Uncommon Sense

July 20, 2021

Right Wing Nonsense Has Religious Roots

In a recent column S.E. Cupp reported that “(Newsmax) Anchor Rob Schmitt, previously a host at Fox News, suggested that COVID-19 vaccines are “generally kind of going against nature.” He added, “Like, I mean, if there is some disease out there — maybe there’s just an ebb and flow to life where something’s supposed to wipe out a certain amount of people, and that’s just kind of the way evolution goes. Vaccines kind of stand in the way of that.”

Ms. Cupp’s point is that conservatives used to be against population control in any form, but apparently another conservative principle got Trump busted.

Actually, there is a long, long history of the religious opposing and protesting interventive medicine. The argument was it was God’s will that someone got sick and if they were to die from the disease and medical treatment prevented that then we were thwarting God’s will. (Hubris 101: How the heck can humans thwart the will of an all-powerful being? If such a being wanted someone dead, they would die, right?)

So, now a conservative icon (really?) is asking, shouldn’t we let COVID-19 run its course? Isn’t that the way evolution is supposed to work? (He didn’t add the evolution bit; I did.) Ah, so treating the disease is not a good idea, uh, so this means that when President Trump got the disease, they shouldn’t have spent millions of dollars treating him, to save his life? Trump was wrong and all of the medicos, too? Or is this just another sign of how shabbily the President was treated by liberal scientists?

It is hard to tell when these people are serious or just blathering nonsense because it drives ratings. One of the worst things we have done is made news media pay their own way.


  1. Excellent questions!! I especially liked the part about spending $$$$$ on Trump … but everyone else should just let things take their course. Typical reasoning on the part of … some people. 😈


    Comment by Nan — July 20, 2021 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  2. Imagine the viewers surprise today when Fox’s take on vaccines was suddenly reversed.


    Comment by john zande — July 20, 2021 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, I am expecting Sean Hannity to get fired in the next few days. Imagine the cheek of that guy, going against company policy like that.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 20, 2021 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

      • Company policy? I read yesterday Fox has a [very quiet] internal vaccine passport system in place for its employees. Cunts.

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        Comment by john zande — July 21, 2021 @ 4:49 am | Reply

        • I’ve heard that on a couple of different news sources as well and it doesn’t surprise me at all.

          I do wonder what triggered Hannity to start urging people to get the shots, though. During the whole election he was right in there lying and spreading nonsense like the other faux news hosts. I wonder if someone close to him got sick and/or died from the virus?

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          Comment by grouchyfarmer — July 21, 2021 @ 6:49 am | Reply

        • D’accord!

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — July 21, 2021 @ 7:20 am | Reply

  3. A bit off topic but you touched on it with your comment about god’s will — The all powerful christian deity seems a bit, well, wimpy, doesn’t he? They make out Satan to be not only virtually as powerful as god, but downright dangerous to him because he must be fought off even by us weak humans. How can an all powerful being even have an enemy in the first place? And money — why do churches even need money? If god wanted your church to exist you wouldn’t need to go out begging and stealing and grifting money from little old ladies, now would you? Just buy a few lottery tickets and let god take care of the rest.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — July 20, 2021 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

    • I like George Carlin’s line “God” all-knowing, all-powerful, and always in need of money.”

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 21, 2021 @ 7:20 am | Reply

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