These ARE the times that try men’s souls.
I reach out to you two men because you have high-ranking credentials.
And because you know, and you’ve proven, that the COVID story is vastly overblown, and the containment measures are destructive.
You can stand firm with the realization that you’re right; you can also step forward and make a new bold move.
The world of science was never actually divorced from the real world—and in these times, the connection is as vital as it has ever been.
Unlike that abysmal failure, Neil Ferguson, and his colleagues in the computer modeling game, who assert their findings are entirely separate from ensuing government decisions, true scientists are willing to come forward and bring fascist political leaders to heel, if they can.
These are perilous times. I know that within you live the courage and the desire to protect the freedom on which, of course, the very existence of your scientific work depends.
That freedom was born out of blood and sacrifice and intelligence, over the course of centuries. Standing on all those shoulders, you can make a brave move now.
People of science who can now use their reputations and insight to make their actions count, and try to save society from descending into overt fascism, are of great value.
The days of the idyllically protected Ivory Tower are drawing to a close. Academics must come down and enter the fray—not to compromise their findings, but to make them count in the struggle.
THIS is the advantage Tony Fauci is pressing. He HAS come down. He understands weaponry.
The public battlefield cannot be left to him and his ilk.Dispatches from the War: To Dr. Scott Atlas and Dr. John Ioannidis