Our “left” is SILENT on the ruinous effects of the “affirmative agenda.” Why?

Are there any US outlets on “the left” (using that term in its very broadest sense) that have aired the urgent questions raised in this sound Scotsman piece? If so, please let me know. From what I’ve seen, it’s only Fox News and the like that have noted the real dangers of the “affirmative agenda”—a form of outright medical experimentation on children, which the New York Times and all the rest of our “enlightened” media have either tacitly promoted or ignored. 

This is a great moral failure by those media, and by “the left” in general, from the entire Democratic Party to Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Michael Moore et al.—a failure that obliges us to ask how any outlet/person on the “left” can turn a blind eye to untested therapies that often cause “irreparable harm,” as MurdoFraser notes below—correctly, although he’s a Conservative. That cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers and drastic surgeries are all highly profitable, making millions for Big Pharma and the medical-industrial complex, should be enough to get our “left” to raise the same alarm that they routinely sound over the fossil fuel industry, the gun lobby and Big Tobacco. 

So why are they not speaking out on this? They’re always (rightly) critical of Christianist “conversion therapy,” and yet they’re perfectly okay with practices no less unscientific, and that do damage that is vastly more severe—and irreversible. 


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