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Donald Trump Was the Inevitable Result of Republicanism

Posted on January 26th, 2018 at 21:07 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


In 1997, a California neurologist named Stanley Prusiner won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of prions and the role that prions play in a number of severe neurological ailments, including “mad cow” disease and kuru, a disease found among the tribes of New Guinea that is spread by cannibalism. Prions are infectious proteins and, at the time Prusiner first announced his findings, much of the scientific community expressed doubts that simple proteins could be infectious agents. A lot of very smart people scoffed at the notion of a prion disease.

It has long been a contention at this shebeen that the Republican Party – and the conservative movement, which is its only animating life force – acquired a prion disease when Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains of supply-side economics and Protestant splinter theology back in the early 1980s. Prion diseases, like kuru, are progressive. The early symptoms can be as inconspicuous as a patient’s halting gate, or a citizen’s voting against his interests. The disease progresses and the high functions are eaten away until the patient is paralyzed and dies. I think, with the election of the president*, the Republicans may have drifted into the terminal stage.

  1. I hope a vaccine is being developed for all 3 diseases.

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