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The bris is nothing more than pedophilia masquerading as a religious ritual. If a gentile engaged in the conduct of the Jewish mohel of sucking on an infants penis he would be prosecuted under the New York Penal Code § 130.50 for engaging in a criminal sexual act in the first degree. ...Anyone convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is subjected to the potential punishment of up to 25 years in prison and is put on the rolls as a registered sex offender. There are similar laws in every state against fellatio on infants. The laws are simply not enforced against Jewish mohels. The conduct of the mohel in sucking on the penis of an infant during circumcision is just one example of the permissive attitude toward pedophilia within orthodox Jewry.  Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great by Edward Hendrie
[2011 June] Foreskin Man vs Genital Mutilation (Circumcision) by JOE QUINN "Only by denying the existence of excruciating pain, perinatal encoding of the brain with violence, interruption of maternal-infant bonding, betrayal of infant trust, the risks and effects of permanently altering normal genitalia, the right of human beings to sexually intact and functional bodies, and the right to individual religious freedoms can human beings continue this practice."
Even the bizarre ritual of circumcision may have a reptilian connection. “Just as the serpent achieves long life through sacrificing and leaving off part of himself, so man may also be saved by ritually sacrificing part of himself,” continues Boulay. “The rite of circumcision also served as a perpetual reminder to man that his true origins lay in the serpent-god creator and that he existed at the forbearance of these gods.”  New (Reptilian) World Order By Uri Dowbenko
No Circumcision of newborn. The traumatic pain of newborn circumcision adversely affects normal brain development, impairs affectional bonding with mother and has long lasting effects upon how pain and pleasure are experienced in life that shapes the development of Human Trust. TEN PRINCIPLES OF MOTHER-INFANT BONDING by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.Pet owner: "What would you say if I wanted to get my dog circumcised?"
"Genital mutilation is the foremost violent warfare of genocide consuming humanity through its children's godlike organs of love." ----Anastasios Zavales. Ecumenics International http://www.sexuallymutilatedchild.org/godlike.htm
"I have some good friends who are obstetricians outside the military, and they look at a foreskin and almost see a $125 price tag on it. Each one is that much money. Heck, if you do 10 a week, that's over $1,000 a week, and they don't take that much time."--Dr.Thomas Wiswell, quoted in "The Age-Old Question of Circumcision" by Betsy A. Lehman, Boston Globe, June 22, 1987, p. 43
If I was to cut off any other part of a baby for no good cause and without an anaesthetic, I'd be struck off the medical register and the parents would most likely lose custody of the child. ---- Christopher Green, paediatrician, Camperdown Children's Hospital, Sydney 2001
The foreskin is not the candy wrapper, it's the candy.- Martin Novoa, Novermber 25, 2001
You take care of a woman through her pregnancy, for nearly a year...and
you're lucky if you see $1500...But a circumcision is 15 minutes, and it's $300
a pop. It's candy.
- A woman obstetrician writing in Parentsplace on the turf war between obgyns and paediatricians to perform circumcisions.
"Greed plays a role in causing unnecessary surgery, although I don't think
the economic motive alone is enough to explain it. There's no doubt that if you
eliminated all unnecessary surgery, most surgeons would go out of business.
They'd have to look for honest work, because the surgeon gets paid when he
performs surgery on you, not when you're treated some other way. In pre-paid
group practices where surgeons are paid a steady salary not tied to how many
operations they perform, hysterectomies and tonsillectomies occur only about
one-third as often as in fee-for-service situations." ---- Robert S. Mendelsohn,
MD. "Confessions of a Medical Heretic" (1979)
Chapter 3 ("Ritual Mutilations"), pp. 58-59.
