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A Question of Credibility

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People look to “experts” for advice when the person has proven to the public that he or she is, indeed, an expert. A very important criterion people consider, after accepting the person’s expertise, is credibility. If an expert has none, then he or she cannot be a leader or offer advice to the public about anything. We all know about the “boy who cried wolf.” That description seems to fit Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has now lost all credibility and thus no longer has any standing to advise the public about anything, much less COVID-19.

Tucker Carlson recently asked a very valid question about why vaccinated people (not to mention those who had COVID-19 and recovered) must still wear masks and socially distance. This is a question that many Americans have these days.

With regard to COVID-19 vaccination, Carlson said:

Maybe it doesn’t work and they’re simply not telling you that.

To which the Biden/Harris administration’s “expert”, Dr. Anthony Fauci, replied:

That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory. Why would we not tell people if it doesn’t work?

Why, indeed? 

It comes down to a question of credibility.

Unfortunately for Dr. Fauci, he’s already sacrificed his credibility and he makes no bones about it, openly admitting that early in the pandemic, he lied to the American people about their need to wear masks.

In early 2020, Fauci laughed off the idea of wearing masks. Today, after many have survived COVID-19 or been fully vaccinated (allegedly) against the disease, Fauci claims that we all must continue to wear masks.

Back in 2020, Fauci said:

[T]here’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.

Asked recently about the flip flop, Fauci defended his actions by admitting that he lied to the American people because of a shortage of masks.

If we went around recommending masks, the healthcare providers who were putting themselves in harm’s way every single day would not have enough.

Note the critical difference: Fauci didn’t tell Americans the truth about the shortage of masks and how the government preferred that they be reserved for healthcare providers; instead, he told Americans that there’s “no reason” for them to wear a mask. He took it upon himself to mislead Americans about the efficacy of masks, which he knew would protect healthcare providers “in harm’s way,” as if all Americans were not similarly in harm’s way. 

American adults are adults, not children who must be led. Government employees like Fauci are not our parents. In fact, they work for us.

They don’t get to decide what’s best for us to know or to not know because they believe we can’t handle the truth. We’re their employers; they owe us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Why did Fauci lie? 

Because the elite believe that they know what’s best for us, that we’re not capable of making adult decisions about our own lives, and that they, our betters, the elite who know better, the “libertarian paternalists,” must therefore “nudge” us in the direction of the behavior they want us to exhibit, like we’re so many trained seals. 

The progressive elite, of which Fauci is one, have no respect for individual self-determination. This is evidenced by the way they openly lie to achieve their ends–to nudge us into behaving the way they want us to behave instead of laying out the facts and letting us come to our own conclusions and then make our own decisions about our own lives.

So why would Tucker Carlson and millions of other Americans not believe Fauci about the efficacy of the vaccines?

Maybe it’s because he’s lied before.

Maybe it’s because he no longer has any credibility with the American people.

Maybe it’s because, as Congressman Jim Jordan seems to also believe, Fauci and the Biden/Harris administration may have ulterior motives for dragging out a “public health emergency.” And that’s no “conspiracy theory;” it’s entirely plausible, given Fauci’s history.

Knowing what we know about Fauci and the Biden/Harris administration,

why would they tell us if the vaccines don’t work?



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