by Michael Walsh
There’s a famous story about the 11th-century King Canute of England, in which in front of his courtiers he commanded the tides to stop—and yet they kept on rolling. This likely apocryphal anecdote is generally misrepresented as illustrating the monarch’s presumptuous folly in thinking his writ could control the elements, but in fact it proved exactly the opposite: there are some things beyond the powers of secular authority, Nature among them.
Flash forward a millennium. As we enter year three of “two weeks to flatten the curve” and “fifteen days to slow the spread,” where do we stand in Dr. Anthony Fauci’s quixotic battle against the CCP virus, aka COVID-19, aka Omicron? And the answer is, about as well as Canute, but without the king’s self-knowledge.
The simple truth is that as long as Fauci is permitted his unconstitutional sway over American public policy, his mandates will never, ever, ever, ever stop. The only tool this undistinguished career bureaucrat has in his arsenal is a hammer, and you are his nails. No matter how erratic or contradictory his advice has been, the fact that COVID is still among us is your fault. Therefore, the punitive ukases will continue until moral improves.
You masked when you shouldn’t have and unmasked too soon, or didn’t mask at all. You gamely lined up for the first “vaccine” shots when the left decried them because they were developed under the hated Donald Trump. And then you became vaccine-hesitant—and thus an Enemy of the People—as soon as it became clear that they didn’t work as advertised.
Further, your pitiful attempts to selfishly salvage your puny livelihoods was an offense against the health of the American public—and, after all, what could possibly be more important than health?
Certainly not your children’s education. Certainly not the formerly booming American economy, including energy independence, that long-sought bipartisan goal that became reality under the hated Trump. And certainly not the Bill of Rights, including free speech, free assembly, and freedom of religion. Only Fauci, the Great and Powerful Oz of the 21st century, seems to have noticed the asterisk the Founders wrote into the constitution in invisible ink, which allows him to nullify the entire document in case of a bad chest cold anywhere in the land.
To question Fauci was to question the goddess Science herself, the highest deity in the atheists’ pantheon because, as the saying goes: when you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything.
Case in point, the Omicron “variant,” a virus that has spread far and wide with almost no adverse consequences and now, as viruses do at the end of their lifespans, is fading from the scene. But Fauci long ago adjusted his algorithms to arbitrarily downplay actual deaths from COVID in favor of “cases.” With its high survival rate, COVID even from the outset posed little or no mortal danger to the vast majority (99.8+ percent) of the earth’s population. But by substituting “cases” the hullabaloo could be hyped even more, the alleged danger blown out of all proportion, deaths with COVID conflated with deaths from COVID… and then:
The national security state, institutionalized after 9/11 by the Bush administration to its eternal shame, gradually merged with the medico-tyrannical state, to produce the artificial atmosphere of fear and loathing Americans have come to know so well: shot cards, QR codes, PCR tests, vaccine passports, the works. And elsewhere, riots, police truncheons, concentration camps—all coming to a country near you if this madness is not stopped.
Now comes Fauci advocating the next logical step in his crazed determination to “vaccinate” every man, woman, and child in America, even if it kills all of us. With the failure of the vaccines to prevent infection (or, frankly, to do much of anything at all, other than necessitate more shots), Canute/Fauci is doubling down on his long-held fantasy that people who demonstrably are not sick are nonetheless still a threat to “public health.”
The monarch of all he surveys is now floating the idea of requiring—under what authority?—a negative COVID test to accompany a mandatory five-day self-isolation period for those who test positive for Omicron but show no symptoms. The CDC recently lowered the quarantine period for such reprobates from ten days to five, bringing on pushback… from “health officials” who adamantly oppose any lessening of restrictions, of course.
What Fauci floats, however, has a funny way of becoming pungent reality, especially given his mania for more “testing”—as if testing could somehow ameliorate things, rather than simply hand the government your name, address and phone number for future reference. Especially now as—miraculously!—the news media breathlessly reports stories of the incredible comeback of the seasonal flu (driven nearly to extinction by the Dreaded COVID last year) and warning that it’s hard to distinguish between Omicron and the flu.
Watch for an increasingly desperate Fauci—“the acceleration of cases that we’ve seen is really unprecedented, gone well beyond anything we’ve seen before”—to issue further demands. Universal testing! Mandatory vaccines, delivered house to house by the military (now working in U.S. hospitals, in case you hadn’t noticed), if need be. More lockdowns! Having gone all-in on the weaponizing of the medical establishment to destroy his political enemies and bring on the Great Reset (about which much more in future columns), for Fauci the sky’s the limit.
This man has no clout, no authority, and no remaining credibility.
He’s a fraud and should be fired immediately.
Take him to the train station!
Late night radio can be fun, Clyde Lewis had the annual year in reverse. His guest, the guy that plays speech backwards, David Oates finds interesting things.I dont think I’m all in on the concept but its entertaining when you have insomnia.
Just before Biden trails off mid sentence as he often does..backwards is found “I lost it.”
Fauchi speaking about the jab backwards says “I give them the mark” wow Ive heard of that conspiracy theory.
Oates has a You Tube channel so if you are bored you can find older but still interesting finds.
Why do Democrats accept this level of incompetence so readily and willingly? Why do they expect and demand such high levels of performance and delivery from Republicans yet live happily with abject disastrous failure from Democrats?
Idiot Biden, wholly confident in the protection the corrupt liberal media provides him, makes the boldest and most incredible promises then fails on a level that is barely measurable. Based on the fact that every action of Trump’s that gets criticized by the left was advised by Fauci, idiot Biden should have fired him January 20th. Instead, he turned the reins of power over to him.
What we see as a result (or should see) is what government control of health care looks like. As if the failures of the VA wasn’t enough, look at full federal control of COVID policy yields. When variants prove able to side-step the protection of the vaccines, the government mandates more of the vaccines. When cheap and readily available medications prove effective in mitigating the infections, the government bans, blocks and denounces them. Effective therapeutics developed to treat the infection are regulated and rationed. The government mandates ineffective and virus-spreading masks, which government officials inevitably ignore when it is inconvenient for them. The government mandates frequent testing to allow citizens to move about the public, then just forgets to order adequate amounts. This incompetent regime insists on taking full control of all aspects of civilian life, then simply fails to follow through with providing the tools needed.
Putting your life in the hands of this regime will get you killed.
fauci should be ignored. fauci is not science, he is scientism.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans would be alive today were it not for fauci putting the kibosh on hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin.
fauci is not to be trusted and should be immediately removed from his current position and incarcerated for the rest of his meaningless life.
Fauci should be fired and indicted.
And convicted. He should have to kiss that pension goodbye.
After an entire year of failure and disaster, no one in the idiot Biden regime has been fired or demoted. Incompetence is the “new normal”.