Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to the President, recently delivered a lecture via livestream at McGill University, after which he fielded several questions. One prompted Fauci on how best to approach "the value of individual freedom within the context of this global pandemic."
Fauci answered, “I think each of us, particularly in the context of a pandemic that's killing millions of people, you have got to look at it and say, 'There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision for the greater good of society.’” For emphasis he added, "There is no doubt that that's the case.”
Got that? There is no doubt that you must give up your individual rights and your decision-making autonomy…for the greater good. If individual rights don’t trump the greater good, there are no individual rights and the majority can imprison or kill you—or anything else for that matter-- “for the greater good.” Is not the greater good comprised of individuals? There is no greater good if individual rights are not sacrosanct. The Founders knew this in their marrow, as did Ayn Rand, in part because they grew up under tyranny. Tyranny that was predicated on “the greater good.”
Even more recently, the slyly inimical Dr. Anthony Fauci, appearing on “Face the Nation,” opined that “It’s too soon to tell” if Americans would be able to gather for Christmas. To anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex, it’s not too soon to tell if Fauci is a pathological liar, a serial prevaricator who loves feeling like a deity more than he cares about doing what is right. He is. Sorry, Saint Fauci, but many if not most of us have moved on. Merry Christmas.
(Fauci quickly recanted his statement after being soundly mocked on social media, stating that it was okay for us to have a normal Christmas, and noting that he, too, would be celebrating with his family. What a guy.)