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AAPS News August 2023 – Transitioning America

 Volume 79, no. 8  August 2023

An attempt to transition America—to bring about Barack Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation”—is well underway. The rainbow “Pride” flag is replacing the Stars and Stripes in places like schoolrooms, and even the cross in some churches. As our identity is rooted in the past, change agents are tearing down monuments and banning books to alter our memory of our past. Just as “transgender” people are attempting to legally alter their birth certificates, some would like to do away with our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, or at least malign them and make them inoperative.

The destruction may be called “progressive,” but perhaps there really is nothing new under the sun, and we are seeing a radical regression into an ancient, pagan culture

The Pride flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a drag queen, who said that Harvey Milk, one of the first openly homosexual elected officials, urged him to create a symbol. Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky (https://tinyurl.com/2vu3caf4). Each color symbolizes something.

Jonathan Cahn, in his book The Return of the Gods, suggests a deeper, unintended meaning, from a Mesopotamian myth (c. 1800 B.C.): the goddess Inanna (Ishtar, Astarte, Ashtoreth) “stretched herself like a rainbow across the sky and reached thereby as far as the earth” (https://tinyurl.com/4fkk4hr8). In another myth, she was given the power to transform herself into a rainbow.

Cahn’s thesis, from Matthew 12, is that if you cast out a demon and leave the house empty, seven more demons will come to occupy it. Western civilization (Christendom) had cast out human sacrifice and other features common to many ancient civilizations, but what is happening now as God is being banned from the public square? The spiritual vacuum is being filled.

LGBTQ++ ideologies and practices are ancient. Of Ishtar, the Transformer, it was said, “I am a woman. I am a man.” Her gala priests were transvestites. An ancient inscription reads: “May Ishtar impress feminine parts into his male parts.” The words and symbol “stone wall” inscribed on clay tablets were used in connection with the goddess of sexuality, of taverns, of prostitutes, of transsexuality. Thousands of years later, the celebrated riot that launched the gay pride movement took place at the Stonewall Inn. The annual commemorations with festal parades resemble descriptions of processions through ancient Babylon, in month-long celebrations beginning in the month of June, then and now.

Cahn also elaborates on the other two members of the “dark trinity”: Baal (the Possessor) and Moloch (the Destroyer). Both were worshipped with child sacrifice—to serve the good of the whole, very often to bring good weather. The ancient Israelites were commanded to destroy their temples, but often did not.

Today, we are seeing pagan or Satanic symbols and rituals, but in the mainstream more secularism and veneration of “Science.” Behind either façade, the transitioning America now accepts what it once rejected; now sees as good what was once called immoral or evil; now venerates as sacred what it once saw as shocking and abhorrent. The sign of the rainbow is everywhere: a sign of a surgical conversion of the spirit, Cahn writes.

The blockbuster movie Barbie has a radical feminist message, Cahn states, aimed at indoctrinating children. Men are portrayed as useless, inferior, evil, or dangerous. The story of Barbie and Ken has parallels to that of Ishtar and her lover Tammuz, and one of the Barbies is transsexual. The beginning of the film looks strikingly like the scene with the apes at the start of 2001: a Space Odyssey.  One little girl, who is playing with a baby doll, smashes the doll’s head (https://tinyurl.com/mv9syj4z).

Transitioning the World?

When Barack Obama became President, he tried to force Africa to accept same-sex marriage, said an African leader, and when Africa refused, he sanctioned them. Biden is doing the same thing. If they don’t agree, “he would sanction them. Starve them.” Why does “men knocking up men mean so much to America that you would use your power to starve a baby, starve a woman, because a country wants to uphold God’s law?” (https://tinyurl.com/mp64x973). The World Bank is denying loans to Uganda in response to a new anti-sodomy law. Ugandan lawmakers have also expressed growing concerns  over the recruitment of children into the LGBT lifestyle, as by offering minors cash payments to participate in homosexual, X-rated films (https://tinyurl.com/59s8tttp).

It’s about the Culture!

 Politicians want to avoid the culture war—“It’s about the economy, stupid!” Let’s just work on tax cuts, they say. However, as Andrew Breitbart observed, “Politics is downstream from culture.” The culture war is about the economy also, which requires a strong, immutable moral foundation.

John Adams said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Moral virtues include charity, justice, courage, temperance, reverence, prudence, and honesty.

Augusto del Noce (1910-1989), who anticipated the eventuality of same-sex marriage when it was barely whispered by the avant-garde, saw the sexual revolution as the face of a new, negative “totalitarianism of disintegration” aimed at the perpetual destruction of antecedent order (https://tinyurl.com/ymsc4n58).

