The neocon era introduced a new domain for human surgery – political surgery. Prior to the neocons, the foundation for surgical decisions was rather personal. It was a family matter that included family members and their physician or team of physicians. Physicians are highly trained, ethical human beings who not only uphold the civil laws everybody else upholds but extends that to the Hippocratic Oath which in part says:
[…] I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.[…]
So, you say – you know of cases or at least a single case where a surgical decision was influenced by the state. And you point to this post from CNN:
A federal court judge on Tuesday ordered Massachusetts officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery for a transsexual prison inmate, after determining that it was the only adequate treatment for the inmate’s mental illness.
While the State may have gotten involved in this case, it seems that the purpose was to help – rather than to hurt or extract information from a live human being. And the “man on the street” might feel that a Hippocratic Oath was not offended.
The neocon era has produced some strange ideas and acts that addressed the live human body. One idea was posted on The Register website. That idea said machines could replace 80% of doctors. Listen to this:
According to Sun Microsystems cofounder and serial entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, 80 per cent of doctors could be replaced by machines – computing devices backed by immense data sets.
Speaking at the recent Health Innovation Summit in San Francisco, Khosla referred to today’s physicians as "voodoo doctors," noting that "Health care is like witchcraft and just based on tradition," according to conference attendee Davis Liu, who discussed Khosla’s provocative comments in a blog post.
Joejolly responded here to the above bold idea.
Will America, sometime before Armageddon, ask itself the below question?:
If the State has the authority to take a life without consent – why shouldn’t it also have the authority to slice a penis without consent?
Perhaps this could come under a neocon “modernizing” the law definition. The neocons have gone a long ways towards modernizing America. The “1999 modernize America’s economy act” took America’s economy back to its 1929 state. That, of course, achieved the standard neocons results – train wreck. It seems the neocons are now modernizing America’s “penis” in a way that reminds of the Rack and Wheel days.
Neocons can now do penis surgery with political scalpels. And a location for this surgery, Guantanamo, can’t be closed – a neocon said so. Perhaps the neocons wants Guantanamo to stand as their legacy to mankind.