Donald Trump did many good things as president, but he didn’t always choose the best people to work with or for him. Take Omarosa and “The Mooch” for example.
If he wins a second term, he would be well-advised to bear in mind the old expression: “Flattery will get you nowhere.”
But I don’t blame Trump for the man who was by far the worst government functionary during his administration and right up there among the worst in American history: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Treated by the media like some combination of Jesus, Moses, and Hippocrates, this overpaid lifetime bureaucrat was elevated to the level of soothsayer, with every word from his mouth treated as if it were “settled science,” even though that concept could be seen as an oxymoron by anyone with a 7th-grade education. He also contradicted himself so many times that it would take an abacus, appropriately, to keep count.
Meanwhile, the same media excoriated Donald Trump for even suggesting that the cheap and readily available hydroxychloroquine might be useful in curing the disease long ago dubbed here at The Epoch Times, with more corroboration daily, the “CCP virus.” (I can say congratulations to The Epoch Times—you were one of the few places to come to for real information—because I had nothing to do with this.)
Indeed, what has been called Trump Derangement Syndrome now seems to be too weak a term, considering the degree it dominated even medical science itself during a pandemic. We need something stronger. “Paranoid Trumpophrenia,” perhaps.
Fauci became the spokesperson for those Trumpophrenics, seemingly adjusting his opinions according to their needs. Anyone who disagreed with His Majesty, no matter his or her bona fides, was ridiculed in the press and social media.
Facebook, that anti-democratic institution that pervades our lives to a frightening extent, wouldn’t even publish routine questioning of the provenance of the disease until just now. It had to have come from a wet market, in the original view of Mark Zuckerberg, not a Chinese government laboratory. Fauci didn’t contradict him.
The media, along with Fauci’s help, was so successful in its propaganda that they cowed the two most important medical journals in the English language—The Journal of the American Academy of Medicine and the British Lancet—into claiming that the commonly used hydroxy was actually dangerous.
These esteemed journals eventually—and sheepishly—walked this back when actual evidence appeared and they were forced to agree that hydroxy, administered early, could be helpful in treating the virus. Shame on them.
The upshot of this prevarication that affected a large number of American and foreign medical institutions was that many died who could have been saved with early treatment. We’ll never know how many, but it’s likely a substantial number.
The media were, in essence, something they’ve always accused others of being—super spreaders.
So was Fauci.
Together, they have blood on their hands.
Of course, something was being hidden in all this—something that was readily apparent more than a year ago to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention—and is now coming to light only after a Wall Street Journal article has told us that three employees of the Wuhan virology lab had COVID-like symptoms in November 2019.
That something was the role played by Communist China in obfuscating the source of the pandemic. That role, it’s increasingly likely, involved so-called “gain of function” research, which enables deadly viruses to become more communicable to humans, at the Wuhan lab.
Fauci had some role in whatever occurred at the Wuhan lab, which should be fully investigated and exposed. Whether it will be is another question.
Despite a superficially unified Senate asking for the intelligence from our agencies, it’s not yet clear whether it will ever be revealed to the necessary extent.
Something quite nefarious militates against such investigative work that few admit in public. As uncomfortable as it is to say, a powerful and significant percentage of our governmental and business elites already assume—consciously or unconsciously—that communist China will win its competition with the West and have already positioned themselves to cash in.
In a sense, they want the communist oligarchs to win, since it’s more lucrative for both groups to be working together. Have you ever wondered why Zuckerberg was so reluctant to question the source of the pandemic on Facebook? This should tell you.
Globalism isn’t really globalism, but hidden China-ism.
This is a form of traitorousness unseen in history—certainly our history—and accounts for much of the behavior of those elites.
This is what Joe Biden was telling us spontaneously and candidly when he publicly stated China wasn’t our enemy, only months or weeks before the constraints of a political campaign forced him to take it back.
It’s what he truly believes. You don’t have to have access to Hunter’s laptop to know that (although the evidence would be stunningly obvious and copious).
Increasingly, we live in a world that pits the people against large portions of the political class and the corporate media.
Fauci was just a leading factor.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). He can be found on Parler as @rogerlsimon
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