Friday March 7, 2014
Circumcision is a Real Killer in AmericaTim King Salem-News.com
It used to be 'elective tonsillectomies'; that was the doctor's money making game, but it was outlawed.
(SALEM, Ore.) - I can't help being a little obsessed over the fact that more than 100 American male children die every year from being circumcised. We are one of the only news agencies that ever writes about the dark side of this unnatural mutilation process.
A study published last April; Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, estimates that over 100 baby boys die from circumcision complications every year. These deaths are attributed to anesthesia reaction, stroke, hemorrhage, and infection. All infant circumcision is considered 'elective', which is ridiculous on one hand considering that the individual's choice is based on their parent's consent. At any rate, all of these deaths are avoidable.
The International Coalition for Genital Integrity says:
"Previous studies estimated the death rate as low as two per year to as many as 230. The study collected data from hospital records and government sources to attempt to provide a more accurate magnitude of the problem. To put this in perspective, about 44 neonatal boys die each year from suffocation, and 8 from auto accidents. About 115 neonatal boys die annually from SIDS, nearly the same as from circumcision."
The group says it applauds the fact that, "for the first time, a rational attempt has been made to estimate the scale of the problem, and is simultaneously appalled by how many baby boys needlessly die each year in the United States."
According to the study, the male infants died:
"Because physicians have been either complicit or duplicitous, and because parents ignorantly said ‘Yes,’ or lacked the courage to say ‘No.’"
Speaking of doctors, I asked our Physician/Writer Dr. Phillip Leveque to share some of his thoughts on the practice. I knew it was bad but I didn't know how bad...
"I saw a TV news program about a doctor using an electric cautery. Unfortunately it was set on high rather than low and it fried the young man's organ. I even squirm thinking about that. The nurse did tell me to be very careful or some young man in about twenty years would be looking for me with fire in his eyes and soul". - Dr. Phil Leveque
Then Dr. Leveque discussed the GOMCO clamp. How could anything with a name like that be good?
"Once it was carefully and correctly in place, I started turning the clamp handle. I had been told that newborns didn't feel pain which I scarcely believed, when all of a sudden came screams which loosened the paint on the wall.
What an eye-opening, eardrum damaging event. I had heard and seen battle injured soldiers before but this screaming raised the hair on my neck.
There were five of us interns and I very cautiously inquired, "what is this circ business all about"?
Interns are on salary. So, our teachers endeavor to get as much 'free doctoring' out of us as they can. However, the doctors are on a fee for service and they get paid for what the interns do for them. Back then it was $50 OR $100. iF THE INTERNS says he is too busy, he can get out of some of this.
For the future I was always too busy. Yes I can do a circ but I don't want some 20-year old guy looking for me with fire in his eyes. 
As is the case with so many problems in our society, circumcision stems from religious dogma. As our Correspondent in Paris, France, Michel Hervé Navoiseau-Bertaux, wrote, "It had been imposed on the Jews as a measure of enslavement and Moses the liberator could not tolerate it. Considering that these ablations make the phallus a fetish and that a 'jealous' God cannot admit such idolatry, the Second Commandment denounces chapter 17 of the Book of Genesis." 
This Jewish practice found its way into western culture in the late 1800's. It was originally subscribed to because people were told it would reduce a boy's tendency to masturbate. In fact the reality is the dead opposite.
Non-circumcised males exist in a natural state. One third of the tissue that contains the nerves for sexual pleasure, is whacked off by a doctor's knife at birth in a circumcision.
According to Wikipedia:
Would you believe me if I told you it got worse... considerably worse?
At the same time circumcisions were advocated on men, clitoridectomies (removal of the clitoris) were also performed for the same reason (to treat female masturbators). The US "Orificial Surgery Society" for female "circumcision" operated until 1925, and clitoridectomies and infibulations would continue to be advocated by some through the 1930s. As late as 1936, L. E. Holt, an author of pediatric textbooks, advocated male and female circumcision as a treatment for masturbation
I cried after reading that. I had no idea, and I have spent some time on this subject. I recently watched a movie on YouTube called 'The Sandbox' about an Israeli woman's adventure to an Arab ocean resort back in the late 1960's, and how her love affair with a Bedouin tribesman led to her unwilling castration. But then we always hear about this taking place in the Arab world, not the United States, as recently as the pre WWII era.
As far as that specific thinking in the U.S., the historical moron behind much of this thinking was John Harvey Kellogg, who is well known for his pseudoscientific views on human sexuality. He suggested eating Kellogg's corn flakes to prevent masturbation, and believed that circumcision would be an effective way to eliminate masturbation in males.
"Covering the organs with a cage has been practiced with entire success. A remedy which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision, especially when there is any degree of phimosis. The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment, as it may well be in some cases. The soreness which continues for several weeks interrupts the practice, and if it had not previously become too firmly fixed, it may be forgotten and not resumed. If any attempt is made to watch the child, he should be so carefully surrounded by vigilance that he cannot possibly transgress without detection. If he is only partially watched, he soon learns to elude observation, and thus the effect is only to make him cunning in his vice."
Oregon in particular was big on sterilization and eugenics. People were horribly abused with shock treatments and given lobotomies. I know many, all the way into the 1950's, were being incarcerated at the Fairview 'Home for the Feeble Minded' as it was originally known, for masturbation and promiscuity. Bonnie King explores this to some degree in her article: A Mad World...Fairview Training Center Up in Flames .
A painful, terribly cutting off process. The idea that people allow this to happen to their newborn children is tragic. The medical community on the other hand, profits from the mutilation of a baby's penis. That to me borders on criminal.
And there is especially no doubt about the criminal aspect, when you consider that Jewish rabbis suck the blood from the end of a baby's penis as part of the circumcision process. I'm not making this up.
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