Truth or Fantasy?

 

When we look at the fields of psychiatry and psychology, some say those who enter these fields are often the most troubled of our society. In the case of this psychiatrist, I think she didn’t spend enough time trying to get healthy, and she is determined to spread her disease to every person she can reach.

In a story about Dr. Aruna Khilanani, we learn that no matter how many degrees a person has, he or she can become a purveyor of mental illness and hatred. Dr. Khilanani provided a lecture for Yale University, and her sickness was on display for everyone to hear. Bari Weiss received access to the doctor’s talk and you can hear the whole lecture here. Essentially the doctor shared with her audience her unscientific, racist, and hateful attitudes towards white people in general. She felt no need to defend her positions, but instead criticized Bari Weiss, who received access to the taped lecture before the doctor did. Judging from the quality of the recording, it’s possible that it was recorded by someone who attended the event.

To demonstrate that there is no mistaking her unprofessional and distorted views of the white population, these were some of her remarks, including its location on the audio:

This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil. (Time stamp: 6:45)

I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a [expletive] favor.  (Time stamp: 7:17)

White people are out of their minds and they have been for a long time.  (Time stamp: 17:06)

Many of her statements about white people were aside from the fantasy she shared, so she can’t legitimately say that her views came out of that fantasy.

Aren’t you appalled by the color of her language (for which I had to edit)? And should a medical professional be sharing her disturbed fantasies in a public forum?

You might just say that this is the usual Leftist rhetoric from academia. But I found it especially sickening for the following reasons:

  • Her “lecture” was not based on factual information but was simply a Leftist diatribe. Since she represented herself as a medical professional, I wonder what her colleagues thought of her remarks?
  • She is teaching people who will be working in the medical world. Do you think she represents the kind of medical professional that we want in our society and do you think her ideas will be helpful to future medical professionals?
  • Do you think she is helpful to the people she treats who are struggling with identity issues?
  • What about the medical oath, “Do no harm?” How would you assess her teaching in terms of her helpfulness and maturity? Is she teaching anything that will better prepare her students for working with members of society? With working with those who are white?
  • What about the people she is teaching who are not white? Will her propaganda allow them to work at least dispassionately, or more importantly empathically, with people who are white?

I would like to think that Yale will not let her comments stand uncontested. But then maybe they will be cowed like so many other college administrators.

Her presence in academia is a travesty.

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  1. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Yeah, I saw this yesterday.

    I suppose the kindest thing we could say is, “Physician, heal thyself”; however, I’m more of a mind to put her on a permanent terrorist watch list and insure that she stays on a regular regimen of antipsychotic drugs.

    On the other hand, she shows great promise as a future spokeswoman for the Democratic party…

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Yeah, I saw this yesterday.

    I suppose the kindest thing we could say is, “Physician, heal thyself”; however, I’m more of a mind to put her on a permanent terrorist watch list and insure that she stays on a regular regimine of antipsychotic drugs.

    On the other hand, she shows great promise as a future spokeswoman for the Democratic party…

    No kidding. My biggest beef with her is that she is teaching people who are supposed to heal others, and I can’t imagine her offering anything productive to those in that role. Wouldn’t you love to have a doctor taking care of you who hated you? I wonder if there are medical people who only serve either blacks or whites? That would be interesting to learn . . . 

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Yeah, I saw this yesterday.

    I suppose the kindest thing we could say is, “Physician, heal thyself”; however, I’m more of a mind to put her on a permanent terrorist watch list and insure that she stays on a regular regimine of antipsychotic drugs.

    On the other hand, she shows great promise as a future spokeswoman for the Democratic party…

    No kidding. My biggest beef with her is that she is teaching people who are supposed to heal others, and I can’t imagine her offering anything productive to those in that role. Wouldn’t you love to have a doctor taking care of you who hated you? I wonder if there are medical people who only serve either blacks or whites? That would be interesting to learn . . .

    Yeah.  As a white male, I don’t know what would be worse; being her patient or dating her.  To any guy who would date her:  always make sure you have her hands in plain view…

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    From NBC News :

    Research shows that health outcomes health outcomes for black patients are better when they are treated by black doctors. That research is critical given that African Americans in the United States generally experience poorer health outcomes across a variety of diseases and conditions. Currently, black men have the lowest life expectancy of any major demographic group in the United States and live on average 4.4 years fewer that non-Hispanic white men. There is also a documented maternal mortality crisis among African American women in the United States: Black women are three to four times more likely to die as a result of complications from pregnancy, labor and childbirth than white women.

    Well, there you go. It’s the fault of white doctors that black people are dying.

