Fauci: Used Car Salesman
This article is actually aimed at those out there, or those family and friends out there, who follow the mainstream narrative. They may follow it passively, and really know nothing of the “opposition,” or they may be in a rage about all the “anti-vaxxers” who refuse to do what is right. One of those deplorables that “do not do what is right” is writing this article, but please continue to read if you are on the “other side” of this. I promise not to call anyone names or get ugly. This is really just a presentation of two analogies, and then for an attempt at correlation, a statement of truth that nearly everyone will agree with. So lets go and see how it turns out.
For our first analogy let’s imagine Fauci is a used car salesman. I could use other people in place of Fauci since he doesn’t seem to be on the scene too much these days, but I will stick with him for my little examples here because we all love and endear him so much. If nothing else, he is definitely a celebrity of Covid, so why not.
So you are looking for a nice used car to tool around in the post Covid apocalyptic landscape and you pick out what seems to be a nice dealership and see Fauci come out to help you. Of course you don’t know who he is, nor care (maybe someone else was in fact Covid Czar a year or so ago). Remember, this is a fantasy analogy.
Anyway, you pick out a nice car with his help and he tells you it is a gem. “Runs great! You will love it!” You negotiate a price, which seems reasonable, but you want to talk to your mechanic before committing to buying the car. “What?” he says. “Why would you want to do that? I am an expert; I have a doctorate in Automotive Science. I used to work as a mechanic myself for years, I have certification, licenses, and everything else to prove I am an expert; in fact, I define the word ‘mechanic’!!”
“Hmmm,” you say to yourself, “that’s pretty impressive.” Let’s say you also really like him, he’s funny, he is pleasant, he has a nice family you see in a picture on his desk, seems like a decent sort of Joe. You ask him again about the car, wondering if you need to bother taking it for some independent opinion. Your affable dealer/salesman/mechanic—the “jack of all trades”—says, “It is safe, and has a great engine that will effectively get you anywhere you want to go with no problems.” Do you believe him? Or, let’s say you do believe HE believes what he is saying, i.e., he isn’t intentionally lying—but would YOU believe what HE says? I doubt it. I think you would say to him, “you know what, I still think I want my mechanic to look at it.”
So you head out with your new/used car looking for the independent mechanic. But you can’t find one. It seems all the independent garages are shut down. “That’s funny,” you say, “they were just here, what happened to them all?” You later find out that the dealership your salesman works for has issued a statement that no other mechanics are allowed to inspect the cars anyone buys from them. They continue to say that you, as a consumer, can’t trust anyone else out there, that only they know the truth, and any other mechanic’s opinion is disinformation at best, downright incompetent and vicious lies at worst. They go on to say that there ARE indeed mechanics you can go to and listen to as long as they agree with what the dealership, and the “Fauci-salesman” says—the car is a gem, is safe, and functions perfectly.
You weren’t even expecting your independent mechanic to tell you differently, really, but you just wanted to be sure of the details, the subtleties of the workings of the car, what you might have to repair, etc. You trusted Fauci enough that you didn’t believe he was lying to you. But even if you had no reason to not trust him, why would his dealership be trying to discredit all the other mechanics but the ones who were agreeing with them? Does this cause your head to itch?
After a bit of thought you take the car back (or do you keep scratching your head?) and you say, “you know, this might be a good car, and I do trust and like you, but you have been so adamant that I not listen to anyone else’s opinion about it I think it might be best I pass. Maybe I’ll come back, but I don’t know at this point.” Fauci grabs you by the arm, “no, you now don’t have a choice, you have to buy it, sign here.” At this point you don’t fight it, you sign, and you drive off. Half way down the road you hear a strange pinging coming from the engine.
Obviously this analogy falls apart here and there, as all analogies eventually do. In my story there is no pressure from this used car salesman warning you that if you don’t buy this car you will possibly be killing yourself or other people. Would that make a difference? Maybe. But you would still wonder what the hell was going on. Just because you might die or kill others if you pass on the car (if that is what you are told as a possibility), buying it doesn’t guarantee your decision is a safe one—if the car is crap and actually dangerous, it might kill you all by itself, rather than yourself and others dying mysteriously simply because you didn’t buy it. I could have made the analogy more complicated and covered some of this stuff—like maybe you needed the car to drive somewhere to get water or else you would die of thirst. But that would render it a bit too cumbersome. Instead I wrote another analogy, here it is.