Sex Reassignment: a Growth Economy

The sex-reassignment surgery market was worth more than $623 million in 2022, and is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 11.5% from 2023–2032. Nearly 9,000 transgender surgeries are performed yearly in the U.S. (tinyurl.com/ypeej9ea).

A Fatal Utopia

While most people in the 1970s were worried about resources running out, the Universe 25 experiment sought to answer a different question: what happens to society if all our appetites are catered for, and all our needs are met? Researcher John B. Calhoun created an ideal environment for mice: plenty of food and nesting material, ideal temperature, predator-free, disease-free. The result was disaster. With no needed social roles to fill, behavior deteriorated. There was extreme aggressiveness, even cannibalism, or complete social withdrawal. Mothers killed their babies; infant mortality got as high as 90%. Eventually, the entire colony went  extinct (https://tinyurl.com/37385tbf). “We are currently witnessing direct parallels in today’s society…weak, feminized men with little to no skills and no protection instincts, and overly agitated and aggressive females with no maternal instincts,” writes Ernie Centofanti (tinyurl.com/23mu4v7b).

COVID Vaccine Propaganda Machine

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Maggie Thorp, J.D., revealed that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is one of  about 275 organizations listed by the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) as members of the COVID-19 Community Corps. These are “trusted messengers” used to promote COVID-19 vaccines. ACOG received $11 million in grants under a “Cooperative Agreement,” and suddenly changed its position on vaccinating pregnant women from “freedom to choose” to a strong endorsement—even though pregnant women were excluded from clinical trials. If the vaccine was safe enough for unborn babies, this should be a powerful argument for reaching the “vaccine hesitant” (tinyurl.com/24ez824h).

Impact of Dobbs

In the 6 months after Dobbs overturned Roe v. Wade, a national reporting effort called #WeCount found that 32,000 fewer women had abortions “within the formal U.S. health care system.” It is thought that more women will be self-managing abortions as by ordering mifepristone and misoprostol online. If mifepristone becomes unavailable due to court action, a misoprostol-only regimen might be used. “Obstacles to Care Mount,” reports the AMA (JAMA 7/11/23).

“Don’t you understand anything? Isn’t it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and a fierce Right both on their toes and each terrified of the other? That’s how we get things done. Any opposition to the NICE is represented as a Left racket in the Right papers and a Right racket in the Left papers. If it’s properly done, you get each side outbidding the other in support of us–to refute the enemy slander. Of course we’re non-political. The real power always is.”          —C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

It’s Not Just about Pronouns

“In an information war…, language is weaponized, and perversion of pronoun usage in the English language has a particularly destructive political purpose,” writes Linda Goudsmit  in her book Space Is No Longer the Final Frontier–Reality Is.

Instead of singular pronouns, young children are intentionally being taught to use third person plural pronouns they, them, theirs, so that they identify themselves in terms of the non-gendered collective. It is linguistic demolition of the individual. 

“The switch to third-person plural gender-neutral language is a weapon of mass psychological destruction, far more lethal than bullets or bombs, which begins in early childhood.”

This is part of the globalist agenda to destroy the U.S. and merge it into its own boundaryless planetary Unistate. Globalism’s tactical strategy is to collapse our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundation, and destroy the family structure that preserves and protects it. The attack on children targets the facts of their most central identity, their sexual identity. This is simultaneously an attack on a child’s identity, and on the child’s ability to test reality.

The war on children “is a long-term, well-planned, well-funded, well-executed mass casualty campaign. The attack on a child’s sexual identity is a catastrophic assault on humanity itself.”

The real purpose of “gender-neutral” language is not to make people feel respected and included, but to get them to accept the role of serfs in the new feudalism (tinyurl.com/bdcx7tcb).

The incremental strategic objective is for globalist values to be accepted as normative, then become social policy, and then become the law of the land (ibid.). It seems to be working. Almost half of millennials favor jail time for “misgendering” someone (https://tinyurl.com/4pbf2dd3).

The ‘Great Reset’ Towers in Babel

Flavius Josephus wrote in 93 A.D. that due to the tyrannical influence of Noah’s great-grandson Nimrod, multitudes had come to doubt God’s promise in His rainbow. Nimrod used exaggerated fears of a catastrophic flood to harness his power and to build a tower “whose top may reach to heaven.” Will Alexander writes that “the same rebel spirit that inspired the tower in the ancient city of Babel (eventually Babylon), thrives today.” Elite revolutionaries are working feverishly to avert a flood of climate catastrophes. People with common sense see them using a common woke language to create mass confusion, modern towers of Babel: confusion over gender, borders, energy, climate, race, history, the constitution, the legitimacy of the Judeo-Christian ethic—and the once-settled meaning of things, such as the rainbow.  Will it take divine intervention to break up the cabal of false prophets acting like gods (tinyurl.com/4jnrfvdr)?

