The left became impossible to parody somewhere in between “believe all women” and peak trans. The guys at The Babylon Bee are going to have to quit soon, if not because they cannot get any more bizarre than the left then because it seems like the left is using their headlines as an instruction manual.
Here is what I am reacting to, and it is not made up. It is real.
Not only did Joe Biden appoint a man who claims he’s a woman, and whose poor public health decisions led to thousands of unnecessary COVID deaths, as assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Biden has now made that man a four-star admiral and proclaimed we should all cheer at his administration appointing the “first” “female” “four-star officer.” I repeat, this is not a joke.
This official, Rachel Levine, has zero military experience. He’s as much a soldier as I am (although I am 100 percent more female than he is).
Here is the U.S. “surgeon general” saying “her [sic] service will undoubtedly advance the
@usphscc [U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps] mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.”
Her appointment represents an important step toward a more inclusive future, and her service will undoubtedly advance the @usphscc mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.
— Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) October 19, 2021
Levine was also awarded the “Public Health Service COVID-19 Pandemic Campaign Medal.” Yes, a man whose pandemic “leadership” included: pulling his mother from a nursing home while forcing elderly people into those homes we now know were COVID death traps; getting promoted out of running a state “health” department that still “can’t find” crucial COVID-19 data; presiding over one of the slowest vaccine rollouts in the country; and openly advocating for the dismemberment and mutilation of children in the name of “health” — this man has been awarded a “public service COVID-19 pandemic campaign medal.”
In his new position, Levine “will join 6,000 other corps members offering COVID-19 shots and other health-focused initiatives on behalf of the federal government.” How can anyone take seriously any health recommendations from people who are willing to so deeply subordinate reality to political lies that are as obvious as the shape of my jaw?
Why should anyone trust public health officials who don’t even know what the word “female” means? https://t.co/FeU86stLCW
— Delano Squires (@DelanoSquires) October 19, 2021
This would be a joke if the implications weren’t so frightening. For one thing, things like this will accelerate already declining public confidence in COVID-19 demands, public health, and the medical profession in general.
And that declining confidence makes perfect sense when you consider that the same public health agencies demanding children wear masks and healthy people quarantine wholeheartedly push child mutilation and dismemberment, in clear violation of medical ethics. Those same public health agencies are handing out “COVID” grants to local “public health” agencies that direct them to administer medical care based on people’s race.
It’s already known that the politicization of medical research through federal control of its funding endangers lives. Medical schools, as Katie Herzog memorably reported recently, are now overtaken by these same insane denials of biology, the very reality they are supposed to be understanding better to save human lives.
Under a regime that prioritizes sexual behavior and skin color above truth, medical care and people’s trust in it is only going to decline. This isn’t just a joke, it’s evidence of a serious crisis.
All this means our nation is controlled by unserious people unfit to govern. They are putting the great United States in empire disintegration territory reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula, who reportedly appointed his horse to public office. According to History.com:
Famous for his madness and brutality, Caligula allegedly committed incest with his sisters, fed prisoners to wild beasts and had conversations with the moon—so coddling a beloved horse might seem among the lesser of his various evils. …
According to historian Aloys Winterling, author of ‘Caligula: A Biography’ (2011), insanity isn’t the only logical explanation for such behavior. In his book, Winterling makes the case that many of the emperor’s wackier stunts… were designed to insult and humiliate senators and other elites.
Demanding that Americans submit to and celebrate obvious denials of reality is not just a joke, and not just a threat to our lives and livelihoods. It is also a humiliation ritual designed to make us even more subservient to power. We must respond with staunchly refusing to live by lies.