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Medical Correctness
The New Criterion, by Anthony Daniels

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/3/2017 11:31:24 AM

In Russia in 1839, Custine wrote that Tsar Nicholas I was both eagle and insect: eagle because he soared over society surveying it with a sharp raptor’s eye from above, and insect because he bored himself into every tiny crack and crevice of society from below. Nothing was either too large or too small for his attention; and sometimes one feels that political correctness is rather like that. For the politically correct, nothing is too large or too small to escape their puritanical attention. As a consequence, we suspect that we are living an authoritarian prelude to a totalitarian future.

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Anthony Daniels is also known by his pen name, Theodore Dalrymple. This is about medical journals, which have gone as politically correct as everything else, just a bit later.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TasmanJulep, 1/3/2017 12:01:37 PM     (No. 11092584)

Wonderful article; one of my favorite writers. Thank you for posting!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/3/2017 12:05:30 PM     (No. 11092587)

The New Criterion is always full of really good stuff.

Adults Only.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: danvillebill, 1/3/2017 12:20:36 PM     (No. 11092606)

A damn fine essay with as good a definition of political correctness as I´ve ever read.

"The object of political correctness not being to spread truth but to exercise power, the more it violates common feeling or opinion while at the same time exercising a moral terror against dissenters, the more effective it is."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: someshoes, 1/3/2017 12:35:02 PM     (No. 11092630)

Fabulous read. Thank you for posting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/3/2017 12:43:27 PM     (No. 11092651)

An excellent and thought-provoking essay. Dr. Daniels is one of the best.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 1/3/2017 12:58:23 PM     (No. 11092682)

Excellent points.

Gender Dysphoria Disorder is an obvious mental illness, whether the particular lunatics in charge of a particular medical book agree or not.

Getting other people to agree that you actually have three eyes does not make it so, any more than getting a few nutcases with MD after their names to agree that a man pretending to be a woman, or vice versa is not abnormal.

By the official medical text estimates, before they were scrubbed by the Pravda editors, said this affected perhaps one person in 20,000 or 50 in a million. So, NYC with 8 million people probably has a net total of 400 of this particular kind of nutcase.

Sorry, not willing rearrange the world and insult the intelligence of the rest of us who are normal to pretend that this tiny, tiny minority of deranged people deserve special obeisance due to their particular brand of mental problems.

Go away, you bother me.

What´s next, special rights for people who want to marry their parakeet?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/3/2017 1:15:05 PM     (No. 11092707)

Dr. Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) is a graceful thinker, writer, and human being. His essays are always worth your time

FTA: If genderqueerism spreads, one can only hope for the future of the human race that the biotechnologists find a way of turning Man into a kind of hydra, the simple coelenterate that reproduces not sexually, but by budding. The hydra is genuinely genderqueer.

Oh, that humanity could reproduce by abiogenesis! The ultimate dream of the Left: test tubes galore, baby farms, Maggie´s Farm. Hillary type villages to raise the new breed into obedient little twerps. No more sex, apparently. Not the normal kind, anyway. These LGBTQWERTY people are worse than the Puritans. Talk reason to them, and they don´t cotton; it just doesn´t mather.

FTA: ...(W)ho, after all, wants to spend his time arguing with someone who believes in the existence of a global community or the future existence of a global culture of peace? Sisyphus’s task was a pleasant one by comparison.

Religious (ideological) fanatics, no matter their stripe, have to be politically defeated. If cleaning them out politically isn´t possible, in some cases war is the result (radical Islam, especially). At best, these countercultural movements speed the process of internal moral rot that undermines our ability to defend our way of life. Weakening the nuclear family and the bonds of cultural cohesiveness was always demonic policy. Look who´s responsible.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/3/2017 3:12:11 PM     (No. 11092878)

This will absolutely boggle your mind…

Recommended read.

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