- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 5, 2020

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci, along with his agency colleague, the epidemiologist David Morens, warned in a report in the science journal Cell that if humans don’t make significant changes in all activities, that more diseases — more terrible health issues like COVID-19 — will soon come.

Beware this report. It’s a globalist dream come true, a real treatise for elites to control nearly every facet of human activity, human life, human freedoms.

Think that’s hyperbole? Read on.

It’s called “Emerging Pandemic Diseases: How We Got to COVID-19,” and it’s presented as a scientific look at why we’re where we are today with the coronavirus, and more importantly, what we can do to keep from facing such dramatic disease-tied devastations in the future.

But a better title might be, “How to Take Over the World, One Medical Fear At a Time.”

Here’s an example of why to worry: “[I]n looking at the recent spate of deadly emergencies [avian influenza, MERS, COVID-19] … we must now ask whether human behaviors that perturb the human-microbial status quo have reached a tipping point that forecasts the inevitability of an acceleration of disease emergencies,” Fauci and Morens wrote.

They go on to ponder the land-use and human activities that have perhaps contributed to these “disease emergencies” — like forestry burns, over-fishing, urban crowding, the gathering of fans at sporting events, and human relocations around the globe. Like, almost everything humans do.

And then they conclude this: “Living in greater harmony with nature will require changes in human behavior as well as other radical changes that may take decades to achieve: rebuilding the infrastructures of human existence, from cities to homes to workplaces, to water and sewer systems, to recreational and gatherings venues.”

Say what?

They’re advocating a complete overhaul of how humans live. So that humans can better co-exist with nature. So that humans, by doing all those nature-disturbing, nature-destroying activities, won’t in the process bring abut more diseases and deadly viruses. It’s like the Green New Deal for the health world.

We’ve “entered a pandemic era,” and vaccines and drugs can only go so far, don’t you know, Fauci and Morens wrote. 

Everything must change. Everything.

“Evidence suggests that SARS, MERS and COVID-19 are only the latest examples of a deadly barrage of coming coronavirus and other emergencies,” they wrote. “The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder … that in a human-dominated world, in which our human activities represent aggressive, damaging, and unbalanced interactions with nature, we will increasingly provoke new disease emergencies.”

Humans are the aggressors; plants are the victims?

Here are some of their suggested courses of actions: We need to “strengthen” the United Nations, they said. We need to bolster the powers “particularly” of the World Health Organization, they suggested. We need to rely more on the recommendations and collaborative findings of the global community to help steer humanity to disease safety — specifically by “preventing bioweapons development,” they advised. 

Team Fauci — smarter than humanity. Smarter than God. And in Fauci’s case, he actually believes that.

That is to say: He’s an atheist. A “humanist,” really — which is really just an atheist by a different word.

He was raised Catholic and attended Jesuit-run schools, but according to interviews he gave to TheScientist magazine in 2003 and again to C-SPAN in January, 2015, Fauci now self-describes as “broadly and generically,” “not a regular church attender” but rather someone defined as a “humanist” with “faith in the goodness of mankind.”

That’s great. He gets his moral compass from his own mind. He defines, based on his own determinations of right versus wrong, what’s good, what’s bad, what’s virtuous, what’s evil — if, in fact, he even believes in the concept of evil on this earth. This is a far cry from what defines America’s government, America’s political system, America’s roots of freedom and greatness.

Founding Fathers, taking cues from the Bible, not only recognized the sin-filled nature of humankind — but they also based an entire governing structure upon that truth. They realized that without a moral and virtuous people, restrained by standards of behavior set by a heavenly Creator, the limited government concept of the democratic-republic would fall. Individual rights would crumble. Big Government would take over. God-given would drift into the realm of government granted.

Fauci with this Cell journal call for global governance of human life is a worst-case warning for America. A wake-up call, too.

He’s a guy who gets his moral direction from himself, from his own mind. No need to consult God; no need to consider a higher power. No wonder he’s recommending how all of humanity should live.

No wonder he’s piggy-backing on the fears of COVID-19 to sound an alarm for more fearful, rather than faith-fillled, ways to live.

The danger is a world that takes his brand of science as sound.

The danger is an America that forgets this nation was built upon God, by the precepts of a Creator in heaven. The danger is a country of citizens who turn to fear-mongering medical bureaucrats and governments instead to lead. 

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE.

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