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May 25 2024

DEI Is Destroying UCLA Medical School

Long considered among the best medical schools in the world, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine accepted only 1.3% of applicants in 2023. Unfortunately, under dean of admissions Jennifer Lucero, the selectivity is based less on merit than on moonbattery:

In interviews with the Free Beacon and complaints to UCLA officials, including investigators in the university’s Discrimination Prevention Office, faculty members with firsthand knowledge of the admissions process say it has prioritized diversity over merit, resulting in progressively less qualified classes that are now struggling to succeed.

Discrimination Prevention Office. The inspiration for the name must have been the Ministry of Truth and the Ministry of Love. Progressives really are using 1984 as an instruction manual.

Race-based admissions have turned UCLA into a “failed medical school,” said one former member of the admissions staff.

Per California law and a Supreme Court ruling, it is illegal to consider race in admissions. But under liberal anarchotyranny, laws are enforced selectively. Consequently,

Within three years of Lucero’s hiring in 2020, UCLA dropped from 6th to 18th place in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for medical research. And in some of the cohorts she admitted, more than 50 percent of students failed standardized tests on emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Those tests, known as shelf exams, which are typically taken at the end of each clinical rotation, measure basic medical knowledge and play a pivotal role in residency applications. Though only 5 percent of students fail each test nationally, the rates are much higher at UCLA, having increased tenfold in some subjects since 2020, according to internal data obtained by the Free Beacon.

The ultimate test is in the operating room:

One professor said that a student in the operating room could not identify a major artery when asked, then berated the professor for putting her on the spot.

What else would you expect in a world where you get ahead not by working hard or knowing what you are doing but by belligerently whimpering that you are a victim?

“All the normal criteria for getting into medical school only apply to people of certain races,” an admissions officer said. “For other people, those criteria are completely disregarded.”

The effect is that the candidates most likely to succeed are weeded out in favor of those least likely.

Led by Lucero, who also serves as the vice chair for equity, diversity, and inclusion of UCLA’s anesthesiology department, the admissions committee routinely gives black and Latino applicants a pass for subpar metrics, four people who served on it said, while whites and Asians need near perfect scores to even be considered.

The bar for underrepresented minorities is “as low as you could possibly imagine,” one committee member told the Free Beacon. “It completely disregards grades and achievements.”

Surely if Kamala Harris is qualified to be vice president, any Woman of Color is qualified to be a doctor. Those who feel differently are treated harshly:

Lucero hasn’t been kind to dissenters. … She has lashed out at officials who question the qualifications of minority candidates, five sources said, suggesting naysayers are “privileged,” implying that they are racist, and subjecting them to diversity training sessions.

This is how admissions committees spend their time with leftists in charge:

After a Native American applicant was rejected in 2021, for example, Lucero chewed out the committee and made members sit through a two-hour lecture on Native history delivered by her own sister, according to three people familiar with the incident.

Meanwhile, instruction increasingly emphasizes kooky woke crapola at the expense of physiology and anatomy. No sane person would let a social worker or sociology professor come at them with a scalpel. Yet the education UCLA provides doctors is becoming similar, featuring mandatory classes like “Structural Racism and Health Equity.”

The price of moonbattery is high. When you come to rely on the expertise of medical professionals, it could cost you your life.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Ed McAninch.

May 25 2024

Anthony Fauci False Statement Festival

What the liberal media has done to journalism in its efforts to defend and empower the Democratic Party, the federal medical establishment as personified by megalomaniacal bureauweenie Anthony Fauci has done to science. In the aftermath of Covid tyranny, it will be some time before the public trusts The Experts again:

In the liberal religion, Fauci is a deity. Moonbats burn votive candles in worship of him. The leftist mayor of the District of Corruption declared his birthday a holiday. Michigan’s likeminded governor snuggles with a Tony Fauci pillow. To honor his many lies, academia bestowed upon him an ethics prize.

Let’s not forget this when they launch Disease X.

