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If you love how sports were politicized, just wait for your next visit with Dr. Progressive

If you love how sports were politicized, just wait for your next visit with Dr. Progressive

No place left to hide.

https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/911935874711085057

Is there anyplace left to hide from politics? The NFL, one of out last refuges, is gone.

At least you don’t need to argue politics when you visit the doctor, right? Right?

Dr. Eugene Gu is a popular progressive political figure on Twitter. What he posted is instructive, and I think predicts an even more bleak future where politics invades the doctor’s office and operating room.

Dr. Gu tweeted an image of himself taking a knee in support of NFL protests dressed in his operating room garb and touting that he was “fight[ing] white supremacy” in his capacity as “an Asian-American doctor.”

The tweet has gone viral with over 40,000 retweets as of this writing.

https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/911935874711085057

If you loved how sports have been politicized, you’ll *love* it when your doctor starts berating you.

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That horse left the barn in the ’90s, when doctors started being either urged or ordered, depending where and when, to discuss gun ownership with their patients as part of a general check-up.

    Edward in reply to Milhouse. | September 26, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Thankfully nowhere near all physicians agreed to do that. IIRC it was pushed mostly by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). You know, the usual Leftist “It’s for the children” routine. Occasionally accompanying a couple of grandchildren to the pediatrician over the years, I can say not all pediatricians have toed the AAP line. But that may be a result of location (TX) rather than ideology (maybe both, just not Leftist ideology).

    thalesofmiletus in reply to Milhouse. | September 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I don’t mind speaking with my doctor about guns. As you can imagine, doctors have very expensive tastes in guns.

    When my ex told me that our kids pediatrician had asked about guns in our home I took time off from work and was there for the next child’s visit. I told the doctor in no uncertain terms that his question was inappropriate and not to ask my children any questions outside of their health.

      Mac45 in reply to Dave. | September 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

      So, why is a question from a pediatrician about guns inappropriate and not one about a swimming pool or a swing set? All provide a potential hazard to children. And, as we see from the number of accidental shootings of children as well as accidental drownings in home swimming pools, these things are potentially dangerous. The only thing which should be of concern is the purpose of the question, whether the information is stored somewhere and what use will be made of the information. And remember, in most states a doctor can be disciplined for refusing treatment if he takes any negative action due to a refusal to answer a question not directly related to the patient’s treatment.

        buckeyeminuteman in reply to Mac45. | September 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

        Questions about swing sets and swimming pools are also not appropriate. They’re at least not neccessary. I’m an adult and a parent. I know what is in my backyard. I know that unsupervised children and swimming pools do not mix well. I don’t need the government or a doctor acting as though they are my nanny to remind me.

        Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | September 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        Actually accidental shootings of children are not very common. They happen, but not nearly as often as people imagine. I once saw an astonishing statistic, that more children every year drown in buckets of water than are shot by accident.

        Formerly known as Skeptic in reply to Mac45. | September 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

        The good old safety brochure in the office lobby seems the most appropriate approach. “Pool safety and children.” “Kids and guns, what you need to know!” The Doctor need not waste valuable face-to-face time asking questions about things he has no need to know. If he/she feels strongly about it, they can mention the availability of the materials, “If you have a pool or keep guns in the home, you might want to pick up some of our safety material.” Problem solved.

        Paul in reply to Mac45. | September 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

        Because the government isn’t infested with progressive vermin who want to confiscate your swimming pool a swing set.

        The effort to have doctors ask about the presence of guns in the home is nothing more than a ham-fisted attempt at a back-door gun registry.

          Edward in reply to Paul. | September 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

          Don’t want to sound like I have put a tinfoil hat on, but if the existence of firearms in the home is in medical records, now that those records are being digitized in a government pushed records system the record would be available for government review. I know we’re told individual identifiable information will not be available for the government (information from the system will be available), but I’ve always been of the opinion that if a capability exists (e.g. searchable databases) it eventually will be abused to the detriment of people.

I’m confused. Are they admitting that whites really are better than other races, but they are going to fight them anyway?

If Gu were my doctor, I would inform him that he could go do something to himself that he is not able to do and that I intend to find an intelligent doctor.

    great unknown in reply to TX-rifraph. | September 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

    If he is too stupid to understand that Asians are being moved into the white supremacy camp, he is too stupid to be a physician.

He needs to talk to the admissions officers at Ivy League and other top tier colleges, since they routinely discriminate against Asian applicants, in favor of students of color who are far less qualified applicants- I believe there’s already a lawsuit over this. Ummm, NOT “white” supremacy…….

Doctors in Venezuela are turning to prostitution to make ends meet. You getting a “head start” doc? No thanks, bro, I prefer the ladies. Oops, does that make me trans-phobic?

If white supremacy causes him so many problems here, maybe he would be happier being a Asian-American doctor in an Asian country.

