Euthanasia of the Hippocratic Oath

     An online poll by Medscape suggests a disturbing trend: The Hippocratic Oath is increasingly been seen by younger doctors as not very meaningful:

“According to the poll, to which readers began responding November 22, of those under age 34, 39% said it was very meaningful, compared with 70% of those 65 and older. Conversely, of those in the under-34 group (which had 267 respondents), 18% said it was not at all meaningful vs 10% of those in the oldest age group (836 respondents).”

Death, Rx

     Further, in increasing number have never taken the oath. Specifically less than half under the age of 34.

     This is a self-reporting poll, and not necessarily statistically accurate, but it ought to give people pause. This is particularly disturbing in light of the growing acceptance of euthanasia, including cases where it is no longer even a matter of choice!

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Campus Socialists Go Full Jacobin

     Stalin and Mao aren’t the only ones the Leftist lunatics on college campuses look up to. They go way back and start itchin’ to emulate the Jacobins of Revolutionary France:

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Witless Tools of the Left

     America, and Western Civilization in general, has been co-opted by Cultural Marxists who have fundamentally transformed us. Thee are many good sources that succinctly and frighteningly lay out exactly how the virulent Left has done this.

     However, just because someone realizes the depths of the machinations of Cultural Marxism, does not mean that person is just as injurious to the Anglo-American civic heritage, and more broadly Western Civilization itself, and equally as vile in their own way. A perfect example can be seen by YouTuber “Vertigo Politix”.   This particular individual was first come across by your humble author via a video entitled “The Architects of Western Decline: A Study on the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism”:

     In and of itself, this video covers much the same ground as many of the above noted sources, and it would seem does have actual information, or at least an inkling of people, works, and events in the past one could investigate for themselves.

     Notwithstanding the what merits might be found in said video, a cursory examination of many of VertigoPolitix’s videos demonstrate a far more disturbing set of messages, including a screed again race-mixing/miscegenation, justifying how (((Jews))) are the enemy, and otherwise praising Hitler and the Nazis for standing up against (((globalism))). The irony being that National Socialsm is the twin whelp from the same Hegelian dialectical bitch.

     Ultimately, the truth of the dangers of Cultural Marxism become conflated with White Nationalism, thus dooming the truthful message regarding Cultural Marxism by inexorably tying it to vile racism that will, as it ought to be, rejected out of hand, or worse yet, encouraging others to make such a conflation and thus multiplying the damage.

     In effect, there is no greater enemy to the “White Race” than White Nationalism.

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In Praise of Moloch

     One of the greatest lies of the pro-abortion Left is that they are “personally” against abortion, but believe in “choice” based on the “right to privacy” between a doctor and a pregnant woman—that the government shouldn’t inject its opinion into that realm.

     How then, does one square that circle with the following news that Illinois is compelling doctors to wax poetically over the “benefits” of abortion?

“Illinois compels doctors to counsel patients about the “benefits” of all legal medical procedures–the prime target is pro-life doctors about abortion, but it is not limited to that–and if unwilling to do the deed, to become complicity by helping patient find a doctor who will.

“First, the amended conscience law pretends to protect conscience, but requires counseling on benefits of legal procedures regardless of conscience beliefs. From Public Act 099-0690 … :

“‘Nothing in this Act shall relieve a physician from any duty, which may exist under any laws concerning current standards, of normal medical practice or care practices and procedures, to inform his or her patient of the patient’s condition, prognosis, legal treatment options, and risks and benefits of treatment options, provided, however, that such physician shall be under no duty to perform, assist, counsel, suggest, recommend, refer or participate in any way in any form of practice or health care service that is contrary to his or her conscience.’

“This means that if a woman is told she is pregnant, the doctor must counsel on the abortion option. It would require a doctor to counsel on the benefits of sex reassignment to their patients with gender dysphoria. (The ACLU has already brought such a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital for refusing to permit sex change surgeries.)

