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Big news: a major defeat for the poison-mutilate-sterilize brigades in Britain. From the Daily Mail:

NHS will SHUT its controversial Tavistock transgender clinic for children after damning report warned it was ‘not safe’
Damning review of Tavistock was conducted by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass
She found it was not ‘safe or viable’ for clinic to carry out its services in long term
The expert also called for more research into the effects of puberty blockers
By JOHN ELY SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE and LAURENCE DOLLIMORE FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 08:01 EDT, 28 July 2022 | UPDATED: 20:51 EDT, 28 July 2022

The NHS’s controversial child transgender clinic will shut its doors after a damning report found it was ‘not safe’ for children.

The gender identity service at Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust will be replaced by regional centres at existing children’s hospitals, which will provide more holistic care with ‘strong links to mental health services’.

This is following the lead of the Swedish and Finnish authorities who figured out that the huge surge in recent years of unhappy adolescent girls suddenly claiming to be boys after a dozen years pre-puberty as normal girls should be treated more with run of the mill mental health therapy for depression, autism, anxiety and similar teenage girl problems rather than with the poison, mutilate, and sterilize American trans orthodoxy.

It comes in response to an ongoing review led by senior paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass, who warned the gender clinic was ‘not a safe or viable long-term option’.

She found other mental health issues were ‘overshadowed’ in favour of gender identity issues when children were referred to Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS).

The clinic has been accused of rushing children onto puberty blocking drugs by former patients who feel they weren’t challenged enough.

Dr Cass has called for ‘rapid’ research on the use of the drugs after she found ‘insufficient evidence’ on their benefits.

What little research there is by the Poison-Mutilate-Sterilize industry has not been on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria in adolescent girl but on Early Onset Gender Dysphoria in boys who have been extremely effeminate since toddlerhood.

Big difference.

A follow-up article from the Daily Mail:

Courage of the parents, patients and whistleblowers who refused to be silenced is revealed as controversial Tavistock children’s transgender clinic is to SHUT after damning report warned it was ‘not safe’

Decision would never have been taken but for brave voices of a few individuals

Patients, parents and even the Tavistock’s own staff turned whistleblower

They spoke out to warn vulnerable children unsure about gender were at risk

Role played by whistleblowers was hailed by gender-critical campaigners online

By MARTIN BECKFORD POLICY EDITOR FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 17:31 EDT, 28 July 2022 | UPDATED: 01:14 EDT, 29 July 2022

And an op-ed in the Daily Mail:

This could become the biggest medical scandal of the century

On the other hand, the New York Times’ coverage is nuanced to the point of tedium to keep subscribers from wondering if they’d been misled over the last nine year.

England Overhauls Medical Care for Transgender Youth

The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.

From the headline and subhed, naive NYT readers (i.e., most of them) would get the impression that the problem is not enough gender-affirming care (i.e., not enough poison-mutilate-sterilize).

By Azeen Ghorayshi
July 28, 2022

The National Health Service in England announced on Thursday that it was shutting down the country’s only youth gender clinic in favor of a more distributed and comprehensive network of medical care for adolescents seeking hormones and other gender treatments.

The closure followed an external review of the Tavistock clinic in London, which has served thousands of transgender patients since the 1990s. The review, which is ongoing, has raised several concerns, including about long wait times, insufficient mental health support and the surging number of young people seeking gender treatments.

Obviously, British youth need more, more, more gender treatments. Or that’s the impression NYT readers would likely take away if they didn’t read carefully to the end of the article.

The overhaul of services for transgender young people in England is part of a notable shift in medical practice across some European countries with nationalized health care systems. Some doctors there are concerned about the increase in numbers as well as the dearth of data on long-term safety and outcomes of medical transitions.

In the United States, doctors specializing in gender care for adolescents have mixed feelings about the reforms in Europe. Although many agree that more comprehensive health care for transgender youth is badly needed,

It will take the NYT a long time to explain that “more comprehensive health care for transgender youth” means doctors brave enough to tell unhappy adolescent girls that they are not transgender youths, but instead are girls who have other problems like depression or autism.

as are more studies of the treatments, they worry that the changes will fuel the growing political movement in some states to ban such care entirely.

“How do we draw the line so that we keep care individualized while maintaining safety standards for everyone? That’s what we’re trying to sort out,” said Dr. Marci Bowers, a gynecologic and reconstructive surgeon and the incoming president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, who is transgender.

Clearly, a wholly disinterested expert. If you can’s trust somebody whose bank account depends upon doing more sex mutilation operations, who is head of the main sex mutilation lobby, and who is, presumably a mutilee, then who can you trust?

“It’s the people on the ground who need to make these decisions, not people in Washington or state legislatures.”

The people down in the muck profiting from posion-sterilize-mutilate haven’t covered themselves in glory, so far, have they?

The N.H.S. said current patients at the Tavistock clinic could continue to receive care there before transferring to two new hubs at children’s hospitals in London and Manchester. The new clinics will expand the country’s gender services while making sure children are adequately treated for autism, trauma and mental health issues. The specialists will also carry out clinical research on gender medications.

If you aren’t already cynical about the trans fad, you probably won’t figure out what is happening from this boring description.

There are “critically important unanswered questions” about the use of puberty blockers, wrote Dr. Hilary Cass, head of the external review of the country’s youth gender identity services, in a letter to the head of N.H.S. England last week.

Puberty blockers, which are largely reversible

Largely, I tell you, they are LARGELY REVERSIBLE.

, are intended to buy younger patients time to make weighty decisions about permanent medical changes.

Puberty blockers are poisons to stop children from developing naturally.

But Dr. Cass questioned whether most adolescents prescribed these drugs were given the support to reverse course, should they choose to.

Tavistock received more than 5,000 patient referrals in 2021, up from just 250 in 2011. The types of patients seeking referrals have also shifted over the past decade. When the clinic opened, it primarily served children who were assigned male at birth. Last year, two-thirds of its patients were assigned female at birth.

It is unclear why the number of patients has surged so drastically or why transgender boys are driving the increase.

It’s a total mystery. Whatever it is, it can have anything to do with World War T, as promoted by the New York Times.

Transgender advocates in Britain welcomed the changes

Sure they did.

but emphasized that many questions still remained about how they would affect care for young people.

“We are optimistic, cautiously optimistic, about the news,” said Susie Green, chief executive of Mermaids, an advocacy group for transgender and gender-diverse youth. “There is a two-and-a-half-year waiting list to be seen for your first appointment. We’ve seen the distress caused to young people because of that.”

But Ms. Green, who has a transgender adult daughter, said the group was concerned about whether mental health services would be prioritized over medical care. Gender diversity, she said, should not be treated as a mental disorder.

It’s a higher state of being.

“We would not want any further barriers to be put in place in terms of access to medical intervention,” Ms. Green said.

In 2020, a former patient at Tavistock, Keira Bell, joined a highly publicized lawsuit against the clinic. She claimed that she was put on puberty blockers at 16 “after a series of superficial conversations with social workers,” and had her breasts removed at age 20, decisions she later regretted.

Most New York Times articles these days start with a human interest anecdote, but this one delays the key human interest

A high court initially ruled that children under 16 were unlikely to be mature enough to consent to such medical interventions. But that decision was reversed in September of last year, with judges ruling that “it was for clinicians rather than the court to decide” whether a young patient could provide informed consent.

