Peter D'Abrosca engages in a bit of a rant this morning at American Greatness, but it's hard to dispute his major points. Because it really is this simple:
A false narrative was carefully crafted by the press to humanize a man who was, at the time, committing crimes against humanity for the apparent purpose of helping Democrats win an election.
As usual with these types of rants, it's amusing but also profoundly sad in what it says about modern America:
A serious country would jail Anthony Fauci. It wouldn’t even be a question. ...
... He was the underdog hero back then, and he was an underdog hero during the pandemic, facing down the Bad Orange Man and the ignorant, science-denying Republicans. This narrative was carefully crafted by the left-wing press to humanize a man who was, at the time, committing crimes against humanity for the purpose of helping Democrats win an election.
That is not an exaggeration. Lockdowns took a real-world toll on the mental health of those who were, against their will, forced to partake in them. Our children were among those who struggled the most with lockdowns. Overdose deaths skyrocketed during the pandemic, while vulnerable Americans struggled with never-before-experienced isolation.
Lockdowns did not “stop the spread” of the virus, and Fauci knew that. But lockdowns worked fantastically for the purpose of implementing vote-by-mail and “no-excuse” absentee voting, which helped Joe Biden rake in an incredible 81 million votes—and I’m using “incredible” in the true sense of the word. Not. Credible.
..., the simple fact is this: in a sane and serious country, betraying the public trust would be considered the ultimate crime. It would be considered worse than murder, assault, or any other violent crimes.
Serious countries understand that if a significant portion of the population loses faith in the people in charge, disaster is a probable, ...
But we don’t live in a serious country.
In fact, about half the population has fallen so deeply for the propaganda that Anthony Fauci is infallible, that it will completely ignore these new revelations, and unquestioningly continue to push pro-mask, pro-lockdown lies until every last human being on earth is hunted down and stabbed in the arm with Pfizer’s mystery juice.
ADDENDUM 1: Victor Davis Hanson, in The Lethal Wages of Trump Derangement Madness, reminds one and all that, in addition to the economic and mental health toll taken on the American public by the lockdowns, the knowing suppression of effective medications for Covid (Ivermectin, HCQ) led to (by careful and credible estimates) easily more than 100K unnecessary deaths. "Crimes against humanity" is far from an exaggeration.
ADDENDUM 2: This gets us very near the heart of the crisis of the American constitutional order, the spiritual crisis affecting We The People--not just our rulers.