Thursday, July 30, 2020

Voodoo economics meets voodoo medicine. But what should we do when the doctor does voodoo?

Dr. Stella Immanuel. It’s as if Cole Porter had her in mind
 when he wrote, “You do that voodoo that you do so well.”
It was George Bush the Elder, or George H.W. Bush, A.K.A Bush 41, who coined the phrase “voodoo economics.” He was referring, several decades ago, to Ronald Reagan’s habit of allowing the government to spend more money than it took in collecting tax revenues. This used to be horrifying to most Republicans, because, err, ah, umm, sooner or later the national debt would grow not into the billions but the — oh my God — trillions! And that would be the end of civilization as we know it.

Well, the end of civilization as we know it may be just around the corner, but not necessarily because of the national debt, even though last time I checked, it was somewhere in the area of $26 trillion and counting. Like all fallen civilizations, ours is going down the tubes thanks to a confluence of neglect, incompetence at the top, sheer stupidity, cockamamie economic and medical theories, lies, laziness, and lickspittle Republican butt-kissers, combined with what appears to be a severe personality disorder at the tippy-top, and a new form of plague, COVID-19. with which this nation can’t seem to deal.

Enter “God’s battle axe”

Into this bubbling stew of chaos, fear, idiocy, disease, incompetence, anxiety, pandemic, official stupidity and Presidential Twitterhea, a very strange woman who purports to be a doctor has stepped with both muddy galoshes.

Her name is Dr. Stella Immanuel, and she evidently has a license to practice medicine from the State of Texas. If true, I will never think of Texas’ as a center for the practice of great medicine again, despite formidable Texas medical institutions, such as the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Immanuel refers to herself as “God’s battle axe and weapon of war.” She warns against “spirit husbands” and “spirit wives” who will have sexual intercourse with you in your dreamworld for the purpose of collecting male sperm, which they then apply to nefarious missions. 

While she’s at it, she has has knocked face masks, touted hydroxychloroquine, and referred to experts who find her medical opinions laughable “fake pharma companies” practicing “fake science.” Now she has set out to witch doctor against Mark Zuckerberg. No, you really can’t make this stuff up. 

The curse on Zuckerberg 

Listen, ordinarily I relish cage fights between despicable people. However, I have to come down on Zuckerberg’s side in this instance. He shut her down for peddling medical opinions that are the equivalent of horse manure on baloney sandwiches. Whereupon, she put what can best be described as a voodoo curse on him. She tweeted: 
“Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do. You are not bigger that God. I promise you. If my page is not back up face book will be down in Jesus name.” 
As of this posting, Faceboook is still up. And on Wall Street today, July 30th,  Zuckerberg's company closed at 234.50, up over a point despite a down market.

Perhaps the voodoo takes a while to work. 

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