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

May 21 2024

Sex Change Surgery Raises Suicide Risk 12-Fold

Unscrupulous healthcare professionals who profit handsomely from inflicting “gender-affirming care” on children may use emotional blackmail to get parents to go along, convincing them that the horrific procedures will make the mentally disturbed child being victimized less likely to commit suicide. “Better a live daughter than a dead son,” distraught parents are told. Like every other aspect of transgenderism, this is an outrageous lie.

In a new study, those who underwent sex change surgery were 12 times more likely to commit suicide than those who did not:

The study utilized patient data from 56 health care organizations in the U.S. and over 90 million patients. Four different groups of patients were looked at in the study, including 1,501 people aged 18-60 who had “gender-affirming surgery” and an emergency visit (cohort A) and 15,608,363 adults who visited the emergency room but had no “gender-affirming surgery” (cohort B). The third group (cohort C) included 142,093 “adults with emergency visits, tubal ligation or vasectomy, but no gender-affirming surgery,” while a fourth group of patients with pharyngitis (cohort D) was studied “to validate the results from cohort C.”

“Data from February 4, 2003, to February 4, 2023, were analyzed to examine suicide attempts, death, self-harm, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within five years of the index event,” the study said, adding that its results found that “Individuals who underwent gender-affirming surgery had a 12.12-fold higher suicide attempt risk than those who did not.”

Few reasonable people will be surprised by these results. Having your body painfully disfigured into a freakish parody of the opposite sex is hardly likely to improve mental health. Nonetheless, the wicked lie that sexually mutilating children protects them from suicide is pushed by the liberal establishment, including the Biden Regime.

On tips from MrRightWingDave and ABC of the ANC.

May 09 2024

Feds Grant ObamaCare to Illegals by Redefining a Term

Why further provoke the wrath of voters by pushing through a law or even by signing yet another executive order when you can achieve anti-American policy objectives through the entrenched bureaucracy just by redefining a term?

The Biden administration recently finalized regulations that will provide taxpayer-funded benefits to individuals who came into this country lacking authorization, by defining them as “lawfully present.”

Illegal aliens are not lawfully present. Except now they are. Because Biden’s bureauweenies say so.

The prime controversy in both last year’s proposed rule and this year’s final version is over health coverage for individuals participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Both regulations would revise the definition of “lawfully present” to include DACA participants for purposes of participation in health programs under Obamacare.

As Joe Wilson observed years ago, Democrats were lying when they barked that the illegal aliens they have been importing for purposes of demographic engineering would not get their healthcare at our expense via ObamaCare.

The idea that a president can unilaterally declare a group of individuals “lawfully” present without the consent of Congress defies logic, not to mention the basic principles of “our democracy” that the left purports to care so much about.

To refute this, Democrats can cite the influential postmodernist Humpty Dumpty:

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.’

‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master—that’s all.’

So long as moonbats are our masters, a word has whatever meaning they find expedient.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

May 07 2024

Establishment Frames Calling Out Liars as Lack of Decorum

With a straight face, Barack Obama yelped at Congress that ObamaCare would not result in Americans being compelled to pay for healthcare for the unlawful invaders displacing us from our country. Outraged by the audacity, a Republican Congressman could not help but shout, “You lie!”

The same side of the aisle that gave us Maxine Waters continues to clutch its pearls over the lack of decorum of its deplorable adversaries:

When South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” during a 2009 speech President Barack Obama delivered to Congress, the breach of decorum quickly became the evening’s most notable moment. Members of both parties condemned the outburst, which was a response to the President’s claim that his health care plan would not apply to undocumented immigrants. After being booed by his colleagues, Wilson issued an apology and expressed contrition to Obama’s chief of staff.

Fourteen years later, heckling, booing, and yelling at the President has become the norm.

The actual problem is that the insultingly brazen lying Wilson objected to has become the norm.

Despite being cast as the villain and despite his regrettable apology, Wilson has unsurprisingly been proven correct:

Biden’s administration formalized a policy Friday opening Obamacare health insurance exchanges to people who arrived illegally in the US as children and have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status — at an estimated cost of up to $300 million per year.