Clinicians who get paid a lot more money if they say: “What do you know, this young patient can provide informed consent!”

In 2020, employees at Tavistock raised concerns about medical care at the clinic, prompting the N.H.S. to commission Dr. Cass, a pediatrician in London who was not affiliated with the clinic, for an external review. Her interim report was released in February of this year.

Sweden’s national health service determined this year that gender-related medical care for young people should only be provided in exceptional cases when children have clear distress over their gender, known as dysphoria. All adolescents who receive treatment will be required to be enrolled in clinical trials in order to collect more data on side effects and long-term outcomes. Finland took a similar stance last year.

“Our position is we cannot see this as just a rights issue,” Dr. Thomas Linden, director of the country’s National Board of Health and Welfare, said in a February interview. “We have to see patient safety and precision in the judgment. We have to be really to some degree sure that we are giving the right treatments to the right person.”

While these European countries have put some limits around transgender care, their approaches are far more permissive than those in some conservative U.S. states. A recent Alabama law made it a felony for doctors to prescribe puberty-blockers and hormones to minors. In Texas, parents who allow their children to receive gender treatments have been investigated for child abuse. Both states are tied up in court battles with civil rights groups.

Some American doctors worried that the changing standards in Europe would bolster the notion that gender treatments are dangerous for young people.

“My fear is that this is going to be interpreted as another notch against providing gender-affirming care for kids,” said Dr. Angela Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health Program at Children’s Minnesota hospital. More services are needed, they said, not less. “That’s our challenge here.”

So, if you read carefully to the end, you’ll discover, if you are good at logic and reading between the lines, that Tavistock is being shut down not because it didn’t provide enough gruesome poison-mutilate-sterilize services but because it went hog-wild on the gender-affirming care scam.

 
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  1. dearieme says:

    When are we going to start punishing the medical child abusers? I’d favour hanging, myself, but would settle for making them forfeit their wealth and their pensions, and giving them thirty years in the clink.

    Incentives matter.

  2. By the way, have you noticed that U.S. life expectancy increases began stalling and later declining around the time Obamacare went into effect? Wasn’t Obamacare always about enabling homosexuals to get health insurance at young heterosexual community rates, or to be hired without employer worrying about boosts in group rates?

    • Replies: @epebble
  3. Good news (for non-Americans), but it is short of total victory. Breaking up and decentralizing the “gender affirming care” scam creates a new way to get below radar. The Groomer Industrial Complex will feel out the provincial “gender care” institutions for the ones with lowest standards, fewest safeguards, and most biddable staff, then they will funnel their victims through those points of weakness.

    Total victory would involve identifying the individuals behind this epic child abuse, publicly enumerating their crimes, and prosecuting them to the full extent of the law.

  4. Daniel H says:

    This could become the biggest medical scandal of the century

    Oh yeah, but an understatement. This is the scandal of the millennia. The enlightenment? French Revolution? Bolshevism? A sparkle compared to this GloboHomo. Yes, the Enligtenment attempted to persuade a better man and both the French and Bolshevik revolutions endeavored to create a New Man, but they never contemplated turning man into woman, woman into man. It took the “American Experiment” to pull of this insanity.

    This should be enough to overthrow the State. But will the guilty be indicted, convicted, gibbeted, the rotten remains thrown to the dogs in the patch? Nah, they’re feted, promoted, on to new. It will take far more than this (and yes, there will be “far more” in the offing) because we are sheeple. But the day of reckoning has to come eventually.

    And Russia is not right in resisting, with all she has, GloboHomo?

    GloboHomo must die. Slava Russia.

    • Agree: Pop Warner, acementhead
    • Replies: @Travis
    , @Hypnotoad666
  5. SafeNow says:

    She found it was not ‘safe or viable’

    Many people these days use the word “viable”when what they actually have in mind is workable or practical or sensible. This is an example. People bask in what they perceive to be the warm glow of vogue words. Sometimes they are simply stupid, but most of the time it is a warm-glow thing.

  6. Jon says:

    I think any article on the trans movement should include pictures, so everyone can see who is calling them a bigot:

    “How do we draw the line so that we keep care individualized while maintaining safety standards for everyone? That’s what we’re trying to sort out,” said Dr. Marci Bowers, a gynecologic and reconstructive surgeon and the incoming president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, who is transgender.

    “My fear is that this is going to be interpreted as another notch against providing gender-affirming care for kids,” said Dr. Angela Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health Program at Children’s Minnesota hospital. More services are needed, they said, not less. “That’s our challenge here.”

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  7. Rob McX says:

    “How do we draw the line so that we keep care individualized while maintaining safety standards for everyone? That’s what we’re trying to sort out,” said Dr. Marci Bowers, a gynecologic and reconstructive surgeon and the incoming president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, who is transgender.

    Not alone have the lunatics taken over the asylum, but they have a financial interest in holding on to it.

  8. Ralph L says:
    @Almost Missouri

    I was going to say the righteous mengeles will be spread around the NHS instead of imprisoned.

    I wonder if Bowers did its surgery on itself.

  9. Arclight says:

    My hope is that when eventually public sentiment and awareness reaches a point where the pendulum starts to shift the other way, there is a prolonged wave of lawsuits brought against the medical professionals and hospitals that enabled this that ruins many lives and careers.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @Gordo
    , @AnotherDad
  10. Farmer says:

    People eating aliens are behind the transgender craze. As any farmer knows, castrated animals taste much better when grown up than non-castrated animals. This is known as ‘sex taint’.
    Also, oxen, (castrated bulls) are much more docile and useful than a dangerous intact bull.

    • Thanks: Thea
    • Replies: @Thea
    , @SaneClownPosse
  11. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning to the label of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, commonly known as puberty blockers, indicating that young people who take them might develop serious adverse reactions such as brain swelling and vision loss.

    https://thenewamerican.com/fda-puberty-blockers-may-cause-brain-swelling-blindness/

    As long as the swelling and blindless is largely reversible, what’s the problem?

    • LOL: acementhead
  12. Altai says:

    While these European countries have put some limits around transgender care, their approaches are far more permissive than those in some conservative U.S. states.

    IE while they were more open-minded and pioneered these treatments, the greater public accountability of medical services due to significant state funding made them change their tune in line with evidence and public concern without the government having to actually pass laws.

    Meanwhile America’s private system allows any number of clinics to operate privately without being accountable except where laws are written to explicitly prohibit their activities.

    The warning sirens were raised from within Tavistock and other clinics pretty early, being centralised they were flooded and were able to freely publish some kinds of public statistics. The child psychologists at Tavistock were shocked (And the main one resigned) at the sudden change in the profile of referrals. Simply put they noticed the girls weren’t the type you’d trust with much anything and seemed to have BPD and present very differently.

    At a minimum it called for a review of practices since they were essentially offering the same prognosis and treatment protocols from a totally different cohort to a new one. But perversely the same desire to help children led many to support these children be given this treatment younger and younger to give them the best transition possible and assist their mental health.

