Continuing Medical Education in Left-Wing Propaganda

 

Doctors have to complete a certain amount of CME (Continuing Medical Education) per year to maintain our medical license and board certifications.  Some courses can be outstanding, presenting all the recent data and research with knowledgeable experts giving detailed lectures on how to make sense of it all.

Some of these courses are less helpful, naturally.  But check out the brochure I received today — this type of course is new.  Take a moment and review the course schedule of “The Trans Ally Health Symposium: Creating Inclusivity for the Transgender Community” being presented in Atlanta by Emory School of Medicine this August:

Any physician who sits through all this gets 12 CME credits.  And nothing else.  No data, no knowledge, no balanced debate in search of wisdom.  Nothing.  Well, nothing other than hanging out in a nice hotel for the weekend with a bunch of like-minded radical left-wing sycophants.  Hard to learn much in a crowd of people who all think the same thing, and who all share a disdain of basic science (like X and Y chromosomes).

Remember – this is Emory – a very well-respected medical school.  We know that CNN, The New York Times, ABC News, etc. – we know that they have no interest in truth.  Left-wing propaganda is their job, so it’s hard to feign surprise when Anderson Cooper or somebody ignores science to push the left-wing hogwash of the day.  That’s his job.

But this is Emory Medical School.

Also remember that Emory had to call the AMA (American Medical Association) and get this course certified, so they were permitted to grant CME credits for this course.  And the AMA agreed that this is unbiased scientific information which is important enough to physicians that we will count this as Continuing Medical Education.

On the evaluation form of every CME-certified lecture, they ask if you detected any bias in the lecture.  They’re trying to make sure that Pfizer or Merck play no role in teaching physicians.

How would you answer that on these evaluation forms?  Imagine that you just finished the lecture, “Gender Affirming Surgery Trans-Masculine and Perioperative Care,” and then answering whether you detected any bias in that lecture?  How can you pinpoint a biased speaker when the entire program is based on bias?  What would you say?  “Well, um, let’s start with that phrase, ‘Gender-Affirming’…”  

It is actually permissible to offer biased information in CME lectures, in some cases, as long as it is clearly labeled as opinion, and time is granted for opposing opinions, as well as for discussion afterwards.  I wonder if they’re following this rule in this course?  Is anyone lecturing on the downsides of treating psychiatric disease with surgical genital mutilation?  If not, why not?


My goodness.

The left destroys everything it touches.

And it touches everything.  Government, medicine, schools, news media, energy companies, churches, sports, transportation systems, banking – the left wants to control everything.

And it destroys everything it touches.

Everything.  Every time.


The Trans Ally Health Symposium:  Creating Inclusivity for the Transgender Community

A Continuing Medical Education course, presented by Emory School of Medicine, approved for CME credits by the American Medical Association.

Holy freakin’ Toledo…

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    When I was four years old, I wanted to be a dinosaur.

    Good thing there was no tyranno-affirming care.

    I wanted to be a teenage ninja mutant turtle. I would have volunteered for any variety of pills that would have made me more of a teenage mutant ninja turtle.

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  2. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    What gets me, and it’s I suppose a small thing but represents so much, is that Emory et al WHEN SPEAKING TO DOCTORS use the vague, pop expressions “bottom” and “top” surgery as if it’s the best descriptor for the surgeries. Heck, “top” surgery has been around for decades and is called a “mastectomy” isn’t it?

    This is typical. The left obscures their horrifying policies with euphemisms. It’s not abortion, it’s “a woman’s right to choose”, and so on.

    These words sound vague, but they’re very carefully selected…

    The Left has spent decades perfecting the misuse of language to hide what they really intend.

    “Symposium on Mutilating Children and Stunting Their Growth for Good Feels and Lifelong Income For The Physicians” seems more accurate.

    There you go. You left out a few words.

    Drug companies 

    Counselors 

    Legal professionals 

    HR diversity experts 

     

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  3. Henry Castaigne Member
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    A very serious question to Dr. Bastiat. How much of this trans stuff is based on surgeons and Doctors getting easy money? 