I don’t think North Korea has a white supremacy problem.

    thalesofmiletus in reply to rinardman. | September 26, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Oh no, he’s happy to take the white supremacy insurance money and co-pay! Maybe he’ll let a few white people “go gentle into that good night” with that money, too. You know, to fight white supremacy.

One of the evils (and there are several) of social media is that it gives fringe types vastly more audience and influence than they’ve ever had before, or would not without social media.

Gu can do any nutter thing he wants, but would he even dream of this display of nutter if not for the prospect of its being notorious?

Who would care?

    casualobserver in reply to Ragspierre. | September 26, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Social media is a two-way tool. Not only does it give anyone a way to reach people they will never meet in person, it helps them find and build tribes that would have been impossible just a decade or so in the past.

    This is why fringes are as emboldened as ever. They have the “energy” of that pseudo-anonymous tribe behind them. Left and right. Their fear of risk taking is minimized.

    By I am fine with it. I’d rather know exactly what this doctor thinks in general and how he views people who disagree too. Not sure we know that yet, though.

      Close The Fed in reply to casualobserver. | September 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Well, the right doesn’t have as many people to go to protests:

      1. They have day jobs.
      2. They don’t wear masks, so everyone WILL know who they are, so that’s a consideration.
      3. We thought the purpose of voting was to make decisions without any protest necessary.

        casualobserver in reply to Close The Fed. | September 26, 2017 at 9:51 am

        My point is that social media has eliminated some of the risk so more people “come out” into the open. No hiding. No masks, real or metaphorical.

        Modern mask wearing protesters are professionals. Paid. Anarchists. Fewer of them are you local bartender or doctor.

        MikeyParks in reply to Close The Fed. | September 26, 2017 at 11:32 am

        And the social media outlets are starting to censor the conservative point of view.

        “1. They have day jobs.

        Which is why you see Rags here in the middle of the day.

        2. They don’t wear masks, so everyone WILL know who they are, so that’s a consideration.

        There are anti-mask laws on the books in most states. Conservatives know they are the only ones they’ll be enforced against.

        3. We thought the purpose of voting was to make decisions without any protest necessary.”

        Which is why vote fraud is an essential to Dem and GOPe strategy.

What the hell? Is it now hip, slick, and cool to talk like a moron?

While far less than 1% of the population qualifies as being a genuine “white supremacist,” “racist” was just getting passé and not doing the job. But if the term white supremacist were to be limited to actual white supremacists, it would be of limited use.

So the Left does what it usually does: change the definition without actually telling anyone. It now means Donald Trump and anyone who supports him. I’ve added it to my Guide to Progressive-Speak, if anyone is interested ( https://www.unshackledaction.com/progressive-speak ).

when my doctors discuss politics—it’s how much they hate Obamacare.

Liberalism is a mental illness. I wouldn’t want a mentally ill doctor working on me.

One of the docs in my practice is a vocal SJW. I’m opposed to introducing politics into the patient-physician relationship, unless a patient wants it there and explicitly asks. Even then, I’m non-committal. Can’t say it’s hurt his practice, though.

This doctor is also in trouble for misusing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

https://www.statnews.com/2016/03/31/fetal-tissue-congress/

    Edward in reply to fresca. | September 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Interesting, and the article is a “friendly” (i.e. Left leaning abortion friendly) venue. As an example, the article notes that Planned Parenthood was not indicted, but the Harris County Grand Jury indicted the videographers of the PP videos. Those charges were dropped when it came to light that an attorney for PP pressured the Harris County DA’s office to shift the focus to the videographers. Also coming to light was a prosecutor in the DA’s office was on the Board of Directors of the PP affiliate which was videoed, and that another Assistant DA shared sealed evidence with PP after the State AG’s office ruled it could not be shared. It should be noted that Harris County (Houston) is a very Liberal county.

I don’t buy Progressive Insurance, or watch their TV ads.
I don’t use Emily’s List, or watch her TV ads.
I would not send a child to a left-leaning anti-free-speech school.
Etc.
Etc.
I would not consult Dr. Gu for any reason, and would refuse his ministrations in any hospital.

Conservatives who don’t wish to protest publically can vote with their wallets. There will be a price to pay when more than half of our population turns their backs.

OleDirtyBarrister | September 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

If one does not want to be bothered with “white supremacy,” move to a country that is not predominantly white and founded by white anglo saxons with strong notions of freedom, representative democracy, and capitalism.

Dr. Gu should move to sub-sahara Africa and practice there to see what “black supremacy” is like. Within two years he’d begging to get back to what he calls “black supremacy.”

Further, does anyone believe that Japan, China, S. Korea and other asian nations fret over being perceived as “Asian Supremacists” or racist because they do not import large number of non-asians and then submit to them? The Japanese damn sure are not, and it is not fun to live there and be treated as the gaijin.

