It is easy to forget that isolationism can and does also include a desire to avoid dealing with “foreign problems” that naturally come back to us. Remember these Trump Tweets from 2014?
At this point, I imagine all the Trumpers jumping up and down, clapping with glee, and agreeing with their Fuhrer. The protectionist theory sounds fantastic! YAY! Keep those stupid libtards out! If they are dumb enough to go to Africa and catch the Ebolas, let’s just leave em there to die. Right, Jr.? I mean, WALL.
Allow me. From the Washington Post:
An American doctor stricken by Ebola in West Africa arrived home for treatment in Atlanta on Saturday, and U.S. government officials are urging the public to remain confident in the health-care system’s ability to keep the deadly disease isolated.
A charity organization, Samaritan’s Purse, said two Americans in serious condition with the disease were being evacuated: Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who had been treating Ebola victims in Liberia, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary from Charlotte.
Brantly and Writebol have been hospitalized in serious condition in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Brantly was brought back to the United States first, in a specially equipped “air ambulance” aircraft that landed Saturday at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, in the northwest Atlanta suburbs, according to news reports.
He was being taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which has one of four facilities in the country designed to handle such cases.
So, MR. Trump and all the little Minion Trumps out there, especially Franklin Graham, I have a question for you. When your president says, “People that go to far away places to help out are great – but must suffer the consequences!” And President Obama needs to “stop the flights,” does that include the doctors from Samaritan’s Purse or not?
Because that’s exactly who he was talking about when he said that, and now Trump may have hired vaccine science denier – and attorney, not doctor – Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to run a commission on the debunked vaccine and autism link. I know I certainly feel comfortable with two conspiracy theorists, zero medical degrees, and a statement like this one:
“President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies, and he has questions about it,” Kennedy said. “His opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter, and we ought to be reading the science, and we ought to be debating the science.
“And that everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have — he’s very pro-vaccine, as am I — but they’re as safe as they possibly can be,” he added.
The science has been studied. The science has been read. The science has been debated. That is why the Centers for Disease Control, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Science People of Everyfuckingwhere (okay, I made up the last one), all agree on the current guidelines.
We have enough problems in the world without using government to satisfy every conspiracy theory these crazy coked-up tinfoil hat wearing whack-a-moles can come up with!
If true Conservatives want the government to be downsized, they need to actually work to decrease what it does. We already have an immunization advisory committee, and they are doing the job they are paid to do. Having a second one to run parallel to it is not downsizing, it is doubling. You do not need a CPA to explain that to you.
If there is another outbreak of something, who is going to be in charge? The man who thinks we should leave all the idiots where they are to just die, or the man who consults his Bible for all women’s medical issues?
We’re all going to die.