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Doctors Sue California over Implicit Bias Training

AAPS past president Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D., ophthalmologist Azadeh Khatibi, M.D., and the nonprofit Do No Harm filed suit asking the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California to permanently enjoin the medical board from implementing legislation that requires inclusion of “implicit bias” training in continuing medical education courses (https://tinyurl.com/5hfkre7m). Dr. Singleton, who is black, doesn’t believe implicit bias training will enlighten any physicians who harbor biases to change their ways. Moreover, she added, it will waste valuable teaching time and will be divisive. She does not plan to include it in CME courses she teaches, as it is not relevant to the topics, such as choice of muscle relaxants in anesthesia. Plaintiffs argue that the law violates their First Amendment right to free speech. It is not known how many other states mandate implicit bias training in CME as a condition of relicensure,  but Michigan also has a requirement and several healthcare institutions have started requiring such training as a condition of employment. The Federation of State Medical Boards has also begun to tackle the issue with a task force.

Some Colleges Still Mandate COVID Vaccine

According to Children’s Health Defense, nearly 100 colleges still require COVID vaccination for students to return to campus. CHD provides a list of the colleges and information on how to contact their president (https://tinyurl.com/4jv6tfrc).

Majority Disfavor the First Amendment

A majority of Americans—and an overwhelming number of Democrats—no longer support First Amendment protections for free speech, according to a Pew Research Center poll cited by former New York Tines reporter Alex Berenson. The trend is unmistakable. In 2018, Democrats supported free speech by a 57-40 margin, almost identical to the Republican view. They now oppose it by 70-28, a massive shift over the last five years, while Republican views have not changed. Overall, 55% of Americans responded that the government should restrict “false” information online, even if doing so blocks people from “publishing or accessing information.” Those who hoped failure of the mRNA vaccines would end censorship apparently were sadly mistaken (https://tinyurl.com/y3nw39ps).

Tip of the Month:  “DEA investigator” scams continue to ambush good physicians. A physician’s office gets an unexpected phone call from someone who claims to be a DEA investigator wanting to interview the physician. The real DEA does not call physicians this way. The scammer provides a DEA badge number, but it is fake. He knows your NPI number (which is publicly accessible), and recites that number to appear legitimate. He typically calls from a number associated with scams. He may have a foreign accent while providing a common American name, such as “Spencer.” Do not provide any information, and certainly not your DEA number, to any caller like this. Instead, request his name, phone number, and address, and terminate the call. You can then check his phone number against internet listings of scams. Just as importantly, warn your staff.

Motion to Dismiss Berenson v. Biden

In 2021, Alex Berenson filed a lawsuit seeking to hold the government and Pfizer accountable for pressing Twitter to censor him over his criticism of the mRNA COVID shots. Defendants include Andy Slavitt, the former senior advisor to Biden’s COVID response, and Pfizer chairman Albert Bourla and board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb (former FDA commissioner). The massive Motion to Dismiss includes the government’s claim that if Berenson is allowed to sue over censorship, “efforts to combat misinformation would undoubtedly be hindered, to the detriment of its foreign policy and national security objectives” (https://tinyurl.com/33v3sytv).

Aaron Siri Testifies to Arizona Legislature

In two hours of testimony before a panel of the Arizona state legislature on our vaccine oversight system, attorney Aaron Siri cited extensive evidence from government data, testimony from depositions of leading vaccine scientists, and evidence from lawsuits brought by his law firm. He states: “I challenge anyone to listen to the information presented and not have their confidence shaken regarding vaccine safety and the U.S. government’s ability to bring any vaccine to market safely.” A video of the testimony and all the references are available (tinyurl.com/38nkbahk).

Inform, or Go to Prison

By a plea agreement to get felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing with no prison time, pro-life former rescuer Caroline Davis is required to “cooperate fully” whenever the government asks for information on pro-life activities. She has testified against five fellow rescuers who face up to 11 years in prison under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act for their role in a pro-life rescue at the Washington-Surgi Clinic on Oct 22, 2020. The obligation to inform on any or all pro-life activities has no time limit. Davis, a 24-year-old paralegal, says she is still pro-life but  has had “a change of perspective” and now  believes it is not right to disobey the law in order to end abortion (https://tinyurl.com/mvh5f6an).

At the clinic in question, pro-life advocates reportedly discovered the remains of roughly 100 aborted children, including five extremely late-term babies, last year. Some may have been killed after being born alive (tinyurl.com/35csmszf). The defense is not allowed to speak the words “infanticide,” “abortion,” and “innocent lives,” for they have been dubbed “inflammatory language”  (https://tinyurl.com/2s4ec45t).

