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The Idiot of the Week: Don Lemon

El Idiota de la Semana: Don Lemon

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The Idiot of the Week award from El American goes to Don Lemon, a CNN anchor who has called the unvaccinated “idiots.”

During an appearance on the New Day program, Lemon made clear his fondness for authoritarianism and his lack of respect for individual liberties. He did so disguised with a very sweet and caramelized tone, although brimming with paternalism and condescension. Of course, we could not miss the usual admonitory finger-raising to call the unvaccinated idiots and accuse them of all the ills of society.

Don Lemon said that “we need to stop listening to the people and they should not be part of polite society, so to speak.” All he needed to do was to adjust his shirttails, powder his face, make sure his silk false mole was still in place, and pull out an aristocratic fan to wave it rapidly next to his cheek, making disdainful gestures.

Of course, he turned to the science to justify his contempt, asserting that CDC statistics said that “the unvaccinated people in the U.S., they’re key to the reason that coronavirus, the variants are emerging.” He complained bitterly that “it’s because of unvaccinated people, who are doing their own research online!.”

We assume that he will inform himself by going to libraries, or perhaps telepathically, and not “online.” The fact is that he assured that “I can’t do my own research better than experts who do have devoted their lives to medical and scientific research.” Apparently, the authoritative voices of scientists who show doubts about the management of the health crisis, and who have been systematically silenced through censorship more virulent than the pandemic itself, have not dedicated their lives to studying, nor do they deserve to be part of the high society worthy of being listened to by Don Lemon.

He asserted that if you don’t believe in science you shouldn’t get on airplanes. Don, dear, if you don’t understand freedom, maybe you shouldn’t meddle in the lives of others.

But of course, Don Lemon justified his disdain for each individual’s freedom to choose whether to be inoculated by saying that “we have to start doing things for the greater good of society and not for idiots who think that they can do their own research, or that they are above the law and they can break the rules.”

What a mania people have for investigating on their own! We can blindly believe whatever the bureaucrat of the moment says. What will be the next thing the populace will demand? To be able to think on their own? Please! We’d better listen to Don Lemon and not think too much, lest it also be contagious.

Don Lemon joins Djokovic debate

Don Lemon ended up attacking Djokovic and praising Australia and its dictatorial measures, typical of an Orwellian dystopia, saying that it was “good on them because they are keeping their population and their citizens – people who want to be good citizens – they’re keeping them healthy and safe and alive.”

His blind faith in those who claim to be science itself, and in the politicians who hide behind this “Science™,” is idiotic enough in and of itself, but what makes you chuckle is Don Lemon talking about respecting laws and rules when he defends tooth and nail movements like Black Lives Matter (BLM), which are not exactly known for their respect for the established order, nor behaving as exemplary citizens.

For all this, in a backhand of Djokovic himself, we return to Don Lemon his words, giving him the El American’s Idiot of the Week award.

Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.

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