You might recognize Biden as the treasonous Marxist apparatchik sitting to the left of Obama in the video above.

Democrats go beyond allowing millions upon millions of foreigners to pour over the border to take our country away from us and turn it into the sort of country they left behind. They rub salt in the wound by forcing us to pay for the invaders’ healthcare. It calls to mind Saddam Hussein’s policy of charging the families of his victims for the ammo used in executions.

But don’t call them out as liars. The media will sniff that you lack decorum.

On tips from Lyle and Jester.

May 06 2024

Welcome to Harvard Medical School

There is nothing that moonbattery cannot render useless and contemptible en route to destroying it completely. Not long ago, it would be hard to imagine a more prestigious institution than Harvard Medical School. Behold what liberalism has done to it:

How diverse.

I wonder why someone who checks the correct identity boxes would be so confident she will pass her tests despite just skimming the reading.

Before undergoing a medical procedure, make very sure that the surgeon is not a recent graduate from Harvard Medical School.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Apr 29 2024

UCLA Med School Mandates Fat Positivity Indoctrination

The price of allowing liberals to subvert the healthcare field and subordinate it to their warped ideology is nowhere more obvious than at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, where students are required to kneel to moonbat deities while a crazy lady denounces modern medicine as “white science,” where committing suicide to advance political objectives is encouraged, and where students are required to undergo “fat positivity” indoctrination.

All first-year medical students must take the course “Structural Racism and Health Equity”:

The Washington Free Beacon has obtained the entire syllabus for the course…

One required reading lists “anti-capitalist politics” as a principle of “disability justice” and attacks the evils of “ableist heteropatriarchal capitalism.” Others decry “racial capitalism,” attack “growth-centered economic theories,” and call for “moving beyond capitalism for our health.”

Health isn’t about health with leftists at the helm; like everything else, it is about imposing Marxism in its various applications. To get an idea of how healthy that is, consider the 100 million people killed by their own Marxist governments during the 20th century.

Students are required to read an essay by self-described “fat liberationist” Marquisele Mercedes.

The essay by Mercedes “describes how weight came to be pathologized and medicalized in racialized terms” and offers guidance on “resisting entrenched fat oppression,” according to the course syllabus. Mercedes claims that “ob*sity” is a slur “used to exact violence on fat people”—particularly “Black, disabled, trans, poor fat people”—and offers a “fat ode to care” that students are instructed to analyze, taking note of which sections “most resonate with you.”

Obesity is not a slur or an oppressed identity but a medical disorder that will take years if not decades off your life. It is associated with heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, gout, depression, gallbladder disease, and obstructive sleep apnea, among other conditions.

Yet even as the nanny state anarchotyrants running New York require warning labels on hot chocolate lest someone pack on a few extra ounces, doctors are trained to revere obesity rather that to help their patients overcome it — because cultural Marxism.

Admittedly, there is one advantage to being obese. It can help a “trans woman” evade punishment for exposing his genitalia to children. Actual headline from the bizarro world liberals have inflicted on us:

Trans Woman Is Cleared of Flashing Her Penis at Three Women Using Ohio YMCA After Judge Ruled She’s Too FAT for Her Genitals to Be Visible

Nothing tops transsexualism for depravity. But using a medical school to promote obesity comes close.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Steve T.

Apr 27 2024

Denied Healthcare for Affirming Only Women Are Women

Under a totalitarian regime that is still relatively soft and decentralized, you won’t be subjected to torture in Room 101 for stating incontrovertible facts along the lines of 2 + 2 = 4. But you might be denied healthcare:

A disabled Pennsylvanian woman is speaking out after Planned Parenthood Keystone dismissed her from medical treatment over what they allege are “anti-trans and transphobic” views. The woman, who uses the pseudonym Jane Lane, had been receiving healthcare at the Pennsylvania clinic for over a decade.

