Is it any wonder I seem to spend more time in the rabbit hole than above ground these days? At least I have a small stash of bottled water and snacks down here now.
Where would Donald Trump be without conspiracy theories? The entirety of his campaigns and term in office has been built, it seems, around conspiracy theories. He has cozied up to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and others whose entire lives seem to revolve around made-up b.s. He sees a conspiracy theory ‘round every corner, behind every tree, and when he can’t find one, he creates his own.
Trump’s latest in a long string of such conspiracy theories is that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to squelch any coronavirus vaccines until post-election. Yesterday, he tweeted …
“The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”
As usual, there is absolutely no evidence to back up the claim and the FDA, drug companies, and researchers are, on the contrary, working at an unprecedented pace to deliver something that will curb the spread of the coronavirus. One very real danger is that a vaccine will be approved prematurely and have long-term catastrophic effects that were not foreseen in the rush to get it to market. But Trump doesn’t care, for he only cares about being able to brag that “HE” got a vaccine, in order to boost his popularity in the days leading up to the election.
This is the second time in one week that he has criticized the FDA without cause. On Wednesday, he blamed government scientists for slow-walking convalescent plasma, a safe but unproven therapy, for political reasons. In that case, the FDA decided against authorizing emergency use of the plasma after scientists at the National Institutes of Health warned the clinical-trial data was still thin.
And, of course, he’s still claiming that the malaria drug hydroxochloroquine is a valid treatment for the coronavirus. It has been proven over and over again that it does nothing to counter the virus, and that in some cases it causes serious cardiac issues! Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets back on the bleach/disinfectant bandwagon again and tries to force the FDA to approve Clorox for human ingestion! He is the epitome of a carnival snake oil salesman.
Folks, this crap is getting beyond old … it disgusts me to think that the one person who should be held to the highest of standards is actually the lowest of low. It sickens me to see people slavishly praising such a nasty excuse for a ‘leader’. It appalls me to realize that some people will actually vote for this clown/monster again in just over two months.
Trump could have done so many things that would have saved lives in this nation over the course of the past 8 months, but instead he chose to deny and ignore the real threat, focusing instead on his conspiracy theories that the pandemic was a ‘hoax’ or had been created by democrats in order to bring him down. Instead of choosing to be a leader, to save lives, he chose to be just what he is, an ignorant, self-centered clown, and it has cost us the lives of loved ones. It’s all got to be about Trump, never about the well-being of this nation, of We the People.
We, as a nation, simply must learn to turn away when Trump speaks, to listen to the experts rather than the man-child who sits, inappropriately, in the Oval Office making decisions that are costing our very lives. Those who listen to him, who follow his advice, do so at their own peril.
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