    I am no Marxist. I understand that people have many other motivations besides making money. Marx’s idea that the nuclear was made to serve the capitalist was self-evidently dumb when it was written. But while money is not everything, it sure does influence alot of people.

    It is always worth asking, “Cui bono.” 

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  4. navyjag Coolidge
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    Fritz (View Comment):

    Like the doctors in the OP, every WA lawyer must take a certain number of CLE courses to maintain one’s license. The Bar Assn. approves courses for credit. Recently with the Supreme Court’s approval, it adopted a rule change such that, of the required ethics hours of CLE, at least one credit/hour every cycle (3 years) must be on “equity, inclusion, and the mitigation of both implicit and explicit bias in the legal profession and the practice of law.” Formerly such topics could be the subject of approved ethics courses, but not mandatory.

    When this was first proposed to become mandatory, the membership’s overwhelming response was opposed. The Bar approved it anyway and sent it to the Supreme Court for its decision, and another round of comments again tilted against, somewhere around 1,500 comments opposed to a couple hundred in favor. The opposition was not to the topic but to making it mandatory. Of course, the woke Court approved it.

    Now there is a proposal floating around to mandate “equity” be a separate required course, and to mandate more courses in “mental health ethics.” The latter is defined as “concerning the ethical risks to the practice of law associated with, but not treatment for, substance abuse, addictive behaviors, stress management, work-life balance, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, suicide prevention, schizophrenia, and other mental health issues.”

    But something tells me that, once adopted, this “other mental health issues” rubric will lead to discipline or even disbarment of any lawyers who do not toe the “gender-affirming” line, because it’s violence or something.

    Glad I am close to retirement!!

    You and me both. Like I said have not checked into the recent requirements. Only check us every 3 years. Don’t even want to look. But can’t escape California until late next year. 

     

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  5. Vance Richards Member
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    Dr. Bastiat: And the AMA agreed that this is unbiased scientific information which is important enough to physicians that we will count this as Continuing Medical Education.

    This is the horrific part. Activists screaming about nonsense is what activists are supposed to do, but having the medical profession parrot the activists talking points is going to ruin a lot of lives. And does anyone doubt that their “unbiased scientific information” is anything more than, “They’ll call you names if you don’t play along”?

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: And the AMA agreed that this is unbiased scientific information which is important enough to physicians that we will count this as Continuing Medical Education.

    This is the horrific part. Activists screaming about nonsense is what activists are supposed to do, but having the medical profession parrot the activists talking points is going to ruin a lot of lives. And does anyone doubt that their “unbiased scientific information” is anything more than, “They’ll call you names if you don’t play along”?

    Sometimes also “they’ll take away your license if you don’t play along.”

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  7. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    A very serious question to Dr. Bastiat. How much of this trans stuff is based on surgeons and Doctors getting easy money? 

    I don’t know anyone personally in this line of work, so I guess I don’t know.

    I presume it’s mostly based on political pressure, although again, I really don’t know.

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  8. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    A very serious question to Dr. Bastiat. How much of this trans stuff is based on surgeons and Doctors getting easy money?

    I don’t know anyone personally in this line of work, so I guess I don’t know.

    I presume it’s mostly based on political pressure, although again, I really don’t know.

    Thank you for so quickly responding to my question. Yeah, we never really know why people do what we do. We can barely figure why our own individual selves do what we do.

    But with the trans-thing, it disturbs me that everybody wants to accept it before we know what it means. With the gay thing, we all knew gays before the gay rights movement but I have only known one tran-person. (Totally great person.) So I don’t really have alot of personal experience with the trans-people. So I am more skeptical about everything.

    Now to approach Godwin’s law… the first people the Nazis went after were disabled people. And the medical establishment went along with it like they had a collective custard spine. Poor people devastated by inflation are quite sympathetic. But the from my limited knowledge of the Weimar empire, Doctors cowed to the Nazi party almost immediately. This disturbs me alot more than poor and desperate people.

    Hans Asperger cooperated with the Nazi party while advancing psychology significantly for example.

    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

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  9. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Pardon me while I finish throwing up.

