Author: Sister Karamazov [G-Translators/Authentic Writing Team]
A couple of days ago, Saint Fauci shocked the whole world during an MSNBC interview by saying: “attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science”(source: https://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/fauci-on-gop-attacks-just-painfully-ridiculous-from-people-who-want-to-put-me-in-jail-11455546188). This interview looks like one of the PR whitewashing interviews to make him look good, after his emails being exposed under FOIA. Even with softball questions and cooperation from mainstream media anchors (in this case Chuck Todd from MSNBC), Fauci still reacted in a sort of desperate way, by making preposterous statements such as “me representing science”.
This statement is, in my opinion, probably the most arrogant and untrue thing you can hear from a human being. However, despite the extreme arrogance, the bigger questions are, how can a person, namely a top level bureaucrat, say such things? What was he thinking? Why are so many people okay with this statement and still believe whatever Saint Fauci says? Why is he still head of NIAID, after piles of evidence exposed in his emails showing that he lied over and over again? And most importantly, what can we do to prevent the lying “science pope” Fauci from doing more harm?
As a fan of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Fauci’s “me representing science” statement immediately reminds me of the famous Grand Inquisitor character in Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece <The Brothers Karamazov>. I think Fauci and Grand Inquisitor bear striking resemblance to each other, and perhaps <the Grand Inquisitor> can even shed some light on answering some of the questions above.
A Brief Overview of <the Grand Inquisitor>
“The Grand Inquisitor” is a fictitious story inside Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel <The Brothers Karamazov>. It is recited by Ivan Karamazov, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alexei, a novice monk (See Reference 1). In this story, Christ comes back, not at the end of the world, but during the worst days of the Inquisition, the day after a hundred heretics have been burned at the stake.
The Grand Inquisitor, who presided over the burning of the heretics, has Christ arrested, and thrown into the dungeon. The story recounts the Inquisitor’s interrogation of Christ. The Inquisitor claims that despite his good intentions, Christ misunderstood human nature, and that the Church has corrected his mistake. The story raises profound questions about human existence, the relationship between faith and the examined life, and the problem of freedom (See Reference 2).
Miracle, Mystery and Authority – The Fundamental Secret of Ruling Behind Fauci and Grand Inquisitor
“There are three powers, only three powers on the earth that are capable of eternally vanquishing and ensnaring the consciences of those feeble mutineers, for their happiness—those powers are: miracle, mystery and authority.”- Fyodor Dostoevsky, <The Grand Inquisitor>
There is nothing new under the sun. Several hundred years ago, the grand inquisitors in Spanish inquisition acted as if they could represent God; nowadays, Dr. Fauci acts as if he can represent science. Several hundred years ago, the grand inquisitors put on certain costumes and rituals to show their utmost authority over peasants; nowadays, Dr. Fauci appeared as the unequivocal authority in front of all the American people. For the past year and a half, he has been a superstar on TV and mainstream media, using his authority to persuade everyone to not wear masks (or wearing two masks, or whatever he said), not take hydroxychloroquine, take vaccine as fast as possible, so on and so forth, all of them turning out to be not accurate, to say the least. And most people just blindly follow him because, that’s the power of authority! And he knows that.
Then there is “mysterious” knowledge of virology and epidemiology. In medieval times, reading the “mysterious” Bible was an impossible task for illiterate peasants, therefore they had to depend on the authoritative Roman catholic church to interpret Bible for them. Nowadays, in Dr. Fauci’s opinion, terminologies such as furin cleavage site, S protein, E protein, ACE2 receptor also sound mysterious and impossible for the “general public” to comprehend (quoting Dr. Fauci’s exact words here: “When you talk about those things, the general public, understandably, Why should they understand those things, they are very complicated.”- source: https://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/fauci-why-would-the-chinese-want-to-make-a-virus-that-equally-kills-them-114554437798).
And somehow he felt he had the sole right to “represent science” to interpret the mysterious virology and epidemiology knowledge to the mass audience. But we’re not in medieval times now, there are honest and brave scientists such as Dr. Li-Meng Yan coming forward and showed disagreement with actual evidence. Nevertheless, I’m afraid this “mystery” tactic still works for a lot of people right now.
Finally, the “miraculous” vaccine comes into play. As Dr. Fauci touted on TV over and over again, something like “we’ll be fine as long as everyone is vaccinated”, totally suppressing the fact that all the side effects or potential long-term damages by the vaccine. Understandably, after suffering from CCP virus pandemic for more than a year, with everyone’s life being seriously interfered, to say the least, how many people can resist the temptation of a “miraculous cure” promoted by the most “authoritative” expert with the ability to interpret the “mysterious” virology and epidemiology knowledge? As a result, most people just went to get vaccinated without the slightest doubt or questioning.
