Those pesky scientists. Trying to tell the truth. CDC Director Redfield was supposed to bow his head in shame and recant. A modern day Galileo. He refused to play along. And the former head of our national vaccine effort, Dr. Rick Bright refused to go quietly into the night after he was removed for standing up against peddling snake oil “game changers”.
I have noted before the Stalinist nature of Trumpism. These episodes reminds us that Stalin, too, tried to rewrite the laws of nature by making Lysenkoism the official state version of biological science. In those times to speak the truth about the science was to risk your career and even your life. So far, at least, truth tellers around Trump only risk their careers.