With Democrats in charge, Planned Parenthood is in effect a branch of the government. It is funded lavishly with taxpayer money. Much of this is kicked back to Democrats as campaign donations. Democrat apparatchiks will break the kneecaps of those who give Planned Parenthood trouble, as when Kamala Harris went after journalist David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling body parts harvested from the children it kills.

Without warning, Lane’s upcoming medical appointment was canceled, and she was not allowed to make future appointments. A letter from Planned Parenthood Keystone CEO Trish Tashjian made explicit that Lane was being punished for her viewpoint:

“The dismissal from services is due to repeated offensive conversations and symbols that contradict our commitment to creating an inclusive and compassionate environment for both staff and patients.”

Lane was denounced for “anti-trans and transphobic rhetoric and symbols.”

The letter was initially shared on X by @TTExulansic, who also included photos of the shirts Lane had occasionally worn to her appointments. Among the shirts were those with slogans “Make Women Female Again”; “Woman: Adult Human Female”; and “100% Natural Woman, Female Original.”

That is, her crime is to have affirmed that only women are women. That they regard this fact as impermissible provides insight into whether the ostensible feminists at Planned Parenthood really support women.


Lane says she witnessed a Planned Parenthood staff member with yellow and purple hair wearing similarly politicized t-shirts and jewelry, including a “smash the gender binary” pin and “they/them” pronoun earrings.

In a show of liberal tolerance, Planned Parenthood agreed to see Lane “in case of medical emergencies until 5/10/2024” — which is more compassion than you might expect from people who mainly kill babies for a living.

You can see why Democrats have made a priority of incrementally seizing control of healthcare. It gives them significant leverage to punish resistance.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 18 2024

Surgical Oncologists Required to Be DEI Compliant

To work as a surgical oncologist, you must meet certain requirements. Prominent among these at UC Davis is compliance with DEI ideology:

Applicants for a job as a surgical oncologist must submit a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” to be considered at the University of California Davis.

“Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants,” the job listing for an “academic surgical oncologist/breast surgeon” states.

Iran is considered a totalitarian theocracy because everyone is required to comply with Islam. But I doubt you need to submit a statement detailing your contributions to jihad to work as a surgeon. The ayatollahs running the place are fanatical, but not compared to the moonbats running our schools.

[W]hile a DEI statement is mandatory, a “Statement of Teaching” and “Statement of Research” both are listed as optional under the job application instructions.

You can’t prioritize everything.

The effect on patients’ well-being of surgeons being chosen on the basis of social engineering and/or political orthodoxy rather than professional skill is irrelevant to educrats.

It isn’t just UC Davis:

For example, San Diego State University’s job listing in 2022 for a cancer biologist also required a DEI statement, as reported by City Journal.

The subversion of the medical field by leftists and its subordination to moonbattery will lower the quality of healthcare and cost lives.

Then again, if janitors have to submit DEI statements to get hired, equity demands that surgeons should too.

On a tip from R F.

Apr 16 2024

Nonbinary Sex Change Procedures to Become Standard?

We treat lunatics who believe themselves to be members of the opposite sex by surgically disfiguring their bodies in a futile attempt to make reality conform to their delusions. How then to treat the growing number who trendily view themselves as nonbinary if not by plunging further into the realm of nightmare:

[L]eading NHS doctor, Jonathan Arcelus, a professor in mental health and transgender health at the University of Nottingham, … is a member of WPATH and works as a medical doctor at the NHS’s Nottingham National Centre for Transgender Health where he provides psychological support to patients as well as hormone treatment and referrals for gender-related surgery. …

[In] leaked WPATH messages, seen by The Telegraph, which form part of an internal message board discussing standards of care for non-binary patients, various members discuss a range of procedures, including patients keeping their original genitalia, as well as having all genitalia removed entirely.

The thread begins with one member asking how they come up with appropriate standards and best practices for non-binary patients, adding: “I’ve found more and more patients recently requesting ‘non-standard’ procedures such as top surgery without nipples, nullification, and phallus-preserving vaginoplasty.”

In response to the message thread, Prof Arcelus suggests that such controversial procedures may become “standard” in future, and, as such, should not be referred to as “non-standard”.

