When you graduate from an Ivy League school, doors open for you. It is a fact of life whether the Ivy League graduate wants to admit it or not.
Ivy League graduates tend to look out for each other as birds of a feather flock together. Plus, the people of the United States have been conditioned for hundreds of years now to believe in the superiority of the Ivy League graduate, a wrong belief, but a topic for a different article on a different day.
Not only do doors open but mistakes are glossed over as bad luck, bad timing, lack of information and so forth. Mistakes are glossed over for reasons. One, people generally want to be charitable. Two, people have for their entire lives been served up a steady diet of Kool-aid with a flavor stating how superior the Ivy League graduate is. To admit that the Ivy League graduate is fallible represents a repudiation of one’s value system and a need to go back to the drawing board, that is to say, work, an unpalatable option.
Because mistakes are glossed over, the superiority of the Ivy League graduate is reenforced. The unfortunate result is that the Ivy League graduate pushes forward with impunity leaving a wake of destruction in his or her path. They are not unlike Tom and Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, which brings us to Ebola.
The President, Harvard Obama, and his Ivy League men, Columbia Frieden, Cornell Fauci and Harvard Burwell have dodged a bullet on Ebola. They have made mistakes. You have seen them blame their mistakes on the nurses for breaking protocol. You have seen almost no one except for a few people, negative wet blankets obviously, call for their resignations.
A prudent, humble man at this point would be scared shitless, breathe a sigh of relief and change course to immediately enforce a travel ban.
These Ivy League graduates will not. They will not because they believe they are infallible and because to reverse course and embrace your position to enforce a travel ban would constitute a gross violation of their value system which stares that they are superior to you. To listen to a commoner is unthinkable to them for in their mind they are nobles superior to you despite their carefully crafted displays of faux humility.
Their superiority is reenforced by the phony plaudits and medals that they so readily and eagerly award each other. The truly humble man would neither desire nor accept such awards.
Hence, we will all move forward at extreme risk to our nation. The door is again wide open for the Ivy League graduate, and it will remain open until you decide to shut it.
As for me, I call for the President and his Ivy League men to resign.
I am shutting the door.