vivek calls for a new mccarthyism
the US surgeon general is making an enemies list. no good can come of it.
i have here in my hand a list of known purveyors of misinformation!
man, they really do not quit, do they?
if you do not find this deeply chilling, you are made of sterner stuff than i.
since when is this anything resembling the power or purview of the surgeon general? this is truly a jaw-dropping overreach.
now, fortunately, murthy lacks any legal authority to require acquiescence to this.
unfortunately, the administration he reps likely could claim it did. (though this claim seems tenuous)
more unfortunate, i fear that some of the big tech companies he’s hectoring are all too happy to comply here. they just need a legal figleaf to claim they were compelled. it will be very interesting to see how they respond.
this set of demands and the precedent it would set find worrying confluence with other moves toward medical truth ministries also underway.
clearly, taken together, this would provide full view on all who speak against the chosen truth of officialdom and the power to end the medical careers of any who do so. this is astonishing scope and the addition of a set of propagandistic “commercials” does little to reassure the uneasy mind.
this is a full blown soviet level of suppression and informational control.
it represents yet another chess piece being put into place for an endgame to come.
this is far beyond anything tolerable for a free society or for the integrity of science or medicine. those who seek to censor stand in inevitable opposition to such ends.
one cannot help but wonder what fields this will be pushed into next if such a precedent is established.
probably best to nip this in the bud and not to find out…