Big to-do in the independent and free press re the trove of Fauci emails made public thanks to a FOIA request. The captive establishment press, of course, has tried either to ignore the contents of these emails or mischaracterize them as showing a hard-working man, expressing honest opinions in a Trump administration at war with "the truth."
I have pored over the emails; they show Fauci, at best, as a control-freak bureaucrat, very concerned about his reputation with the right people, and who seems to have a lot of time to write emails. I am afraid, however, that the emails also show him as highly politicized hack who ignores "science" when politically expedient and has no trouble lying to the public in the name of the "greater good." He takes onto himself the attributes of a national political leader, deciding, for example, when the public can buy masks, and then demanding we buy masks at our local drug stores-- masks Fauci knew were of minimal if any use in halting the spread of the ChiCom virus. He insisted on shutting down the economy to "bend the curve," and, of course, having us all wear those stupid ineffective masks. He lied about NIAID's links to, and funding of the Wuhan lab conducting potentially dangerous "gain of function" experiments. He lied when he ruled out that the virus could have leaked from that lab, and lied, again, when he bluntly ruled out any possibility that the ChiCom virus was at least partially "engineered." In his public statements, he (deliberately?) confused Case Fatality Rate (CFR) with Infection Fatality Ratio (IFR) thereby inflating the purported lethality of the virus, making it seem much more dangerous than it is--"Ten times more deadly than the flu . . .." He also has proven a disaster on vaccination, helping put out the line that even vaccinated people still need to wear masks (the ones he knows as ineffective) and to practice other silly CDC guidance.
An Aside: When I got vaccinations--and I have had a zillion of them in a lifetime working overseas--those protected ME from diseases regardless of whether others had been vaccinated. In other words, I could move among millions of unvaccinated people, and be safe from the diseases for which I had been vaccinated. Unvaccinated people, therefore, should not present a threat to vaccinated people--if the vaccine works. In addition, of course, perhaps as many as 100 million Americans have immunity to the ChiCom virus because of prior infection, including asymptomatic infection.
Bottom line: he is a vastly overpaid corruptocrat with illusions of grandeur. He took on a political mission for himself, well outside of his wheelhouse. As I have stated many, many times over the past several months, he is a total fraud when it comes to science and to making predictions. Look up his predictions on AIDS, for example. Listening to Fauci was one of Trump's two greatest mistakes--the other was counting on Paul Ryan to get rid of Obama care.
It now seems that the rulers of America have decided that Fauci has outlived his usefulness. Time for him to go. I am sure that not too long from now, we will see an announcement that Fauci is leaving; the former Senator from Delaware will award him the Medal of Freedom; he will get a lucrative contract with CNN or MSNBC. The old white guy will be replaced with some appropriate charlatan of the right hue and gender.
But, of course, the departure of Fauci just means that we will live under Faucism without Fauci.
Faucism, as you all know, consists of the rule by self-anointed "experts," maintained by the huge administrative state, protected by high-tech billionaires, shielded from criticism by extreme censorship, and praised by the brainless education industry, and the fake scientists produced by that industry. That continues with or without the old hack.
I remember his predictions about AIDS. He must be viewed as a useful fool, by the Left. Sort of like Joe Biden.ReplyDelete
I remember that time too. And then as now, he harped on the necessity of a vaccine. He has never demonstrated any interest or concerns for actual therapy. Vax or nothing. We are all current on our HIV vaccines, aren't we?Delete
He told me that I was gonna get AIDS by 1990. I don’t believe I did, and that’s something I think I’d have remembered.Delete
Dr. F is just an extension of how far the ruling class will go to get rid of an existential threat to its power, eg. Donald Trump. Even if it takes crushing the entire economy. Folks, we are in a war the likes of which we the people are ill equipped for and unprepared for. China is our overseas enemy but this domestic enemy among us is more dangerous.ReplyDelete
The late Michael Crichton proposed there should be a public adversarial trial of any "science" proposed as a basis for public policy. The Devil's Advocate doubters side should be funded equally with the Establishment's view. President Eisenhower's warning against the co-option of "science" by FedGov political funding was prescient -- but nothing was done to prevent improbable beliefs being enshrined as today's unassailable "Settled Science".ReplyDelete
Of course Crichton's sensible proposal will never happen now -- too many sacred cows would have to be slaughtered. But after our misinformed Political Class has finished driving the economy into the ditch, it would be a useful mechanism for the survivors to adopt.
"Listening to Fauci was one of Trump's two greatest mistakes--the other was counting on Paul Ryan to get rid of Obama care."ReplyDelete
Listening to Mike Pence was the greater mistake. Mike put the task force together. His advice was equally disastrous in many areas.
