WHEN GOOD IS MADE OUT TO BE EVIL AND OTHER NONSENSICAL ACTS FROM THE LEFT.
Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D.
"How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light for and light for darkness, who change bitter to sweet and sweet into bitter." Isaiah 5:20.
Yesterday, The Federalist Pages reported how the President of the United States had urged the world not to fear COVID; not to let the virus consume their lives. It was truly an inspiring message from a person who appeared to be recovering from what has been a terrible illness for many. As of this writing, 1,055,638 people have died from this disease, and for the rest of us, the thought that there is hope for the imminent defeat of this pandemic is invaluable.
So when the President of the United States, having just left the hospital after being treated for this condition, appears in our screens to tell us that we can conquer this devastating pandemic, his actions instill strength and resolve in all of us. . . . that is, except for those in the Left.
Many factors contributed to the President's rapid recovery from COVID-19. Chief amongst these was the ingenuity of the free market. It was the private sector that packaged and delivered remdesevir. It was the private sector that pursued monoclonal antibody technology for use in COVID-19. It was the private sector that developed steroid products to be used in patients who need help curtailing the cytokine storm. And it was the private sector that rushed to develop solutions with which to fight a novel virus the ferocity of which we had not seen in over one hundred years.
So, when the President survives this life-threatening assault, recognizes what a testament his experience is to the progress made against it, and delivers an absolutely positive message of hope and resilience to Americans, it ought to be lauded.
But not for members of the left.
The New York Times called the President's message "dangerous" and "irresponsible." NPR, the news network paradoxically funded by our tax dollars, reported that it was "not only reckless, but callus." And USA Today called it "preposterous."
Yet liberal organizations openly promote messages of hope and resolve against diseases delivered by other advocates. How many times have we heard "We will defeat breast cancer"? And even that "[t]here is no excuse for breast cancer"? How many times have you heard that we will rid the world of AIDS? And how about the lavish praise for men like Jerry Lewis when he tirelessly told us that we would defeat muscular dystrophy? Fifty years later and we still have not.
Meanwhile, throughout all these messages of hope and resolve nearly identical to the President's, the left could not contain itself in supporting such comments and the efforts behind them. Yet, the President, in their minds, has committed a terrible evil.
Well, call good evil!
Let's make something perfectly clear. Such messages of hope and victory over a disease or a common human challenge is absolutely good, and only a fool would believe it means that the battle against COVID-19 is over or that precautions such as routine breast exams should be abandoned.
Make no mistake; the reaction on the part of the Left to the President's message is wicked at its core, an evil described 2,700 years ago by Isaiah.
"For this," Isaiah said, "the wrath of the Lord blazes against his people. He stretches out his hand to strike them; the mountains quake, their corpses shall be like refuse in the streets. For all this, his wrath is not turned back, his hand is still outstretched." Aren't the signs of this wrath what we are facing today?
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopaedic surgeon and lawyer living in Venice, Florida. He served in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the author of numerous books including The Federalist Pages, The Case for Free Market Healthcare, and Coronalessons. He is available for appearances and book signings, and can be reached through www.thefederalistpages.com.
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopedic surgeon living in Florida. He is a lawyer, author, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He is available for speaking engagements at firstname.lastname@example.org