Leftist orthodoxy dictates that you carefully follow their scripted narrative. If you don’t, they threaten to shun you from society and take away your job, if not your career.
But what happens when a leftist breaks from the narrative? Liberal public defender Maud Maron in the Southern District of New York recently found out.
My journalist inspiration, Bari Weiss, wrote an article titled “A Witch Hunt at the Legal Society,” which reveals what happened. First, understand that Maron is a typical left-wing Democrat. She attended Barnard College, acted as an escort for Planned Parenthood and graduated from Cardozo Law School. She worked for John Kerry’s campaign in 2004 and contributed (“many times”) to Bernie Sanders’ campaign in 2016.
Maron joined the Legal Aid Society, New York’s main public defender organization, in 1998. She took a lengthy hiatus in 2006 to raise her four children — who all attend New York City public schools — and decided to return to Legal Aid in 2017.
But when she was elected to her local Community Education Council in 2017 and 2019, Maron learned exactly what passes for “education” these days. She started to speak out in mid-2020 about the racist garbage that is being dished out in public education. In a July 2020 op-ed in the New York Post titled “Racial obsessions make it impossible for NYC schools to treat parents, kids as people,” she wrote:
“I am a mom, a public defender, an elected public-school council member and a City Council candidate. But at a city Department of Education anti-bias training, I was instructed to refer to myself as a ‘white woman’ — as if my whole life reduces to my race. Those who oppose this ideology are shunned and humiliated, even as it does nothing to actually improve our broken schools. Though facing severe budget cuts, the DOE has spent more than $6 million for the training, which defines qualities such as ‘worship of the written word,’ ‘individualism’ and ‘objectivity’ as ‘white-supremacy culture.’ The administration, and many local politicians, buy into a benign-sounding but chilling doctrine called anti-racism, which insists on defining everyone by race, invites discrimination and divides all thought and behavior along a racial axis.”
That’s when Maron’s well-crafted, liberal-Manhattanite world blew up. According to Wiess, “Three days after she published the piece, the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid Caucus put out a lengthy statement saying that ‘Maud Maron has no business having a career in public defense, and we’re ashamed that she works for the Legal Aid society.’ It declared: ‘Maud is racist, and openly so,’ and offered no evidence to back up the charge. It said that this veteran public defender was a ‘prominent opponent of equality’ and a ‘classic example of what 21st-century racism looks like.’”
A few of Maron’s colleagues sent tweets calling her things like a “pathetic racist” with a “segregation platform.” And four colleagues published an attack piece on August 14, 2020, in Gotham Gazette titled “When School Segregationist Dog Whistle Becomes a Bullhorn.”
Weiss attempted to interview several of Maron’s colleagues for her piece. Only one, the recently retired James Chubinsky, was willing to speak for ascription. Chubinsky was Maron’s supervisor during her most recent stint at Legal Aid. He called her work performance “beyond terrific.” Another colleague had complimentary things to say but would not allow his or her name to be used. Chubinsky felt at liberty to comment on the current situation at Legal Aid:
“It was becoming intolerable,” Chubinsky said of the intolerance that had taken root at Legal Aid. “We talked about all of this behind closed doors. Because you can’t talk about this with the doors open. It’s a really oppressive environment for anyone that isn’t radical, including, by the way, those attorneys of color who don’t share these lunatic views like abolishing the police or saying that it’s necessarily racist to arrest people for misdemeanor crimes.”
So, where do things stand for Maron now? She filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court on July 12. Maron is accusing the Legal Aid Society of racial discrimination against her and of constructive termination.
While we await the outcome, it’s worth asking: Didn’t Maron realize this would happen? I mean, she supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election. Sanders was a cheerleader for the Soviet Union and remains a supporter of the Castro regime to this day. He advocates for the very suppression of dissent Maron is experiencing.
Why was Maron unable to forecast her own future when she departed from the leftist narrative? I guess the awakening took place when it landed on her doorstep.
Let’s praise what we can. It is encouraging to see people like Maron stand up to the leftist education doctrine embodied in Critical Race Theory. This evil ideology is infiltrating every facet of American society and must be eradicated. It’s evident that Maron believes CRT is destructive enough that she’s willing to risk her career — and probably her friendships and much more — to fight it.
Her story is a perfect depiction of just how viciously those in the thrall of current, moronic groupthink punish even one of their own — when that one wanders from the narrative.
Questions That Need to Be Asked About the COVID Vaccines
Medical narratives abound in our day as well.
Articles I wrote for the Guardian in June — “COVID Mania Eclipses Rational Problem-Solving,” and “What Could Possibly Go Wrong with Immunity Passports” — foreshadowed exactly what is taking place today. I cited an article published in December 2020 in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, where fifty-seven physicians called for immediate deployment of early medical interventions that have successfully reduced hospitalizations and fatalities. These included supposedly “debunked” prophylactics such as zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), ivermectin and azithromycin.