A recent  survey by Garry and published in OBG Management found that only 14 percent of US obstetricians who are circumcisers use any form of anesthesia for the surgery. A similar study by Stang et al. in 1998 found that only 25 percent of OBs, 56 percent of family practitioners, and 71 percent of pediatricians surveyed use anesthesia. Howard et al. reported in 1998 that 26 percent of circumcision training programs do not train doctors to use anesthesia/analgesia. Circumcision Information and Resource Pages (CIRP)
Depending on the amount of skin cut off, circumcision robs a male of as much as 80 percent or more of his penile skin. Depending on the foreskin's length, cutting it off makes the penis as much as 25 percent or more shorter. Careful anatomical investigations have shown that circumcision cuts off more than 3 feet of veins, arteries, and capillaries, 240 feet of nerves, and more than 20,000 nerve endings. The foreskin's muscles, glands, mucous membrane, and epithelial tissue are destroyed, as well.  The Case Against Circumcision by Paul M. Fleiss, MD
Vaccine manufacturers go to hospitals and get the foreskins of circumcised babies to grow the viruses on that will be in the vaccine. Gates Foundation whistleblower
Then too, homosexuality also seems to be related to circumcision. First to report this was Melitta Schmideberg (Psychoanalytic Review, 1948), who treated two patients, homosexuals, who had been circumcised. In one of them, "The resentment and fear of his mother associated with circumcision was an important factor in the development of his homosexuality." More recently, a study was made of admissions to a large Naval hospital. Of all admissions, 32% had been circumcised. Of all admission with the diagnosis of "overt homosexuality," 100% had been circumcised.  THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL By John M. Foley, M.D.
"I was never to see those beautiful, mystic, Leboyer newborn-baby smiles again."---- Rosemary Romberg, after the circumcision of her third son, eight days old (Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma, page xx)
"I'm sobbing. The baby's screaming. The doctor's cutting. There's blood everywhere. And the doctor looked into my face and said, 'There's no medical reason for doing this.'" ---Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director, NOCIRC
"I will die hearing my baby's screams." ---Miriam Pollack. Third International Symposium on Circumcision, University of Maryland, May 1994
Asked by a Fact staffer if he had been circumcised, Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell became upset: "I won't answer any such degrading question as that." Rockwell evinced his ready confusion of circumcision and castration by adding: "As far as the Jews are concerned, it isn't thorough enough. They should cut about 5 inches more off."  THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL By John M. Foley, M.D.
Circumcision has few if any medical benefits. Any link between circumcision and the prevention of genital cancer is at best unproved. Circumcision is not only unnecessary but barbaric. It can cripple children, both physically and mentally, for their whole lives. And as for the motives behind circumcision, psychiatrists are agreed that they are irrational and punitive.  THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL By John M. Foley, M.D.
The early imprinting of excruciating pain on the pleasure networks of the brain likely encodes for sado-masochistic behavior in the adult. Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
A typical western medical circumcision results in the loss of approximately 1/2 of the total surface area of the penis and between 50 and 80% or more of its erogenous sexual nerves Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
On the basis of over a century of similarly ambiguous, sloppy, value-laden and selectively publicized research, the high priests of American medicine have successfully promoted and defended their idiosyncratic practice of genital surgery on six generations of normal, healthy, non-consenting boys, repeatedly indicting, but never managing to convict the foreskin for one malady after another.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
But despite medicine's most strenuous efforts, MGM, the USA's most common surgical procedure, remains in search of a disease. But in any case, even the most enthusiastic claims of circumcision proponents must be weighed against its scientifically demonstrable drawbacks. Indeed, routine circumcision can only be defended by ignoring the crucial erogenous value of the male prepuce, to both men and women.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
For many years the mainstream medical orthodoxy, put forth after it was no longer acceptable to torture children in the name of "moral hygiene," was that babies don't feel pain. It wasn't until 1978 that researchers even suggested using anesthetic during circumcision, and even today, most medical circumcisions are performed without anesthesia, according to the AMA  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
Choking and breathing problems arise due to the continuous screaming. Surges in adrenaline and cortisol and large increases in heart rate, all established physiological indicators of torture, have been measured. Some babies appear to go into shock. Later, problems with sleep, mother-child bonding and breastfeeding, and increased sensitivity to stress and pain are all commonly seen after MGM. To all appearances, the infant is left in a state of post-traumatic stress. Sometimes older boys have recurring flashbacks of their circumcision, a classic sign of PTS. Impaired bonding at this critical stage is well correlated with social dysfunction and even criminality later in life,  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
