WHO DECIDES?

IN A WEEK WHEN FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WERE FURTHER  TRAMPLED, RFK WAS BANNED FROM YOU TUBE AND INFORMATION ON VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN COVID WAS SUPPRESSED.

You Tube states it will allow “scientific discussion” videos about vaccine trials, results and failures and continue to permit personal testimonies. Apparently this does not extend to virologists, professors and Nobel prizewinners who have expressed caution with regard to the Covid vaccine. Facebook will now ban ‘anti vaccine accounts and take stronger measures to combat vaccine hesitancy.

MEANWHILE THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN ERODING PARENTAL RIGHTS IS USED UNDER THE GUISE OF EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE.

Alcohol is commonly illegal before age of 18 (21 in US) yet we allow minors as young as 12  at a stage of emotional and mental vulnerability to give informed consent to invasive medical treatment with lifelong consequences 

In most countries minors must have parental approval for most types of medical procedures yet in the EU, UK, US and elsewhere, doctors can prescribe contraception and abortion to girls under the age of 16 without their parents’ permission or knowledge. Under 13, a Child Protection Officer may be required but not necessarily a parent.

  • Most countries allow minors to seek abortion without parental consent, while some require that one parent is notified, parental authority is not required. Termination is allowed up to 6 months gestation with later terminations possible in rare exceptions.
  • The  US Centre for Disease Control states that of 40% of minors having an abortion in 2017, neither of their parents were aware.

This is surely an anomaly in a country which recently banned abortion 6 weeks into gestation i.e. once a heartbeat has been detected, before many women even realise they are pregnant.

GENDER REASSIGNMENT FOR MINORS: There is a reluctance by many clinicians and psychotherapists to express their concerns regarding the capacity of vulnerable young people to give informed consent to gender reassignment in what remains a complex and contested medical arena. The long-term impact of hormone therapy is so far unknown in treatments and procedures which require lifelong medical intervention. The psycho-therapeutic approach to gender dysphoria has now shifted to a medical model, often involving complex invasive surgery. Impressionable adolescents are inevitably influenced by pressure groups with no training in child psychology yet cognitive decision making related to an unknown future may include  ineffectual hormone therapy, loss of genitalia and infertility, with an indeterminate capacity for sexual fulfilment. Regret and a wish for reversal is therefore a considerable risk.

Patrick Mitchell an Australian schoolboy diagnosed with gender dysphoria, began hormone replacement therapy at age 12 to transition to female with his mothers support. Two years later he has changed his mind and now feels comfortable with his birth gender. Patrick has stopped the medication and is currently awaiting surgery to remove breast tissue to reverse the effects of the hormone therapy.

In 2020, Keira Bell, a 24-year-old woman, sued The Tavistock, England’s only NHS gender identity development service for children and won her case.  Keira began taking puberty blockers when she was 16 as  gender re-asignment therapy before her subsequent change of mind and decision to de-transitionThe Court agreed with her that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent for prescribed puberty-blocking drugs. The Tavistock appealed the decision, arguing that the High court ruling had interfered with the entitlement of children to make decisions for themselves. In September 2021 the UK court of appeal overturned the judgment.

THE IMPOSITION OF GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE IS NOW BEING MANDATED, NOT BY RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS BUT INCREASINGLY BY AUTHORITARIAN PSEUDO LIBERALS. The ME culture borne of self love, has created a new convoluted ideology founded in narcissism led by the illusion of a superior academia. This has inevitably fuelled the victim consciousness now prevalent in universities and halls of learning where so called ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ ensure young people are denied the opportunity to develop the resilience essential for life.

Today gender fluidity is under scrutiny with vocabulary amended in an effort to be inclusive. She, her, hers and he, him and his are the commonly used pronouns, these are surreptitiously being replaced to accommodate minority views (just 0.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as transgender, according to a 2016 UCLA report).  Hard though it is to imagine, gender neutral language is now being mandated in law, dictating that we use a selection of invented pronoun replacements in an effort to comply with the personal preference of the one addressed. Inventive pronouns now include the unintelligible  ZE, HIR, HIRSELF, ZEM, ZIR, ZIRSELF, EY, EM, EIR, EMSELF, XE, ZEM, XYRS, XYRSELF, PER, PERSE, PERSELF. We are informed that it is also permissible to use the name only or no pronoun at all. A translation and instruction manual will presumably be offered to those who foolishly attempt to manoeuvre this minefield of idealogical nonsense.

THEYBIES: While the imposition of gender neutral pronouns by the minority on the majority is unacceptable, gender neutrality imposed upon babies, referred to as ‘theybies’ is an example of consequence when questionable perceptions extend to ‘gender open’ parenting. The debate on  whether nature or nurture has the greatest influence on gender will continue. Ignoring the anatomy of a baby at birth in order to allow the child to decide its preferred gender in early childhood will not determine gender. The stance taken by opinionated parents who believe that gender is simply a social construct, will ensure their offspring become the object of gender scrutiny on a daily basis, inevitably inviting bullying. The first responsibility in parenting is to protect the child, the second to prepare them for independence, it will be interesting to see how soon we see the first court action for child abuse to defend the rights of a minor.

LANGUAGE REFLECTS IDENTITY AND HAS LONG BEEN THE BEST INDICATOR OF ACCRUED WISDOM AND CULTURE.