Now picture yourself in the hospital, and your doctor is Fauci (same situation as above, “not really” Fauci, blah blah blah). He has just told you some very bad news. “You need surgery or you probably will die.” Yuck. He continues, “I am your best choice as surgeon, I do a procedure no one else knows how to do, it is safe and effective. If you don’t do it, you will have a good chance of dying. (He starts out telling you before they discovered this new surgical procedure your chance of dying was 3.4% if you didn’t get the procedure, now that they “know better” it is only about .5% —lets say you are quite old and are riddled with other diseases, so you figure those are not bad odds (really?) If you are not old and riddled with disease; I have nothing to say. You say, “How dangerous is the operation?” He says, “It is 100% safe, and 100% effective. You can’t go wrong. It has been around for only 3 months, but we know there is nothing that could hurt you now, or down the road.”
You figure this guy is pretty confident, so he seems like a good bet. He is smart, has lots of degrees, works for the biggest hospital around, buys all his surgical equipment from the best manufacturers on the planet (in fact, they give him a bit of cash for everything they sell! Yahoo! That makes him REALLY smart!). BUT…you still want to get another opinion. It is, after all, SURGERY. Anything like that has got to have some downside to it, or at least a possibility of a downside. You figure you had better get some other equally qualified opinions.
Same thing happens that happened a few weeks ago when you were buying that car. There are no other doctors around, they are all silenced, and the ones that can speak to you, of course agree with your confident surgeon. Why is that? Isn’t that odd? In fact, it is something that has never happened before. There are ALWAYS doctors with different opinions. Always doctors that re-iterate the risks, and benefits, maybe even in a way you had not thought of before. But you can’t find anyone that will do that.
So you go back to the hospital where your doctor works. You find that the hospital itself is encouraging patients there to ignore any contrary opinion from any doctor anywhere and to listen only to doctors who agree with the hospital’s position on things. Good for the hospital. They’ve got the market cornered—actively censoring any contrarian opinion, or at least pressuring others to censor—smart hospital. They are telling everyone that these other doctors and surgeons are incompetent, that they are blabbing misinformation everywhere and coming up with other bogus procedures or treatments other than this new surgery for your condition. “How dare they!” you start muttering to yourself, for some odd reason you are quite not sure of. It just feels right to align with the big hospital rather than with all these “fly by night quacks” (so you have been told.)
So you go through the surgery, and die. No, just kidding. Let’s say it all goes well…but maybe not—but that’s another story.
So finally, here is the real story these other stories are based on. Don’t worry; it is short and sweet.
Fauci, this time the real one, is the self-appointed, undisputed, Czar of Science. And you believe him, why not. He has lots of degrees, has been doing this a long time, and besides, you like him—he once rolled his eyes at the orange man you have hated the most in the world since the beginning of time. He has told you that you must get this vaccine. He, and all the other folks that work for the government, as well as others who simply will not shake the banana tree for whatever reason (and of course, could very well believe everything the CDC, the FDA, the head of the NIAID (Fauci), the president of the United States, and everyone else in agreement with the “word” says)—this united faction (oops, I forgot to include the big pharmaceutical companies, certainly they have no bias) says “buy this car” “have this surgery” “don’t listen to anyone else, they are: incompetent, have conflicting financial interests, are bigots, are irrelevant, wish you harm, are morons,” on and on. “Anything we tell you to do is ‘safe and effective’ don’t listen to anything you hear that says otherwise, what you might hear is: incompetent, irrelevant, mis or dis information, misleading, entirely false, un-expert, ignorant,” on and on.
The point here is not to hammer home one or another perspective of what is “right” or “wrong.” The point is why are the people who are selling you something that they clearly benefit from are also, at the same time, telling you not to get opinions from anyone else? Wasn’t everyone taught as a kid to watch out for the red flag if someone was trying to sell you something: a car, a surgery, a house, a medicine— if they actively tried to convince you not to listen to a single other soul that might advise you against it? I am not even arguing for truthful or untruthful information, I am arguing for getting a second opinion, being free to “check in” with what other people think, and being wary of anyone who makes an effort to keep other information away from you, for ANY reason. If anyone truly believes in what they are selling, or advising, or promoting, they will have no problem with allowing contradicting information into the discussion. No problem at all.
So if you see Fauci selling used cars, run the other way.