     

    Oh, not done yet….

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  10. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

    Ethically, doctors probably fall across a Bell curve similar to everyone else, I suppose.  I hope the curve is shifted a bit.  But I’d struggle to provide evidence of that.

    It’s embarrassing.  I consider my job to be a higher calling.  Caring for God’s children. 

    Crap like this is embarrassing.  Pisses me off. 

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  11. kedavis Coolidge
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    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    Pardon me while I finish throwing up.

     

    Oh, not done yet….

    Calling Mr Creosote…

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  12. Headedwest Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

    Ethically, doctors probably fall across a Bell curve similar to everyone else, I suppose. I hope the curve is shifted a bit. But I’d struggle to provide evidence of that.

    It’s embarrassing. I consider my job to be a higher calling. Caring for God’s children.

    Crap like this is embarrassing. Pisses me off.

    Virtually every medical professional I’ve encountered in my 77 year life has been a competent and helpful provider of needed services. Many of them have been amazingly helpful or insightful, or both.

    But as I get older and the doctors get younger, I have to admit I’m a little wary of where this might be going.

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  13. kedavis Coolidge
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    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

    Ethically, doctors probably fall across a Bell curve similar to everyone else, I suppose. I hope the curve is shifted a bit. But I’d struggle to provide evidence of that.

    It’s embarrassing. I consider my job to be a higher calling. Caring for God’s children.

    Crap like this is embarrassing. Pisses me off.

    Virtually every medical professional I’ve encountered in my 77 year life has been a competent and helpful provider of needed services. Many of them have been amazingly helpful or insightful, or both.

    But as I get older and the doctors get younger, I have to admit I’m a little wary of where this might be going.

    Just a little?

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  14. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

    Ethically, doctors probably fall across a Bell curve similar to everyone else, I suppose. I hope the curve is shifted a bit. But I’d struggle to provide evidence of that.

    It’s embarrassing. I consider my job to be a higher calling. Caring for God’s children.

    Crap like this is embarrassing. Pisses me off.

    Virtually every medical professional I’ve encountered in my 77 year life has been a competent and helpful provider of needed services. Many of them have been amazingly helpful or insightful, or both.

    But as I get older and the doctors get younger, I have to admit I’m a little wary of where this might be going.

    Everything should be about competence and virtue. If you are competent and virtuous at your medicine. Then having wacky political opinions isn’t relevant to anybody if you are a good and honest Doctor. 

    Nowadays, in every part of society, it is about politics and and partisanship and not about the very best of medicine. You can only have one highest priority.

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  15. Headedwest Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

    Ethically, doctors probably fall across a Bell curve similar to everyone else, I suppose. I hope the curve is shifted a bit. But I’d struggle to provide evidence of that. ‘

    It’s embarrassing. I consider my job to be a higher calling. Caring for God’s children.

    Crap like this is embarrassing. Pisses me off.

    Virtually every medical professional I’ve encountered in my 77 year life has been a competent and helpful provider of needed services. Many of them have been amazingly helpful or insightful, or both.

    But as I get older and the doctors get younger, I have to admit I’m a little wary of where this might be going.

    Just a little?

    Okay, by “a little wary” I mean that I am terrified.

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  16. Flicker Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    It’s just so insane. Suppose I came into your office on crutches saying that I suffered from a broken led but testing revealed I didn’t have a broken leg. … not even a bruise or sprain. Yet I remained insistent that I had a broken leg and demanded treatment. How long would it take before you suspected some mental health issue?

    Suppose I came into your office in a WW2 u inform saying that I was George Patton. I complained about neck pain but testing showed no injury. Yet I remained insistent that I was Patton and demanded treatment for my neck. Would you do surgery on my neck or get a psych consult?

    But if I come into your office insisting I’m having menstrual problems yet I am biologically male … you are to support me in my delusion aiding and abetting it as much as possible.

    Well, it is MENstrual, after all…

    That’s a common misperception.  The etymology shows the word derives from ma’amstruation.

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  17. MarciN Member
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    I know a great many Democrats who are as upset as I am about these medical procedures being done on minors.