“It would also mean, were assisted suicide legalized, a doctor would have to tell a terminally ill patient about the option of receiving a lethal overdose.”

     This is indicative of the usual bait & switch tactic of the Left. They first convince people of their position by appealing to the values of their opponents. Once their position is normalized, they substitute their own argument while dismantling the argument that they used. In this case, it was “right of privacy” to restrain the state, followed by inventing new justifications while now denigrating the argument that they had used since to make sure it isn’t used against them.

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News of the Week (June 25th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for June 25th, 2017


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Decolonizing the Scalp

     The intellectual concept of “decolonization” is not limited to once powerful European empires retreating into a self-euthanizing society embracing their own colonization, but extends to the purging of all rationality and science in the name of embracing “different ways of knowing” from axiomatically purer beliefs and knowledge, such as witch doctors throwing magical lightning bolts and curing diseases like AIDS with vehicle engine cleaning fluid.

     And now we have a surge in people who are seeking gold… from the heads of bald men:

“A new superstitious belief has emerged in some areas of Mozambique – that bald men have gold in their head.

“However, the head has to be taken to a witchdoctor who will use magical powers to extract the gold – and make them rich.

“As a result, police say five bald men have been killed in central Mozambique – two in May in Milange district, close to the border with Malawi, and three this month in Morrumbala district.”

     The people having to deal with this madness are quite blunt as to where this madness comes from:

“Our preliminary conclusion indicates that the phenomenon is due to cultural beliefs. We are currently investigating the case to find out more and to understand the dimension of the problem.”

     Wait, but I thought that decolonized persons of color would reject the evil and greedy quest for gold and capitalism and stuff by embracing a noble savage utopian socialist lifestyle, just like all those woke White people say!

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Quick Takes – Sober-Minded Progressivism: Vitriol, Vandalism, and Violence

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Veritable Viciousness

     First, a little mood music: johnny blade

     Carrying on…

     With the vitriol of the campus Left ratcheting themselves up to a fervor of aggression, things like this will increasingly become commonplace:

“Posters promoting violence against ‘fascism’ and advertising a group called ‘Upstate Antifa’ were found littered across Clemson University’s campus over the weekend.

“The posters, all of which were displayed in violation of the university’s posting policy, feature imagery of a fist punching a swastika and the phrase, ‘Fighting fascism is a social duty, not an antisocial crime.’

“There were at least four sightings of the posters throughout campus, including a residence hall elevator. Days earlier, similar posters were spotted on a park bench outside Fort Hill Presbyterian Church featuring the same imagery and stating, ‘Fascism is not to be debated. It is to be smashed.'”

     When your declared enemy is a so-called “Nazi”, it becomes a moral imperative to take your “anti-fascist” and “liberating” message to them… with a bit of þe olde vandalism:

“On February 15, the parents of Regis University student Alexander Beck stepped outside their Denver home to see the word ‘ANTIFA’ spray painted on the side of their trailer.

“Beck, who describes himself as one of the few Trump-supporting conservatives on campus at Regis University, told Campus Reform that he had purchased the domain name antifascism.org for the purpose of “trolling” leftist agitators, protestors, and rioters online, and believes the vandalism was a direct response to his online antics.

“‘I can tell you that I have not seen a single Trump sticker on a Laptop or MAGA hat other than my own,’ Beck remarked in reference to the paucity of conservatives on his campus.”

     When violent rhetoric against so-called “Nazis” becomes normalized, it becomes a moral imperative to assault said “Nazis”…

“As [Professor Allison] Stanger, Murray and a college administrator left McCullough Student Center last evening following the event, they were ‘physically and violently confronted by a group of protestors,’ according to Bill Burger, the college’s vice president for communications and marketing.

“Burger said college public safety officers managed to get Stanger and Murray into the administrator’s car.

