It's regrettable to have to say this about a Kennedy, but Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - after his misbegotten performance Sunday in Washington with the insane 'Defeat the Mandates' rally - has proven himself a crackpot, moron and Covid variant enabler. Not much different from FOX's Tucker Carlson or his crank sidekick Dr. Robert Malone emitting rot at the same event. Malone's atrocity was actually invoking the words of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., disclosing he neither understood Rev. King's message or the context. As I told Janice, "This fool doesn't understand a scintilla of what he's yapping about Martin Luther King!" She responded with a cynical laugh, observing, "And he knows none of the fools listening to him understand King's message either!"
At this paranoid exhibition - crossing political lines (alas) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. actually likened vaccine policies in the U.S. to the actions of Hitler's Nazi state, even suggesting Anne Frank was in a better situation when she was hiding from the Nazis.
Is he freaking serious? What combo of shrooms and MJ candies has he been munching on? Does this inveterate imbecile know anything about the Holocaust or life under the Nazis in the occupied nations during World War II? Especially spouting this manner of cockeyed gibberish:
“I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore — your masked, paranoid world. You go out, it’s silly now! You have to have a mask, you have to have a card, you have to have a booster. They scan your head, like you’re a cashier and I’m a bunch of bananas. I’m not bananas. You are.”
Rep. Torres had to correct him that "they don't scan heads" - lest some fool watching gobble this bunkum down. He also corrected Maher after he said Covid is kinda like the flu. No, not when nearly 850,000 have died from it thus far. Meanwhile, on her own show Whoopi Goldberg, who has feuded with Maher in the past over the Black National Anthem, took some time to lambaste the imp over his daft comments. She said:
"You don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody. Because if you’re the one who’s not paying attention, and coughing and sneezing, then stay out of the public, man. Nobody wants this. I don’t want it.”
Goldberg continued: “I think he’s forgetting that people are still at risk who cannot get vaccinated — little kids under the age of 5 or people with health conditions. How dare you be so flippant, man?”
I would just correct Whoopi here because I doubt Maher is that dumb or ignorant. He knows from ratings his show has been getting more eyeballs since he's reverted more toward his original libertarian bent. As one Daily Kos poster noted:
"Maher is just another libertarian trying to echo their nonsense, and validate it.
Maher's nonsense now has metastasized into a full blown anti-vax, anti-nask campaign that includes having total asswits on his show -such as David Katz- a well known quack and Bozo who had written a NY Times op-ed a year ago claiming the fight against the virus was "worse than the disease."
What neither RFK Jr., Maher or their fellow buffoons (including "proud" (sic) democrats") joining them have yet to process is that their free-dumb stances dictate an alliance with the virus and its continued evolution into new, likely more deadly variants. That means if death rates increase further and hospitals are overwhelmed martial law may even have to be declared to control the nascent stupidity and madness, especially if ERs are forced to triage care. In the meantime what is needed is to put all these jackoffs into an indefinite quarantine until they get their heads screwed on straight....or get vaccinated. In his most recent show.
FOX's Carlson claimed in his most recent show: "They cannot force you to get a medical procedure you don't want because they don't own your body." But they do have responsibility for the general welfare, and that means they can enact vaccine mandates (which are not "medical procedures" - which an actual intubation would be) and the courts have done it before, in 1904. Check the history, and not by watching Tucker Carlson or Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
CBS this morning - with David Begnaud at the Medical University of South Carolina- showed the inside of a current Covid ward, with multiple patients intubated, fighting for their lives.Nurses echoing: "If only the public could see what we see!" See e.g.
It's a desperate scene all the 'defeat mandates' idiots ought to see - and maybe as Janice put it - if they end up there intubated (assuming there's even space) reality will finally strike. Hopefully not strike them dead.
"Don't want to get vaccinated? End up there!"
The "Defeat the Mandates" rally on Sunday in Washington D.C. was not exactly the blockbuster event, size-wise, organizers had hoped to turn out. The event's planners had predicted 20,000 people, but more reasonable estimates suggested it was fewer than half that who actually showed. But despite the paltry turnout, the event was deeply troubling to experts who monitor the far-right.
The tone and tenor of the occasion were so hyperbolic and self-aggrandizing, creating exactly the sort of conditions that will further radicalize ordinary Republicans and stoke more right-wing violence. Disgustingly, one of the main speakers was Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the Democratic scion who was assassinated in 1968. Kennedy has spent the past few years becoming an increasingly unhinged anti-vaccine activist — but his presence on Sunday was even more alarming considering the role that the Kennedy family plays in the imaginations of the QAnon cult.