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We don’t hear much these days about the sin of hubris, since its definition (“overbearing pride, presumption or arrogance”) is now such a popular lifestyle. But I have to give kudos to whoever released the video outtakes from an “American Masters” episode of PBS that I’m sure was intended to deify Dr. Anthony Fauci. Instead, it gave the world a shining example of what “hubris” means.
The videos showed Dr. Fauci and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser going door-to-door during the pandemic to fight “vaccine hesitancy” in a mostly black DC neighborhood. In retrospect, we can see that the average people who had allegedly been “misinformed” about COVID and the vaccines were actually better informed on the subjects than Fauci was.
When a mom (correctly, as it turned out) told Fauci, “I heard that it doesn’t cure it and it doesn’t stop you from getting it,” he replied with smug certainty, “No, on the very, very, very rare chance that you do get it even if you’re vaccinated, it’s a very – you don’t even feel sick. It’s like you don’t even know you got infected. It’s very, very good at protecting you.”
He then blamed Republicans for this “crazy” vaccine resistance, saying, “They don’t like to be told what to do. And we got to break that, unpack that.”
Maybe they just didn’t like to be told what to do by a power-mad bureaucrat who was absolutely certain that he was correct about things he was wrong about.
Click the link for this must-see video, and for the other one, where they encountered a man who really wasn’t in the mood for Fauci's snow job.