    In Sweden a prominent TV show did a series of documentaries on the phenomena of this new trans craze, particularly among adolescent girls which basically caused enough uproar to cause a review which changed the policy but I think the Karolinska institute changed their policy first I can’t quite see. A chief element was the famous Tavistock graph.

    The change of policy in Sweden and then Finland then helped to change things at Tavistock.

    The main Swedish public affairs show did this episode which ultimately led to a bigger series ‘The Trans Train’ which ratcheted up things again, many doctors and admins of the clinics are posed with very forthright questions and don’t look very comfortable or confident.

    Here are the first two parts of ‘The Trans Train’ also from SVT which took place over a number of years.

    Part 1 with English subtitles.

    Part 2 with English subtitles.

    They interview a Dutch doctor who pioneered the approach of using endocrine disruptors developed for adult cancer patients being used off-label to stall normal puberty in children. She insanely claims they don’t have any effect and allow more time to think about what they want to do. No, they have less effect than if you were to put a child on a kind of simulated cross-sex puberty but stalling their natural puberty for even a few months is huge. You don’t get back that development and you don’t have a normal development with your peers. This line is repeated endlessly but trans cultists despite it’s obvious untruth.

    And for more context here is the world’s greatest manipulator of the human endocrine system for sex change discussing the full horrifying world of trans hormone treatments and surgeries. (The number of times he says ‘neat’ and the way he abuses his cats to turn them into physical freaks to win cat shows is disturbing)

  13. SFG says:

    https://www.commonsense.news/p/top-trans-doctors-blow-the-whistle

    I am glad the UK is stopping this, but give credit where credit is due: Bowers actually thought the activists were going too far and talked to Abigail Shrier about it.

  14. This is only a partial victory in one country but it’s great news. The fact that this went so far is yet more evidence that we really don’t govern our countries well at all. Collectively we keep making spectacular mistakes that were easily foreseen and that people were raising alarm over at every step along the way.

    Our political systems are like a refinery in which, over time, the managers have taped over smoke alarms, cut the wires on security cameras and welded shut pressure release valves all over the site. Those same plant managers are convinced they’re doing their best work ever because so many of their colleagues are now trans women. If there are any explosions or fires, they blame saboteurs or White male employees who “just don’t get it”. They also find it annoying that they’re still expected to refine petrochemicals in the year 2022.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
  15. (from the NYT)

    Transgender advocates in Britain welcomed the changes

    Some of them really did: from the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62335665

    LGBT rights group Stonewall said it was pleased the NHS was addressing “unacceptable” waiting times faced by young trans people trying to access gender-identity healthcare.

    The changes seem to have been crafted so that trans advocates got something that they wanted: increased capacity for children’s “gender-identity healthcare”. Perhaps this was necessary in order to reduce opposition from trans advocacy groups.

    The outcome will obviously depend on how the changes are implemented. As the saying goes, the devil is in the detail; but early signs are good. From the DM article:

    A spokesperson for GIDS said: ‘The trust supports the need to establish a more sustainable model for the care of this group of patients given the marked growth in referrals.’

    ‘The expertise that resides within the current GIDS service will be critical to the successful formation of these early adopter services and providing continuity in patient care.

    ‘We will work closely with partners and commissioners to ensure a smooth transition to the new model of delivery.’

    In their dreams. More from the DM:

    The London service will be run by a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

    In the North West, the service will be a partnership between Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

    Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey are famous children’s hospitals, and receive a lot of money from public donations. At first I was amazed that they are getting involved in a field of medicine so potentially toxic; but it is a good thing – they will not want their reputations to be damaged and so they will not rush children into harmful and unnecessary treatment.

    The announcement about the replacement services shows that, before the Cass Report was published, negotiations and preparations for these new services were proceeding.

    The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust are probably grateful to be losing the GIDS clinic, which is only a small part of their work but has brought them (deservedly) a huge amount of adverse publicity.

    It seems to me that this was a well-executed political action, that succeeded by bringing some potential opponents on-side. Well done Dr Hilary Cass and those who helped her.

  16. Anon[185] • Disclaimer says:

    NYT journalist is an LA valley girl with Iranian parents.

  17. This is following the lead of the Swedish and Finnish authorities who figured out that the huge surge in recent years of unhappy adolescent girls suddenly claiming to be boys after a dozen years pre-puberty as normal girls should be treated more with run of the mill mental health therapy for depression, autism, anxiety and similar teenage girl problems rather than with the poison, mutilate, and sterilize American trans orthodoxy.

    My question has been whether they test people who “don’t feel like a girl” for endocrine disruption – are they ruling out that a sudden trans-identifying girl at twelve has normal estrogen levels? In a case in which a girl identifies as trans, why not try estrogen therapy first and before administering cross-sex hormones? If normal levels of estrogen makes a biological girl “feel like a girl” and we don’t need to do all of the plumbing rearrangements and cosmetic surgeries that wind up looking ridiculous anyway, isn’t that a win? Why not stimulate female puberty in such a person rather than male puberty?

    • Replies: @njguy73
    , @Red Pill Angel
  18. Keep in mind that all of this transmania was once a mental disorder. Mental health professionals considered it something needing treatment, not encouragement.

    Just like recession, it got redefined.

  19. Bravo, Mr. Sailer, for being so direct about the issue, with this major news from Britain. Bravo to the Brits, too. The trans-surgery mania of the last few years has been an utter tragedy and true outrage.

    Here’s a 2017 story about an old eminent psychiatrist at John Hopkins who had shut down the transgender surgery program in the 1970s, only to see the pendulum reverse.

    Johns Hopkins psychiatrist sees hospital come full circle on transgender issues

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bal-johns-hopkins-transgender-20170406-story,amp.html

  20. Jack D says:

    In the United States, doctors specializing in gender care for adolescents have mixed feelings about the reforms in Europe

    I’ll bet they do, what with those boat payments coming up.

    There is this new Orwellian thing going on on the Left where you add “care” to something bad and it makes it good. Being an “abortionist” is bad but if you provide “abortion care” you are a good person. If you go around spaying and neutering humans and cutting their breasts off, you could be some kind of Nazi monster but if you provide “gender affirming care” then you are a good guy. I guess if you go around killing people you are a murderer but if you provide “euthanasia care” then that’s good too.

    Now that I think about it, Leftist medical care is increasingly like veterinary care. Under the Judeo-Christian view, man stood apart from the animals so that there were things that you could do to animals that you could not do to humans – sterilize them, kill them, eat them, etc. But if you take the atheist view that humans are just another animal (there was recently a lawsuit where a chimp sued for his civil rights – I think it was thrown out but his lawyers were unashamed to propose this) then there is no real distinction between being a doctor and being a vet. Likewise, vegans take the view that we should not eat animals for the same reason we don’t eat humans but the flip side of that is that if you decide that eating meat is OK then there’s no reason why humans shouldn’t be on the menu too.

  21. Cato says:

    Puberty blockers are used to delay precocious puberty (fairly common among girls) — an entirely legitimate medical use. Did the legislature in Alabama indeed outlaw all puberty blockers? That would be classic legislative overreach.

  22. Mr. Anon says:

    Puberty blockers, which are largely reversible

    Largely, I tell you, they are LARGELY REVERSIBLE.

    Bullet wounds are largely reversible. Maybe somebody should open up a clinic to treat patients by therapeutically shooting them.