No Freedom of Access to Information

A tangled web of private entities that mobilize to squelch “vaccine hesitancy” or non-government-endorsed COVID therapy seems to emanate from the CDC Foundation. These include the social media influencer Team Halo, and Shots Heard, “a rapid response digital cavalry,” an initiative under The Public Good Projects (PGP). The “cavalry” swarms licensing agencies and hospitals with complaints about dissenters such as Mary Talley Bowden, M.D., who treat COVID patients, and flags their social media postings (https://tinyurl.com/4vehz23r).


‘Serious as a Heart Attack’? The FDA previously admitted that myocarditis is an adverse effect caused by the COVID vaccine, but told people it was only “mild and transient.” With this new article published in Circulation (tinyurl.com/2p8v5xzz) it is clear that myocarditis caused by the vaccine is neither mild nor transient. Dr. Peter McCullough also points out that the incidence of myocarditis during the COVID pandemic before the vaccine was developed was the same as the baseline level for myocarditis before COVID occurred (tinyurl.com/yc7eh6zw). This suggests, as he says, that COVID itself is not a cause of myocarditis.

Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., Lake View, NY

‘Sex’ No Longer Exists. Blue Cross/Blue Shield updated my demographic profile, and I discovered that “sex” has now been replaced with “sex assigned at birth,” and the options include “unknown.” Our government has issued “guidelines” that require hospitals, insurance companies, and electronic medical record (EMR) providers to rewrite demographic fields to conform to transgender dogma. Transgenderism is organized, led, and supported by professional activist groups, corporations, and government agencies that work together to promote its adoption at every level: social, educational, academic, medical, legal, and financial. I find its rapid acceptance by medical institutions and physicians to be alarming. It is medical terrorism. As Dr. James Lindsay states, “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.” Transgenderism is the medical arm of the revolution to remove all liberty from our lives. 

Mark McDonald, M.D., https://tinyurl.com/3xh6twpv

The ‘Standard of Care.’ Though ultimately nothing more than an indication for further study, the “standard of care” is used as a weapon of dogma. Since more people are surviving previously fatal conditions, there are likely increased numbers of individuals who would be classified as outliers (typically, those that do not fit in 95% of the idolized Bell Curve). When confronted with an outlier patient, especially one who has failed the SOC approach, the logical next step is to consider a therapeutic trial. Unfortunately, many authorities often impose guidelines as though they were mandates, and may even apply statistics, which apply only to a population, to an individual. When I have pointed out the above, I not uncommonly get a response of, “Don’t you want to be on the cutting edge?” But with a weapon such as a sword, it is best that one have one’s hands on the handle and even better if one is not on the opposite end, i.e., the cutting edge.

Roy Blackburn, M.D., Eugene, OR

Huxley More Prescient than Orwell. Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited that the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, people were controlled by inflicting pain; in Brave New World by inflicting pleasure. Orwell thought that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

Toby Rogers, https://tinyurl.com/ea8a5hna

‘The Time Machine.’ In his novella, H.G. Wells has a fellow in late Victorian England propel himself forward, where he finds  that humanity has divided into two: the Eloi, a small, soft, passive, decadent, vegetarian elite among whom one can scarce tell the boys from the girls, and the Morlocks, a dark, feral, subterranean underclass. This is supposedly London in the year 802,701 A.D. The only thing Wells got wrong was the date. If he’d set his time machine to nip ahead just a hundred or so to the early 21st century, he’d have been bang on target.

Mark Steyn, https://tinyurl.com/53e7pkxs

Post-vaccine Troponin Levels Up in 5%. In a prospective active surveillance study, 40 of 777 (5%) employees  of University Hospital Basel had elevated high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T on day 3 after an mRNA-1273 first booster vaccination, and associated myocardial injury was adjudicated in 22 (2.8%). Interestingly, there was a female preponderance. There were no major adverse cardiac events confirmed at 30 days. “Potentially, such outcomes were averted by the safety net provided by early detection and early implementation of preventive measures for deterioration including avoidance of strenuous exercise” (tinyurl.com/d8u23a8c). Myocardial injury was much more common than previously thought, and if regulators and hospitals ignore this, there should be criminal actions.

James Thorp, M.D., Gulf Breeze, FL

Is There a Depopulation Agenda? I have been reluctant to wander down the rabbit hole relating to various “depopulation agenda” theories involving the COVID crisis. However, the odd concordance between a possible population reduction objective and the dysfunctional “public health” policies is obvious to all open-minded thinkers. Consider the formerly classified National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM) 200 titled the “Kissinger Report” (https://tinyurl.com/msdfeuc5). We all should make our own assessment of the probability that COVID  policy was influenced by this report. But the most obvious result of lockdowns is the record number of people  at risk of starvation.

Robert W. Malone, M.D., https://tinyurl.com/wu7yy3yf

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