Garde confronts voice of Trump authoritarianism

Despite his coyness, kudos are due Steve Sigel for displaying the seven words forbidden not to be used by the Centers for Disease Control in its budget-related documents next year. Consider: a government organization whose mission is to apply scientific study to the protection of the public health must tailor its language so as not to offend the political proclivities of the Administration!

For instance: fetus; evidence-based; science-based; vulnerable; entitlement; diversity; and (horrors!) transgender. This is the very voice of authoritarianism, and we fail to recognize it at our mortal peril as a free society.

What speech will be banned next? I'm amazed that the censors forgot "climate", "warming" or "freedom!" Or need we only wait a while?

Dr. Herbert Ross


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