The US has been dumbed down and uniquely stupid among powerful nations. Who else holds the ball and gives it up on the grounds of liberal stupidity? This was once a powerful nation with a future.

    My wife comes from a working-class (borderline poor) Japanese family.

    She marvels at the opportunity afforded anyone in America who stays out of trouble and strives to do well.

    Her mother is a country bumpkin who didn’t push my wife and her siblings academically.

    Now living in America, my wife sees the comparative ease with which higher education and success are attainable, and she has morphed into a semi-tiger mom. Our kids all do well academically, but she lets them have their fun, too.

    Dr. Gu should be ashamed of himself. I’d bet you every penny I have that he came from a family which practices the bourgeois values extolled by Professors Wax and Alexander in their recent Op-Ed. While he takes a virtue-signalling knee, Professors Wax and Alexander are being kneecapped by their peers for stating the obvious.

    OleDirtyBarrister in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | September 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I meant to say that he would be begging to get back to what he calls “white supremacy.”

Asian Americans make up about 5% of the U.S. population while comprising about 20% of its medical school students. They are by far the most disproportionately overrepresented racial group.

Supremacy much, Dr. Gu?

OleDirtyBarrister | September 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Blacks are pretty brutal people when someone looks nerdy, weak, or peculiar to them. I saw it daily for years attending school with them and playing on sports teams with them. Those that have seen him are probably referring to him as “Dr. Gook” and making relentless fun of him. He would have gotten his ass kicked every day if he went to a city school with a majority poor black population.

    When you start a sentence with “blacks are…”, you show you are a racist.

    You think in racial group terms. Just like if you framed a comment in “whites are…”.

    I knew I found you a disgusting puke. For various reasons.

      OleDirtyBarrister in reply to Ragspierre. | September 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Absolutely NO ONE on this forum gives a fuck what you think, idiot.

      If you are really an attorney, and I doubt it based on the incredibly stupid shit that you say every time you post, I’d wager that you attended a law school not accredited by ABA and only provisionally accredited in Texas.

      You are an oxygen thief and a waste of protoplasm. Do the world a favor and perish.

        What you said is just a string of ad hominem.

        Stupid, false, foul ad hominem.

        I don’t see an argument. And you really don’t have one to make.

        You’re a racist. You’ve identified as one.

The progressive concept of “diversity” denies individual dignity. It is the quintessential judgment of people by the “color of their skin”. It is not merely an anodyne realization of “identity politics”. It is racism. It is sexism. It is “=” (i.e. political congruence) that selectively includes/excludes politically favored classes. It is a clear and progressive condition that threatens human and civil rights of everyone, everywhere.

Both the flag and national anthem are symbolic of a people, a community, a nation, and of an ideal that overcame diversity to recognize individual dignity, overcame redistributive change to recognize the product of individual labor, and overcame shared responsibility to recognize charity and voluntary associations in order to promote the general Welfare for the People and our Posterity.

America is not South Africa with a progressive constitution that established diversity (i.e. denial of individual dignity including racism, sexism) as the highest law of the land. America , or at least the constitution that organizes it, does not deny lives deemed unworthy, inconvenient, or profitable as a woman’s rite (other than as quasi-religious ruling at the twilight fringe). America does not force men and women to work for other people’s health care, education, sustenance, and shelter, other than as an opportunity to supplement individual effort.

Well, good luck to America, and Americans, a diverse association of people numbering over 300 million and countless more of our unPlanned Posterity.

Every now and then an American of recent Oriental origin (what would Obama have said, a “typical Asian person”?) makes a public attempt to jump on the race-grievance wagon, but it’s pretty half-hearted, and they don’t usually persist.

Does he not understand the chilling effect this might have on his white patients?

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    If he ever commits actionable malpractice, he’d better hope it wasn’t on a white patient.

      Henry I am not sure he even needs to commit malpractice now. If he makes an honest mistake on a white person it will be extremely difficult for him to prove it wasn’t malicious. I have a feeling the good doctor will be looking for a new line of work.

How could any white patient feel safe with this cretin as his/her doctor? And how could this man possibly be considered professional by his peers? Do his racist politics not raise any red flags by those with the power to revoke his license? Has his racism permitted him to injure, misdiagnose or even kill white patients yet?

Is anyone paying attention?

If this fool lives in New York and has kids, they’ve been re-classified as ‘white’ because with Asians in the minority pool the entire group shows gains which cut down the flow of ‘free stuff’ to certain other minorities.

So, you’re white, Gu! I hope every white patient walks out on this jerk. You took an oath, moron, and you’re breaking it in public. I hope the patients get it and he starves. [email protected]

I would only add, “Well done, President Obama. The seeds of racial hatred you planted have germinated and are now bearing their poisonous fruit. Thanks for that.”

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