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  5. Columbo Member
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  6. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

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  7. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.  

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  8. kedavis Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    From NBC News :

    Research shows that health outcomes health outcomes for black patients are better when they are treated by black doctors. That research is critical given that African Americans in the United States generally experience poorer health outcomes across a variety of diseases and conditions. Currently, black men have the lowest life expectancy of any major demographic group in the United States and live on average 4.4 years fewer that non-Hispanic white men. There is also a documented maternal mortality crisis among African American women in the United States: Black women are three to four times more likely to die as a result of complications from pregnancy, labor and childbirth than white women.

    Well, there you go. It’s the fault of white doctors that black people are dying.

    Maybe it’s because black doctors are allowed to take into account racial differences in terms of health situations, but white doctors aren’t because that would be racist?

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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    Maybe it’s because black doctors are allowed to take into account racial differences in terms of health situations, but white doctors aren’t because that would be racist?

    I could also be that the reports are skewed and the data collected is poor.  

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  10. Stad Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn:

    To demonstrate that there is no mistaking her unprofessional and distorted views of the white population, these were some of her remarks, including its location on the audio:

    This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil. (Time stamp: 6:45)

    I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f—ing favor.  (Time stamp: 7:17)

    White people are out of their minds and they have been for a long time.  (Time stamp: 17:06)

    Many of her statements about white people were aside from the fantasy she shared, so she can’t legitimately say that her views came out of that fantasy.

    Yale should be ashamed of itself . . .

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  11. kedavis Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    Maybe it’s because black doctors are allowed to take into account racial differences in terms of health situations, but white doctors aren’t because that would be racist?

    I could also be that the reports are skewed and the data collected is poor.

    That could be too.  But there have been several discussions on Ricochet that involved things like different disease characteristics for different races/ethnic groups.  If white doctors aren’t supposed to know, acknowledge, or take such things into account because they’re told it would be racist, then no surprise if their other-ethnic patients suffer as a result.

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  12. Columbo Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.

    MSM: It’s not news, or truth, unless we cover it. And the sheep in our country allow this lying to continue without pushback.

    The Leftist media is way more guilty of influencing our elections than Russia could ever hope to do.  They backed up Fauci and were incurious about any other narratives, because they were a part of the coup to illegally install Joe Biden in our WH.

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  13. Doug Watt Moderator
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    She might need a 72 hour psych hold. Gun violence fantasies, indiscriminate targets based upon skin color, and then expressing feelings of joy after a killing, as well as delusions of grandeur of doing the world a favor after killing a white person. Sounds like a potential active mass shooter.

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  14. Henry Castaigne Member
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    This is anti-semitism only with whites instead of Jews. All the tropes are the same. Whites have all the power and control everything but they are somehow inferior while being smarter than everyone else. You can’t really prove their evil machinations but you know that they are there. The fact that you can’t prove anything just shows how crafty they are. 

    Also, whites are inauthentic and all their culture is stolen from others etc. etc. 

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  15. MarciN Member
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    Susan Quinn:  Dr. Aruna Khilanani: “I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f—ing favor. ” (Time stamp: 7:17)

    That perfectly meets the definition of extreme mental illness–being a danger to yourself or others.

    As they used to say, “There are more out than in.” :-)

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  16. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    She might need a 72 hour psych hold. Gun violence fantasies, indiscriminate targets based upon skin color, and then expressing feelings of joy after a killing, as well as delusions of grandeur of doing the world a favor after killing a white person. Sounds like a potential active mass shooter.

    It all starts in the imagination.

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  17. kedavis Member
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    I hope she doesn’t have any pets.  Or children.

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  18. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    She might need a 72 hour psych hold. Gun violence fantasies, indiscriminate targets based upon skin color, and then expressing feelings of joy after a killing, as well as delusions of grandeur of doing the world a favor after killing a white person. Sounds like a potential active mass shooter.

    I think you have something there, @dougwatt. She is frightening.

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  19. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    This is anti-semitism only with whites instead of Jews. All the tropes are the same. Whites have all the power and control everything but they are somehow inferior while being smarter than everyone else. You can’t really prove their evil machinations but you know that they are there. The fact that you can’t prove anything just shows how crafty they are.

    Also, whites are inauthentic and all their culture is stolen from others etc. etc.

    Wow. I didn’t see that, Henry. Very good point.

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  20. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    From NBC News :

    Research shows that health outcomes health outcomes for black patients are better when they are treated by black doctors….

    The study that NBC is reporting on is fatally flawed–but you cannot say that:

    “Whole research areas are off-limits,” he said, adding that some of what is being published in the nation’s top journals is “shoddy as hell.” 