Rita Mae Brown said “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”  The richness of language has long been regarded as the marker of those who command respect, demeaning language demeans the soul of the nation. The age of oratory is long gone, the remnant of once vibrant expression is being insidiously and purposefully eroded by those previously responsible for instilling awareness and respect. The impact of derogatory language is well understood, and not least when used against people struggling with genuine gender dysphoria, we would do well to avoid replacing inappropriate pronouns with language which however unintentional is itself belittling.

Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor of psychology and clinical psychologist has led the way in loudly resisting his governments legislation, receiving harassment and abuse while accruing a following of millions on social media.

 

VACCINES AND THE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY

Those who accept vaccination believe they are contributing to herd immunity and protecting others while those who refuse or defer vaccination for whatever reason are seen as selfish, uneducated, naïve and dangerous. The unvaccinated are  now increasingly and vociferously portrayed as antisocial, endangering others. Social engineering is essential in order to achieve the objective of mass vaccination, by stereotyping and dehumanising those for whom the jury is still out. Humanity responds to emotional triggers whether at a personal or a collective level when significant events trigger our unresolved fears. The current pandemic is creating vulnerability as conscious and subconscious fears arise, we must have a care not to allow our understandable concerns to be exploited by those with questionable motives.

The public’s ready acceptance of blatant censorship under the pretext of “controlling misinformation” has shocked many by its speed. Only one voice is now allowed to be heard,  as websites with millions of followers seeking information are censored and social media accounts are blacklisted or removed. Science is in a dilemma as eminent professors, virologists and scientists who dare to warn of the need for caution risk losing funding, jobs, licenses and reputations in any attempt to provide information which conflicts with the mainstream line. Latest data shows that those who were previously infected with Covid have robust, long lasting immunity to variants while vaccine induced antibodies are temporary and specific to each variant and so will require “boosters” against endless new variants.

In the Middle Ages ‘heresy’ (an opinion which rejects the orthodox view) was defined as a crime, punishable by imprisonment, torture and death for millions. Today the unvaccinated have become the heretics of our time, assumed, often wrongly,  to be anti vaxxers they are increasingly viewed as pariahs, a sub class to be denounced, shunned or worse. Social media and newscasts are replete with comments describing the unvaccinated as ‘super spreaders’ with the American President accusing Facebook of ‘killing people’ by disseminating perceived misinformation about vaccine safety.

The mantra of science is repeatedly invoked by the mainstream, forgetful that science has been found to be on the wrong side of history on many occasions, not least through the rise of the pharmaceutical industry. We have learned to our cost and too late that antibiotics are known to result in higher mutation rates in bacteria due to adaptive evolution, leading to antibiotic resistance and a current dilemma in health care. Similarly vaccines can push viruses to mutate and it will be years before the long term effects of genetic modification and the novel mRNA vaccine are known.

THE WEST REPEATEDLY CRITICISES REGIMES WHICH DO NOT ALLOW DISSENT OR FREE SPEECH, WHILE FAILING TO SEE THE HYPOCRISY OF A MEDIA WHICH HAS STIFLED ALL OPPOSING VIEWS.

 

The goal of a mass vaccination programme raises the question: How to influence the population in order to gain the required response? Whether the social program is engineered or opportunistic, a successful outcome is assured by following the historical precedence of ‘Divide and Conquer’.

  • Prejudiced information is widely disseminated.
  • Opposing views are discredited along with the professionals who offer them.
  • Censorship is widely employed utilising the media, publishing, journalism…
  • Threats used of essential restriction, job loss, social interaction, education and travel
  • Mental confusion and emotional conflict is created through conflicting advice
  • A target group is identified to focus blame.
  • Dehumanising language is used to isolate and separate.

We live in worrying times and have seen examples in this century of what can occur when individuals or regimes demonise those perceived to be a threat. Propaganda and censorship go hand in hand and are achieved by stealth unless opposed.The term McCarthyism which required American citizens wrongly accused of being members of the Communist Party to submit to loyalty tests to gain or keep employment began with censorship and ended with thousands of innocent workers blacklisted. Homosexuality was classified a psychiatric illness in the 50s and became framed through propaganda as a dangerous, contagious disease which posed a threat to society, and family values, resulting in thousands being harassed and even imprisoned.

When the Nazi regime came to power in 1933 the German Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of the press, the Nazis abolished these civil rights, destroying German democracy almost overnight. Censorship was used to control  magazines, books, art, theatre, music, movies, and radio, closing down or taking over newspapers and dictating what appeared in the news. Complacency is the disease which results in blind obedience and kills democracy.

Dynamics of mass consciousness: Creating and targeting an under class deemed to be subversive is but one step away from inciting actual violence perpetrated upon the perceived enemy. The masses are always led by a vocal minority, a vociferous portion inflame the passions, while the majority remain silent and conform in seeming agreement. Majority support is not required, the appearance of support is enough, the silence of the majority is taken for consent. Declaring someone or something to be an acceptable target has a predictable outcome, first verbally and then physically. Once a tipping point is reached, the dynamic cannot be controlled, it is never passive; anger and concern erupt as action. In the event of civil unrest any government is required to step in…

“All that is required for evil to flourish is that good men stand by and do nothing”

Our current worship of the ‘god’ of technology is herding us towards technological authoritarianism, ably used and accepted as an effective tool in ‘managing the pandemic’.This coupled with unwillingness to accept personal responsibility for our well being and the future of our children has led to dependency, a lemming like belief in those we have given authority to. We await instruction, believing whatever we are told, collectively racing for the cliff.

This is a moment in which humanity will decide its future, we are sleep walking towards extinction while having greater access to knowledge than ever before if we choose to listen. When we hear we can each decide what to believe… why would we fear any message which might change our mind?