Saturday, November 19, 2022

Hemlock And Sociopathy

On my way up to Nashville to fly to Seattle, I snuck into the northwestern corner of Georgia to see some waterfalls and so I could claim to have visited over half of the states in the Confederacy in one trip. I managed to hit Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The photo below is allegedly Hemlock Falls, but photos from Google Maps suggest that I could have the name wrong.

Whatever. It was lovely. I left the photo large, so it might be worth a click. Enjoy!

An Excellent Thread On Medical Professionals And Trans

I've been reading and pondering other topics lately, but I'm not in an environment conducive to long posts, so I'll just leave this link and a summary.

As best as I can make out, a post-Christian medical industry is essentially sociopathic. Dig this thread discussing a presentation by Dutch researchers on their longitudinal study of transgender patients. Key excerpts:

The Dutch clinicians were at WPATH in September, presenting the results of their longitudinal study. And they had the most remarkable incuriosity about what they were doing that I've ever observed up close.

This reinforces my view that moral good is found in the moment the needle penetrates the flesh of the thigh and the plunger is pushed home, injecting testosterone into the girl. Whatever happens after that is of no consequence. You have affirmed her feelings. Yay.

And now, years later, surrounded by evidence of regret and harm, they joke that they're "not really interested in prediction." One researcher said "I can predict how I’ll feel in one minute—still nervous!—but I cannot predict how I will feel tomorrow.” The audience laughed. 

But it's not funny. This is an adult in a conference room joking that she has no idea how she'll feel tomorrow—after all, anything could happen between now and then!—to gloss over evidence that children and teens can't consent to sign away the rest of their lives.

I don't know how to categorize doing permanent damage to a girl because she expressed emotions that you knew to be ephemeral as anything other than sociopathic. It's a broad brush, but the whole of the medical industry deserves the epithet because they are embracing it at the organizational level with almost no pushback from individual doctors.

Pulling back to the societal level, affirming feelings is profoundly un-Christian. Christianity claims there are moral absolutes that transcend our feelings. To place feelings at the top of the priority list is to reject Christianity.

So here we are. Without universal, moral absolutes, all bets are off. How this is different from Julius Caesar, Geronimo, the Dahomey or the Aztecs, I'm sure I don't know.


Ohioan@Heart said...

The more I hear about these “doctors”, the more I believe that the proper term is Mengelesque.

IlĂ­on said...

My mother -- born in the USA in 1927 -- was used as a human guinea pig by US "doctors" in the 1930s. My mother was born crippled; her legs didn't work properly, and so she couldn't walk without braces or later, after the "doctors" got through using her as a guinea pig, crutches. "Doctors", and government bureaucrats, convinced my grandmother that unless she consented to "operations", my mother wouldn't be allowed to go to school. One of the things they did to my mother was to remove the tendons in her legs. I leave it to the reader to puzzle out how "doctors", even in the 1930s, didn't know that removing these tendons would not, and could not, improved my mother's control of her legs.