We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was on the fence about abortion until my wife was pregnant with our first child. A test came back indicating all kinds of problems with our unborn daughter. But it came too late because of a screw-up at the Air Force hospital caring for my wife. The doc sent us to a bigger Air Force hospital and the doc there told us it was too late to obtain an abortion in the US but he gave us the information for a doctor in Mexico who would perform late-term abortions. After great angst, we declined. We were not at all religious at the time; we just decided not to terminate the pregnancy. Our daughter came and she was perfect. She's a mom of three today. I had understood abortion in an abstract way, but that experience brought it all the way home for me. The Air Force doctor recommended an abortion in Mexico as if it were removing a wart. I would not tell someone else what to do, but I can in no way approve of abortion. It is ending an unborn person's life, someone with unimaginable potential.
For an explanation of what's been happening in medicine - why young docs are woke - see the article on Jordan Peterson referenced in yesterday's Maggie's post.
The Oxford psychiatrist Sidney Bloch’s classic 1977 academic paper “Psychiatry as Ideology in the USSR” demonstrated how psychiatry in Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union actually worked—in an eerily similar way to how it now also works in Justin Trudeau’s Canada. Firstly, whilst only a minority of psychiatrists were full-blown Communist Party members, almost all those in positions of actual authority were, reflecting Stalin’s key principle that loyalty to leftist party ideology was more important than actual professional ability when it came to handing out the top jobs; the Ontario College of Psychologists might agree.
A full 25 percent of Soviet medical students’ curriculum was devoted to studying not actual medicine, but unrelated Marxist-Leninist dogma—more than studying actual surgery. Russia replaced the old Hippocratic Oath with a new one in which medics swore to “in all my actions be guided by the principles of Communist morality” rather than, say, actual medical reality—hence, a “good” psychiatrist might commit an entirely sane political dissident to a mental home just to shut them up, something justified on party grounds, not medical ones.
Ha ha ha. For many years here at MF I spoke of homosexuality as not being genetic. It is not--it is a learned behavior. But the big guys here at MF wanted to be "sophisticated", to be "moderne". Now that enough time has passed and enough activity in the gay community clearly demonstrates it is a "learned behavior", perhaps now you will have the courage to stand up and defend innocent underage children. After all--there are a lot more of your "intellectual community" who are also now beginning to ask the questions. Sorry guys--you know in your hearts how you "went along to get along". Now what are you going to do? You going to join any group protesting the destruction of young bodies? You going to demand that the teaching of homosexuality not be taught in the classroom? Does anybody here have the courage to walk the talk? Now I know for sure that YOU KNOW!
Unfortunately we have the same thing here in Israel with MOR "Traditional" people and "Modern Orthodox" Jews (a-la Naftali Bennet). They swallowed the 1st stage pity-pleading when the LGBT lobby presented us with aunties in sweaters and pearls who "just want to be married".
Once you let the camel's nose in the tent...
Now the mask has dropped, and the Lefties here have started twisting arms to coerce compliance with the new "orthodoxy" in the army, the workplace, the schools.
Despite the show of numbers in the last election, many of these otherwise conservative people don't have the guts to admit they were wrong. They would rather continue to sneer at the more traditional "ultra" Orthodox, and mouth approved opinion. There is even an organization of "Gay Orthodox Jews" funded by foreign progressives.
Right now the "Modern Orthodox" community is focused on a test case in which an activist mother sent her daughter to a religious school dressed as a boy..... most revealing to see the twisting and posturing by people who claim they keep the Torah and its commandments.
FROM THE START this was constructed as a rhetorical trap to catch and neutralize well-meaning people.
There is no way to exit the trap while remaining "nice".
No room for "live and let live" - that was just a slogan to get initial acquiescence.
There is no mutual respect - the calls for diversity are all "my way or the highway".
The only way out is through - to continue to speak the truth, and no longer care about the attempts to defame and disqualify.
Thank G-d we have the force of numbers here in Israel, which is still very traditional minded. But the inroads the LGBT movement has made - the number of people who have been successfully confused, silenced, and neutralized by their lies - it's just astounding.
I'm not sure which MF you refer to but the only information I have ever gotten on it is that most homosexuals have a past history of being sexually molested. But hell would freeze over before academia would address the environment rather than a genetics causation. Now everything is considered NORMAL.