The following comes from a San Francisco CBS story on Mar. 13.
An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.
The report said Department of Defense regulations designed to keep transgender people from joining or remaining in the military on the grounds of psychological and physical unfitness are based on outdated beliefs that require thousands of current service members either to leave the service or to forego the medical procedures and other changes that could align their bodies and gender identities.
“We determined not only that there is no compelling medical reason for the ban, but also that the ban itself is an expensive, damaging and unfair barrier to health care access for the approximately 15,450 transgender personnel who serve currently in the active, Guard and reserve components,” said the commission led by Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who served as surgeon general during Bill Clinton’s first term as president, and Rear Adm. Alan Steinman, a former chief health and safety director for the Coast Guard.
The panel, convened by a think tank at San Francisco State University, said the ban has existed for several decades and apparently was derived in part from the psychiatric establishment’s consensus, since revised, that gender identity issues amounted to a mental disorder.
The ban also appears based on the assumption that providing hormone treatment and sex reassignment surgeries would be too difficult, disruptive and expensive. But the commission rejected those notions as inconsistent with modern medical practice and the scope of health care services routinely provided to non-transgender military personnel.
“I hope their takeaway will be we should evaluate every one of our people on the basis of their ability and what they can do, and if they have a condition we can treat we would treat it like we would treat anyone else,” Elders said in an interview with The Associated Press, which was provided along with the report ahead of official release….
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There is no fool like an old fool. What is this silly woman doing, giving advice? Anyone who pays any serious attention to the dribble coming out of her mouth is just as crazy as she is.
What a laughingstock this person is. Calcatholic still has posted an article about Mel Gibson. Well, this lady said worse things than Gibson, and look at all the positive news she generates. What a double standard! I pray that none of her insane and immoral ideas are accepted, and if they are, vote out all the congressmen and senators who agreed with this wacko. In six years the United States has undergone a profound change, and not for the better. The Catholic Church better start preaching against these unnatural practices before it is too late. Ave Maria Purrissima!
Sounds logical to me … but I can anticipate disagreement on this blogsite.
Anyone who claims to be the opposite sex has a serious problem. Since the beginning of time gender identity disorder has been identified as a mental disorder. I find it interesting that mentally unstable medical personnel are trying to convince the public that mental illness is normal.
Can I just ask, Ron, where you get support for your notion that there are mentally unstable medical personnel who you cite, and that soemhow, someway, they have taken over the mentally stable medical personnel?
“In 1973, when homosexuality was removed from DSM-II, there was a great deal of controversy about that decision in the psychiatric community. Many psychiatrists and psychologists still believed that homosexuality was a psychopathology” “The famous decision did not come about as a result of a lengthy professional debate on the scientific merits” “this major change in the legal status of homosexuals turned on a knife edge and actually had nothing to do with “scientific evidence”. The issue had never been about “science”, only about political prejudice posturing as “science””
And there you have it.
Sorry, Ron, the Daily Kos article never said that there were medically unstable medical personnel at play here. You simply made that up.
What it DID say, which is its major point, which you even quote but apparently misunderstood is that calling homosexuality a disease was never in the first place ever a matter of science but of politics. Removing a political disease from the books didn’t need enlightenment by science because it was never about science in the first place. And then the author draws the analogy to transsexualism, which, like homosexuality, was pathologized (from the beginning of time) by politics, not by science. And there you have it.
The tranny-kaluse is really two different pathologies – one involving Male Drag Queens (who may or may not surgically mutilate themselves or abuse hormones) – such as the guy who hung round (literally) naked in the little girl’s swim club locker room.
In that case the Woman (XX) coach who called the cops on him was forced to apologize or lose her job and possibly face prosecution.
Often times these are actually Homosexual Males seeking to have sex with Men (Like Eddie ‘the menstrual boy’ araujo – who pretended to be using a pad in order to fool some really dumb males in to Homo-Anal behaviors with him) – and in port towns they were often known as the ‘Sea Trade’ or ‘lady boys’.
The other end of the spectrum are the Peachfuzz Steroid Dykes (remember Chastity Bono – Raped by an older Dyke as a Young Girl, who then mutilated herself and abused steroids) – who are about Separatist Neo-Exterminitionist Misandry – Hatred of Men & Boys, Masculinity & Normal Heterosexuality.
They are to be the ‘New Men’ of the Turkey Baster Creationist Dyketopia, just as soon as the Deadbeat Dad / sperm donor banks are full – and the hated P-ns Pig Oppressors are eliminated as an act of ‘tolerance’.
