Two years of containment and health harassment have peopled the medical establishment with all manner of petty tyrants.
In wartime, battlefield doctors are expected to give medical treatment to the wounded soldiers of the opposing side. We are truly reaping the ill harvest of years of censorship and cancel culture. When people are willing to face no criticism of their ideas for so long, they become more arrogant, brittle and filled with this kind of overwhelming stink of self-righteousness. The need to virtue signal to their perceived peer group is stronger than any innate sense of right and wrong. The problem is that increasingly, the peer group that they believe would appreciate this is an illusion created by enforced conformity of media and social media. They are playing to a choir that is mostly of their own fevered imagination.
Everything I said seems to also apply to the politicians and diplomats managing our Ukraine crisis as well.
This will not end well.
Disgusting human being. Like the Russian people have any decision in this. Wow. This is just plain evil. A monster on the loose. Makes me so very sad people have become like this and so very openly.
Sort of related to this deranged persons positions: I was just chatting with a likeminded critical thinker about the phenomenon whereby covid zealots are strangely pivoting into warmongers.
On the surface, it seems like a strange concurrence of policy positions - to argue so stridently that we must sacrifice all our freedoms to (maybe) save even one octogenarian, while simultaneously arguing that Ukrainian freedom is so sacred that we should risk, literally, every life on the planet to protect it.
But of course, those who have been following this evolution carefully will not be surprised. What defines covid zealotry is a sort of hysterical attachment to extreme positions; one which is remarkably resistant to facts or reason.
For me, this Russia-Ukraine thing fits perfectly into the mindset. People I know - invariably the same ones who tripled masked in a bathtub of disinfectant in the corner of their basements - have unironically informed me that it would be better to begin World War Three now than agree to a compromise solution with Putin, involving demilitarisation a la Finland, and some kind of agreed peacekeeping force for the Donbass Region.
I didn't think I would be saying this so soon, but the madness of these people has found a more dangerous ideology to obsess about.
what a cunt
A few years ago, some doctor (or nurse?) wrote a post about how it was essential that doctors treat everyone. If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (that was her example) shows up in your ER, then you treat Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Period. The reason this is so important is because basically everyone goes on someone's nerves, and you want medical professionals to have it drilled into them that they have to treat *everyone*, regardless of how you feel about the person, because otherwise, you or someone you care about may be denied treatment on the basis of - whatever.
Indeed. Over the past year, people have been denied medical treatment based on their decision to refuse experimental gene therapy. How many such cases have there been? Who knows, but there have certainly been a few well publicized ones (generally regarding transplants). What's next? No treatment because you eat too much junk? Or maybe no treatment because you're an annoying organic-head who refuses to eat any junk ever? Or because you are too fat? Or because you do too much exercise and therefore needlessly risk injury? Or because you voted (or are presumed to have voted) for a "wrong" candidate? The list is endless.
As for me: at this point, I'm just utterly disgusted with the entire medical profession. Yes, there are exceptions. On the whole though - I'm disgusted.
And they want us to believe that all doctors are all knowing Gods. She is one of the reasons the medical profession is now below politicians, lawyers and the media in the trust factor department.
"Who is obviously mentally disturbed." No doubt prior experience being treated for such helped her jump to that conclusion. Physician, heal thyself
Hippocrates must be rolling over in his grave.
"we are refusing in principle to treat Russian patients"
That's the problem with the 'morally superior' LIBTARDS. They believe they can do anything that is not permitted for the mere mortals
These people are krank!
I feel I am become a stranger in a strange bigoted land... it is very dispiriting.
You know, over the past two years, it has become apparent in the U.S. that old divisions between perceptions of "left" and "right were being dissolved and reformed along the lines of "authoritarianism countenancing" and "non-authoritarianism countenancing". Many of us who would describe ourselves as the latter have been celebrating that new realized unity of principle trumping left/right divides. This story however tipped me into a distressing reminder of an inverse: Those who wish to impose utilitarian-derived policies based on arguments of a "highest good" which serves "the collective" - are also celebrating this ideological divide shift. They welcome the creation of supporters of authoritarianism who will respond positively to any policies labeled as forwarding the "collective good". People who who will throw civil liberties and rights of the individual under the bus along with any and all hope of resistance to and drag on collectivist impositions they may not appreciate in the future.
It is incredible, and I had a hard time to believe it. I verified it from multiple sources, just to be sure.
But you are right, this behaviour is to be expected. Just a few months ago these kind of doctors discussed with glee how the unvaccinated were surely die, and they will refuse to treat them. And this was echoed by top politicians and the state sponsored mass media.
Corona has shown us how thin this veneer of empathy is, especially for those who claim to be so empathic. And this was just a hyped up flu.
Is there any doubt what these kind of people are capable of if they really get the sanction of the state to eradicate people they perceive as undesirable?
Consequences of containment, yes, but also an overwhelming sense of Schadenfreude. We took these nasty shots and you didn’t. We’re fucked and you’re not. There’s got to be something we can do now to even the playing field and make you suffer too.
So this is how you end up with internment camps for people of the 'enemy' ethnicity. Japanese Americans during WW2 style.
Another example of why “forgive and forget” will not be possible - when tables are (hopefully) turned.
Unfortunately, in the U.S., many of the most compassionate and most ethical health care providers have been driven out of their employment by vaccine mandates. Many of the people left in the field are vengeful toward unvaccinated patients. Also left are the “obedient” who are carrying out the deadly NIH testing and treatment protocol for “COVID cases.” And the hospitals and their personnel have been told by our federal government that they don’t need to honor patient or family rights. It’s dangerous to enter a U.S. hospital these days.