    The covid vaccine mandates appear to be a thing of the past. And that’s the Democratic Party White House saying so. I like the vaccine for senior citizens and others whose doctors believe the benefits outweigh the risks. But the industry and the government lost me when it came to the mandates. I knew many Democrats who felt the same way. I knew the government and manufacturers were losing some confidence in the vaccines for young people when I started seeing an increasingly long list of questions about my heart health on the vaccine questionnaires from the drugstore. Although they will never say they may have exercised poor judgment, the mandates seem to have all but disappeared.

    I’m hoping the same will happen with these sex-modifying “treatments” for minors. I’ve seen many fads come and go in medical care. When I was a kid, doctors took out every kid’s tonsils to prevent strep throat. But going to extremes twenty years later, they wouldn’t take out anyone’s. My sister-in-law said her son kept getting strep throat, and no one would take out his tonsils. Same is true with wisdom teeth. One minute the doctors were pulling every wisdom tooth they saw; today, they won’t unless they see some extreme medical reason–being impacted is not enough to warrant the surgery today–to do so, which they almost never see. There was a time when the doctors wouldn’t treat Lyme disease. Now they treat it aggressively, even in the absence of acute symptoms. They will often start tick bite victims on an antibiotic before the tests have come back. Orthopedic surgeons sometimes will cast an ankle sprain today, which they never did in the past.

    I just hope this transformation in the sex-modifying “care” for minors happens really fast.

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  18. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):
    I’ve seen many fads come and go in medical care

    Tonsillitis and Lymes are medical diseases.  Genital mutilation of children is a political disease.  If you make a medical mistake, you fix it.  If you make a political mistake, you blame your opposition and leverage public opinion.  This will not be easy to fix. 

    As usual, I hope I’m wrong. 

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):
    I’ve seen many fads come and go in medical care

    Tonsillitis and Lymes are medical diseases. Genital mutilation of children is a political disease. If you make a medical mistake, you fix it. If you make a political mistake, you blame your opposition and leverage public opinion. This will not be easy to fix.

    As usual, I hope I’m wrong.

    Even medical diseases can have political sides.  Such as doctors washing their hands, up to HIV/AIDS and of course covid.

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  20. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):
    I’ve seen many fads come and go in medical care

    Tonsillitis and Lymes are medical diseases. Genital mutilation of children is a political disease. If you make a medical mistake, you fix it. If you make a political mistake, you blame your opposition and leverage public opinion. This will not be easy to fix.

    As usual, I hope I’m wrong.

    Even medical diseases can have political sides. Such as doctors washing their hands, up to HIV/AIDS and of course covid.

    One of the many problems with government control of health care. 

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  21. navyjag Coolidge
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    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I always thought of Doctors as being more… higher-minded than regular people. More honest, more compassionate and made of stronger moral fiber. Am I correct in this assessment or are Doctors like everybody else.

    Ethically, doctors probably fall across a Bell curve similar to everyone else, I suppose. I hope the curve is shifted a bit. But I’d struggle to provide evidence of that.

    It’s embarrassing. I consider my job to be a higher calling. Caring for God’s children.

    Crap like this is embarrassing. Pisses me off.

    Virtually every medical professional I’ve encountered in my 77 year life has been a competent and helpful provider of needed services. Many of them have been amazingly helpful or insightful, or both.

    But as I get older and the doctors get younger, I have to admit I’m a little wary of where this might be going.

    Not worried yet.  Regular doc (internist) younger Asian , like many of the SF docs, and very good. Wife’s doc’s, and she has more than me, the same. So no complaints about the DEI crap.  Will ask them what they think about it when I get my physical in Oct. 

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):
    I’ve seen many fads come and go in medical care

    Tonsillitis and Lymes are medical diseases. Genital mutilation of children is a political disease. If you make a medical mistake, you fix it. If you make a political mistake, you blame your opposition and leverage public opinion. This will not be easy to fix.

    As usual, I hope I’m wrong.

    Even medical diseases can have political sides. Such as doctors washing their hands, up to HIV/AIDS and of course covid.

