I posted a snippet from Victor Davis Hansen yesterday. I’m glad to see I’m not alone in the observation.

Roger Simon:

Even better might be the “foreign policy expert.” Who paying attention cannot recall decades of misguided nonsense emanating from Middle East experts after the Oslo Accords that never amounted to anything, or even exacerbated the violence?

Then along came the galumphing Donald Trump, expert in Fifth Avenue real estate, I suppose, who employed some common sense—you might say street smarts—allying the Gulf States with Israel against their common threat, Iran. And, voila—a huge step forward to peace.

The pandemic, needless to say, has thrown us all into the arms of warring medical and scientific experts. It has been quite a battle—much of it, I am pleased to say, engaged in with more clarity and usefulness than elsewhere on these digital pages.

One of the few positive things that has emerged from the COVID-19 awfulness is that our suspiciousness of experts has grown considerably, as it should. The intelligent person now knows to look past the label (institutes led, doctorates earned) on the supposed expert—who had a fancier vitae than Dr. Anthony Fauci?—to the true character, knowledge, and intentions of the human being beneath that label.

… And find them wanting.

As Glenn points out…

The coming storm: America is not ready for a future pandemic.

And the problem isn’t that “funding for core public health functions
remains ‘grossly insufficient.’” It’s that the relevant agencies are
full of idiots, liars, and crooks.

Honestly, the decentralized health system of the day handled the 1918 flu better than the federal apparat of today handled Covid, which was objectively a much less serious thing, despite colossal budgets by comparison.

Even the CDC has begun to understand that. The Epoch Times:

  • August 11, 2022, the U.S. Centers
    for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its COVID-19 guidelines, thereby vindicating every “misinformation spreader” out there
  • The CDC is now advocating for
    taking personal responsibility and for everyone to decide for themselves “which prevention behaviors to use and when (at all times or at specific times), based on their own risk for severe illness and that of members of their household, their risk tolerance, and setting-specific
  • The CDC is also giving up on
    discrimination based on COVID jab status, stating, its “COVID-19
    prevention recommendations no longer differentiate based on a person’s vaccination status because breakthrough infections occur.” They also admit natural immunity exists and works
  • Testing is now reserved for those
    who “are symptomatic, or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19,” isolation is only for those who are symptomatic and have
    tested positive, and contact tracing is now restricted to health care
    settings and select “high-risk congregate settings”
  • The CDC’s about-face appears to be politically motivated, to give the Biden administration a “win” before the midterm elections. Post-election plans include “the biggest vaccination campaign in history,” so tyrannical overreaches may later
    resume, even as mounting data show the COVID shots are causing depopulation.

(The emphasis on that last point is my own.)

I pointed out yesterday that the federal government is the largest employer in the world, bar none. And it’s no secret that the experts we’re talking about are usually employed by some governmental agency, usually attached to the federal government.

I point out that idiocy, with a force of government behind it, is probably the most dangerous force on the face of the planet.

Given the rejection of the elite, the experts, and so on that we have remarked about here the last few days, it would seems apparent that the American people have figured this one out, in large number.