So, in short, why did Fauci indicate that he could represent science? – Because, sadly, it works. By manipulating miracle, mystery and authority, one can supply –
“Everything that man seeks in the world, that is: someone to bow down before, someone to entrust one’s conscience to, and a way of at last uniting everyone into an undisputed, general and consensual ant-heap.”- Fyodor Dostoevsky, <The Grand Inquisitor>
Fauci as “Face of Calm”- The Inevitable Weakness in Human Nature
Fortunately, we’re not in medieval times (yet). As more and more Fauci’s emails being exposed, more and more people began to realize the lies Saint Fauci has told. The good news is that the voice of asking Dr. Fauci to step down and take responsibility for what he has done has been growing louder and louder, and Dr. Peter Navarro even predicted that he would be gone in 90 days several weeks ago. Hopefully that’s true, since that’s the only way justice can be done.
However, despite all of that, Fauci is still the head of NIAID, and is still talking on mainstream media as of now. It seems that the White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain thought Fauci might be needed as “face of calm”. So it looks like Dr. Fauci could get away with it, at least for now. (Source: https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1403123929091350528)
At this point, one may begin to wonder, why, is “face of calm” more important than justice, after millions have died because of CCP virus? Is it purely the arrogant ignorance by those so-called “decision-makers”, or does it have something to do with the inevitable weakness inherent in human nature?
“We shall prove to them that they are feeble, that they are merely pathetic children, but that childish happiness is sweeter than all others. They will grow fearful and look at us and press themselves to us in their fear, like nestlings to their mother. They will marvel at us and regard us with awe and be proud that we are so powerful and so clever as to be able to pacify such a turbulent, thousand-million-headed flock.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, <The Grand Inquisitor>
However ridiculous and paradoxical it sounds, the person, namely Dr. Fauci, who is probably responsible for hundreds of thousands of lives lost due to CCP virus, is still the “face of calm” for many who get scared of CCP virus. When facing an unprecedented pandemic like this, instead of thinking independently and analyzing with logic, it is natural and instinctive for many people to look for a “powerful father” to protect them due to fear. Because that’s the easiest thing to do! The “powerful father” will calm you down, help you think, getting everything arranged for you, all you need to do is to blindly follow the orders, and you can slip back to your seemingly happy, carefree life again. Regarding whether the “powerful father” is the one that causes the disaster, sadly it’s not top priority concern for many people.
This reminds me of an advertisement I’ve been hearing repeatedly on some famous online music platform recently. In that advertisement, with light and joyful background music, two people were having a happy and relaxed conversation, encouraging each other to take the vaccine. It is obvious that the creator of this ad treats the target audience as children, suggesting “if you take the vaccine, you’ll be happy and carefree like us.” With a jolly ad like that, who would want to bring up the potential side effects of vaccine or evil biowarfare program by CCP?
“They will feebly tremble with fright before our wrath, their minds will grow timid, their eyes will brim with tears, like those of women and children, but just as lightly at a nod from us will they pass over into cheerfulness and laughter, radiant joy and happy children’s songs.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, <The Grand Inquisitor>
NFSC Fellow Fighters – Are We Ready to Handle the Real Freedom?
“There is nothing more seductive for man than the freedom of his conscience, but there is nothing more tormenting for him, either.”- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, <The Grand Inquisitor>
Fauci’s “me representing science” may sound crazy to many, but it’s the human weakness that support this bizarre statement. This is, in my opinion, fundamentally the same thing as what Miles Guo’s warning – “When a person cannot stand on his/her own two feet, he/she is always so keen to kiss a supposed authority’s ass.”
As NFSC fellow fighters, we must wean ourselves from a so-called authoritative spiritual dad, whether that is people claiming themselves representing science, or CCP claiming themselves representing us. That’s the first step toward freedom. Freedom is never easy, and can even feel like a horrible burden for many, we have to be strong and independent enough to embrace the “formidable freedom”. This means independent thinking, always keeping a clear head when facing some “miracle” or “mystery”, and being brave enough to question and challenge the authority with honesty.
Four years ago, Mr. Miles Guo started whistleblower movement and began the journey of challenging the seemingly all-mighty CCP; one year ago; Dr. Li-Meng Yan started exposing the truth of CCP virus and challenged the so-called “authoritative scientists”; tens of thousands of anonymous whistleblowers are willing to think independently and help spreading the truth.
The Whistleblowers Movement and fellow fighters adhering to this Movement are embodiments of true freedom. So we can and have to be able to handle the freedom, which is the ultimate weapon for destroying CCP and exposing their useful running dogs such as Dr. Fauci.
(This article merely reflects the author’s personal opinions)