"I have assisted with about 200 [circumcisions] [...] Babies scream so hard that they end up with their faces red and mouths wide open with no sound coming out. I had to hold their heads to the side because some vomit from the pain. I always had to get close to their faces and stroke their cheeks because they would stop breathing. [...] Consoling is impossible. They shake and their eyes are wide open with panic. [...] Many of my consults are a result of trauma from the circs. The babies' state of homeostasis is so messed up from the stress that they are no longer able to suck. Every IBCLC (lactation consultant) that I know will tell you how circumcision is a major source of feeding problems in the days following."  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
The immediate psychological consequences of MGM are more readily discernable in older boys than in infants. The older child perceives the (usually anesthetized) operation as a sexual assault, and grief, rage, aggression, "castration anxiety," altered sexual identification, emotional withdrawl, reduction in intelligence test scores and regression to "more primitive modes of expression"  are all commonly seen in recently GM'd boys.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
(Perhaps the Enron of the medical cartel is only looking out for its own future earnings. Between iatrogenic UTI's, phimosis and HIV being used to promote MGM, the pathologization and treatment of childbirth, the hugely profitable "erectile dysfunction" market, and psychiatry's own penchants for pathologizing junk-fed, sleep deprived, sedentary kids and treating them with brain-damaging drugs, and pathologizing, shocking and abusing domestic abuse victims while working for their abusers, the iatrocyclic business model appears to be widespread in American medicine)  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
Is this the kind of men we need in this world? Amenable to authority figures? Forever longing for possibly unattainable sexual fulfillment? Imprinted with a tortured, dissociative, objectified and utterly disempowered model of their own bodies and sexuality? Unable to lose themselves in the uniquely healing and self-transcending joy of the most fundamental communication of human intimacy?
Aside from its inexplicable hatred of male sexuality and contempt for children's human rights, the American medical establishment has a huge conflict of interest with regard to MGM. It has painted itself into a corner, first by profiting from the brutal enforcement of Victorian sexual oppression, and later by refusing to abolish this flagrant violation of human rights for fear of provoking public suspicion and legal liability. When the facts about the anti-sexual origins of this practice, and its explicitly targeted injury to male sexuality become widely known, the legal consequences will be devastating for the medical establishment. But in the process of protecting its institutional self interest, medicine has systematically undermined the basic social unit of society, the family, by cutting away much of the physiological basis for the emotional bonding that parents feel for each other. The consequences of this massive experiment in infant sexual molestation, torture, brain damage, sensory and ecstacy deprivation and sexual and emotional oppression can hardly be overestimated. Plausible connections with male impotence, female "frigidity," divorce, domestic violence, male criminality, drug addiction, post-traumatic stress and suicide, and the general state of inter-gender alienation are all promising topics for future research  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
MGM is also a lucrative practice for medicine, which charges, first,
for the amputation and clinical facilities, and then profits from the sale of
the baby's purloined sexuality to biotechnology and cosmetics companies. This
provides an economic incentive for the withholding of anesthetic: the MGM
aftermarket requires a pristine product for tissue culture and research.
In short, parents would be ill-advised to rely solely on medical advice in reaching a decision on circumcision. Don't expect to be reading about this impending social explosion in an AMA press release, there's far too much money involved. As in politics, if you are not armed with the facts, you will become an instrument of other people's interests.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
"Persons who have lost body parts must grieve their loss. The first stage of grief is denial of the loss. Fitzgerald and Parkes state that `Anything that seriously impairs sensory or cognitive function is bound to have profound psychological effects' [...] Circumcision causes the loss of a body part and all of its functions including a drastic loss of erogenous sensory function, so denial of loss is not uncommon in circumcised males. [...] This frequently results in circumcised fathers adamantly insisting that a son be circumcised. [...] Goldman states that some circumcised male medical doctors misuse the medical literature to support, rationalize, and justify their own loss; and to defend the practice of circumcision. Denniston reports that doctors `who have been cut themselves may be unable to stop cutting others.'"   Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
Culturally speaking, male genital mutilation does not happen at random. It is highly correlated with authoritarian, monotheistic, patrilineal and militaristic cultures, where children, women and minorities are devalued, class stratification is high, and in some cases FGM is practiced as well. (MGM world-wide is about 7 times more widespread than -- and appears to be a precursor for -- FGM) It's not difficult to see how genital mutilation could arise not only as a consequence, but also function as a reinforcer of such dystopian and hierarchical cultures.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
GM is fundamentally different from other kinds of bodily modifications such
as body piercing or foot binding. It is directed specifically at a highly
emotionally-charged sensory organ, as unique and irreplaceable as the eyes, as
critical to human community and emotional connectedness as the ability to see
and be seen, to speak and to hear speech, to hold and to be held. It is a
mutilation and truncation of one seventh of the dimensionality of one's
perceptual space (sexual and spiritual perception being sixth and seventh
senses, respectively), and the potential to experience and share love and
ego-transcendent, joyful consciousness and its numerous psychological benefits.
