Voices from Russia

Sunday, 15 May 2016

15 May 2016. If You Want to KNOW About a Topic… Ask Specialists… NOT Activists… NOT Politicos… NOT “Preachers”… NOT Ignorant Lay People

00 Andy Marlette. Obama Bathroom Debates. 2016

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I saw the following on FB in re the current imbroglio over Target’s “bathroom policy”:

I love how ignorant people are. They boycott Target because of bathrooms, but not all the other corporations sending our jobs overseas putting our people out of work, or Wal-Mart for not paying their employees a liveable wage, forcing them to take welfare at the expense of the taxpayers. People in America have their values up their asses!

Let’s all step back and take a deep breath. Transsexuality is a medical situation, treatable by modern medicine, using standard diagnoses and protocols. Therefore, it makes sense that the only people who can comment coherently and authoritatively on the topic are MDs who deal with such clinical affairs. Here’s the rub… NONE OF THE LOUDEST AND MOST STRIDENT COMMENTERS ON THE SITUATION BEFORE US ARE EVEN MEDICAL DOCTORS! NONE!

If it’s clear that the only reasonable commentary can come from MDs, then, it’s obvious that all the present brouhaha before us is loud and malodorous bullshit. That is, none of it’s worthy of any attention from decent and grounded people. If you want the real-deal intel, look up a MD who’s active in treating the syndrome. My information comes from an MD who interned at the Mayo Clinic, is a full professor of endocrinology at a second-tier medical college, a board-certified endocrinologist, a division head at a regional medical centre, and a clinician with experience of over 100 cases of this sort. Such a person can speak to the issue. Phil Robertson can’t… Greg Abbot can’t… the American Family Association can’t… the legislature of North Carolina can’t. If you lack the medical chops, you don’t have the creds to issue coherent comments. If you lack such standing, shut the fuck up (that’s why I’m not discussing it now, as I lack the creds to do so… that’s an attitude that Rod Dreher and John Whiteford would do well to emulate).

There’s nothing else to say. Never give bigots, religious fanatics, and the ignorant a forum. NEVER.

BMD

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