More People Choosing to ‘Identify’ as Handicapped

A new trend is on the rise in which perfectly able-bodied people decide to “identify” as handicapped in order to receive the same benefits and advantages as genuinely handicapped people.

According to Fox News, the formal term for the phenomenon is “Body Integrity Identity Disorder” (BIID), which has now come to be known as “transableism.” The new label is in direct reference to the ideology of “transgenderism,” the false and scientifically-debunked belief that there are more than two genders, and that anyone can change their gender at any time.

The publication Evolution News and Science Today (EN) describes the “transableism” trend as being just as dangerous as transgenderism, as “changing the identifier” serves the purpose of harnessing “the stunning cultural power of gender ideology” in order to convince doctors to treat perfectly healthy patients as if they are disabled.

This can lead to doctors “amputating healthy limbs, snipping spinal cords or destroying eyesight,” just to indulge the patient’s delusions of being disabled when they are not. EN also describes “transableism” as “the next abyss” in American culture, since some people who believe they are disabled “mutilate themselves,” while “others ask surgeons for an amputation or for the transection of their spinal cord.”

Even the National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes people with BIID as desiring “the amputation of one or more healthy limbs or desire a paralysis.”

One prominent example is Jorund Viktoria Alme, a 53-year-old Norwegian man who identifies as a woman and also identifies as paralyzed, and thus uses a wheelchair even though he has no physical handicap whatsoever. He appeared on the television show “Good Morning Norway” in 2022 to declare that it was his “lifelong wish” to have been born as “a woman paralyzed from the waist down.”

Jane Orient, an Arizona internist and executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said that “in my opinion, both transgender and transabled persons suffer from a delusional disorder.”

“The Oath of Hippocrates adjures physicians to do no harm,” Orient explained “Mutilating the body is an objective harm even if it makes the patient subjectively feel better. The disability is lifelong and imposes burdens on others — and neither patients nor physicians can duck responsibility for that.”

Orient further pointed out that at least “with transgenders, the follow-up is generally very short — not sure about the [follow-up with] elective amputees.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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