This should come as news to no one--I've always assumed that Dr. Robert Malone is liberal in his inclinations. It's just one of things that goes with the territory he has inhabited all his life, so I assume liberal inclinations on those that live and work there. I'm always happy to be wrong, but it's one of those show-me things.
To his credit, this morning he provides that full disclosure, and to his greater credit he acknowledges at least part of it to being mistaken rather than offering it as a belated effort to return to the woke world's good graces:
Robert W Malone, MD
To those that think I am posting due to my political bias. News 4 you - it is because of my upbringing. I was taught to not lie. And I got fed up with the lies, misrepresentations, obfuscation, censorship, and imbicilic factchecking. I actually donated to the Biden campaign.
9:28 AM · Aug 28, 2021·Twitter Web App
And I am not the only one that made a mistake that I regret in this case. I am confident that there are many others. We all make mistakes, including myself. I should not have taken Moderna after having been infected in late Feb 2020. That was also a mistake.
I see two major admissions in these tweets.
The first is that supporting the Dems was a mistake. If he actually donated to Zhou, I think we can safely assume that he supported--and quite possibly donated to--Hillary, Obama, and others of that ilk. In the first tweet he appears to be making the connection between dishonesty/authoritarianism and Dems. One wonders what could possibly have taken him so long to get woke to that. Remarkably, he doesn't even mention corruption. Some of my posts in the last few months that have touched on Globalism, corruption, and the Deep State have drawn on links offered in his tweets. Is his political consciousness newly awakened? I personally suspect that he has always followed politics, although perhaps in a lazy way and without too much historical and philosophical sophistication.
Now, none of that is to suggest that the GOP is immune from the same or, at least, related problems. It's only to argue that the degree of the problem is quite different, the threat to freedom and human decency is at a different level. Even taking Malone's arguable lack of historical and philosophical sophistication into account, and allowing for the problems of the GOP, it's a bit of a mystery how someone who expresses manifest concern for health threats to women, children--who appear to be most at risk under the Covid Regime--could have supported Dem policies for so long. Presumably Malone is also concerned for those at most risk of victimization through disinformation through less fault of their own, yet where has he thought the biggest threat comes from: Left or Right?
As he says, we all make mistakes and, in politics, tradeoffs are inevitable. I haven't forgotten Bluto Barr--although in self defense I would argue that being mistaken about personal integrity is different than being mistaken about stated and articulated policy positions. Bluto talked the talk. And drew the line there. So now we have Malone appearing with the likes of Bannon and Tucker, and offering tweets like
RFK is a leader. As is Peter.
In a very real sense that's as much a political statement as a scientific one--and, particularly re RFK, must have taken a bit of a struggle to come out with.
This tweet is also very much as political as it is scientific, although it is both--and quite deliberately so:
Robert W Malone, MD
· Aug 22
This is a great example of horrible US government public health messaging. So condescending. So childish.
"y'all"?? Why not just address it "Dear deplorables". Remember, the US Government (NIH) sponsors an outpatient ivermectin clinical trial which is currently enrolling.
· Aug 21
You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it. https://fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19
So, I guess the right approach is to say: Welcome aboard--we all have lots more to learn.
Regarding that second tweet, that's also quite an admission. When Malone, as a scientist, admits that he made a mistake in getting shot up with Moderna, he's admitting that he didn't do his scientific homework, that he trusted the medical establishment, that he was influenced by a reflexive bias in favor of vaccines--perhaps a mix of all the above. But that's an admission that goes against the world he has lived in, worked in, been accepted and honored in, all his life. In legal terms it could be considered a statement against interest.
And, of course, Malone isn't the only liberal coming to some of these realizations. The hope is that all this could lead them to reconsider other long held positions. We can use all the knowledgeable, articulate, and committed people as we can get on our side.