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The Obama Ebola Doctrine: Worship The Saints In ‘Spacesuits’

Barack Obama, Ethics, Foreign Aid, Healthcare, Nationhood, Propaganda, Pseudoscience, Terrorism, The State

“The Obama Ebola Doctrine: Worship The Saints In ‘Spacesuits'” is the current column, now on WND. An excerpt:

… The Obama Ebola Doctrine (OED) was dictated during the second of two presidential addresses, this week, on Ebola. The message, delivered against a backdrop of demigods in freshly unpacked, white laboratory coats, was hardly subliminal. So serious was Obama, he even threw in references to a God not himself, something he rarely does.

The president used the word “troops” to describe the individuals stationed behind him. These public health workers were “serving” America (much like soldiers would). Theirs was a “sacrificial service” (much like that of saints). They were “citizens of the world, global citizens,” who were “leading globally” (as all you locals should strive to do).

Volunteering in Africa Obama has equated with American “patriotism.” Well of course. If being “citizens of the world” is the in existential state-of-being—then patriotism must be redefined. No longer does it mean the love of one’s country and countrymen, but love of The World. Go to West Africa, and you are demonstrating “citizenship … and public service at its best.” In Africa, you will be serving America, “the country that we love.”

The medics who rush headlong into the Ebola maelstrom embody “American exceptionalism” (unlike all those Americans who run businesses they didn’t build).

To the extent that America’s Ebola workers are motivated by “faith,” it is their “sense of faith and grace” that Obama has commanded all Americans to emulate.

The president is now defining for his subjects the very meaning of worship.

Aversion to Ebola, Obama mocked as “hiding under the covers,” indirectly associating precautions with cowardice, even venality.

His Holiness “saluted” Dr. Craig Spencer for “his service”— Spencer is the saint in scrubs who lied to investigators about his whereabouts. He had been gallivanting around Manhattan when already symptomatic.

Is Nurse Kaci Hickox next to be canonized? …

The Bush Terrorism Doctrine was as follows: We’re fighting them over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here.

The Obama Bioterrorism Doctrine runs parallel. BHO’s express objective is to convince Americans that if we fight Ebola in West Africa, it won’t threaten America: “If we [don’t] deal with this problem there, it will come here” …

… The complete column is “The Obama Ebola Doctrine: Worship The Saints In ‘Spacesuits,'” now on WND.


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Nurse Diesel Despises Ordinary America. What About Her Defender?

Ethics, Healthcare, Individual Rights, Left-Liberalism, libertarianism

Just back from treating Ebola-afflicted patients in Sierra Leone, Nurse Diesel, aka Kaci Hickox—contempt dripping from every word disgorged—threatened: “If the restrictions placed on me by the state of Maine are not lifted by Thursday morning, I will go to court to fight for my freedom.” (Taken from this week’s column.)

One doesn’t expect such gaping vacuity from Judge Andrew Napolitano (although he exemplifies left-libertarianism). The Judge told Megyn Kelly:

“We don’t have group guilt in America. We don’t have group punishment in America.”

Wow. That’s a serious logical mistake, as the clever Kelly pointed out:

“… this isn’t an attack on a group, but individuals who meet very specific criteria. In Hickox’s case, not only was she was working with Ebola patients in West Africa, but she showed a fever at the airport.”

There is no guilt or conviction here, Judge, only the right to exercise rights until these are brought up sharp against the rights of others. Think of someone who might be carrying Ebola as an individual strapped with invisible explosives. If asymptomatic, you can’t see the explosives, but they could go off in the future.

At WND, Dawg_em counters the Judge’s equally confused presumption-of-liberty column, writing:

It appears the good Judge failed to apply the principle that your rights are inviolable until you violate the rights of others. And her freedom to wonder to and fro certainly places many others at risk. I would think a simple solution would be to require all those seeking to help in the hot zones be told up front they will not be permitted re-entry into the US until a satisfactory quarantine period has elapsed.

Nurse Diesel:


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Yes, The Plan IS To Import Ebola Patients

Africa, Barack Obama, Foreign Aid, Government, Healthcare, Morality

IT’S TRUE. What I reported earlier today, tentatively, has come to pass. The traitors who art in DC are considering using American taxpayer dollars to bring Ebola-afflicted foreigners to the US for treatment. Treason, theft and fraud have been rolled into one “Sensitive But Unclassified, Predecisional” memo, exposed by Fox News, denied and ignored by the malfunctioning mainstream media. (I’ve captures a section; the rest will have to be read on Fox News):

Ebola

The scandal: “State Department memo on Ebola policies.”

Contrast the Australian response of “No thanks.”

“Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced ‘strong controls’ on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.”

More sanity.


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Intentionally Importing Ebola?

Barack Obama, Government, Healthcare

The Daily Kurse claims it’s all a vast right-wing conspiracy. Judicial Watch, however, has refuses to put anything past Barack Obama and has, duly, filed a Freedom of Information Act Request for any plans by the Administration to use Phoenix Air to evacuate or transport persons infected with the Ebola virus.

I assume the JW thinking is that the knaves in the White House might attempt to use any ploy to hide their cunning scheme.

Read the request. The reason for it: A suspicion that the “Administration … plan[s] to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment.”

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, initially told Fox News that his office has received “information from within the administration” that such plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa.


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New Jersey and New York Move To Protect Citizens

Barack Obama, Federalism, Government, Healthcare, States' Rights

The federal behemoth rises on its hind legs whenever a state stands up for its 10th Amendment constitutional rights: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Barack Obama went to war against Arizona when the plucky governor of that state enforced immigration laws to protect her citizens. The same Strongman is trying to strong-arm New Jersey and New York leadership for taking defensive measures to protect their citizens from possible infection with Ebola, a disease that, as Jonah Goldberg put it, “liquifies your insides.”

No sooner had the Cuomo and Christie administrations announced “a new mandatory quarantine policy” for “medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa”—than Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s resolve began to crumble. Via The New York Times:

Facing fierce resistance from the White House and medical experts to a strict new mandatory quarantine policy … after urging calm on Thursday night, then joining Mr. Christie to highlight the risks of lax policy on Friday, Mr. Cuomo on Sunday night appeared to try to dial back his rhetoric and stake out a middle ground.

MORE.

My guess is that Christie’s decision on Ebola precautions will bolster the governor’s sagging approval numbers.


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Two Plagues In New York City

Healthcare, Islam, Media, Terrorism

Poor Anderson Cooper, CNN’s Alpha Female. He rushed to Ottawa to ask his stock questions—prefaced thus: “Do you feel like, do you feel like”—of witnesses to the terrorist attack, Wed., at Canada’s National War Memorial. While the “newsman” was still in Ottawa, news broke in New York City. The last time Cooper misread—or tried to shape the news—he remained in Haiti for weeks.

In any event, two plagues have manifested themselves in New York City:

* “A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.” (NYT)

* “A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead.” (Reuters.)

Reuters says nothing, naturally, about the call, last month, by Islamic State fighters to increase “lone wolf” attacks on members of American and Canadian law-enforcement.


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