulsion is bigotry.
To be certain, it’s a complicated issue, and gender dysphoria is a many-tentacled monster. For a great insight by a man who had gender reassignment surgery and then reclaimed his male identity, and for his links to studies that indicate the failure rate in post-operative patient satisfaction, click here.
For now, we need to come to grips with the fact that four medical centers in our nation specialize in the short-term mutilation of gender-dysphoric children rather than long-term therapy for the most troubled of our little ones, that our schools are catering to the delusional thinking as well.
It’s a deadly game of dress-up for the patient, facilitated by clinicians and politicians who need the eggs.