A new burst of fake news hit pieces about President Trump and America-First Republicans, has erupted, accusing the GOP and Trump’s supporters of being a “cult” and that President Trump is leading conservatives to their deaths.
Any objective analysis of the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat the COVID19 virus would conclude that President Trump and his team made every possible effort to harness the capabilities of the private and public sectors to mobilize science and industry to create the vaccines currently in use under FDA Emergency Use Orders. The President not only spearheaded the development of the vaccines through Operation Warp Speed and championed their deployment.
However, that wasn’t good enough for the leftists because the President wouldn’t concede to their demands of an indefinite lockdown sacrificing the American economy on the altar of globalism. Nor would he abandon efforts to seek treatment options in addition to the vaccination effort, or stop discussing them with the American people, speaking often of Hydroxycholriquine in combination with Azitromycine and later Ivermectine. President Trump and conservatives across the nation understand that the destruction of the economy is just as lethal, especially to low-income Americans, as any disease, particularly one with a 98% survival rate according to Dr. Ben Carson.
Fake News Spreads The Leftist Dogma
Outlets like politicsusa.com and more mainstream outlets as well have dogmatically vilified President Trump and all other Republicans as “cults” and suggested that vaccine hesitancy is some variant of “mass suicide or death event”.
Jason Easley wrote,
“Democrats embraced the vaccine and the facts. Republicans, led by Trump, lied about the dangers of the pandemic and have continued to spread falsehoods about the vaccine.
The Delta variant is spreading through the South, and the result of the GOP/Trump campaign of disinformation about the pandemic and the vaccine is that a lot of Republicans are facing the possibility of death.
The failed former one-term president likes to call the pandemic the plague, if this is the case, Trump has released a plague on his supporters.”
His view is myopic and lacks self-awareness. The truly cultish behavior is that demanded by the left predominantly that they demand we accept their orthodoxy without question or critical examination.
Consider Ethan Siegel’s piece for Forbes entitled “You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes To Science” which very directly tells the reader that they are unqualified to make any educated decisions on COVID19, vaccinations in general, or climate change. It represents the height of leftist arrogance and elitism and a frightening precedent: In order to be accepted among the “woke” and the “progressives”, you must abandon and shun the concept of doing your own research and making your own decisions. They write,
“Research both sides and make up your own mind.” It’s simple, straightforward, common sense advice. And when it comes to issues like vaccinations, climate change, and the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, it can be dangerous, destructive, and even deadly. The techniques that most of us use to navigate most of our decisions in life — gathering information, evaluating it based on what we know, and choosing a course of action — can lead to spectacular failures when it comes to a scientific matter.
The reason is simple: most of us, even those of us who are scientists ourselves, lack the relevant scientific expertise needed to adequately evaluate that research on our own.”
So who are the cultists?
- Those who present you with all of the facts, opinions, and possibilities and trust you to make up your own mind? Those who do not accept the sacrifice of personal freedom and individual responsibility to the “collective good”?
- Or those who believe that government (being ‘better informed’) must take it upon themselves to “guide” your decision-making and demand complete adherence to their dogma (COVID19 Vaccination but not treatment, Climate Change, Critical Race Theory, Transgenderism and gender as a spectrum, pro-abortion, atheism et. al.) lest you be branded “backward” or “stupid” at best or “violent”, “cultist”, “racist”, “trans-,homo-phobic”, canceled, censored, suppressed and shunned from “polite society” or worse.