    Poison. Mutilate. Sterilize ………………….. PMS

    Of course what should happen is not just that these witch-doctors should be put out of business. They should be put into prison. They should be treated with the same severity as narco-traffickers and drug pushers. They do as much, if not even more, damage. They are fiends.

    • Agree: acementhead
  23. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    Good points. Well said.

  24. fondolo says:

    It seems like the real problem is kids being mean to effeminate boys, which, coming from the past, I don’t remember as a thing. Boys knew who was effeminate, but the more dominant boys would protect them from being picked on. Yes, they weren’t going to be chosen to ply 3d base

  25. Gordo says:

    What was that evil cult who mutilated people? The Skoptsys?

    They are back and have the establishment, the courts and the media on side.

    Who could have predicted that?

  26. Anon[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @dearieme

    Crimes against humanity, as far as I’m concerned.

  27. Gordo says:
    @Arclight

    My hope is that when eventually public sentiment and awareness reaches a point where the pendulum starts to shift the other way, there is a prolonged wave of lawsuits brought against the medical professionals and hospitals that enabled this that ruins many lives and careers.

    Oh totally agree, but in the UK the NHS, i.e. the taxpayer, will pay the bill, the individuals responsible will not. Handy when you can kill an institution and wear it as a skin suit.

  28. Curle says:

    Teenage girl: Dr., I like the song Walk on the Wild side, am I really a boy? Dr.: absolutely.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  29. Anon[126] • Disclaimer says:

    Puberty blockers are poisons to stop children from developing naturally.

    Anyone here know if puberty blockers lower IQ?

  30. The ongoing fightback against transmania here in the UK has been very heartening. The mainstream Right is now pretty solidly against transmania, indeed Tory leadership contestant Penny Mordaunt had her past support for it used against her as a mark of shame. It’s a big change from the David Cameron years when the Right reliably followed every new Left orthodoxy.

  31. @Jack D

    There is this new Orwellian thing going on on the Left where you add “care” to something bad and it makes it good.

    The Orwellian fix was in when this entire area of dubious medicine (or quackery) was renamed “gender affirming care.” The biased adjective is chosen to make it appear that medical science’s view is already on the side of the “decision” about gender that the young child has “made.”

    The same adjective is used to rename puberty blocker hormone cocktails as “gender affirming hormones” which makes them sound positively friendly and entirely in the natural order of things. “You know in your heart of hearts that you’re a boy, and our friendly boy hormones are what your body needs, rather than those nasty girl hormones your body insists on producing in that uncooperative and diseased way. “(Or vice versa.)

  32. TWS says:
    @dearieme

    They are getting millstones. Sooner or later, millstones and the deep blue sea.

  33. EdwardM says:

    The gender identity service at Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust will be replaced by regional centres at existing children’s hospitals, which will provide more holistic care with ‘strong links to mental health services’.

    Great, so it will be decentralized so they can do the same exact thing at dozens of small sites around the country and avoid scrutiny.

  34. Currahee says:

    Again, the transgender mania befuddles me. Why does the left make this an issue? Is this good for the homos? Someone please explain, I am lost here.

  35. LP5 says:

    The trans issues and history highlight a discouraging trend.

    How do people get persuaded about batshit-crazy ideas?

    What are the steps required, the marketing campaigns, collateral materials, testimonial, media presentations, financial support and other aspects?

    At which point is there some liftoff, or traction or uncontrolled skid, depending on your point of view?

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  36. Rob McX says:

    It shows you can absolutely trust the NHS on the COVID scare and everything else, when it funds a large clinic that denies the reality of chromosomes.

    • Agree: ic1000
  37. Forbes says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Is this the usual way to refer to children–as “young people”?

    The overhaul of services for transgender young people in England

    The NYT violates style and editorial standards to pursue an agenda and obscure reality about the age of the children in question.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  38. @PiltdownMan

    The Orwellian fix was in when this entire area of dubious medicine (or quackery) was renamed “gender affirming care.” The biased adjective is chosen to make it appear that medical science’s view is already on the side of the “decision” about gender that the young child has “made.”

    Good point. The Orwellian nature of the phrase is that it entirely reverses the poles – it doesn’t affirm the biological reality (i.e., give girls estrogen to make them feel like girls), it affirms the psychological delusion and negates the biological reality (give girls testosterone to make them feel like boys).

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @PiltdownMan
  39. AndrewR says:
    @dearieme

    If you had read the article you would know that some legislatures have attempted to stop this. But the courts, the media and a lot of cultural current is against these restrictive laws.

  40. Anon[286] • Disclaimer says:

    This looks like a Rashomon situation to me. There’s a report, and the journalist at the Daily Mail read it, and the journalist at the New York Times read it, and each is emphasizing different parts of the report. I’d like to read the report myself, or have Steve read it and give his opinion.

  41. Anon[286] • Disclaimer says:

    The report from earlier this year:

    https://cass.independent-review.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Cass-Review-Interim-Report-Final-Web-Accessible.pdf

    Drilling down from this top page you can find various issues and developments since the release of the February report.

    https://cass.independent-review.uk/

    The absence of reliable research of trans kids seems to be a major concern.

  42. @Currahee

    Because:
    – they took the slogan “the personal is political” to heart
    – they’re iconoclasts and there’s not much else left to smash
    – they’re perverts
    – they’re too badly educated to engage economic or cultural combat so they chose sexuality as their battleground
    – unhappy women and runty men set the tone on their side
    – the institutions encourage them because this sort of lifestyle leftism poses no threat and harmonizes nicely with consumerism.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  43. Rob McX says:
    @Currahee

    It’s the logical progression from the feminism and race denial that have been the left’s ideology for the last fifty-odd years. This ideology teaches that humans are not defined or limited by the racial or sexual differences that people used to take for granted. It was inevitable that this blank slate doctrine would some day move on to the belief that being male or female is little more than a social construct. So here we are.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Currahee
  44. Anon[215] • Disclaimer says:
    @dearieme

    We need to have their pictures, names,.and addresses published in media, along with testimonials of their victims who have had irreversible damage done to them (such as the man who wants his hacked-off punishment back, the woman with male-pattern-baldness who wants to be a girl again, but now really does look like guy, or the former woman with a useless spermless penis with no testicles). These docs who do this to people under 18 should be exposed.

  45. epebble says:
    @Henry Canaday

    U.S. life expectancy increases began stalling and later declining

    That was the time Opioid Epidemic started its steep rise. You see the line go from almost flat to 45 degree slope.

    https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/basics/epidemic.html

    The next big decline started around 2020 due to Covid.

  46. J.Ross says:

    –What should we call our clinic?
    –We should call it the Dirlewanger clinic because it takes no prisoners.
    –No way, that name is associated with evil.
    –We should call it the Edison clinic because it’s innovative.
    –No way, that name is stale, male, and pale.
    –We should call it Rendskin Godfolly, for Satan is Master and Man is Mistake Clinic.
    –Yeah, no, that’s too many words.
    –We should call it Tavistock.
    –Perfect.