MGM is thus an assault not only on the individual, but on that individual's
future family and friends and, where widely practiced, on the community's
capacity for mutual goodwill, trust, self organization and local empowerment. A
kind of "social fragmentation grenade." Perhaps this is why MGM was often
inflicted on slaves and other conquered peoples in biblical times.
Men and women who are denied emotional fulfillment in human relationships must seek it elsewhere, and frequently channel their energies into the abstracted and manipulable meanings and rewards of state-sanctioned institutions such as workaholism/consumerism, (A possible link between pleasure deprivation and workaholism in monkeys, may provide a clue to the role of sexual abstinence as an organizing principle of so many of the world's dominant cultures and religions) professional sports (a surrogate for nationalism), statist religions and the ultimate form of state servitude, soldiering. Interfering with the sexual compatibility and satisfaction of men and women likely strongly affects mass social organization. Thus MGM's social utility goes far beyond mere fertility control, into the realm of generalized social control.
Social control motivations for MGM are implied and explicit in authoritative religious texts:  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
In short, MGM is an important component of one of many spontaneously arising, mutually reinforcing and collectively "self"-selecting social processes which facilitate the disempowerment, dissociation, reorganization and integration (i.e. digestion) of the human community into the body of the state. George Orwell could not have devised a more cost-effective instrument of social control. Such is the natural genius of self-organizing complex adaptive systems, when left to their own devices.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
"[...] Building upon the insights from these experimental animal studies, I
conducted cross-cultural studies on 49 primitive cultures distributed throughout
the world and was able to predict with 100% accuracy the peaceful and violent
nature of these 49 primitive cultures from two predictor variables: a) the
degree of physical affectional bonding in the maternal-infant relationship; and
b) whether premarital adolescent sex was permitted or punished. There were 29
peaceful and 20 violent cultures in this study sample. There is no other theory
or data base that I am aware of that can provide such a prediction of peaceful
or violent behaviors and that can relate such findings to specific sensory
processes and brain mechanisms of the individual.
It is the neuronal systems of the brain which mediate pleasure that regulate and control depression, violence and drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. This control and regulation is provided through the mechanisms of reciprocal inhibition. When the neuronal pleasure circuits of the brain are damaged by SAD-DNS (Somatosensory Affectional Deprivation/Denervation Supersensitivity) then they cannot perform their normative role of regulation and inhibition of those neuronal circuits that mediate depression and violent behaviors." ----Dr. James W. Prescott, presentation to NIH panel on Anti-Social, Aggressive and Violence-Related Behaviors and Their Consequences. Center for Science Policy Studies, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 9/93  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
Society's systematic oppression and trivialization of men's rights and emotional lives is crucial to the alienation and diversion of their energy and creativity from family and community into prefabricated establishment-sanctioned masculine roles. Indeed, authoritarian cultures have a vested interest in the routine brutalization, pleasure deprivation and emotional circumcision of males for the purpose of conditioning the next generation's "collectively autocatalytic" hierarchy of authority figures. (Emotions are inherently self-referential. They provide our primary self-perception of our own well being. What is the social/structural purpose of the systematic suppression of men's awareness of their own well being?) The colonization and recruitment of men's bodies and minds begins with MGM.  Male Circumcision in the USA: A Human Rights Primer by Rich Winkel
 A remedy which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision, especially when there is any degree of phimosis. The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anæsthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment.---John Harvey Kellogg