You have heard the rants here. Let me summarize: medical professional societies are a waste of freaking time that should shut their mouths, go to Washington and start lobbying for physician salaries. Don’t preach to me about how much you care about needy patients or how physicians should not be involved in executions or how we should all jump on whatever liberal cause du jour (more primary care docs etc, etc…) happens to be trendy.
I do my charity work (hundreds of thousands of $$ a year, seriously). So go screw yourself when you try to preach to me.
But now the AMA has crossed a line. These wusses have always been anti-boxing. (“Whaaa, he has a concussion”). Next in line is mixed martial arts (UFC and the like), and I just can’t accept that.
If we ban sports that hurt people, we would all be watching curling on Sports Center. Football: knees and heads; Hockey: backs and teeth; Running: Hips and feet… the list goes on. When did we get to be such weenies?
Whatever two consenting adults do to each other should be sacred, right? So is it so wrong to put two violent, angry, ‘roided-up cardio machines in a locked cage and have them beat the shit out of each other for my entertainment?
The AMA can go fuck itself.