The War on Pain Management

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Private response to a Danielle Stella tweet:

There needs to be a congressional investigation into the tactics being used to prosecute — or rather PERSECUTE — specialists who prescribe pain medications.  The DOJ is having doctors testify in court who have ZERO experience treating the conditions for which these drugs are being prescribed, with many of them being hired to work as full-time consultants STRAIGHT OUT OF MED SCHOOL.‬

I have been fortunate that my neurologist is still willing to treat my pain, as his practice has otherwise ceased prescribing opioid medications.  Yet he cut my dosage IN HALF after two of his colleagues were sentenced to federal prison DESPITE ADHERING TO CDC GUIDELINES.

(He told me he had three daughters, two in college, and that he couldn’t afford to go to prison.)

The DOJ simply had their pets testify that certain patients COULD have been treated with lower doses than were prescribed, and in at least one case they claimed not enough alternative forms of pain management had been explored ‪before resorting to opioids.‬

The government is FLAGRANTLY interfering in our medical care in response to a media-manufactured crisis that politicians from BOTH sides of the aisle have eagerly exploited for the PR points.

Because who wouldn’t want to help addicts who so obviously became addicted ThRoUgH nO fAuLt Of ThEiR oWn?

The reality is that in almost every case of overdose, at least one other substance was involved, or the user had otherwise failed to take as directed — if they were even using these meds under a doctor’s’ supervision. And many of them weren’t.

it’s scary enough to face the prospect of socialized medicine, and what would happen to me if my cancer should return.  I underwent a series of unconventional surgeries that would certainly NOT have been covered under any government plan.

But I at least had opioids to manage my pain — which was so intense that they had to dose me even as I slept.  The recovery was brutal. Withdrawal from the intravenous dilaudid to get back on to tramadal truly sucked — every time.

The aftermath hasn’t been easy. Since my pain medication was cut in half, I went from being able to perform activities that most people take for granted — shopping, driving, keeping up with friends — to being housebound.

But what truly terrifies me is the prospect of the cancer returning, the government dictating my course of treatment and the extent to which I am deemed worthy of pain management.

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Yes, National Socialism is Socialism 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Yes, National Socialism is REAL socialism.  It’s a political ideology.  The National Socialist German Workers’ Party was a political party founded by National Socialists, and under Hitler it would later adapt many of Mussolini’s economic policies.

The state controlled the means of production.  They simply employed certain measures allowing for the appearance of a market system, but instead of those “markets” being subject to market forces, they were controlled entirely by the government.

To put things in perspective: Under the New Economic Policy, the Soviets employed actual capitalistic measures.  Does that mean the Soviets were not socialists — or that the Soviet Union was “far right”? 🤔🤔🤔

Black Ariel

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There really aren’t a whole lot of people getting angry over this.  Twitter simply acts as megaphone for fringe opinions.  Remember that article from months ago about how “Progressives” only make up 8% of the US population?  You wouldn’t think so by what goes on on social media.

The people getting angry about Ariel being black are mostly right-wing NPCs who have no idea why they are angry other than they’ve seen people they follow getting angry, so they assume this is the correct response.  Most of the actual (white) racists are thrilled by this because they can use it to further their “white genocide” narrative.

I think more people are perturbed than feel comfortable admitting for fear of that sentiment being misconstrued as racism.  We all know this wasn’t a colorblind casting.  The actress is being used as a token to pander to woke crowds that are just going to find something else to complain about anyway.  Where are the trans characters?  Why can’t Ariel be a Muslim?  Why are they a casting a human instead of a furry?  I think you get my point.

Also, look at the current social climate.  We’re in the middle of a culture war, social media is seeped in diversity-is-about-erasing-white-people clickbait, and this comes on the heels of Pride Month, so people are pretty disgusted with fake corporate wokeness anyway.

Socially-Acceptable Sexism

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‪Misandry wasn’t made socially acceptable by feminists — it became so because men were afraid to stand up to sexism for of fear of being labeled misogynists.‬

I couldn’t care less about gender representation in the workforce — what matters is that people are not being discriminated against solely on the basis of their sex.‪ And the reality is that sex discrimination has never been more institutionalized.‬

‪Women used to be denied opportunities due to naive social prejudices. Now men are denied opportunities because of quotas. Which is the greater evil?‬

[DISCORD] Reactive & Regressive

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The Regressive Left is inherently reactive.  That’s what ultimately sets them apart from actual left-wing progressives like Tim Pool, Lucas Lynch, and Sargon.  The left has been sucked dry of independent thought, and they aren’t able to come up with any new ideas now that their progressive handlers have immersed themselves in identity politics and intersectional ideology.

And no, I don’t believe that the Democratic leadership subscribes to an iota of what they preach.  People like Hillary and Obama are tacticians — not NPCs — and labeling them as such isn’t productive in the least.

The Dems are sitting on a powder keg, playing with matches.  The blue checkmarks, the #resisters, the Democratic Socialists — you know, the actual NPCs — they have been so thoroughly indoctrinated that they are just as likely to turn and bite any of their handlers for deviating from the social programming as they are the people they’ve been conditioned to hate.

And that’s what we’re seeing now, whenever these young “Justice Democrats” (AOC, Omar, Tlaib) openly criticize — even threaten — senior Dems.  When popular opposition to Nancy Pelosi reaches the point that her own people have to consider removing her.  When the blue check marks and their followers begin to turn on the Democratic leadership, claiming (even now) that they are either too centrist or not radical enough.

And I think the Dems are finally starting to realize what they’ve unleashed.  Have you seen Nancy Pelosi?  She looks terrible.  I imagine she must be an anxious mess, trying to simultaneously appease the traditional Democratic voter bloc and deal with Trump, all while fully aware that there are people within her own party — and a ravenous horde at its outskirts — that would like nothing more than to tear her to pieces.

It’s almost enough to make me feel sorry for her.