Why were these widely used medicines and supplements ignored? Because they didn’t fit the narrative of how to “slow the spread,” which says, “The miracle vaccines are on their way!”
Take HCQ, for instance. It has been FDA-approved for 65 years, and in countries and continents such as India, Africa and South America, the drug has been used safely for decades and is available over the counter. Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified emergency physician (and founder and leader of America’s Frontline Doctors), attests to the fact that HCQ is one of the safest drugs on the planet, bar none.
My family and I have used HCQ as a prophylactic to combat malaria during numerous adventures to African countries for a period of 15 years. No malaria. No side effects. It’s a very cheap and effective prophylactic.
But the narrative intends to force people to take vaccines. How’s that going?
The Mayo Clinic website reports that as of August 8, 2021, 56.3% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 48.9% are now fully vaccinated. These numbers seem quite low given that the vaccines have been available to the vast majority of the population for months. Why is the vaccination rate not higher?
Maybe it’s because people have heard that the overall survival rate of COVID-19 stands at 99.5%.
And how about those facts? VAERS data released August 6, 2021, by the CDC showed a total of 545,338 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 12,366 deaths and 70,105 serious injuries between December 14, 2020, and July 30, 2021. Eudraviligance (the E.U. equivalent of VAERS) reported 18,928 deaths and 1,823,219 adverse reactions as of July 17, 2021, following COVID vaccines.
The Defender (Children’s Health Defense News & Views) reported that VAERS data from mid-December through July for all age groups combined shows:
— 21% of deaths were related to cardiac disorders
— 54% of those who died were male
— 43% were female (the remaining death reports did not include the gender of the deceased)
— 2,636 pregnant women reported adverse events related to COVID vaccines, including 912 reports of miscarriage or premature birth
— of the 2,533 cases of Bell’s palsy reported, 50% were attributed to Pfizer vaccinations, 43% to Moderna and 6% to J&J
— 121,452 reports of anaphylaxis (a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction), with 44% of the cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine, 48% to Moderna and 8% to J&J
— 8,048 reports of blood clotting disorders, and of those, 3,428 were attributed to Pfizer, 2,910 to Moderna and 1,665 to J&J
— 2,018 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis with 1,275 cases attributed to Pfizer, 667 cases to Moderna and 71 cases to J&J
Maybe people are starting to get the real picture of these vaccines.
Keep in mind that I am not an advocate of anything other than revealing the facts and truth. If people have done their risk/benefit analysis and choose to receive or refuse the vaccine, that is what is referred to as freedom and liberty in this country. It is their God-given right.
But consider that social media shuts down anyone who questions the efficacy of these vaccines. What happened to the American values of free speech and honest, open dialogue about a gene therapy whose short- or long-term effects very few understand? Not one person on this planet knows what those effects will be.
Also, these vaccines have been neither tested nor approved by the FDA. Why would we mandate vaccines for children when they account for less than 0.1% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.? There is simply not enough known to conclude that the benefits outweigh the potential risks to children, nor to healthy adults under the age of 70. It is at best incredibly shortsighted and at worst downright unethical.
But, given the highly politicized nature of these vaccines, one would be hard-pressed to believe that all three vaccines will not receive approval from the FDA.
Pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole delivered a concerning message about the COVID vaccine and long-term impacts in The Last Refuge, August 7, 2021. In the article, Cole talks about how “The healthcare industry has joined the education system, the justice system (DOJ), law enforcement (FBI), the intelligence system, arts and entertainment, as well as many organizations now controlled through the prism of politics.” Cole says that “the FDA final approval of the vaccines is a moot point. … There is no way the U.S. FDA cannot approve the vaccines that have been sold, forced and pushed upon the entire global population. Can you even begin to imagine the ramifications of the FDA saying the vaccine was (a) unsafe; or (b) ineffective? Think about it. FDA approval is a foregone conclusion, regardless of safety or efficacy.”
Cole points out “that data shows the vaccine provides no benefit … [T]he equal hospitalization rate of vaxxed and non-vaxxed patients … shows an equal percentage of vaccinated/hospitalized people to the vaccinated population in general. [ex. If 75% of the regional population is vaccinated, then 75% of the hospitalized COVID patients are vaccinated.] This statistic clearly demonstrates the vaccine doesn’t stop serious illness,” according to Cole.
If there is any good news around this subject, it may be that in Ventura County, the Board of Supervisors issued a statement in mid-August saying they would not mandate vaccines or vaccine passports. We shall see if the supervisors hold to this — or if The Narrative swallows them up, too, as it rushes toward the ultimate goal of complete thought control.