Gentle readers, an occasional issue that some of you have with this blog is that it can be too political. We understand that. Today’s piece is the most political of all. If you are uncomfortable with that, please click away now and we will see you next week. For those of you still here, buckle up buttercup.
Too often in medicine, we focus on interim “successes” rather than outcomes. There are various therapies in use that make patients look and feel better, but only temporarily. In the end, the patients suffer the same fate as if the therapy was never used at all, but it has added thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars to a hospital bill.
Following the Dobbs decision, the pro-abortion cheerleaders and their accomplices, the drive-by media, have gone into fully full-on Chicken Little mode. A simple court decision, correcting Roe v Wade, that even liberal superheroine Ruth Bader Ginsburg said was “bad law”(1), has been twisted into a fascist assault on women, at least as bad, or even worse than The Handmaid’s Tale.
Flowers for Laila There once was a physician who evaluated people for their fitness and ability. Those found unfit were sent in one direction, those found to be “fit” or “worthy” were sent in another. The unfit were killed, while the fit were allowed to live. Over time, an entire race of people, those unfit, were practically exterminated. To this day, in the country where this took place, very few of these “unfit” can be found.
This weekend something strange happened. The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan hosted the first annual “Dirka-Dirka Fest and Comic-Con”. For those of you unfamiliar, “Dirka-Dirka” is the mock Arabic language sound used by the characters in the silly and profane “Team America World Police” movie, brought to the screen by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the same people who developed the “South Park” adult cartoon series that parodies, basically, everything. In the movie, various, crudely styled, Arab Claymation characters, including a mock Osama Bin Laden, utter “dirka-dirka”, or some variation thereof,
Protests and signs are theater. The economic power of 1.3 billion Catholics is a devastating weapon of mass destruction. What if the Archdiocese of Boston, and the Catholic Church, immediately severed all commerce with the Marriott corporation? What if the Archdiocese excommunicated any Catholic who cooperates, in any supportive manner, with The Satanic Temple?
One does not need to be Sigmund Freud or a PhD in clinical psychology to see that Dylan Mulvaney suffers from a profound and serious mental illness. In an attempt to soothe the demons in his head, Mulvaney has latched onto this trans-identity that is bringing him 15 minutes of fame, a few dollars and, maybe, a few peaceful nights of rest.
The human body is a wonderful and intricately designed machine. It is a repository for the immortal soul while on earth. Physiologic systems hold endless complexity and wonderous interconnection to allow man to function, thrive and interact with the environment. And while atheists may say that this is all an evolutionary convergence of a trillion random cells over billions of years, the elegance of human anatomy and physiology, when rationally and objectively examined, is more than sufficient proof for the existence of God and intelligent design...