Dr. Anthony Fauci has received his Swamp party badge and accompanying golden parachute. The face of the federal coronavirus pandemic response is landing at Georgetown University, where he will serve as a “distinguished” professor. Elitist campus sinecures are becoming the new post-Washington norm. Never-Trump stalwart Liz Cheney in March slid into a cozy position at the University of Virginia after being trounced in the Republican primary while seeking re-election to her House seat.
It makes sense; it isn’t just elected politicians feeding at the enormous trough. The Swamp ecosystem features a vast array of departments, agencies, networks and closely related associate branches, all of which rely on government funding. Universities are fully ensconced in this world within a world via the federal grant and loan system. Though the Ivy League schools give it a run for its money, perhaps no single university in America today is as openly affiliated with the DC ruling establishment as Georgetown.
Fauci will become “a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases,” the university announced June 26. “He will also hold an additional appointment in the university’s McCourt School of Public Policy.”
“The rank of University Professor is Georgetown’s highest professional honor that recognizes extraordinary achievement in scholarship, teaching and service,” the school states.
Hillary Goes Back to School
Fauci, Georgetown, and the Swamp are bound by an interesting nexus involving political power, elitist sensibilities, and a highly-influential progressive religious order that runs the ostensibly Roman Catholic academic institution. The overlap has alarming ideological repercussions that explain so much of what is happening in America today.
Hillary Clinton holds enormous sway at Georgetown, as well. In 2011, she founded the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS). Its mission statement is “to examine and highlight the roles of women in fostering peace and security and growing economies worldwide.”
GIWPS Executive Director Melanne Verveer “served as the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, a position to which she was nominated by President [Barack] Obama in 2009,” the school boasts. The Advisory Board includes one current and one former Goldman Sachs executive, the wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, a retired former United Nations general and a retired four-star admiral, and the president of the federally funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting, parent company of PBS. Nice power grouping there. But note the essential agenda, which is devoted to social change.
ACLU National Legal Director David Cole made headlines in Sept. 2021 when he co-authored an astonishing op-ed for The New York Times with a colleague in which the two claimed that mandatory coronavirus vaccination “actually furthers civil liberties.” As Liberty Nation reported at the time, Cole’s ACLU bio notes that he “is on leave from Georgetown University, where he has taught constitutional law and criminal justice since 1990, and is the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy.”
“Cole is also an editorial board member for Just Security, a center-left ‘online forum for the rigorous analysis of national and international security’ that receives funding from progressive globalist billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. His name is on Just Security’s masthead at this moment.”
Just Security’s ties to Georgetown and the Biden administration are numerous. The university hosts Just Security events, and its professors frequently contribute articles to the organization.
“Two previous members of that organization’s advisory board are major players in the Biden administration; national security advisor Jake Sullivan and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines,” we noted. Here is a telling bio for one author at Just Security:
“Heidi A. Urben is Professor of the Practice and Director of External Education and Outreach in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Associate (Non-Resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.”
Yes, this is a perfect retirement home for Dr. Fauci.
Georgetown and Ruling Class Values
Then there are those Jesuit ties. The Catholic order that runs Georgetown has earned renown – or, depending on your point of view, infamy – since the early years of the 20th Century for its strident move into a progressive elitist camp.
Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, who herself holds an important medical establishment post as head of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, is a Georgetown grad. Grady “is a double Hoya who received her bachelor’s in nursing and biology and Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown,” the university states. “Grady and Fauci were married at Dahlgren Chapel in 1985, had their three daughters at Georgetown University Hospital, and live within walking distance of the Washington, DC, neighborhood of Georgetown.”
“In facing the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Fauci said he relied on learnings from his Jesuit education, particularly in realizing the need to listen to community members affected by or at risk for HIV,” the school adds.
Fauci himself has saluted his Jesuit upbringing in a very odd way while receiving the 2021 “Humanist of the Year” award from the American Humanist Association, a pro-atheist/agnostic organization whose motto is “Good Without God.”
“The Jesuit education I had the good fortune to receive in high school and in college inspired my interest in philosophy and imparted important life principles,” Fauci said in accepting the award. “My outlook has since evolved to align with the concept of making the world a better place rather than being involved in organized religion. Yet these Jesuit principles have been an invaluable guide for decades in my role as a public health official.”
This is a crucial revelation, for it tells us much about what inspires our Swamp elites in Washington today. While many are nothing but self-serving grandstanders, a very significant number are True Believers in the need to harness the power of government to create a new reality, a better world.
So many of the ruinous public effects of federal COVID pandemic policy that Fauci is so greatly responsible for in his role as the point man of government response stem from this keen desire to use social engineering in pursuit of a sketchy and ill-defined “common good.” From Hillary Clinton to the Biden administration and the ACLU, it is a belief nurtured and advanced at Georgetown University.
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