    One of the many problems with government control of health care.

    I’m pretty sure that doctors refusing to wash their hands because they thought it was insulting, was not government control.

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  23. Metalheaddoc Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    A very serious question to Dr. Bastiat. How much of this trans stuff is based on surgeons and Doctors getting easy money?

    I don’t know anyone personally in this line of work, so I guess I don’t know.

    I presume it’s mostly based on political pressure, although again, I really don’t know.

    Surgeons are very ego driven. Some are content to do the routine stuff but some segment wants to be cutting edge, no pun intended. What is more edgy than Trans surgeries? The surgeons get celebrated, invited to lecture, puff PR pieces. Very much ego stroking combined with virtue signaling especially for progressively minded  surgeons. 

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  24. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    200 years after Mary Shelley and still the real monster is the doctor!

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  25. Red Herring Coolidge
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    If I had to attend, I would attend as a spy, take a lot of notes, then write articles exposing them for the evil beings they are.

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  26. Beatfeet Lincoln
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    db25db (View Comment):

    I do some commercial real estate investment and as such I periodically have to renew my real estate license in WA state. The continuing education is loaded with stuff like this. Whole units on climate change and inequality. America has X much wealth, the rest of the world only has Y. No connection with real estate education. I always write scathing reviews. I’m sure they go straight to the shredder. Not nearly as important as medicine, but we really do see leftism in absolutely everything.

    I’m a real estate agent in western NC.  As of a couple or three years ago, DEI has reared its ugly head not only within the state Real Estate Commission but also in the national headquarters of my company;  it is rapidly moving down the chain of command and is at the leadership level of my firm.  So far, no pressure on the individual agents, but I think that will change in the upcoming year.  It might get very interesting.  Many of the agents are long-time locals, religious, family oriented, love their children, patriotic, love their concealed carrys, and in many other ways are unacceptable to the left.  Should be interesting. 

     

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  27. kedavis Coolidge
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    Beatfeet (View Comment):

    db25db (View Comment):

    I do some commercial real estate investment and as such I periodically have to renew my real estate license in WA state. The continuing education is loaded with stuff like this. Whole units on climate change and inequality. America has X much wealth, the rest of the world only has Y. No connection with real estate education. I always write scathing reviews. I’m sure they go straight to the shredder. Not nearly as important as medicine, but we really do see leftism in absolutely everything.

    I’m a real estate agent in western NC. As of a couple or three years ago, DEI has reared its ugly head not only within the state Real Estate Commission but also in the national headquarters of my company; it is rapidly moving down the chain of command and is at the leadership level of my firm. So far, no pressure on the individual agents, but I think that will change in the upcoming year. It might get very interesting. Many of the agents are long-time locals, religious, family oriented, love their children, patriotic, love their concealed carrys, and in many other ways are unacceptable to the left. Should be interesting.

     

    Maybe it’s time for them to learn that they need you more than you need them?

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  28. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Beatfeet (View Comment):

    db25db (View Comment):

    I do some commercial real estate investment and as such I periodically have to renew my real estate license in WA state. The continuing education is loaded with stuff like this. Whole units on climate change and inequality. America has X much wealth, the rest of the world only has Y. No connection with real estate education. I always write scathing reviews. I’m sure they go straight to the shredder. Not nearly as important as medicine, but we really do see leftism in absolutely everything.

    I’m a real estate agent in western NC. As of a couple or three years ago, DEI has reared its ugly head not only within the state Real Estate Commission but also in the national headquarters of my company; it is rapidly moving down the chain of command and is at the leadership level of my firm. So far, no pressure on the individual agents, but I think that will change in the upcoming year. It might get very interesting. Many of the agents are long-time locals, religious, family oriented, love their children, patriotic, love their concealed carrys, and in many other ways are unacceptable to the left. Should be interesting.

     

    The communist have pretty much reached all their goals.

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  29. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Hey – they’re spending an entire hour on the ethics piece.  As the last event on the agenda.  Just prior to everyone checking out of the hotel to catch a flight.

     

     

     

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  30. Stad Coolidge
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    Sick . . .

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