Opinion: National leaders need to go on record
July 5, 2020
I’ve been watching anarchy and lawlessness take control of our streets in major cities. I don’t imagine I’m alone, either. Viewers are exposed everywhere to scenes of mindless chaos.
Meanwhile, on Opposition Media outlets, the carbon-intensive “peaceful protests” are met with universal approval.
Occasionally an anchor or guest visiting from the world of reality will express some qualms regarding wanton destruction, but that mild observation is waved away with the equivalent of boys will be boys — assuming leftists are still allowed to sexually stereotype in that blatant fashion.
The violence is rightly portrayed as violence on the few remaining conservative outlets. What’s lacking is nationally elected conservatives lending their voice and power to condemning riots.
What we get is the usual base-distancing from our coward conservatives.
Where is a nationally recognized leader not afraid to go on record? Someone who’ll step up to the microphone and put everything into perspective.
Naturally, Dr. Anthony “Ubiquitous” Fauci comes to mind. Why hasn’t he been asked for his views on destroying statues of Columbus? Or the effort by two senators — Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, and James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, to abolish Columbus Day as a national holiday?
Fauci certainly has more relevance on the topic of Columbus Day than he did on Flu Manchu protocols for Tinder dates. (Dr. Ubiquitous’ short answer: Get it on!)
Fauci has had an Italian heritage for his entire life. His experience with Tinder is zero. Fauci is a surname from Southern Italy that comes from the Sicilian word for “sickle.” That’s an apt description of the good doctor when one recalls how Fauci’s WuFlu advice scythed through the economy.
This curious lack of demand for input from Fauci on a topic that might indeed be near and dear to his heart could stem from the uncertainly of his answer. It’s pretty obvious most of the leftist stenographers who comprise our morally corrupt news media have adopted the trial lawyer’s maxim when it comes to questions. Never ask one to which you don’t already know the answer.
It’s entirely possible the doctor thinks the great navigator’s statues and holiday are a fine way to honor the past heritage of Americans whose ancestors came from the land of pasta, red sauce and heart-healthy diets. An answer that doesn’t fit the narrative.
Michael Shannon is the author of “A Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times.” Contact him at: