Another … Sigh … Conspiracy Theory

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.

Back to the …

rabbit-hole

27 thoughts on “Another … Sigh … Conspiracy Theory

  1. Jill, you may want to consider arranging alternative form of delivery for your medication going forward. The House passes $25B emergency bill this morning, but McConnell vows to veto.
    “The legislation also would block operational changes deployed by Trump’s postmaster general that have caused widespread mail delays and fueled an uproar across the country. The bill passed 257-150, with 26 Republicans breaking with Trump and GOP leaders to join every Democrat in backing the bill.”
    On a positive note, less junk mail which is great for the environment and saving trees. But yeah, postal deliveries and mail will be delayed or not delivered at all.
    Make contingency plans, I use Fed-Ex and DHL Int’l they’re fast and reliable, ships worldwide. Good luck.

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  2. It’s shocking to me how many people I’m seeing repost the child trafficking ring/#SaveOurChildren stuff. “We must learn to turn away when he speaks” — too true. I’m going to do my best to ignore the burning trainwreck that’ll be the RNC this week.

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  3. One of the things that crosses my mind re: a vaccine … does he not realize that before one can actually be used it must be TESTED? Moreover, the U.S. isn’t the only country that’s suffering from the virus. Does he honestly believe the virus will be limited to only U.S. citizens?

    This man is so obsessed with his desire to get reelected, it’s more than obvious he’ll say and do whatever it takes to convince people (his followers) that he has it all under control. NOT!!!

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    • Trump cares nothing for the citizens he proclaimed to represent, it’s ugly unbridled power and ego. If he really wanted to help, suck it up and beg Putin to sell us some Russian vaccine. Russian Ministry of Health already announced the world’s first safe and effective vaccine which they started administering and producing for their own population. We’ll be lucky to see one by 2021, most likely 2022.
      Modenrna and several biotechs announced 1st phase clinical trials and volunteers who took the vaccine got ill, several had to be hospitalized. Yet Trump wants to “fast track” and announce vaccinations before Nov 3rd???
      What a turd.

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  4. Until recently I’d assumed that virtually these conspiracy theory kooks were uneducated. But last month a man contacted me, asking me to help him write a book. The man has a Ph.D. in astronomy, but the book he wanted me to help him write is about “the Deep State” and how the CDC and WHO used COVID-19 as a population-control method. He seemed like a nice, intelligent man, and was willing to pay me well for my help, but I told him he’d do better to find an editor whose views more closely matched his.
    If even educated people can be drawn into these nutso conspiracy theories then we’re farther down that rabbit hole than some of us might have suspected.

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    • Jaw-dropping! That someone with his credentials, someone who obviously knows how to THINK, buys into the Trump garbage heap. Sigh. I really wonder some days if there is hope at all for the human species.

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  5. Jill, taking Donald Trump at his word is a fool’s errand. His sister the judge agrees saying he lacks credibility. But, it goes beyond that – quite simply, Donald Trump is the biggest purveyor of fake news in the country and it is not even close. I read a young Trump follower today say he is “candid and honest.” Candid, maybe, but to me being candid does not mean name calling or denigrating. Honest? He is not in the same city as honest, much less the ballpark. His sister the judge agrees. Keith

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