In this episode of Try to Control Your Shock and Amazement…
Given the current “trans” insanity holding much of America hostage, I suppose it was inevitable: there’s a troubling, rising trend in… wait for it… “transableism,” in which an otherwise healthy person actually “identifies” as handicapped. Yeah.
But, man, it gets worse. Far worse. Before we continue, let’s back up the history bus, for a minute.
In the “old days,” the accepted term was “handicapped,” which was later changed to “disabled” — although the definitions slightly vary — and now the politically correct (nonsensical) term is transableism, which, as reported by Fox News, is the new woke term for “Body Integrity Identity Disorder” (BIID).
Still with me? Here’s more, via Fox News (emphasis, mine):
BIID has been relabeled to transableism to align with today’s trans community.
The point of “changing the identifier” from a psychiatric condition (BIID) to an advocacy term (transableism) is to “harness the stunning cultural power of gender ideology” to the cause of allowing doctors to “treat” BIID patients by “amputating healthy limbs, snipping spinal cords or destroying eyesight,” according to Evolution News and Science Today (EN), which reports on and analyzes evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes on its website: “Those with BIID desire the amputation of one or more healthy limbs or desire a paralysis,” while “some ‘transabled’ people even mutilate themselves.”
If you’re wondering at what point the insanity and immorality will end, you’re not alone.
And think about it: amputating healthy limbs, snipping spinal cords, and destroying eyesight differs from “gender-affirming surgery” only with respect to which part(s) of a healthy body a surgeon (or affected individual) irreversibly mutilates.
A 24-year-old North Carolina college student called transableism a “cry for attention,” telling Fox News Digital:
It’s offensive to people who actually suffer from the condition that you say you need, in order to be your true self. It’s embarrassing, and I don’t know if you can be considered a serious human being if you alter your body like this, instead of getting the appropriate mental help you need.
Obviously, the student is “tranablephobic.” [sarc] Kudos to the 24-year-old.
It gets weirder.
Jørund Viktoria Alme, a resident of Oslo — who’s also “transgender” — told the TV show “Good Morning Norway” “she” had a “lifelong wish” to have been born “a woman paralyzed from the waist down.” Alme has no physical handicaps, as noted by Fox.
Let’s do one more.
In one shocking case, a 21-year-old North Carolina woman who identified as blind “actually took steps to destroy her own eyesight,” according to multiple reports from a few years ago, said Fox.
Dr. Marc Siegel, a clinical professor of medicine and a practicing internist — as well as a Fox News medical contributor — told Fox that most doctors will “only perform procedures they feel are medically indicated.”
Uh-huh. Who’d a thunk, not all that long ago, that doctors would perform irreversible double mastectomies and castrations on confused children?
In reference to Munchausen syndrome, which is a “factitious disorder” in which a person “repeatedly and deliberately acts as if they have a physical or mental illness,” when they are not really sick, according to WebMd.com, Siegel told Fox:
We deal with Munchausen and Munchausen by proxy, where patients can be quite convincing about illnesses they don’t really have — and we need to be on the lookout for this.
Again, Siegel was right, which in today’s Twilight Zone world, is wrong — or worse. How many examples have we seen of honest people targeted by the rabid left for telling the truth and stating the obvious? How many people have been fired or forced to resign from their jobs for having the courage to speak truth to the insane power of the woke left?
Finally, Arizona internist Jane Orient told Fox the obvious: Transableism is a “delusional disorder.”
In my opinion, both transgender and transabled persons suffer from a delusional disorder. The Oath of Hippocrates adjures physicians to do no harm. Mutilating the body is an objective harm even if makes the patient subjectively feel better.
The disability is lifelong and imposes burdens on others — and neither patients nor physicians can duck responsibility for that. With transgenders the follow-up is generally very short — not sure about the [follow-up with] elective amputees.
The ‘no other way’ [to cope with the condition] excuse is a cop-out; we need to find other ways. Denial of reality is anti-scientific.
With that, ’nuff said.
The Bottom Line
When will the insanity end, even if it gets worse before it does? Or, will it ever end? And at what point will the moral and decent among us regain the power to put the perverse toothpaste back into the woke tube?
If we learned anything from the Democrat Party over the last six decades, it’s this: leftists are like spoiled children; the more they get, the more they want — or demand. Leftists are not only relentless; they’ve also been largely successful by practicing the old adage of “eating an elephant [pun intended] one bite at a time.”