Folks, I must tell you that I’m a little — not conflicted, but I’m guarded here. The news on Ebola, if done the wrong way — and of course I don’t do things the wrong way — but if done the wrong way, could create — I don’t want to even say the word “panic,” but some people are beginning to. And I think it’s predictable that it’s gonna happen.
We’ve had a Missouri doctor from Springfield who flew into Atlanta in full hazmat gear to raise consciousness to his belief that the CDC has no idea what they’re doing, and if they do know what they’re doing, then they’re lying to us. But he’s chalking it up to incompetence.
I’m telling you, it’s incompetence. Now, it may be some informed incorrectness, but there’s also political correctness, which is guiding all of this as I spent many, many minutes yesterday detailing. And I’m gonna give you more evidence of that today. It’s a combination of incompetence and political correctness, but it’s a chicken-and-egg thing. Which breeds which? Is it political correctness, which leads to incompetence, or does the incompetence come first? And, at this point, we may be running out of time to draw any distinction there.
We just have to deal with the reality that people in these time-honored places, these institutions, like the CDC, we’ve always put implicit trust that people there are the best this country has to do what needs to be done there. We’ve thought that about the Secret Service. And now we’re questioning all of this, legitimately so. We are questioning whether or not we’ve got the best. We know we have a president who’s totally unqualified. We have a president who has never done anything and yet believes he is the smartest and the best and the wisest and whatever. And it’s a dangerous combination.
Steve Wynn once again is out there talking about he just can’t believe that this country has elected somebody so unqualified for this job. And it all starts there. If you have somebody unqualified in that job, the people they are gonna put in these very important jobs, these institutions, like the FDA, like the Centers for Disease Control, they are also gonna be incompetent because these people, especially those governed by political correctness — competence is not even a factor when it comes to political correctness. Competence is the last thing you look at in filling positions or coming up with policy ideas.
By definition, political correctness, competence cannot possibly be used because competence means better at it than somebody else or very good at it, and that is not permitted. We’re not to have these kinds of great differences. We’re not supposed to have people super-qualified, really, really good the things, because that humiliates those who aren’t as good, and we don’t want to hurt their feelings. So we put people who aren’t as good, aren’t as qualified in positions of authority to make them feel better, to show that we can be fair, to show that we understand equality and all this gunk, and it’s how you end up in situations such as those that we are finding ourselves in now.