For anybody who isn't already suspicious of Dr. Anthony Fauci's self-aggrandizing ways, former NYT reporter Alex Berenson has called the "bureaucrat" out for trying to overstep his authority by proposing nothing short of a radical restructuring of society to ensure humanity's survival during the "pandemic era".
It might sound far-fetched, but in a paper recently published in the journal Cell, Dr. Fauci claimed that the world had entered a new "pandemic era", and claimed that an onslaught of infectious diseases is already transitioning from animals to humans via 'zoonotic transmission'. Going off on a seemingly absurd, pseudo-scientific, tangent, Dr. Fauci claimed that "industrialization" is to blame for infectious diseases like COVID-19, and the only remedy is to live "in harmony with nature".
We suspect the good doctor is a fan of Greta Thunburg and her fellow "climate activists".
Of course, who benefits from this level of conjecture? Only Dr. Fauci, as he begins selling his vaguely progressive sound "solution" to humanity's newest problem. "There are many examples where disease emergences reflect our increasing inability to live in harmony with nature," Dr. Fauci wrote.
But in a twitter thread that went viral, Berenson takes Dr, Fauci to task for "mission creep".
1/ Hoo boy. Dr. Anthony Fauci has some advice for us.#Sars-Cov-2 is just the beginning. We're in a "pandemic era" now, friends.— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) September 4, 2020
What's the solution?
"Living in greater harmony with nature."
Ooh. I like harmony. I like nature. Tell me more, doc!https://t.co/gPNdd6Pi4c
2/ "Living in greater harmony with nature will require changes in human behavior as well as other radical changes that may take decades to achieve: rebuilding the infrastructures of human existence, from cities to homes to workplaces... to recreational and gatherings venues."— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) September 4, 2020
3/ "In a human-dominated world, in which our human activities represent aggressive, damaging, and unbalanced interactions with nature, we will increasingly provoke new disease emergence."— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) September 4, 2020
Huh. Sounds like human domination is the real problem here?
4/ "COVID-19... should force us to begin to think in earnest and collectively about living in more thoughtful and creative harmony with nature."— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) September 4, 2020
Fortunately, Dr. Anthony Fauci can lead the way.
I believe this is known as mission creep. There are other words for it too.
5/ But, see, if #COVID-19 turns out to be a testing-driven lil-bit-worse-than-a-bad-flu year, what then? Maybe we WON'T need to redesign all of human existence because some 79-year-old bureaucrat wants us to?— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) September 4, 2020
Just spitballing here.
Others who commented on Berenson's tweets pointed out how the "Green New Deal" and the climate extinction movement loomed large in Dr. Fauci's new "pseudo-science" based anti-human ideology.
I sense a Green Nude Eel lurking there somewhere.— Archibald Heatherington Nastyface (@ArchibaldHeath1) September 4, 2020
Because once COVID-19 is finally under control, pandemics will join wildfires and hurricanes as one more natural ill that can potentially be tamed via the "Green New Deal" and other radical proposals to fight "climate change."