  47. Travis says:
    @Daniel H

    While trannies are a great medical scandal the greatest scandal of the last century has been the Global Warming hoax. The global warming hoax is costing every American thousands of dollars each year to subsidize costly “green” energy the United States giving billions of dollars to other nations to help them fight “climate change”. In addition to the direct payments we are sending to India and China due the the Paris accord we are making manufacturing more costly in America due to our restrictions on drilling and energy which drive up the costs of energy.

    Without the global warming hoax our electricity costs would be 30% lower and our gasoline costs would be 50% lower and our automobiles would be 20% less expensive and we would not be granting billions of subsidies for people to buy wasteful electric cars. The Global warming hoax has greatly lowered our standard of living while helping our enemies build coal plants and mine rare earth elements. The green agenda is more insane than allowing men to compete in women sports. The Global warming hoax effects more people directly and is lowering our standard of living and destroying our wealth while enriching Asian nations at our expense.

  48. J.Ross says:
    @Curle

    Not Sword of Damocles or Conqueror Worm? [checks DSM] Yeah, it says here you’re a pseud, which is a kind of faggot.

  49. @Jon

    Dr. Bowers back in the bad old days when s/he/it was forced to live a lie:

  50. @dearieme

    When are we going to start punishing the medical child abusers? I’d favour hanging, myself, but would settle for making them forfeit their wealth and their pensions, and giving them thirty years in the clink.

    Incentives matter.

    dearieme, you nailed my reaction.

    Reading this my thought–frequent these days–is that there is a good reason people have been strung up from lampposts and the like. Because there really are a bunch of evil assholes out there.

    I’d have zero qualms–none, rather absolute glee–on pulling the rope on all these “pediatricians” and “counselors” and “advocates” in this child abuse industry. Herd them into boxcars to be sent to the camps. Airdropped into the Congo civil war. Buried to their necks, next to fire ant colony. Hung drawn and quartered. Boiled in oil. Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.

    Unfortunately we won’t see that. Just lawsuits. And even more unfortunately, they are not alone. D.C. doesn’t even have enough lampposts for all the a*holes there making war on Americans.

    • Replies: @Travis
  51. @Arclight

    My hope is that when eventually public sentiment and awareness reaches a point where the pendulum starts to shift the other way, there is a prolonged wave of lawsuits brought against the medical professionals and hospitals that enabled this that ruins many lives and careers.

    There will absolutely will be lawsuits.

    If I was a young lawyer wanting to make a practice as a tort lawyer, I’d do the work, both legal and medical–maybe team with a knowledgeable developmental expert pediatrician and psychiatrist–and try and be “the guy”.

    Unfortunately, while you’ll make bucks, it is the rest of us who will pay. Because hospital systems that allowed themselves to be associated–that will be most of them–will pay. And their insurers will pay. Some of these criminal docs/counselors will personally pay, but they won’t have the money. We will pay.

    We may well see this driven out of the mainstream by lawsuits. But you can’t get justice this way. For that you need lampposts.

    • Replies: @Arclight
  52. prosa123 says:

    OT: you should do a piece on that new bridge in Los Angeles. It’s hard to imagine something so ridiculous.

    • Replies: @Bernard
  53. njguy73 says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    No need to do plumbing rearrangements and cosmetic surgeries = loss of income for people who perform plumbing rearrangements and cosmetic surgeries.

    Follow the money, my friend. Follow the money.

  54. Bernard says:

    Love the Daily Mail, made the switch to them as my number one news source last year.

  55. @dearieme

    Not until the majority of the public come to the realization that these people are fiends. But it ain’t gonna happen as long as one party controls the media.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  56. Bernard says:
    @prosa123

    OT: you should do a piece on that new bridge in Los Angeles. It’s hard to imagine something so ridiculous.

    Or costly. Over a half a billion dollars to build a 3300 foot poured concrete bridge over a drainage wash.

  57. @Currahee

    Again, the transgender mania befuddles me. Why does the left make this an issue? Is this good for the homos? Someone please explain, I am lost here.

    I’m on board with Rob McX’s bit on denial of racial, sexual differences and the blank slate.

    But I’ll add my usual: The imposition of this upside-down ideology of minoritarianism–that society should be run to protect minorities, rather than to maintain and reproduce itself, the normal productive majority–enables the destruction of everything.

    Feminism attacked (the beauty and soundness of) normal sexual dimorphism. (Women as the “oppressed” minority who were victims and ergo “good”.)

    Homosexual “liberation” attacked norms around sexuality. (Homosexuals an “oppressed” minority who were victims and ergo “good”.)

    It’s a new level of nuttiness, but actually a trivial step from homosexual “marriage” to various flavors of mentally ill trannies–sexual minorities!–as “oppressed” “victims” and ergo “good” and opposing them “evil”.

    If you oppose any minority and say “No you’re full of shit. We normal people do not have to cater to you and give you what you want” then you are a “Nazi”. So here we are.

    Minoritarianism–the demand to cater to minorities–is the root of this evil.

    It is an inversion of the core biological and logical imperative that an entity or system must insure its own survival and continuance, not other entities which disrupt or loot or harm it.

    Once you adopt minoritarianism, you’ve signed your death warrant. If we don’t get rid of it, the West is dead, finished.

  58. Bernard says:
    @PiltdownMan

    The Orwellian fix was in when this entire area of dubious medicine (or quackery) was renamed “gender affirming care.” The biased adjective is chosen to make it appear that medical science’s view is already on the side of the “decision” about gender that the young child has “made.”

    The same rhetorical device is used with gun legislation by referring to every Democrat proposed law as “common sense” gun reform. How can anyone oppose common sense?

    One of the right’s greatest failures is to not confront this language every time it’s used.

  59. @LP5

    Read Bernays’ Propaganda.

    https://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Bernays_Propaganda_in_english_.pdf

    CHAPTER I

    ORGANIZING CHAOS

    THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an
    important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society consti-
    tute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

  60. Charlotte says:
    @Jack D

    Likewise, vegans take the view that we should not eat animals for the same reason we don’t eat humans but the flip side of that is that if you decide that eating meat is OK then there’s no reason why humans shouldn’t be on the menu too.

    Yes, it’s no accident that depictions of cannibalism, cannibalism fetishes, and so on are popping up more often. If there’s nothing special about humanity-why not? It’s just meat. I’m waiting for some climate activist to propose ethical cannibalism to fight climate change . . .

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  61. How lucky we’ve been to be lectured the last 30 years by global immigrants and their children about how ignorant and evil Americans are about arbitrary social constructs like gender. Iranian culture is so much more enlightened.

    Conformity is diversity!
    Criminality is equity!
    Exclusion is inclusion!

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  62. Like Tavistock in the UK, the Pritzker Foundation is pursuing an extensive transhumanist agenda in the U.S.. For over twenty years the Pritzkers have been funding science/medical/psychiatric units within academia and health sciences institutions. The agenda includes but is not limited to the development of a gender spectrum and the satanic “gender-affirming care” aka mutilation for kids. This goes beyond dudes with boobs: these entities are creating new human variants to repopulate Earth after the less fashionable, older models like Steve have been decimated by another plague/vaccine combo.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  63. Travis says:
    @AnotherDad

    Unfortunately the lamposts will be for us normies who oppose the madness. Today normal Americans are being Blacklisted and ostracized questioning the narrative concerning the “science” of gender and the “science” of masks and lockdowns and the science of “climate change”. All three are related and part of the same agenda to cancel normies and increase the power of the woke state and to humiliate regular Americans.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  64. Thea says:
    @Farmer

    I did not mean to call you a troll!!! I somehow screwed up. Thank you for your informative post.

