October 22, 2021

‘Rachel’ Levine’s Unfair Promotion

Levine is not the first woman to achieve the USPHS’s honorary title of four-star admiral.

In another attempt to distract the public from the dismal job he is doing, President Joe Biden wheeled out a token “transgender” staff member and gave her him the promotion of four-star admiral of the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps (USPHS). We mean, of course, Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health.

Levine now has the honorary title of four-star admiral with the added accolades of ostensibly being the first “woman” to achieve such rank. Levine leads 6,000 Public Health Officers. His statement upon receiving this promotion declares: “This is a momentous occasion and I am pleased to take this role for the impact I can make, and for the historic nature of what it symbolizes. May this appointment be the first of many like it as we create a more inclusive future.”

This is deeply insulting on three counts.

Let’s get one thing straight. “Rachel” Levine is really Richard. He is not a woman and therefore cannot truly claim to be the first female four-star admiral. To quote journalist Abigail Shrier: “Biological sex matters because truth matters. Any society that abandons sex-based protections for women and girls plunges into demoralization and darkness.” These gender dysmorphic individuals are continually and unfairly celebrated for their delusion. As comedian Dave Chappelle puts it: “You have to look at it from a woman’s perspective. … Caitlyn Jenner … was voted woman of the year. Her first year as a woman. Ain’t that something? … I’d be mad as sh*t if I was a woman.” He’s correct. Women should be irate because it is yet another attempt by the Left to erase women. And yet too many women aren’t objecting, or if they are, they are being silenced.

The way gender dysphoria is handled today is not good. As Shrier explains:

22 states enacted conversion therapy bans, making it impossible for therapists to offer trans-identified youth any alternative to transition; nearly every medical accrediting organization adopted “affirmative care,” solemnly promising to suspend all medical judgment and rubber-stamp transitions, even by minors; gender ideology wormed its way into public school, laid eggs, and hatched endless confusion; schools across the country, with the explicit approval of the Obama administration, began conspiring to conceal minors’ declared gender identities from their parents; and hundreds of pediatric gender clinics cropped up to meet a sudden demand, heedless of the dangers, peddling phony mental health benefits and dismissing international warnings.

Gender dysphoria often is not treated because it’s unpopular with the woke. People suffering from it are instead said to be “living their truth.” Apply that same logic to any other mental health disorder and both the condition and the patient worsen. The irony of having someone with an untreated mental disorder as admiral of U.S. Public Health Services is not lost.

But the title of “admiral” is laughable in and of itself. Should his name be lauded among the ranks of men who actually served and sacrificed for this country? Levine has not done military service, though he has surely sacrificed. Sacrificed the elderly in nursing homes by sending “stable” COVID patients back to infect the healthy ones during the pandemic. His COVID policies directly resulted in the deaths of thousands as he presumably knew they would since he moved his own mother out of her nursing home.

As a biological female, a man taking away another potential women’s achievement under the delusion of being a female is infuriating. But looking at Levine as a human who is struggling, I also feel pity and compassion — unlike his own political party. This is especially pertinent in light of the fact that his party is using him as a circus sideshow to distract the public from the rest of the chaos.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we can be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans and First Responders, and for their families.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.