Yup. and just like other cult leaders, televangelists, or demagogues, they are not giving money to the schools to help educate the poor out of poverty, but buying mansions in the ritzy neighborhoods.
It’s an tedious torrent of ignorance and self-righteous BS with one rhetotical gimmick: it conflates disagreement with terror.
Perhaps you know people like this. One can say, with a calm mien and civilized demeanor, that you regard the march of Gramscian theory through the universities with alarm, because the traditions of history and empiricism are being replaced with a boilerplate ideology that sees everything through a cracked, filthy prism that denies reduces everyone to tribal identities and denies the foundational precepts of the American experiment....
What may strike the author as a ringing series of J’accuses! might strike others as the obsessive mutterings of a meth-head with one leg jackhammering up and down, but I suppose that’s a matter of opinion.
Reality check: the "committee" did not do a poll of the doctors who belong to the AMA.
many critics of the podcast see this as an important first step.
note: All italics mine.
The decision to remove Bauchner during the investigation “potentially corroborates JAMA's intentions to become a more culturally competent organization,” says Steven Bradley, MD, an anesthesiologist and fellow of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. “Hopefully, this signifies an increased effort to diversify the staff at JAMA, as increased diversity will provide additional viewpoints on issues surrounding ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status,” says Bradley, who hosts The Black Doctor Podcast. “These issues have always been important because these are the issues our patients deal with.
His patients? WTF? How would he know? So he's a GP who works in the slums where people worry about their diabetic control or if their blood pressure is too high?
Nope. He is a trained anesthesiologist, i.e. a doc who puts people to sleep so they can have surgery. And he's an ethicist, which in today's world means activist who pushes an agenda rather than ethics (he is doing a racial agenda, which at least is better than the majority of ethicists who are busy being "apologists for deathmaking" and telling you why it's okay to stop feeding your grandmother when she is sick, or why it's okay to put infected covid patients back into nursing homes, or why it's okay not to treat the disabled with a low QALY for Covid because hey, they just might need that ICU bed for a person who is not a "useless eater"..
Just 9 years before his death, Pellegrino lamented that our cultural climate had called the fundamental means and ends of medicine into question, leading him to propose a renewed reflection on medicine’s basic concepts, including health, disease, and illness.
medicine is about health, disease an illness? heh Who wuda thot?
This call dovetailed with a central theme of his oeuvre, the push for and articulation of a philosophical basis for modern medicine oriented by the realities of clinical practice and human existence