fun fact: government occupational licensing is the same as government censorship

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any questions?

because this is not good:

“FSMB, a nonprofit that represents all U.S. state medical boards, said any clinicians who create or spread vaccine misinformation or disinformation risk disciplinary action by state medical boards, including suspension or revocation of their medical license, according to a statement emailed to Becker's Hospital Review. 

"Due to their specialized knowledge and training, licensed physicians possess a high degree of public trust and therefore have a powerful platform in society, whether they recognize it or not," FSMB said. "They also have an ethical and professional responsibility to practice medicine in the best interests of their patients and must share information that is factual, scientifically grounded and consensus-driven for the betterment of public health.”

this is not only outright censorship and the erection of a medical truth ministry, this is a flat out repudiation of choice and of the essence of a patient doctor relationship. such a relationship should be based on trust and be subject to confidentiality. people should chose doctors based on this and on feeling that their philosophy is right for them.

this breaks that relationship. doctors may not speak their minds, the must express “consensus” where consensus is the views of state boards, not doctors on the ground. how is one to select a doctor in such a world?

that’s medical fascism, not medicine.

and let’s be honest, the historical track record of doctors and medical organizations around treatment and patient welfare is less than stellar.

these same groups once cautioned AGAINST washing hands and instruments between surgeries.

the idea that we reside of some apogee of medical knowledge today where such issues will not keep cropping up is well past arrogant and suppressing debate is not the way to move forward and expand the base of medical knowledge and practice.

this cartoon seems like a joke, but it basically isn’t. imagine if doctors had been rendered unable to deviate from this consensus. what might we not know today?

call me crazy, but i’d like to hear what all the doctors think, not just the approved messages of the unelected bureaucrats who regulate them.

science is debate, not diktat.

censorship is the tool of propaganda, not rational inquiry.

but so long as physicians rely upon governmental accreditation to practice their trade, their careers are subject to censure at whim. this is true of nearly all professional and business licensing from lawyers to health department codes to sell lemonade.

this is how “public safety” becomes public tyranny. it renders professional practice a privilege, not a right and it takes choice from the public, limits selection, and increase price by erecting and perpetuating a guild system.

you think you’re buying safety, when in fact, your fitting yourself for a cage.

keep this in mind the next time you see some new “consumer protection” policy being pushed by “the industry.”

they are almost always looking out for themselves, not for you…