The following are several stories where the entire conversation is not being held, information is not being disseminated, and the public is left in the dark. In the name of having that whole conversation, let us ask tougher questions and demand better answers! More to the point, I hope these conversations lead to less government control, bureaucratic edict, and bureaucracy fiat.
Medical Mayhem – Socialized Medicine
The Jerusalem Post, 23 June 2021, reports that baby Alta Fixler will be removed from life support. Following her parent’s wishes to send her to a hospital in Jerusalem due to her parent’s Haredi Orthodox Jewish faith. The parents petitioned the hospital to release their child, who has been on life support since birth, to travel to the Jerusalem Hospital. Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) took legal action, and now the child is slated to be removed from life support.
Make no mistake, this type of parental and patient abuse is alive and well in America. The face of socialized medicine is a nameless bureaucrat making decisions, running to a judge, and forcing upon parents that which the parents believe is not in the best interest of their child. If you want to read the heartbreaking story of socialized medicine in America, look no further than the Justina Pelletier case. The only question never answered in the Justina Pelletier case has been where do parental rights end and hospital bureaucrats begin? Never answered, and this legal gray area is where socialized medicine thrives!
Baby Alta Fixler is not the first child to die by government fiat in English hospitals by court order. Justina Pelletier is not the first case of hospitals abusing patients based upon doctor opinions and bureaucracy. The entire conversation needs to be had. Each state in America, each voter in America, needs to decide should a nameless, faceless bureaucrat have life and death control over your loved one, or should the family and parents have that control?
US Government – Censors Iranian Websites and Media Outlets
Reuters, copied on Jerusalem Post, 23 June 2021, reports how the US Government is working to end the social media influence of Iran on America’s political system. A totally dumb move by the Biden Administration to single out just one state actor pulling America around by the social media noose. The story includes Russia, China, and North Korea, all investing in websites specifically designed to tout the party line and sway political interests in America. Yet, the only country singled out for action has been Iran. Thus, the first question is, why? Why is Iran singled out? When will China, North Korea (China’s Hand Puppet), and Russia join the list of censored state actors involved in disinformation?
Now, here is why this is a dumb move; censorship never works! Censor an idea today, and tomorrow it becomes a living and breathing problem. For example, Mark Twain’s incredible story of “Huck Finn.” It was banned in my public library on Monday and Tuesday, the book had a backlog to be checked out, and no copy could be found on any shelf in bookstores. This all occurred before the Internet, eBay, Amazon.com, the bookstores included used bookstores. With technology, the problem has only grown.
Consider LinkedIn; it continues to censor speech it finds personally repugnant or disagrees with politically. Facebook does the same; Twitter, Google, and the list of Big Tech censoring grows. Yet, the ideas they find abhorrent take on a life of their own, continuing to prove that censoring an idea is the worst decision! Worse, in America, a Constitutional Republic (if we can keep it), demands via the First Amendment that censorship of speech is wrong. You do not fight bad information with censorship, you fight bad information with good information, allowing the complete discussion based upon the facts, and you respect the Rule of Law!
Why is this concept so difficult to understand? Before we can shake a stick, there will be lawsuits, charities, and news media with identical talking points trying to push back against the government. The ACLU will take the case Pro Bono, and the Judicial Branch will again confirm that free speech cannot be censored, making the government look stupid for censoring speech, increasing traffic to these obscure websites from curiosity doing more harm than good to America. The exact opposite result the government was trying to create by censoring. Let us have the complete discussion, open free speech, do not censor, and for pity sake stop making legal martyrs out of the enemies of America!
Google Israel, Conversion Therapy, and the LGBTQ+ Community
22 June 2021, The Jerusalem Post reports that Google Israel has launched a campaign to fight conversion therapy practices. After canceling an app to aid in conversion therapy, after an outcry from the LGBTQ+ community. Since the fallacious claims of the 1960s that sex is love, and love is free, and equality in sex includes changing genders and pushing the full-on homosexual agenda down the throats of a global audience, the LGBTQ+ community has tried to control the conversation on bedroom choices for everyone. Which in and of itself is a form of censorship.
GLAAD (Gay, Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) reports conversion therapy is defined as “Any attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” Conversion therapists define conversion therapy as, “Conversion therapy is the practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological, physical, or spiritual interventions.” Frankly, it appears to me that both groups are trying to win hearts and minds through the same tactics, just using different politics and purposes. Here’s the problem, since the LBGTQ+ community continues to use the judicial branch to censor speech, promote their causes, and subjugate laws, the entire conversation is not being had on how people choose to become members of the LGBTQ+ community or if they want to return to heterosexual communities. This lack of diversity in conversation and the withholding of information is censorship, and censorship is wrong!
I repeat myself only for emphasis, “I do not care about your bedroom selections.” Provided you and your partner are legal and consenting adults, there is no reason for me to be interested. Your business is YOUR business, with all the consequences of YOUR choices. I have heard the horror stories of pedophiles grooming young boys to become members of the LGBTQ+ community; I have seen the reports on diseases, physical harm, suicides, rapes, and other problems in this community. But, by not having both sides of the conversation, how can a person be expected to make a logical choice about their identity if half the conversation is depicted as roses and rainbows, and the other half is never discussed at all?
I am not here to tell you how to live your life. Make your choices live with your consequences, the same as every other adult. But, if you are preying on children for homosexual or heterosexual appetite suppression, you are deserving of the full weight of the law! For example, the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), fighting to decriminalize pedophilia and pederasty, is closely associated with and receives funding from all types of homosexual and LGBTQ+ community supporters. Yet, what they proclaim and do is groom young boys for homosexual sex. Worse, the K-12 sexual education programs are an outreach of both NAMBLA and GLAAD and have been since the programs were introduced in K-12 schools.
Some online sources claim that these targeting groups for pedophiles are defunct, except I do not believe this, as the fluidity of terminology and the plasticization of words are more common among the LGBTQ+ crowd than among politicians. To date, I have not found a single organized group where women groom young girls into lesbian relationships. I mention these two items because conversion therapy goes both ways, luring into homosexual relationships and luring into heterosexual relationships. I have witnessed women practicing witchcraft introduce lesbian lifestyles to their adherents, and I have witnessed several Wiccan groups preach the same lesbian lifestyles to their supporters. However, I make no judgments or broad aspersions beyond my experience as I do not have enough information on the grooming of women into lesbian lifestyles.
However, the fact remains that the LGBTQ+ community is controlling the conversation. The volume of disinformation in the LGBTQ+ communities is based on a lot of fear and twisted science, and by preventing the whole discussion from occurring, censorship is hurting people. All I am asking for is the disinformation and censorship to cease. If you believe your cause is correct, allow the complete discussion to occur, discuss the pros and cons openly, detail the consequences and potential harm. We already do this, by forced mandate, for heterosexual relationships; what is there to hide in the homosexual relationships that command all this hatred for telling both sides of the homosexual story? You, the LGBTQ+ community started this conversation, so let’s have a full and honest discussion.
You, as an adult, consenting, can do what you please. I merely ask that you stop interfering in the transfer of information so young people can have all the facts. Before they jump into a relationship that can physically, mentally, and emotionally scar them for life, be that relationship hetero or homosexual. End the censorship!
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