“‘The protestors then violently set upon the car, rocking it, pounding on it, jumping on and try to prevent it from leaving campus,’ he said. ‘At one point a large traffic sign was thrown in front of the car. Public Safety officers were able, finally, to clear the way to allow the vehicle to leave campus.

“‘During this confrontation outside McCullough, one of the demonstrators pulled Prof. Stanger’s hair and twisted her neck,’ Burger continued. ‘She was attended to at Porter Hospital later and (on Friday) is wearing a neck brace.'”

     TTFN.

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The Blood-Dimmed Tide Is Loosed

     After the assassination attempt on Rep. Scalise, one might think that a rational people would tone down violent rhetoric. We are no longer a rational people:

“U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY, says she received a threatening email Wednesday morning from a constituent, hours after a gunman shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball practice in Virginia.

“‘One down, 216 to go,’ the email to Tenney began, referencing the number of seats required to have a majority in the House. ‘Did you NOT expect this? When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit. Certainly your souls and morality were lost long before. Good riddance.'”

     This is not an isolated incident. Over thirty Republican members of Congress have been threatened or actually attacked since May of this year. This list included Rep. Steve Strivers (R-OH) who received the following threat:

“We’re coming to get every g**amn one of you and your families. Maybe the next one taken down will be your daughter. Huh? Or your wife. Or even you.”

     Such threats may have even contributed to Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who recieved the following threat:

“Hey Jason Chaffetz—I suggest you prepare for the battle, motherfucker, and the apocalypse, […] Because we are going to hunt your ass down, wrap a rope around your neck, and hang you from a lamppost!”

     Members of Congress, however, are better protected than Trump supporters, especially in Left-leaning states:

“The pro-Trump supporter Tony Forman was right in the middle of a recent protest in Cathay where emotions ran hot over the sanctuary city controversy, but nothing like the violence that’s left Foreman now fighting for his life.

“‘This was politically motivated. That’s a concern because he is a good friend of mine,’ Omar Navarro said. ‘I’m just really shocked someone would do this. What happened to free speech?'”

     You want Red Dawn II: The Wrath of Commissar

     You’ll settle for Pinochet 2: Helicopter Boogaloo

     You’ll get An Lushan Rebellion 2.0: The Deathening

     Indeed, a blood-dimmed tide is loosed upon us… and the worst are full of passionate intensity.

“We have reached the point where such a façade can not be maintained anymore. In its broadest sense, America is now divided between those who wish to fundamenally transform it, and those proverbially stand athwart history and yell ‘STOP’.

“America is turning and turning in a widening gyre—the center can not hold. Any chance at empathy or coming together over common ground can not happen when people become polarized into a tribal identity of us vs. them. Even the barest of civility is gone.”

     Add to that, now, the reticence to stay one’s hand from endeavors of violence.

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Buggy-Whips of Reason

     One of the basic lessons of Sun-Tzu is to understand the enemy. Another of Sun-Tsu’s basic lessons is to understand oneself.

     Twitter poster “John Of Argghh!” points out that many on the Right who act like they are still the dominant culture and can talk using terms and definitions they use and expect to appeal to a fundamentally transformed America.

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Fight Against The Duo-Normative Diarchy Marches On

     With the courts and politicians slowly giving way to the smashing of the duo-normative diarchy that, by sheer irrational animus, has limited marriages just just and only two persons, yet another brave “thruple” have come forth:

“A man and two women who live as a threesome have announced they are expecting a baby — and insist that ‘three parents are better than two.’

“Adam Lyons was dubbed “the luckiest man alive” because he shares his life with two girlfriends, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova.

“Lyons is already the father of Shedd’s son, Dante, now 2, but now the London-born dad is expecting a baby boy with Shalakhova.

“The threesome — who share a super-king-size bed — believe the new baby, who is due in July, will benefit from their set-up.”

     If one accepts that having two mommies or two daddies is perfectly valid as the core of a family, then why not two women and a man, or three men and a baby?

     After all, the number “two” is just a social construct.

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