The NHS (National Health Service) is Britain’s socialized healthcare system. That puts taxpayers on the hook for these potentially standard procedures — as in Canada:

An Ontario resident has successfully secured public funding for a specialized gender-affirming surgery argued to be “experimental” by the provincial health insurer following a years-long legal battle.

He will go to Texas for the bizarre procedure at a cost to taxpayers of up to $70,000.

The prospective patient, identified only as K.S. in documents filed with the provincial Health Services Appeal and Review Board (HSARB), was seeking coverage under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for a penile-preserving vaginoplasty, a procedure in which a vaginal cavity is surgically created while keeping the penis intact.

Up pops WPATH again:

This week, [Ontario’s Divisional Court] ruled 3-0 that KS was entitled to have the surgery funded by the taxpayer after finding that the province had incorporated standards written by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) into its health insurance law.

More on this pioneer among patients:

As well as identifying as non-binary, KS also identifies as a “transgender baby” and a “little” who is attracted to diapers. In one post, he reveals that his bedroom is fashioned to look like that of an 8-year-old girl, and that he experiences spells where he is “obsessed” with incontinence.

Leftists have subverted healthcare. As a result, the medical field has sacrificed its credibility to pander to perverts.

On tips from Steve T and Chris Neilson.

Apr 08 2024

Gender-Affirming Care and the Slippery Slope: Part II

Senselessly severed fingers are not the only horrors that have already come to pass as we slide down the slippery slope from sex change procedures. A Pandora’s box is opening, releasing as if through a portal from hell a phantasmagorical cornucopia of the heinous and bizarre:

The Crane Center for Transgender Surgery in Austin bills itself as a world leader in operations for non-binary people – those who don’t identify exclusively with one gender.

Curtis Crane’s practice also has locations in San Francisco and Boulder. Where you have a high concentration of leftists, nightmares are brought to life.

The surgeries include giving patients a penis and vagina, or completely removing their sex organs, essentially ‘Barbie-dolling your genitals,’ as one critic put it.

The center’s director, Dr Curtis Crane, has previously bragged he couldn’t ‘think of a surgical request that I haven’t been able to fulfil.’

Maybe he would be the one to ask about whole body amputation for body integrity dysphoria.

In the olden days, we treated mental illness by attempting to bring sick people’s perceptions into line with reality. Now it works the other way around.

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

Apr 07 2024

Gender-Affirming Care and the Slippery Slope: Part I

Homosexual “marriage” has predictably reduced the public conception of holy matrimony to farse, with social engineers pushing polyamory and perverts demanding to marry their own children. Where might “gender-affirming care” (a.k.a. sex change procedures) lead?

Already unprincipled medical professionals are severing from their mentally ill victims healthy body parts unrelated to gender:

Ever since he was a child he’d had “incessant,” intrusive thoughts about his left hand’s fourth and fifth fingers, the sensation that they weren’t his, that they didn’t belong to his body.

Similarly, transsexuals are said to have known since they were rug rats that God had arbitrarily assigned them the wrong body.

The young Quebec man was so desperate to get rid of his fingers he contemplated building a small, makeshift guillotine.

Transsexuals can get their way by threatening self-harm. Looks like it worked for this guy too:

Instead, a surgeon at his local hospital agreed to an elective amputation in what is being called the first described case of “digits amputation” for body integrity dysphoria, or BID …

Patients were better served without the modern terminology, back when being crazy was called “being crazy.”

Expert Nadia Nadeau of the Department of Psychiatry at Université Laval declares this surgical disfigurement a success, writing that “he was able to pursue the life he envisioned as a complete human being without those two fingers bothering him.”

If you can become your authentic self by pretending to be a member of the opposite sex, it stands to reason that you can become a complete human being by cutting off body parts.

Dr. Nadeau characterizes this ghastly example of deliberate malpractice as “a highly satisfying curative treatment” because “amputation enabled him to live in alignment with his perceived identity.”

