Millennial History

By Steve Jackson

Transgendered Innocents

Recent events at the Boston Children’s Hospital reveal the yawning gulf between the values of ordinary American parents and the decadent beliefs of a venal and unhinged elite 

     When activist Chris Elston broke the story of videos promoting “ gender affirmation “ for kids as young as 2 years old at the hospital, the outcry was immediate and intense. The progressive press retaliated by labeling this “right-wing harassment,” and of course any actual threat should be condemned.   

     But frankly, outrage is the right response to medics promoting the idea that kids young enough to be in diapers have a clear enough sense of their own identity to justify far- reaching changes such as “social transition,” in which everyone around a child pretends he or she is the opposite sex. A hospital psychologist even insisted in one video that” a good portion of children do know as early as from the womb.” Clearly this “health professional” has spent too many nights watching Stephen King movies.   

      So when the US Justice Department came out in defense of the hospital, normal parents might be forgiven for thinking America’s rulers have taken leave of their senses( or are also binge watching Stephen King at night). But what’s afoot isn’t so much insanity so much as a government-approved gold-rush. The “ resource” these speculators are fighting over? The healthy bodies of American children.   

      Data show that “socially transitioned” children are far more likely to go on to medical interventions. And perhaps this is the point: After all, transgender is big business. Gender-transition surgery can cost upwards of 100,000 dollars The US gender-surgery market was valued in 2021 at nearly 2 billion dollars with a predicted annual growth of 10%. Hormone therapy costs 1500 dollars a year for life No wonder the rush to get new young bodies with clinics popping up like mushrooms all across America.The first American pediatric center opened in 2007, and now there are more than 50 nationwide.

     This all comes with the federal seal of approval. Rachel Levine, a transgender individual born a male and serving as America’s assistant secretary of health, declared on Twitter, “ Gender-affirming care is medical care. It is mental health care. It is suicide prevention care.It improves quality of life and saves lives. it is based on decades of study. It is a well-established medical practice.”   

      In reality, every sentence of this is contested. Several European nations have suspended or drastically restricted support for supposedly “well-established medical practice “ following new evidence. Research reveals, for example, that pediatric transition delivers poor or no mental-health improvements for those who undergo it. The cancer drug used off-label to halt puberty has been shown to cause shocking side-effects such as stunted growth, cognitive impairment, brittle bones and even blindness.And of course once a surgeon has cut off your teen daughter’s breasts, they ain’t growing back-even if she changes her mind later on.But you won’t hear any of this from the assistant secretary for health-the lunatics have taken over the asylum!

     Against this top-down rollout of full-bore surgical insanity, how are regular Americans to fight back? The Elites might think it’s ok to lop off pieces of anatomy but ordinary Americans are far less chill about letting mad medics meddle with their kids.  

     There have been victories. Several red states such as Florida, have enacted or are enacting laws that restrict or outright ban pediatric gender transition. Parental activism on curriculum transparency is pushing back on educators who go over parents’ heads to propagate the toxic ideologies that justify this butchery.   

     But with elites leaning all the way into the insanity, resistance is routinely censored. Moms for Liberty, a campaigning group that resists gender ideology in schools and legislation, was suspended from Twitter for criticizing a new state law that prevents California cops from arresting someone bringing a kid to the state for gender surgeries. It’s a grotesque charter for interstate child-mutilation tourism- but Twitter will kick you off for saying so.   

       My money’s still on the moms. They’re the backbone of the ordinary society the world over and the last line of defense for the innocents. Moms will lay down their lives to protect their children from harm. Boston Children’s Hospital and Rachel Levine  may live to regret taking on the moms of America over the right of government and Big Pharma to make little kids into meat Lego.

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