Fauci on Film
White coat supremacy in cinéma vérité.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, claims that his critics are “really criticizing science because I represent science.” That was also the theme of Fauci, a hagiographical documentary released back on October 6.
According to Disney+ promotional materials, Fauci is “the ultimate public servant” facing attacks from adversaries, with “science increasingly caught in the crosshairs.” Fortunately, a more cinéma vérité portrayal has been around for some time.
Consider Ash, the “science officer” played by Ian Holm in the 1979 Alien, directed by Ridley Scott. The cargo spaceship Nostromo is halfway home when captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), gets an order from “Mother,” the ship’s computer, to investigate a mysterious signal that could indicate intelligent life.
During the search a strange creature attaches itself to the space helmet of Kane (John Hurt). Back at the Nostromo, officer Ridley (Sigourney Weaver) refuses to admit the creature, lest the ship be infected. Science officer Ash overrides Ridley and lets the creature aboard. After bursting out of Kane’s chest, it disappears into the bowels of the ship and begins to pick off the crew.
Ripley learns from Mother that Ash has a special order and the whole crew is now expendable. The enraged Parker (Yaphet Kotto) attacks Ash, who turns out to be a robot. The crew wires him up to get some answers.
“Bring back life form. Priority one. All other priorities rescinded,” was the special order. As Ash explains, the alien creature is a “Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.” And it can’t be killed.
The creature picks off Parker, Brett (Harry Dean Stanton) and Lambert (Veronica Cartwright), leaving Ripley alone. She rigs the Nostromo to explode and sets off in the shuttle, only to find the hostile creature aboard. Ripley manages to blow the alien into space, leaving viewers in 1979 and 2021 with plenty to ponder.
Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Communist China, where gain-of-function research could be conducted in secret, with no accountability. In early 2020, Fauci praised China’s handling of the pandemic and initially opposed President Trump’s ban on travel from China. Like Ash, Fauci basically let the Covid virus come aboard.
In similar style in November, 2021, Fauci delayed a travel ban on Omicron-infected African countries and quickly announced that Omicron had arrived in the USA, just in time for the holidays. If some replicated scientific study supported these developments, it has yet to be made public.
With “this degree of transmissibility,” Omicron is going to be “all over,” proclaimed Dr. Fauci, who ought to know. The research NIAID funded at the WIV aimed to increase, not decrease, the transmissibility and lethality of viruses. For Fauci, the covid virus is the perfect organism. It can’t be killed and appears in endless variation. The virus empowers bureaucrats and politicians to impose restrictions, shut down sectors of the economy, demonize their critics, spend vast amounts of money, and portray themselves as heroes.
Anthony Fauci is most responsible for the lockdowns that wrecked the surging Trump economy and inflicted untold suffering on millions of people. Fauci backed New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who sent some 15,000 people to their deaths in nursing homes. Cuomo claimed he was following federal policy, but when CNN asked Fauci if that was true, the man who claims to represent science declined to answer.
The robot science officer Ash had no conscience or remorse. Like Ash, Dr. Fauci holds back any admissions of error or lapses in judgment. The NIAID boss, soon to turn 81, shows little if any sympathy with embattled Americans. Unlike Ash, Fauci has an extensive back story.
Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but his bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry. To avoid treating wounded American GIs in Vietnam, Fauci took a cushy “yellow beret” job at the National Institutes of Health.
Fauci became NIAID boss in 1984 but Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, who earned a PhD in biochemistry from UC Berkeley, thought Fauci was unqualified. According to Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction, Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” But he is, and now claims to represent science itself. That smacks of megalomania, but there’s more to the man.
Fauci wields executive-level power but never has to face the voters or secure the consent of the governed. As Joe Biden said on December 2, “Hey look, who’s president? Fauci.” Biden thus certifies white coat supremacy, a form of totalitarianism. If that seems a stretch, consider what Fauci told a McGill University audience in October:
“There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision, for the greater good of society.” The ultimate public servant thus reveals his inner Duce, his inner Stalin.
Fauci and NIH boss Francis Collins both lied about funding gain-of-function research. Both deserve a criminal investigation but that is unlikely under the Biden Junta. With this crew, white coat supremacists stand above the law.