A Tale of Two Ironies: Bobby Kennedy Jr., Bioterrorism, the Fight for Free Speech and Open Science

A Tale of Two Ironies: Bobby Kennedy Jr., Bioterrorism, the Fight for Free Speech and Open Science

Ladies and Gentlemen, gather round, for we have a compelling story to share. It is a tale of irony, misinformation, fear and censorship, starring Bobby Kennedy Jr., a man who has weathered more storms than a seasoned hurricane chaser. Though, he is more often the hurricane wrecking havoc on corporate polluters and other corporate miscreants.

Bobby has faced numerous accusations in his time. As a very proud Jew and someone who has interacted often with him professionally over the past several years, I am hear to tell you that Bobby Kennedy is as anti-Semitic as lox and bagel is a staple of Chinese cuisine.

In a recent controversy, Bobby referenced a scientific article suggesting that certain ethnic groups might possess a molecular biological survival advantage. It is fair to question the extent to which the article supports his statement, a debate he would welcome. (I think it is a thing that some races or ethnicities have different survival advantages historically. I recall a book about it. One example was Nordics being more resistant to the black plague because of their tendency to have too much lead in their blood. I may be wrong about some of the details, but it is a thing, I think). He also raised concerns about a less-discussed topic: ethnobioterrorism. However, to twist this into an accusation of racism or antisemitism is a stretch longer than the Nile.

Here is where the irony comes in. Until recently, the extreme left (among others) accused Bobby of being unflinchingly pro-Israel. Now, suddenly, he is an anti-Semite. Make up your damn minds!

The second of the tale of two ironies is that the Democrats are now attempting to censor Bobby by pressuring Jim Jordan to disinvite him from tomorrow’s congressional hearing on the subject of… wait for it… GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP! The irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Tomorrow, Bobby will speak to Congress about his experience of being censored by social media due to threats made by government officials. The Democrats will either walk out of the hearings or filibuster him with long-winded tirades to burn up his time. But the Republicans, I believe, will know how to handle these demagogic tactics.

Bobby has an important message to deliver tomorrow. I hope you all will listen to it. It will be broadcast live on CHD TV, followed by a CHD-sponsored panel discussion with Bobby’s attorneys on his two pending censorship cases (and yours truly). The panel discussion will be aired Friday morning.

Woody Allen once quipped, “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Well, in the case of Mr. Kennedy’s testimony at the Congressional hearings tomorrow, you definitely want to be listening. It promises to be … (fill in your own descriptor) It would not shock me if it significantly advances several major public policy issues and discussion of threats facing the U.S. and the world. Agree or disagree, you have Bobby K to thank for bringing these issues front and center, and that is a very good thing.

Rick Jaffe, Esq.

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