    • Replies: @acementhead
  65. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Under the Judeo-Christian view, man stood apart from the animals

    There’s no evidence that only Judaism and/or Christianity think humans are a separate category from animals. Evidence for the belief that humans are a separate category goes back tens of thousands of years.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  66. Jay Fink says:

    I had a hunch but didn’t know until now that puberty blockers are more common among girls. This makes me all the more opposed to them. We often hear about feminine soy boys. Conservatives complain about this yet I rarely see them in real life. For every feminine boy I must see at least 4 masculine girls. Not just tomboys but straight out butch. Nobody criticizes them including most conservatives.

    There seems to be a war against conventionally attractive, feminine girls. I see a connection between the relative popularity of puberty blockers for girls and the hysteria against young ladies dressing sexy which is behind the wave of school dress codes in recent years. Our society would rather have it’s younger females masculine or asexual/non-binary than hot looking or even just pretty looking. This seems to be one of the few things liberals and Christian conservatives agree on,for slightly different reasons. Although I give credit to the Christian right for being against puberty blockers in general.

    • Replies: @Curle
  67. It’s almost as if the NYT just prints bullshit.

  68. IOW, it’s not enough for the Brits to be garden-variety Paedophiles.

  69. @Currahee

    Jewish oligarchs. Specifically, the Pritzker family. See below link.

    https://www.unz.com/estriker/american-oligarchs-i-the-pritzkers-and-transgenderism/

    The Pritzker family, heirs to the Hyatt Hotel, today use their estimated \$29 billion dollar fortune to speculate on the stock market, dodge taxes, buy politicians, and rip people off with predatory banking schemes.

    The Jewish clan has made capitalist-activism, where money wrung out of working class people is used to pay for the pet projects of the anti-social left, central to their plan to radically re-engineer America.

    [Jennifer Pritzker’s] money, along with other figures like fellow Jew and transsexual Martine Rothblatt, has put the wind in the sails of the transgender top-down revolution, granting it scientific and medical credibility through the power of their checkbooks, along with trained operatives who have helped institutionalize in the corporate world. The Pritzkers are heavily invested in the world of pharmaceuticals and science.

    In recent years, Jennifer has donated millions to the University of Minnesota Medical Department’s Human Sexuality department, carved out a “Pritzker School of Medicine” at the University of Chicago, and a “Transgender Studies” chair, handpicked by Pritzker, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Other members of the Pritzker family donated \$25 million to University of California at San Francisco’s child health department, which under the auspices of two Jews, predictably advocates for confused or ill young children to be given irreversible transsexual surgeries.

    This money guarantees, in the very best case scenario, a veto on science that questions the validity of transgenderism, but often times just incentivizes these universities to produce pseudo-science in favor of it. UMN has a whole clinic dedicated to advocating in favor of and entertaining transgender insanity, targeting kids in particular. The University of Chicago’s School of Medicine has been transformed into a laboratory for macabre “gender-reassignment” human experimentation, akin to Magnus Hirschfeld’s Weimar-era house of horrors.

    The private grant system and for-profit universities have reduced science in the United States to the propaganda mills dedicated to affirming the ideological will of donors like the Pritzkers, as seen with Brown University’s inexplicable retraction and apology for a study that found transgenderism is nothing more than a socially constructed fad spreading via peer pressure. Brown later allowed for the study to be republished after rare but intense media scrutiny, but this case was symbolic of the pressure scientists are under to never question system dogmas set in advance by billionaires.

    The ridiculous “controversy” over whether the military should allow transgenders is another product of Pritzker money. It is hard to believe that retired and current military men think it is important to include transsexuals in the armed forces, but 10s of millions of dollars can get many of these careerists “woke.”

    In 2013, Jennifer Pritzker donated \$25 million to the prestigious University of Norwich and its military department, which is credited with creating the ROTC system. This was the largest donation the school has ever received in its 194 year history. A few years later, the University of Norwich’s student rules manual has a whole chapter dedicated to “accommodating” transgender recruits with special exceptions, putting the homo in globo-homo imperialism.

    The Pritzker family is intimately involved with the Democratic establishment, especially in their home city of Chicago where they enjoy close ties to the Israeli Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama. Members of the family have chaired major campaigns, served as Secretary of Commerce, have been given control over the Chicago school system, directed Olympic games, and much more. J.B. Pritzker is currently the Governor of Illinois, and the chairman of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

    This family was very influential in Washington during the Obama years, where the Pritzkers, through bundling and personal donations, were able to collect \$800 million dollars for Obama’s campaigns and inaugural funds.

    The most important part of the article.

    The Pritzkers are only one, relatively small branch of America’s hereditary plutocracy. If you’re wondering why Presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren or Great Wall Street Hope Pete Buttigieg have made the absurdity of transgenderism front and center in their campaigns, it’s because the Pritzkers are paying them to.

    Universities, mass media, elections, law enforcement, medicine – all of these important institutions have been ruined by Jewish bankster money from people like the Pritzkers, who have almost fully replaced ethics and merit to indulge their fetishes and desire to control us.

    TLDR: Jewish oligarchs rule America.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  70. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: More bad news out of Germany as they try to conserve energy. They’re shutting down things right and left.

    After World War 1, some of the Allies wanted to completely de-industrialize Germany so they couldn’t make war again. This was the idea behind the Morgenthau Plan.

    Now in 2022: American sanctions against Russia: Doing to Germany what the Morgenthau Plan couldn’t do.

    If we get another Hitler because of Biden’s sanctions, I’m blaming Biden and the Democrats.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/28/german-cities-impose-cold-showers-and-turn-off-fountains-in-face-of-russian-gas-crisis

  71. We have officially hit peak Weimar Republic.

  72. drawbacks says:

    If Steve’s belief that a lot of this is about girls not feeling quite ready to be young women is correct, then wouldn’t we expect ‘gender dysphoria’ to be more common among girls who start puberty earlier than their peers? I’ve no idea if this is true or not.
    Of course, if it is true then the kids involved would be that much more immature mentally.

  73. The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.

    That’s tough, but lots of lives will be saved with infinite wait times for adequate services.

    Steve, I can tell you are right pissed about this issue and rightfully so. I hope you will stay on this sick piece of stupidity evil like a bulldog. I am so glad to have never run into anyone like ANY of these people in (my) real life.

  74. What a dismal situation, there seems to be no painless way to handle it. We should take this all the way down to animal instinct level, since it is a failure of a complicated intellect that gets us stuck in this rat trap of ideology. How would an ape handle attempted sexual deception by a biological competitor? That’s what these men are attempting to do, taking advantage of the protection that the pack offers to the weak.

    Worst of all is being fully aware of the deception but being forced into playing along by a stronger member of the pack, such as government or elites. The trans industry and ideology is another blatant attempt to interfere with rules that served humankind well since always. Social engineering is a dull blade that destroys the delicate nerve it is vivisecting in a futile attempt at godhood.

    We should be honest about the fact that we have ambitions that are unrealistic at this stage of our development.

