The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, is a devastating 445-page exposé some readers might find intimidating. Fortunately, the book also works as a thriller, with author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the trail of a dangerous criminal.
“Dealing with Tony Fauci is like dealing with organized crime,” Dr. Jonathan Fishbein tells Kennedy. “He’s like the Godfather. He has connections everywhere. He’s always got people that he’s giving money to in powerful positions to make sure he gets his way, that he gets what he wants.” The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) boss, who fired Dr. Fishbein for exposing dangerous drug experiments, is “like a mafia kingpin.” And maybe worse.
“It’s not personal, Sonny, it’s strictly business,” is reportedly Fauci’s favorite line from The Godfather. Like mobster Virgil Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), Fauci’s business is drugs. Godfather Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) rejects Sollozzo’s deal because the drug business is “a little dangerous.” Fauci is more like mobster Don Zaluchi, who wants to keep the drug traffic with “the dark people, the coloreds,” whom he regards as “animals.” True to form, Dr. Fauci prefers to experiment on the dark people.
Kennedy charts Fauci’s “crimes against the hundreds of black and Hispanic orphan and foster children whom he subjected to cruel medical experiments and his role, with Bill Gates, in transforming thousands of Africans into lab rats for low-cost clinical trials of dangerous drugs.” Those trials cost some people their lives but Fauci shows little if any sympathy. At worst, Kennedy writes, Fauci is “a sociopath who has pushed science into the realm of sadism.”
Like Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) in A Streetcar Named Desire, Kennedy has been on to Dr. Fauci from the start. Trouble is, the NIAID boss has greed, malice and duplicity locked in his heart and they are not taken away but increase with the years. Dr. Fauci, whose bio shows no advanced degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology, now claims “I represent science.”
That constitutes clear evidence of megalomania, from a man who controls both public health policy and billions of dollars medical research spending, a dangerous concentration of power. As Dr. Fishbein said, Fauci is always giving money to people in powerful positions to make sure he gets his way.
As UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg learned, if you challenge Fauci on the facts, your funding and your career will sleep with the fishes. A more recent movie, The Fugitive, offers a different take.
Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes prison and sets out to prove he did not murder his wife. As Kimble learns, Dr. Charles Nichols (Jeroen Krabbe) of Devlin-MacGregor – a “monster” pharmaceutical company with $6 billion in sales, as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) famously said – had rigged a drug trial. The resourceful Kimble eludes the police and confronts Dr. Nichols as he gives a speech at the company banquet.
“You changed the samples, didn’t you?” Kimble says. “You switched the samples after Lenz died! After Lenz died, you were the only one who had the access. You switched the samples, and the pathology reports.” The fugitive then addresses the upscale crowd.
“He falsified his research. So that RDU-90 could be approved and Devlin McGregor could give you. . . Provasic!”
Like Kimble, RFK Jr. knows all about Fauci’s record with AZT and other dangerous drugs, but nobody has confronted the NIAID boss with an indictment. At this writing, the only politician to accuse Fauci of an actual crime, lying to Congress, is Sen. Rand Paul. If the Kentucky Republican did make the referral, the Department of Justice has failed to follow up. In a constitutional democracy, nobody is supposed to be above the law, but that is where Fauci now resides.
Dr. Jonathan Fishbein, who earned his MD at Johns Hopkins, compares Fauci to a mafia kingpin. Citing Fauci’s “decades of lies,” Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier likens Fauci to Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels. For RFK Jr., Fauci is, at worst, a sociopath who has pushed science into sadism. The confessed megalomaniac continues to wield executive-level power with no need to face the voters.
It is as though the HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” after his fallibility and malevolence were exposed, remained in total control of the ship. It is as though in Alien, the deadly creature “science officer” Ash let aboard the Nostromo blew Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) out into space.
It as though Devlin-MacGregor had proved Dr. Kimble’s accusations about Provasic “completely baseless” and expressed delight that “this dangerous fugitive is in custody again.”
Meanwhile, the sequels to Dr. Fauci’s white coat supremacy show are now playing out across America. As Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says, “I’ll see you on the barricades.”