I am currently visiting in Arizona rather than my home state Oregon. Huge difference between them on how people are acting. Arizona is nearly normal now. Oregon is still a mask tyranny.ReplyDelete
I hope people will wake up and realize that empirical science is:ReplyDelete
1. tentative rather than settled.
2. a useful servant rather than a desirable master.
3. useless as a guide for ethical policy (that's from the Vienna Circle's own Schlick, Schaechter, and Waismann).
I would also hope that this whole affair would lead our rulers to consider any scientific cooperation with a totalitarian regime as a dangerous game to be avoided as much as possible.
tiananmen square was the opportunity to cut off the CPC from the modern world... but the west instead officially anointed it with 'most favored nation' status.Delete
now, any action has to be justified with 'better late than never'... which is a much harder sell to a soft people dependent on the exported fruits of captive labor in china.
I wouldn't want to run on a "we're going to have to toughen up" platform in this day and age.
- reader #1482
"I wouldn't want to run on a "we're going to have to toughen up" platform in this day and age."- reader #1482Delete
I would, #1482!
if only because, "America First",
is the only platform that can undo
the damage done to our Constitutional
Republic! Moreover, the 80+ Million and
growing MAGA warriors, have what it takes
to complete the JOB they started with DJT.
Then they will 'shift colors' back to
"KEEP AMERICA GREAT"
Hoping his public demise is more sudden and shattering.ReplyDelete
Every facet of Covid he has had a hand in it, from its conception, predicted it would happen, policy against it.
"Faucism" sounds like standard textbook Progressivism.ReplyDelete
Yep. That’s the point. We should not focus too much on Fauci himself.Delete
I'm tempted to call this technocracy, but the Faucists' idea of effective technology apppears to be at the Cargo Cult level.ReplyDelete
The word technology comes from two Greek words, transliterated as techne and logos. Techne means art, skill, craft, or the way, manner, or means by which a thing is gained. Logos means word, the utterance by which inward thought is expressed, a saying, or an expression. So, literally, technology means words or discourse about the way things areDelete
A "Technocracy" is, essentially, rule by those who have "captured" the "words" (and / or, the knowledge or skill.)
English: The greatest syncretic language in history!
Hey JK, good to see ya back in booth...Delete
"And here's the pitch..... low and away.
Just missed the corner"
- Bob Uecker
He threw it to the left. He cant help leaning that way.
A good metaphor for his performance and predictions during this pandemic
Sums up 2020-21 so far. Way off base and wildly Left!
Obviously the lack of oxygen and red blood cells to his brain And extremities caused by the mask, created this pathetic throw. Only a shoulder injury, could compete with that...So~~~says~~~Biden's~Corner
...and the SOB didn't even manage to climb the Mound,
No stamina, thats what you get for playin @ the PLA-Lab
Lawdy Lawdy OW, your mentioning Uecker sure does bring back some memories.Delete
Good to see you. Keep on keeping on. I am.
"Good to see you. Keep on keeping on. I am."Delete
This One's for You too!
As an aside - About a week or so ago a longtime friend of mine in conversation put into the mix a *name for the "Man of the Hour" that, though it took me some appreciable moments to realize the appropriateness of - nevertheless once the ol' light-bulb lit ...ReplyDelete
I asked "Is that a [Friend's last name] original?"
"It just seems correct in the context," he replied.
Republicans are at best RINO's. At worst they are Democrat Shills. Democrats are full on communist now. Nothing less. the biggest mistake we ever made was bring Nazi scientist to this country to subvert the educational system.ReplyDelete
Regan's shining city on a hill is a husk now. we have some examples of the men who founded this country but they cannot find a voice.
No, Fauci is a symptom of the problem. It does not look good from where I stand.
Faucian Bargain indeed.ReplyDelete
- reader #1482
A diligent investigator into all the connections between Fauci, EcoHealth, NIH, and the rest of the viper pit:ReplyDelete
SARS_'Pandemic planning exercise'... Are you kidding me? After 2 months it actually happens... says Polly!Delete
"Bat Soup" is a good title, Polly! Although, "Bat Shit Crazy ChiCom Bastagges is more apropo! So, Bio_Digital this you rotten Scum-suckin murderers!
"A diligent investigator" -- Roger That Anon!
Polly is indeed Amazing,Tks for your introduction,
she's heaven sent IMho...Like going to Grad School,
after an intro Level prep by Tucker! Bless'em both~~~
As for the fat-assed pretender aka Peter Daszak
and his pissant pals, a 'pox on all their houses'!
I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us a great information that is actually helpful. Good dayReplyDelete