I’ll expose the con.
First, the story:
Information Liberation: “Judge Rules Parents Have ‘Fundamental Right’ to Drug Kids With Puberty Blockers And Cross-Sex Hormones.”
The National Review: “U.S. District Judge Liles Burke… granted a temporary injunction to block the sections of the law banning prescription of puberty blockers and hormone medication, in response to a lawsuit.”
“Parents ‘have a fundamental right to direct the medical care of their children,’ Burke wrote in his opinion. ‘This right includes the more specific right to treat their children with transitioning medications subject to medically accepted standards’.”
“Burke explained that ‘the uncontradicted record [of] evidence is that at least twenty-two major medical associations in the United States endorse transitioning medications as well-established, evidence-based treatments for gender dysphoria in minors’.”
Can you see where this is going?
First of all, the Judge accepts the notion that there is a medical condition called gender dysphoria.
The DSM-5, the bible of the psychiatric profession, lists gender dysphoria as a “clinically significant distress or impairment related to a strong desire to be of another gender, which may include desire to change primary and/or secondary sex characteristics.”
Once you assume “gender dysphoria” is a medical-psychiatric condition, then the medical treatments—e.g., public blockers—naturally follow. Therefore, parents can OK these treatments for their children.
But is gender dysphoria a real condition?
If it is, then there must be a test for it. A physical test. Blood, urine, hair, genetic assay, brain scan. But there is no defining test. None.
Second, labeling something a disorder or a disease or a medical condition and giving it a name means nothing, unless you can point to a cause. A cause you can prove.
If you have no cause, you just have a list of symptoms, or thoughts or ideas or feelings going on in the mind and body of the patient. Gathering up these symptoms or thoughts and claiming they add up to a singular CONDITION is arbitrary.
No matter how many medical societies and drug companies want to claim otherwise.
There is no defining cause of “gender dysphoria.”
No defining test, no defining cause.
It’s all smoke.
The authorities say: “We have a singular condition called gender dysphoria. We have drugs to treat it (puberty blockers, hormones). Therefore, as with any other medical condition, parents can OK the treatments for their children.”
Wrong. Wrong on all counts.
It’s all smoke.
It’s a devious strategy, applying a fake veneer of medical legitimacy to a situation that has no proven medical basis.
If you had a vast social/political movement behind you; backed by elite medical groups and federal agencies; supported by schoolteachers and gullible idealistic blind insane parents; you could sell a judge the idea that a condition called PROTEIN DYSPHORIA is at the heart of many of society’s problems.
You could say, “Many adults, and especially children, are experiencing this condition. They want to stop consuming protein altogether, but traditional destructive habit patterns are being forced on them. This medical-psychiatric condition, PROTEIN DYSPHORIA, can be treated with drugs that block the desire to consume protein. There is no reason to stop parents from permitting their children to undergo this recognized and certified treatment.”
And the judge would buy it. Idiot that he is, he would cite medical authorities in his ruling.
The battleground for “gender dysphoria,” and all the implications that follow, has been marked out: IT IS MEDICAL.
You need to understand that.
That’s what’s going on here.
We’ve just had two years of the MEDICAL crossing over into political. It’s called COVID.
And that war (which is not over) was launched by predatory agencies and politicians and elites who claimed to be taking the medical high ground.
The strategy is not new.
As I’ve been writing and saying for 35 years, the medical cartel is the most dangerous cartel in the world.
Your strategy as a parent, as an interested party, as a citizen, as a human, on the issue of gender change and gender drugs, has to include:
“You claim gender dysphoria is a real condition, a real medical psychiatric condition. Prove it. Where is the defining test for it? Where is the proven cause? Don’t tell me what doctors SAY. Show me what they can PROVE.”