Of all the things I have written about on the topic of Woke, this should scare the shit out of you more than anything else.

What Happens When Doctors Can’t Tell the Truth?
Whole areas of research are off-limits. Top physicians treat patients based on their race. An ideological ‘purge’ is underway in American medicine.

They meet once a month on Zoom: a dozen doctors from around the country with distinguished careers in different specialities. They vary in ethnicity, age and sexual orientation. Some work for the best hospitals in the U.S. or teach at top medical schools. Others are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable populations in their communities.

The meetings are largely a support group. The members share their concerns about what’s going on in their hospitals and universities, and strategize about what to do. What is happening, they say, is the rapid spread of a deeply illiberal ideology in the country’s most important medical institutions.

This dogma goes by many imperfect names — wokeness, social justice, critical race theory, anti-racism — but whatever it’s called, the doctors say this ideology is stifling critical thinking and dissent in the name of progress. They say that it’s turning students against their teachers and patients and racializing even the smallest interpersonal interactions. Most concerning, they insist that it is threatening the foundations of patient care, of research, and of medicine itself.

I’ve heard from doctors who’ve been reported to their departments for criticizing residents for being late. (It was seen by their trainees as an act of racism.) I’ve heard from doctors who’ve stopped giving trainees honest feedback for fear of retaliation. I’ve spoken to those who have seen clinicians and residents refuse to treat patients based on their race or their perceived conservative politics.

“People are afraid to speak honestly,” said a doctor who immigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union. “It’s like back to the USSR, where you could only speak to the ones you trust.” If the authorities found out, you could lose your job, your status, you could go to jail or worse. The fear here is not dissimilar.

As another example of the generation gap, an ER doctor on the West Coast said he sees providers, particularly younger ones, applying antiracist principles in choosing how they allocate their time and which patients they choose to work with. “I’ve heard examples of Covid-19 cases in the emergency department where providers go, ‘I’m not going to go treat that white guy, I’m going to treat the person of color instead because whatever happened to the white guy, he probably deserves it.’”

Some in medicine would like to see such race-conscious bias mandated on an institutional level, particularly in regards to Covid-19, which has killed black, Hispanic, and Native American people at three times the rate as whites. These discrepancies are likely due to an array of factors, including income, housing, work, language, pre-existing conditions, access to health care, and, yes, possibly some degree of racism.

When you are sick you are at your most vulnerable.  You are desperate and hoping, praying, that a doctor can cure you.

Then some young doctor shows up and decides not to treat you, or at best do a half-assed job because of the color of your skin.

Over half a century ago, that would have happened under Jim Crow.

Today, that’s Woke.

This will kill patients.

The way our courts are going, I suspect a lot of judges in Blue areas will dismiss lawsuits against doctors from the families of patients who died because the doctor refused to see the white guy with chest pains who had MAGA  in his Facebook profile.

This is evil.

We need politicians on the Right to fight this.

A medical professional who refuses to do a job or does a half-assed job because of the identity of the patient needs to go to prison.  Not just lose their license and get sued, but do hard time in a maximum security prison like murderers deserve.

Until that happens, it might be a good idea to get a Gay Pride Science Is Real Black Lives Matter Love Is Love T-Shirt.  Just in case you have to go to the hospital, you can put it on and try to improve your outcome.

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By J. Kb

5 thoughts on “Medical malpractice will no longer be a bug but a feature”
  1. “The way our courts are going, I suspect a lot of judges in Blue areas will dismiss lawsuits against doctors from the families of patients who died because the doctor refused to see the white guy with chest pains who had MAGA in his Facebook profile.”

    And then they’ll die. Along with said doctors.

    Because people are not going to rationally shrug this off. They’re not going to take it well. And chances are damned good that if some dipshit doctor lets someone die, and the family can’t get any kind of justice, then they will most certainly start looking outside the system.

  2. “Woke” is Marxism dressed up in New clothes.
    MUST READ: “Irresistible Revolution” by Matthew Lohmeier.
    I kid you not..
    The esteemed Lt. Col. Has firsthand info. And a lot of historical background.
    I cannot emphasize enough, all readers of this blog, and all like-minded citizens must buy this book and read it.

  3. What if I self identify as black? Shouldn’t the doctor be taught not to assume my race/gender/age/sex/height/weight/hair color/ or any other physically obvious trait?

  4. Just as ” that lock on my door, is there to protect YOU”, so, too, does a/the criminal justice system exist, to help assure PROPORTIONAL retribution is administered to malefactors.

    Absent that system, then J.Kb’s woodchoppers go “Brrrrrrttttt!”

    And I think that is a bad thing.

    Perhaps, eventually, necessary, but still a bad thing.

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