Fauci, You’re F.I.R.E.D.
Fauci, You’re F.I.R.E.D.
All over the “news” right now are headlines that Republicans are calling for Dr. Fauci to be fired after his admission that the NIH earmarked tax-payer dollars for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to study the possibility that bat coronaviruses could be transmitted to humans. My favorite quote from Dr. Fauci is in a NY Post article where he attempts to categorize the “investment” as a:
“modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus.”
The mere fact that he calls it a modest collaboration (millions of dollars) and “very respectable Chinese scientists” in the same breath is astonishing. These are the same folks that have spent a year telling us there is NOTHING TO SEE HERE!
What I find amazing about this “news” is the fact that the MSM has even started to acknowledge that Fauci is in deep guano given his personal involvement in funding the Wuhan laboratory. This has long been known in the blogosphere. We have known about this for OVER A YEAR! This isn’t new information. Exactly 13 months ago, Newsweek published an article that details very clearly his involvement:
“In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million.
Gee, who had oversight to the National Institute of Health? Yep, that would be Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In April 2012, in a Senate hearing on “Biological Security: The Risk of Dual-Use Research‘, who was tasked to explain the risks and rewards of such research? Ding, ding, ding… Top prize if you picked Dr. Anthoney Fauci! So, he’s kind of known for more than a hot second.
On April 3rd, when the world was screaming about wet-markets, rather than own up to the studies that he himself was well aware of, he is seen on Fox & Friends, bolstering this idea himself.
“It boggles my mind how, when we have so many diseases that emanate out of that unusual human-animal interface, that we just don’t shut it down,” Fauci told “Fox & Friends.”
Then, merely a month later, in a report from National Geographic, he still is denying any role the Wuhan lab and their research might have played:
“If it isn’t manipulated in the lab and you’re trying to say it escaped from the lab, then how did it get in the lab? It got in the lab because somebody isolated it from the environment. That’s why I don’t spend a lot of time in that circular argument,” he added.
Look, this is a man that has cultivated (no pun intended) a persona of the wise and deliberative thinker over almost 40 years. Seriously, this man has been in charge since 1984! How appropriate. As many have said in recent years, Orwell’s book was a warning, not a how-to guide! Yet, as far back as the AIDs epidemic under President Ronald Reagan, he was just another bureaucratic hack seeking a name and a dollar for himself.
“The Washington Post’s Molly Roberts charted the invention of this posture in a July 2020 profile. (Subhed: “One man, six presidents and the fragile balance between politics and science.”) During the AIDS epidemic, Fauci was seen by activists as slow-walking the approval of desperately needed treatments and wasting money appropriated to combat the crisis. The radical AIDS advocacy group ACT UP targeted him with particular ire. “It doesn’t take a genius to set up a nationwide network of testing sites, commence a small number of moderately sized treatment efficacy tests on a population desperate to participate in them, import any and all interesting drugs… from around the world for inclusion in these tests at these sites, and swiftly get into circulation anything that remotely passes muster,” wrote Larry Kramer, the playwright and activist, in an open letter to Fauci in 1988. “Yet, after three years, you have established only a system of waste, chaos, and uselessness.”
Hell, even Politico (not exactly known for being a “right-wing rag” pointed out Fauci , during his bungling of the N1H1 crisis, has a history of manipulating facts and shifting blame:
“Fauci acknowledged the administration had created false expectations, but he blamed the surprising slowness of the virus growth.”
I’m not sure he has ever known what the proper response should be in these situations. What I am sure is that he loves the lime-light and the access to power that his title offers him.
However, one man is leading the charge. Ohio Representative Warren Davidson (R) when he introduced the FIRED (Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal) Act on May 12th. The proposal is a long-overdue attempt to set a 12-year term limit on unelected bureaucrats, specifically at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“Dr. Fauci represents everything that President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address: the scientific-technical elite steering the country toward their own ends. Americans have had decades of Dr. Fauci’s leadership, and he publicly failed to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time for him to step aside so that new leadership can ‘follow the science’ and start reopening America.”
From the above video:
“The nicest way to say this, I think he’s obfuscating the truth,” Paul told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday. “The people who supported funding for gain-of-function, the creation of super viruses, who supported funding for the Wuhan institute, should immediately be relieved of their responsibilities… Dr. Fauci should go.”
What I can tell you is that amongst my circle, Dr. Fauci’s flip-flopping along every step of this Corona virus Panic Porn-a-rama is what makes us hesitate to believe THE SCIENCE. For the last year, our conversations all seem to start with “I never considered myself a conspiracy theorist, but…” and we almost find some instance of Dr. Fauci saying something one day, and a few months later he said something else. When one man is so centrally tied to the answers we are supposed to believe and they are not consistent, we are left in doubt. When no other sources (no matter their own long-standing knowledge in the arena) are allowed to offer an alternative view, we are left in doubt. When ideas that conflate with the “narrative” are pulled or buried in the media, we are left in doubt.
When you have doubt, it is human nature to stand still. Just like that stupid ass squirrel that stands in the middle of the road when your flying off to work. In other words, we are unable to make a decision to believe or disbelieve a single word he says because he has squandered his credibility. When a “leader” has lost his credibility, he is no longer capable of leading and his usefulness is gone. Smart management is thus left with the need to rid themselves of that person and find a new leader. And that’s why Dr. Fauci needs to go.
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