    Here, he was referring in part to a study published last year in the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences. The study was covered all over the news, with headlines like “Black Newborns More Likely to Die When Looked After by White Doctors” (CNN), “The Lack of Black Doctors is Killing Black Babies” (Fortune), and “Black Babies More Likely to Survive when Cared for by Black Doctors” (The Guardian).

    Despite these breathless headlines, the study was so methodologically flawed that, according to several of the doctors I spoke with, it’s impossible to extrapolate any conclusions about how the race of the treating doctor impacts patient outcomes at all. And yet very few people were willing to publicly criticize it. As Vinay Prasad, a clinician and a professor at the University of California San Francisco, put it on Twitter: “I am aware of dozens of people who agree with my assessment of this paper and are scared to comment.” 

    “It’s some of the most shoddy, methodologically flawed research we’ve ever seen published in these journals,” the doctor in the Zoom meeting said, “with sensational conclusions that seem totally unjustified from the results of the study.”

    “It’s frustrating because we all know how hard it is to get good, sound research published,” he added. “So do those rules and quality standards no longer apply to this topic, or to these authors, or for a certain time period?”

    At the same time that the bar appears to be lower for articles and studies that push an anti-racist agenda, the consequences for questioning or criticizing that agenda can be high.

    Theodore Dalrymple has written about the decline of medical journals.

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  21. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.

    Actually, what they say is ‘ Kermit, who?, Never heard of him’ 

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  22. kedavis Member
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    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.

    Actually, what they say is ‘ Kermit, who?, Never heard of him’

    Maybe it’s just part of the usual pattern, the most dangerous people to black people, are other black people.

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  23. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.

    Actually, what they say is ‘ Kermit, who?, Never heard of him’

    Maybe it’s just part of the usual pattern, the most dangerous people to black people, are other black people.

    Shhh.  Can’t let that get out.  People might get the wrong ideas…

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  24. Columbo Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    She might need a 72 hour psych hold. Gun violence fantasies, indiscriminate targets based upon skin color, and then expressing feelings of joy after a killing, as well as delusions of grandeur of doing the world a favor after killing a white person. Sounds like a potential active mass shooter.

    Biden should call out the National Guard to protect him again.

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  25. kedavis Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.

    Actually, what they say is ‘ Kermit, who?, Never heard of him’

    Maybe it’s just part of the usual pattern, the most dangerous people to black people, are other black people.

    Shhh. Can’t let that get out. People might get the wrong ideas…

    What, that black people are racist against black people?

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  26. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Funny, that infamous abortion “doctor”, Kermit Gosnell, who destroyed so many black babies (and mothers) was black.

    Or, as the MSM says, just another “inconvenient truth”.

    Actually, what they say is ‘ Kermit, who?, Never heard of him’

    Maybe it’s just part of the usual pattern, the most dangerous people to black people, are other black people.

    Shhh. Can’t let that get out. People might get the wrong ideas…

    What, that black people are racist against black people?

    There you go again. Everyone knows that only white people can be racist…

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  27. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    From NBC News :

    Research shows that health outcomes health outcomes for black patients are better when they are treated by black doctors….

    The study that NBC is reporting on is fatally flawed–but you cannot say that:

    “Whole research areas are off-limits,” he said, adding that some of what is being published in the nation’s top journals is “shoddy as hell.”

    The left is working very hard to turn America into the Soviet Union…or Maoist China.

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  28. Quickz Member
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    Thanks for writing about this, when I saw it the other day I was – actually not surprised anymore. Reflecting on it again because of your covering it, I am most struck by the comfort she (and others like her) have in speaking their mind. Or their truth, or whatever it’s called now.

    I am seeing more and more negative reaction against things like this from regular folks. Perhaps we are finally going to have some relief. I’m breathing a tentative sigh of relief. Watching this ugly return of racism/racialism over the last twenty years has been unnerving.

    It’s so obviously wrong and against the better natures of most people, which is why it is such a joy to see so much revulsion at this rot. Says volumes about the condition our institutions are currently in. But change doth approach.

    Mehopes.

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  29. Zafar Member
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    She’s certainly articulate, if somewhat foolhardy:

    “We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath. We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain’t gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall.”

    Five is strangely specific.

    I can’t believe she’s been shopped by Weiss for what she said about White people. 

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  30. Suspira Member
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    Susan Quinn: I would like to think that Yale will not let her comments stand uncontested. But then maybe they will be cowed like so many other college administrators.

    Or worse. They may not need to be cowed.

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