Someone send this lady a copy of Johnny the Walrus.

Once again, Scotland leads Canada in the race to absolute moonbattery:

In the late 1990s, a surgeon in Scotland amputated one leg above the knee each in two men who’d felt a “desperate” need to be amputees, and who had been turned away by other doctors.

Medical technology has led moonbat men to dream of having a uterus installed so they can get an abortion. Since all things are theoretically possible and nothing is forbidden, maybe one day doctors will treat BID by amputating whole bodies, leaving only the severed head resting in a dishpan of fluid like in The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 06 2024

Major Hospital System Sacrifices Babies to Narrative

Not all black lives matter. The lives of black babies can be sacrificed to combat “inequities.” From Massachusetts:

The Mass General Brigham Hospital system … will no longer report suspected abuse or neglect to the state solely if a newborn baby tests positive for drugs after birth.

Instead, hospitals will now require written consent before conducting a drug test on the expectant mother or infant, in most cases.

The old policy saved babies’ lives but had disparate impact:

Mass General Brigham said the move is to address the “racial and ethnic inequities” present in healthcare, adding that substance abuse disorder in the context of pregnancy more “disproportionately affects Black individuals.”

The disparate impact was that it saved more black babies, since black mothers are more likely to be on drugs. That undermines the Narrative, according to which black problems are not self-imposed but rather are inflicted by the evil white man. So babies are sacrificed.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Barry A.

Apr 05 2024

Mandatory Moonbattery at UCLA Medical School

Medical education has succumbed to the Long March Through the Institutions. It is no longer primarily about education or medicine. It is about indoctrination and moonbattery:

First-year UCLA medical students were forced to sit through a bizarre lecture by a pro-Hamas activist who made them pray to ‘mama Earth’…

Lisa Gray-Garcia gave the two-hour presentation at Geffen Hall, on the university’s downtown campus on March 27.

Participation was not voluntary.

The lecture was a mandatory part of the Structural Racism and Health Equity class that all future doctors must take, administered by pediatrician Lindsay Wells.

The qualifications of Lindsay Wells to educate doctors are conspicuous. As for Gray-Garcia, she…

…keeps her face covered with a keffiyeh except in a few interviews…

Gray-Garcia has pronounced the Islamic terror atrocities of October 7 “justified.” Consider the acts of satanic evil that were deliberately inflicted on innocent women and children on that day and then try to get your head around the Powers That Be forcing students to listen to lunatics who endorse them.

Students were instructed to touch the floor with their fists while she made a ‘non-secular’ prayer to ‘mama Earth’ and our ‘ancestors’, a complaint stated.

Let’s hope whoever complained did it anonymously, or their medical career is likely to be canceled, as with this person:

During a second call for students to kneel on the floor, one refused to do so. An unidentified UCLA faculty member is said to have enquired as to the student’s name, sparking fears they could face repercussions for refusing to comply.

Doctors might not learn which part of a stethoscope goes in their ears, but they are becoming well versed in liberal ruling class ideology:

[Gray-Garcia] claimed private property was a ‘crapitalist lie’ that killed ‘black, brown, and houseless’ people who were forced to live on the streets.

These are not harmless kooks; they want to hurt people:

At one point, she led students in chanting ‘Free, Free Palestine’, as UCLA faculty including Dr Wells watched in silence.

“Free Palestine” in the context of current events refers to the eradication of Jews from their ancient homeland.

Gray-Garcia did at least touch on the topic of medicine:

Later in the lecture, she called modern medicine ‘white science’…

The association of modern medicine with white people means that it is bad, which might be why she chose to hold forth on unrelated topics.

Education like this doesn’t come cheap:

UCLA charges medical students fees of around $44,000-a-year, with additional costs taking the total needed to train there to $84,000-a-year.

Good thing it is subsidized by taxpayers.

You cannot hide from liberals. No matter what students major in, so long as leftists control the schools, they are majoring in moonbattery.

UCLA Med School lecture via Washington Free Beacon.

On a tip from Ed McAninch.


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