This is incredibly disappointing – and concerning.
An Auckland doctor has been stood down after a complaint about his posts on the Whaleoil blog.
Jim McVeagh, who works at Westgate Medical Centre, said he was behind the online profile “MacDoctor”.
remain anonymous, complained to the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care. He said McVeagh, as MacDoctor, was making comments in a public form that were inappropriate for a medical professional.Another doctor who wanted to
He said McVeagh’s patients should know that he held such views, particularly if they were from the groups concerned. “I think it’s unacceptable as a medical practitioner to be writing these sorts of things, then going to see these patients.”
Westgate Medical Centre said McVeagh had been stood down while an investigation was conducted.
And his views are?
McVeagh had made comments on Whaleoil including suggesting homosexual people had usually been abused and that transgenderism was driven by a political agenda. He joked about Norway giving refugee status to cannibals.
“The … posts are general observations from my practice and reflect my experience. I treat my gay and transsexual patients with empathy and respect but I hold no love for people who use them to drive their own agendas…My opinions are mine and do not represent my place of work in any way, of course.”
I’ve met Jim, he’s a great guy, very sensible and a doctor of many decades of experience. His blog was always a worth-while read.
But only people with the right opinions, even opinions formed through years of observation, can be allowed in NZ society it seems.
WhaleOil has found a new blog, “Save the Humans“. Looks like a quality piece of electronic opinionationilism. (Yep, I just made that world up :D)
Here are my fairy lights. What do you think? They are happy smiles from the Earth. The Earth is fine.
But this is spooky. About 8:45 some neighbours rang the doorbell and asked why we had fairy lights up. They were just ‘interested’ and not accusing in any way. Just that their 13 year old son was confused, didn’t we think the Earth was stuffed?
It was the strangest most spooky experience. It was like getting a visit from a local priest who has noticed you have not been to church lately. Slightly uncomfortable, a bit light-hearted, lots of ‘we are just interested but have you read this book…it’s called blah blah and it says that…’.
The son was genuinely confused (presumably after 6 years of environmental indoctrination). It didn’t feel right to be too honest with him (a bit like feeding pork to Muslim perhaps). I just said that I am a terrible optimist.
That’s really the scary thing about environmentalism (and Bush bashing, and even Helen Clark worship to a lesser extent). It’s complete and utter bull, but some people actually believe in it to the point where they just can’t understand that others might not agree with them.
Now, religion is different. I understand that others are Atheists, Muslim etc. Those people may hate me to various degrees, and many think I’m nuts, but they don’t look at me with that blank look when I explain that I believe in Jesus.
But tell certain people the world is fine, or that Bush gave an honest assessment of the danger posed by Iraq (or that he won the 2000 election under the rules) and you just don’t know what to expect.
Or maybe I’m just biased here. I guess the kid doesn’t get out much past school.