  75. Rob McX says:
    @Charlotte

    It needs a PR job. The word cannibal has negative connotations. Anyone who gets their nutrition from fellow humans should be able to proudly say, “I’m a people person” (gastronomically, that is).

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  76. @JohnnyWalker123

    Coronavirus is so 2020. Homodownlowohnovirus is all the rage.

  77. @Rob McX

    I like the term maneater, myself. But the woke crowd would denounce it as gender-exclusionary.

  78. Zumbuddi says:
    @New Dealer

    lectured the last 30 years by global immigrants and their children about how ignorant and evil Americans are about arbitrary social constructs like gender. Iranian culture is so much more enlightened.

    fascinating leap.

    y’know, a large percentage of Iranians in CA are Jewish.

    maybe the journey who was writing-to-order-to-remain-employed was _ _ w _ _ _.

    would that change your critique of the article?

    btw, not so long ago many gays from USA went to Iran for transgender meds & surgery.

  79. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Tucker Carlson is great. Especially since he quit falling for Steve Sailer‘s Covid lockdown hysteria.

  80. Mike Tre says:

    “The people down in the muck profiting from posion-sterilize-mutilate haven’t covered themselves in glory, so far, have they?”

    And neither have those profiting from the mask, lockdown, social distance, mRNA injecting of children either, Sailer.

    Your concern about mutilating children rings a bit hollow considering you were all about psychologically abusing those same children for almost 2 years.

  81. @Daniel H

    This could become the biggest medical scandal of the century

    Destroying the bodies and lives of children for ideological reasons is certainly scandalous. But for sheer scale of damage it can’t compare to forcing a billion people to take a drug that leaves them immuno-compromised (due to permanent antigenic fixation on the super-narrow spike protein used in the mRNA) against the future covid variants that will inevitably evolve specifically to exploit this herd-wide immuno-deficiency.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  82. A couple of typos

    If you can’st trust somebody whose bank account depends upon doing more sex mutilation operations, who is head of the main sex mutilation lobby, and who is, presumably a mutilee, then who(m) can you trust?

  83. @Altai

    While these European countries have put some limits around transgender care, their approaches are far more permissive than those in some conservative U.S. states.

    IE while they were more open-minded and pioneered these treatments, the greater public accountability of medical services due to significant state funding made them change their tune in line with evidence and public concern without the government having to actually pass laws.

    I think you’re on to something.

    Also, my general impression is that while Europe has gone more soft and silly–including all the sex stuff–since the War, basking under the American defense umbrella, there is also more room for dissent from American minoritarian orthodoxy. For instance, there are flat out nationalist and anti-immigration parties.

    In contrast, while I think the great American core is maybe more based than the great European core, the level of minoritarian orthodoxy that is imposed across our elite media and institutions is pretty amazing. You simply aren’t allowed to dissent. Tucker Carlson is maybe the one prominent dissenter, and basically TPTB want to ban him from the air and he can not get any regular advertisers despite having a huge audience.

    But yeah, I think you are right. Probably what’s going on here is that the trans craziness is running up against good old-fashion social-democratic ideas that these public institutions are supposed to serve the public competently.

  84. @Thea

    It is easy to correct that error.

    Just go back to the comment, click the AGREE/DISAGREE/ETC button then click the desired button. The unwanted response will disappear and the desired one will show.

    • Thanks: Thea
  85. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    In that case it’s even worse. There are some ideas so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them.

  86. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    Most of these teenage girls who think they should be boys are going through female puberty normally and don’t need estrogen. The problem, imho, is that body dysmorphia disorder is being confused with gender dysphoria. The vulnerable girls just don’t like their new womanly bodies, and are being told that this means they ought to be a guy.

    • Replies: @acementhead
  87. @Hypnotoad666

    Destroying the bodies and lives of children for ideological reasons is certainly scandalous. But for sheer scale of damage it can’t compare to forcing a billion people to take a drug that leaves them immuno-compromised (due to permanent antigenic fixation on the super-narrow spike protein used in the mRNA) against the future covid variants that will inevitably evolve specifically to exploit this herd-wide immuno-deficiency.

    “Antigenic fixation” is the new hobby horse.

    Sure, it would have been much better to have a vax that had the whole nucleocapsid protein along with the spike. And yeah, there’s no doubt that from a public health perspective getting 70-80% of the people “fixated” on original recipe may be sub-optimal. Perhaps a bit better to get a distribution across variants. But vaccine or no, everyone is going to “lock in” to the first thing they encounter–be it a vax or the wild virus. Just like we do with various colds and the flu. And we don’t all end up “immuno-deficient”. We are just better primed to fight X, than new Y.

    No matter what was done, there were going to be new variants sprouting to evade the immunity people had to previous variants. Just like the flu. And common colds. That’s just per spec–evolution.

    And while in theory i guess this could have been a disaster, in fact, we have the dreaded super vax evading variant right now. It’s called “omicron”. And really to me it looks like we’ve pretty much hit–dumb lucked–into the goldilocks scenario. It’s pretty much a nothing burger.

    If omicron kills you because your immunity is “locked into” the vax variant spike, then frankly you’ve got one weak ass immune system and would have been stone cold dead if you’d gotten original, alpha or delta without being vaxed.

    So sub-optimal–ok. But flat out crazy? No, it was a new virus (outside of the Yunnan caves) and so always a bit of a guessing game. More of a roll of the dice. In contrast, this poisoning mixed up kids *is* openly crazy–and evil. A symptom of something deeply “wrong” in society, in the way that sub-optimal vax is not. (Lots of sub-optimal shit happens.)

    No, the crazy on the Covid was the political response. The lying. The lockdowns. The failure to give simple basic advice. The hysteria. The shameless power-grabbing.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  88. @Jack D

    There is this new Orwellian thing going on on the Left where you add “care” to something bad and it makes it good.

    A disgraceful example of this was the “Liverpool Care Pathway” for terminally ill patients – which withdrew food and water so the patients slowly and painfully died of thirst.

  89. @JohnnyWalker123

    Is transgenderism a particular obsession of all the various Pritzkers, several of whom have been in lengthy legal battles with each other, or just of Colonel Pritzker?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Mike Tre
  90. @Jack D

    There is this new Orwellian thing going on on the Left where you add “care” to something bad and it makes it good.

    I’m with Mr. Anon–great point and well stated.

    I’ll toss in that this is part and parcel of modern minoritarian and feminine leftism. It isn’t about actual material and practical stuff like decent wages, working conditions and hours, universal schooling, universal medical care, highway safety, clean air and water … It is about feelings.

    Dead baby on the beach … we must let them in! An absolute disaster for your nation, but hey … feelings … wo o o feelings.

    Jonathan Haidt, I believe, drilled into this with his work. And the whole “care/harm” axis was the one that really energized the modern “liberal”.

    So ironically, in order to feel good about themselves provide “care” they are maiming children.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  91. Curle says:
    @Jay Fink

    I attended high school when they had dress codes and it didn’t change the desirability of the girls one iota. If anything it made them sexier. Ever ask your dad whether he found his high school female classmates attractive, alluring or compelling back in the 50s or 60s?

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  92. Rob McX says:

    Dead baby on the beach … we must let them in! An absolute disaster for your nation, but hey … feelings … wo o o feelings.

