My thoughts on RFK Jr.’s new book The Real Anthony Fauci:
“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.”— Herbert Spencer
“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”— Plato
I love RFK Jr., he’s a real hero doing a great amount of good in the world and this book is no exception – except for a glaring omission. I think he doesn’t realize how his own family has over generations helped unleash the COVID-19 hell on the American populace, by creating a government that vastly overreaches in its regulatory ambitions, thereby inducing a complacent and compliant, child-like public that’s brainwashed into thinking that this is all a very good thing for their “safety.”
This topic is vast so let me just give an example.
In a proper world, and in the world of the United States prior to circa 1900, as an adult I shouldn’t need a doctor’s permission before I take a given medication. That’s not “between me and my doctor”, it’s solely my own business. The government is there to protect my rights, not to create a medical cartel who has designs to keep me “safe” from myself.
Being free to ingest what I choose is what’s called a “natural right”, and was the original basis and inspiration for the American form of governance. Such right exists prior to any government, and “The fact therefore must be that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a contract with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.” (Thomas Paine)
There is no “right” for my neighbor to keep me “safe” from my bad choices regardless of their “good intentions” (aka “busybodies”), so there is no right for a group of my neighbors, a whole city of them, or a whole nation of them to do it either. Therefore such right cannot be delegated to government, and if you do it then what you have created is a tyranny (in this case, a medical tyranny – and lo and behold, many are now partly becoming aware of this beast they have supported).
For some reason the Kennedys never understood such principles, but these are the real long-forgotten basis of the American form of governance.
Fauci is horrible, but inevitable. If it were not him, it would have been someone else. That’s how the system is engineered to work, in spite of the “good (busybody) intentions” of the Kennedys and huge army of overweening do-gooders. Are the problems they’ve tried to solve real? Sure. But the way in which they solved them was to set up a tyranny. There were better methods, those that were actually true to the foundation of the American system. Would they have protected every fool from himself? No, and protecting a fool from himself is very bad goal for government. On a proper perspective, it’s morally vicious to infringe the fool’s natural liberty to be a fool, in spite of any “good intentions” to “save him from himself.”
I support RFK Jr.’s indictment of Fauci, and I greatly appreciate his civic spirit and work, but I also think he’s turning Fauci into a scapegoat for the crimes inherent in the regulatory apparatus RFK Jr. himself supports. And of course it’s not just RFK Jr. who supports it, but most Americans. Some very deep reflection on eternal truths is in order here, and a return to the founding ideals of the American Declaration of Independence.
Removing Fauci would be good of course, but it would also be akin to trying to cure skin cancer by washing it off with soap and water. These totalitarian agencies need to be shut down or at least neutered.
“How charming people are! – always doctoring, increasing and complicating their disorders, fancying they will be cured by some nostrum which somebody advises them to try, never getting better, but always getting worse… Are they not as good as a play, trying their hand at legislation, and imagining that by reforms they will make an end to the dishonesties and rascalities of mankind – not knowing that in reality they are cutting away at the heads of a hydra?”— Plato