There are Only Two Genders (XX & XY) – Genetic / Gestational birth defects notwithstanding – But forcing others to regurgitate their lies gives them the biggest kick of all.
This scam was discussed in “Anything Goes” by Theodore Dalrymple: P- 75 Freedom & Its Discontents
Starts out with Vienna story about a 12-year-old boy who has ‘sex change’ (Tim 2 Kim) – Dalrymple sees future lawsuits over competence of boy 12 to decide.
Asked to appear on BBC about story he finds ‘good reason’ not to – then questions the “Almost physical relief” He Analyzed and said “The answer was neither flattering to me, nor reassuring about the state of our freedom.”
“IF I had spoken my mind, without let or hindrance, I should have said what I suspect a large majority of people think: that there is something Grotesque, and even repugnant, about the idea of sex-changes, let alone sex-changes for 12 year olds.
A feeling of repugnance is not a complete moral argument, of course, something deeper is required. Nevertheless, an intuition that an action of policy is profoundly wrong is the beginning, if not the end, of moral reflection.”
“However, the fact is that a certain fear or lack of courage (Pusillanimity) entered in to my relief that I was not to broadcast on this subject.
If I had done the broadcast, I would have had to sit opposite an advocate of trans-sexualism in the studio, and to be true to myself fan my opinions I would have had to tell him / her, in front of an audience of many thousands if not millions, that I though what he/she had done was fundamentally egotistical and antisocial.”
Contd…But I was aware that trans-sexuals now form a considerable lobby group, not because of their numbers, which is inconsiderable, but because of support from that part of the intelligentsia that sees the dissolution of boundaries if not as God’s work exactly, then as the work of the morally elect. They have been fighting boundaries for years.”
“Yet lobby groups have a way of exacting a price for the expression of views very different from their own. They are able to portray that persona that opposed them as unreasonable and bigoted, as some kind of pea brained andeluvian. And the fact is that they are probably prepared to put more effort into doing this than the person who opposes them is prepared to put in to defending his opinion…
Because he is not a monomaniac or one issue person, unlike at leas some of his opponents… I don’t care very much about trans-sexualism, and so I didn’t want to risk even a small amount of public opprobrium from right thinking people on the subject”
Thus we see how Social Change, of a kind opposed by the majority of the population, can come about: no one can be Found to oppose it strongly, because the individual change doesn’t matter that much, except to the beneficiaries, and the price of opposing it is made too high.
“All that is needed for untruth to become orthodoxy is for men to be afraid to utter what they think is the Truth.”
Anyone that is willing to defend my freedom is ok with me!
How about those willing to defend the Catholic Faith? Are they OK as well?
Tranny time: U.S. military becoming global joke
By J. Matt Barber
Hold on, I’ve got a good one. What do you get when Joycelyn Elders, Barack Obama and a cross-dressing billionaire walk into a bar to discuss the U.S. Marines?
The few. The proud. Dudes in skirts.
That’s right, we’re moving into the next treasonous phase of the left’s San Francisco-style sabotage of the world’s once-greatest military. In a few short years, “don’t ask, don’t tell” has become “do tell, do flaunt.”
I don’t want men in the ladies rest room, or in my women’s barracks.
This is plain perversion, and voyeurism.
Don’t flatter yourself Anna.
Remember the ERA?
Just how many that call themselves “Anonymous” eventually find themselves in Hell with the “Lukewarm” only God and His Mother knows!
What else should we expect from “Jocelyn Elders” and that silly former Coast Guard politically appointed “Rear Admiral”!
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Kenneth, how many so called “devout” will end up in Hell, because they don’t really care about God, or helping others, but just use conformity to religious standards as a club with which to claim earthly status?
Glad to see that you are well enough to write again.
God bless you.
The military has been seriously undermined in recent times, like nothing before. Now Joycelyn wants to take another step in destroying what used to be the best Armed Services on the planet . The military, to be effective, operates as a team..but no more. This veteran wonders what else can intentionaly go wrong??
Let us suppose someone runs out and gets a sex change operation. What then are we supposed to do with them?
Should such a person now be unemployable? If not, and if they are unsuited to the military, just what jobs can they have? What about being a doctor? What about a lawyer, or teacher? If they are unsuitable for those roles, will they be allowed to pick up garbage from the streets?
If they can’t do that, will we let them collect food stamps? Or will they only be allowed to eat if they stand outside churches with pink stars tattooed on their foreheads with signs proclaiming, “I am sick, perverted and unworthy?”
JonJ I think we should go with red, white, and blue stars, That way they can feel patriotic without messing up our military.