  93. Rob McX says:

    According to WHO, “Transgender people are around 13 times more likely to be HIV-positive than other adults of reproductive age”. Those doctors are not just poisoning these kids, but condemning them to a life where the only company they can find will be sexual degenerates.

    By the way, WHO stopped classifying transgenderism as a mental or behavioural disorder in 2019. Now it’s just “gender incongruence”.

  94. Hibernian says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Governor J. B’s brother “Jennifer” is one. He’s a retired Illinois National Guard Colonel with his own military museum in Chicago, in which I will never set foot.

  95. Rob McX says:

    Just in case you think England is returning to sanity, Hampshire Constabulary sent five cops to arrest a man for sharing this tweet.

  96. @Farmer

    I suspect early educators are fully endorsing this genocidal craze, because neutering a pet makes for docile pets, and teachers love their docile, pliable pets.

    Handing out Ritalin like it was breath mints to preadolescent males was not doing enough.

    When Muslims perform this surgery on young girls, it is called “female genital mutilation” and it is a bad thing, because females have the right to orgasms.

    • Replies: @repsinec
  97. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    That’s well put and sums it up. The words are twisted by 180 degrees.

    Gender negating harm is labeled instead as “gender affirming care.”

    Twisted in more than one sense.

  98. Arclight says:
    @AnotherDad

    Agree – if this was 100 years ago, I actually believe it would come to that in the end and there are a lot of people that deserve to swing. Unfortunately I don’t think that’s likely today with the level of control and surveillance our betters have over society. They will stand by as leftist terrorists burn and loot our cities in furtherance of their political goals like 2020, but an actual populist rebellion against things our leadership believes should be no matter whether it is shared by the public would be put down quickly and hard.

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
  99. @AnotherDad

    Perhaps a bit better to get a distribution across variants. But vaccine or no, everyone is going to “lock in” to the first thing they encounter–be it a vax or the wild virus.

    Hopefully, you’re right and I’m wrong. But the logic of the original doomsayers (like Peter Malone) seems pretty solid — i.e., using a very “leaky” vaccine in the face of a pandemic is an invitation to new variants optimized to escape the vax immunity. As long as the variants stay benign we’ll be ok.

  100. @Curle

    I attended high school when they had dress codes and it didn’t change the desirability of the girls one iota.

    Agree.

    My Jesuit HS was all male. But before that I was in our parish’s Catholic school, and amazingly enough even with the uniforms the girls were very appealing and I was in “love” with this one or that one pretty much the entire time.

    Girls are simply designed to be attractive to boys … I think there’s some sort biology thing going on there.

    But i’m with Jay not on uniforms, but on the other thing. What strikes me now days is you see these girls doing all sorts of stuff–tattoos, piercings, weird colored hair, weird dumpy clothes, half their head shaved –to actually wreck their natural feminine beauty. They actually work at being ugly. (And that’s beyond the issue of just serious poundage.)

    This is weird. I absolutely do not remember anything like it when I was a kid.

  101. Anon[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Is transgenderism a particular obsession … just of Colonel Pritzker?

    I thought it was the Admiral? Oh wait, wrong Jews.

  102. Mike Tre says:
    @Steve Sailer

    You continually point out that the Pritzkers have been suing each other for years and years, as if it proves.. what, exactly? That they can’t be united in their social engineering goals while they fight over daddy’s fortune?

    Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

  103. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    Yes, the flip side of “care”, which is what Good People do, is “harm” or “making people feel unsafe” which is what Bad People do.

    So mutilating genitals and killing fetuses is “care” but having the wrong opinion or saying a bad word is “harm”. This is not even a feminized POV, it is an insane POV. They have taken female “caring” instinct and twisted it to the point of perversion.

    • Agree: Stan Adams
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  104. @JohnnyWalker123

    “Schlong” is Yiddish slang. I wonder if Tucker knew that…

  105. @Rob McX

    Just in case you think England is returning to sanity, Hampshire Constabulary sent five cops to arrest a man for sharing this tweet.

    Thereby proving his point.

  106. @Arclight

    …an actual populist rebellion against things our leadership believes should be no matter whether it is shared by the public would be put down quickly and hard.

    Almost certainly. And that would be the match that lights the fuse.

  107. Jiminy says:

    Is this the same Tavistock Institute that has close ties to the British intelligence and was founded in 1920, based upon studies of shell shock and other mental trauma suffered by soldiers during the First World War.
    It’s been said that Tavistock specialises in what it’s own psychiatrists have called brain-washing. There’s a lot of interesting information about Tavistock and it’s history to be read when searching on larouchepub.com.

  108. @Jack D

    So mutilating genitals and killing fetuses is “care” but having the wrong opinion or saying a bad word is “harm”. This is not even a feminized POV, it is an insane POV.

    Jack, that’s a terrific line. That’s another one to tack onto the list of rhetoric an actual “conservative” politician should be hammering away with.

  109. Nachum says:

    Jonathan Frakes plays Commander Riker on Star Trek and directs episodes as well, including of the most Woke of the various Star Trek series, Discovery. Discovery has introduced not one but two trans characters, played by trans teenage actors; the actors and characters are godawful. Frakes is a sixty-nine year old straight white American guy. In a recent interview, defending how Woke the show is with the usual insulting cliches, this was written:

    “As a director on Star Trek: Discovery, Frakes was one of the first to work with non-binary actor Blu del Barrio (Adira), and said he was astounded by their ‘talent and disarming confidence’ on set. He said he did have an adjustment to make when it came to using correct pronouns—especially as Blu changed from being ‘she’ to ‘they’ during filming to reflect their real-life journey—and felt it was extremely important for him to lead by example. He said he screwed up, he got better at it, and that it was ‘great that it’s part of our brave, strange new world… not so strange.’”

    Did you catch that ellipses at the very end there? There is a world within that ellipses, a world of a Hollywood person raised normal who now has to tiptoe on eggshells because some unstable teenager has decided she’s (or he’s, I have no clue) on a “journey” and now he’s terrified because a word slipped out there.

    Poor man. World’s smallest violin.

  110. @Red Pill Angel

    ” The vulnerable girls just don’t like their new womanly bodies, …

    Seems to me, data free, that it’s more likely that they judge their bodies to be insufficiently womanly(as seen on TV) and think that ‘OMG I’m really a he’.

  111. repsinec says:
    @SaneClownPosse

    Not entirely accurate: it’s true that today’s SJWs will hurl insult and injury at you if you’re against this whole male genital mutilation obscenity, but at the same time I have never read or heard of a single one of them condemning the equally obscene practice of female genital mutilation in Muslim countries, probably because they don’t want to sound “culturally insensitive”. They also stay silent when told that in the same countries you can get thrown off a roof-top for being homosexual, even when they are homosexual themselves – I personally know of one particular case, she always uses the expression “Inch’Allah” and loves to talk about her Muslim friends. That’s a whole lotta cognitive dissonance for you!

  112. @Altai

    What is way more disturbing than his cats is his mention of hormone therapies in the past and their horrible consequences.

    What is also disturbing is his mention of the suicide rate of those afflicted by the disorders he treats.

    I found it worthwhile hearing him out.

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